5A5 Steak Lounge
5A5 Steak Lounge

5A5 Steak Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.5a5stk.com/
  • Phone: (415) 989-2539
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour
    Mon-Fri: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Dinner:
    Mon-Thu: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Fri-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sun: 5:30pm - 9pm

    Special Hours:
    New Year's Eve: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    (Prix-Fixe Menu)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Allen Chen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 5A5 Steak Lounge offers full catering services and event coordination. Our event team hosts can provide off-site catering and event production at your home, office or other venues of your choice.

    From cocktail parties, corporate luncheons to sit down dinners and weddings, we can take care of all your food and beverage event details.
  • Entertainment: Tuesday to Saturday: Live Pianist
  • Special Events: James Healey
    James@5a5stk.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battery Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking on site (Mon - Sat)
    Street Parking
A word from 5A5 Steak Lounge
5A5 Steak Lounge is San Francisco's first 'Steak Lounge' - a stylish and contemporary take on the traditional steakhouse with the upbeat ambiance of a cocktail lounge. Executive Chef Allen Chen (Alexander's Steakhouse) has developed an outstanding menu which both complements and explores the boundaries of the traditional 'steak & potatoes' fare. Steaks: we serve 100% Japanese Wagyu, US Certified Angus Beef, American and Australian 'Kobe'. A5 is the highest grade of beef in the world. 5A5- 5 senses/the A5 experience. 5A5 Steak Lounge is conveniently located in the northern FiDi, perfect for happy hour, dining, and late night cocktails. Please view our website for happy hour specials and other events.
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5A5 Steak Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (122)fit for foodies (96)romantic (84)good for groups (61)notable wine list (57)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (43)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (15)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Excellent food and great service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Was pleasantly surprised with the food. Very tasteful without being too salty. Nice atmosphere and had valet. Excellent service and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary find!
    Savory1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food and service was outstanding! Every dish was well executed and every bite was delicious. Do not miss the tempura lobster tails!! We have eaten at many of SF's fine dining locations and 5A5 is the best we have experienced in a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very nice & accommodating staff; very pretty inside. Moderately expensive, but quality wasn't really there in either steak we ordered (filet and ribeye). In the bar prior to being seated the bartender was friendly, quick with service and the drinks were good. It seemed like it took us forever to get another drink and have our order taken once we were seated and the restaurant was not very busy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow start. Epic ending.
    brax10
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Started out slow. Kind of hard to find our server and they messed up our first drink order. But i think we were just hungry, because as soon as the bread came, it was delicious and it only got better until the end of the meal. Prime rib, boneless ribeye, and the fish. "Delicious."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak Restaurant HANDS DOWN!
    GnJFonni
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great atmosphere, Awesome service, Amazing food. We started with the hamachi & oyster appetizers which were bursting with flavor. We ordered the 4oz. A5 Ribeye Miyazaki Wagyu beef, the 10oz. Filet mignon, & an order of the macaroni & cheese topped with pieces of lobster tail. Both meats came out at the same time to differentiate the types of cut. Now I thought I had been eating the top choice whenever I would order the Filet mignon wherever I would go. This Filet mignon tasted like a regular Safeway steak compared to the A5 ribeye. So much flavor, super tender & juicy its a WOW type of flavor. The macaroni was exquisite & how could I forget about the amazing bacon bread! Super pricey but It's worth every bite! this place deserves 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Came recommended by a friend of a friend. Thought I was going to get a great steak. Steak was average. Prepared in Japanese style. Not bad, but not worth the price. Manhattan much better for a similar price. Waiter was great. Valet was asleep. Staff happy and personable. But a "tasting" plate of steak of four 4oz cuts for $525?? For $525 I want much more than a "taste". Rib Eye was just "okay". I don't usually go to a high end restaurant for mac and cheese, but it was a side recommended by the waiter. Had a great weekend in San Francisco. Would have been nice to say I had a great meal. A bit noisy. A 30th Birthday Party was next to us. Would have thought it was a 16th by the way they yelled and carried on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything but the steak
    Joseph
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Wife and I had our date night here and we had a great time. 5A5 is a cool place with a great vibe. Great lighting, live piano player, and excellent service. We got the truffle fries and lobster tempura for an appetizer and both were amazing. In fact all the food we had was amazing except for the steak oddly enough. Sides and desserts were good, but the steak was nothing special especially for a place that calls itself a steak lounge. My steak was covered in a bacon jam that overpowered the taste of the steak and the steak itself was a little tough and chewy. Not bad, by any means, just not as good as I had hoped for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    BSteurn
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It was our first time dining at 5A5 Steak Lounge & it will not be our last. Layla* was our server & she was amazing! Informative & attentive! The food was tasty, but the exceptional customer service is what won me over. The whole staff overall was warm & friendly. I have nothing negative to say about my experience. 5 stars & two thumbs up in my book!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In a word...amazing!
    mdufala
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Best waygu beef I've had. Wait staff was attentive and was always spot on with suggestions. The hamachi appetizer was amazing, and the chef even send out a little sample for you to try. It was a true 5 course meal that did not leave you wanting to take a nap. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a true dining experience. (Note: the noise level isn't a fair rating because the Giants had just won the World Series and everyone was watching/listening to the game on their phones. I would sumise that it is a very quiet dining room on a regular night).
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak In The City!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    WOW! We bought the Costco certificates and are still in shock over how amazing it was! The food was incredible, the service was outstanding! It was beyond a five star experience for a bargain price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak House in SF
    gilmoreit
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    we came special from SJ to dine at 5A5. highly recommended, for the food, service, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer
    admnikeman
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was superb. A perfect birthday celebration spot where the staff and the ambiance made for a memorable and lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Not Your Typical Steakhouse
    jonapVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were recommended 5A5 by our hotel concierge. Mind you, it has a very clubby feel. The menu is a mixture of American/Japanese meat options, especially with Wagyu beef. Our salads, Wagyu sliders, and Lamb Duo were delicious! It is kind of expensive but it is worth it if you want something other than your typical steakhouse chain offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    BrianDotNet
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were there for the steak and it was not disappointing at all. Both service and food were awesome. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rush, rush, rush
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was second time eating here... never again. Their dry-aged meat is pretty good, but too sinewy for the price. What kills this place for me, though, is the service. When I'm clearly enjoying a $130 half-bottle of wine, I don't appreciate people coming up to my table four times asking me if I'm ready to pay. Rushing customers is all-too-common in the US (and I've been a waiter, so, yes, I understand the logic of turning tables). However, at $225/person before tip, such behavior is simply unacceptable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I would certainly pick this restaurant for special occasions. Items a little pricey, but overall my husband and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great food, the extras, and we must applaud our waiter, Ryan W.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5A5--a consistent favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    5A5 is our go-to, particularly when attending performances across the street at the Eureka Theater. The menu is great--hors d'oeuvres can satisfy for a light repast or the main menu is full of wonderful offerings. Perfect cocktails and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Gigib
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The meals are amazing. If you like beef, this is your place. The woman next to me got the ribeye and I think it was as big as her head. I had the small portion of the NY steak and it was cooked perfectly. I also had a lobster appetizer that was amazing. If you like high energy, ask to be seated in the middle of the main room. If you like it more quiet, you can be seated in the outer parts of the room. All in all, great food and a good atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JakeWVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Staff is phenomenal, food is good, and the pianist is amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing service
    peoplez
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I was running late... no problem... I dont drink alcohol... no problem, I wanted immediate service, no problem. Quick appetizers.... no problem. Amuse Bouch in between servings... no problem. an actual rare steak that was hot on the outside, and warm on the inside.... no problem. juicy chicken that was tasty with crispy skin... no problem. Loved the service. parking was a bear, but when is it not in the city. I will be going back with friends in the future. Fun environment that is made for groups. i would have liked a bit more privacy, but hey its a public restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak & Wine!
    adamsa25
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great service, great menu, great night. Will definitely be back for another hot date and more cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for a birthday
    yourstartupgirl
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I called ahead to reserve a spot for my brother's birthday and they were more than accomodating. Not only did they give us an awesome table, they were incredibly attentive, and brought out a birthday cake without me even asking! Other notable things: a complimentary mini-appetizer and palate cleanser...along with a visit from the owner of the restaurant! Everything was perfect. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The steaks and service was fabulous. I had the Waygu beef - it was rich as butter and fork tender. The bartender was great- you felt welcomed to the restaurant. A very hip vibrant feel- especially on a Monday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat.
    trcaptain
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I booked this place to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we were not disappointed. Food was great, the service was even better. Out total tab was over $200.00 but worth it. Through out the meal we were presented with different sample bites from the chef, each was very tasty. We plan to eat here on our next visit to San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    Rebby
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was a pleasant experience that I would not mind having at least once a month! Made reservations for a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday for a friend from out of town. In this instance, price was of no conern to us. We were celebrating and ready to enjoy every moment. Upon arrival, the hostess was welcoming and provided exceptional attention. She greated us enthusiastically, took our coats and seated us promptly. Once seated, our waiter was beyond expectations! He spent extra time explaining the menu, walking us through the Waguy beef raising process, provided us with options that were not only sharable, but patron favorites. He was constantly checking on us, refilling beverages often and made the entire experience worth every dime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good & excellent service
    Hovah
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful experience and overall dining. The appetizers and the main course (New York Steak) was superb. I will definitely be back on my next bonus and/or other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak SF Financial district
    Shivanlord
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Highly recommend this fabulous steak house. The food and presentation were excellent and the owner is very passionate about visiting with their guests to ensure they are pleased with the food and experience. Great place to take your date, significant other or special guest(s). Wine list is superb as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    service was excellent, wait staff was very friendly. The 50% wagyu filet was very tender but not a tasty as the ribeye. Brussel sprouts were a little overcooked. Great place to go on a special ocasion
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner With Friends
    JOHNVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My friends and I had a great dinner here on a Saturday night. I loved the crowd, the service, the food and the wine. On top of that...our bill was surprisingly reasonable for what we ordered. I'll be back here next time I'm in San Fran.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    GoodFood8VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been here several times and the service has been excellent. It hasn't been perfect but they always apologize and take care of anything that isn't right. It's an expensive place so you'll have to spend some money to truly enjoy the variety and quality of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but not great steak
    Sorina
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I picked this restaurant becuase I thought for sure the steak would be the star. Unfortunately, it was their weakest item. The atmosphere was nice, the service was good, but the filet was a bit tough. For the price, I expect it to be at least as good as what I cook at home, and it just wasn't. It wasn't a bad experience, but not a memorable one and I wouldn't likely return again in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mind-blowing!
    Annalou
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We celebrated our engagement and a birthday on the same night. What can I say? it was really quite something. food was mind-blowing, service, like no other, amazing Vibe, and some great memories created. We wont forget it. EVER. thankyou!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • know your steaks
    EatLikeYouMeanIt
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went for dinner and T-bone was highly recommended by a colleague. I usually have a filet mignon, but gave this a shot. If you like T-bone, then 5A5 does an excellent job. The meat was salted, nicely grilled to bring out a strong flavor of the steak, and the sauce over the steak was a nice complement and did not mask/overpower the steak. I requested medium rare and they brought it out a bit too raw, but better this way than overdone and just had them fire it up a bit more. As I said, I prefer a filet to avoid the chewy parts that other cuts of meat have. 5A5 did a good job, but did not convince me to convert to a T-bone nor porterhouse. Next time, I'll try the filet and hope that the grilling and dry aging process is the same.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midwest approved!!!
    ILLdiner
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had a group of 6 of us from the midwest. Food was excellent! Everyone had something different and all were overwhelmed at how good it was! Waitress was a bit slow but it allowed us to take all of scenery in and enjoy the ambiance. Definitely need to come back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A5 ribeye was the best steak I've ever tasted. Dry aged bone-in NY strip with bacon jam and sous-vide egg was also excellent. We enjoyed the half-price wine on Mondays special as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst steak ever
    foodie1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Tads steak in NYC is better than this place. i'm a foodie and I have had steak everywhere (peter lugers, Sparks, Prime, Jacobs and Co, Mortons to name but a few. To compare this place to tad's steak in NYC should tell you how bad this place is. The steak was boiled literally no texture no searing . I ordered a 26oz bone in ribeye and it was horrible I can make it better in my own frying pan (which says a lot) I would never recommend this place to anyone.,
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  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was my sister's 30 birthday, and 5A5 offered her a nice one with great food, best service and a little surprise cake. Thanks Laila to give us a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a special occasion.
    SurlySam
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and had a wonderful evening. It's perfect for the special occasion that also calls for a hip scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Richard
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I came in for our anniversary dinner. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. They were very considerate food allergies and preferences. I enjoyed the lighting and how it adds to the lounge atmosphere. The food was simply divine. We ordered the truffle fries with the sriracha aioli, the A5 experience for the entree with the potato au gratin for the side dish, and the sorbet tasting and opera cake per waitress' suggestion. The beef from the A5 experience was very tender and flavorful. The potato au gratin was a great compliment. The sorbet taster had a wide variety of flavors and the opera cake was delicious and had wonderful texture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was amazing. I celebrated my birthday here with my boyfriend and it was perfect. The food was amazing and the service was great! I would definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.