Arcade Midtown Kitchen
Arcade Midtown Kitchen

Arcade Midtown Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arcademk.com/
  • Phone: (210) 369-9664
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday Lunch 11:30a - 2p Dinner 5p - 10p
    Friday - Saturday Lunch 11:30a - 2p Dinner 5p - 10:30p
    Sunday 10:30a - 2p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Jesse Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Arcade Midtown Kitchen
Located at the Historical Pearl Brewery, ARCADE Midtown Kitchen is spiced with a mix of Pearl's historic past and San Antonio's casual culinary sophistication. Something old, something mood, something borrowed, and damn good food - ARCADE is a friendly and comforting mix of re-born brewery past and boardwalk street café that takes hearty food & spirits as seriously as it takes 'taking it easy.'
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Arcade Midtown Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)hot spot (58)special occasion (38)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (32)notable wine list (29)romantic (22)great for outdoor dining (22)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (18)great for brunch (15)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Fantastic! A new favorite!
    SamOVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    First time visit, DH picked it for his birthday meal. Loved, loved, loved it! Started with the pork belly- not our favorite pork belly dish in SA but it was very good. Next came the mussels. Fantastic! Spicy broth and bits of spicy chorizo, it could only be better if they gave you a few more pieces of bread to sop up the heavenly broth. I love scallops so I order them wherever they appear on a menu. Divine. Possibly one of my favorite scallop dishes ever. Slightly spicy, perfectly cooked, and oh so good! DH went with salmon & shrimp hash per the waiter's suggestion. Fantastic. He said it's the best salmon dish he's ever had at a restaurant. They gave him a complimentary birthday dessert. Our waiter, Austin, hadn't steered us wrong all night, so we let him choose. Banana stack. Banana custard/mousse with salted caramel, peanuts, phyllo crisps, and brûlée'd banana slices. Interesting and absolutely delicious. Ambiance was trendy, sort of industrial, lots of candles and dim lighting. Service was excellent. Food was superb! I can't wait for my birthday!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun brunch
    09foodie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had lunch on Friday (great) and we had a family brunch on Sunday and the food was great for everyone--4-65. I had the Arcade version of Eggs Benedict. My only complaint was that the bacon was tough--almost like jerky, but the rest of the meal was excellent. The kids had pancakes and loved them. The hamburger was a hit as were the El Rancho eggs and chicken and waffles. All in all it was a great brunch--a little loud to be able to hear from one end of the table to the other. With the noise level round tables would be a great addition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dining Experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This was our second trip for dinner. Although, we have stopped by for drinks on a number of occasions. Our favorite items are the unique cocktails that the bar creates. Ambiance is very lively, but you can easily get lost in your own conversation. 14 oz NY Strip had Arcade spices on it - delicious! The salmon filet with ancho chili rub was also really good. Drinks - East Side (no longer on the menu) and The Last Word were light and refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch At The Arcade
    Epicurious
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The scallops were delicious, but the soup, salad, and sandwich trio looked a bit anemic. My companion made no comment about the trio. Service was good, although my companion requested black bean soup, and was served tomato soup. The noise level was far too high to be able to comfortably converse about business, or anything else for that matter. This restaurant serves good food, provides good service, and is a lively place for those who tolerate, or embrace, clatter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't see menu online
    GoodEater
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Flash? Really? Because we couldn't preview the menu and had specific brunch dishes in mind (like French Toast), we didn't stay. Very frustrating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but Noisy
    GdelaO47
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    All the food we've had here was good, but the seafood special this last time was really outstanding. They have a menu with items that appear all the time, and then they have a fish special and a pasta special every day. We recommend trying those for a really good experience. The desserts were quite good, too. This restaurant is located in the Pearl Brewery development, with lots of free parking not far away, but all the retail spaces have industrial-style interiors, and this restaurant has done nothing to deaden the acoustics in their space. The little bar at the front is always busy, even outside of meal hours, so it can be really noisy when the whole place is full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed at the Pearl
    bibs2tony
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food at Arcade is horrible. I have never written a review for anything, but people should be warned not to waste there money there. The ambiance was fine and the service was fine, the problem was the food. First, the appetizers came out at least 10 minutes apart. My husband' calamari came first and was chewy. My beet salad came later and was under-seasoned. Next came our main courses. My husband's steak was paper thin and was mostly fat and grisle. He gave up midway through the steak because he said it was too hard to chew. My pappadella pasta was one big starchy ball, that I had to use a knife to cut through. It was cold and completely overcooked. This was one of the worst food experiences I've ever had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Arcade midtown kitchen is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are consistently excellent. The staff is very well trained and knowledgeable. Try it and I promise you will want to return often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Bentleyeater
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Thank you my GF and I had a great time, she loved the atmosphere and it was ideal for her Bday
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We so enjoyed our meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We so enjoyed our meal at Arcade. There were four of us. For appetizers, we ordered two servings of the lobster tacos. Delicious. Actually, there didn't seem to be too much lobster, but the masa tortilla and sweet potatoes inside were phenomenal...as well as the sauce. I had the diver scallops for dinner. Very nicely done, and the accompanying bacon grits were amazing. My husband had the beef and pork meatballs and caesar salad. I got to have a bite of each and loved them! (So did he!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DO NOT GO.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Do yourself a favor. Make a reservation at Boiler House. Not only is their food better, but the service there is incredible. We're regulars there, but made the mistake of trying Arcade. Food was great. $12 drink was AWFUL. Our server disappeared for the second half of our lunch & we had a what I think is a manager serving and taking our dessert orders. All in all I will never go back. We were charged incorrectly, & misinformed "it will NEVER appear on ur card"...it's been days & it's still pending. When complained about the awful drink, the "manager"'s only response was "sorry". You get what you pay for, in this case that's not how it was handled. Me having to call YOU twice is not customer service. We will never come back.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Downtown casual
    AustinFred
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Very nice setting, great food, very nice drinks and wine selection. Outdoor seating provides interesting people watching.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb food
    WenM
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was superb, but we waited almost an hour after our appetizers before we received our main course. We were a group of 6, but, even so, the wait was too long. Also, they told us they still had the special and did not tell us for another 20 min. that they had run out of it. Nonetheless, I would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome meal!
    yaceats
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I have eaten at Arcade 3 times now and have not been disappointed. The food is always incredible and service is excellent. They do not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service good, Food okay
    Texanna
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service and ambiance were fine, but why do we go to a restaurant? To eat! My husband had the chicken and rice...risotto with a chicken thigh which he thought was very tasty although there was very little risotto. I had the grits and scallops which were okay, but the scallops were gritty, like sandy gritty, and extremely salty, so salty that they were hard to eat. I did eat two of the four scallops in the dish, somehow hoping they would get better....they didn't. Anyway, very good service, but probably won't go to there again. Not at all impressed by the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, spotty service
    SueO
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our dinner was very good. We especially enjoyed the meatball appetizer. My salmon was delicious, but was served lukewarm. Our service was definitely lacking. We were left waiting quite awhile just to order drinks. Our appetizer came out almost instantly, but then our server disappeared, & we were left waiting again to order dinner. I have no idea what her name was because she never introduced herself. My friend ordered a second cocktail that never arrived, so when our server finally showed up again, she just asked for a beer instead. I had been forewarned about the spotty service, but was hoping it was an isolated incidence. Recommend server training. Overall, we did enjoy the evening--high energy place, interesting food, fun cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    Reviewer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Sat outdoors on a lovely evening. Had a great time; service and food were fantastic. Fresh food well made creatively. Servers friendly and helpful. Very accommodating of dietary concerns, though my date's order ended up being specially modified as I requested mine -- even though hers hadn't been requested to be modified. Staff was great about correcting the oversight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great drinks
    SiloDELISHVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Amazing food and even more amazing drinks! The service is good when it actually shows up but that is not very often. We waited for drinks, waited for water, waited for second drinks....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    rltaillon58
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    From the mixologist at the bar to our excellent server to the attentive staff to the amazing chef, our evening at the Arcade Midtown Kitchen was fabulous! The food is over-the-top incredible. I can't find enough adjectives to express the delightful evening and wonderful food. It is my new fave at the Pearl!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Out of Town Guests
    Catherine
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I was entertaining a group of food industry professionals from out of town. I knew that Arcade Midtown Kitchen was on the "MUST DINE AT" list while they were in town. We sampled several appetizers (LOVE the chile sauce with the calamari), ordered several entrees, and shared three desserts. Everything was outstanding, from plating to taste. The service is impeccable. As I was dropping them off at the airport, they commented again about what a fabulous meal we had at Arcade. It was THE standout meal of their trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RicM
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. Good selection of beers and wines. I plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treated to perfection!
    homesweethome
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I are living in separate locations as I attend a culinary school and so meeting in San Antonio has become the highlight of our month. Arcade Midtown Kitchen was recommended by a foodie friend. The front of the house was working like a well-oiled machine. Mica was our server (she was training new staff) and was knowledgeable about the wines, contents and preparation of the menu items and the local area interest. Her professional attitude and sweet spirit made for a special evening. Now about the meal. All was amazing. The sauces were savory, creamy and to die for! Steak was cooked to perfection, yum. Thanks for making our evening one to remember. We will see you next visit! Marianne and Dennis Sanchez
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the menu
    GlowGirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The tres leches banana cake was amazing - please add it to your regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent culinary experience .
    fredpete
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    food was amazing, some of the best is SA. Catch of the day was fresh, steak was excellent and the appetizers were 1st rate, as were the desserts. Found out later the waiter did not tell us anything about the off menu options (other than the catch of the day). Only recommendation we would make to improve this exquisite dining experience is to somehow damper the sound level. The cement floors and high ceilings make for a very troublesome acoustic combination. But we will most definitely be back and will tell our many friends about this jewel. I gave an overall rating of 4 stars, but it is more like 4.5 (which is not an option). i would rate it at 5 but for the loud noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed atmosphere
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One of the best restaurants in San Antonio. The food is excellent and if you have food allergies, they are able to accommodate. I am shellfish allergic and vegetarian. The cook was able to prepare a meal to accommodate. Very nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for sharing
    ThisnicknamethingisstupidVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I can't go to Arcade and not order the calamari. It is too good to miss. Appetizers best when shared. Graze thru the apps, add a bottle of wine and you have a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant with an outstanding bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was amazing. The staff was friendly but not prompt. I would recommend dining outside if you want to have a conversation as it can get loud in the dining area. Once the Pearl Brewery construction is complete there will be a great view of the building and the surrounding River Walk area. Overall, I would recommend Arcade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our evening
    CorkSanAntonioVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great experience at The Arcade! Went with some good friends of ours who are Vegetarian. They asked the chef if he would make them a vegetarian dish since there wasn't one on the menu and he did! They really enjoyed the chef's special creation. So impressed! My husband and I are not Vegetarian and we enjoyed the lamb chops and the brussel sprouts; they were amazing. The only think I wish was that the restaurant wasn't so noisy. We had a hard time visiting over the roar. However, I find MOSt restaurants are the same, so that won't stop us from going again when we have lots of energy!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool place
    EatToBlog
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A group of 6 of us went here to celebrate our friends graduation. The ambiance is really cool and the staff is great. I ordered the lamb chops which were AMAZING and the calamari, which I wasn't a huge fan of but everyone else loved it. The drinks are All more than 10 bucks but they are STIFF! So you get your money's worth... Worth a try at least once
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening - great food (romaine salad, calamari, scallops)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hipster
    larrythelobster
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very cool setting. Interesting crowd. Excellent food. Varied menu. Place to be seen. Bit loud for conversation-- but will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding in every regard
    AYK1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time and certainly not the last time. The food was magnificent. We sampled much of the menu as we had heard rave reviews prior to dining there. Arcade lived up to those high recommendations. Service was great. Menu was diverse. Flavors were alive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arcade a reservation wasted.
    Eat2live
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I must say I was extremely disappointed with food at Arcade. I made a reservation for 4 and all of us where talking about Whattaburger after our meals. I had the Texas chili shrimp dish. The Shrimp where perfectly cooked but the potatoes they where resting overpowered the shrimp. The potatoes where some lemon creation that was just gross. My dish was presented with wilted greens which made the dish look like it had been under a heating lamp. As for the rest of the table, lamb chops where micro thin cuts. Overall our dining experience was extremely disappointing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Bad service
    ElitistEris
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our waiter, Roy, gave us horrible service. As a former waitress, I know what is like to deal with the lunch rush, but he didn't even bother to check up on us. I asked for lemons and he never brought them. When I asked another person for lemons he brought me one slice. Other than the terrible service, the food was excellent. I had the tortilla soup and my friend had the watermelon salad. We both enjoyed it. We both ordered the Chile relleno which had a big kick to it. But so good. The black beans were okay. Finally dessert was perfect. The fruit with sweet pastry cream and chocolate drizzle wasn't too sweet and the fruits were fresh. For my first visit, I definitely loved the food. Just not the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arcade Kitchen: great find
    Shannon
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we were visiting San Antonio last weekend and decided to look up the top 25 restaurants in the city. Arcade Kitchen came up first and now we know why. The food was excellent. we had a bit of a miscommunication about our reservation but once that was sorted out everything was great. it was a bit loud in the restaurant but it was restaurant week which might have been the reason. we will definitely return and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to eat. And their wine list was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch with Daughter
    Jerzytex
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My daughter was in town visiting and wanted to try Arcade for lunch. We were both pleasantly surprised, our waiter was very helpful and prompt and the "special" was just as he descibed it. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy spot at the Pearl
    bubbad
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a trendy spot at the Pearl, a nice spot to sit and enjoy a meal. The food was good, but the servings were pretty small during Restaurant Week. The wine pairing was certainly overpriced. Wish I had ordered the burger. It looked good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieSA
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The wine list is really superb and great prices. the service is very professional but not stuffy, they need to have a nice ease about them. wish it stayed open later, but i suppose it was midnight when we left. time flies when you are having fun at this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous find in the Arcade
    MK4me
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our visit to Arcade was during Restaurant Week since we had always wanted to try it. The fish tacos were scrumptious. Our waitress brought everything we asked for and our order was correct. We tried the mixed berry dessert and the cheesecake which were both winners. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.