676 Restaurant and Bar
676 Restaurant and Bar
  • Address:
    676 North Michigan Ave
    Located on the Fourth Floor of the Omni Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

676 Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.676restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3129447676x
  • Hours of Operation:
    -BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 11:00am Saturday - Sunday (Buffet and a la carte) 6:300am - 11:30am Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 12PM - 2:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm Bar Menu (no reservations): Daily 3:00pm - 11:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Josh Hasho
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Banquet facilities available at the Omni Chicago Hotel. Sizes range from function rooms with A/V equipment to ballrooms suitable for large banquets.
  • Private Party Contact: Dawn Hooks 3129447676x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Huron St
  • Public Transit: Two blocks from the Chicago stop on the Red Line and right outside of any Michigan Avenue bus. On the corner of Michigan Avenue and Huron.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service available - $14.00 discounted fee applies.
A word from 676 Restaurant and Bar
676 Restaurant focuses on using ingredients from Midwest and local farmers whenever possible. The fare is approachable, organic and sustainable - local food treated the way it was intended.Chef accentuates the food selection with an ever changing selection of hand-made house charcuterie, honey from his own hive, produce from rooftop gardens located on the sundeck at the Omni Chicago Hotel and pork from the exclusive Acorn Edition IV pig out of Norwalk, Iowa. Chef and his culinary team’s dishes will bring back memories of fishing from the dock for bluegill, hunting game in the north woods, summers spent picking apples from the orchard trees hoping not to get caught and standing in awe at the plethora of jarred food under grandma’s basement stairs. That is the Midwest. That is 676. With unparalleled views of Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile, this unique restaurant experience is augmented with rustic touches, communal plates and a bit of nostalgia of the foods you remember as a kid.
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676 Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (13)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (11)great for brunch (6)romantic (6)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)good for groups (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great breakfast!
    tfmcaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I met clients at 676 for breakfast, and was very pleased with the food, and the wonderful service. Will definitely be coming back, everything was just perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, reasonable price
    CindyJVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The ravioli was very good. Nice flavor balance. Portion was a perfect size (literally 1 portion size as opposed to the larger 5 portions on one plate) which I liked - so I didn't overeat. Service was fantastic. It was my niece's 20th birthday celebration and she felt like a princess. They got us a table by the window, overlooking Michigan Ave. I would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best!
    DaddyyesVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The breakfast/brunch menu is awesome. Service is great. Great views. Go!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great buffet
    McflyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The breakfast buffet here on Sunday mornings is totally worth the time and travel. A bit pricey but nonetheless the food is very good. The chef cooked me a made to order omelette that was very tasty. The blueberry sausage (yes you read that right!) is like, wow, something you've never quite tasted before. Fruit was fresh and ripe! My only beef (no pun intended) with this restaurant is the noise level. It is loud but it's not the worse I've experienced in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent hotel based restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and have never been disappointed with the food, atmosphere, and service of 676. The tremendous view overlooking Michigan Avenue is also a plus. "Jorge", frequently our waiter, is very knowledgeable. The menus is eclectic and small enough so that all entrees are done well, yet large enough to please the tastes of just about anyone. An excellent choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit and miss greatness
    FrankieVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Pork chop with peaches was very good, but, sauce tasted very close to bottled BBQ. Trout was good but seemed a bit dry, and the veggies underneath it were mostly watercress, it seemed, and way, way too much vinegar used. Salad of apples poached in - what? cabernet? - was totally delicious. Beet salad also excellent. Chocolate cake dessert was perfect, scrumptous and warm with stewed cherries. So the starters and dessert were unbeatable and the entrees were a little disappointing, but still good. I'd sure skip the trout, but my husband liked the fish and left the veggies. We cook a lot of veggies at home and these were uninspired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intriguing charcuterie-fine service
    RegularChicagoDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a modestly presented gem of a restaurant. Central feature is house made creative charcuterie. Accompanied by nice variety of wines and beers and unobtrusive but attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 676 Restaurant & Bar is excellent!
    love2eatwell
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We stayed at the Omni on the American Girl Pkg., but I was already looking at the restaurant as a place to eat downtown bec of the menu. They serve some organic and house-made foods, plus partner with Midwestern farms for fresh produce and meats. And they have a kid's menu. The entire staff at the restaurant and the Omni was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant's service was excellent - very attentive! The food was also very good. There is a nice view of the city bec there are two full walls of windows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    alnbonnie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had to stand up to get someone to wait on us because we were in a corner. The food was good ...pancakes and flatbread. y husband was not offered a 2nd cup of coffee until we had our check. This was the only disappointment of our stay at the Omni.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • XXXXVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant is located in the Omni Suites. I have been here several times and always had outstanding food and service. I am surprised it is not better known--it's always easy to get a reservation and never crowded. Impressive views of Michigan Avenue if you get a table near the window (which most of them are).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceeded our expections by far!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This may have been the best food we had during our 4 days of eating, drinking, and shopping in downtown Chicago. The 3 day short ribs were incredible as well as the cocktails. We shall return. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Mmdelp
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were able to sit by the windows and the view was amazing. The roasted carrot humus tasted delicious and the flatiron steak was perfectly cooked. My meal ranked top 10 of all meals I've had. My husband and I have tried many fancy restaurants and we will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous find
    Livetoeat2VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Tucked away on the second floor of the Omni Hotel, this gem of a place was a pleasant surprise. From the friendly staff to the incredible food, the evening was a delight. We also loved the stuffed dates, especially the lamb bacon. Yum! Had the perch and the flatiron steaks as entrees. Another great taste! Will definitely revisit when we return to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 440 reviews are from the 676 Restaurant and Bar reviews archive.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Lyn19
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    676 Restaurant and Bar is a great find for those looking to impress your out of town guests. It is housed in the OMNI Hotel and the dining area has an excellent view of Michigan Avenue. The service was excellent and our server was knowledgeable about all items on the menu including what ingredients were used in each entree. He provided us with great choices from the wine and dessert lists. I had the salmon and my guest had the trout; both were excellent. All in all it was an outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal we've had in a while
    JDandElizabeth
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I will say this - the 676 Branding (twitter logo, website, etc) does make the restaurant appear minor league. I was skeptical about going, but the food. My Lord have mercy, the food. When you go, expect a great, quiet atmosphere, decent service, but impeccable food. We had the lamb-bacon wrapped dates and they were one of the best things I've ever eaten before. My wife had the 3 day short rib, I had the trout. Both were creative, beautifully prepared, but PERFECTLY cooked and matched with the sides/sauces they were served with. I cannot recommend this place enough - if they were in a neighborhood setting like Lincoln Park, you'd never be able to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    676 was exactly as billed. Nice Michigan Ave view, great starters,local charcuterie, local cheese, and delicious entrees and dessert. We had a party of 12 and ordered almost everything on the menu. I only heard good things.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find buried in a hotel
    AK47VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    676 was a lovely restaurant. The food was delicious...try the veggie meatballs! Service was just right...friendly, attentive, but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We learned during our Easter Brunch that 676 only presents the fu brunch we experienced for select Holidays. We were lucky to have discovered it as 676 exceeded our expectations. We would join 676 for their routine brunch with fewer selections. Pleasant environment and confident food woul be very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Scenic View
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderfully delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The charcuterie was outstanding and the lamb was succulent. In the Omni hotel. What a find!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent mood was
    abc123
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was excellent mood was just right. Will definitely be back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Post Conference Dinner
    TrevorLBrooksVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    When I am traveling I typically tend to seek out more neighborhood gems and steer away from hotel restaurants. I ended up at 676 out of convenience in proximity after a long day at a tradeshow. Our entire group was very pleasantly surprised. Great wait staff and even a visit from the chef himself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Was Great
    RodOne
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The way that our meals were prepared was the best part of the evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stay and Eat
    Wizthatis
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The Omni has done a great job of rehabbing itself. The restaurant was always good but now there is again a nice destination, especially when the weather is lousy as it has been. We ate 5 meals at 676 in three days, and would have done more had we stayed another day. predictably good every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went on line before our
    Chip
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I went on line before our trip to Chicago and was looking for a nice place with good clean food and the GF menu was a plus. We were dining with my sister and her 15 yr old son and wanted somewhere he would enjoy too. We enjoyed it so much we cancelled our reservation for the following night at another restaurant and made one for us and 2 other couples. We had a very nice dinner and Erika set up a nice table by the window for us. Michael the sous chef came out the first night to speak with us. It was very thoughtful We come to Chicago every Feb for a meeting. We will plan on dinner again next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had made a reservation online after reading the menu and chose this restaurant after learning a bit about how they support local farms. I am from Ohio so I had never even heard of 676 Restaurant before and found it because it was within close vicinity to the hotel my boyfriend and I were staying at. It was very easy to find and get to and once we got there we were able to enjoy the wonderful view from our table of the city at night. The food was wonderful, we both got the salmon and shared a flatbread appetizer. It was the perfect amount of food and amazing quality. By far the nicest restaurant I've dined in and was the perfect choice for a special occasion like Valentine's Day. I would definitely come back, friendly service, too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was a service mixup,
    sZyQVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    There was a service mixup, quickly remedied. The food was very very salty. The tables were too close together.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere
    JimmyO
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Service was top notch. Appetizers were amazing. My pork chop entree was just OK.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Came for restaurant week. Beat all expectations and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would come back
    mspencer710
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I'd definitely come back here, although not sure I will due to the quantity of options in the area. It was Chicago Restaurant week and therefore, a fixed menu. We were greeted and seated promptly. We did have reservations. The wait staff was very attentive and very friendly. Can't say I had any complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you Restaurant Week!
    Spritacat
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Restaurant Week introduction and now a "keeper!" Located on the 4th floor of the Omni Hotel, 676 has a very contemporary vibe and open kitchen with a window wall overlooking the Mag Mile. Service is superb and the lunch menu choices were eclectic, unique and quite delicious. Several choices of charcuterie and cheeses for starters, flatbreads and unusual sandwich pairings or salads for lunch. Great desserts and excellent coffee. The manager also stopped by to inquire about our meal and told us about their weekend brunch that we definitely want to try. A little noisy (but still conversation friendly) from all the hard surfaces so don't come if you seek a quiet, romantic spot. Great place for wine/drinks and snacks after work at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff were very nice. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Staff were very nice. Service was a little slow - but at a nice pace to catch up with friends and enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat!
    dinnerdateVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Foodies will enjoy the cheese and meet sampler boards; the view is lovely; and the service is always friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Omnivore
    Diner
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Very nice dining experience. Something for everyone on the menu. Server was prompt, friendly, professional. We had theater to get to after dinner and told server.....he paced the evening perfectly. Food was tasty, very nicely done and presented. The dining room has been well decorated and laid out. Might be easy to overlook a fourth-floor restaurant in a hotel just off Mich Ave.....but it's there and quite nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    a very private space - quiet, excellent food, great cheese selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Dine Here
    NeverDineHere
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We Choice This Dining area for our New Year Eve dinner!!! The service we receive was awful, horrible, the entire staff was rude & unfriendly! I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!!
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  • New Year's Eve 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Being new in Chicago at winter can be a good and bad experience. Even though I didn't arrange New Year's Eve plans with weeks of anticipation, my experience couldn'thave been better. 676 turned out to be the perfect spot for a great dinner in such special occasion, outstanding service and amazing food were the perfect way to start a new year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    NeedlesKeebler
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Very nice, local eats! Chef was kind enough to come talk to us on New Year's Eve!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Davewashere
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I was here on a date on New Year's Eve and had their pre fixe menu. There was a decent selection on the menu. The first course was cured meats served with sides of mustards, a vinaigrette reduction, and spicy vinegar soaked cherry tomatoes. Next my date had a lobster cappachino which was a frothed lobster soup. I had the Caesar salad which was very good. For entrees we ordered lamb chops and the gnocchi. I'd get the lamb chops medium not medium rare. But it was very good and everything else on the plate was amazing. She enjoyed the gnocchi. The desserts will not disappoint. I had the very tasty lemon tart and she had the cheesecake which was whipped and served in a small dish. I would even recommend this place to my foodie brother.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Britt
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was absolutely delicious. All of my friends enjoyed their courses and couldn't stop talking about them as the evening went on! Food was delivered in an appropriate amount of time by a friendly and professional staff. The only downfall of the ambiance was a family nearby with many children that were running around their area and were a little disturbing for this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a prie fix Christmas
    Louisa
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had a prie fix Christmas meal. Most of the food was very good, some a little disappointing but overall very agreeable. The presentations were lovely. Our waiter was attentive and seemed very knowledgable on the menu and wine list. Our only criticism is that we felt rushed. On 2 courses, the next course arrived while we were still working on the previous course.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.