Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole

Bar Agricole

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.baragricole.com/
  • Phone: 4153559400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar opens at 5pm.
    Dinner Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 10pm,
    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm.
    Saturday & Sunday brunch 11am - 2pm.
    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Melissa Reitz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please email events@baragricole.com to arrange a dinner, brunch, cocktail party, office happy hour or any special event in our private dining room or garden patio.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folsom and Harrison
  • Public Transit: Nearest BART station is Civic Center. Nearest MUNI train stop is Van Ness. Muni lines within one block of the restaurant: 9, 12, 27 and 47 lines.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available, but limited. Public transit, Uber, Lyft or taxi are recommended.
A word from Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole is a contemporary tavern situated on an industrial block of San Francisco’s SOMA district. We feature traditional cocktails from spirits that celebrate the rich tradition of farmhouse distilling, natural wines, and Northern California cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local organic and biodynamic farms.
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Bar Agricole reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (97)great for outdoor dining (86)hot spot (52)vibrant bar scene (49)special occasion (47)neighborhood gem (41)romantic (40)good for groups (40)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (19)late-night find (11)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Really wanted to like this place
    Sbernard
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our res was at 7:45. By the time we ordered they were out of 3 things on the menu. The food was good, but our dish was cold when it came out and I was still hungry when I left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit for Brunch
    YelpyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was my first visit to BA for brunch and it was outstanding. We sat outside, drank great wine, tons of good food and had attentive service. I will make this my go to brunch spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for groups!
    GoodTiding
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a great place if you need to catch up with friends. I would definitely recommend sitting outside since you can have conversations without having to shout over each other. The service is not up to the mark. We had to keep inquiring about our drinks from our waitress. Their cocktails are good and they can cater it to your tastes. Food was great but the portions were relatively small. Overall a great place to catch up with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for a Business Dinner
    CaligalVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I needed a fun place to take some sophisticated work colleagues from Tokyo, and was so glad we went to Bar Agricole. I've been there a number of times, but never knew they had an area downstairs that serves as a semi-private dining area. We were joined by a few other groups as the night wore on, and it made for a festive atmosphere where we could still converse easily. Great service and an inventive menu made for a perfect SF night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazingly good for vegetarians!
    megregVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've eaten here many times, but this time was with two friends who are vegetarian. There are so many excellent, well-prepared and delicious veggie options that everyone left happy. The pork meatballs weren't bad either. Overall one of the best food meals I've had here. Service, on the other hand, continues to be sporadic, badly-timed and generally poor relative to the overall "niceness" of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't really recommend:
    elphdriver
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had high hopes for this restaurant, as I checked out reviews (Yelp reviews were all over the map, so I should have suspected . . .) and took out of town visitors. The look of the place is very nice, service awful, food hit and miss, portions miniscule, drinks okay (I expected more when the bar is James Beard noteworthy). We sat for 15 minutes with water. Finally a waitress came to take a drink order, that took another 20 minute to arrive. In the mean time we received the first small plate. Food seemed extremely expensive, not much to share (even with the larger sharing plate). I would recommend AQ based on surprising and delicious food, my bottom line here: expensive and meh
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  • great encore
    gregorioVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    returned to dine after 6 weeks and was not at all disappointed---food has firm, interesting flavors; servers very knowledgeable; spent 3 hours at table and was not hurried...very european pacing. If you sit inside, things get noisy after 8...quite fabulous outdoor-indoor space with live, acoustic guitarists...will go again and again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Bar Agricole is very full of itself. As if they are doing you a favor by allowing you to eat there. The menu is limited with many items containing unusual ingredients. However Aloof and condescending service combined with extremely over- salted food, left me feeling like A sucker for dining there. The outdoor dining space is lovely, until someone parks right outside with a subwoofer blasting for half the meal. I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great on the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Third time here for my grown children and me. Inside, we've found it hard to talk. This time, day had been hot so we chose patio. Six of us seated at the end talked all evening. Waiter slow to nonexistent after awhile, otherwise, delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    AjwsfVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great cocktails, good creative food, attentive service, fantastic modern atmosphere
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  • Service was inattantitive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They put us in a high backed booth at the end of the restaurant facing the parking lot and we felt like we were isolated, no one came by to see what we would like to drink, I had to get up and ask the bartender for a server. The service was poor, they did throw us a desert and a free entre (which was very salty) as an apology. I would not go back there.
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  • Disappointing
    EatSFVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had heard great things about the restaurant. Food was cold and not great. Service very slow---probably reason for the cold food. Waiter also came by to confirm order. Got it wrong.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and inviting
    nocheese
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I came here on a Saturday night for a cocktail and good meal. The atmosphere was modern and illuminating! You should see the multi-glass tube fixtures that cascade from the ceiling. The waitstaff was attentive and didn't mind us ordering a drink off the menu despite all the choices (we were going by a recommendation). We had the tomato toast as an appetizer and it was so good we ordered another with our meal. Their menu items change regularly and the ingredients were fresh and unusual. My husband had the roasted pork loin, so tender and a sauce that was not overwhelming. I had the Farinata (chickpea crepe) with fennel and arugula. We both shared so these to dishes were a great compliment to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay brunch
    lauraVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very pretty restaurant. The entrees were just okay and were somewhat small portions - baked eggs, scrambled eggs and fried eggs. The scone and biscuit were excellent as were the coffees and grapefruit juice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Buklaobao
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would recommend this for almost anyone. My wife are and I are food snobs and we had absolutely zero to complain about. Will be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprising!
    SHOULE
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A little expensive but worth the whole experience! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • green space with great food
    JJfoodnutVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    the restaurant is in a Leeds certified building and very green friendly. But the food is very good and inventive. Flat bread, raw salmon, even the chicken was fantastic. It's a keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Agricole is better than ever
    DaveC
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took my dad to Bar Agricole, as he's not in town very often and its one of my top places to introduce people to. My dad likes quieter restaurants, which Agricole is not, but they did give us a booth near the back which helped. Also at the last minute they allowed us to add one to the reservation, very welcoming. Both the food and bar service were excellent. My dad's favorite restaurant of his trip so far. And mine too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Food, Exceptional Noise
    PrinceOrloffVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is truly exceptional, even for a jaded old gourmand like me, and you have the option of ordering a full portion or a scaled-back portion of most of the main dishes. The waitstaff is very friendly and for the most part efficient, but there can be long gaps between courses. Too bad the noise level is deafening. Though we were ensconced in a booth with very high backs, we still had to shout at each other to have a conversation. There's a tented outdoor area that looks like it would be a better place to sit if you want to engage in conversation during your dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch this year!
    NinjaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were seated in the outdoor area which is charming. I love that dogs are allowed. The environment was very casual, as some diners were still in their running clothes from the AT&T event. I was so happy to see Drake's oysters! I would have loved some fresh horseradish and cocktail sauce in addition to the mignonette. I LOVED the scrambled eggs with goat cheese and smoked eggplant. The pesto cucumbers were genius. YUM YUM YUM. I also ordered a side of bacon, and washed it all down with a cup of black Verve coffee. I saw another diner order a mouthwatering Huckleberry scone. Missed opportunity...this time. I WILL BE BACK! Service needs a little tweaking because the servers seemed either confused or nervous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabtastic Spot
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of the BEST places to dine in the city. It took me a while to make it here because of dining options in SF but will definitely go back sooner then expected. Everything across the board was brilliant, well executed and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All fish dishes were outstanding
    SFLocalVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We did all fish - salmon, halibut, salmon on plank, roast squid - and everything was perfect. Also liked the ambience and the skylight light features (they will show you a book of the skylight artist's work if you ask).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate twist
    daronakira
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Already a huge fan of Trou Normand, I was excited to finally try Bar Agricole. The design, decor, and cocktail program did not disappoint, and service was spot on. Food seemed slightly pricey given the preparation, portion, presentation, etc. but everything tasted very good. The waiter noticed my date was losing her voice and brought a special tea (with lemon, ginger, and star anise) which was greatly appreciated. An unfortunate discovery toward the end of the meal spoiled the mood, ruining what had otherwise been a terrific experience. The waiter handled the situation as best he could (not his fault), but our confidence was shaken. I'm certain this was a rare misstep, but will have trouble recommending the spot for some time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The meal was very creative and just a terrific use of ingredients and presentation. The only drawback was the size of the portion comparable to the price. We definitely left hungry given the small size of the portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food excellent, service great. They have a special meat dish every night. The night we were there it was pork and really good. The sea bass was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable but not memorable
    SamanthaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our meal was enjoyable but for the price not particularly great. I think there are probably better options in SF for the price.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A menu worth fully exploring
    Allijean
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As a group of four, we shared dozen oysters, 7 small plates, 3 entrees and 3 desserts. Almost everything was outstanding: tomato toast, olives, ricotta flatbread, sea bass, pana cotta, quail and more... The low spots were that the lamb entre was pretty bland and the raw scallops were a bit fishy. The cocktails were delicious. Service was attentive and friendly, space is gorgeous! We all left incredibly happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, but SLOW service.
    CourtVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was here with a group of 8, and we ordered our meal family style, as directed. The food was ultimately delicious, however, a meal that should have lasted 2 hours took FOUR HOURS. There must have been a timing issue in the kitchen. There were other groups seated in the downstairs room also, and I watched as teams of waiters brought out their entrees in huge batches. We, however, had to wait a full hour between them clearing our finished appetizer plates and being served our entrees. This was a super long wait, which forced us to drink an extra round or two just to fill the time and our stomachs. I think the food here is stellar, but I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for groups. I'm not sure their kitchen and staff can handle it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BAD service
    HorribleService
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service was plain rude. We felt as if we were lucky to dine at your place, which is sad because the food was - as always - very good. We were served deserts before starters and all - A mess. Actually, I would like to request a refund. Just stupidly and amusingly bad service! Make it work!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SM Visitor
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Visiting for the weekend and had been there a few months back. Wanted a second visit. Food was fantastic as was the service. They have a wonderful caring and educated staff who meet my friends very challenging food allergies. Everything was delicious, especially the lamb that they cook outside on a special grill. Can't wait to go back on my next trip to San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Utterly Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When you walk into this trendy restaurant with friendly service, you may have high expectations that the food is going to be memorable...DON'T. Their limited menu is not only incredibly overpriced but the food if poorly paired and prepared. For example, if you want to enjoy an order of refreshing melon to start be prepared to pay about $4 per skinny slice. Their highly recommended watermelon salad (also super small) does not come seedless so you're spitting out seeds for every bite. If you're thinking of getting the Sunnyside up eggs with ricotta be prepared to be given a soup, literally. The only tasteful items on the menu is the fried green tomatoes & pancetta sandwich. Overall utterly disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Bar Agricole was just a super great experince. I can be choosey and they worked with me - when it came to drinks. The food was superb! I;m so glad they are open for brunch now.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • snackrabbit
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the sand dab and steak, which were both recommended by the waiter and were absolutely delicious. The aioli with the sand dab was wonderful. However, I was not impressed with the melon appetizer or chocolate ganache tart. Atmosphere was nice, but it was very loud. The waiter warned us a large group had just arrived for cocktails so they pretty much dominated the restaurant. All and all definitely a fun experience, but I would ask the waiter what he/she recommends!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a delight
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food is great, flatbread, pasta, and some great interesting dishes... Service is totally pleasant from the door to the goodbyes they manage to say while working very hard... drinks are fascinating and if you find you can't bear something you ordered they'll bring you another (assuming you didn't finish the first!)... and the noise level at the bar is very high, but outside or in the back it's much quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated and not tasty
    KsjOmniComVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Presentation, portions and pairings of ingredients for the entrees didn't make sense - not really tasty or sophisticated or worth repeating. Lamb was nearly meatless and accompanied w grilled lettuce that was soggy and harder to cut than the meat that wasn't on the bones. The pasta was bland, dry and $38. Etc. Orders frequently were incorrect and timing of meals poorhouse it took a long time and wSnt well sequenced. Disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, nice atmosphere
    Tuckers
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice spot. Decent creative food, nice atmosphere. Wait staff was a bit pretentious and not amicable. Portions very small for what you pay. Overall a typical San Francisco experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rarified Dining on 11th
    VickiOVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The bar mixologist was on Speed! Food was tasty and morsel-size, drizzled with fragrant oils ... much like Zuni, actually. Overpriced, but a great restaurant space. We liked the vibe, and def the finest dining experience on this rarified SOMA club strip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a lovely outdoor table next to the fountain. The heat lamps were perfect and comfy. The food was very good. We had melons with chili flakes and sea salt which was surprisingly good, squash blossoms (there was only one squash blossom though) with potatoes and I can't remember what protein, cedar salmon with wax beans (delish), a lovely crepe with fresh herbs and goat cheese, and whole wheat pasta with truffle flakes. The pasta was actually my least favorite - it was kind of dry and didn't have a lot of flavor. The rest of the food was very good and the wait staff was lovely. It has a lovely ambiance and the menu varies seasonally, but I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Trendy
    SonomaFoody
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Visited with old friends for dinner on a Friday night, and ended up staying three hours (a servers nightmare), but our server and runners were attentive and patient. Skip the wines (nothing domestic); this place is known for cocktails. Menus change nightly, but we loved the farinata with wild nettles, grilled quail with dandelion, poached salmon with squash blossom. Greens and seasonal vegetables were delicious. We shared all four desserts: basil ice cream (burst with flavor), killer chocolate cream pie pudding, fabulously moist cornmeal lemon cake, pedestrian nectarine country square, but heavenly creme fraiche. Great local oyster and cheeses listed; we didn't try. Would come back for lunch and sit outdoors. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks,good food, bad service
    AjwsfVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is still a great place to go for wonderful cocktails. The food, while better and more varied in the past, still does not live up to the level of the drinks. And the service just flat out stinks. Dirty plates are left forever on the table, wait staff know nothing about the wine list, and overall have to be flagged down to provide any kind of service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate