Apolline
Apolline

Apolline

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.apollinerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5048948881
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Farmer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Small, but beautiful, our private dining seats up to 12 comfortably, and the entire restaurant is available for buyouts for special events as well, seating up to 80 guests comfortably.
  • Private Party Contact: Dwight Marshall 5048948881x
  • Entertainment: We will be offering a Prix Fixe menu for New Years Eve with seatings at 6:00pm and 9:00pm.
  • Special Events: A perfect location for events such as rehearsal dinners and cocktail parties, Apolline is ready to offer everything that will make the perfect event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valence & Bordeaux, between Napolean and Jefferson
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Uptown New Orleans is generally readily available for street parking in the evenings.
A word from Apolline
Located in beautiful Uptown New Orleans, Apolline features contemporary French cuisine with Creole influence and locally-grown ingredients - to include the restaurant's own gardens for herbs, peppers, and tomatoes. Set in the renovated cottage-style home, Chef Matt Farmer invites you to partake in the innovative menu and exceptional service that have been a trademark for his New Orleans restaurants now for over a dozen years.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Apolline reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (39)romantic (35)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (9)hot spot (8)notable wine list (8)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Relaxing Sunday Dinner
    MaddogVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Just down the street, Apolline has been on my wish list for a while. Restaurant Week was the perfect opportunity to try it out. We booked a table for 2 on Sunday night at 7PM. Only a few other tables were occupied when we arrived, the atmosphere was pretty quiet and relaxed. The RW menu was excellent, two choices for each of apps, entrees, and dessert, we ordered one of each item to share. Baked brie and picked shrimp appetizers were both excellent. Gulf fish entree was a perfectly cooked redfish over really tasty corn macque choux - my date stole many bites Her duck confit was very good, odd pairing with red bean puree, though. Desserts were tasty, I didn't care for the grilled pound cake. Service was wonderful. Recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place has a little of everything and it is oh-so delicious. The shrimp and grits are top notch and the gulf fish filet is incredible. We were extremely satisfied with the dinner. The only down side is the seating. We only had a party of two and had to sit on the bench at a very tiny table with almost no elbow room. We could hear the conversations on either side. Definitely not very intimate or comfortable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Restaurant and okay food
    NOLAFOODFAN
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Apolline suffers from one common issue that new restaurants have...lack of skill. The food concept in my opinion wi well thought out, but execution does not meet standards. I have the fried quail and waffles. I thought this was a nice play on the comfort food of chicken and waffles. Unfortunately the quail was tough. The coleslaw and corn meal waffles were delicious and the plate as a whole was solid, but I could not get past the tough quail which was to be the highlight of the plate. The appetizers did hit the mark, but entree left me disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a vist.
    DorothyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food and ambiance; were 'vegetarian friendly" to the vegetarian in our party. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beyond Expectations...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Second anniversary dinner. Started with the baked brie. Then my wife got the diver scallops with mussels, and I had the bacon wrapped lamb tenderloin with greens and confit potatoes. All were wonderful. Can't wait to go back. No special occasion needed...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The most impressive part of my meal at Apolline was the ambiance. What a lovely space! Unfortunately the service was very uneven (and the place was nearly empty) as was the food. The starters (carpaccio and brie dishes) were lovely! The entrees were so boring and uninspired. My friend ordered the filet (too small, a dollop of a side), I had the pork chop (too large, cut awkwardly, a dollop of a side). They were "out" of 2 wines ordered and the substitution bottle was twice the price- not told until I saw the bill. For the amount of money spent I would recommend several other places however the ambiance was so cute, it kind of makes me want to give it another shot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peach cobbler shock
    RobertStreet
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The peach cobbler is extremely spicy, and the menu did not state, nor did the waiter tell us, that the cobbler is made with jalapeño peppers. So, eating it was quite a shock. The dessert menu should be rewritten to accurately reflect this ingredient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit and it was excellent
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First visit to Apolline and it was excellent. Very interesting cocktails. The menu is small, but every dish done very well. Sweetbreads, salads, fish, lamb all excellent. Very good service. We will go back. Neighborhood parking as with many uptown restaurants can be a challenge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration Venue
    Perry
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    At my daughter's suggestion, we chose this restaurant as a venue for her gala birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is set in what was once a New Orleans home, always a charming venue choice for its feel of coziness. We knew from the aroma arising from the appetizer shrimp and grits that arrived first that we were in for a treat. Since this was a family event, we had many different tastes to satisfy and Appolline met them all. Also not to be missed are its fine selection of specialty cocktails as well as Wine Down Wednesday, the day of our visit, which offers discounted bottles and glasses of wine. An excellent choice of venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    NightnNawlins
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Small place on Magazine St, but tastefully decorated with knowledgeable servers and top-notch New Orleans style cooking. Small menu, but offered a bit of everything, and each dish we had was fresh tasting and nothing over-cooked. With so many restaurants in New Orleans area, we don't go back to many places more than once or twice, but we will definitely be back to dine at Apolline.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • light serving
    jomurill
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Apolline is a restaurant that from the outside looks like an old house but the inside is this modern / old look food is limited the menu Dinner has only 6 items price $25 - $34 a plate you will expect a nice serving but don't get to excited because is small serving and for the price is like a rip-off the entrée was shrimp from the golf it was good can't complain but for 4 shrimp for $12 is over priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wine and fun
    Miguel
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Really good food. This is like a hidden gem. It's beautiful inside, the crowd is fun, the service excellent and food great. Sadly, they ran out of a lot of the things I wanted to order but it was 9:30 and hey, if a restaurant runs out it means there was a good crowd so I am not casting fault. I had shrimp and grits as an appetizer and I might have to say it was the best in the city. I split the fried quail with my dining partner and that was good too. Also, the banana cream pie was incredibly good. From a 1 -10, the food is up there at around 8. It's a fun place in a converted cottage. The walls are Venetial plaster. The space is old but art is sophisticated. Very chic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apolline
    ScarabsanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A great meal, not a large choice in menu items but all were well executed and presented perfect. The wine list could be a bit more robust.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming local spot
    Kathy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We arrived for the Happy Hour and relaxed on the charming front porch with drinks and nibbles. Our waiter was friendly and helpful with a myriad of dining and drinking suggestions; as this was our first night in town. Dinner continued to be top notch. The unusual Hungarian white wine he suggested complimented our food and I would highly recommend the shrimp and grits and watermelon salad. Although we declined dessert our waiter brought us a complimentary sample of the sorbet....a nice touch to end our first night in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Babette
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    excellent food/ attentive service/appropriate level background music/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great
    dnolaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We've been to Appoline many times and it has always been excellent. Now they just need to bring back the bacon plank.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Apolline. Between salad, starters, entrees and desserts we ordered seven items, and they were all top-notch. The watermelon salad, veal sweetbreads, lamb tenderloin (wrapped in bacon) and brioche bread pudding were participle tasty. Specialty cocktails were also noteworthy. The service was friendly and attentive. Note: The restaurant is quite loud, so if you're looking for a quiet night out, this probably isn't your spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, service, ambience outstanding
    NOfoodlover
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I were there on a recent Friday night about 8:30 PM. We ordered the sweetbreads and the tuna appetizer, both were excellent, the house salad, which they split for us and we shared the scallops and pasta entree. The scallops were fabulous, the pasta just a bit too salty for my taste. All was fabulously prepared and presented. Our waiter was knowledgeable on the food and wines and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Terrific food. Been several times and gets better every time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • UNHAPPY
    luckyone4744
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    WE WERE EXCITED TO TRY APOLLINE FOR THE 1ST TIME. ONE PARTY HAD A DELICIOUS MEAL....THE OTHER HAD A DISASTER. THE SHRIMP AND GRITS SMALL PLATE WAS TASTY, BUT THE ANDIOULLE IN IT TASTED LIKE JERKY AND THE SHRIMP WAS NOT DEVEINED. THE SCALLOP ENTREE WAS A DISASTER. THE SCALLOPS WERE FLOATING IN BROTH. IT WAS SERVED WITH 2 TABLESPOONS OF PASTA SO I HAD A BOWL OF BROTH WITH NOTHING TO EAT IT WITH. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE DELICIOS ROLLS OR I WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HUNGRY WHEN i LEFT.
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  • Great Happy Hour
    Agaion
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wanted to dine earlier than usual in order to eat before a play. For that reason, we arrived as Happy Hour was still going on. Tried a a couple of fine and imaginative cocktails are a reduced rate - and had a number of well prepared small plates that were a great bargain - and just the right amount of food for before theater dining. Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner review
    BobSackamano
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went for the 2nd time on 7/5/14. Food was very good, service was good but not great. I love the character of the place. My issue was the extremely casual attire of several guests in the place - tshirts, shorts, sandals, etc. Fine for Golden Corral, not for Magazine. I wish the restaurant could enforce a dress code.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food at Apolline
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Loved the food. Great Lamb and fun specialty cocktails. Service was really wonderful as well. Prices a little high ($32.00 for a 6 oz steak a bit much, but that is okay. Prices help keep out the rowdy crowd).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service
    somhd
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was my second time here. The first time I was impressed by their flexibility as we stopped by in the middle of a 610 stomper event. They took care of us despite our crazy costumes. This time I celebrated a birthday and they were just as gracious. The food is simple and delicious and the wine list is decent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Off-site AC Controls"
    Glen
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were the third table sat and by the time the 10th table was sat it started getting sticky. We asked the server if it felt warm in which she replied, a little. This was just about the time we were starting to place our appetizer order. The server said she will try to get them to turn it down but "it's controlled off-site". By the time the entree was served we were miserably sticky hot. I barley ate my meal and could not enjoy the Caymus wine that we brought to celebrate. This is all unfortunate because we heard good things about Apolline. I would suggest giving Managment on site controls of the AC and not micromanage. We may give it another try but there are too many other options to take the chance.
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  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We looked at menu on line and we were hesitant because we were not familiar with description and what to expect what a pleasant surprise Steak was wonderful and daily special fish was excellent, the cocktails a must try Also the service was excellent Definite a place to go back too
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    SAMJR
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brunch was phenomenal! The deluxe bloody mary served by Adrienne was incredibly delicious!! We enjoyed ourselves so much we went back the same day for the late night dinner menu... Will return next time we are back in NOLA!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was delicious from starters to dessert. Amount of food was adequate to be filling and not too much that dessert had to be skipped. We did split dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apolline has it all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Awesome food, excellent service, fun cocktails & best dinner soundtrack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine down wednesday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The combination of wine down wednesday and happy hour small plates makes for a great night that wont break the bank!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Visit
    JPDS
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I discovered this restaurant last year and thoroughly enjoyed our experience so we decided to make a return visit. Although our most recent visit included the same great service, we didn't think the food quite matched last year's experience--good but not great. The wine options, although limited, are high-quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 469 reviews are from the Apolline reviews archive.
  • Great food great service great vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great service,friendly, accommodating,and knowledgeable. Great menu and food was delicious. Great wine. Perfect overall experience. Oysters were the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JJ32
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Great food, excellent service, delightful evening. When in New Orleans this restaurant is a must.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quality
    BJNJ
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Would go again. Only drawback for this visit was expensive cab ride from hotel. You can go by RTA bus, but back and forth with wait would be at least one hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    dnolaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have been to Apolline a number of times and the food an service is always excellent. You can't miss with this one.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place epitomizes great NO food
    TeafreeVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Been there twice recently and it is my new favorite restaurant. The pappardelle is fantastic, Try the dirty duck balls for the table. Everything I have tried has been wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fairly impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The food here is very good, although the portions are a bit on the small side. Our server didn't seem real interested in keeping us happy but maybe he was busier than he seemed. Overall, it was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique
    Patricia
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was our first time at Apolline and we will return. The duck confit was cooked to perfection. We also tried the sweet potato bisque and the heirloom tomato salad. Both were excellent. It was noisey and hard to hold a conversation. Our waiter was good, but hovered around the table until we were ready to order. Once our food arrived things slowed down and we were able to enjoy our meal. We plan on returning to try some of the other dishes and the brunch menu looked delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Brazen
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were deciding between two restaurants, and chose Apolline based simply on the menu items "Dirty Duck Balls" and "Apple Moonshine Cake." While we didn't try either of those dishes, I was thrilled with the ones we did order: Heirloom Tomato Salad (surprisingly flavorful), Coriander Seared Tuna (do yourself a favor and try this), Seared Scallops with Shrimp (perfectly cooked), and sides of grilled mushrooms and smashed red potatoes. They also have a fun cocktail menu. I love restaurants that create new savory cocktails, and the bartender delivered with the Whiskey Smash. My husband loves the classics and is a very harsh judge; he said their Sazarac was spot on perfect. I'm very glad this restaurant is walking distance from our house.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • peterVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Been there many times, always good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.