30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn
30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn

30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lordjefferyinn.com/
  • Phone: (413) 835-2011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Dino Giordano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Small private dining room with round table that seats up to 8 guests. There is also the Greenhouse Room that seats up to 16 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Green 4138352004x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn
Inspired by contemporary wine country living, our new full-service restaurant provides an elegant and comfortable atmosphere that embraces the beauty of our natural surroundings. Our enticing menu places a large emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine prepared with natural, farm-fresh local ingredients. The restaurant offers an approachable and creative wine list where each offering is hand selected with the intention of creating the perfect compliment to your meal. During the warm-weather season, outdoor dining is available. Other options at 30Boltwood include a small private dining room for up to 8 guests and our greenhouse room that showcases a common table that seats up to 16 people.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (31)fit for foodies (21)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (9)good for groups (9)great for lunch (8)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Overwhelmed server, uninspired menu
    Bostonian
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Dined here for brunch on a weekend morning. Servers unorganized and unresponsive. Our party was seated without sufficient silverwear and it took multiple requests to obtain another fork. Every request (ie: salt and pepper, coffee, sugar, etc) required multiple reminders as our server was forgetful and appeared overwhelmed. Perhaps this was due to an unexpected crowd, but it was disappointing nonetheless. Brunch menu was nothing special: pancakes, eggs, bagels, etc. I expected more from the Boltwood considering it is housed in a fine inn.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    elisheva
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My first time eating at 30 Boltwood and it was wonderful. The host and waitresses were all very nice and gladly offered up suggestions. The chef, Rich, was so kind and came out to our table. The food was some of the best I have ever eaten and the Brooklyn Julep was made wonderfully. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bridgewater
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Looking for a nice place for a Sunday brunch before attending an event at UMass. Wanted somewhere that had reservations. Pleasantly surprised. Everything was SO GOOD. I recommend The Lord Jeffery Inn to anyone visiting Amherst
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    30 Boltwood was a wonderful venue for a special lunch with a retiring colleague. Service professional, courteous, and prompt. Food selection suited all. A gracious event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Weekend Capper
    We8here
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My family and I visited 30 Boltwood for Sunday brunch following a weekend of activities at UMass. The atmosphere is elegant but very comfortable. The food and service were great. We will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very warm and cozy with good food
    ILikeRealFood
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Warm and cozy with excellent food. Scallops were delicious. Waitress was attentive and friendly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    OmNomMomVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We wanted a place near our daughter's college (Mount Holyoke) that took reservations. Surprisingly, none of the places in Northampton or other areas do - except 30 Boltwood. We were very pleasantly surprised that they did - and we had an excellent meal. We were a group of 5 and were seated at a large round table in a nice windowed alcove area. Nice tablecloths, big coffee cups. Food choices, while somewhat more limited (this is not a buffet brunch) were very good. A few of our party had lunch items (grilled ham/cheese with fig jam, squash with quinoa) others had breakfast items (bagel and lox, eggs and steak) We were offered coffee promptly, and the entrees came out quickly too. All very good. Prices were quite reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 30 boltwood
    UMass78
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Cocktails were original, outstanding. Salads were good and fresh. Entrees were original, tasty, but portions were small, leaving a couple of us hungry later that night. The outdoor fireplace seating area makes for a convivial, friendly touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • where to eat when in Amherst....
    knittykitty
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It's a sure bet - just had duck confit - with side of brussel sprouts and potatoes - divine for a fall early evening. The service is excellent. Kyla, the manager is a gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rare delight
    Fourseasons
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Crisp and classy ambience, quality food artistically created, warm, efficient service. Quiet enough for conversation, we will definitely return for great food in a tastefully appointed room. We also enjoyed a relaxing prelude in the lovely, comfortable Lord Jeff lobby waiting for our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but mixed opinion in group
    Anne
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I loved the restaurant . It is beautiful, so pretty, calm, sophisticated...... staff were so so nice and accommodating. Two of us thought every morsel of food was spectacular. The third person was very disappointed in his steak...gristle, fat... it was not enjoyable. The drinks from the bar were excellent, and also the wine. I think price-wise it was a good value for the food and drinks.. My pork was perfectly done as was our other companion's duck---- she raved about the duck. Boltwood is a very special place and I do want to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second time's the charm
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated my birthday at 30 Boltwood, with very good food, great service and warm ambiance! We had gone to the Boltwood about three years ago, shortly after it opened, and were a bit disappointed with the food. Now three years later, we decided to try again because the reviews online have been very good and we had liked everything else about it--the ambiance, the location. And this time we were rewarded because everything was great! We liked the mushroom amuse bouche very much, the squash and the seafood starters were tasty and inventive, and the entrees were equally good. And we loved the desserts too! Our server, Andrew, gave us just the right amount of friendly attentiveness. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific experience in Amherst
    DelawareDiner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We met our daughter and her friends (students at a local college) for drinks and dinner at 30 Boltwood. The staff was attentive and helpful as we moved from relaxed cocktails on the patio (with delicious charcuterie) to the dining room. Everyone's entree was well-prepared and interesting. Service was outstanding both during dinner and when we (the parents) returned for breakfast the next day. We would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attentive
    LJI3
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Friendly, attentive and attractive surroundings and staff. Food was quite good and not too pricey. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never tire of Boltwood
    knittykitty
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    ...when I am in the Norhtampton-Amherst are this is my go-to place....the staff is fabulous....the food is inventive and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keegan Ead
    keeead
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service was top notch. Food was great, especially salmon. Oh god. So good. A nice night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 139 reviews are from the 30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn reviews archive.
  • Very Pleasant Dinner
    SKDNYC
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I appreciated the off menu plain steak and french fries option for my two sons. Excellent house salad with very fresh local produce. Salmon dish was a little ambitious, but ok. Very pretty interior and welcoming outdoor porch option. Great wait staff. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amherst Elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were visiting Amherst for the weekend, the Lord Jeffery Inn was booked but we were able to dine at 30 Boltwood--such a great meal! Wonderful specialty cocktails, a gorgeous outdoor lounge area and covered porch for dining, inside the dining room is dim, cozy and inviting. The staff were friendly, small but varied menu, high quality ingredients. I had a seafood stew with a nice peppery kick, and we loved the peach galette with peppered caramel! We liked it so much we came back for brunch on Sunday--homemade oatmeal, and eggs benedict with pork shoulder---mmmmm! A real find in Amherst.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We stayed at the Lord Jeffery Inn for two nights, ate at 30 Boltwood five times while there. The culinary highlight of the weekend was the Farmers Market lunch for those at the Inn on that package, but all the meals were excellent. The wine list is notable and the service especially friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for lunch!
    Amherstlocal
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I've dined here for dinner before, but never lunch-will definitely return! Waitstaff were attentive but not intrusive. We started with watermelon margaritas, which were refreshing and delicious. The cobb salad was not presented in the traditional "chopped" format, but was still good, served with a very light ranch dressing. There was a selection of sorbets for dessert, which were a perfect end to the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointedDiners
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went there on a thursday night and it was busy but not overly crowded. Was going to have the duck - they were out of it, decided to try the pork loin and they were out of that, too. They only had two beers on draft. They one that I wanted - they just ran out of it. Next I had to wait twenty-five minutes for my second choice beer to be delivered to the table which was located across from the bar. The locally grown salad greens were wilted, my wife's meal did not come with the carrots that were part of her meal. The bread was delivered considerably after the salad was served and consumed. The salmon and the steak were perfectly cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Memorable Experience
    travtodin
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is the second great experience I have had at the Boltwood...The Staff is amazing, well trained, very cordial, yet professional..I was entertaining a guest from Florida in her mid 80's, and I, myself, have two food allergies Gluten and Dairy and we were accommodated on all levels. We were not rushed, we had time for a lovely visit and it was a Sunday afternoon 1:15 Brunch....Thank you Thank you Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We asked for an outdoor table a day before our reservation and the hostess said she would take care of it. I called back an hour beforehand and the host told me they had us inside. No explanation or trace of apology. Even an "I am sorry we couldn't honor your request" would have been a better response.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime
    Mikeatehere
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was the most expensive meal we have ever had, but it was worth the experience. We were exposed to favors we had never experienced before. We've always wanted to try 30 Boltwood and we are glad we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the prices
    Nutmeg
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had heard bad reviews for years but bored of our usual restaurants, we decided to give 30 Boltwood a try. The ambience was great, but the menu was small and the prices were expensive. I got the chicken. The vegetable sides were not good, but I was happy with the chicken. My boyfriend got the rib-eye and ordered it medium rare. It came out well done. He informed the server and the server replied, "Oh, do you want us to make you a new one?" My boyfriend felt bad asking for a new one because the server seemed put out. So he said not to worry about it and ate it anyway. When the bill came out, the server hadn't adjusted the price of the steak at all. We paid full price for everything. We were not impressed and will never eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant meal
    Flipdoggirl
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed every scrumptious bite. Everything was prepared to perfections.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    yum1
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Everything was amazing: food, atmosphere and staff. Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary Meal!
    jbronner13
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with dinner at 30 Boltwood. We had looked at the menu online and liked what we had seen. Upon receiving our menus we found that the proteins were all the same but the accompaniments were slightly different than listed online to reflect available local, seasonal ingredients. The wines were very reasonably priced and the portion sizes were perfect (some might consider the portion sizes small but given the richness of the food the serving size was appropriate). Additionally, the server gave us a dessert medley on the house since it was our anniversary. Our experience was excellent start to finish and we will certainly dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected Find!
    MHCalumsVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Beautiful urban chic redo of a historic Inn. Food was unexpectedly reasonably priced and excellent. Presentation could use a little work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    CulinaryKate
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Lovely dining room and outdoor seating. Food was presented beautifully and three of five of us loved our meals. My husband's steak was undercooked and his eggs over cooked. They cheerfully brought him a new plate and it was much better. The eggs Benedict suffered from too little hollandaise and the pulled pork that served as the ham/bacon was bland. Desserts were yummy and innovative. I'd give the place another chance to wow me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very nice setting, however portions were too small. Not what we expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A charming return to 30 Bolwood.
    JeanneVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    30 Boltwood continues to be consistently wonderful with creative dishes and spectacular wait staff. Best restaurant in Amherst,MA.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricy for what you get
    BWJ3
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food is good, but at these prices I expect better. The outside dinning is very nice and drinks around the fire pits is a real nice touch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Easter Brunch
    Mamster
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Wonderful food and selection of entree choices. The brunch began with a buffet that we would have been perfectly content with on its own, followed by a choice of entree and dessert. My only quibble would be that the entree choices were skewed more toward dinner items (lamb) than breakfast (eggs benedict) and we were there in the morning, but honestly, if you couldn't find something you liked that would be your problem. A+++++, Would go again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • American Gourmet in Amherst
    ViMausVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Fresh ingredients wonderfully prepared in a spacious and comfortable setting. Outstanding cocktails. Very gracious service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent, service not so much
    foster
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Boltwood is a very nice restaurant next to Amherst College. Our reception was cordial (including letting us pick a nicer table) and the friendly female bartenders made my wife and me lovely cocktails. The food was quite tasty, esp the duck and salmon entrees and the choc soufflé for desert. Unfortunately we had a bad waiter (and in this relatively small restaurant his managers surprisingly did not pick up on this). It was nearly 20 mins before we first saw him, he exhibited little enthusiasm or knowledge when we ordered, only five of our six entrees came out at the same time for which there was no apology or even acknowledgment. Oh well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a terrific evening of great food and wine. Staff was friendly and welcoming from our greeting at the door, throughout the meal and then afterward, as we stayed at our table and talked, long after the check had been paid. Our reservations were for7:30, but we did not leave the restaurant until 12:00. Our waiter continued to refill our water glasses and treated us consistently for as long as we stayed. We will certainly return to this friendly place, not only for the spectacular food, but also for the friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative, versatile gem
    PattiP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Out of towners who needed a nice place to dine and this restaurant was accommodating and welcoming. Menu very interesting and service was impeccable. The hostess was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I loved the creative touches to the menu. The "Spring dug parsnip cake" was delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30 Boltwood is Impressive!
    food4though
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I visited 30 Boltwood with my family and a few friends and had a great time. As a long time vegetarian who has eaten in many different settings I found the variety of vegetarian options to be quite good. The waiters were very kind and attentive to our needs, and the noise level in the restaurant was such that it was easy to hold a conversation without distraction.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.