94th Aero Squadron - Van Nuys
94th Aero Squadron - Van Nuys

94th Aero Squadron - Van Nuys

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.94thvannuys.com/
  • Phone: (818) 994-7437
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Mon - Thur: 11am - 4pm
    Fri & Sat: 11am - 4pm

    Dinner:
    Mon - Thur: 4pm - 9pm
    Fri & Sat: 4pm - 10pm
    Sun: 4pm - 9pm

    Brunch:
    Sun: 9:00am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 94th Aero Squadron is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of southern California’s leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact events@srcmail.com for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Please Contact one of our Event Specialists 8772472311
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment every Friday evening from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Special Events: Hunker down in a beautiful French countryside chateau in the middle of Van Nuys. Neighboring the airport, 94th Aero Squadron is a hidden gem with remarkable views, plush landscaping, one-of-a-kind venues, easy access to local businesses, ample parking with valet and an experienced staff waiting to make your celebration memorable.

    Whether you’re celebrating a life milestone or planning a business event, we welcome you to 94th Aero Squadron. Our special events team is dedicated to making your next corporate event, wedding reception, social gathering, themed celebration or private party memorable. Let our expert event team design, coordinate and execute your occasion flawlessly.

    Please contact 94thaerosquadroncatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodley and Roscoe
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 94th Aero Squadron has a parking lot available for guests.
A word from 94th Aero Squadron - Van Nuys
Tucked away next to the Van Nuys Airport, 94th Aero Squadron is a quiet retreat and a salute to classic Americana in the heart of bustling Southern California. A charming French chateau complete with ivy covered walls, stone paths, plush gardens and a dark but warm, inviting interior adorned with relics, 94th Aero Squadron is a unique, memorable experience for locals and visitors alike.

94th Aero Squadron dishes out classic all American fare. Our menu consists of simply prepared yet flavorful items like our slow-roasted Prime Rib, delectable New York Strip Steak Sandwich, refreshing Shrimp Scampi and an extensive menu for the kids.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation
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94th Aero Squadron - Van Nuys reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (10)scenic view (8)special occasion (8)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)romantic (3)Show More
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have not been to the 94th Aero Squadron for dinner in quite some time. My date and I were greeting warmly and quickly upon arrival. The exterior and interior are really done well. We were seated at a table next to a window with a great view of the airport. Several jets, small planes and helicopters were seen taking off and landing during our dinner. The service was outstanding. Very attentive but not intrusive. We both had the New York Steaks. Both were cooked perfecty and were extremely tender and delicious. I will be sure to be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt well taken care of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I brought my mom here for her Birthday and the waitress was on top of everything. My mom felt extra special and meal was very tasty. We will come back in the near future. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good family time
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a relaxing dinner as a small family group. Staff showed sensitivity to us in seating (one in our group was recovering from an injury). We were concerned when we were told that a band would be playing outside, and we were seated by a window. But the windows kept out most of the noise. Our conversation was not interrupted. Food and service were very good, and the cost for a special dinner was reasonable. Enjoyed seeing the planes take off and land. One recommendation for the restaurant: replace all the carpeting, which is very worn and in many places does not lie flat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of My Favorite Restaurants
    mickeym
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As a retired Air Force veteran I love the military design theme of WWI and WWII. The staff has always been friendly, the atmosphere very pleasant, and the food excellent. And the front row seat to the Van Nuys airport runway where you can watch small planes take off and land makes it even more enjoyable to be there for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 543 reviews are from the 94th Aero Squadron - Van Nuys reviews archive.
  • The food was good, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    The food was good, the service excellent and the location fun as you can watch the aircraft take off and land at Van Nuys Airport while you eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor experience. Not coming back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    I went to the Aero Squadron in San Diego a few weeks before coming to this one in Van Nuys. The San Diego location had interesting battle decor, wonderful servers, and better food (lamb was amazing). The Van Nuys location felt anemic. The decor was boring, the service was slow (had to wait fifteen minutes before we even got a server), and the food wasn't all that great. The only thing that saved the experience was the turkey. Best turkey I've ever had, but I wouldn't pay thirty dollars a head to have good turkey. I'd rather have a wonderful dinner with a glass of wine. I would not return to the Van Nuys location, but I love the San Diego location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute place, mediocre food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    I took my husband there as part of an airplane-theme birthday. We had taken a flying lesson together at Van Nuys airport and this restaurant is right beside the runway. I thought it would be fun. The restaurant has a kitschy, Disneyland-esque WWII decor complete with a "bombed out" farmhouse on one side that also serves as a private hall for big gatherings. On Sundays it is brunch only and the place was pretty full. There was seafood, including sushi, Mexican food, carved meats, omelette bar, desserts of all kinds, etc. The selection was pretty extensive. Between my husband and I we tried a bit a large number of the offerings, and I'm sad to say it was all rather mediocre. I think IHOP or Denny's would have had better quality a flavor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place. We took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    I love this place. We took some friends here for my wife's birthday. The brunch has something for everyone's food tastes. The food was excellent and we had a very relaxed, enjoyable time. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 20 min.into sitting down and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    20 min.into sitting down and having an appetizer brought to our table we still had no drinks,"SILVERWARE",napkins or condiments.Kind of hard to eat with none of those on the table
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    I really enjoyed my experience at your restaurant. the food was delicious, the scenery was beautiful and the staff was very professional and courteous. Thank you for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food, while there was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    The food, while there was a bounty of choices to select from, was decent, but nothing really stood out as being of exceptional quality. It's nice to have the selection to choose from, but it's evident that they compromise on the overall quality of the ingredients. That's understandable, as it's a tough economy, but disappointing none-the-less. I will qualify that I did not try everything, so some of the items I did not try might have been great. Also, I did have the fruit and the watermelon and pineapple was excellent. I would recommend the restaurant, emphasizing how the atmosphere was cool, and there's a huge variety to choose from, yet it didn't necessarily meet up with my quality expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone enjoyed the meal
    Beverly
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Everyone enjoyed the meal they had. The meat/seafood, was cooked as requested, was moist and tasty. The onion soup was cheesy but bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service not that great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    This visit and last, servers were REALLY BAD about serving coffee & refills! Noticed that servers pay more attention to patrons who order alcoholic drinks. This visit, I asked server twice to get coffee and repeated asked for a refill. After second time I asked for refill on coffee, server asked someone else to get the request. That person forgot as well and when he walked by the table, saw the expression on his face when he walked by and realized he had forgotten when he saw me looking at him and waiting. I drank less coffee than I normally would. For the money that we are paying, either train servers to be on the ball for refills or provide a pot of coffee at the table or make it available where I can serve myself and my guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was almost no one there!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    There was almost no one there! At 7:30 on a Saturday!!! They did not have tablecloths on the tables, just silverware. They did nothing for our guest's birthday, although I said on the reservation that it was his birthday. The food was ok, but we will not go again. At least we can say we've been there!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great LA restaurant. Funky
    Oceanlover
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Great LA restaurant. Funky decor, totally comfortable and terrific food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    the staff was friendly and nice! this place is so quiet and relax! the food is good and not pricey! also my kids enjoyed the private planes take off and landed. it's always a nice experience at this place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful waiter and matre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Delightful waiter and matre de . We had wonderful salmon and prime rib. will go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been Customers since
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    We have been Customers since you first opened decades ago . Can always count on a pleasant experience. many thanks for the special attention you gave my wife per my request.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good reliable restaurant
    harvey
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    A good reliable restaurant with a view of the runway at Van nuys airport. Good service, good martinis, and good prime rib.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very special place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    A very special place for lunch with get acquainted internet date. Waitress friendly and took photos of my guest and I. Motif in WWI memorabilia including a Spad aircraft, cannon, and Jeep in addition to simulated bombed out building. Located almost on the runway at Van Nuys is interesting for the aviation fans. Out door dining or visiting after the meal in a plus. My favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    I have been a customer for over 15 years. I don't go often but have held it in high esteem for romantic dinners and special occasion parties. This time I was very disappointed. The food was mediocre at best (variety and quality) service was average and the atmosphere was a lot less lively than it used to be years ago. The only thing that went up is the price of the brunch. Unfortunately, I doubt that I will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open Table delivers on this one!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    This was a surprise Open Table find for us and we had a great night sitting along the runway while enjoying outstanding service and very good food. If you are looking for a Van Nuys dining experience, this is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for Sunday brunch with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Went for Sunday brunch with a party of twenty and had a great time, the service could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although we were late for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Although we were late for the reservation, they were still able to sit us in a relatively quiet area for this business meeting. Service was spot on as well as the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Althought the restaurant wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Althought the restaurant wasn't busy, service was slow. Some items arrived out of ordered. Had to request water refills, bread (not offered automatically as in the past), etc.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wasted Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    We were a large group placed in a very awkward spot with no room to get in and out, so much so that the waitress had trouble serving and removing food, which may explain why the service was so lacking. Why bring more bread or drinks if you can't get it on the table? The food was ordinary but fresh. The restaurant has ambiance but it's wasted by crowding. I don't think I'd host another large group here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really interesting cool place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    Really interesting cool place. It was a nice restaurant with a cool look and you could see the airplanes take off. Really quiet inside even with that, and outside area looked beautiful though we didn't sit there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here at the Sunday brunch. We brought our 2 young sons. The food and service were excellent, and our older son really enjoyed watching the airplanes land and take off at Van Nuys airport. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely hurrah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Food was good, service was kind of slow, definitely get a table toward the left side of the restaurant maybe even downstairs (outside is the best).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I went here
    Petrihat
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner and had a lovely time. We mentioned that another couple was going to join us for drinks when we made our reservation via open table and they were prepared and happy to accommodate our needs. The food was good as was the service. While the wine list is lacking, the bar is fully stocked and mixes wonderful drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT!!! I LOVE this restaurant!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    GREAT!!! I LOVE this restaurant!!! I feel as though I have stepped back in time :) and the food is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day brunch was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Father's Day brunch was very crowded and the food was okay but not to the level of other buffets that we have gone to in recent months. Food layout was very hard to get to and congested.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Father's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    We've always heard about the 94th but never went. So we arranged for a Father's Day brunch. After a short wait we were seated in a veranda that mimicked a bombed out French farm house. Fun! Also, being able to watch the planes take off and land on the adjacent runway of Van Nuys airport was great. The buffet was complete, we especially enjoyed the omelet bar and carving station. Everyone enjoyed the food. The desserts were also good, including the chocolate fountain and the myriad of pastries, pies, and cakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair but I've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    The food was good although some of it didn't taste as fresh as it could be, and some of my food was more or less on the colder side. I guess that's what you get for a buffet though. The buffet was confusing the way it was arranged, it shouldn't have been divided into separate rooms, I felt like I missed a whole section of food. Although the desserts looked good I steared clear once I saw kids using their hands to grab the food instead of the serving utensils, someone should have been monitoring that. I had made a reservation for 11:30 and showed up on time but was not sat until 11:45. My whole purpose for making the reservation was so my father didn't have to wait in the hot sun, since he has a heart condition. It was not worth what I paid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disturbed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    The food was not refilled in a timely manner, wait time was extremely long! Waitress was not on top of her tables and charged my credit card 3 times! 2 days later still waiting for it to be corrected, no call back from the GM and now paying bank charge as well
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Fruit at the buffet had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    The Fruit at the buffet had an onion taste. Like The kitchen staff cut onione then with the same knife they cut the fruit. Much less verity of food than the last time we were there. Service was slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyed the ambience - kept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    enjoyed the ambience - kept waiting for snoopy and the red baron to touch down - theme oriented and fun - food was good as was the service. it was fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is not our first time
    LAtraveler
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    This is not our first time at this restaurant. They set out an outstanding Sunday buffet. Many, many different choices. Delicious carving station, great selection of entrees and breakfast items. We went at 9am and it was very quiet and relaxing. I haven't eaten so much in a long time. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food but the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    great food but the service was very poor. I had great memories of the 94th from years ago. Was in town visiting my mother. She wanted to take us out to dinner remembered the 94th from years past but what a disappointment. Will never go back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I loved this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    My wife and I loved this place. We had never heard of it before. I passed by it on one of morning runs and thought it seemed interesting so we decided to check it out for the Sunday brunch. And now we can't wait to go back. The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and there's something very soothing about watching ducks while eating your breakfast on a beautiful Sunday morning. The entire experience was excellent. And so was the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall