Bangkok Garden
Bangkok Garden

Bangkok Garden

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bangkokgarden.ca/
  • Phone: (416) 977-6748
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Executive Chef: William Thetsombandith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge / Bay
  • Public Transit: Easily accessible through the subway via the Dundas and College stations. Bus stops are located at the intersection of Bay and Elm Streets.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Paid street parking is available.
    Parking is also available in neighbouring lots and hotels.
A word from Bangkok Garden
Bangkok Garden has been acclaimed as one of North America’s premier Thai restaurants. The food is authentic, based on centuries of Thai culinary tradition.
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Bangkok Garden reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)good for groups (39)special occasion (36)great for lunch (33)neighborhood gem (30)romantic (21)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Table for nine
    Tron
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. Buffet as always, was well prepared and presented. Overall, we had a wonderful meal and really can recommend it for group meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Buffet
    HungryTraveller
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The selection of dishes available on the buffet provided a great choice for satisfying the taste of each of the guests who joined me for our business luncheon. The Thai theme provides an array of rich flavors and textures to satisfy. The soup bar provides an opportunity to create customized versions of noodle soups spiced and flavored to taste. The dessert bar provided a broad selection of sweets to top off the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good bang for your buck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    It offers one of the better buffets in town. A lots of variety and, overall, the food is very good. It has a clean and pleasant ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The quietest restaurant, presumably
    Theoldbear
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The quietest restaurant, presumably because of the Teak. Very beautiful with great service. The bar/lunch bar was the best part way back in the 2000's when I worked a few blocks away, but I've not been to the new version. I'm old and just go for lunch, now. Great place and you can book a big table for a meeting and you can hear! I actually did this in 2011 at the holiday season, before I retired! Everyone raved about how good the meeting was. Not too many restaurants that can say that today. In many restaurants, if you are three seats away, you might as well be on different planets! Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the frustration
    Elaine
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The restaurant had several promotions to draw in customers and then nickel and dimed us on the bill - we had a gift card and they considered that a 'discount' so we couldn't use it and also receive a sale price on anything - they even acknowledged they had messed up the marketing but refused to budge or honor their offers - seemed like a poor way to increase business or make customers feel valued!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Thai Experience
    foodie123
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    From end to end my experience here was wonderful. The food was fresh, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was very true to the Thai culture. Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once favourite place now needs work
    thaifan
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I've always loved Bangkok Garden for its tranquil lovely ambience and great service, as well as excellent Thai food. It still has the first two, but the third is slipping. I and a friend usually go once a month, and both of us love the steamed ginger fish. On our last visit a couple of days ago, it was no longer salmon but tilapia -- a fish not recommended for human consumption. The accompanying veg was soggy. The waitress offered to get us something else. But the fish dishes were mainly deep fried and apparently also tilapia. I know this is a cheap fish but Bangkok should be a cut above. My friend's chicken salad was as good as ever, but I gave up. I'd like to return to the Bangkok, and am hoping in the future things will take an upturn.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable lunch
    Marla
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We really enjoyed our lunch at Bangkok Garden. The food was tasty - need more non-vegetarian options though. It would be nice to have non-veg spring rolls, non-veg pad thai and noodles. The meat curries and dishes were good. There were so many vegetarian options, but please think of adding more non-vegetarian selections too. Female manager seemed a bit abrupt. The servers were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been several times over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I've been several times over the years and the restaurant never disappoints. Price is great and food selections very good. Buffet always stocked and LOVED the 1/2 price bottles of wine at my last group lunch. Everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will visit again
    inANDout
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Overall a good experience. I went with my family around 6pm prior to a nearby show that began at 7:30pm - we asked for speedy service (all dishes and the bill brought out at once)) and they were more than happy to oblige. Due to the time constraint on our end, our experience was rushed and so we did not get to fully enjoy ourselves properly. Will definitely go again and give it a proper chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like last year
    Hard2Please
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Have eaten in this restaurant for the previous couple of years and really enjoyed the food. This year the spicy beef salad was not the same as I remember, but very nice with an appropriate amount of spice. I enjoy spicy Thai foods often. The emerald (green) curry was very disappointing - not at all vibrant. It was more like a chicken stew. I will not return as there are many other Thai dining options to be explored. The total tab with tip and two moderately priced glasses of wine was over $62.00 - quite high for a mediocre dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The restaurant was convenient to the Mirvish Theatre which was ideal as we had tickets for an 8:00 p.m. performance. Our waiter made sure our dinner was well timed without being rushed. Top marks all around!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Thai food
    AllanV
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    I understand they have been around a long time however I had dinner there on Feb 24th for the first time. The food was great and the service excellent. Also, the cost was very reasonable. In addition at the end of the dinner they issued 10% discount vouchers...nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alright Experience
    Ryoo
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    As title stated the food quality is ok with the price itself I would expect more than just an ordinary dish. However the restaurant is very good and unique but just dont expect much from the food itself.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst Thai Resturant EVER!
    Beelikemike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    ZERO STARS! hostess was very rude, we were 10 mins early for our 8:30pm reso, hostess was just like " your early sit down over there till 8:30!"... When we did get our table and waited bout 8 mins for our server to come over to greet us we asked if we can order and the server said ok i will be back in 2 mins. 2 mins turned to bout another 8 mins. (We sat upstairs and our server kept disapearing downstairs) (we can hear the next table beside us complaining about his disapearing act and was fustrated waiting on the server for the bill) it took 45 mins after we ordered to get our nuke warm food. Food was not authentic thai food at all! Would not recommend my worst enemy to eat here!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very slow service
    Vday26
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had dinner on valentines day and ordered off their set course menu. Still took 2.5 hours to finish dinner. The server was very nice but the long wait and the fact that the food was just okay would make me think twice about going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but horrible service
    Avidrestaurantuer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Horrible serivice. Had to wait for over an hour for the apps to come then another 30 mins for the entrees. There was barely a waiter Very disappointed overall considering it was for valentines day and assumed the service should be better then usual. The 'stir fry vegetable on tofu' turned out to be Bok Choy and tofu..personally not a fan of Bok Choy I thought it would have been mixed veggies. Flavour were good. Finally when packing up the food. I barely touched one of the curries because I was full after horfing down my meal so fast cuz I was so hungry after the long wait. I got my takeout bag and I saw about 1/4 of my original it came back in the same small size container, but watered down so it could fit in another one the same size
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Day
    Nomichan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fantastic food! We had three in our group all different dietary requirements which wasn't a problem as the variety was vast! The grilled sea bass was so tender and flaky just as it should be. All of us enjoyed our meals. However if I could make one suggestion - it seems our waitress was too busy with the other tables in our section that night - which is understandable seeing as it was Valentines. BUT, once she served our mains we didn't see her until 45 minutes after our plates had been cleared! By the time we got the dessert menu, which we had to ask for, they were out of the panacotta. Which wasn't a problem as we thought " okay let's order something else " to which the waitress responded " that will take 20 mins". We left instead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks
    Pjspalet
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We had a lovely meal and our server Nichole was appropriately attentive. Staff were all friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Elmstreeter1
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Had lunch with three friends recently and the buffet is the thing to do here! So good. Everything tastes really good. Friendly service and great decor make this restaurant a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    AlfredK
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Nice ambiance for business discussion (everyone needs a break from steakhouses once in awhile right?) or a romantic dinner as diners are quite reserved and quiet. Tables are spaced apart nicely. We were seated upstairs and I was worried that service would be less attentive, but that was definitely not the case. Our waiter was attentive and checked up on us at a appropriate frequency. We ended up eating from the Winterlicious menu as it was less overwhelming than the full menu. The dual rolls were a tasty combo of the savoury crisp spring rolls complemented by the cool refreshing salad rolls. I had the chicken laksa which was very flavourful and had nice thick rice noodles.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    If there is an option for the buffet menu or winterlicious. Choose the buffet. The food from the winterlicious menu was awful. It was as if they just took the food from the buffet and plated it nicely for you. My sister and I both could not finish the entree. The padthai had a bad flavour and the red curry had no flavour but bamboo shoot flavour. We took one bite from the dessert (coconut tapioca) and could eat no more. The texture was gross and it had no flavour. I'm sure the waiter noticed that we hardly touched our meal but didn't offer us the buffet option. If the only difference is the desserts, then I rather opt out and enjoy the more varied food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good when it finally arrived
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Decided to order from the Winterlicious menu which was a mistake as clearly they're only set up for self- service buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed the food. Chicken
    Nika
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I enjoyed the food. Chicken Laksa was a bit on a spicy side for me (a bit too much so it was difficult to taste the food properly), but it is Thai food! I don't know why I expected it to be less spicy. Spring rolls and banana fritters (served with mango ice cream - delicious!) made up for it though. I giving the overall experience 4/5 only because we had to wait for our food more than usual, although I can't say that there were a lot of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!
    Sally445
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I came here for Winterlicious with my friend on a Monday night. The restaurant wasn't busy or overly crowded which i liked. My experience was pretty much very positive until after our desserts had arrived. Me and my friend was catching up on good old times when our waiter brought us our bill without us asking for it. I thought he wanted us to have it so we could complete a survey before we were ready to leave. Five minutes later he came back with a credit machine when i never asked him for or did I put down my credit card signalling him to bring the machine over. I was really disappointment and felt like we were being rush out of the restaurant when there's no line ups at the door.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slightly Disappointed :(
    WinterliciousCustomer2014
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    After an amazing Winterlicious lunch last week, my partner and I decided to find another "hidden gem" to try this week. We booked the Bangkok Garden for lunch hoping for another fine dining, luxurious experience. We were slightly coerced into choosing the buffet option, being told it was a better deal with more options. However, we found there was a longer wait and you were forced rush through the line to accompany patrons behind you. The food was luke-warm and lacked many of the main components (i.e. missing the meat). Often trays were empty by the time we got to them (i.e. Red Curry which was what I originally wanted to order) and was not refilled by the time we exited the line. We couldn't be bothered to wait again in the line.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed
    bankai
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I left a special request when making a reservation, asking Bangkok Garden to write "Happy Birthday Mom" on a plate of dessert for my mom's birthday. This did not happen. The appetizers were served inconsistently, with my sister having one chicken satay skewer less than the rest of us. Thai ice tea was way too sweet. Overall, I wouldn't come back.
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  • Would recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    A friend and I came to Bangkok for winterlicious and got the chicken satay as the appetizer, seafood curry pad thai as an entree and chocolate chai mousse for the dessert. It was wortb every penny. Beautiful ambience, the service was good and again the food was delicious. Best thai place so far!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winterlicious
    JillianC
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The banana fritter was incredible! As were the mussels and the beef stirfry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buffet vs WInterlicious
    Bridge
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    After three services tried to talk us out of ordering of the winterlicious menu we went with the buffet (which was the same price). Lots of delicous vegetarian options and relatively healthy desserts at the buffet. Service though was sparce. Hard to find someone to order drinks, get chop sticks, and pay the bill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious thai
    Yummy
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Yummy, yummy Thai food! Winterlicious options were diverse. Great price. Great wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    nightonthetown
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Wonderful authentic Thai food served in this unique romantic restaurant with teak décor. Our waiters were attentive, but not intrusive. We had a great birthday celebration. This is one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto!! We'll be back. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Couples Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I took my wife here for dinner for her birthday and we both loved the experience. The food was great, the service was great, and it had a very calming/relaxing ambiance with excellent service. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a couples dinner or even a for a nice night with family or friends. We had the winterlicious menu which was very reasonably priced, but the regular menu I would say is mid-priced for a nice restaurant like this.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winterlicious treat
    Theatrebuff
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The restaurant is conveniently located to the Mirvish Theatre. Our waiter was knowledgeable and gave advice when asked. The drinks arrived very quickly, but we did not feel rushed. Once we had decided what to eat, I was impressed that the level of attention to us did not change as it could when all of us ordered from the Winterlicious menu. The presentation of the appetizer, main course and dessert was very pleasing to the eye, the food was warm and delicious. We were very pleased and plan to eat there again when we are in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Thai Food
    Foodie89
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We dined here for Winterlicious , it was awesome ! Everything was well prepped and proudly served. You can tell they cared about everything that was plated that evening. Except for the rowdy table behind us, this would have been the perfect foodie date. Highly recommended if you love Thai food!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch buffet
    Javier
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    My partner and I originally went in for the Winterlicious lunch, but the hostess was very helpful and pointed out that the buffet had the same items as the winterlicious menu, and then some. Of course, we decided to try the buffet instead and we were not disappointed. Above all, we loved the noodle soup station, where the person behind the bar prepared you a wonderful soup according to your taste. It was delicious. There were vegetarian (green curry, pad thai, salad rolls) and non-vegetarian options (emerald chicken, amongst others) in addition to a few very delicious desserts (the sweet potato and the banana fritters with honey were my favourite. It's a great value for your money. Javier
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done for Winterlicious
    Shay
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We were very impressed with the seafood pad thai - great flavours and perfectly cooked squid!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definately recommend!
    Moosy
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went to Bangkok Garden because they were the only restuarant that offered Laksa on their Winterlicious menu. Since we has been on the quest to find the most spicy food in Toronto, we went for it. We were not disapointed. The Laksa was delicisous and spicy! Strongly recommend to try it out. The appertizer and dessert were very good too. Overall we were very happy to pick Bangkok Garden for its Laksa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winterlicious
    ClassikT
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Amazing!! Great food, in fact the best Thai food I've ever had. And the staff are just darling!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food&atmosphere, slow service
    anne
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Went for winterlicous, for a prix fix meal it was a ton of food. the servers are all very attentive and the restaurant is nice. Its a bit too dark in some areas and then other table have spot lights over the tables. I would recommend this place but my only warning is the plating is a bit slow, it took two of us from 8:30-11:00 to have 3 courses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.