Ashten's
  • Address:
    140 East New Hamphsire Avenue
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    Neighborhood:
    Southern Pines / Pinehurst
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

Ashten's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ashtens.com/
  • Phone: 910-246-3510
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Ashley Van Camp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Ashten's
Come see us at Ashten's Restaurant where the food is exceptional, the service will spoil you and the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. From evening casual to that little black dress event, from a special celebration to a "get together" with friends..we think you'll find Ashten's "comfortably elegant". We want to give you global tastes with a "Southern Spin", we think that's what makes us unique.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ashten's reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (24)special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (21)notable wine list (12)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Local Food, Great Quality
    BabsieEats
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Their menu is so inventive and unique, and they specialize in high quality, locally sourced food. I love that they support local farmers. Their burgers are all so delicious! They have a pub area which can be a great casual spot for dinner, but they also have a more formal dining room, though the attire is casual throughout (I believe). This place can lend to both special occasions, as well as just grabbing some dinner with your beau after work. I love that their menu, like their dining rooms, caters to someone looking to have a very special, fine dining experience on one side, while the other side caters to the pub crowd looking for more casual and reasonably priced dinner items. You can really find a bit of everything from Ashten's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!!
    BobPVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Down in Pinehurst Area for a long weekend, looked on internet for a nice restaurant to host friends. Picked Ashten's and was not disappointed. The food was great and everyone really enjoyed their selections. Service was good and whole evening was enjoyable,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic spot
    DocJFH
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For a romantic evening, request the upstairs front room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing, like always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food and good placement for a party of 6. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for special occasions
    Hardmotchai
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first time at Ashten's and they didn't disappoint. If you have a reservation and came in on time, you will be seated right away very quickly. Service was very prompt and fast, very efficient and courteous support staff. Food was delicious, kinda pricey but it's all worth it. Overall experience was excellent and would high recommend Ashten's. Definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First of many visits!
    Higgycy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was my first visit to Ashten's and I will be back several more times to come. I will be taking my friends and family! Such a great atmosphere and detail to service from the moment I walked in was wonderful. I had the Salmon and it was excellent. A must for anyone that appreciates fresh ingredients! Karen Stroud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service was wonderful. The only thing I had hoped for was a better choice of wine by the glass.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our first night out since having our son. It was perfect! Great food, friendly staff and beautiful restaurant!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We chose Ashten's for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. The offerings were unique and local and every bite delicious! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I have dined at Ashten's several times, and we've always had a good meal and good service, and it's great knowing that the food is locally-sourced. In addition, the staff at Ashten's have been excellent in accommodating a dietary intolerance--I've never had a reaction from dining at Ashten's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Try
    MartyD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second visit to Ashtens. The first was not so hot but mainly service related. This trip cured all those woes. Food, service, ambience all very good. We had a party of five and were in our own private room. Very glad we went back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everyone
    Barb
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Incredible food and service! Farm to table was never so fresh. From our server's excellent knowledge and attention to detail, to our fantastic signature salad - Ashten's own - a must try, to our entrees - the experience was beyond pleasurable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the downstairs
    Localese
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We eat here several times a year and always ask to be seated downstairs because it's more casual, though they do serve the full dinner & bar menus in all the dining areas. Food-wise, Ashten's is always creative but not crazy, and locally sourced. Some fave dishes: edamame hummus (tho on our last visit it had too much lemon), portabella fries (amazing), duck and salmon are always nice, and burgers never fail. Salads have lots of creative toppings but I'm usually disappointed because the toppings are so sparse that I hardly know they're there; wish they'd be more generous with them.Servers are always well-informed and very professional. To us, Ashten's is one of the best restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still our Favorite
    br5429VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Over the last 12 years and probably over 100 visits to Ashten's, it's still the best. There are a lot of great restaurants in the area, so the competition is VERY stiff. Ashten's still comes out on top!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ashten's a "10"
    TheGourmetMoose
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I decided to try Ashten's on an early Saturday night as a reward for many "honey-do's" completed around the house that day. We sat in the pub area for our first visit and were very impressed with both the pub menu as well as the dining room menu. The bartender prepared a "perfect" Woodford Reserve Manhattan for me and a refreshing Mojito for my wife. I started with the soup of the day...Roasted Garlic / Onion soup which was delicious and my wife loved her artichoke pops as her opener. My wife ordered a small salad for her main course all prepared with locally grown vegetables presented in a very appealing style while I chose the Grilled Portobello Mushroom sandwich. The service was exceptional and we look forward to more visits!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ashtens great as usual!
    kathryn
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Lovely meal with my parents visiting. They were sure to seat us at a quiet table as requested. Food was lovely! And a great summer drink: Thyme in the. Pines:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    SOPnative
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the ambiance, and the service. The food was masterfully prepared and every bite was devoured. We would recommend this place to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ashten's was quite enjoyable
    PyKnowsBest
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were thrilled to be recommended to a nice local place by a hotel staff member. Apparently, there are two sides to this restaurant: a quiet side with low lighting and fine dining type service, and a bar side with TV's and more relaxed atmosphere. The menu can be enjoyed on either side I believe. At least since we were on the quiet side we were afforded the option of ordering from the bar side menu too. The service was great. The food was delicious. If we return to the area we will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Ashten's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Visiting from Phoenix AZ, had dinner at Ashten's with friends on a Thursday night. Nice table in front at the window. Food was excellent, service was very good. Only down side was the noise of the folks next to us. They was seated as two couples, so there was a large gap between them. Don't think that they came in as a party, but they definitely knew each other. Conversation got a little too loud. Would have been better if they were seated as a party of 4.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    First time, great food,service. Will definately come back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grouper for the Group!
    Anightout
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very friendly restaurant. I had made a 7:15pm reservation and they called me to ask about seating (I had requested a "window" table). While talking I found out that a 7pm table was also available, which worked better for us. All four of us decided to the Black Grouper special and it was very good. The potato salad that it was served with was a very small portion, but it was tasty. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. We got a table in the Pub area which I liked better than the main dining room. The main room is too crowded for me. I requested some bread with dinner and they brought us some fresh "biscuits" that were about the size of a quarter!! We will probably eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 340 reviews are from the Ashten's reviews archive.
  • Outstanding
    CarolinaBlueMom
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I dined at Ashten's on a recent weekend visit to Pinehurst/Southern Pines. What a find! We highly recommend the Artichoke Heart Pops and Pimento Cheese Sliders as appetizers. For dinner, get the Roasted Local Tomato and Spinach Lasagna or the NC Littleneck Clam and Angel Hair Pasta. Both are divine. Unfortunately, they were out of the dessert we wanted to share. I suppose that just means we will have to return again for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dumplin's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ashten's is great
    Barbara
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have been going to Ashten's for many years and Saturday night was probably the best ever. That spinach lasagna was fantastic and the Salmon with the accents / additions was fantastic. The favorite was the appetizer Artichoke Poppers - outstanding - I could have made a meal of that with the Kale Salad - excellent all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locally sourced and delicious
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was a wonderful find. The service was friendly and the food was excellent. The ingredients were especially good and the local farmers were acknowledged. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendsandfood
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Love the lounge area with the couches for dining. Very relaxed and seems to encourage good conversation to match the wonderful food and service. I always look forward to returning to Ashten's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed.
    JimH
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Group of six ate here while attending the US Open. Experience was not good at all. Ambiance was good; attractive restaurant in a charming town, Southern Pines, close to Pinehurst. Beautiful area of the country. Seated quickly, very nice, friendly staff working hard. But, another large group was being served by the same staff and they were just overwhelmed. Orders were very slow in coming, repeated mistakes, food repeatedly not cooked to order. Cannot give a good recommendation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thursday night dinner
    firstmate
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My father-in-law recently passed so my husband and I wanted to take his mom to someplace special for dinner. This fit the bill. Everything from the food to the service to the ambiance was just perfect. The place filled up but you can still talk without any problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappointed!
    Wayne
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food is great, fusion style, & staff is friendly. Portobello fries and bison burger are a must try...but there entrees are always great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Diner
    MJudge
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Our first time at Ashten's even having lived in the area for over 15 years. The service was excellent with a bright smiling and attentive young lady. The dinner choices were not overwhelming yet covered all the bases. We completely enjoyed our evening , the food was terrific and we plan to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had the private room at the bottom of the steps which was perfect for our golf group's "Champions Dinner". Food was incredible as was the service! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great farm to table experience
    kittenkim
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My party was in town on business and stumbled upon this restaurant. If you can, sit in the bar area, the ambiance is wonderful. The food was excellent and I had a cocktail to die for. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, professional and efficient. I would return again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Standby favorite
    hero
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Ashten's dependably delivers great food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the Best in Town
    br5429VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Ashtens has been around a long time; and it's still consistently the very best in the area. The owners are almost always there and it seems like most of the staff has been there for 5 years or more. The food is awesome - from the gourmet burgers to full entrees. The servers are very knowledgeable, so ask them what they suggest. They almost never steer you the wrong way. Saying Ashtens is the best is saying a lot - we are lucky to have great restaurants in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area . . . . and there's a lot of competition. Still, night in and night out, it's the best in town.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Heard about Ashten's from a friend - sit in the bar area for local atmosphere! Had the special Amberjack - and brought our own wine - wonderful occasion!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We go to this restaurant when we down in Southern Pines visiting relatives. This time we waited over 20 minutes before the waitress appeared. She apologized for not realizing we were her table. And then after the pleasant apology she was never attentive. It was like we really did not exist. And on top of that, this was the first time that the food was subpar. My salad that I ordered was soggy. It was like the lettuce was washed and not dried properly plus my main course was subpar. The same was true for the rest of our table. I was very disappointed since I never had a bad meal before and I was the one pushing to go to this restaurant that night. I will have to seriously consider not going again on my next visit
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening
    DelightfulDining
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    In Southern Pines for a wedding we were told to go to Ashtens for a great meal. That turned out to be accurate! The setting appears to be a beautiful old home and the soft lighting and cozy rooms create an intimate dining experience. My husband had the salmon and is still talking about how delicious it was. I had the clam linguine which was fine but next visit I would try rack of lamb or just go with the salmon. My husband also loved the unusual Reuben egg rolls which were delicious (and filling). We finished with yummy creme brûlée served by our charming young waiter and had an altogether delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    rbone
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Dining at Ashten's is a treat of incomaparable delight. The service is excellent. The food outstanding. The total experience worthy of the highest rating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner at Ashten's
    Steghan
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Ate birthday dinner on a Wednesday night at 8pm. As such the restaurant was very quiet. The server was very attentive, but not intrusive. They were aware of and reviewed dietary request made via OpenTable reservation. The chef was willing to make a vegetarian dish despite a vegetarian lasagna being on the menu and he created a delicious vegetable plate with cubed parsnips and sweet potatoes, twice fried sweet potato fritters, tempura broccoli, a slaw on top of everything, and a black pepper aioli. A tomato and roasted garlic soup was on special and fantastic. Boyfriend enjoyed the PEI mussels and the sirloin on special. He asked for it prepared rare and indeed got rare. The apple crisp was delicious for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very good (perfectly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food very good (perfectly pan seared salmon). Portions good sized. 6 oz. wine pours. We would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our return visit met all of
    TeeKay
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Our return visit met all of our expectations. My only complaint is the light level which makes it difficult for a senior such as myself to read the menu, etc. Our server was kind enough to supply a flashlight :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate