Bistro C.V.
Bistro C.V.

Bistro C.V.

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrocv.com/
  • Phone: (970) 879-4197
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - Close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Vaughn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Join us on Sundays & Mondays in October & November for our Fall Special; 3 courses for $28! Cheers!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th
  • Public Transit: The city of Steamboat Springs provides a free bus that circulates throughout the city. There is a bus stop one block from Bistro C.V.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro C.V.
The goal at Bistro C.V. is to celebrate and showcase the freshest ingredients of the season. We love the region we live in and pride ourselves on supporting our local and organic farmers. Our food is a reflection of our belief in cooking simply, honestly and innovatively. We designed our restaurant to provide a dining experience of superior quality within a comfortable atmosphere, unique to Steamboat.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bistro C.V. reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)fit for foodies (28)notable wine list (25)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (9)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Bistro CV
    Angelo
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The restaurant is one of the hot tickets in Steamboat, and for a good reason. The food is excellent, the ambience refined, and the service attentive but not rushed. The food is a good balance of protein and vegs, and there is a reasonable vegetarian option, though only one entrée. Large small plate listing. The wine list is huge by most standards, with a reasonable price range. Small but nice bar area. Need reservations. This is not a good place for families with small children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply De-Lish!!
    pamperedprincess
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Bistro CV has become a favored eating spot for the locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere is always inviting, the service is excellent and the food is out-of-this-world. My husband's favorite dish seems to be the Maine Scallops. Always prepared just right and very succulent with an array of different tastes from the accoutrements complimenting the dish. For myself, I enjoy the Ceviche taco for a small plate starter, followed by any of the cheese plates. For the main course, I like the Quail or the Wagyu Beef Burger with the smashed potatoes. Don't forget the dessert! The red velvet cake with pistachio ice cream and fresh creme is the bomb! Five stars out to Katy and Brian for their fantastic restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night at Bistro CV
    OETSB
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Had dinner after a great day of skiing in Steamboat. The food, service, everything was excellent. Ordered the quail and it was excellent. The grilled romaine salad was also very good. We think that this restaurant just keeps getting better. I thought it might be one small piece of quail, but it was enough to give everyone at the table a taste. Our servers Ashley and Laura were professional and provided great service and a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food phenomenal
    Rose
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Thanks to Bistro CV for making amazing dishes with unique tastes and flavor combinations. So refreshing and yet still comforting. We enjoyed every bite. The service was the cherry on top. Everyone was helpful and super nice. We will be going back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb small plates and 'middle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    superb small plates and 'middle plates" chix pot pie and grilled romaine choices are outstanding octopus and yelllowfin crudo also excellent good place to share numerous small plates in a group excellent wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What fun
    Kens
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We dined there Thursday the 6th of March and we had such a great experience , the food was spectacular but our waitress, Shiloh from New Zealand was the gem. Hats off to you Shiloh .... Tennessee and all that these two eyes will fine you ect.. What a great sense of humor.. All for $2.00 Thanks see u guys next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disgracful
    BadStuff
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I was expecting a caliber of service from this restaurant which was not at all delivered. The excuse was that they were short staffed and just that morning lost two or so employees. In my mind that is never an excuse. Apparently, the owner and his wife were out of town that evening, but because the staff couldn't handle the pressure they had to return to assist the staff.
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  • Superb dining experience
    ElsaG
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent and the ambiance was cozy and romantic. We did the 5-course tasting menu, which I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was just awesome
    CoGirl
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I took a client out for dinner and everything was just great. Food, drinks, we loved it all. I would not recommend small children unless you dine early or have very well behaved kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing night!
    Bistroorbust
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Can't say enough about the Bistro! Hands down the best food in steamboat!! Awesome specialty drinks, great service, a culinary delight...NOT TO BE MISSED! Highly recommend this spot to all foodies and people who love to dine! Chef Brian Vaughn is a genius!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little TOO eclectic on the food
    stallroadVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    some of the ingredients were pretty far out there... olive soil? not bad, but seems like it's trying too hard, imho
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Steamboat
    Dougl1000
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    This is the place. Truly gourmet food with a creative menu. With all of the good restaurants in Steamboat Springs, we dined here twice during our visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dining
    DiamondjbhVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    THe food and service were both of the highest quality. Food choices were quite unique and we enjoyed each and every course. Since there were 6 of us we had the opportunity to try a large portion of the menu items and share them - all excellent. Ceviche Tacos, scallops, elk, - can't go wrong with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro CV is awesome in every
    Chief
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Bistro CV is awesome in every way. The menu has something for everyone, there are small plates , mains , cheese', and even smaller plates. It's all very tasty in a light clean way.... No tummy aches from rich stocks etc . Favors are not created by bacon and cream etc. it's sophisticated , modern but simple. it's an open kitchen and you can sit at the counter there. The wine list is always changing and there's a nice price range. The staff are professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant in
    JanNorm
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Steamboat - we are regular customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The chef at BCV is an artist
    RickVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We are frequent CV dinners, and are always satisfied. The wine list is outstanding and our meals were delicious. I started with the grilled romaine salad and my wife had the baby herb salad. I can't tell which was better, both were great starts to a fabulous meal. For the main meal we both had the rocky mountain elk loin, and, WOW. It was so delicious it is difficult to explain but we both ate in amazement. It was perfect with our wine: the Linne Calado “Rising Tides”. My wife ordered a the red velvet cake for dessert, and although I am not a dessert person even I enjoyed the couple bites that I was able to sneak... Bistro CV is the best in the 'Boat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    steamboatVal
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I took my wife here for a valentine weekend dinner, and we loved the experience We came in from out of town and it was great to actually find a great place for outdoor dining
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Colorado
    Foodie4ever
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I've eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world and bistro cv is one of the best I've been to. It had a wonderful ambiance, unspeakably divine dishes, & friendly and knowledgeable staff. A perfect place for a special occasion or simply a special fine dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rivaling others for top spot in SB
    BeerbrewerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Second time here and I am now fully appreciating the food We had a premier meal here at a reasonable for fine dining price We started with the grilled romaine (yum, yum), oysters (solid) and fish tacos (excellent and signature dish) For dinner, several scallop dishes (excellent), tuna tartare (excellent) pot pie (to die for), and mussels (excellent) For dessert, we shared the chocolate cheesecake, smores and special ice cream - all were very good We had a bottle of Cava to accompany the meal which was excellent This is fine dining, without being pretentious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visited Bistro C.V. for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We visited Bistro C.V. for their Valentine's Day special. Every dish was amazing and well presented. Our waiter was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    Mando
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time to Steamboat and arriving on Valentine's day, I made the reservation based on the recommendation of a friend. Possibly two weeks before our reservation, I received a phone call advising that they were serving from a different menu and they wanted to confirm that we were aware and OK with that. The day prior, another call to confirm our reservation time. Each call was from a young woman who was pleasant, joyful, enthusiastic and professional. We arrived on time, were seated promptly and had a great evening. The food was delicious, service was quick and the presentation on the plate was photo worthy. What a great experience, this is obviously a very a very well run business. Worth the price and that is often a rarity these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not their night I guess
    Worldtraveler
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    It was ok but not up to their reputation. Scallops were scorched on one side and tough. Everything else including the often distracted waitress was ok but not great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique and delicious
    gulfbreezeskiers
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Each year we ski Steamboat, we make sure to dine at Bistro C.V. The food and libation never disappoint and it's nice when all those who work the kitchen comment and express their own appreciation you've dined with them. My seating preference is the main dining area rather than the second seating area. It adds to the ambiance, in our opinion. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Still Excellent, Service Off
    GoBeach56
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We always make a point to dine here on our last night of our ski vacations in Steamboat. The food and presentation are always exceptional. The tasting menu never disappoints. However, our server, wasn't as good as we've had in the past - half the time he didn't even acknowledge the course and/or the accompanying wine. Hearing the story behind each dish and wine selection is half the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trip with ski club
    LongtimeOTVIPVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    This was our favorite dining experience for the week we visited (we couldn't get a resy for Harwigs). Our party of five enjoyed all of our selections including the tuna tartare, octopus chorizo, scallops, fettucine, gnocchi and quail. They also offer a nice selection of wines by the glass and several local beer selections. The pumpkin marscapone and the pistachio ice cream were both good choices for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Niklow
    Niklo
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Food was outstanding...but our waitress just kept passing by our table. Only when I repeatedly said 'excuse me' did she stop and impatiently answered questions about the wine menu. We ended up ordering a few bottles but it would be nice if we could enjoy something unique from the list, rather than reordering the same bottle that we started with.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All around excellence
    Hbear
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Bistro c. v. is our favorite restaurant in Steamboat Springs or anywhere else. I had oysters for starters and scallops for my main course. My wife had the, fettuccine lobster, pork belly for her main course. I couldn't pick one over the other, the quality, presentation, flavor is next to none, the service is top of the line. Another wonderful dining experience at the bistro. I highly recommend this restaurant. You will be delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    SerendipityVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We dined here the night after eating at Cafe Diva, another Steamboat restaurant which had been highly recommended. We LOVED Bistro C.V. We ordered an array of items between the 2 of us, including the herb salad, bone marrow, mussels, and quail. There was not one item we were not happy with. The ambiance is romantic, yet lively. The waitress did a very good job balancing the 2 large groups next to us, while still paying lots of attention to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food in Town!
    CreganoVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I am new to Steamboat, and have struggled to find some nice fine dining. I was over joyed with my first experience at bistro c.v. The food is fresh, both in flavor and presentation. The prices are very reasonable, and the portions fill you up. I love that the menu changes frequently, yet the staples are found on the menu as well. It has a fun atmosphere, without being overwhelmed by the neighboring table. I look forward to dining here more often.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife pleaser
    McBrian
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I enjoyed the food. I liked the venue and the service was nice. At the end of the night, my wife was extremely happy. She LOVED the food. If you or your wife are picky about your food, I would highly recommend going here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice food, Overpriced
    Stork606VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I found most of the courses (of various sizes) to be interesting and nicely presented. Two of them were sub par and not what I would have expected in a high end restaurant. When we complained about the absence of much lobster in a dish, the waiter was less than gracious. They were not very busy so there really was no excuse for the waiter's attitude. The elk had a lot of tendon which really ruined the course. Additionally, the portions were really small, especially considering the price. Perhaps the French Laundry can get away with this, but considering the many alternatives in Steamboat, it is not worth the price to me.
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  • Chef's Tasting Menu
    smrlovin
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We have gone to Bistro CV a few times before, but this time was especially great. There was a new Chef's Choice Tasting Menu that was amazing. The server seemed to be in a bit of a bad mood, but they had just finished with a very busy 2 week holiday season, so I gave her the benefit of the doubt. I would recommend this for anyone coming to visit and wanting a nice night out with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A restaurant we return to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    A restaurant we return to time and time again. I consistently recommend Bistro C.V. for the food and hospitality. Larger, loud tables detracted from our experience, but they surely benefit the restaurant bottom line. Nonetheless, this remains our "go-to" location on every visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal and service
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We came to Bistro CV on our last night of a week's skiing holiday in Steamboat. The restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel manager and it didn't let us down. The food is exquisite in both taste and presentation, the ingredients well balanced and the portions just right. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made good recommendations about the wine. Definitely planning a return visit next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is relatively
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The restaurant is relatively small, however they handled our large party (11) very well. The food was excellent and the portion size appropriate. The place has hip feel to it and a lively bar. Evyone in our group raved about their meal, and we look forward to returning.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took my wife and kids here
    issaacrumel01VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Took my wife and kids here to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday while in Steamboat. Fantastic experience from the service to the food. Wonderful evening. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    KtlafoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    As always the food was amazing! Our waitress Katie was very knowledgeable and had great suggestions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    We go to this restaurant regularly and love it! The food is terrific and the people are super friendly and knowledgeable. It is, however, pricey. I like the small plates and salads best.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and presentation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Excellent food and presentation. Wonderful blend of flavors - and flawless plating presentation. Our family of four was seated at the table nearest the entry hall resulting in cold blasts of air each time the door opened - thus the low ambience rating.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relible
    Cheyenne
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Consistently well prepared and presented food. Extensive wine list. Menuy doesn't change much - positives and negatives to that. Dessert menu needs some pizazz.@
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.