Anaheim White House
Anaheim White House

Anaheim White House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.anaheimwhitehouse.com/
  • Phone: 7147721381
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Dinner 5:00PM to 9:00 PM Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Eddie Meza
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: White House Catering brings the same degree of excellence to your event, wherever it might be (we've catered as far away as Atlanta, Moscow and even Bora Bora) and whatever the size (whether you are planning an intimate gathering or want to feed a small army in style).
    We will work with you and your budget to customize exactly what you want. We know that you will be pleased with the professionalism, attention to detail and unique presentation of what many have come to consider the most trusted name in the catering business.
    Visit us at www.whcatering.com or call 714-396-6811.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Anaheim White House occupies a lovely 1909 home with twelve different dining areas. From groups of 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 even up to 250 we can help. We offer menus from $28.95 per person. Please contact the restaurant for more information
  • Private Party Contact: Julianne 7147721381x11

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ball Rd./Anaheim Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $4.00 Valet parking nightly or Self parking available on adjacent streets. Self parking for Lunch (excluding December and some special event dates).
A word from Anaheim White House
Anaheim White House occupies a lovely turn of the century(c. 1909) home. The menu features fresh seafood and specialties influenced by proprietor Bruno Serato's frequent trips to his hometown of Verona, Italy. Zagat says "Absolutely outstanding".."excellent" Northern Italian fare".."superb service.. always an experience." The restaurant is included in Epicurean Rendezvous' "100 Best Restaurants in Southern California", received five stars from "Southern California Restaurant Writers" and Best service from "OC Restaurant Association". The wine list features over 200 Californian and European wines.
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Anaheim White House reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)romantic (30)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (16)notable wine list (14)good for groups (10)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • love this place
    reggie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is great and I love the staff. They always try to keep the menu updated and new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    reggie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the food was excellent and the menu is always being updated. great place with great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic spot in Anaheim
    DrGOVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was terrific. Cocktails even better; the classics well represented here. Be sure and order the Grand Marnier/Chocolate souffle when you order dinner; the combo was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our first visit to this restaurant and we were expecting a very special experience based on reviews, extensive menu choices and ambiance. We were surprised to be rushed through the ordering process as our reservation was for 8 pm and very few other patrons were being seated at that time. Our server tried hard but was not helpful regarding menu choices or informative about the size of the entrees. We would have ordered more food had we known. Food was overall, mediocre and overpriced for the portion size. I was sorry that I hadn't chosen Ruth's Chris or Morton's but I was informed that this place was superior. Not true.
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  • Elegant and Delicious
    ocfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everyone in our party loved their meals and the appetizers - the selections were awesome, although pricey, but well worth it. I had the health conscious prix fix, choosing the petit filet and it was perfectly dne and seasoned (although I did take a scoop of the garlic mash and sauted mushroom sides - hard not to!!!). The owner and head Chef Bruno came by and asked how everything was, which is always a treat. I highly recommend this place for special nights out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    While I can appreciate vintage, this place needs an update. Food was just okay this time, service was very good but the place was empty.
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  • the white house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    It was my first time there - excellent from the napkins, to the service to the fabulous food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    beardeddiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The way a restaurant is represented relies a lot on their staff, and the White House has some of the best around. Our waiter (Lucas) was very knowledgeable about every question we had about the menu, and the food was amazing. I would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at its best
    Alan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food (from appetizer to salad to entrée), service, and conversation with staff is top notch. Bruno does an incredible job of offering the best in class food, as well as ensuring he or his staff attend to each guest to ensure they are satisfied with their dining experience. Because we live in New Jersey, we are limited in the times we can travel to Anaheim so we make sure it is where we dine, the first Friday evening of our annual vacation to the area. We have been dining at the Anaheim White House for the past 14 years and will continue to do so. If you eat deserts, you have to order the Soufflé. Like the entrees and appetizers, the Soufflé is out of this world. Anaheim White House is THE place to go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a dining treat
    live2eat
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had two seafood dishes (Sand Daps and Sea Bass) both were spectacular. The presentation of the salads and entrees was exceptional! This will be my favorite restaurant in the Anaheim area.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not just old school..plain just old
    willing2try
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Started out like it was going to be a good night. Appetizers were good and so was the wine we picked. Service started to tank after that we were the first party seated the last to get our order and it was incomplete. Then took forever to get bill and pay...it made and okay experience bad. as we were finally walking out bugs were on the floor..big black ones.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oops!!!!! What Happened?????
    igetaroundVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We took my son and his girlfriend for dinner. It was her first visit. The service from the kitchen was AWFUL!!! It took 30 minutes to get our salads. Not sure what happened as the servers would not give any explanation when we questioned why everyone in our room who came in AFTER we did was served their dinners and where was ours. It then took one and a half hours to get our entrees. They brought 2 appetizers to make nice. Plus they gave us one dessert to share. As I said there was no real explanation given. The server at one point retook our orders after bringing us the wrong entrees. Just sorry our guest had a bad first dining experience. Not a good first impression.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr. Razon
    rafael
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Overall experience was excellent. Food, service, etc. Planning to come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    pinkster70
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    When you want the best, great food and great service, this is your place
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    Plushieboy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We make sure our special occassions are spent here. The staff is attentive, and they made my daughter feel special for celebrating her milestone with them. The food is always perfect, and they know how to do pasta the way pasta is supposed to be done. Simple things are noticed and I can't recommend enough a night at the White House.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Culinary works of art
    sweetmelt
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I was very impressed with how their food was presented - they looked good and was delicious too. We went there for lunch and the prices were very reasonable. The filet mignon was served with a foot tall Leaning Tower of Pisa cracker and the white fish came with a huge butterfly cracker. I chose the pre-fixe meal and it came with salad and dessert for less than $20.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timeless
    monkey1886
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Been dining here for over 20 years. Service is always impeccable and the food is always fabulous. Love the house and the history behind it. I was fortunate enough to be able to shake the hand of the great man who owns and runs this amazing place when I came in for Father's Day brunch with my father. Bruno was warm and inviting as always. Thank you Anaheim White House for never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went here for Father's Day Brunch and had a delicious meal. The only strange thing about their brunch is that you order off a menu; one appetizer, one entree and one dessert and the appetizers are only lunch items. For example; soup, salad, gnocchi, etc so it makes for a strange combination when you order pancakes or waffles.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place and great food..but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I had dinner at this restaurant over 7 years ago and loved it so much that I wanted to enjoy an evening in celebration of our 24th anniversary with my husband. We do not live in the area, so when we planned to be in Newport Beach for a week, I was excited to share an evening there. Upon entering the restaurant ,we were taken aback by the very strong fish odor. It was strong enough that we almost decided to leave. But we decided to stay as we had taken a very expensive cab ride to get there. As the evening progressed, we did enjoy very good service and delicious food, but couldn't quite overcome the strong odor. We did mention it to the gentleman at the front desk when we were leaving. He was very concerned and listened intently.
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  • sjck
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Love this place! It's great for a special night out. Staff is stellar. Food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 724 reviews are from the Anaheim White House reviews archive.
  • It was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went on Sunday and they only serve their Sunday Brunch, which we didn't know, so the options were limited. That being said, the food was good. Not amazing, but solid. I would like to go back and try it when it is their regular menu. The servers were very nice and helpful when you asked for something and kept the mimosa's coming, however overall service was a bit slow. But we had a special cake and they took care of it for us with out an extra fee and even added a chocolate covered strawberry to everyone's plate. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meh
    mojojojo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Musky mildew smell throughout the restaurant. Decor was nice, service excellent. The wine list is small and unimpressive, not in line with the atmosphere. The dining menu was the same. Good portions, not terribly expensive, but osso was bland, fatty and mushy.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting Find
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Interesting is the best word. You are eating in redesigned bedrooms of the original home. Design is from an older period but that was ok with me. The food and wine are a great variety and the specials were unique and tasty. Osso Buco was my dinner choice which was tasty but not right for my taste buds. Maybe I mixed too many flavors. Can not go wrong with the steaks. I had some of my wife's New York which was awesome. We tried the chocolate mashed potatoes and it did not do anything for us. We left most of it. Again I think we tried too many flavors. If it was just with the salmon as intended I am sure fantastic. We will surely go again and keep the courses more simple. I think we did too much too fast. Service was fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • escargot anyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This place was recommended to me by a colleague and I'm so glad we went. Any place that still serves escargot is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A timeless Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We first visited 7 years ago from Australia and on this visit nothing has changed. The food is still great as is the service and wine list. We felt the signature desert, the JACKIE O was not as good as last time, due to the petite fours not being as good
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • rude asst manager
    gfys
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had to send my filet back it was cold and way under cooked. After paying the 200.00 bill. As we exited I advised the manager and he said Im NOT going to apologize and that my expectations were too high and suggested I should go back to Mortons. I would never go back to the white house. ...
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  • Good food - work on the staff
    getyourvalueVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was good and hostess was accommodating. Had a real mix of service levels by the wait people, pointing to a training or selection issue. Some where friendly and responsive, others acted like they'd rather be at a funeral and forgetful. Only issue with any items brought to the table was that the soup was luke warm and coffee at end of the meal was cold - and I mean COLD.... Food was enjoyable, but for the premium, expect higher caliber wait people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old world throw back
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Felt like a 40 year step back in time. $50 a person without alcohol. If your 70 plus, you'll love the decor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoboVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our first time to this restaurant. We don't live in the area but were attending the "Stars on Ice" at the Honda Center. The Prime Rib was perfectly cooked to our taste. We had excellent service. Would definitely return on another occasion when I attend another event in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This is a great place to take a date or to go for a special occasion. The food is wonderful, the staff has good service and the ambiance is terrific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smells old:(
    Businesstraveler
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The smell inside the building reminded me of a nursing home. Lots of old fabrics are holding in musty smells. Open a window!! Wash the curtains! The good was decent and the service was good but it was hard to notice those things due to the stench.
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  • Superb Food
    CarolTVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband and I go here a couple of times a year and the few is always good but this time!! I had the crab stuffed calamari - cooked perfectly and delicious. My husband got the braised ribs - so tender! Service was excellent as usual: they are very good at setting the pace and the right level of attentiveness and they are not stuffy. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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  • Service was EXCELENT food was GREAT
    BenifanVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Service was seriously AMAZING!! Everyone was so friendly and kind and made u feel at home. Food was delicious! And the way its served in this fine form was just the cherry on top. The reason im giving 4 stars and not five is because there is absolutely no view. No windows. Nothing. Yes its an elegant place but just not was I expected. All u see is a bunch of people all around you. A bit crowded. Other than that, great!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Paradise
    RonS
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Great experience, drinks were good, the food even better. Enjoyed the ambiance, if you are in Anaheim, it's a must place for dinner. Coming from the East Coast, it was nice to dine in such a upscale Resturant at a fair price for food and drinks. If we are ever back in this area, we will return for a second visit. Staff well trained.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The Anaheim White House falls a little short of being an outstanding fine dinning experience. The ambiance lacked real candles and flowers on the table. The bread was not particularly fresh nor warm. The entrees we had were good but lacked the flavor and flare to make then truly outstanding. The service was very good. Overall the experience was somewhat between good and very good, but certainly not exception. If you are looking for a good meal at a moderately high price, then the Anaheim White is recommended. However if you are looking for a truly exceptionally fine dining experience, look elsewhere.
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  • Love2eat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The hostesses were very friendly, seated us promptly. The waiter assisted us with the menu, offered suggestions . We had to ask several times for our drinks. Excellent service from the bread waiter and water. Our salads were beautifully served- tasted wonderful. Our entrée was slow to arrive. After serving us our server disappeared, we were unable to tell him the potatoes were COLD and our entrée although very tasty and beautifully presented was lukewarm. He finally came when it was time for dessert. When we told the him, his comment was "we should have told them" "We replied "but no one came over to check so there was no one to tell". . We did have a lovely time, the restaurant was quite so you could visit without shouting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unusual but disappointing
    Iamtherefordinner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    interesting and unusual restaurant. I thought that Brunch was a buffet. but it was a 3 course meal, I came into the restaurant, already disappointed that I will not have too many choices for my brunch menu. The grounds were pretty, but no real grass just turf. reception was warm & friendly. sat upstairs, but it smelled musty. Our waitress was attentive but not very friendly. The menu selection was not special, just normal fare, but had flair in the presentation with a replica of the Tower of Pisa and a big butterfly made of dough to decorate the plates. food was lukewarm. small portion. Dessert was a choice of sliver of cake , small cream puffs or marmalade crepe which was too sweet. a Place where you go once and don't return.
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    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Gymgirl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My daughter and I went to the White House for Easter brunch not knowing it was prix fixe. I was a expecting a"traditional" brunch where you have a large variety of foods to choose from. The selection was pretty good considering it was three courses. I was pleased to have (possibly the owner or chef or maybe he was one in the same) stop by our table to greet us and ask how the meal was. The food was great and the presentation was beautiful. I would recommend dining here. The ambience is definitely reminiscent of old world Italy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The brunch menu looked very attractive. Indeed, the appetizers and entrees created great expectations. Sadly, the food was mediocre. The salads were quite ordinary--the ceasar, for example, was flavorless. The prime rib was lacking in flavor and loaded with fat and gristle. The peppered hanger steak was devoid of any pepper and was tougher than that cut of beef should have been. The stuffed chicken breast was quite good, however. All entrees were accompanied by flavorless (probably instant) mashed potatoes. Desserts were O.K. but nothing special. Service by a young and enthusiastic staff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White House
    Marci
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was great as was the service. It's a special occasion type of place. I had read about the decor being over the top. It's their theme. It's a restaurant! Decor was interesting and made for conversation. I'd go back (I'm not eating the decor, it's about the good food.)
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.