Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant
Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant

Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amsterdambrewhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4165041020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Winter Hours

    Daily; Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday 11:30 am - 12 Midnight
    Sunday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Avaughn Wells
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full catering department from Chef to in house event managers and planners
    Full function planning and execution for up to 1500 people. (past events include National product launch parties, Hondy Indy Drivers Party, 400 person Dinner for the Premier of Ontario, many large 400+ corporate and fortune 500 events)
  • Special Events: we love special events - we do about 250 to 300 events per year. From 25 to 1500.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: on Queens Quay
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: public parking is abundant in three lots

    the hotel across the street (underground in the Radissan Hotel)
    in the "P" parking NW corner of Queens Quay and Rece Street
    in the underground parking at Queen Quay Terminal (just East fo us)
A word from Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant
Welcome to Amsterdam BrewHouse "where great food meets great beer"
The dedication and creativity of our brewers in creating great craft beer is mirrored with our Chef in our menu. Our 14,000 sq foot Restaurant and Brewery features 500 indoor lake side view seats a 350 seat outdoor lake side PATIO (voted the BEST PATIO in Toronto)
Fresh products are used for our food, NEVER frozen... mostly local and always changing.


Our Brew Master has gone to great lengths to create some very unique flavours in Amsterdam Beer we have WON many awards including many Natonal GOLD medals for our Brews. These specific traits & characteristics will be expanded upon in every dish to marry the textures, smells & flavours creating a real dining experience for the guest that appreciates an artisanal focus on food & drink.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (71)good for groups (60)great for outdoor dining (53)hot spot (31)vibrant bar scene (28)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (16)special occasion (16)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (7)romantic (7)Show More
  • Entertaining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Showing my Atlanta colleague around town we ended up at the Brewhouse near the lake, what a gem of a place! He loved the atmosphere the food and the entertaining server!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for tasting
    dKretschma
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    There was a great choice of beer and food. Good prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went there for one of our friend birthday party. Very good location. Dinning and service were great. We had a party of 8 people and had a table near window, beautiful view on the lake. I will definetely recomend it to other people. Thx
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Horrible service, no attention to detail. Had to walk over to waiter to get him to take our orders. One of the people eating with us had an allergy and the staff disregarded the allergy completely and luckily the person noticed before eating her meal. Not impressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fab Food
    Soccerista
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have been here a few times now so I thought it was time to write a review. The food has consistently being delicious. I very much enjoyed the burger; the meat was tender and succulent and the bread was very flavorful. I have also had the beef short ribs that came on a bed of white rice. Again delicious and the server put a side of hot sauce which really gave the meal a kick :). I highly recommend this place to those who tasty dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent as always! I had a great time, the service was outstanding and it has an awesome ambiance in summer with the patio and in winter with the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best place in the harbourfront
    alex
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amsterdam is truly the best restaurant in the harbourfront area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shortstop14
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Nice atmosphere if you're sitting outside. Inside is nice but WAY too noisy! Food was pretty good but not great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great View
    FriendlyTorontonian
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wonderful view by the lakefront. Seated on the second floor that overlooks the bar below. A great date location where after dinner, there is the option of walking by the waterfront.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view
    VisitingFoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Wonderfully situated restaurant with excellent views and a great menu. Difficult to find many options to eat here if you have a few food allergies as much is pre-marinated, fried, or involves wheat (the correct gf designations need to be updated on the menu). The presentation was lovely and wait staff were helpful. The hosts at the entrance of the establishment seemed passively disinterested but found us a table. The chips in the poutine were dry - not crispy and hot because I think they baked the dish in the oven to heat the cheese curds and gravy. It was mediocre compared to places that specialize in fries or poutine. The salad was good but portion of pear was small - about 1/4 of one pear sliced into 3 pieces. Swordfish was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beer, below average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hamburger was great all other food in our group was a little disappointing
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer bliss!!
    Marlies
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great experience! My boyfriend and I dined here for the first time, we will definitely be back!! Food was outstanding, they offer seasonal beer flights, atmosphere was romantic yet casual and fun. Our server was amazing and very friendly! We made a reservation, thank goodness. The place was packed at 2:30pm. I would definitely suggest making a reservation for anytime you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lakeside Pub
    alfresco
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great selection of beers and lighter fare. We enjoyed the outdoor patio and staff was very attentive even for a larger group. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beer and good food.
    LeajakedrewA
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Just visiting Toronto but I wish I could go to the Amsterdam Brewhouse again. The atmosphere was interesting. I liked the open concept. Lots of different tables. I had a flight if beer which was good. Decided the Bone Crushers was my fav. Had three kids in tow. They likes the pounte, and the pretzel. Also enjoyed the wings(although "suicide" weren't that hot), Caesar salad and burger. Dessert of flour less cake and tarfutaro was demolished.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruby
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    First time a month ago. the Green Salad w/ Poached Pear & Brulleed Goat Cheese looked & tasted like a gourmet dish, the greens were fresh, the brulleed goat cheese something new, the dressing made everything delicious....except they forgot the pear. notified the server re the missing pear & made a 2nd order coz the salad tasted really great. 2nd order came w/ 2 pears portions & was just as delicious. Went again a few days ago for dinner, ordered the same salad, but it was a bit disappointing this time. the greens were kinda soggy & overall taste wasn't as good as the first time. My husband liked the tender Beef Ribs, though, & the Chicken Wings was ok. Great location, large area that can seat many guests. would still recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had 3 kids with us, which I know can make a restaurant nervous. Everyone was great, despite two spilled drinks (one of which was an adult's fault, though she tried to blame it on her very cute 5 year old) and refill requests. The restaurant made the kids, and adults, feel welcome. Food was gorgeous, as it always is. Only note was the sautéed rapini was very garlicky, which I think was a one-off. Flank steak, kids' fish and chips, adult fish and chips, wings, and chicken lettuce cups were all a hit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    greatviewevenwhenitrains
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My significant other and I went to the Brewery for dinner pre-concert. I had originally made reservations hoping to be on the patio. However, because it was raining all day, we ended up having to sit inside. I was AMAZED by the inside, as it was super spacious and had fabulous views out onto the Harbourfront/water/marina. I loved how it had the two levels. For an appetizer we enjoyed the pretzel buns with cheddar dip - fantastic. The chicken wrap was lacking a bit in terms of the chicken being cold and flavour somewhat drab. There was supposed to be avocado mayonnaise on it but I didn't see/taste the avocado. For someone who doesn't drink beer, I tend to prefer flavored beers. So the summer feature Radtler definitely hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer And The Lake!
    GiGi
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It was nice to sit by the water - the sole reason we went there - but the food service and food were mediocre. The young staff are very friendly and work hard but the kitchen disappoints. We loved the beer samplings on the menu card and our server made excellent recommendations. Come here for Beer and the Lake side seats.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KRob
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fabulous location - great service - delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food
    La1983
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was terrible. Won't be returning, it's a shame because the restaurant is gorgeous and the location is perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • parisiensVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great spot down by the water. Fourth time attending in the past three months and noticed a definite decline each time. Our table had the lobster rolls and chicken wrap. The lobster rolls were three tiny rolls filled with canned ????. Absolutely no taste. The chicken wrap also lacked flavour. Both meals were pre-made as they arrived at the table less than two minutes after being ordered. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glass in Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    There was glass in our food, the worst part was the management did not handle the situation in a proper manner. They actually still wanted to charge us for the food that had glass in it. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. RISKY TO LIFE TO EAT HERE
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Berni
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I found the staff to be immature and poorly trained. I specifically said one of our party was in a wheelchair and there was not a table waiting for us. We also told them when we arrived that one member would be late. When he arrived they would not let him in. He texted me at the table to come and get him. The security guard also asked him if he had been drinking, he is a man with a disability. The food was nothing special, over priced and the staff were all exceptionally immature. We will not return. Bernadette
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  • Best waterfront find!
    Patiohop43
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    So happy to have found this restaurant. My husband and I enjoy patio dining and this place exceeded out expectations. Dining by the water with the views of the airport and island were both scenic and relaxing. Food was delicious. We ordered the pizza and beef dip sandwich and both were brought to us without a long wait and very fresh. Drinks were also made to our liking. This was our second visit, the first time we sat inside with our 3 year old daughter who enjoyed her food and the waitress was very attentive to her needs. We will be returning again very soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Heyfood1234456789
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food was great. However it took 10 minutes until a server even spoke to us after we were sat. Wasn't too busy but brutal server. My wife doesn't want to return just because if the service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were able to get a seat on the North patio with a view of the lake. Waiter was friendly, and very knowledgable about the beer selection. We shared the chicken lettuce wrap appetizer - a bit salty but still very tasty. I had the white pizza with brie and chicken - the crust could have been thinner and crisper but overall was delicious. Lemon mirangue pie in a jar is a must have
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A night at the brewhouse
    Amateurcritic
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The reservation process is confusing for both staff and customers for large parties. My original reservation was for 10 people and a day or two later I called the restaurant to increase the size of my reservation. I was advised to email a particular person who handles parties of 10+. The response from the restaurant simply said the change could not be done. Upon arriving at the restaurant we were told more than 10 customers at one table must be one bill. We were later told that 10 and above qualified for a joint bill. Overall we were not pleased about the misinformation. The waitress was able to accomodate our separate bills however we were still charged the 18% gratuity. I would not suggest going back with a large table reservation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Patio To Die For
    JennVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    You have to visit this place for the food, the beer, and the view! Get a nice table on the patio and enjoy one of their new, "fruity" beers. We tried a peach beer, a banana beer, and a raspberry beer. All very unique and perfect for a summer night on the patio. The new menu is also outstanding with a wide variety of options. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had to return my food. The swordfish was hard and would have needed a steak knife to cut though it. The wings were also very hard but the bbq sauce had a good taste. A food server came to our table 4 times with someone else's food. You would have thought he would have caught eventually. Maybe recommend for drinks to enjoy the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    JChunLi
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Love the different beer selections and the food was delicious, especially the pretzel. Service was great and very timely. Would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    chrisrobin23
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I was glad we had a reservation as we avoided a very long line up. Hostess staff was great. We were seated promptly with a great view of the lake. Inspite of being very busy we were waited on in a quick and efficient manner and was pleasantly surprised that the food was really good!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun times At Amsterdam
    hckystyx
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent location, great food, wonderful beer selection, super atmosphere, great service, we had a really good time, can't wait to go back again to try the rest of the menu, and sample some more great craft beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is horrible
    mavyala
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    You can't beat the view and the amount of space on the patio which would have me coming back, but the service was horrible. I had heard from others that it was prior to going and the restaurant proved me right. It took 45 minutes to get my first drink and even longer to get the food, half of it arrived all cold. The other half arrived after we were done eating. Out of the 6 meals, 4 of them had to be sent back and we are not a picky group. The restaurant is new and there were a lot of trainees so I am assuming it's growing pains. But oh boy it was painful. The one server at our table was trying her very best, she was very attentive and trying to make up for all the issues that were happening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bone2pick
    Illhaveanother
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great view, vibrant buzz, and the beers were awesome. Service was courteous but a little slow with a packed house. Oh, and there there was the food - major letdown. Did I say major? Birthday event for 4 - Lemon Chicken was dry and swimming in liquid of some kind - but not lemon; Burgers - average and under cooked; deli sandwich served cold; espresso machine was broken that night. Caesar salad - have had better take out! Curiously, watched a number of servers going back to the kitchen with full plates! Standard practice? - or just a bad night in the kitchen? Don't know but sorry guys - we won't be back. Great beer not enough to endure the poor food quality. This could have been a stellar evening - but really disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio!
    woodsrupVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great pub food with a good selection of beer. If the weather is nice, I recommend the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Not the best
    Maxmillien
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Slow service was heightened by the fact that they refused to put on a Game 7 NHL game. We were told "this is not a sports bar, we don't have to have that game on, I'm sorry there is nothing we can do." We were pretty shocked by this since you know, we live in Canada and it's the NHL playoffs. Service was pretty slow and the food was just fine. Wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brewhouse
    sniderbd
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great place to grab some local made beer and a delicious bite to eat, especially before a Jays game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but Overpriced
    Bossman
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food was pretty good. We had Stuffed jalapeños for an app, which were just 3 small jalapeño halves for $12. I had the margherita pizza for $13, which was well priced. My only issue is that it should've been cooked for another 30 seconds in the wood oven. The beers were great and the service was decent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    Uday
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food selection and beer selection were absolutely awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Company Team Event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The experience was very good. The food and beverage was excellent, the ambiance and facilities were great. We only had one mix up in someones order and an issue with transferring the bar tab to our dinner table. We would also like to point out that our server appeared to be very busy and not available for long periods of time on a few occasions. Other than this is a pleasant experience and we would definitely recommend it and come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.