Bay Grille & Lounge - Berkeley
Bay Grille & Lounge - Berkeley

Bay Grille & Lounge - Berkeley

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/JBKCADT-Doubletree-Hotel-Executive-Meeting-Center-Berkeley-Marina-California/dining
  • Phone: (510) 548-7920 ext. 7271
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00AM - 10:30AM
    Saturday & Sunday:6:30AM - 11:00AM

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Cornelison
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether you are meeting for a training session or an association event, or looking for an off-site space for a brainstorming meeting, the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina hotel will comfortably accommodate guests in one room or separate breakout rooms. Enjoy the tranquil waterfront location, complimentary parking, 24-hour business center, customizable menu options and business services available. Our experienced personnel will ensure your event is a success from start to finish
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are organizing a conference, sales presentation, corporate retreat, theme party or formal affair, our experienced staff will provide the perfect setting and ensure a successful event. Services include in-house A/V capabilities and first-class catering facilities. Our hotel offers 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor space including 26 meeting rooms. Guests will enjoy waterfront views, naturally lit meeting rooms and complimentary shuttle service within a 3-mile radius
  • Private Party Contact: Jay Tsao 510-665-7273x
  • Entertainment: Featuring live Jazz every Saturday Night from 4pm to 7pm with the musical stylings of Josh Jones and Friends.

    Family Movie night on the lawn every Friday starting at 815pm. Stop by the lounge for a cocktail then relax on our grass lawn with a kid friendly movie.
  • Special Events: Featuring live Jazz every Saturday Night from 4pm to 7pm with the musical stylings of Josh Jones and Friends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University/Marina Boulevard
  • Public Transit: University & Marina
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking in our lot
A word from Bay Grille & Lounge - Berkeley
Food is comfort. We make it easy for you to enjoy a delicious meal without even leaving the hotel. Whether you are into health food, snacks, or gourmet food all the way, we’ve got something to tickle your palate. Stay in and use our in-room dining service, check out the onsite restaurant, or unwind with after-dinner drinks at the bar.

The waterfront Bay Grille features California cuisine served daily by menu or through one of our tailored buffets. The scenic Bay Lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy light fare or a favorite cocktail. Our extensive catering menus offer many choices, from regional fare to all American favorites to ethnic cuisines

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Bay Grille & Lounge - Berkeley reviews from OpenTable diners
1 review since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating2
  • Food3
    Service1
  • Ambiance2
    Noise LevelModerate
great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Misinformed
    Cloud72
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We arrived a little early for our 7:30 dinner reservation. We noticed that the dining room that had been depicted on the website was empty--no staff, no customers. After a few moments, a manager came over to help us. He informed us that the dining room was only used for breakfast, that lunch and dinner were only available in the bar, and that they didn't take reservations. I informed him that I had made a reservation on Open Table (with which he seemed to be familiar) and that it had been confirmed but he repeated that they didn't take reservations. We were allowed to select a table in the bar and a different manager comped our appetizer. The atmosphere was typical of a bar on a college rivalry weekend, not the quiet, casual dinner we had hoped. The service was slow. All in all, the experience was nothing like what we anticipated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food on the buffet was great as always. The waiter was not friendly or attentive, he seemed put off everytime we asked for something, it was hard to get enough decaf coffee from him for the 3 people who wanted some. Several pieces of glassware and silverware were dirty. Overall, we love the space, the view and the food. I know if we had another waiter the experience would have been soo much better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uplifiting meal and bay view
    GloriaVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Wonderful meal and attention at Bay Grille & Lounge-- our server thoughtfully had our large salad and entree ( sharing) separated into individual bowls, The seafood was fresh and delicious! The guests in the dining room were quiet conversationalists. The blue sky and the bay view were really special for relaxing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the scallop and rib eye.
    Alan
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had the scallop and rib eye. Boyhood were excellent. Service was also very good. Did not like the salad selection. Otherwise a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never, Ever Going Back
    RedKat
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Between us and the couple next to us, four filet mignons went back on Valentine's Day. Why? All were expertly prepared by the kitchen, but the servers repeatedly placed them on the wrong tables! We really should have sent back 6, but we were so exhausted by the process we eventually just ate the wrong order. On top of that, we're 99% sure they first brought me a dish with lobster in it after I explicitly asked them to substitute due to my shellfish allergy. Luckily we picked up on the flavor immediately and sent it back. The staff was friendly through all of this, but it was just too unbelievable of a mess. There's more to say, but I'm out of characters for this review. In short: DO NOT GO HERE.
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  • Excellent For Last Minute Dining
    Martybe61
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I made reservations a week in advance for 6 for Valentines Day , 7.30 pm and no problem. Food was great nice , atmosphere was nice and quiet. definitely a best kept secret. thank you Martin Ross
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing
    Hilltoppers
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Disorganized, poor service, food mediocre at best. Nice to be at the Marina.would not want to dine there again
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place to dine
    Quinns
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Location a bit difficult to find at night. Restaurant ambiance quiet and relaxing. Service okay, food okay
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad management
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had a group of five for dinner on Christmas Day at 6:30 pm, through Open Table. The staff was not in communication with Open Table and did not know we were coming. We waited about 40 minutes for a table. While we waited in the bar the single bar tender was so overworked that we did not get a drink until our table was ready, about 40 minutes later. The place was stupendously under staffed -one server for the dining room. We were advised not to order the special Christmas dinner because it would take too long to prepare. It was an awful experience. The only bright spot was that the staff retained their poise, in the face of understaffing that made it completely impossible for them to provide even minimal service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful...simply awful
    MevsFood
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This is an awful place to dine. There is absolutely nothing nice to mention about this place. Service was a joke- ridiculously slow and incompetent. Food was expensive and god awful (especially for that price). Chose to go there because I had a restaurant . com coupon. Big mistake. Never again.
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  • good view but just an ok meal
    SeonVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    The place has a nice view of the bay, but the food was just so, so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, service & view
    Dubya
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We had a Restaurants.com voucher to use and had been to this hotel for a wedding reception many years ago. While the restaurant does look rather "corporate", the view of the marina and bay is very nice, and we got a table by the window before sunset. It was very quiet and not crowded. We received excellent service from our server. She was smiling, polite, pleasant, attentive, but not obtrusive. The food was EXCELLENT. I had the seafood risotto which was absolutely delicious and had big pieces of premium seafood. Look forward to going back on another occasion just so I can have that again! Hubby got the rib eye and it was a perfect medium rare. A tad pricey but it was worth it esp. with a voucher (helped offset cost of wine).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good view but food and service poor
    SeonVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    It took about ten minutes before our waiter came to our table. He was friendly but I think they were understaffed. There was nothing great about our food. They were a chain/diner quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for a first date!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The staff was very friendly and our waiter was on que. I decided to go here mainly for the reviews. glad i read them and like the pace
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice quiet place with well-prepared
    Todolm
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Nice quiet place with well-prepared food and a lovely view of the Berkeley Marina.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed experience
    Carnivore
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Outstanding service on a quiet night. Crab Cakes were very good, and creatively garnished. Main course of Atlantic Salmon was delicious, although the portion of salmon could have been larger. The chef again showed her/his creativity. Warm blackberry pie was disappointing: blackberries not much in evidence: it tasted as if a little jam had been spread on the crust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Great, but Good
    froggy123
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Buffet had a good selection, food was good, and had a variety. We had made the reservation because we thought we were going to be seated near the window so we could look out at the marina (kind of the whole point), but I guess because we had a large group we were seated in what seemed like a conference room. A bit crowded, but not too bad. King crab legs were awesome, the rest of the good was just good. A bit overpriced for what we got and the beverage selections were few, but maybe because it was a Mother's Day brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view of the Marina!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Amazing view of the Marina! Definitely a romantic setting for special occasions!! Food was good too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent setting in Berkeley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The restaurant is set right on the Marina in Berkeley. The Golden Gate Bridge is across the bay. The dinner selections include an outstanding clams and mussels appetizer and the steaks are excellent. One caveat - you must specify no sauce or your steak will be loaded with stuff that I don't want on a steak!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    We made a reservation but upon arrival were told that the restaurant was understaffed and that since there was only one server, we were to wait 30 minutes for our table. Given that it was already late and there are many other restaurant options in Berkeley we did not stay. It was disappointing for me and my guests.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bay Grill & Lounge offers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Bay Grill & Lounge offers a very good - though not overly innovative - menu. Dishes feature excellent preparations of such things as steak, shrimp, scallops, and chicken. The setting is beautiful, looking out at the bay with the many boats harbored here. Our hostess provided excellent service. Unfortunately, she had to pick up some of the slack during our dining as the waitress had to cover too many tables and the bus boy was basically clueless. With a full bar, it's too bad they don't have any signature drinks or even a drink menu at the table. Worth it for the very enjoyable setting and decent food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was slow on sunday.
    JCR1
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Service was slow on sunday. Needed more wait help. Food was very good as usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to this restaurant
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    We went to this restaurant mainly because we bought a 50% off coupon from TravelZoo. The value of the food was quite good when we taken into account our discount. Otherwise the food would be over-priced. The appetizer my wife chosen was fried calamari. The batter was on the heavy side and the taste was covered by too much salt. I had the crab cake. Again the delicate crab flavor was overpowered by too much spice. The entrees were better (seared scallop and cioppino)although the subtle flavor of the seafood still tended to be overshadowed by salt and spice. The size of the portions was generous. The view of the harbor during the sunset was the best part of the dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant has been around
    JGardner
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    This restaurant has been around for quite awhile. All the more impressive then is that it still remains an appealing destination. The staff here must be doing things right
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice of them to take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Very nice of them to take our coupon on Saturday before Easter...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Judy
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Service was very uneven and slow and the waiter quite annoying. Food was average. Disappointing evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for breakfast -- Not dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The high service rating is due to contact with a single individual -- the greater. I believe her name is Talulah. She was superb -- vibrant, attentive, aware of the whole dining area. When our waiter had forgotten our table, she kindly and subtely reminded him of our existence. We were initially greeted by the suited manager who could not find our reservation for dinner. There would have been a great view, but the lighting was so bright that the dining area was reduced to a black walled box. Many tables under a glaring spotlight. Food was OK. Go for breakfast--not dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an excellent dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We had an excellent dinner, the food was prepared just right. What was off, way off, was the service. This staff needs a lot of training.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marina view can't be beat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    My sister stays at the Doubletree Hotel every single time she comes to Berkeley. We've started calling it "Laura's Hotel." We've ended up meeting my sister at the Bay Grille and Lounge for Breakfast a few time -- and I'm always surprised how un-crowded it is because the food is excellent, the staff is friendly (and we get them all to ourselves) and the view of the Berkeley Marina can not be beat. I wonder if the locals just never consider going to a hotel -- because IMO The Bay Grill beats the nearby Skates on the Bay in all categories. The seafood got raves from all 13 of our party for my brother's 50th birthday dinner last week. So did the steaks and the blue cheese mashed potato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a daytime meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was a very nice restaurant. Though the place was quite empty, service was slow. I feel it might've been nicer during the day when we would've been able to see the ocean outside their huge windows. Our waiter was very nice and have us a few extras. All in all, I'd go again but for brunch or anytime before it gets dark.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant is inside the
    WhymeVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The restaurant is inside the Double Tree Hotel on the Berkeley Marina. The restaurant is clearly geared to people staying in the hotel. We went because all the restaurants we normally go to in our area were full (Valentines Day). We found the restaurant to be very pleasant and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a coupon with Living
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    We had a coupon with Living Social to try this restaurant. In buying it, I thought that it would be a romantic place to have dinner with OK food. However, my expectations were far exceeded. The rolls that we were brought at the begining of the meal were piping hot and delicious. The crab cakes were wonderful, served on cole slaw with grapefruit, that were a perfect compliment. The calamari was just OK, although the dipping sauce was very good. Both entrees, the seafood risotto and the fresh fish, were exceptional. Despite being busier than expected, the service was quite good. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great but our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The food was great but our waiter Roger was the highlight of the experience. Everyone on staff was super friendly. The food was delicious and our waiter knew exactly when the fresh seafood arrived and even refused to serve us sub par scallops. Try to dine before or around sunset as there is a beautiful view. All in all, we loved our experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall it was a nice experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Overall it was a nice experience. Servers were very friendly and helpful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was seasoned with coarsley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Food was seasoned with coarsley ground pepper, toouch for my liking. Basalmic vinegarette was very strong on the vinegar side and overpowered everything. Prices are too high for food lacking true, well layered seasoning. We are locals and will not be going back. Our service was very good. They deserve to work at a place serving better food. I frequently travel for work and would say this is the worst hotel food I have experienced in the past Six years.
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  • What's up with a restaurant
    WhateverVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    What's up with a restaurant that is less than half full and they tell you it will be a minimum of one hour wait before you can get your order? While the food was good it is nothing to write home about. The wait-staff were great, the mediocre rating reflects the one-hour wait for the food which was completely out of their control. They made certain that even though the main dish was a forever process that I had something to quell any hunger pains. I give the wait-staff an A+, the kitchen a C-. I probably would have been more understanding had the restaurant been full!
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  • Good food, but took long
    hukilau
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food here was really good.... and the wine too. The server was very nice, but the service was extremely slow! We were not in a hurry, thankfully, but we were starved! And it took a long time for even our appetizers to come out. Then, I think the server forgot to get our mains and he had to have the chef do them over. It was an interesting place and the food was great,..... had crab cake, fried calamari with asparagus, steak with port sauce, and salmon with creamy polenta. Service was very friendly, just sorry it took so long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We are pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and service for this restaurant. It's inside the Doubletree hotel in the Berkeley Marina. We came here for my friend's birthday celebration. The staff recognized her birthday and we received complimentary champagne toast and dessert as part of the impeccable service. All four of us in the party enjoyed our different entrees and the appetizers. I had a Travelzoo voucher which initially was for lunch, but the manager had no problem applying to dinner. All in all, we had a very pleasant dining experience. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place to enjoy good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Nice place to enjoy good food and a relaxing time. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Quiet place, good service, food was good but had its flaws. Came here with a deal voucher, otherwise i would go somewhere else if you plan to pay regular price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet