Bistro Aix
Bistro Aix

Bistro Aix

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrox.com/
  • Phone: 904-398-1949x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - 11AM - 10PM
    Tuesday - 11AM - 10PM
    Wednesday - 11AM - 10PM
    Thursday - 11AM - 10PM
    Friday - 11AM - 11PM
    Saturday - 5PM - 11PM
    Sunday - 5PM - 9PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, French
  • Executive Chef: Zeke Mears
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether casual or formal, any occasion calls for the ultimate Bistro AIX experience." Your event will be completely coordinated and managed by our experienced team and you will discover that we place the same emphasis on taste and service at your location as we do at the restaurant. The Bistro AIX catering staff will customize all aspects of your event including menu, flowers, bar service, and audio-visual needs to make your event spectacular.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether casual or formal, any occasion calls for the ultimate Bistro AIX experience. Our dedicated team will work with you to create a corporate function, cocktail party, reception or holiday gathering that is special and distinctly yours, either at our location or one of your choosing.
  • Private Party Contact: Patty Myers 904-398-1949x
  • Entertainment: Le Bar is located next to Bistro AIX and offers Live Music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Join us for Happy Hour from 5PM-7PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Phillips Street
  • Public Transit: JTA routes available through San Marco BLVD.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Three private parking lots are located behind the restaurant on Phillips Street. Street parking also available.
A word from Bistro Aix
A city-hip restaurant located in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district, Bistro AIX brings an intriguing mix of vibrant sights, sounds, and flavors to Jacksonville.

Seasonal French bistro-inspired menu features wood-fired oven and grilled specialties including pizzas, pastas, risottos, steaks and seafood, complemented by professional, unpretentious service. A Wine Spectator Restaurant Award recipient, Bistro AIX offers over 250 wines by the bottle and 50 by the glass. A wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails and specialty martinis are available from the full bar.

The bustling main dining room is highlighted by original 1940s brickwork, a curved marble bar and an open kitchen. A second dining room includes a glowing back-lit onyx bar and open-view wine cellar that bring the feel of the big city to the cozy neighborhood of San Marco. Outside, an intimate dining patio is accented with over-sized flowerpots and climbing vines
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bistro Aix reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)neighborhood gem (68)special occasion (60)notable wine list (48)hot spot (42)good for groups (42)romantic (38)vibrant bar scene (32)great for lunch (31)great for outdoor dining (21)late-night find (16)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • big lunch price for small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I took a client here for a lunch meeting, the restaurant is beautiful and the service was amazing. The food however, super overpriced for the portion and presentation. $15 for a small bowl of the shrimp tagliatelle!? It was just tossed in a bowl, messy and looked like it tasted just ok...my client said it was mediocre:( you definitely get mire for your money with a sandwich or pizza. Their prices are debatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have dined at Bistro Aix multiple times. This by far was the worst experience. We sat at 6pm & told the waiter, Blaze, we were going to a show at 8pm. He was not trying to expedite things at all. He never told us the specials, we had to flag him down to order drinks & flag him down again to order food. Then he never came back to the table. The food took >1 hour to arrive. We had the flag the waiter down to ask about when the food would arrive. The manager did not seem very concerned & was of no help either. We never saw the waiter again, except at other tables. There was a woman helping the waiter,who was helping to expedite things. We had to inhale our food in order to make it to the show in time. We will not be returning any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good food, good service but be prepared to drop $110+ per couple for two drinks, one appetizer , one small plate and one regular entree
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Aix Doesn't Force It
    JaxSooner
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    So many restaurants try to 'force' being premium/fine dining, etc...but you can't simply be 'great' by saying you are. You have to be like Bistro Aix and do all the little things really, really well. Great wine list, amazing apps, the new owners restored the taste of the Steak Frites, and went back to the original recipe of the creamy French Onion soup. It's great to have Bistro Aix 'back' to how it was when it was the area's top dining option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delivers
    FoodTravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Have dined here many times. Food and service are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • San Marco Gem
    SanMarcoVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great service and great food. We just moved to the area and locals had recommended we try Bistro Aix. After the Jags game we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. They were able to customize my meal based on my allergies and still present an outstanding entree and appetizer. We will dine again this weekend after the game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After the symphony or Jags game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    perfect for either occasion on a Sunday afternoon. As we had been to symphony it was great to hear from wait staff that Jags had won first game of season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a hit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have never had a bad experience here. Always top notch service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too old....
    PapaJax
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was great. Love the new expanded bar area. Service was so so. She was not that interested in us. Crowd was much younger and very, very loud. But that is the scene, we just prefer somewhere we don't have to scream.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Lunch/Dinner choice
    DinnerDiva
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our lunch was delicious, My ham and cheese sandwich was the best I have ever eaten! And my lunch guest enjoyed the fresh quiche and salad. Our server was helpful, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu !!! A visit to Bistro Aix is a MUST for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is delicious and the service is great. The are very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious with great service
    Elizeon
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very noisy at first because several larger groups were dining prior to a concert, but soon became normal. Server excellent...made good recommendations. We both ordered fish specials that were unique and excellent. If you order the meat and cheese appetizer (recommended), don't neglect using the local honeycomb to spread onto the top. Really tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Kentucky
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Menu selection was poor. Blue cheese chips, that were recommended, only had dressing poured on them. They were hot, but bad taste. Chop salad had strong vinaigrette, that tasted like pure vinegar. Flatbread was supposed to be mushroom and mozzarella- it was mostly mushroom. Very poor food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner
    susiemac
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were running 15 minutes late for our reservation and they held our table. Dinner was delicious, the ahi tuna was prepared perfectly and the grilled asparagus was divine. We will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less Than Spectacular
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Apparent change in management and style. Food presentation, the menu and overall ambience has actually diminished in quality. Price points for small/regular portions is somewhat ridiculous. No obvious consumer value in having done that. Adding bone marrow as a menu option is not something I am interested in. That smoked tomato bisque soup is still the best in Jacksonville, Florida!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    KeggerJax
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been dining here for years and always have unique and enjoyable meals. The steak was not quite as good this time but the salmon appetizer, salad and overall service were outstanding. Just a great experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location and food
    JoeR
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a local gem. Great food with notable food options. Come in for lunch, dinner or just drinks and apps. Energetic atmosphere. Worth a trip if you are looking for a nice meal in Jax.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canes
    Canes
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went for lunch for husbands birthday.....food was great and service even better..!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aix is Awesome!
    FancyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Once again, Bistro Aix did not disappoint. Robert provided superb service. Two of my favorite wines were available by the glass-a unique opportunity. An outstanding special was offered that I couldn't refuse-ravioli stuffed with shrimp and lobster, three seared diver scallops topped with a lobster cream sauce. I was not thrilled with the dessert list (Bananas Foster on cake???) or that the Caesar Salad was the whole leaves that required constant cutting. Overall, it was a memorable dinner and I'll be back asking for Robert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were ok.Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food and service were good. Disappointed in specials pricing. $42 seafor ravioli very overprice and overrated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My New Favorite!
    DMo69
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first visit, but certainly will not be my last! The space itself is beautiful, and well-decorated…the food was creative, fresh, and delicious…and the service friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's night
    sunshine6VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Bistro Aix several times before, but this time the service was less than par. We tried on a few occasions to get help from other employees but to no avail. I know the restaurant recently changed ownership, so I am hoping this was just a one time fluke and not the current or future service.
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  • French bistro
    Scargo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful time and the food was great. Prices were in the range that I expected-no surprises. We had drinks that were made to perfection. We'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good a nice surprise
    Adamp3p4VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nice space and better than expected, it was all very very good will be back. One of the best in Jx
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  • Service was dissapointing
    rachelsc
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Have taken customers to this restaurant several times. In the past all of our servers have been exceptional. Not the case this time. Our group couldn't get drinks...bread...etc. The young man brought our appetizers before the first drinks arrived. Corporate group...we would have bought more if we would have been served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal !
    FoodieJaxVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Another great meal, love the new menu!! The salmon and pasta dishes were delicious !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Martin
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    recently went thru ownership change and I have to say, it was one of my best dining experiences in Jacksonville! Service was highly knowledgeable and super friendly. Food was simply amazing. Keep it up - we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MacFla
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great new menu.....lots of choices....something for everyone...will take several visits to try all of them
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enthusiastic diners welcome
    mvyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our table was in a celebratory mood and our server, Danielle, was terrific and very tolerant! The food was wonderful and much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dentalboss
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love this place traveling through Jax to Orlando. Always very busy so best to make reservations. We travel from Georgia & always love this stop off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    beachgirlamy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was given a gift certificate for Bistro Aix and used it for our 41st anniversary celebration. Waiting at our table was an anniversary card signed by many of Bistro Aix's staff. The food was out of this world, the wait staff professional, personable and attentive and the restaurant charming. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food in a very lively atmosphere. Great cocktails and wine list. This will definitely be one of our favorites in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    FifiFloridaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I always LOVED this restaurant and because of traveling all summer, had not had a chance to visit when the NEW owners took over. WHAT A DISSAPPOINTMENT. I could not cut the AHI tuna with a knife. The food was below average and I doubt I will be going back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tried and True
    SilverPlate
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were a party of three. We have visited several times over the years, usually for special occasions. BA is one of the most well-known independent restaurants, and I have always found it to be a dependable experience. This occasion did not disappoint in terms of the food quality, flavor, and presentation. The atmosphere was great for being able to carry out a conversation. Some of the natural lighting coming in from the street side during the early evening was a little bit of a distraction at first, but that subsided. The server was knowledgeable and courteous enough (not stellar...but acceptable). Two things to improve upon: server appearance (not just ours) is not up to the standards, and the wait time for the check was extreme.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food and experience
    GoodEats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you are in Jacksonville and have a chance to go to Bistro Aix you should do it! The experience was great and the food was even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Menu!
    FoodieJaxVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wow, great new menu!! The food and service were fantastic ! Great live entertainment. Thank you Chad! and Chef Zeke and staff !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    JaxdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Bistro Aix has been one of our favorites since it opened 10 years ago. Great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere. We will be coming back soon. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    Lovemytravels71
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we were a party of six and were all pretty happy with all our food. ambiance was a bit noisy (hard to talk to each other) but still hip and vibrant. escargot was my favorite, i could probably order 5 of this and will be happy with just that and bread. filet was also very good and enjoyed every bit to the last bite. wish there was a pear martini ( i used to get the best peartini from them a long time ago) to complete my dining experience with Bistro Aix. Overall, highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs further review...
    rthatcherVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our visit to the vaunted Bistro Aix in the primetime of Saturday night was interesting as the noisy venue was at least nearly full and I could see all of the management fully engaged in making things work. Our orders were well taken, but the kitchen fell short when the huge steak we ordered came out uneven and darker than my cabernet, though we requested medium cooking and not still kicking...when it came back, there was only 70% of the original steak....still, it was vastly improved in taste. I could tell the kitchen's intent was good and the management did the right things to help make up for the 4th place finish. I will likely return to try the place again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When reservations were made for a birthday lunch on open table, I had entered a note asking whether our group would be able to bring our own cake. At other restaurants, I have always received a call re: any requests - but not this type. When our 9 group arrived, we were told (not very nicely by the way) there would be a $2.50 plate fee for each person. The girl working the front did not try to ask a manager or even try to be accomodating. We all had previously been to Bistro Aix (and experienced other problems) but this by the far was the most disappointing. Needless to stay, the office won't be back and I will never book an event/meeting at Bistro Aix.
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  • Great to be back
    FoodieJaxVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Now that the restaurant is happily under new ownership, I was really looking forward to returning, since, wow 3 years. Not only was I not disappointed but under Chef Ian's leadership, the food is better than ever ! The roast chicken, vegie and salmon pizza, escargot, bone marrow, mahi mahi sandwich: all sublime perfectly cooked and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate