Alan Wong's Restaurant
Alan Wong's Restaurant

Alan Wong's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.alanwongs.com/
  • Phone: (808) 949-2526
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Executive Chef: Miya Nishimura, Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Punahou Street and McCully Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Alan Wong's Restaurant
Consistently voted as one of Hawaii's best restaurants, James Beard award-winning Chef Alan Wong uses the freshest locally grown produce and the bounty of the Pacific Ocean to create local favorites with a contemporary twist. Inspired by the unique ethnic influences found in Hawaii today, his menu reflects Hawaii's cultural diversity of its people, traditions, and lifestyles. "Taste Hawaii."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
Alan Wong's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)fit for foodies (104)romantic (46)notable wine list (38)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (28)hot spot (23)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • NSGB: Never stops Getring Better
    CUD3VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This happens to be our 25+ time at Alan Wong. I say that it just gets better every time. This is because aside from the regular items on the menu there are usually a number of amazing new items. Such as Ahi Meatballs. My wife and I love Ahi. Usually raw but this appetizer took ahi to another level. Get two as an entre! The waitstaff from top to bottom are awesome. Totally unobtrusive but always there to help or serve wine. As good as any three star Michelin found in Paris. My wife and I have been in the wine business as educators and Alan Wongs wine list has many excellent finds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, expensive wines
    Nibbles
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had a nice night out for a group of 4 - certainly good to do once but not fantastic and we would go elsewhere in the future. Decor a little tired and the food was expensive, as was the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived up to its reputation.
    Lindsay
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was my first visit to Alan Wong's Restaurant and I was not disappointed. We arrived half an hour early on a Friday night during Restaurant Week because we were afraid of possible traffic. They accommodated us and seated us early. All the servers were very attentive and explained all the dishes we had (we order the prix fix menu). My favorites were the kabocha with cranberries, and mini corn on the cob. The steak and shrimp were very flavorful, served with Hamakua mushrooms. I like how they use local produce. The dessert, a chocolate bar was very large, and we could barely finish it. A wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    daywalker
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    There should be a special 6th star reserved for places like this. 5 stars doesn't do the food justice. Everything we had, even the buns and drinks, we're amazing. Certainly one of the best dining experiences of my life! You have got to eat at Allan Wong's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service went down big time
    Bigaloha
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    i have been a fan of this place for a few years. This visit was a disaster. I ordered 1) taco, 2) pokepine, 3) ginger red snapper and 4) rib. The server joked "you should order 4 or 5 tacos cause it is small". When i hesitated, he goes "oh i am joking!" Dude, it is first time for me to try tacos, how could this be a joke. It is just misleading and confusing. When i said i was not a big fan of ribs, he insisted on ordering it along with a fish plate. He should have told me that tacos use ribs as well. We could not finish ribs after eating tacos with ribs. Pokepine was heavy as it is deep fried and it is simply too heavy with ribs. I wonder how the service could go down in such a short time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Honolulu Gem
    Perry
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    No trip to Honolulu for a Foodie is complete without a meal at Alan Wong's. He has definitely put Hawaiian Fusion food up their with the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    As Tina turner once sang "It's simply the best" We could not fault the food or the execution
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service! Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I thought the appetizers and entrees were great, but then came dessert and I was just amazed. Everything was so delicious and our server was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was by far the better food recommendation they should try and do a better job for vegetarians
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best ever
    Remarkable
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Celebrated my wife's 50th birthday and they went above and beyond to make it truly memorable in every aspect from greeting....service...food...everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Was looking forward to this acclaimed spot. The special menu wishing me birthday wishes was a nice touch. My appetizer Bag arrived with no broth and was quickly switched . My main, short rib and rice, arrived Luke warm. When the server enquired I told him the food was not hot. His response was "great". I could only assume he did not hear. As an after dinner treat I was brought cheesecake. Prior to dinner I told the server I did not eat cheese and when I reminded him he said oh well and walked away. Although the food was delicious the service left me wanting to forget what I had hoped would be a memorable meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    kpitts
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary here, and our first nice dinner alone post-baby! We love coming here (just once a year due to cost). We ordered the butter tasting, surf and turf, shortribs, mashed potatoes, and shave ice dessert. Everything was perfectly cooked, presented, and timed. Our server was Aaron but other kind gentlemen served us and made sure we had plenty water, bread, and utensils. Our bill was reasonable and our experience was just wonderful! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every element excellent
    YumBuurpAhh
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Service, cocktails, appetizers, mains and dessert all were wonderful. Attentive, knowledgeable waitstaff made it easy to relax and enjoy. The food was creative and at times complex, but in the way that makes the pallet sing, never overly complicated. We left feeling well cared for, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alan wong's honolulu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Heard about it and it was a must try foodie bucket list. Had the "tasting" menu - 5 courses. very nice and interesting compositions of items. Monchong fish was the highlight for me, although the sauce with abalone pieces lacked flavor. 'All in all - very well worth the visit. Will purchase the cookbook and try my hand at some of the dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    DinningispleasureVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is our second time dinning at Allan Wongs. The first time was three years ago. The waiter forgot three or four request that we had had her sparkly water removing distilled water for taking away menus taking away iPad and drink menu. The food was good but it missed the wow factor although we had some of their stable but iambs are six item tasting menu we found the only item that was different was the rendition of the Kona pig Cesar Salad. The lobster course which was cooked and clarified butter was a disappointment. The fish course was served dry lovely sauce.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food must try
    klaglo
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food and service was excellent. First time with my wife all the way from Singapore. We really enjoyed the food and appreciate the great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LABLove2eat
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great restaurant!!! Went here 10 years ago and was just as memorable then as it was this time in 2014!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    KenKraftNV
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was our second visit to Alan Wong's. The first time we were there was two years ago, and we were apprehensive that it wasn't going to be as great as it was then. If it was possible, the meal was even better. First, along with the menus on iPads, my wife and I received printed menus, each wishing us a happy anniversary and signed by the entire staff. We started with the butter tasting. We never knew that butter could taste different! My wife had the panzanella and filet tasting. I had the classic tasting menu. Both were amazing. The servers will well versed in the dishes and explained them as they were served. We can't wait to come back on our next trip to Hawai'i!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, so so service
    IowafoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food was excellent with good well balanced wine list (although a little high priced, even for Hawaii). Service however was poor, extremely in attentive waiter, out water boy was more concerned about our experience than the waiter and they were not understaffed, other tables around us made the same comment.i have dined here in the past and did not have this experience so maybe our waiter thought we were tourists or whatever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our second visit and it was just amazing as the first! Instead of a tasting menu like last time, we ordered from the menu, we had the opihi shooter, poke pines, lobster "tofu", ginger crusted onaga, and opakapaka. Everything was perfectly cooked and delicious! Such great flavors. For dessert we had the pineapple shave ice which was mind blowing and the Lilikoi tart which was good. Service was exceptional. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Even a server in training who brought the coffee was sweet! Always a highlight and we will be back again! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    fwnh9429VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Course menu they offered was more than what I had expected and pampered myself with goodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food uninspired and pretty tasteless. Portions far too big and we only ordered appetisers! We couldn't wait to get back to Morimoto and the fresh flavours and excellent quality ingredients there. Very tired and old fashioned and selfless promotion of AW's book on the iPad on the table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another excellent experience
    rtkawano
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The only real negative was that our table wasn't ready during our scheduled time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Yet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My wife and I eat there every year, though this last night out at Alan's was the best yet. He and his staff really prepare the food to perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing menu, great service
    Alex
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our experience was in par with the great reputation of this restaurant. We had the set menu and all six menu items were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Night-out
    Bingmeister
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The restaurant has a nice easy but special atmosphere, and we dressed up a little bit more than usual. The overall service is really nice, and the bread and accompaniments were just delicious. We chose their specialty first courses which did not disappoint. The main course, though, did not measure up to our expectations, having chosen the lamb chops and short ribs. The portions are big leaving no room for desserts. Overall, it was a nice night-out for us.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This is the 2nd time we have dined at Alan Wong's for our anniversary(s) and have not yet been disappointed. The quality of the food, service and the restaurant itself cannot be beat. The selection of the ala carte menu was diverse enough to satisfy all our palates and the fixed menu was perfect for my wife who absolutely loved the wine pairings. Our server, Tyler, was knowledgeable, personable and very professional in his tableside service also. Truly and top-notch restaurant and one that needs to be experienced. Quality, quality and more quality!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Experience!
    Emmy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Although I didn't plan much before flying to Honolulu for our honeymoon, I knew for sure that we would be dining at Alan Wong's restaurant. The photos of the food on Open Table were too good to not try in person! We shared the Ahi Sashimi and Avocado salsa stack to share and we loved the combination of flavors it had. I had the short ribs were phenomenal -- no need for a knife, and my husband had the steak, cooked to perfection. Our waiter Sean was knowledgable, friendly, and professional -- in fact everyone we came in contact made us feel so welcome. Thank you to the entire staff at Alan Wong's restaurant for making our honeymoon celebration one we will never forget! The service and quality of food found here is in a league of its own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining for occasion
    Musclekaz
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great Pacific Rim restaurant among a few. Innovative dishes which taste as good if not better as authentic style from corners of the rim. . Staff are friendly, vibrant and quick to attend. I recommend this great dining for an occasion to celebrate.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time
    kblinco
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife and I have been to Alan Wong's for the past 8 years for our anniversary and it hasn't let us down once. Every time, fantastic service, gourmet food that's just mouth watering and a wonderful atmosphere. Always a winner for the special occasions in life. Make it a point to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great local flavors
    Earlysipper
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    alan wong's presents a very good menu with robust local flavors. as noted by others the restaurant resides in an unassuming office building. glad we took taxi over or may have missed it. enjoyed the food and will come back again during our next visit to honolulu. the wait staff gave good effort but service not on par with the food. brings new meaning to a gem in the rough.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Winner
    Paid2Eat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Alan Wong's is a a special place and I try to visit a few times a year. They know their stuff in all ways. The service staffers all know their stuff, well-versed and trained in an exemplary fashion. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    An amazing culinary experience. If you like pineapple, the Bully's martini is out of this world. Foie gras is a taste treat all in itself. Service was a bit slow, but the delicious food made up for it.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Philerup
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food was decent but service is horrible. Terrible, rude people working there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Hawaiian Regional Restaurant
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We dined there for the first time on our recent vacation to Oahu. Simply put, Alan Wong's is a Honolulu treasure with incredibly good, creative food served by extremely knowledgable waiters. We particularly recommend the butterfish with foes gras and unagi, and the ginger-crusted onaga, a signature dish, apparently. We also like the casual vibe; the restaurant is not stuffy like its King St., foodie-magnet neighbor, Chef Mavro. We also like the fact that you don't have to order a tasting menu. The only demerit, if you will, is that the courses were slightly rushed. That said, we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Love it! Love it! Food is fabulous! Service is perfection! The staff really knows about and understands the food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a kind experience
    foodie21
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent food, superb food, well informed wait staff. My suggestion is to go to an early dinner. We had a 5pm reservation since we had an 8 pm show to get to. It turned out to be perfect since we had ordered the chef's menu and it took us exactly 2 hours to get through our meal. We loved our entire experience and it was worth every single penny!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best fine dining in Honolulu
    msprnt
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    we celebrated here while on our honeymoon and the service and food were the best we had in Honolulu. Unfortunately the full chef's menu was not available, so we settled for the 5-course dinner. Everything was great and the portions (for a 5-course meal) were very generous. It's a little bit away from Waikiki, but would definitely suggest this spot for a celebratory / fine dining meal in Honolulu!
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • juppeats5star
    juppeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Another return trip to Alan Wong's was a real treat. As always the food was the star, but on this visit the service was over the top as well. We both ordered the tasting menu, but not the accompanying wines that did not seem all that special for the extra cost. The courses on the tasting menu contain all the best dishes on the menu (in my estimation). Includes their wonderful tomato soup and grilled cheese/foie gras and pig sandwich. This is followed by the ahi and avocado stack, which I asked consist of avocado slices rather than the mash. Next came the snapper in an amazing sauce. Meat dish is their famous braised short rib. Dessert is coconut sorbet with chocolate shell to simulate a coconut, covered with beautiful fruit.Amazing!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Poor service
    mauigirlVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have dined at Alan Wong's numerous times, always enjoying our evening. The food is very, very good. The ginger crusted onaga is excellent, and, dairy free. I also love the short rib. Fall apart meat, tender and flavorful. I have to mention that the service on our last visit was underwhelming and really not acceptable for a restaurant in this category. One of our meals was not hot and must have been sitting around for a while before being served. This put a big damper on our dinner as one of us had a meal to eat and the other was sent back to heat up. Our server was not attentive. We poured our own wine most of the night and had to flag him down most of the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate