Agrodolce
Agrodolce

Agrodolce

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.agrodolcerestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 2065479707x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

    Happy hour: Daily: 4pm - 6pm
    All night in the bar and lounge Sun-Thu!
    Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Italian, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Maria Hines
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Alena 206-547-9707x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fremont Ave
  • Public Transit: Bus Lines #26, #28, #30, #31, #32, #40, #46
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking in addition to a paid public lot across the street.
A word from Agrodolce

Discover the sun-drenched cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily at Agrodolce. The causal and welcoming trattoria nestled in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood features Italy’s coastal cuisine and expertly created handmade pasta made with the finest organic and sustainable ingredients in the Pacific Northwest.

The third restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines, Agrodolce is inspired by her love for the Mediterranean coast and her culinary and cultural travels to Italy. Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, Agrodolceworks with local farmers, fishermen, foragers and ranchers and pairs its cuisine alongside approachable wines from the Northwest and Italy.
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Agrodolce reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (30)romantic (26)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (14)great for brunch (10)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)great for lunch (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • very good
    NWroamer3617
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    4 of us ate here Saturday evening. We shared 3 apps and then each had a pasta 2nd course- and were full. the homemade pastas are very good and very filling. My pepper pasta had a great kick and was served with clams.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dolce Agrodolce
    sjetha
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I booked this restaurant for my friend's birthday after seeing it is a part of the Maria Hines restaurant group. We arrived an hour earlier than our reservation and they graciously invited us to a table early. The meal was wonderful- light and substantial. We started with the polenta fries which were a dream with the aioli that comes on the side. Then my friend had the salmon while I had the ricotta ravioli. Both were absolutely delicious and we finished every last bite. We were well attended to and I had made a comment in the reservation about my friends birthday and they remembered without a reminder and brought us a great slice of olive oil cake. Overall- wonderful experience! They even sent us a thank you email after dining with them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was amazing, the service was fantastic. What a find. The house made pasta is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little too precious
    seasoneddiner
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I always like to start with the positives. Three of us went for dinner. We are all seasoned travelers and eaters. Our server was pleasant and helpful. The pace was good. The restaurant was quite pleasant and our table well placed. The vegan/vegetarian menu looked interesting but since we are neither we chose the "regular" menu. We had to ask for explanations for elements on the menu for about half the items. Portions were small which made meal a bit pricey for what we had. The salmon was overcooked and dry. Inexcusable in Seattle. There is a tasting menu which we did not try but which may have been a better option. The restaurant was quite full, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I expect we were in the minority.
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  • Not my first visit...
    Alyxx
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Won't be my last. The food is amazing and the service is perfect.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food for brunch was innovative and delicious. The service was slow and unprofessional. They had no idea who ordered what and delivered it at inappropriate times. They were sweet so it was forgivable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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  • good food and service
    Allison
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was very good and so was the service. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Great Service,, Left Hungry
    RipTorn
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with fantastic waitstaff. Portions are microscopic but very tasty. Suggest have a big pre-dinner snack before you go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Wendy
    2310wborg
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We ordered the family style dinner and it was fabulous. The wait staff made a wine recommendation that was lovely with the menu for the evening. Personal preference - I love tomatoes, my husband doesn't and we weren't so enamored of the tomato dessert item. The outdoor seating was not the most comfortable and we had to adjust our table legs so the table didn't wobble with our wine glasses, but the ambiance was wonderful, the meal and service was fantastic. I will definitely plan another evening out for Agrodolce and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family style dinner for 4
    zoomeboshi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had the tasting menu tonight. The quality of the food was good though not outstanding. The best dishes were the smoked trout salad and grilled pork loin. The marinara on the pasta lacked zest and the lobster mushroom & einka, while unique, didn't draw any rave reviews. We've had more inspired dishes at other Maria Hines restaurants (Golden Beetle, Tilth). Our server made an excellent recommendation for wine, the Planeta cerasuolo di Vittoria. However, service was rather pokey.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service
    VickyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We recently dined at Tilth and loved it. The service at Agrodolce was less than satisfactory. The staff appeared untrained and clueless about what real service meant. We received our entrée and no utensils. We had to wait about 10 minutes after flagging down a wait staff, but by then, the food was cold.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Nice little neighborhood spot
    Luvcomida
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I enjoyed Agrodolce the two times I have been, once for lunch, once for dinner. They have a nice menu and good wine list. The cocktails are interesting and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    Dined on 8/18/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    seattlemelanie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our first dining experience at Agrodolce was great! We loved the arancini, polenta fries, and foccacia! Our entrees and desserts were great too, just can't stop thinking about the appetizers. Great service as well, and I loved the soda spritzers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sicilian Experience
    patronVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had the $36 per person 3 course family style dinner and it was wonderful. The price was a bargain for the amount of food we received. It was also delicious. The courses changes weekly but notable items were the focaccia, grilled oxbow lettuces, seared albacore tuna. As a bonus the restaurant is certified organic too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but pricey
    AY88
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The interior of the Argodolce is wonderful. Plenty of light from the big windows, charming tree in the middle and wonderfully colorful artwork on the wall. The atmosphere is also very charming and welcoming as a neighborhood place with the waitresses wearing casual floral clothes. The food was good, but high priced for what it was.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Good foodie food, service a bit off
    QAdiner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had dinner with friends the other night at Agrodolce. We ordered appetizers, main courses and great wine. The appetizer came out great and on time and a couple of glasses of wine came while we waited for our friends. We decided on a bottle and it took at least 10 minutes as it was "chilling". It was still not quite cold enough when it got to the table. Our main courses took about 40 minutes to arrive and 3 of the 4 dishes were cold. One of our friends sent his back and got a warm dish within 20 minutes, the others were too hungry and ate theirs anyway. The staff was very apologetic upon finding out we had cold food and comped us with a dessert. It just seems that there's a timing issue with cooking and serving. We would return...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    When I arrived I was greeted without an hello just " do you have reservations" and I was just pointed to my table not taken to it and the servers and hostess were wearing sleeveless , way to tight and not too flattering clothing. I also noticed there were crumbs on the carpet and the place looked like it had never been cleaned from the day before. But the food was outstanding and the specialty cocktails were amazing . Don't think I will come again though.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - a little slow.
    mikeyb
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our reservation was for 10 AM on a Sunday morning. The restaurant was dark when we arrived. A sign said that technical problems would not allow them to open until 10:30. (a hung over chef?!) We decided to walk around the neighborhood for 30 minutes and returned. They were open, but no reason was given for the delay. With four of us in the restaurant (& nobody else) I expected quick service. Not so. Very slow on taking our order, bringing coffee, bringing food. As groups did show up the noise level kept building. A crowded room would be even noisier. The food was fine - portions on the small size and not as many vegies or fresh fruit on the menu as I would have expected for a Maria Hines restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food- Bad Service
    Soisay
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Decided to do a quiet dinner at Agrodolce for my birthday and was slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong the food was AMAZING but the service was terrible. There were significant delays between dishes (even though we ordered everything up front) and even something like asking for a dessert menu took about 10 minutes. We ended up not getting dessert because we just couldn't stand waiting any longer. At one point the waitress looked right at me when I called her over-- she then told me to wait a minute and turned around to help another table-- only to leave and come back 5 minutes later. Maybe we just had a bad waitress.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Not quite Tilth, but still good!
    Heynow
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Agrodolce is a nice little neighborhood joint, located in the space that formerly housed the 35th street bistro. The location is nice, lots of natural light filtering through the plate glass windows, but could use some major updating. The floors are very badly worn and the carpeting in the back area is threadbare and dirty. It was quiet on a Friday, not a good sign for any restaurant. Early in the night, servers gathered around the hostess stand to chat. Not really professional. Our server was nice and responsive, but her command of the menu and wine list was not great. With the negatives out of the way, I really have to praise the food here. Nothing on the menu is especially innovative, but everything tasted very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • savvydoc
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great, original food. Service was superb, very attentive & affable.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian
    Madison
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile, so we finally did. We shared a 1/2 carafe of the house red wine which went great with the focaccia bread, arancini, and both of the pastas we had. I would highly recommend the rabbit ravioli. For dessert, we had the s'mores budino...I would go back for just that!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    HugsAlot
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It's reputation was higher than the actual experience. The polenta fries are amazing, but other appetizers and entrees were only so-so. For example, the albacore tuna was not seared correctly and didn't have much flavor. In fact, most dishes we tried were small portions (for the price) and really didn't taste very exceptional.
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  • Disappointed
    Alolio
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We love Tilth and Golden Beetle (in particular), so we had high hopes for Agrodolce. We had the tasting menu, which presents a good value, but only if the food delivers - the soup had great texture but lacked flavor, I received the wrong second course but still found the clam pasta a little so-so, the hanger steak was good but not great. Admittedly, the hanger steak is not my favorite cut, so I'll take some responsibility for ordering it. I will say that the wine pairings were well done, and were the highlight. I guess I feel that when dropping $200 on a meal (with wine), I should walk out having had at least one dish that is looked at my wife and said, "Oh my god, I could eat this all day."
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  • Disappointing
    FremontDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had been waiting to go to this restaurant for a long time and saved the date for a special occasion. For the price of the food/the vibe of the restaurant, I was really disappointed. Our food was all either cold or varying in temperature (the polenta fries were half scalding hot and half cold) and the pasta was just okay. I've been to almost every other decent restaurant in Fremont and found this to be the worst. Our server was dressed kind of inappropriately (this coming from a 28 year old not conservative person) and took a break during our meal without telling us. So we sat with no service for 30 minutes, another waitress came over and took our silverware/cleared the table because she thought we were done and we hadn't even eaten yet.
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  • Good food, not worth it
    Donedinedout
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and outdoor dining were great, but after bringing the incorrect dish, our waitress didn't apologize, the gentlemman that brought our food out did and brought what I ordered 20 minutes later. Still no apology from our server. I was then billed for all the entrees and had to have that fixed...no apology from our server.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Disappointing second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    First visit to Agrodolce was extremely satisfying. Second time was trendy medieval peasant food . Particularly repellent were pickled green strawberries like pickled buttons-- hard and vinegary-- in burata hors d,oeuvre. All four of us were disappointed, although some extremely pricey polenta fries consoled us. They were delicious.
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  • Father's Day Brunch
    WantingSomethingOriginal
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went here for Father's Day and it was fabulous. The service was inviting, professional and unhurried. The menu was delightful. Excellent food; new combinations of known favorites, perfectly sized portions. Great attention to detail (down to the great coffee). A really wonderful experience. I highly recommend Agrodolce for dining at its best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Return Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I really like the atmosphere. The food was delicious, and we had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sarahdines
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dissapointed, since this restaurant has appeared on so many "best" lists. The food was fine but our server seemed inexperienced and inattentive. I have had many excellent meals at Tilth. This was certainly not up to that standard. Nothing was bad, but nothing was excellent. Would not go back.
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  • Excellent dining experience
    mick
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food and service were both beyond expectations. The menu and wine list were creative and offered a great variety of northwest and Italian. The prices seemed very reasonable and the combination was great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    DukeVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    An imaginative, intesting menu is supported by delicious food and efficient and friendly service. Best clam dish in my experience!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful 25th anniversary
    catheaddini
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. From the wonderful atmosphere to the fabulous food. The aroncini with the basil marinara was the best sauce I have tasted. I also highly recommend the broccoli with anchovy vinnegraite. Our waiter was wonderful with excellent recommendations and very attentive. It was our 25th wedding anniversary - we brought a very special bottle of wine and then comped us the corking fee. All around exceptional evening. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Well, after writing a rave review for our dinner experience about a week ago, lunch was a disappointment. In a nearly empty restaurant, we couldn't have a nice window table because it was for 4, while we were only 2. (No one sat at it the entire time of our 1.5 hour lunch.) The cauliflower soup was quite sour and peculiarly "off" tasting, like maybe some of the cauliflower had gone bad. The arugula salad also was very sour. No bread to accompany these items, which might have absorbed some of the sourness. The only salvation was the lemon sorbetto (yay, not sour but spritely zingy), which was accompanied by some very fresh and tasty hazelnuts.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 316 reviews are from the Agrodolce reviews archive.
  • Lovely Place to Take Foodies
    FremontFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    When you have family members from San Francisco who consider themselves real "foodies", it's an intimidating prospect to choose a restaurant. Agrodolce is a terrific selection for those discerning guests. We had a lovely dinner with selections ranging from homemade pasta to duck. Each meal was delicious and the chicken was especially good (a deboned half a chicken). Wine selection was solid and although we passed on dessert, it looked delicious. I've been to Agrodolce at least 5x and it never disappoints.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under the Bar
    maddie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Not under the literal bar, but underwhelmed for one of the Hines' restaurants and previous trips to Agrodolce, though on other trips we've had slow-to-come entrees. But the entrees weren't that good, especially for the price. Barley spaghetti dish was not half as interesting as it sounded and the cauliflower soup was anemic. Had a fabulous asparagus dish, and of course, great cocktails with a nice local liquor selection. We love these restaurants, but this outing was a shade disappointing.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Fantastic food, but grumpy waitress
    Quinta
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was amazing! We ordered the antipasto, cauliflower soup, lamb burger, rabbit ravioli, clams and the carrot gelato. All were delicious. The only negative thing was the service. The waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there. She never smiled, and she had a snotty look on her face the entire time. I will be back for sure since the food was amazing but I'm going to cross my fingers for a different waiter/waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We waited an hour to get food i could have easily gotten at home. The waiters were friendly and approachable and deserving of a solid tip, but the food was unacceptable for the price, wait and taste. Overall, a nice place to chat and sit as the ambience is amazing and you have an hour plus wait time on very little food.
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  • Delicious/creative food
    sagan
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I love the foccacia french toast. Great place to go for brunch and special occasions. Really cool, creative foods that are always delicious.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.