25 Lusk
25 Lusk

25 Lusk

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.twentyfivelusk.com/
  • Phone: 4154955875
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm -11:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Dolan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Townsend
  • Public Transit: Cal-Train on 4th and Townsend Street, Muni N and T on King Street,
    Bus Lines -47,10,30,45,76,81X
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking lots available on Townsend Street within a 1 block radius.
A word from 25 Lusk
25 Lusk is a sophisticated, approachable fine dining restaurant specializing in seasonal contemporary American cuisine. All of the original exposed brick and massive timbers are still in place, creating a warm and inviting ambiance while maintaining the building's classic, industrial aesthetic.
The 9,800-square-foot space includes 120 seats in the main dining area, a spacious lower bar and lounge level, 30-35 seats in the private dining area, semi private dining for parties up to 14 people and a community dining table.
Perhaps the most unique element of the 25 Lusk transformations is the open space which allows soaring steel fire orb flues to pass from the main dining level to the lounge below. This design unifies the two-level space while still allowing each level to exist as a distinct venue. 25 Lusk's one-of-a-kind basement level bar and lounge offers a stylish and contemporary setting with an expansive selection of classic and modern cocktails.
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25 Lusk reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (68)special occasion (60)vibrant bar scene (52)romantic (50)good for groups (39)hot spot (37)notable wine list (32)neighborhood gem (29)late-night find (23)great for lunch (21)great for brunch (14)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Amazing food
    Pinocchio78
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food I was amazing and the services too. The waitress I was very nice and explain all the menu and help with suggestion
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    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    second time at 25 Lusk - both times dinner was extraordinary, staff very professional but also extremely nice. second time was a smaller group and I was paying, and am happy tosay we made a great choice taking our client there. Out of town client visiting from Florida loved the decor and ambiance and - being a foodie - they 101% approved of everything they ordered. Next time may take my wife there - not sure which night of the week would be good to diner 4 2 there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    25 Lusk is a complete and wonderful dining experience. The food, the staff and the environment were all top shelf. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place in SF
    DPad
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I always am taken care of at 25 Lusk. The ambience is perfect for that special occasion. Beautiful decor. Looks like a NY loft. Service is excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to any Foodie.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Dinner - Again
    GoodTaste
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Maybe check out the bar/happy hour bites but for $30 a plate this is one of the biggest rips in the city full of rips... Service couldn't be bothered. The "bread" was embarrassing... I think it was made by "Bimbo" in Mexico.. heels.. I was served 3 heels at one time! lol.. how does that even happen? Food was uninspired, low on taste, heavy on fat and oil/butter aka cover up for cheap ingredients... Expectations weren't that high, and even those weren't met.. had a really hard time leaving my usual 20% tip but can't bring myself to taking out my disappointment on the servers... even though our "head server" treated us like we had Ebola...
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  • Great find!
    Lyon2traveller
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We booked this restaurant for our 1st wedding anniversary after reading lots of great reviews - we were so pleased with our choice. When we arrived we went for a pre dinner drinks in the bar - the service was excellent and the bar deco and atmosphere were great. We got sat in a booth upstairs for dinner and had the taster menu with wine pairing. The food was amazing and the wine pairing made the experience even more special. We loved the warehouse feel - very modern. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting San Fran
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Sold - slow service!
    SJCStuVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The place needs to get over itself… We arrived a few minutes early for our 8:30 reservation and pointed to the lounge. At 8:45p we still hadn't been sat. It was closer to 9 before we had water. Ordering and bread followed slowly. We had planned to skip appetizers and go straight to the main course. We were encouraged by our server to order at least a couple starters because mains tend to take 30+ minutes to prepare… and he had already let us sit for long enough that he knew we would be really dissatisfied if we had to wait that long. I had a better meal at a gastro pub in Redwood city for much less the night prior. Overall the food was good, the venison and Waygu were very good according to others in my party the salmon was good.
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  • Great for drinks and appetizers
    Foodloversanonymous
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ordered the tempura octopus small plate which was exquisite - moist and bursting with flavor. We then moved upstairs for dinner. Again, great ambiance. We ordered the bruleed figs salad which absolutely awesome. By now our expectations were sky high as we ordered our entrees. My wife ordered the fresh king salmon and I ordered the Wagyu flap steak. We had recently experienced great Wagyu beef at another restaurant and I was really looking forward to 25 Lusk's preparation. Unfortunately we were both disappointed. The "fresh" King salmon lacked flavor and my Wagyu beef was very tough and the sauce quite lame. I wish it were not so but this was our experience. Great service throughout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wow!
    hbfam14VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A great dining experience at 25 Lusk! Really innovative tastes and exciting food prepared well and with flair! Service was also exceptional - our server explained each dish in detail and answered all our questions with specific knowledge of each dish and ingredient. They even made something for our 9 year old that she liked - but be aware this is really not a place for kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Tatovich
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Place is beautiful, the service great and friendly. Food was just delicious! We had a great time, will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Lobster Benedict!
    RobF
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    And they did not skimp on the lobster. YAY! I went to brunch with 3 friends this past Sunday and none of us had been to 25 Lusk before. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. I highly recommend. Next time...dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful as always
    mediadlsVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went there before a Giants game and it was a great experience. Get Caeser tO help with your wine. He will not disappoint...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch at 25 Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very enjoyable lunch at 25 Lusk. They were able to accommodate a moderate group with excellent service. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i haven't left hungry yet
    affordableCollectorVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    as a vegetarian, i have not left 25 Lusk still hungry. they make some delicious artistic creations. caesar is always a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe a bar/club, NOT a restaurant
    SincerelyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    25 Lusk should should be considered as a place to go for a cocktail, forget about the food it's very mediocre. Kitchen is slow, it took forever to get our food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HaveMealWillTravelVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I ordered the melon and cucumber salad for $14 as a starter. Plain and uninspired and not much of it, again for $14. Then the grilled lamb. Server suggested medium rare. I asked for medium. I got medium rare. At $38 for a couple of chops I expected it to be cooked perfectly. It needed another 5 minutes on the grill. There was virtually nothing distinguishing (marinade, herbs, seasonings) about the lamb. I have cooked much better myself on my grill at home and at a fraction of the cost.
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  • LOVED IT!
    rockyc
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our second anniversary at 25 Lusk this past weekend and absolutely LOVED it. It's on the pricier side of of the scale, but worth every penny! The restaurant's design is absolutely gorgeous and the ambiance was welcoming, romantic, and even sexy (if that makes any sense!). The food - Delicious! We had the Oysters with peanut, noodle, and lime sorbet (interesting combo but SO good), the Chicken fried Quail and the Flank Steak dishes - both amazing! The cocktails were good as well. Best past of all? The service. From the moment we sat down until the moment we left, the servers and staff were very attentive and accommodating. Made us feel like royalty for the night! =) We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uber cool and good food
    GeorgeGibbs
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    You wouldn't realise this was here big you just walked past the end of Lusk. It's really chic and cool. Great bars and good restaurant food. My only small point is that it is quite expensive and the bill can rack up if you aren't careful which I wasn't! That said, it was good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Food Near ATT Park
    Jango
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I decided to have dinner before going to the ball game on a Friday evening. Our usual places either didn't take reservations or couldn't take us before the game. I searched for restaurants near ATT Park and found 25 Lusk. It was awesome!!! The Melon and Cucumber Salad was incredible. The main dishes were great too. I had the Seared Ahi, and it was a generous portion served with interesting accompaniments. We will come back again at a time when we can enjoy the meal over a longer period of time without the deadline of a ball game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Love this place
    Alicat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always wonderful, we had the duck and the lamb, always delicious.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I came here the last night of our honeymoon - great food, great service, awesome wine list :) Easily one of the best restaurants we've been to!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Fantastic food and service
    dlev
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I met a friend here for lunch on a whim knowing little about this restaurant. The food was delicious. I had the seared tuna with foraged mushrooms (cooked and seasoned perfectly) and my friend at the special, which was a grilled shrimp on soba noodles with peas and mint. That was wonderful too (the mint was perfect, just a little hint). Our server (I forgot his name) was excellent! He was attentive and detail oriented (picked up unused lemon and straw from drink within a couple of minutes, for example), personable, helpful and easy on the eyes. The drinks looked really great, but I just had a glass of wine.
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    great for lunch
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  • prices way off
    gayla23
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If you like overpriced wine and $54 dollar pork chops this is your place. Very average wait staff and the absolute dumbest treatment of oysters, in shell on top of sherbet, ice.......I would only go to drink in the bar, the food is very pretentious and not really solid.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • n.y. vibe
    blissVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    25 lusk has that great n.y. vibe, i love everything about this place. the wait staff (steven) is terrific and the food outstanding, the best cocktails in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who Knew Great for Lunch?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I think of 25 Lusk as a fun night time bar/dining spot (which it is) and was pleasantly surprised with the lunch fare. All of us ordered the crab sandwich and it did not disappoint. Service was great also.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was interesting and very good. Entrees include vegetables, so separate order of sides is not necessary (vegetables side only is a trend is do not like) Presentation is excellent. Desserts are heavy on ice cream/sorbets. Service was attentive. I personally find the decor too dark and nightclubby - so we were glad to be seated at a table that received natural light through the window. It was easy to hold a conversation -- possibly because there was a Giants game and the restaurant was not crowded (note - Valet parking is cheaper than nearby Giants parking).
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  • Great for quail
    handyjim
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Menu very creative but some more traditional offerings would also have been nice...maybe a small green salad?
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Nanofnapa
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Excellent food and very creative. We had swordfish and duck and were pleased with the balance of ingredients and spices. Pitch perfect! The cocktail menu was exciting and the two specialty drinks we tried were delicious. The restaurant design is contemporary/industrial, very nicely done. Service was great. The server was knowledgable, friendly and gave us just the right amount of attention. An enjoyable experience!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Delicious!
    TTSFVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Came to 25 Lusk for lunch for the first time last week and had a delicious meal! The Fried Chicken daily special was outstanding and then Fish & Chips were delicious. Friendly fantastic service too! Don't skip dessert, it is always fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wonderful Service/Delicious Food
    SophiesDaddiesVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    On a lark, partner and I decided to enjoy a lunch at 25 Lusk. We went on a Monday, and the restaurant was very quiet. Received outstanding service from Catherin (waitperson) and Stephanie (manager). Our dishes (Fish and chips; Burrata and Fried Green Tomatoes) were delicious, and portions . . . especially considering it was lunch time . . . were extremely generous. All in all, great eatery tucked away in a tiny alley near Cal Train station.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great duck pate. Service was awkward and with hovering waiter.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great birthday evening
    David
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Waiters and receptionists are well trained, well mannered and extremely helpful and friendly. This is very rare nowadays so definitely something to cherish. Food was ok, I will definitely give it another try sometimes soon. Great decor and it was very quiet despite a busy evening. They really took care of us for our birthday evening, a nice place to enjoy food and relax at the same time after a long stressful day.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    Foodgal6VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The atmosphere was good and the food had great presentation, but many of the dishes had too much salt and definitely not worry the money. Wanted a fun night with the girls and this place did not deliver.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Put it on your list!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great food. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great cocktails. Cool decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dukeofdining
    DukeofDining
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This a terrific place with a fun atmosphere. Highly recommend it to anyone. Only downside was the bartender was also the server. Probably a good bartender but not a good server. Food was exceptional.Valet parking available but $14 seems a little steep.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening...but...
    LocalFussyFoodieFamilyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Another enjoyable evening at 25 Lusk.....with some BUTS.....I was with a "fussy" , AKA boring , eater and thus the menu didn't suit. Two side dishes were ordered as the meal and that went over very well. Well priced and perfect. On the other hand, I love the interesting menu but I have to say the portions are getting a tad pricey. I had a sashimi halibut small plate ...delicious but for $16 I would expect more than 1.5in x 2.5in sliver of fish. This is not some exotic rare catch. Black cod often comes small but this was a disappointment . And ditto for the melon cucumber salad....a few cubes scattered on the plate with the excellent dressing. Probably cost $1.00 of ingredients. The service was superb....
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Super slow service
    DiningOutVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Got there at 7pm did not leave until 930pm sat and waited for dinner for a long time. Forgotten drinks and multiple reasons why everything was slow - still do not know what to believe. For a $300 meal with 5 people service should be impeccable instead it was like a long movie that I wanted to end. Maybe next time they will get it together.
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  • A Real Find
    Rahdoo
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I joined a party of favorites to explore 25 Lusk via Dine About. We were all impressed and will return.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dukeofdining
    dukeofdining
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Wonderful place with great food and best of all very professional and happy servers. Not inexpensive but a very enjoyable and fun place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • overrated .
    die4wine
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Hostess was rude upon arrival, server greeted while we were being seate , left, and returned asking if we had any questuons but did not take drink / first course order. After about a half hour later proceeded to take food order. Seemed contradictory about the wine list, and recomended everything. I would have spent at least twice as much if the server was knowdlegeable and favored one dish or one wine regardless the price.
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    notable wine list
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