Beehive
Beehive

Beehive

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beehivegoodness.com/
  • Phone: 303-786-8585x
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Janice Henning
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Janice Henning 3037868585x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Pearl Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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The Beehive has closed for business as of June 18th 2014.
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Beehive reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (9)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent Brunch for 10
    angelinao
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This is a great spot for excellent farm fresh food in Boulder. I was very impressed with the quality of the food and service. Fresh squeezed orange juice and wonderful corn biscuits.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great weekend brunch
    Whit
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went with two friends to an early brunch on a Sunday. At 10am, there were only a few others in the restaurant, and we were able to snag a table outside. It looks like it started to fill up around the time we were finishing. Food was great, fresh squeezed juice was delicious, and the place was adorable. Great find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inflated pricing and small portions
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our family of five, plus my mother went to Beehive for the first time. The food was good, but not fabulous and for the inflated prices, it should have been fab. The deviled egg appetizer was $8 for ONE egg. Honestly, the chipotle seasoning did not make it worth $8. Also, for the price, the portions were small. My two teenage sons came home and made themselves more food. Considering their entrees were $32 each, they should have had enough to eat. On the bright side, the service was good and I loved the casual, yet chic décor.
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  • Great breakfast
    nancita
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Five of us had brunch for the first time at Beehive. The food was terrific, especially the gougeres and the delicious cornmeal biscuits. All of the eggs were cooked perfectly ( i.e. not overcooked) and the portions were generous but not gargantuan. Inventive scrambles, homemade jam and good coffee. Our server was friendly and the space was bright and cheery. If I lived in Boulder I'd eat at Beehive weekly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • A find!
    justsayingVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Beehive is a must-go. Great food and ambience. Been there twice in a month because we love it!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Not impressed
    boilingVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We have been to Beehive for brunch and really liked it , however when I met my friend there for dinner the other night we ended up leaving after having a glass of nice rose and an appetizer. The problem was the menu. Between the two of us we didn't feel like it was worth staying. There was one vegetarian entrée , scollops where $32.00 a plate , pork shoulder etc. Sorry
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • super expensive
    Bouldergal
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Outrageously expensive for happy hour / small portions, our group walked out of there hungry. Tasty & very interesting cocktails but very weak. We will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 62 reviews are from the Beehive reviews archive.
  • Disappointing
    wantgoodfoodnservice
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Things started out poorly when we ordered coffee and cream and they were out of cream. (We were there on Easter at noon for brunch.) We ordered two baskets of biscuits to keep the 5 children busy until the meal came, but the biscuits came out after the breakfast was delivered, so we canceled them. The next disappointment was ordering Mimosas which hadn't arrived when we finished out meal , so we canceled them. This was not a good choice for kids as the prices were high for the kids items,( $9.00 for 3 silver dollar pancakes, bacon was $4.00 more. )The bill included a 20% tip which was too high for the disappointing service, and when I checked it more closely after we left, several of the canceled items had not been removed from the bill.
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  • Easter Brunch
    Clounce
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was very fresh. Ingredient quality was great. Service was just fair, and the restaurant was cold because they propped open the front doors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Yummy!
    stujen2
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The decor is inviting and the food is delicious. Even though every bite of our breakfast was delicious, we were still hungry when we finished. So we ordered yogurt and fruit for dessert. Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find in the Beehive!!
    Heather
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I found this restaurant searching for brunch places to host a ladies brunch group I organize. None of us had ever been before and afterwards, we weren't sure we wanted to go anywhere else!! It will be in regular rotation for our group, for sure!! Be sure to try the deviled eggs and devils on horseback. Everyone loved the entree they got, too, and we topped the meal off with the profiteroles (yes!!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm
    Patrice
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Reservation was not recognized- name not taken-"sit anywhere". After sitting at a table, we discovered we could not have happy hour offerings unless seated at the bar (~8 feet behind us- no one tending). Wait staff of one struggled to keep up. Chef came around the partition to answer the phone - never used eye contact, never greeted anyone but did pull the server away to work on the computer screen. We ordered appetizers. wine, left. Not fun. Disappointing. Wish them well.
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  • delightful brunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    delightful brunch experience last sunday. the service was spot on - friendly, timely, and down to earth. the food was delicious, specifically the pastries (cornbread muffins and gougeres). additionally, we felt the food to be straightforward and it tasted fresh. i like that you could still taste the ingredients, unlike many restaurants where everything on the menu is masked in sauce, etc. -- this was refreshing. we really look forward to returning. all in all, excellent flavors, beautiful space, and thoughtful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Experience in Boulder
    Thova
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I recently took a party of six to Beehive for my wife's birthday and I could not speak more highly of the experience. The food was phenomenal across the board and the service was just as good if not better. If you haven't tried this place yet then do yourself a favor and book a reservation today!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Nicely prepared
    BoulderDiner
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is a no-frills restaurant, as far as ambiance goes. The food, however, was delicious. We got a small appetizer, followed by steak for myself, and scallops for my dining partner. The menu was quite limited, but our server was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep up the good work. Food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Keep up the good work. Food, drinks and food were unbelievable. We'll be back :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Beehive
    EatDrinkandBeJerry
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    So happy I found this place, great menu and the price. So reasonable for this high quality food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overdone even for Boulder
    JWBoulder
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Beehive is horribly overpriced for what you get even in Boulder! My wife and I went day after Valentines ( we are long time Boulderites) with Reservations @ 630. All the other restaurants were overflowing on Pearl St we were the only ones there till 7.but thought we Would try something new. A cheese plate was 24$ for 3 pieces of cheese And some sauce. Dinner was small quail and she got some cold scallops For 32$ . The server took them back and had them redone but you can't make a mistake like that for that price. So would not recommend this place to anyone. Too much competition in Boulder too many other choices that are so much better !
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  • Great place for dinner and brunch!
    Lishylove
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I had been to Beehive for brunch and this was my first time going for dinner. Both experiences were great! The food is consistently good and the drinks are fun and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our 5pm reservation was superfluous as we were the only diners in the restaurant the entire hour we were there. The ambiance was decent but the chairs and tables were sub-IKEA quality and the table settings were like flea market finds. Our waitress was friendly but had to go to the kitchen several times for menu details and managed to never tell us the soup of the day. The brief menu was further limited by two entrees not being available. The waitress tried to take my wife's plate while she was actively in the process of eating. The waitress then proceeded to snub us because of my wife's reaction. When you are the only table in the restaurant, wait staff actively being inattentive is rather obvious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful surprise
    Wasted
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Just off the edge of the hustle bustle touristy part of Pearl Street is a new fantastic restaurant. Open to the streets with a view, yet with a cozy warmth inside engendered by happy staff with unrushed smiles, diners are allowed to talk and eat at their own pace. The food is what one should expect from a Boulder restaurant:high-quality ingredients presented in tummy yummy combinations that look a like food art! Each course, from salad through dessert, complemented by wine or drinks of course, was excellent. Peaking at the chef plating food was also a delight! Go check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!
    Mere
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This is a must visit! My husband and I were blown away by every dish we had here. We shared 4 small plates, a salad and split a pasta dish and dessert. Each dish that arrived was better than the last and we ate ourselves silly because it was impossible to stop eating this delicious food. The flavors are impeccable, the seasoning spot on and it's all beautifully prepared. It's a very cute space with a neat little bar area as well. The menu does change frequently, but if the Chef's Salad (grilled romaine, anchovy vinaigrette, breadcrumbs and over easy egg) is on the menu-- GET IT! We also shared a pasta dish that had braised pork shoulder and some local sourced mushrooms-- to DIE FOR! It's all AMAZING!!! Get in there & check it out!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yuck.
    Maxa
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Our appetizers, Gourgeres, were small, not warm, and tasteless. The salads had little of the featured vegetables, in our case blood oranges and beets. A sliver of orange, and cubed beets (think Mad Greens). The greens were barely dressed and the whole salad felt uncomposed and too full of Whole Foods-style field greens. The quail was dry, overcooked, and seemed to be prepared with little care. The carrots were the best part of the dish. The chicken came plated in an unappealing way, combined with a grain and vegetbles and looking as if it were scooped onto the plate in a heap. The pot de creme was remarkably tiny. And, my espresso was actually cold. Plus, the restaurant is freezing. They would do well to invest in indoor heat lamps.
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  • Beehive disappointing atmosphere
    maverick
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We dined during the week so you wouldn't expect it to be as busy but it was stark and quiet and very white and and brighter than what you would like in the evening. The front doors do not close well and it was very cold in the restaurant since it was windy that evening. White metal tables and chairs are uncomfortable and we felt cramped in our space - looked like a charming breakfast place but not a dinner place. Overall, for our tastes, it would not be an evening dining place for us. And, it was expensive for that food and experience.
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  • Fun and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Our group of five all had an exceptional experience. Delicious specialty cocktails (they make their own ginger beer for the Moscow Mules), exceptional cheese plate and a mushroom risotto that was simply divine. Unlike many restaurants in Boulder where you have to shout to be heard over the din, we were all able to hear each other and engage in one lovely table conversation. First rate experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • wonderful - what a good find
    bugal
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    title of this review says it all. we will be back for sure
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve Highlight
    MrFrumbleVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Visiting Boulder over Christmas, we discovered very few restaurants open on Christmas Eve. Beehive was open so we took a chance based on availability, and not much else. We were pleasantly surprised to discover a warm, friendly atmosphere, decked with greens, and a vaguely Swedish spare, clean aesthetic. The fixed price Christmas Eve menu gave some great choices, the wine list was decent, and the staff were welcoming and friendly. A great welcome to Boulder.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Boulder Bites. Apps
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Went for Boulder Bites. Apps and dessert were excellent. Vegetarian main was very bland, but at least warm. Overall, very expensive for what it is even if food is decent. This was true even for the reduced price Boulder Bites menu. For example, added $4 for a dessert that should have been maybe $7 to begin with. Maybe go for happy hour and apps. Would not recommend for dinner.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Very Disappointing
    thefunfoodie
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    With all the great write ups I was so excited to be going to a new place that had great reviews. It was pricey for what you get, items were delivered to our table in wierd stages (our salad was brought with our dinner items.......). My girlfriend order the steak and it was overcooked and very tough. Cute place, but food is disappointing, I will be on the hunt for something better.
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  • Delicious, fresh and healthy
    Madhu
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Love the Beehive - the food, service and wine list are really great. The food is fresh and tastes healthy and not buttery or fatty like other restaurants. They have a great wine list and you can tell that they have taken the time to put together delicious food - a lot of thought has gone into everything. The profiteroles were delicious and the best I have ever eaten! My only little complaint is that it was cold inside the restaurant and when we asked about that they said it was due to the door being right there and opening up into the restaurant. If there was some way to turn the heat up or put a curtain up near the doors in the Winter that would be fabulous. However, that isn't a problem and we love Beehive! love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food as always
    23rdStudiosVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Beehive to me is one of those places you always wonder why isn't it packed with a line out the door. The food is amazing the service is great and I'm always delighted to go there. Their menu is a little on the small side but their selection is still perfect for any food palette. They have a nice selection of cheeses to choose from and their happy hour menu is really nice too. If you're looking for an added value before 6:30 sit at the bar for happy hour drinks specials
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Great little restaurant. We went for First Bite Boulder & the food was excellent. We also ate off the larger menu to taste some other items and it was all delicious. Fresh ingredients, well served and good flavors. Cocktail list was fab; lots of tasty drinks. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    Likestohike
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We went here on what happened to be the first night of First Bite Boulder. The place was very lively, and the noise level was perhaps a little too high for our group -- it was hard to have a conversation. The food was good. We had scallops with beans. It was good, maybe not spectacular, but the scallops were really nicely done. We also had a nice potted salmon appetizer, the gourgères, and something else. It was a pleasant space, and fits right into the Boulder food scene. The food is definitely on the casual French side. If you like to cook from Jacques Pépin, the dishes will feel familiar.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    raterest
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Went for Sunday Brunch. Limited menu, small portions, expensive and a little too French pretentious for my taste. Food just OK. Took awhile to get our food as well. Will never go here again. Had a table reservation but when we got there many were available but until some coaxing they did not want to sit us inside. The restaurant never filled up anyway so I did not understand what the original issue was except for not wanting to take a table of more than 3 and break it up. Many other places to try in Boulder so we will not be going back.
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  • Happiness is Brunch at Beehive!
    brunchgirls
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Three old friends met for brunch and it was perfect - we sat for a long time catching up, relaxing, and enjoying the time together. The food is terrific, the wine was great, and we really appreciated the relaxed and inviting environment. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem!
    IEatFood
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    This place is awesome - how did I not know about it before now? Farm to table, beautiful food. Incredible service, awesome decor and great location. Serious;y - how did I not know about this until now?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whole Foods deli at $50+/person
    pickypicky
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Went for dinner. Indifferent food (but local), painful acoustics, police-station lighting. Half a notch above home cooking, maybe.
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  • yummy breakfast
    Sugie
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    not far from Pearl St. Eclectic, fresh breakfast food with gluten free options.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    First off, our server did not speak loud enough to be understood most of the time, and she was unenthusiastic to say the least. My companion had the salmon, which she enjoyed. I had the Daily Vegetables and Grains (which had no grains...Quinoa is a seed). Whatever greens they included were tasty, but so tough that they could barely be chewed, the quinoa was bland, the whole thing look like a platter of the sides from other meat dishes, as opposed to something crafted as a stand alone dinner for a vegetarian. We sat at the outdoor tables, which, when all occupied do not allow for comfortable seating. I had to move my chair to the side until the people behind us finished and left. my cocktail, which was excellent, the rest, was just so so.
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  • Bright and friendly
    Snowmanda
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I met a friend for lunch on a bright sunny afternoon. After walking past blocks of bustling restaurants, I was a bit concerned that this place was not very busy....a sparse two or three tables out of 20. No matter, the setting was lovely and inviting and I was able to sit at the bar and work on my laptop until my friend arrived without feeling rushed or crowded. Dexter, the server prepared a nice lemonade spritzer for me and I had the BLT with egg. The food was great and service was delightful. It's a bit pricey for lunch, but on par with the Kitchen and SALT without the crowds. I like finding these little gems.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.