a(MUSE.)
a(MUSE.)

a(MUSE.)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amuse-rehoboth.com/
  • Phone: (302) 227-7107
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00PM - 10:00 PM Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, 5:00PM-11:00 PM Friday - Saturday
    Happy Hour Daily: 4:00PM - 6:00 PM in the bar and patio with drink specials and Mr. Cameron's $5 & $10 menu
    Late night Menu: 10:00 PM - close in the bar and patio with Mr. Cameron's $5 & $10 menu
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Hari Cameron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can customize your catering needs to fulfill any request you may have. We work closely with local farmers and purveyors to offer the guest the highest quality ingredients possible.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can customize your private party for up to 100 people to fit all your needs. Please contact us via phone or email at steph@amuse-rehoboth.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st & 2nd
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking directly in front of restaurant May - September. Free permit parking after 5 pm starting 1 block away Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free street parking middle of September until Friday before Memorial Day.
A word from a(MUSE.)
a(MUSE.) uses local, Mid Atlantic ingredients to give the guest a unique dining experience. Both classic techniques and modern culinary preparation combine to give you an experience with our food you will not find anywhere else. Please let us know when making your reservation if you would be interested in our 4, 7, or 11 course tasting menu. If interested in a tasting menu, we encourage everyone at the table partake in the tasting experience together.
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a(MUSE.) reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)special occasion (54)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (37)great for outdoor dining (34)notable wine list (19)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (15)good for groups (12)late-night find (9)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was a great discovery with excellent menu variety and sensitive to individual healthy eating needs. Food was prepared extremely well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable Service, Amazing Dinner
    Nicole
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We dined at aMuse on Saturday the 19th and it was a great experience. The server, Palma, was very knowledgeable and explained items perfectly. The service style is more team oriented and everyone that touched our table was friendly and wonderful. The cheeses before the meal were great - Palma helped us to choose the perfect ones. There was a peach habanero jam that I wish they would jar and I could buy. Salads and apps were fresh and tasted like Spring in the best way possible. The grains and seeds is a not to be missed item. Dessert was fantastic with homemade ice cream and a display of chocolate that was out of the this world. The chef is truly talented. We will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    Lewesbonn
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Service was hit and miss. Though not many people in the restaurant, we had to ask twice for plates for appetizer that was served. Duckling was wonderfully prepared and enjoyed immensely. Second diner enjoyed scallops that were blackened and quite tasty. The rest of the plate was drowned in kale (not bad) and more lentils than anyone could consume in one meal. This dinner would have been far better with something other than kale and lentils.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • more than a dining experience
    Jenny
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was my second visit to a(muse) and just as the first time it was fulfilling and exceeded expectation. Some restaurants when choosing presentation as a goal end up lacking quality. That is not the case here. Though eclectic, the service has the same heart warming touch of a country diner. You sit there amazed at how someone came to this dynamic and tasteful combinations. It's truly a must see of Rehoboth Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal...Great Service
    RichVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    For some of us, it was the first time. Unique dishes all well prepared and tasty. We are planning to go back for the four course prix fixe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food; drinks were just ok
    RobOfChevyChaseVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Potted chicken and foie gras appetizer. 5 stars Quinoa and flax seed appetizer. 5 stars. Above two appetizers together made for quite the contrast in texture and taste and is what made the dining experience 5 stars. Gnocchi entree. 4.5 stars. Service was ok. Waitress forgot one of two drink orders. One cocktail had to be sent back since it was incorrectly made. We will be back. For the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Opted for the 4 course tasting menu and was thrilled. Great food, service and ambiance. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Diner23
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The 4 course surprise dinner was excellent. A lot of fun and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food--good service
    beachretiree
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Also relaxed, fun atmosphere without being noisy. Prices are high but the dishes are unique
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Treat!
    harryk
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Knowledgeable wait-staff and a creative menu make this little gem a great place to visit. We look forward to the unusual and creative flavors the chef prepares. It's a charmer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful as always
    Foodies
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Hari's offerings are on the cutting edge. Food is absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    chickVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is the best restaurant in the state. Both in service and food they do an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great chef!
    Hoyte
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    He even came to our table! Cutting edge cuisine! Great apps and great desert. Unique coffee prep.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a(MUSE) was just what we needed
    Saveursaver
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We took the plunge and opted for the 7 course chefs tasting menu...which was not really a menu at all. Our experienced and thoughtful server asked about our favorite food choices, likes, dislikes, restrictions, allergies, cravings and reported it back to the kitchen and left with the Chef. We were blown away with the selection of delicious courses presented to us. We could not have come up with the flavors and textures so carefully composed and served to us. It was wonderful! It was just what we needed after a dry spell of flat dining experiences. Go there, be adventurous, wake up your taste buds, spend some $$$$ and experience some real food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr
    SlowVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Tonight we had martinis and the 4 course tasting menu, smoked artic char with mustard seed and fennel, root vegetable salad, poached egg yolk with chocolate nibs, pan roasted grouper with squash & collard greens, fried apple & quince sorbet. The meal was fabulous and the service was excellent. Reservation was secured through open table, but was probably not necessary on a winter mid week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem by the ocean
    harryk
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This was our first visit to a(Muse.) Four of us all tried different items off the firsts and entrees. We were pleased. We will return. It helped to have a Groupon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal. Everyone had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Excellent meal. Everyone had something different so we could all taste. The Briscuit was amazing. I have never had it prepared that way and it was very tender with no heavy grain. Nice quiet atmosphere and very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheese plate is a great starter.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Cheese plate is a great starter. The beet salad was wonderful, and the scallop entree never disappoints. Always a pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Delightful Adventure
    TrollingstoneVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Chef Hari Cameron's menu is always limited, never routine and always superb. Duck scrapple was a new experience and terrific, with spicey bold flavor. Scallops and Duck breast were our entrees, done to perfection and presented with farm fresh vegetables, such as squash and cabbage. Service is always low key and knowledgeable. Love the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Delaware
    beryl1221VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Hari Cameron has the best restaurant in Delaware. Hands down. His food (duck scrapple??!!), service, and attention to detail are, to us anyway, superior to every other place. His food is playful, flavorful, but isn't frou frou or messy. There is nothing unnecessary and the care and love he puts on every plate is extraordinary. The service is wonderful--they work as a team so there is no one who cannot/will not assist you. They cater to special diets and are so gracious and pleasant. We're so lucky!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpinionatedJerk
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The menu is a bit pretentious, but the staff isn't. We ordered quite a few different pieces of charcuterie and cheeses recommended by our waiter Nick and they were all delicious. We also ordered the potted chicken. It was a signature dish served in a little mason jar with toast points. It was excellent as well. We intended to have a meal there, but ended up feeling full, so we just ordered to desserts. My wife and I got the ricotta cheesecake. The portion was too small, but it was light and flavorful. Our friends got the sorbet. Overall, we were very happy with our choice and glad we went there. We will be going back. P.S. Ask for Nick
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Was expecting something better. Food was good. For the price, was expecting something great which we didnt get. Wouldn't go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A GREAT Valentine's Day evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A GREAT Valentine's Day evening with my wife. What could be better than excellent food, a beautiful woman, and your favorite drink! Thanks A muse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Rehoboth Gem
    Cavanbrady
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    What a great place for dinner. Service was excellent and server was extremely helpful while we perused the unique offerings! After the dinner we had an opportunity to talk with the chef and discovered he just returned from an all day trip in our home town, Philly. He was buying fresh produce, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tried several appetizers -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    tried several appetizers - all were very unusual and very yummy especially the potted chicken which was shred chicken with fois gras - however, the flat iron entrée with black onion sauce was unusual and tasty the beef was very tough and gristly....it came out mostly raw and not chewable - they took it back only to cook a bit longer - it did not help.........however, altogether it was a good foodie experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The parsnip soup is outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The parsnip soup is outstanding. We've never had a bad meal at amuse.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We keep coming back!
    DrRobbVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We ate their twice this week. On Sunday, we did the tasting menu, and on Tuesday, for New Year's Eve, we ordered a la carte. We have returned with every visit to Rehoboth this year. We have never been let down and now feel like part of the family. This, of course, is an added plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect New Years Eve Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I took our daughter here for the first time on New Years Eve. What a treat! Start to finish the experience was fabulous. Our waiter, Shelton, made excellent recommendations. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years Eve
    whww
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Decided to have a nice sit down dinner for New Year's Eve. My wife had the tasting menu with wine pairings, I ordered from the menu. The food was excellent. The prices are a bit high, but the quality is also high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like a surprise?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Try the tasting menu Hari Cameron prepares. I have tried both the four and six course and each is seasonal, local and packed with flavor. You can buy a wine flight to match each course, but don't try that with the six course unless you have a designated driver. The food is always inventive and good here. We go early to have a drink at the bar because David the bartender never disappoints.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class meal
    chefboyrb55VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We tried the seven course tasting menu and were absolutely blown away. Chef Hari introduced each course personally, our server, in addition to taking very good care of us, paired our wines beautifully. We had a wonderful evening from our first cocktail straight through to coffee and after dinner drinks. We have all ready returned once- a(Muse) is our new go to restaurant when we visit Rehoboth Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We were fortunate enough to catch them out of season, so we had the staff's full attention. Our waiter was obviously well versed in what she was serving as she gave us detailed descriptions of what was on each plat of our Chef's 6 course tasting menu. We enjoyed not knowing in advance what each plate would bring, and we also had the wine pairings. Three hours later, we were completely full, satisfied and wow'd by the staff and chef. It was a special occasion and we asked for and received a copy of our tasting menu that was personalized and included a special "chef's gift" course (which made it seven courses). The food was creatively put together using wild local herbs and mushrooms. Great time, great food choices. We will go again
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Food
    Rudden
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Our four course tasting was an amazing value. Not only was the food inventive and delicious but the service was outstanding. The server began by asking our table what we ate and didn't eat, if we had allergies and what things we liked. Then a meal was created for us. The chef, Hari, personally stop by the table several times to discuss the food and get our evaluation of it. If you are interested in creative food served with impeccable service in an informal setting go to this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    (a) muse is an adventurous and delicious restaurant. We always find something new to delight our palate. We enjoy sitting at the bar where the service is excellent. The chef is very creative and very friendly. If you like creative and different food you should give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but bad acoustics
    Clint
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The food was awesome and the service was really good. My only complaint was that it was hard to hear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and staff
    Eat2live
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Everything is fresh, the drinks are unique and well made and the restaurant has a great ambience in the evening. A real foodie's delight. If you're lucky, as we were, the Chef may stop by your table and explain how he runs his kitchen. A truly delightful experience. Winter time is always best to get the optimum dining experience as it is not crowded(at least in my opinion) and they take their time. No rush. Staff is well trained and can explain the menu as good as the Chef. Everyone working there clearly enjoys it! Highly recommend. Nice bar, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every Meal is Special
    KMshopper
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The food here is a treat every time we go. It is thoughtful, adventurous, and delicious. The drinks are equally as divine. Great service, too. Although this may not be your top choice if you have picky children, definitely try it if they are open to new things. I LOVE that there is no "kid" menu. I order one meal from the adult menu for my two kids (age 5 and 6) to share and they always devour it. It opens their eyes to new tastes and is so much more interesting that grilled cheese or chicken nuggets. We do go in earlier (by 6:30) when we have them with us just out of consideration for other adult diners. And for a date night it is fantastic, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a relaxed comfortable
    satisfied
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    It was a relaxed comfortable dinning experiance. The waitress was very friendly and well informed. I would definitely go back to try some other dishes. overall this dinning experiance was OK.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious tasting menu!
    RehobothdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We celebrated our anniversary with the four course tasting menu. I had the wine pairing (not on the menu) and enjoyed the surprise of each course. The chef delivered two of them himself ! We also received a cheese course on the house;) The food and service were wonderful and it made a great first visit.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Anniversary Dinner!
    ChloeBelleVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner upon recommendation from a friend. I got the 4 course dinner and he just got an appetizer and entrée. I had quite a few restrictions that the chef had to work with, and all were easily accommodated. Everything I had was amazing, even the veal that I normally wouldn't even consider eating! Beware, the portions for each course seemed to be regular sized, so come hungry and be prepared to be stuffed and rolled out of there afterwards! Don't be tempted by the delicious bread they offer you in the beginning! My husband also enjoyed both of his courses, although the smoke flavor on the cabbage he had was too overwhelming for him. I am looking forward to our next opportunity to visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.