Bink’s Midtown
Bink’s Midtown

Bink’s Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://binksmidtown.com/
  • Phone: (602) 388-4874
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Daily: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am- 2:30pm
    Please inquire within about patio seating.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Binkley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We strive to bring the best of our restaurant into you home.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our comfortable private dining room can accommodate up to 14 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bink’s Midtown
Bink's Midtown features local products prepared from scratch.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Bink’s Midtown reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (86)neighborhood gem (76)special occasion (51)romantic (43)great for outdoor dining (36)great for lunch (25)good for groups (17)hot spot (17)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (15)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • mother's day
    giboVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Not crowded, i suppose that is because it's new. Absolutely every bite was fabulous. My husband and I had 4 different dishes between us and thoroughly enjoyed each.Coffee cake sublime. Service superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Binks is amazing
    Phxdiner
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We have dined at Binks for dinner, lunch and brunch - all were outstanding. Brunch was especially amazing. The eggs benedict was perfection. However, the best thing on the table was the humble scrambled egg. I have never tasted anything like it! The server explained that the eggs were farm fresh, and you can order at any meal. It was not on the menu, so just ask. If you have a vegatarian friend, this is the place to go, as Bink's has an extensive veggie menu in addition to the regular menu. The only drawback is that if you have small children, there was not a children's menu the last time we were there. (We personally liked that, as it encouraged our daughters to eat healthier alternatives to most children's menu junk.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it and so happy it is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Loved it and so happy it is in a Phoenix location. Dont like going up north so far. Cant wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Miss the Seasonal Vegetables
    LizzVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    I just wanted to order all of those vegetables but knew I couldn't eat them all. I ordered a tapa for my main meal and accompanied it with three of the vegetables. It was a great meal. Service was good as well. I did not like sitting outside in the back of the restaurant. The ambiance is not good and I am a bit claustrophobic. Next time I go, I will request that we be seated out front or inside. Otherwise, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth your time
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    After having been to Binkleys in Cave Creek many times, I was looking forward to a location closer to downtown Phoenix. What a disappointment! Poor service, took a long time to place the order, a long time to get drinks. They never asked for or took a drink order from one person in our party. Food was average. Skirt steak in edible. Pea can soup and beet salad were the only notable items worth getting. Sand daubs were greasy, veggies had a creamy cheese sauce that overwhelmed. For the prices they charge, there are much better restaurants. This joint does not earn the Binkleys name.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Binkley for Everyman
    travel2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    If you know Kevin Binkley, you know his restaurants can present pretty exotic food and are pricey. Midtown was accessible on price and preparations that suited our taste. We loved it and made many choices from the extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Glad Binkley's is in the "Hood"!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    We were two old foodie friends taking the husband of our recently deceased friend on a food outing. We had four vegetable dishes, one salad, one sand dabs (so glad to see them on the menu) and a wonderful pork sandwich, also truffle fries. The vegetables were outstanding, wonderful sandwiches, salad, and also the sorbet, and banana fudge dessert. We will all be back, and my sister has been 4 times, twice by herself. I will belly up to the bar for a burger very soon! Thanks to the chef and the excellent servers we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    Foodie82
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Fabulous food and great ambiance. Service was an issue but won't stop us from coming back. Definitely add Bink's to your list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As a Cave Creek Binkley somewhat
    coolmcgee
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    As a Cave Creek Binkley somewhat regular, I am pleased to see this shop open in midtown. Hoever, I found the somehwat raucus music disappointing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be Sophie's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    4 foodie ladies lunched at Sophies were anticipating an exceptional Bink's experience. The service was commendable, even as one of the entrees arrived 10 min late, a sandwich!!! We asked for popular choices on the extensive menu. We went with sandwiches, not a great choice but for the perfect housemade potatoe chips! . One ordered the mussels pronounced them a "C", underperforming those at Zinc Bistro Three had sandwiches which were overrun with the hefty bread. My sand dab po-bo yhalved this scrawny little fish, all about the bread, very little fish and a bit of remoulade .. The ladies who ordered the soprasetto pulled that offering aside ... we did enjoy the wine, the potato chips, the fancy dessert with orange sorbet and dry ice...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annivsary Dinner
    James
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Staff was friendly. Valet Only parking. We ate inside - spartan but tasteful - call it spartan elegant. Wine - house Chardonnay - tasty and potent. The sand dabs were great per the wife - they were more flavorful than my trout in lemon - almost too mild. Lesson learned - I like bold flavors. Sides - grilled Brussel sprouts; tasty squash that needed to go with her sand dabs not my delicate trout. Even with minimal clients, service was slower than it needed to be. I will say, we got a second glass of wine for the happy hour price even though slow service put the clock well past the deadline. All in all, we were out to enjoy the evening, so were not disappointed. A couple of heartbeats faster on the service and this place would be unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to midtown Phx
    cjsandwich
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Binkley's first restaurant has been my favorite in town for years, but the long drive (especially after wine pairings!) and expensive prices make it place we only visit once in a very special occasion. I hope to visit Bink's Cafe ALL THE TIME. The food was fresh and delicious with a hint of the fun techniques that makes Binkley's so exciting (the foamy parsnip soup was one of my favorite items on the menu). We had leeks, octopus, dates, papusa and pork -- and all were really delicious. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great New Binkley's location
    WillymyVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    My wife and I went to Bink's on the way home from the airport. We had a truly delicious meal. The menu is not your average menu. The items are varied. We shared the chopped salad(great), the pork pupas(?) and the roasted chicken(very tasty). Will definetly return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try Bink's Midtown
    Juliaschild
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Seated promptly but then a slow start. Took a bit for water and cocktail order. Bread, which was a nice surprise of buckwheat drop biscuit, came near the end of the meal. That said, we created a tasting menu for ourselves and service connected. Food came out with excellent timing as we were going course to course. Interesting combos and flavors. The ribs appetizer and the BBQ octopus were hits. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Bink's Midtown tonight, with friends. Surprisingly, although we enjoyed the mussels that we ordered as appetizers, our meals were largely disappointing and the service was nothing special either. This restaurant is a far cry from Binkley's in Cave Creek. The kitchen produces nothing of that quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't waste your money!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    VERY disappointing. The restaurant was practically empty during our visit. However, our party of four was seated immediately next to a table of six VERY noisy women celebrating someone's birthday. We couldn't even hear our own conversations until the other party left. The food while attractive, left much to be desired. The charred soppresata sandwich I ordered was on a baguette that was so hard I couldn't cut it with a knife, let alone bite into it. Similar issues with some of the dishes ordered by the rest of our party.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved everything...menu choices,
    andi
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Loved everything...menu choices, service and decor that was classy and not too overdone. We tried a number of items on the menu and they all exceded our expectations. A definite YES!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Simply loved it, have since been back for lunch as well as dinner. Dessert's are over the top, especially the peanut butter creme brûlée. Valet parking can be challenging though due to small parking lot. Still a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • soup
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The signature turnip soup is the best soup I have ever tasted in any restaurant in any place in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Highly recommended. I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Highly recommended. I've visited Binks three times in one week. Each time, the food and service were great...right down to the polite parking attendant. The beet side dish is a must have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salmon was superb and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Salmon was superb and the biscuits delectable.We only got the biscuits after I inquired about bread...I'm glad I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, Kevin Binkley's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    As always, Kevin Binkley's food is outstanding,creative and lovely in presentation. The decor of Bink's Midtown is simple, clean and beautifully elegant. They take reservations and have complimentary valet parking (much needed)as the restaurant is in a neighborhood. Service was a little pushy and over eager the night we were there, but all together it is an absolutely delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, unique selection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Great food, unique selection. The menu requires some interpretation, but the staff is up to it. Sampling among menu categories (soups, appetizers, salads, etc.) is recommended, but get some advice. It's easy to order too much food. The indoor space has been opened up and is more airy than the old Sophie's but just as cozy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Adventure in Midtown
    mishes42
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    This is a special place! From our cherry bomb vodka shots to the bone marrow appetizer. But the peanut butter creme brulee was over the top. Our waitress, Jessica, was helpful and patient and added to the evening. The menu is amazing...something for everyone and so glad to be able to support our local businesses while we drink and dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They've Done It Again!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Been waiting for the third in the Binkley dynasty, and it did not disappoint. This venue gives Chef Kevin another chance to show us what he can do. With the quality we've grown to expect from his kitchens and a relaxed vibe, this is a great spot for a casual meal. Ate on the patio and the location on a quiet side street made it very pleasant. Not too much noise, exhaust, or general mayhem. Service was, as expected, exceptional. No hovering, but attentive to all of our needs. Decided to do a series of small plates for the broadest experience and the variety was refreshing. Fresh local everything (OK, the clams probably did not come out of the Salt River...) prepared creatively. Can't wait to go back and try more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely limited wine list,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Extremely limited wine list, but reasonably priced wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an excellent waiter...food
    Rmac
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    We had an excellent waiter...food was great. Spent more than planned...however, next time will probably share a side dish...no dessert.. and, perhaps, have a drink at home and save on the wine. My only "suggestion" ... when advertised at not over $20...should remind everyone that means you only get an entree nothing more...i.e. salad, etc. Liked the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DON"T GO small portions bad service
    MmmmmVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    The ONLY think Bink's did right was seat us quickly. Our waitress tried to take our order but her Ipad was frozen.We suggested pen/paper-she laughed. After 45 minutes, we still had NO food. what was worse is noone came over to check on us.No waitress or manager.We asked a busboy to send our waitress over. We thought she left. She finally came over now 1 hr. no food. She asked what we needed, we said food would be a good start. She checked her Ipad and said the order never went through.She went to get the manager.She came back and told us "He's yelling at them in the kitchen to hurry it through" 5 min. later we got bread.15min.more for the food. The manager NEVER came to our table the entire night, even after we ordered dessert.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had high expectations for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    I had high expectations for Bink's Midtown and the food was good (though it suffered from the overall terrible service), but the service was shockingly bad. First of all we arrived at 6:30 when the restaurant was mostly empty. We waited nearly ten minutes to get our menus and then we had to wait a few more minutes for someone to take our drink orders. When our drinks arrived an age later we had had tons of time to review the menu and were ready to order. We had even stacked our menus to make it obvious we were ready to order, but incredibly our server whisked off as soon as he dropped off our drinks. At the end of the meal we had to go in and ask where our credit card was after 15 minutes of waiting. Terrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    The signature soup is the best I have ever tasted anyplace in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wanted to try Bink's so we
    rixrevsVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Wanted to try Bink's so we went on a Monday night. The menu is filled with locally grown produce and meats. The sides list is expansive with wonderful offerings. The appetizers and main courses menu had a varied selection. We sat outside on the patio, which faces Osborn Rd which at times has a noisy motorcycle or car going by but is generally quiet. We liked everything we ordered about 6 items in all. Our waiter was attentive and knew the menu. His help however was untrained. We observed on 3 occasions, food was taken to the wrong tables. Order the duck, it is delicious and I don't usually like duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only request ... A bit less
    DaMan
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Only request ... A bit less fat or oil would make me go back more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and inventive food
    MigselvVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Outstanding, inventive (but not straining to be) and absolutely delicious. The service was friendly but still a little chaotic. The servers seemed like friendly volunteers, not professionals. The place is attractive, a clean and uncluttered look.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I usually try to understand
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I usually try to understand the reasons for poor service, but this experience was the worst I have had in Phoenix in ten years. I know the restaurant is new, but the waiters, runners/busmen, all seem to be lost and walking around. Requests for silver, wine cooler, additional bread, were acknowledged but never delivered. I finally had to get up and go to the bus station to retrieve spoons after our soup had sat on the table for 5 minutes. We counted 9 staff walking around but with no purpose. There seemed to be no communication between the server and support staff. We ordered two different bottles of wine from the list and neither were available. Big problems there right now. New manager needed?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kevin Binkley is one of the
    OTABILL
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Kevin Binkley is one of the best chefs in the Valley(James Beard nominee). Food was superb as one would expect. A great value as prices very reasonable given the quality of the food and Binkley's reputation. An important positive is that nobody rushes you - we were celebrating a birthday and dined in a leisurely manner savoring the occasion. We had a great time. We will go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was great,
    Creme
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The food and service was great, but I did not understand the seating. We had a 5:30 reservation, a slow time for the restaurant, and we were sat right next to the kitchen. We were privy to the conversations of the servers and floor manager. Since it was not that busy yet people were gathered in the small hallway. The restaurant was quiet so it was a little distracting. A better spot would have enhanced the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited the newest Bink
    KrittyAZVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    We visited the newest Bink for dinner on a weekday evening. The valet parking was much appreciated. Our server was prompt, but seemed to spend lots of energy by making numerous trips to our table for one item at a time. We focused on the appetizers and veggie dishes- all were good, but nothing over-the-top. Our daughter had the salmon entree- it was good, but a little too close to rare than medium rare. They did bring another piece that was fine. We shared one dessert, the peanut butter one (forget if it was a brûlée); it was super sweet. Okay experience overall, not likely to return soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Local Produce menu is
    Shera
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    The Local Produce menu is genius. Have been twice and there were changes dependant on what is available at market that day. The restaurant is crisp and fresh as well. Service is friendly and attentive, but not too much so. Best mussels I've had in a long time. Ditto kale salad, brussel sprouts, beets. Inventive preparations as you would expect from this chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While some of the service
    foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    While some of the service kinks need to be worked out, the food is great, especially for a new venue. The sweetbread bites and octopus were delicious and the flatiron steak was wonderful. Also excellent were the spaghetti squash and asparagus with a fried egg. The bolognese over bread pudding was tasty though quite salty and the roasted chicken was also good. Hope Bink's is around for a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our savior was Amy Binkley,
    BSBLTVLVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Our savior was Amy Binkley, the co-owner who came to our rescue after being seated and not getting anything more than room temperature tap water served for the first 15 minutes. We introduced some friends to the restaurant and of course the food was spectacular but the timing seemed to be a little off. We will come back time and time again to try everything on the menu so I would highly recommend it regardless of the little hiccup this time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate