Baboush
Baboush

Baboush

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://baboushdallas.com/
  • Phone: 2145990707
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Yaser Khalaf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Belly Dancing Show every Thursday night at 8:30pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: City West Blvd
  • Public Transit: Uptown Trolley
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Friday Saturday Garage and Street Parking
A word from Baboush
The atmosphere is Moroccan chic, the cocktails are smashing, and the small plates — like a perfect meze platter, a gorgeous moutabal du jardin salad, a cigarlike spin on chicken bastila, wonderful kefta kebab and more — are not just beautifully prepared, but well-priced, to boot. As grazing ops go, it doesn’t get much better than this alluring spot where Lebanon meets Morocco in West Village.
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Baboush reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)romantic (9)fit for foodies (9)great for outdoor dining (8)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)hot spot (4)good for groups (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Enjoyable
    DallasKings
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always enjoyable. Great food. Try the starter sampler.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • USually good, but...
    seniorVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Normally the food id very good, but the last visit the chicken was undercooked and cool in the center. The lamb was over cooked.
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  • Best Moroccan you'll find in Dallas
    GregC
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Since dining all around Morroco a few years ago, we've been on the prowl for a restaurant that offers culinary delights reminiscent of those we found in Tangier, Tetouan, Rabat, El Jadida, and Marrakech. Since we first tried Baboush a month or two ago, we've been back several times and they've never disappointed. The host and waitstaff are very accommodating and friendly -- even with our two kiddos in tow (pre-teen and newborn). The service is always impeccable. The dishes are **out of this world**. Numerous tagines that bring back vivid memories of that one summer night at Le Dinarjat in Rabat. Baboush is a delicious experience you won't regret.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but Left Hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went to BABOUSH tonight with high hopes as four vegetarians. Our hopes were raised even higher when we saw the self-proclaimed "mezza feast" for 5-6 people at $50. It required only some minor editing (remove the kibbe and add more falafel and some baba ghanoush) to satisfy us. However, when the $50 "mezza feast" came out, we were presented with something resembling a hasty and parsimonious appetizer plate, not something intended to be shared by 4 hungry adults as their main meal. At $50, we felt extremely disappointed with the lack of generosity in the kitchen (whereas the far cheaper meat dishes were HEAPED with food). We had to ask for pita. This was not a feast at all. It WAS all great food,, but we left quite hungry.
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  • baboush
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was amazing and our waitress Julie was so attentive, kind and very knowledgeable about the menu items. She made wonderful recs to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • same order but tasted differently
    joyce
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Last time there, the food was fresh and wonderful. This time, salmon not as fresh, tabouleh tasted differently. Neither were delicately seasoned.The total bill was more this time for two people and 2 glasses of wine than last time with three people and a bottle of wine. Not sure why, as didn't get to inspect first time check.
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    special occasion
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  • Excellent food
    CantTakeTheSky
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Baboush serves up a wonderful example of Lebanese and Moroccan faire. I like the SOUND of middle eastern cuisine but, so often, I find restaurants simply don't do a good job preparing it. Baboush knows how to do it right. I ordered the Moroccan Olives and the Moroccan Lamb Meatballs Tagine. The lamb was quite good - I look forward to trying the lamb chops next time. But it was the Moroccan Olives that were just out of this world. With a slightly citrusy flavor, when you have them with the pita bread that comes with it, it's amazing. Service was perfect - my water was always filled but they weren't intrusive. My waitress brought me a complimentary Moroccan tea with mint which finished off the meal nicely. I'll be back, Baboush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food & reasonably priced.
    joyce
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our luncheon party of three enjoyed wonderful appetizers, tapas, shrimp kabob and other lovely entrees. Everything tasted so refreshing, and the tabouli had a different touch of pomegranite in it. Loved it! Nothing was ordinary and loved it all. Service and setting was enjoyable and couldn't have been better. We are lookin forward to many returns here!Jo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good Morroccan Food
    Planofoodie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Excellent food, small portions, good service. First time here. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Serious issue this visit
    TJBSVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Dine here often.Usually love it. They've made changes to menu & we had a SERIOUS issue. I have an allergy & they usually do a wonderful job with that. This time we had to send food back twice due to the sauces/sides & I became extremely ill within minutes of leaving.Sometimes change is good but not when it takes what you love out of a place. Will go back but will be VERY cautious & speak with Mgr prior to ordering next time
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  • dinesout07VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    great outdoor venue on a nice dallas night! The food is amazing and not to mention the hooka menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Baboush reviews archive.
  • Mahgreb Meal
    BklynBen
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Rabat meets Dallas -- nice job. The Sample mezzos are delicious - the eggplant with jalapenos is awesome. The couscous is tasty and -- the pastilla - needs more cinnamon and powdered sugar. I love this place-- will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding flavor!
    CycleDave
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were looking for a place to take a friend to dinner and we had been to Baboush before. I made a reservation on open table one hour prior to arrival on a Friday evening. Even though they were packed they still had a table ready for us upon arrival. The restaurant is a little tight but not uncomfortable. The service was great. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent from appetizers to main course. Baboush is quickly becoming one of my new favorites for something unusual. Only disappointment was that they discontinued the blood orange sherbet dessert item that I had before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    CBTBVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Everything was great! This was our first visit, and the other couple joining us weren't very excited about trying it, but they loved it as much as my husband and I. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Value
    SaguaroVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was quite good and, for an Uptown restaurant, the food prices were quite reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Fresh and Tasty
    OnGoldenPawnVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Good service, interesting wine selections, and a feast of tasty, fresh food. Yummy meat dishes but plenty of great vegan/vegetarian options as well. We always start with a platter of olives and dips and share from there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic middle eastern in dallas
    millerhusky
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Flavor. Flavor. Flavor. Oh my God, wonderful blend of spices from a chef that knows middle eastern cuisine and does not overdo it. Very accessible to people that don't know this cuisine. Inexpensive but small portions. A large entrees from $12 to $20 is meant to be paired with a $5 to $10 app or small plate. Please go. So good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly amazing!
    Kadaha
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food, wine and overall experience. Waitstaff was professional and helpful without being clingy. Food cooked to perfection. Value was compelling. Unique and perfect for a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT LITTLE SPOT...
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    ENJOYED THIS LITTLE SPOT HOWEVER, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO ORDER. THE ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT WAS OUR CHICKEN KABOB WITH VEGETABLES, HAD NO VEGETABLES! THEY HAD POTATOES AND MAYBE A FEW ONIONS UNDERNEATH... WE WERE EXPECTING SOME GREENS. WE SAW SO MANY FABULOUS LOOKING DISHES GO BY, ANXIOUS TO TRY IT AGAIN.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back.
    RLS123VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    While open table allowed me to make a reservation, the restaurant had no record of my reservation, and was overbooked. While the host did his very best to seat us, we were forced to wait 45 minutes beyond our reservation to be seated. The food was very average. Well prepared, but not all that interesting, especially given the high prices. The portions were very small, so don't go there hungry. When two friends unexpectedly showed up they sat at our table, as there were two extra seats at our table. The wait staff rudely treates us from that point forward and did not offer to serve our friends a drink. The combination of rude service, incompetent reservation system and host, uninteresting food and small portion sizes cause this poor review.
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  • This place is flawless from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This place is flawless from the gentleman at the door to service to food. Romantic little tables for 2 available, comfy couches, food was a great variety as well as healthy and flavorful (recommend the sharing platter for an appetizer to try several things), best hummus in town, super reasonably priced even at dinner, great specialty drinks, and neat selections on the eclectic wine list (a couple from Lebannon even). I wonder if Baboush is too unique for the Dallas steak and potatoes crowd, but I am in love! This place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfy Dinner
    Glen
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great lighting, comfortable seating, Great food. We sampled a little bit of everything, it was fresh and well prepared. Drink menu is fantastic had the cucumber delight , very refreshing .
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Special
    DFWResident
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Excellent food. Great ambience. Great wine from Lebanon (Ksara Reserve.) Apetizers are fabulous. Will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will keep coming back here!
    TJBSVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We love this place! They always do such a good job accommodating my food allergy. The service on this last visit was outstanding! Food is always wonderful!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Middle Eastern in Dallas
    VivscamsVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Baboush had a fabulous ambience inside and out. Charming place. Food was very good, but portions were very small and I don't eat much. I would definitely go back though. Maybe just order an extra appetizer or salad to round the meal out a bit more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish Tea
    marsah
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    One of my favorite places and introduced friends to this lovely little place. Service was excellent and wine recommendations worked well with our food. We had the sampler appetizer platter, which contained some of the best hummus we've had (and that includes Lebanon and Turkey. We each had a different entrée - lamb meatballs and lamb chops were cooked and spiced to perfection. My guests were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, and not a morsel was left on the plates. One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • A little pricy!
    Foodgypsy
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    My husband and I enjoyed our evening. Although the server forgot to place our order, she was attentive to our needs. My only complaint is that even after sharing 4 courses and a dessert of my own I was still hungry. Our check for 2 was $125 with a tip. Pretty steep considering I went home and snacked.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • critique
    joanVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    1st time at Baboush and loved it! Waiter suggested 3 wines and brought 3 glasses to taste. Food was fresh and delicious and different.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Doggie paradise
    Dexter
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Besides the food and service being exceptional, Baboush is a neighborhood haven for those who take their dogs with them.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    bankerguy02VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Great food and the belly dancers were great! Overall a great place to get Mediterranean food!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McKinney Gem
    jdantotherescue
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Loved the olives and 4 spreads appetizer. The cool cucumber gin cocktail is something I want to try to replicate at home. Definitely a fun and different dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed it!
    Beau
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Went for a date night and wife wanted something healthy. Sat indoors for a glass of wine before dining on the out patio. Food was very good, service was excellent! I would recommend Baboush to anyone. Enjoy.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Enjoyed dining on the sidewalk in this mild August weather. Plenty of shade and people watching. Attentive service, and the food was delicious. The cocktails were crafted expertly and very refreshing. Enjoyed the babbagounash appetizer. I had the beef strip with figs and my friend had the chicken tangine with lemon and olives. We were debating on desserts when chef sent complimentary samples of the saffron gelatto topped with baklava to our table. You must try it if you go; you will not be dissappionted. Extraordinary flavor! Will dfinitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The olives are a must. Loved the salad with dates, the lamb was well prepared and tasty. Pleasantly surprised by the Moroccan wine. The service was excellent. The experience checked all the boxes for a hot Saturday night.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Great flavors and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Enjoyed dinner for 4 on 7/25/13. The small plates and larger options had a great variety of flavors. Prices can add up quickly, but portions are fair sized and many appetizers can be shared. Service was warm and welcoming. Desserts were good - especially the stuffed dates.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, service
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Outstanding food, service with a sparkle, high energy. Our waitress was very accommodating and even exchanged a bottle of wine with no question. Will certainly be back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    SczsaVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We are new to Dallas and went to Baboush on a whim. We both love Medeterranian food and this place did not disappoint. Enjoyed the hummus, lebneh and the chicken tagine. All were well seasoned, deliciousl and plenty of food for both of us to share (even took some home). Wine list was short, but good - even included some Morroccan wines I will be tempted to try next time. The restaurant is small but the atmosphere is lovely. Only gripe: the seating is not really comfortable. The chairs are pretty stiff and hard and, although sitting in a booth looks comfy, the seats on the opposite side of the table were backless and did not look at all comfortable. All in all, I would recommend Baboush to anyone interested in a Medeterranian food fix.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very lovely. Needed a late
    Maxi
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Very lovely. Needed a late night bite and kitchen is open till midnight. That is hard to find in Dallas. The food was good quality, ample portion and reasonably priced. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time patron
    Blade1
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    We rarely eat out because past experience has been one of frequent disappointment (my wife has a Culinary Degree and lots of experience with various ethnic cuisines). Everything about Baboush was spot on - service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive; everything we ordered was Outstanding, well prepared and savory; the atmosphere (Monday evening) was quiet and very pleasant - we could actually carry on a conversation, hear each other and not have to shout; and when we had a question about how one of the dishes was prepared, we were able to talk to the owner (?)/chef(?). All of this and the cost for the evening was very reasonable. A great experience and Baboush is on our VERY SHORT List of restaurants we will visit again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Special Attention
    texanwisconsinite
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Baboush remembered our usually forgotten note on our Open Table reservation, greeted us personally, and brought us complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Exemplary service, great food, outstanding place. We'll be returning.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.