Beast
Beast

Beast

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.beastpdx.com/
  • Phone: 5038416968x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00 pm and 8:45 pm seatings.

    Sunday Dinner: 7:00 pm seating.

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am and 12:00 pm seatings.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Naomi Pomeroy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Killingsworth
  • Public Transit: NE Portland, just off the corner of NE 30th Ave & Killingsworth St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There's plenty of parking on the surrounding neighborhood streets.
A word from Beast
BEAST features the bounty of the Northwest with French inspiration in mind. A six-course prix-fixe dinner is offered five nights a week. The menu changes Wednesday and remains the same for the rest of the week based upon the ingredients of the season. A four-course prix-fixe brunch is offered every Sunday.

Wine pairings are available for dinner and brunch. As our menu changes weekly, so do they.

Because of our small kitchen and a set menu, we don't have the staff and resources to tailor each course to individual dining restrictions. We are able to make an exception for allergies if given advance notice.

A credit card is required to secure all reservations. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for parties up to five people and a 48-hour cancellation policy for parties of six or more. Any cancellations within the aforementioned timeframes will result in a $75 charge per person.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Beast reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (140)special occasion (104)neighborhood gem (57)good for groups (41)notable wine list (30)romantic (29)hot spot (28)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my sister and daughter to Beast for a special occasion and found it as innovative and gracefully executed as the first time I ate there. From the starter veloute course to the final sip of Madeira, every bite was an experience in itself. The wine pairings, while raising the price considerably, were exactly perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dinner
    imwriter
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Exciting tasting menu with complex layers of flavors and exquisite presentation! Wine pairings were great! We enjoyed getting to know other diners at the communal table. Expensive but a real value and so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming Beast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The planned celebration on the occasion of my wife's birthday quickly turned into an evening to be stricken from our gastronomic memories. Our evening at BEAST was a disappointment and did not live up to its advance press. Good to Mediocre seemed to be the range. Greatly diminishing the pleasure of our evening, however, was the ubiquitous Portland communal table, in particular the narcissistic outpourings of an insufferably boorish diner who regaled us ad nauseam with her biographical narrative, relieved mercifully by her silence when she seized her Iphone to eternalize her dinner plate. Thank God for the relief of such moments! Portland restaurateurs need to understand that propinquity can often promote a quick death to dining pleasure.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went for a dinner here, and I wasn't let down. Excellent food and good wine pairings. The ambiance is also really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    Luv2wineand2dine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fantastic dinner! Great pairing menu, great service. Chairs need better padding for such a long dinner service. Would only go back for a group dinner- not romantic at all. Good for foodies and socializing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always enjoy Beast. Delicious, creative, beautifully prepared food. Attentive, informed service. And interesting conversation with fellow diners from around the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Notch Dining Experience
    PdxLinEats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I dined at Beast for our anniversary. In short, it was the best dining experience we have ever had. The service was impeccable, the food was amazing and the wine pairings were superb. The lamb that was served as the entree was certainly the best I have ever eaten. We had the opportunity to sit on the corner of the prep station - which at first seemed a bit awkward but proved to be a great table right in the thick of the action in the kitchen! I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly and only wish I had come here earlier. Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    foodfan813
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dinner at Beast was fantastic. Everything we expected and more. Naomi was front and center serving us each course and taking questions. She was even slicing the bread for the tables. Very impressive to see a head chef so involved in the end to end process. The menu was creative and seasonal and her attention to detail made it was easy to see the care and thought she put into each plate. We appreciated that they took the time to describe each plate and tell us which local farm the food was sourced from. Something fun and different than your standard fine dining restaurant. Perfect place for a special occasion dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cdp1276VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For a timed event like this with no bar, I didn't appreciate waiting 40 mins from 8:45pm start before I got any food or drink. I felt the pace of the 5 courses was very slow and they could've been faster about the next course. The food was excellent and a nice experience but probably wouldn't do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reviewing the nearly impeccable
    rerekuka
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dinner was wonderful but not the best I've had there. The cold soup at the beginning was lovely but not to the level i've seen at Beast. The servers come around with more water, but don't ask if there's anything one needs or if the food is to one's liking. Which it pretty much always is, but that level of caring could be improved. Also it would be great if Ms. Pomeroy addressed the diners at least once during service, to talk about what about the meal was fresh and local, what her vision for the meal was, etc. That said the meal was, as usual, fantastic and beautiful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    KStourist
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My first experience eating a lot of this food.... Fois gras, liver mousse, steak tartare! I loved every bite. I am a big "Top Chef" fan and was so excited to eat food prepared by a "master." It was everything and more than I had hoped for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ah! What a sumptuous meal!
    Karen
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We chose Beast to celebrate a momentous birthday and were not disappointed! Each of the six courses was artfully presented and all were perfectly balanced offering a contrast in flavors and textures that complemented each other. The wines were excellently paired. Each course was described in detail on the menu plus introduced by the server. We sat at the large table with 14 others, yet it was very easy to have our own private conversation. Our fellow diners were very interesting and not obtrusive. I can't wait to return for another Beast feast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food is amazing and just filling enough. They need different chairs though, very difficult on your legs after the 2 hour mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food delicious tastes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a great restaurant, worthy of all the recent hype. The only regret was that I didn't have room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DudeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very good, but not up to expectations. Started off strong with her signature disfes, but the other four courses did not amaze. Very good, but lacked wow factor. Needed to pull another trick or two out of her sleeve. Hope she is not focusing all her attention at her new Expatriot across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING!!!!
    Fancy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was absolutely fabulous! From the chilled sweet corn veloute, charcuterie plate, entrees, salad, cheeses and nectarine & plum frangipane cake. Service was just as good - always an explanation before each course. I would recommend Beast to anyone, whether a foodie or not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    overthetop
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    we certainly enjoyed the wonderful courses -- so different than anything we have experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PortlandDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was a disappointing experience. After all the accolades and awards, only the first and last courses stood out. The rest was over-salted to an extreme. The wait time to begin (a cold summer soup) and between courses was up to 40 minutes, and the dining room was not even full. By the time we were actually served the seared duck breast course, the meat was cold and congealed. Naomi herself spent most of the dinner texting. We felt like annoyances more than guests.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    22years
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Over all Beast was fantastic. We arrived on time but recieved a set facing the window and street. We sat with a good group of people, good conversation. The food was wonderfull served in a timely manner with wine (extra charge) I felt the wine was a little over priced for what you recieved, but great pairing with the food. The only thing that was a negative were the chairs, not very comfortable. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food & Wine
    MoniqueWashPark
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything served here was wonderful: both food and wine. This is a prix-fixe menu, 2-seatings-a-night place. The ambience is nothing special - simple and unobtrusive. And you sit on communal tables, so it's not a place for a "romantic dinner". That aside, EVERYTHING ELSE IS GREAT. Food is inventive and delicious. Service is helpful and professional. And the communal table means you'll talk with lots of other foodie-type folks. Overall, the thing to remember is that the FOOD IS SPECTACULAR. Go here is you want to really savor a delicious meal prepared by a very talented chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    gayle
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A beautiful meal presented with great confidence. The staff were very helpful and clearly loved their work. The food was absolutely stunning, and the wine pairing simply made the meal. The staff met my special dietary request with ease and the whole experience was simply wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was excited, left bored.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I suppose my expectations were too high (is that possible with a nationally recognized restaurant?). The soup was really great, and the foie gras Bon Bon really blew my mind. The wine pairings were delicious, but the food didn't live up. The pork belly was dry and burnt, and everything else just felt very ordinary. Given Beasts reputation I left very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I really wanted to love Beast, but I was just not satisfied. I found the meal to be just so-so. I found it a bit pricey for one protein dish. Additionally, the wines were good, but not great and the pours were extremely small for an additional $35 per person. Don't think I will be back again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • princesshellokittyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great quality and execution! I enjoyed every dish and it was so enlightening that Beast was able to accommodate my dairy allergies. I was so worried I wouldn't be able to eat much and was about to cancel our reservations until they said it was okay; it was the complete opposite! I walked out with a happy full tummy :). Our menu had sirloin, a charcuterie plate, to die for tomato soup, fried green tomatoes and almond cake for dessert! I would have preferred (and should have requested in advance) to not sit at the communal table, but overall, it was a great experience and looking forward to coming back in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    BobB
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Well worth it. Great food. Wine pairing was a little spotty but well worth the price.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over rated
    kbwpdxVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    You can get similar or better quality meals in Portland for much less.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food but community dining
    Swambell
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Beast offers an awesome sampling of NW cuisine with each plate coming out like a painter's palette. No large plates of food: it's a French version of farm to table in terms of portions, flavors & presentation. The wine pairing was interesting & each seemed suited to the course at hand. However, that many flavors of vino over the course of one night is not always ideal as you will already have taste sensor overload with the multitude of edible flavors. Community dining style is not for everyone. There are only 2 tables offered for couples (both outside and away from the chef action). Therefore not really a romantic spot. More like a dinner party with people you've never met.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    BobCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    An excellent meal and I highly recommend getting the wine pairings. Considering there are 6 courses the portions were about right. Great spot to go for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEAST
    vinelle
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    On our first trip to Portland we had to enjoy various foodie establishments. Beast was hands down our favorite. Great flavors, presentation and service. We chose a wine pairing and they were spot on choices to match. We hope to return for another unique menu creation on our next trip to Porland. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a one-time experience
    sjlmVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food and wine pairings are excellent. Uncomfortable chairs, communal tables, waiting for all 30 patrons to arrive, and watching a great deal of work going into the meal does not make for a relaxing evening. Six courses are constructed beautifully and you watch the beautiful platings. Not a lot of cooking is going on when you're being served. It's an experience worth having, but if I lived in the Portland area, I probably wouldn't go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Dining Experience
    Havinfun
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Beast provides outstanding dishes; which range across many flavors and ingredients. The kitchen staff does a wonderful job preparing beautiful plates. People should be prepared for the communal style of serving at one of two large tables. My wife and I prefer a quiet dining experience, so were perturbed by the loud couple to our left; however, foodies may enjoy the food conversations generated by the food and other experienced foodies in attendance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My kind of place
    seattle1177
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Really great food and wine. Lots of small bites. Seating is with other people, which I enjoyed because I was solo.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is a real find. We heard about it in a Wall Street Journal article on small restaurants. We actually altered our Oregon trip plans to have dinner and were not disappointed. Wine parings, food and service all excellent!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely perfect!
    Juan
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a terrific brunch at Beast including the wine pairings which were magnificently matched with each of the four courses. German Reisling and an apricot soufflé topped with maple glazed bacon; Beast hash, freshly cooked vegetables, perfect toast and poached duck eggs with a two year old Beaujolais; perfectly portioned salad lightly dressed accompanied with fresh cheeses and a very red wine from SE France; followed by an amazing chocolate cube of perfect decadence topped with whipped cream matched with a great red port dessert wine that did wonders for the taste buds when consumed together! An enchanting ninety minutes of food and drink. The staff is very gracious and we will return again for brunch as well as dinner next time in PDX
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food is also a feast for the eyes..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Lovely six course meal with wine pairing . However one course struck out. The scallop with homemade thousand island and lovage tempura had too many flavours which overwhelmed the scallop, which, rather than being seared was browned and overseasoned. Other courses were lovely, well presented and prepared.BUT the lighting is so dim that it was tough to read the menu cards and see the food, which is part of the pleasure. All in all v good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and concept
    BoAmsterdam
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, nicely executed. The concept is that you sit at communal tables so you can go alone, as a pair or as a group which is a refreshing idea. Beast also provides very good value for money. Two drawbacks though: insufficient lighting of the plates/table (it is hard to properly see what is on the plate in front of you, both the food and the presentation deserve better!) and the somewhat underwhelming wine pairing. The latter may be more of a personal thing but I found half of the wines served (way) too sweet, and the apportioning was off as well. Half glasses are fine for small plates, but the larger ones could do with more than three sips. I would come back for the food though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty gem
    culinarycruzersVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fabulous food and fun to communally dine with new acquaintances in a down home setting. Refined taste with a twist of surprise and beautiful yet simple presentation. Loved the whole experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Beast
    4MaryEllen
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Loved the food, and greatly enjoyed watching Naomi Pomeroy in the kitchen. Your attention to your guest's dining, food and plating was meticulous, and I'd love to take a cooking class from you. You treated your workers with courtesy, and the dishwasher was impressive in that small space and keeping up with the courses. The chairs however are really unbearable, very uncomfortable and no where to put my purse. This is mentioned in almost every review!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stuffed and happy
    alanmccoy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Never in my life have I had such amazing food and almost wanted it to stop because it was too much of a good thing. But it's totally worth it! Every course was so delicious and I was full by course four, but in a good way. They treated us like kings and queens and we loved every second of it. It was really cool to see a chef we'd watched on tv making our meals live in front of us. She made it look easy. Our staring might have bordered on creepy, sorry! We were on vacation from Dallas and booked our rez two months in advance and it was everything we thought it would be. Thanks for an amazing night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lsachic7
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It was a lovely restaurant and a very intimate setting. A full view of the kitchen made it possible to see the skill and detail with which each dish is prepared and plated. The only criticism I would have is that the staff be more engaging with the diners. At times it was silent and the staff didn't seem to make themselves available to even receive compliments.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.