Andina
Andina

Andina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.andinarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5032289535x4
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Customized menus with a Peruvian flair are available for offsite catering.
  • Entertainment: Features live music with a Latin flavor every night in the bar. The music schedule can be viewed online at www.andinarestaurant.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th
  • Public Transit: Portland Streetcar: 10th/Glisan (Northbound to NW 23rd) and 11th/Glisan (Southbound to PSU)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking is available.
A word from Andina
Andina draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt, collaborates with Andina’s kitchen team to develop a menu that celebrates her family’s Andean roots, interweaving the ideas and techniques of both Criollo and Novo-Andean cuisines. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to create dishes at once traditionally rooted and personally inspired. Founded in 2003, Andina emerged as one of the region’s leading Peruvian restaurants and continues to generate wide appeal within the food communities in and around Portland, and much further afield.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Andina reviews from OpenTable diners
512 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (389)special occasion (311)hot spot (204)neighborhood gem (161)good for groups (140)romantic (136)vibrant bar scene (114)notable wine list (96)great for lunch (58)late-night find (33)kid-friendly (20)great for brunch (15)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As usual it was excellent! We always enjoy going to Andina and the servers are very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was great and would go again! Next time I would ask for downstairs for possibly a quieter dining experience and if not there, I would ask for a booth. Our server was sweet and informed and great also!!! The only reason I gave less stars was because it was noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    Amfp
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Appetizers disappointing to all in party. Entrees quite good. Good service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was an incredible place to dine for my birthday! Very knowledgeable servers on both the food and the libations, incredible food and flavors and a great ambiance. They really have an amazing vegan menu and they even went out of their way to provide an interesting vegan dessert. I will be coming back for many special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed!
    avocadoyum
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My husband had eaten here 4 months ago. He raved about the food, and was eager to take me. We researched the menu so we wouldn't miss any outstanding dishes, and we also asked our waitress for advice. We shared 6 small tapas dishes including the much-touted octopus kebab and the marinated beef hearts. We were both very disappointed: the flavors were bland and unmemorable, except for the three sauces that are brought to each table to be used as desired. The beef hearts were tough and tasted like liver, the octopus was overcooked and not as fresh-tasting as I've had elsewhere. The vegetable soup of the day was boring. We also had a causa - a potato terrine - but the yellow aji sauce seemed absent. What a comedown! I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • five star service and food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    One of the best dining experiences on our trip to Oregon. Highly recommended on any return trip to Portland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavors are memorable!!
    Good
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had fabulous dinner at Andina. Four of us ate their recently and it was a 5 star experience from start to finish. We made a reservation since it is a very popular place and were promptly seated in their very attractive space. Our waiter was very informative and helpful and made all great suggestions. We had 5 tappas dishes to share; grilled scallops, crab stuffed avocado, muscles, and seafood wontons. Seafood wontons were very good, everything else was truly fabulous. Favorites were the muscles and scallops which both had wonderful preparations. Highly recommend this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening of Shouting
    Matt
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food, ambience, and service were wonderful (especially our waiter Rob) and made our anniversary amazing. However, it was WAY too loud. I found myself almost yelling for my partner to hear me. It was also a touch on the dark side.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food. Very busy and noisy. Service is quite good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good, but very loud and crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food but too many tables for the available space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andina is a Gem!
    Tones801
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Never been and took my girl out on a whim, as they had good reviews and plethora of veggie and vegan selections! Our waiter Rob was outstanding! Friendly without being overbearing and extremely knowledgeable. We were waited by no less than 5 people as well as a lovely visit from the Matriarch of the family. The flavors of the food were surprising, new, delicious and fresh. We will be going back to Andina!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back-to-Back Nights at Andina
    perceythecat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had OpenTable reservations for Friday night and were promptly seated exactly as requested, in the bar so we could be near the live music - which was sensational. As with each and every visit to Andina, the food, drinks, and service were spot-on. We had such a good time, tried to bring some friends by the next night after a party. Alas, the wait without reservations was in the 45-minute range. Boo!!! The hostess suggested we pop around the corner to Paragon, which we did and enjoyed - but it's no Andina. Sent our friends home in a cab, then scooted in at the slightly later hour and got right into the bar that time. Enjoyed more live music and a night-cap. Ahhhh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    GigsyandLJ
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We were celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary. It was made special with decorated plates ... And a complimentary dessert that was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EEO1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Usually our favorite restaurant, but I was disappointed in the fresh fish, very dry and over cooked. Tables very close, bumped by servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was our first time here as we were viisting Portland. Ordered a great Oregon Pinot Noir that was not too pricey. For appetizers, we ordered the red/golden beets with marinated cukes and the quinoa & avocado salad w/black olives. Both were wonderful. For entrees my hubbie ordered the scallopts (Oregon ones) and I get some local fish called Mondrano(?) served in a beef broth w/scallions, mushrooms and quinoa. Really delicious and a different fish than I have had in the past. For dessert we share a chocolate peanut mousse. Service is really good but very crowded and noisy - this place seems to be the happening place in the Pearl District! I highly recommend it. We had a window table so we could watch the street action.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andina never fails
    Tigermama96VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place has such a hip, energetic vibe! The food and drink menus have something for everyone!! The service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    Baseballdoc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great drinks, great menu, great experience. Nice mixture of traditional Peruvian and progressive dishes. Really nice flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deserves its great rating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. Two of our guests had to cancel at the last minute, and two of our guests were stuck in traffic and arrived late. They were very accommodating and didn't hurry us. Unique and delicious food too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food wasn't as exciting as hoped
    baobei
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We tried several dishes and I wasn't blown away. It's pretty pricey, so I expected to be. There was one appetizer that was very nice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Experience!
    Jose
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had dinner last sunday , It was impressive! food, people, staff, music, just beautiful and warm! Sean, our server was SUPER attentive and knew his food, drinks, and suggestions. We were impressed by all the amount of people dinning and serving; it felt like a celebration all over the place. Being from Peru, I am proud of this beautiful restaurant that serves the taste of Peru. Sean: Thanks a lot for all the attention to detail during our visit. Pd. We ordered The LUCUMA ice cream , but it tasted more like a combination of caramel and lucuma, it was great but there is nothing like a 100% creamy lucuma ice cream. Good excuse to visit you guys soon! THANKS A LOT ! Jose - Todd - Wayne -Danny www.lonesomeville.com
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Food here was great, but it's not really a good place to go if you want to have a conversation. The tables are so close together that you feel like you're sitting with strangers. The service is also really, really good. I'm not sure how the servers negotiate the space, but they do. They are fast, courteous, and very attentive to the needs of their guests. Thank you for a great evening, Andina!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peruvian Tapas?! Yes Please!
    volleyballbetty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Andina is a happening place! We had a 5:30 reservation for dinner because that was all that was available 2 weeks out for a Saturday night, but the place was packed and lively even then! Ended up sitting at the bar and had the most amazing Octopus with chimichurri sauce - divine! Drinks were strong, bartended was friendly and helpful, and really enjoyed our evening there. The happy hour is great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Peruvian Portland
    food42
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined at Andina for lunch and it was fabulous. The best Mojito I have ever had and our entrees were full of flavor. My wife had a mushroom dish that was delicious and the service was great. We had never eaten Peruvian food and found it to be so good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch
    DarlaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The yucca fries instead of bread was a nice treat. the portions were good, a little heavy on the salt for the entrees but the flavors were excellent. The Pisco Sour was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top of its class
    MrfearlessVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Another outstanding meal. Menu always changing but some meals impress every time. Specials are creative and made with fresh ingredients sourced locally. The fish is always seasonal and prepared in inventively clever and tasty ways. Bar does great job with standard cocktails, but has premium specials that are worth the trip alone. Pisco sours are not found everywhere, but are house specials at this pan-Latin, Peruvian-themed restaurant. Try it, you'll love all of the taste sensations. Modestly high noise levels, but not uncommon for trendy restaurants in the Pearl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but Loud
    copyjerk
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was absolutely phenomenal, I just wish we would've been seated somewhere other than the middle of the room (very loud, no walls to block sound). If you're a party of two, you're apparently a target for the waiters to seat you in such a place, smack-dab next to ANOTHER couple. Yeah, it's not like I'm bringing a date and want just a little privacy... 10 stars for the food, though! Ask for a booth (wish I had)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Really enjoyed everything Shared a lot if different dishes and all was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch food and service
    Ohiotravelers
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. We ordered several tapas and all were excellent. The chef sent out an additional lamb skewer we had not ordered. We ordered a dessert to share and were surprised when we saw they had written Happy Anniversary in chocolate syrup on the plate and did not charge us for the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60th at Andina
    TommyT
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I could have celebrated my 60th anywhere in Portland but I chose Andina. Our table for 8 in the bar was reserved for us and I had pre-ordered the menu for the evening earlier in the week. The group enjoyed cocktails until the food just started coming and we all just cruised along together enjoying the excellent service and fine presentation of all the dishes. Our 3 hours together was like a smorgasbord of Peruvian Cuisine. My 60th dinner party couldn't have gone any better! THANKS Andina!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Downstairs
    Jack
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Andina's is always great been dining there since 2002. Only complaint we have ever have is it can become a bit "energetic". This week we had the bottom table next to the men's room. A little discussion with the hostess and we discovered that they have a downstairs which is often less crowded. Even after 10 years of patronage we never new about this. We gladly went to the "Garden Court" and it was great. Intimate, quiet and just what we were looking for. If you like this kind of ambiance, ask for downstairs seating. Not always available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andina sparkles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Interesting food beautifully prepared. Four tapas between two of us was plenty. Staff very knowledgeable and efficient. Huge space but still felt intimate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary indeed...
    HungryGuy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I went with my girlfriend for our first anniversary after a significant amount of research into restaurants in Portland. Andina shone in every list of reviews and recommendations I read and my local friend said it was excellent, so I walked in with high expectations. My expectations were more than met: Service was attentive and fluent in Spanish (I prefer ordering in Spanish when I can; it makes it feel more authentic) The restaurant was attractive and well-maintained. The food! We had six small plates and every single one of them was perfectly prepared, well-balanced, and interesting. Also, when the desserts came they had "Feliz Aniversario" written on the plate in chocolate. The desserts themselves were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Love2travel
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    After two days of international dishes from the renowned food trucks in Portland, this was our first relaxing sit down dinner during our 4-day visit to Portland. We love to try different dishes so the tapas were perfect for us. It began with the special wild salmon sushi, followed by scrumptious crab avocado, scallops with carmellized onions, green mango cebiche, and topped off with the 3-pot creme brûlée dessert. What a fantastic meal! It's no wonder the whole restaurant was filled with happy and satiated diners! The waitstaff were all very personable, friendly and professional, especially our initial personal waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for special occasion
    Nicole
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The quality is well worth the price. Everything we ordered was thoughtfully put together and extremely tasty. We particularly enjoyed the oysters, and the range of small to large plate offerings. It was easier to judge portions and enjoy the complex dishes without leaving feeling overly full or still hungry. It was also nice to be out among adults, in a childfree but lively space. This was our second visit and we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LovechocolateVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First time in a Peruvian restaurant. The waiter was so nice, smiling and friendly but then somehow we waited for our food for approx 40 min. The people who arrived after us were eating way before us. Not a good start. What we ordered was good, I saw at the end that I missed out on yucca fries(bummer!) wish I knew.. The quinoa chocolate dessert was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I would have liked to try everything on the menu. Make sure you make a reservation early in the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    PortlandNewbie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Lots of unique dishes, enjoyed reading the description for each menu item. Small plates is the way to go so you can try several items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not quite up to the hype.
    evavita
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    in a city with so many great restaurants, Andina gets a lot of hype. Dined here the other night with some friends and we had a mixed experience. The cocktails were great (fantastic pisco sour, mohitos) and loved the appetizers (ceviche, fantastic empanadas). We were looking for a pinot noir from the northwest and were recommended a bottle after some discussion with us - we found it thin and not very pleasant at all. To be fair, she did exchange it for us after we all agreed it was unpleasant (at $70 a bottle). Her next recommendation was terrific and we really enjoyed the wine. The main courses were where we felt a little disappointed. Place was SUPER busy with a couple of small babies nearby-bill was close to $400. Spendy place for PDX
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I had only been in once before and only had desert but this time when I went for a full dinner I was unable to finish my main course. I have celiac (gluten intolerance) and was very careful! Our waiter was great and double checked everything. He even took my dish back when there might have been a misunderstanding. I got the worst gluten reaction I can remember and had to leave the restaurant before my party was finished dining even! While everything was great, there must have been something that got lost in translation. I ordered the lamb rack and enjoyed all 10 minutes of it before I started to react! I might warn others with celiac or are sensitive who to steer clear of this dish.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Overall very pleasant dining experience, food was outstanding, homey atmosphere. Very knowledgeable waiters, who cater to your needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.