A Food Affair Restaurant
A Food Affair Restaurant

A Food Affair Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.afoodaffair.com/
  • Phone: 3105579795
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Christian Royere
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: WE specialize in private events, corporate functions, wedding and more.We offer off-site catering.A food affair will custom design menu to make your event truly unique and memorable On-site catering available our restaurant has a lovely back patio who can accommodate about 60 guests.
  • Entertainment: Restaurant is available for corporate or private function during Lunch time

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cashio Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: off street parking for restaurant patrons for large group Valet parking available
A word from A Food Affair Restaurant
Long-time, highly regarded French caterers open new restaurant. Babette and Christian Royere, owners of the former “Babette’s Restaurant” in the Marina and “A Food Affair Catering” (est. 1997) are proud to announce the opening of “A Food Affair” restaurant. “A Food Affair” features French American cuisine in a charming, romantic atmosphere where patrons dine amidst a sophisticated mix of antique French furnishings and industrial lighting. Chef/Owner Christian Royere, a “go to” caterer for well-known figures in the entertainment industry (both behind and in front of the camera), is a master of creating French cuisine with an American “twist.” Bouillabaisse, beef bourguignon, moules frites are just a few of the mouth-watering delights done an innovative way. The Royeres’ support local substantial and organic practices whenever possible and the entire menu reflects their commitment to excellence. Babette and Christian look forward to welcoming you!
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A Food Affair Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)fit for foodies (50)romantic (37)special occasion (32)great for outdoor dining (15)good for groups (13)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • TTTTVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was just okay for the price. The escargot, mussels and salmon were a bit bland
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Hidden Gem
    Atrain
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A Food Affair is one of those hidden gems that leaves you perfectly contented and hoping that not too many people find out about it. The interior is a rustic old world setting which prepares you for the superbly prepared dishes. The three of us started with the eggplant bruschetta which was absolutely delicious, followed by the grilled romaine salad, which was a little tough to cut, but very tasty. My companions had the scallops which were done just right, and I had the stewed lamb shank....scrumptious! We saved a little room for dessert which was a lemon mousse cake. Needless to say, A Food Affair is an affair to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite intimate dining spot
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant is fabulous. Chef is excellent, sweet, and makes a point to greet you personally. I go there regularly and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good, though uneven.
    Fateoptional
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Second time eating here -- it's a great place to have in the neighborhood, and love the free corkage. The bread served at the table is pretty standard, and is a place where the restaurant could bump it up a notch with something more special. Mushroom tart = excellent. Grilled romaine w/mango = okay, but not a dish that calls out to be ordered again. Spinach pasta was rich but very good. Signature Beef Bourguignon was unfortunately under-seasoned and needs some attention. It's a good dish, but feels like it's a little on auto-pilot. This is a good restaurant, and when the chef takes the extra care, it can be great. Service always good and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just what I wanted!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Personal attention, intimate dining, low lighting, delicious REAL food, no condescension, my own wine... What more could I ask for really?! On top of which we really appreciated the table proportions which allowed for closer proximity to partner with enough room for the food and wine! Fun decor touches kept my senses happy too--tree slice "chargers", rock wall, candy store canisters.... Will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful duck and service; all 4 of us had a great time. Bring your own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amiromar
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Love the host, server and atmosphere. Most of all, I love the BYOB}
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice Surprise
    DaintyDiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very unassuming area, but the food and decor will really wow you. There is plenty of street and side parking, meters were free by the time I got there for dinner around 8PM. Sweet potato gnocchi is a must try for starters, heavenly. Their hibiscus homemade iced tea was a bit too tart for me. Spinach linguini is uniquely served in a bowl that could have been freshly carved from a tree. Recommend for small parties and date nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    FoodieForever
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was delicious. Slightly over priced for the portions (except the steak) I loved to potato gnocchi, but really wanted more then 4 for $13. The steak was amazing and perfectly cooked. It is BYOB, which has it's good points and bad. I do think the "glass fee" is a little ridiculous. I understand a corkage fee if you offer alcohol yourself, but if people have to bring it the least you should do is not charge them for doing so. Our server was very nice and helpful, and the overall experience was a good one. Just be careful of the hidden fees, $2 for a glass for wine, $3 to split the bill and the list goes on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dick
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had an outstanding meal and have already made plans to return in a few weeks with additional friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Can't go wrong with appetizers, entrees and desserts. BYO wine. The owners and staff are so kind and on top of their game!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French tucked in on Robertson
    BarbaraBVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    BYOB with no corkage fee! ambitious menu with excellent implementation. small rooms, excellent service. Cozy. Fabulous food. the crab cakes are fresh and a bit zingy either as an appetizeer or main. The best moule frite in Southern California as far as I know. the gerilled romaine is a wild array of colors and flavors. I thought the cauliflower appetizer was beautiful and tasty but a bit too much olive oil. Desserts are updated classic. the coconut creme caramel was the least of them but still good. They strive to make it YOUR meal. what a change of perspective.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    LeemsB
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great atmosphere, excellent presentation, very welcoming staff and chef! Really glad we tried this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is one of my favorite places. Love what they do with duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    cheviotdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is always delicious and the chef could not be nicer- he always comes out to greet his patrons. The byob policy is also really nice. A great neighborhood restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was not that good
    yummcha
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The duck did not have much flavor, the burrata/macaron salad was slightly too sweet, flavors did not work well together, the creme brulee was decent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    reviewfromheart
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our dinner at a food affair was a great experience for me and my friend to hangout and to taste some good french food. While the main course wasn't that dazzling, the desserts were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DineLA - yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love the new items on the DineLA menu!! We will be back ASAP!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Ambience
    Ariel
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Visited this resturant for Dine LA. My boyfriend and I selected the Duck Confit for our entrees. Delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CKnight
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent service, top notch cooking and beautiful venue. Christian and Babbette make the experience enjoyable and memorable. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a romantic dinner location with great food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place, great food
    SaSa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Love this place, is so romantic and the food is great. We even got to meet the chef. I had a lemon mousse cake, I got to say I was never a big fan of lemon dessert, but this lemon cake made me change my mind about lemon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of dineLA!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    So glad to find this place from dineLA! Everything from the service to the food was wonderful. The chef even came out to greet the diners, which is top notch in my book. I would come again after restaurant week and highly recommend! Also note: it's BYOB with no corkage fee, but $2 per glass change. They let you know that there is a mini-mart about two blocks away, but I suggest you have something ahead of time. It's worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BYOB Dinner Nite
    Natasha
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dined during DineLA and had a great time! BYOB is a nice option and perfect for a group dinner bc everyone can bring their fav bottle and share with the table. Very cost effective ;) for date nights too! The food was very hearty and flavorful but light! My fav appetizer was the macaroon and burrata and the beef Bourguignon is a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatfoodsearchVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Pleasantly surprised. Went for Dine LA. Every course was fresh and perfectly prepared. Bring your own wine, free corkage. But the ice tea was very refreshing. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Kelly's Komments"
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We came for the dineLA program and BYOB, and was the first couple there at 6:00. By the time we left around 8:15, the place was jumping and packed. Service was attentive. The server explained the several dishes which were in French. Parking is on-street and traffic was heavy at the time we arrived. We would return to sample their regular menu. Their BYOB policy is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Authentic French Fare
    jacq
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Love our local French bistro. Food is always great and love the neighborhood feel.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesomeness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This has quickly become my husband's and my favorite place to eat. The food is always excellent, and the service is top notch. It should be more expensive than it is. One of our favorite things is you can bring in your own wine without a corkage fee. They don't have a liquor license yet. They always have fresh ingredients, and I have zero problem ordering gluten free there. The chef owner has come out to everyone's tables every time we've been there, which is a very nice touch. Personal attention is a lost art in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a lovely meal
    likestocook
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was very good. The waiter was efficient, and the service was very good. The patio is very lovely but unfortunately sits on a busy street so there is some traffic noise. The chef came out to meet us and say hello, which was great. We could see how much the restaurant means to him and how hard he works to prepare delicious food and give good service. It's great to see someone who really cares about his customers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Their mushroom torte was a delicious appetizer but not all of their appetizers were amazing like the duck or asparagus. I liked the free cork fee and their desserts were delicious. The main courses were pricey but good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, but great
    nomoro
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This place was extremely busy, which was understandable for a fourth of July weekend. The food was amazing, the service was a bit slow and the crowd was BUSY and LOUD. overall it was a great experience, for as expensive as it was I would have expected at least better service, and maybe cleaner tables.. but overall I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Food Affair....
    GplusJ
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Best little French restaurant I've been to in LA...Rich food presented like a work of art. Pleasant staff and attentive chef/owner who came out to greet you. Will come back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Dinner!!!
    KDAY
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I don't think i could say enough about this restaurant. I came for my birthday dinner and the restaurant owners graciously gave us a huge table on the back patio to accommodate all 20 of us. If feels like you've come to your aunts house to have dinner with family. I was greeted by the owner Babette who welcomed me in and the head chef came out to personally to give us recommendations on the food. All the staff was incredibly attentive and nice. The food was DELICIOUS and words don't describe the desserts. If you want a low key evening with good friends this is the place to have it. Quality food, superb service, lovely atmosphere, i just might come here every year for my birthday. Thanks to all the staff for making it a fabulous evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Place
    bcully
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place is romantic, quaint, and delicious! The food was SO good and was served in reasonable portions, but my only negative is that it is a bit pricey. The service is amazing though--they really go out of their way to make sure you have what you need. If you are willing to splurge every once in a while, this is the place to do so at. Perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    From all of the great reviews I had read, I was really expecting to be blown away. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Since it was a Thursday evening, the back patio was not open. The inside seating area was very warm, so we sat on the front patio. The floor is uneven which cause the tables to be the same and our wine bottle kept sliding across the table. Server was nice and accomodating. I had the rib eye, which was not a very good quality. Tough and fatty. Husband got the beef bourg. which was fairly small and he thought pretty flavorless. Chef came out to check on our food which was a nice touch. Wish we would have enjoyed the food more. Maybe it was an off night but I don't think I will return.
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  • Consistently great!
    LouLouBelleVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is my 3rd time in 4 months and it's wonderful every single time. Everything is so good, service is always impeccable. A true neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • must try escargot!
    Mijork
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I came to this place for my birthday. I am not a really foodie person but every all i think the quality of the food is good but the reason for 3 stars is my main dish . My boyfriend had rib eye stake and i had their (supposedly special dish) beef Bourgeion... it was disappointing. Because our waiter told us that this is their special that we cannot eat at many places so I decided to try instead of other main dish. It is not bad but wasnt that great either. I am really not a picky person but I like having food without putting salt added later. I had to put salt because there wasnt much flavor. However their escargot was super delicious. its sauce was perfect! I will give another try and get something other than Beef Bourgeion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A memorable experience
    VHung08VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised by this small but quaint establishment. We weren't expecting anything amazing, but had found this place on Yelp and Opentable as having decent ratings for French cuisine. It was for my birthday celebration and the staff repeatedly came by to wish me a happy birthday. The chef Christian also came by to see how we were enjoying our meal and was gracious enough to share his recipe for the mushroom tourte with us. This place is special because it does not go crazy with complex flavors and allows you to really appreciate the natural flavors of the food and ingredients. There is also a really nice back patio that you can use for special events if interested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remarkable, yet again
    JudgeJoeVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was our forth or fifth time at Food Affair. Each time we have come with a different friend, enjoying introducing them to this wonderful restaurant and it never disappoints. I am not "a foodie," yet one of our friends noted that I made an "ummm" sound with virtually every bite. A great place to have a delightful meal, and adding to the enjoyment is the fact that the owners really show appreciation for your being there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a hidden gem!
    rimesparse190
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The restaurant is cozy and the staff is professional and friendly. I've enjoyed everything I've tried on and off the menu - lamb shank, rib eye, chicken, brussel sprouts, snapper, sweet potato gnocchi, fries, chocolate mousse. My absolute favorite thing about A Food Affair is that the chef makes an effort to visit each table and greet the patrons. This is the perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 160 reviews are from the A Food Affair Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Second time
    QuissieVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Had a very good meal here the other night. It seemed more crowded but that didn't keep our waiter from providing snappy service. We were served in a most timely manner and everything was cooked to delishousness!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.