42
42

42

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.42therestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (914) 761-4242
  • Hours of Operation:
    MONDAY - Closed - Open for Private Events
    TUESDAY - THURSDAY - 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    FRIDAY & SATURDAY - 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM - Bar open until 1:00 AM
    SUNDAY - Closed - Open for Private Events

    Closed August 24th -September 8th (Open for Private Events only) Reopen September 9th for regular a la carte service.


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Portuguese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Goncalves
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Host your next event at 42 The Restaurant to guarantee your guests the most exceptional combination of cuisine by Chef Anthony Goncalves, impeccable service and beautiful venue settings. The one-of-a-kind tri-state area views. Amaze your guests as they celebrate your special occasion such as a wedding ceremony, wedding reception, after-party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, engagement, anniversary, birthday and more. Please contact us and ask for our Events Team.
  • Special Events: 42 The Restaurant offers special event dinners for Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks in the spring and fall, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, seasonal Sunday Brunches, and more. Please contact the restaurant for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: MTA Location
    16 Ferris Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10601
    (22.3 miles to Grand Central Terminal)

    Train Service
    HARLEM LINE
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available from The Ritz-Carlton Westchester.
    On-street metered parking, discounted rate and municipal parking lots also available.
A word from 42
Contemporary-casual and award-winning restaurant with Iberian New American cuisine and Tapas by Chef Anthony Goncalves located high atop the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. A stunning setting, creative menu, and exquisite service make for an unforgettable dining experience. An Open Table award winner for Best View and Most Romantic.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
42 reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (92)special occasion (84)fit for foodies (67)romantic (65)hot spot (37)neighborhood gem (33)vibrant bar scene (33)notable wine list (30)good for groups (26)late-night find (10)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Excellent!
    Domino
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We tried this restaurant for the first time during restaurant week. Very attentive service, wonderful view! Will definitely be back to try the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LIked the Ambiance but the food was questionable.
    Shann
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I ordered the Monkfish, which was suggested by the waiter as being a delicious meal; however it was not good at all and lacked flavor. The waiter was nice enough to let me switch my meal to the short rib. THe short rib was much better; however it also lacked flavor, I had to pile on the salt and pepper. The food was not impressive to me at all which I would not expect from such a fancy establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exquisite...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went there for restaurant week and left there very satisfied. Beat the crowds by dining a lot later in the evening but still received the best service. Dessert was magnificent and complements to the pastry Chef Lourdes. You are the best!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good
    Pete
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great food and the view can't be touched in Westchester. . Highly recommended for special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • changes are coming
    LizBeth
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We went to the restaurant 30 minutes prior to our reservation for a drink and we were sadden when we discovered the bar was closed...you'd think the person that called me that afternoon to confirm the reservation would've mentioned that small detail. It appears 42 is undergoing some MAJOR changes. The main floor and upper level are becoming "private event" space, so the bar was closed and main floor was empty...looked like a ghost town, not a trendy restaurant. We were seated right away due to the fact we had 30 minutes to kill. When I made the reservation through OpenTable, I requested a window table as it was my friend's first time at 42 and we were sat in a corner... NO VIEW, NO light... we were in darkness!!! It was so dark due to the lack of lighting, we need to use our iPhones to read the extreme tiny piece of paper the menu was printed on. The food was good... better than it has been in years...however it was lacking flare... the food was nothing special. Change is good, 42 is changing and from the sounds of it, for the worse... in the end the restaurant will be jammed into the existing bar space (seating for 30) and the bar will no longer be, space for 11... GOOD LUCK!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was our fourth visit. Appetizers, Mains,and Desserts were excellent - delicious and beautifully presented. I was amazed at how good the short ribs were. Service was attentive; not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Paul
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We had heard about 42 for years. We went during Restaurant Week and I'm glad we did. They gave a lot of selections. I wouldn't have wanted to waste money ordering from the regular menu. My wife had a good steak. I had short ribs which were average.. I ordered a bottle of wine to enjoy the dinner. Service is poor. They don't bring bread, butter or oil. They do t even bring condiments. Water is not refilled. The place has great views and would be nice for drinks and snacks but eat somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    it was very foggy, so we had no view. very disappointed that there is no more bar. menu did not wow me, just ok. thought the service would be better, server walked by several times without asking if we wanted another cocktail. place is overrated.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible
    OutallthetimeVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Went November 11, 2014. I watched as the waiter put bread on everyone's table but mine, they served beef without a steak knife, had to ask several times for water. After dinner they served cappuccino while we waited 20 minutes for dessert. I did complain to the manager who could only apologize. The staff are dressed with their bellies sticking out and one waitress must of come to visit and brought her young child. When the bill arrived do you think they would have comped the one glass of wine??? No!! Instead they brought the wrong bill and the argued about voiding it and said they would just do an adjustment. The manager said he would be in touch but.......still waiting.....oh yes, the next day my card was charged over $500.00!!!
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  • A great value for Restaurant week!
    DebQuin
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We enjoyed the lovely ambiance and of course the view that 42 is so famaous for. The food was first rate and was not a lower grade or less than what you would normally get when dining there however I will mention that if you do order a prime rib there is in tiny writing below the entree that there is an additional charge of $29.00 which is very small and hard to see. I was disappointed by that move and felt that the waiter should have mentioned it to us when ordering. Other than that it is a first class restaurant and does not disappoint in the food and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for restaurant week :
    vangg
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    nice selection of food, served timely and unhurried, correctly temperatured and with friendly knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food with a view to match!
    tripletmomVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a wonderful evening. Great food, great views, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    MiaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    nice romantic spot, enjoyed cocktails, did not get to experience the view as it was late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    Nick
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We decided to go to 42 for Restaurant Week and had an amazing time. The food and service were excellent. I hadn't been there in some time but was not disappointed. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing and confusing
    localresident
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant was difficult to navigate despite numerous attempts to get directions. The hotel charges diners for valet parking and there was no one in the lobby directing people to the elevator. The service and food were mediocre and there was an up charge for most of the more desirable dishes. We went for restaurant week to sample the food. Too bad what we ordered was not outstanding. Moreover, the wine steward has his backside to our table for about 15 minutes while he was talking to the couple at the next table. How inconsiderate!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in the sky line
    Eusian2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have been in the 42 twice already. On our first visit, we were seated in the middle of the dining room, the ceilings are high, and we were impressed with the food , not the view since it was a Rainy day. It could also be noisy. On our 2nd visit, we were seated in the mezzanine, with the magnificent view of downtown white plains at night. Decor is gorgeous!! It was restaurant week, so the menu is limited. And although, the food is very good and the portions are just right. The best part of my meal was the apple pie with ice cream.... It was heaven! I waited very long for the dessert but it's really worth it. Service is okay, they were busy on Friday night. Overall, wonderful experience, food, and decor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth going
    105OVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Nothing was very good. Told to wait but no seats in the bar and dining room was half empty. Weak menu for restsurant week. Small portions of bland good. Salad was supposed to be local cheddar and apple - Never found them but still better than dey tasteless salmon main courses short rib snd monk fish both porrtions and not very good. Desert was ok. Wine was overpriced when they finally brought it. Not worth it even with restaurant week price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Leftovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    One of our waiters mixed up the food to go home. I ended up with someone else's at my table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sit upstairs for romance
    AntgioVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    What a great experience. My review was based on sitting in the upstairs level. Quite romantic and quiet. Sat by window for an amazing view. Lower level was noisier and less romantic. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Good Value during Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband and I came here during restaurant week and ordered from the special $29.95 menu. The menu had a nice variety of appetizers and main courses. We both enjoyed all our courses and the elegant presentation. We left very impressed with 42 and agreed we would return for a special occasion. The only disappointment was the bread. For a restaurant of this caliber, one would expect quality bakery style portuguese or Italian bread instead of soft supermarket tasteless bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meme
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Pretty restaurant with a great view. Food was very disappointing from appetizers, entrees to dessert. However drinks were good. Service was redundant. We would never go back except to have drinks at the bar.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 42 - Don't Go
    42Review
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, the view is great and the service was excellent, but the food left a lot to be desired. The main dishes came out cold and even after they were sent back, they only came out lukewarm.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A room with a view
    TheDon
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    42 offers good food and a spectacular view. All courses where better than expected. Overall a satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy
    Djy78
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Restaurant week has been good to me and so I thought I'd try this restaurant as well. Having been there before on a date I expected speedy service and well prepared dishes, but it ended up being a long night of waiting for our dishes that were not quite top-of-the rocks. My dish was lukewarm and a little overcooked, and we waited 20 minutes for our desert. In the meantime we were offered desert wine and coffee/capuccino three times by two different waiters. Needless to say, it was not quite the experience I aimed for when I picked the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining in the sky
    dineandwine
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Visited 42 during restaurant week and was surprised that we can only order from the restaurant week menu and not from their regular menu. We ordered as directed and found the food to be just o.k. 42 usually has a great menu with great dishes but I was a bit disappointed by the quality of what was offered as the plates were not we were used to . The monkfish was bland, the steak was chewy and my Bronzino was cold and on the dry side. The best part of the evening was the service and the drinks. Will visit again, but not during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again during Restaurant Week
    DobbsDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It felt hectic and the hostesses seemed overwhelmed. The service was fine but not as attentive as usual. The food was good and it does have a nice view. But there are so many places in Westchester with great food, this was not exceptional. Too many items on the menu had surcharges (the surcharge for the steak was more than the full menu..why include it?) The bread was HORRIBLE. IT was as if they just bought it from the supermarket..cold and hard and tasteless. With a fixed and limited menu it shouldn't have felt so out of control. I am in no rush to return which is too bad because we have had some lovely meals there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HappyCouple14
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The service was good, but not impressed with the "sophistication" of it. We were expecting a little more "wow" factor, but did not feel that. The food was good, but not great. We had the bread selection, some select cheeses, and the lamb chops and ribeye for main entree. The wine was delightful. Also, their attention to request for our anniversary was well received. We would recommend for a special occasion, but not for a frequent visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruth
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Lovely location great creative tapas selections. Attentive knowledgable wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before you could eat your food ..
    Kbg351VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    You'd have to find it!! I guess they keep it dark because of the night "view" .. Except there are just the lights of White Plains.. Probably ! a better view in the day time then you could see the surrounding landscape. I literally couldn't see the food on my plate! Nor my dining companions face.! The food was okay.. Nothing special..and 16$ glass of wine! Puh!leeze! Spend your money: see your food and companion, and eat downstairs at BLT!
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  • 42
    Likegreatfood
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food was very good. Service was outstanding. Great view for miles. We ate early 5-7 so I don't know how loud it is later, but it was wonderfully quiet while we were there. My only disappointment was the wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply amazing
    Nice
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I don not have one single complaint. The food was EXCELLENT, the service was very attentive and the view atop the Ritz Carlton was beautiful. Perfect romantic date spot. According to our waiter, the chef changes the menu every week, so I will use that as an excuse to visit this restaurant weekly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Excellent Service, Modern Decor, Great Food and A Wonderful View. Reasonably Priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience
    teachone
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great ambiance with an excellent food selection. I would highly recommend this location for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated
    mpmfloatnVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Nothing special for the money. Ordered lamb chops. Was told could only order MEDIUM and up...4 small over cooked chops. Could only take advantage of happy hour if seated at bar as opposed to a table. Even had to pay for bread. We were there with a gift certificate. Would not return or recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great night!
    SoccerDad
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place! Food was awesome. Would go back anytime and definitely would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    the noise was terrible the servers forgot about us because they were to busy tending to a party i was very upset with the dinner overall and it was for my boyfriends birthday so i was embarassed and the dinner was ruined
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food
    SupperThyme
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our third time at 42 over the last several years and each time was completely different in terms of food. The food is always outstanding as is the service. Yet, this recent visit we found the menu confusing - is it really tapas/ The "entree' that was suggested surely came out as a tapas portion, yet it wasn't. I feel a special occasion spot such as this should offer a tapas menu and a separate full menu. That would attract us to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extremely dissapointing
    Jake
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Resembles upscale coffee shop. Food was good, not great. Service was fine however food comes out randomly so you are in and out of the place very quickly- not leisurely dining. Atmosphere and ambiance non existant although allegedly supposed to resemble Portuguese shipping dock??? Not worth the effort or the money. Considering affiliation with Ritz Carlton, I would have expected more elegance and ambiance - Entire party felt same.
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  • Great romantic spot
    InwoodFoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I returned this year after fleeing a year ago due to loud DJ music and a bit of a scene. This year they seem to have sectioned off an area for those of us interested in more conversation-the food was terrific, the service was really, really awesome, and the wine was amazing. They could use a better beer list-nothing too interesting there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The new White Plains
    Zingmama
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Haven't dined in WP for years but this is spectacular. My husband was greeted with birthday wishes from every staff member (thx Open Table). All tables had a lovely view. From up high, WP is amazing. Wcould see forever--the Hudson and the early autumn hills. Cocktails,were inventive and divine. We chose tapas, starting with a delicious meat and cheese selection and moving through grilled octopus, a yummy fig and goat cheese sandwich, salmon, sirloin cubes, butternut squash and very yummy dessert complete with candle (no embarrassing singing to my husbands delight). We will definitely return for a special occasion. Only negative...the Warholesque mural of George Washington in the bar is disturbing on so many levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate