Bistro St. Tropez
Bistro St. Tropez

Bistro St. Tropez

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrosttropez.com/
  • Phone: 2155699269x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sunday only for easter, mother's day, graduation, special holidays and events.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Provencal, French
  • Executive Chef: Patrice Rames
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Available year-round for all your private party needs. Please call 215-569-9269 for further information.
  • Entertainment: Nightly (Wed.-Fri.) happy hour specials.
  • Special Events: Please ask for details about our daily lunch 3-course prix-fixe for $19.97 or our dinner Chef's tasting prix-fixes for dinner; 3-courses for $38 or 5 courses for $48. Wine pairings also available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Street
  • Public Transit: 1 block from 30th Street Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: For street parking, parking meters run until 10PM. There is also a lot on the south side of Market St. at 23rd St.
A word from Bistro St. Tropez
Chef Patrice Rames invites you to be our guest at Bistro St Tropez. As a Philadelphia staple, we've been serving traditional Bistro fare with innovative preparations amid a stylish setting for 27 years. Whether you join us a signature martini or sparkling peach sangria at the Hudson Bar or a romantic dinner for 2 with a beautiful view of the sunset, Bistro St. Tropez finds new ways to bring the style, ambiance and flavors of Provence to Philadelphia. Overlooking the Schuylkill River, 30th Street Station, Cira Center and the Art Museum, our 4th floor dining rooms present a unique location for any dining affair. Don't forget to ask about our special chef's tasting menus. Bon Appetit!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Bistro St. Tropez reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (99)fit for foodies (78)special occasion (63)romantic (55)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (38)great for lunch (32)notable wine list (29)hot spot (13)great for brunch (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • First Visit
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our first visit but other couple went years ago. Wonderful food and service. Wine pairing was very nicely slected. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cooking School! Very delicious!
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Most delicious! Very French! Two kisses upon arrival,and two more on the way out…Feels like home! We LOVED the fresh French rolls dipped into fresh pesto almost as much as the Phenomenal Fennel Soup!!! The scallops were plump, juicy, cooked to perfection, and we happened to get them very fast, as we had a show, so we combined the soup and the pesto on the scallops! Even more amazing! The waiter, Mark, was very good…a French blonde-haired gem, who accidentally forgot my Discover card, but when we called, he met us with the card, out on Market st. when we doubled back and we miraculously still made it to the show on time, because he went out of his way to do that! Great place! Next time, more time to relax there! Love the chef!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    Zelle
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was delicious, server was awesome, absolutely no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Bistro St. Tropez is a long treasured gem in the Phila dining scene. It never disappoints. The food is phenominal. Great flavors, well prepared, interesting combinations. The mushroom soup was to die for. Scallops were great, fresh and the sauce was tasty. Pork was juicy and another wonderful flavor combination. The view is great, the atmosphere calm and soothing. Service was attentive but not over bearing. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food is very good. I had the escargot and my wife the stuffed calamari.We loved it! Then as the main course I had the duck which was perfectly cooked and my wife had the scallops which were probably the best she ever had. The wine list is very French and not expensive. Love the view of the art museum and the river. Remind you of Paris!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • OUTSTANDING
    Andrew
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent food and great service We both had a 38 dollars three course dinner and it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place for a leisurely lunch
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This restaurant has good food, is not too noisy, is bright with a nice view, and has street parking. It's a very good place for a leisurely lunch with conversation. Plus it's fun to see the furniture showrooms in the Design Center.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant dining
    DowntownBobVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our requested table was ready when we arrived. We had the tasting menu which was a great buy. The lamb shanks entree with puree of Yukon gold potatoes was superb. I have eater here at least 30 times, and it is always excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's birthday Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What a phenomenal experience!!! Matthew, our server and bar manager was absolutely outstanding and helped make our Mom's 68th birthday special with his wit and knowledge. The food was undeniably some of the best in town. The view, even at night (which is not pictured anywhere) was really cool. Finding and walking through the upscale furniture to find the elevator to the restaurant –then stepping out to the floor where he restaurant was- added to the surprise and romantic and “hidden gem” feel of the evening and restaurant itself. Matthew (after learning mom was a chocolate lover) took it upon himself to bring her a desert and candle. It was a perfect evening; truly memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner! Great for groups!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had dinner with my girlfriends last night at Bistro St. Tropez. With our busy schedules, it can be very hard for us to get together. The Bistro was the perfect place for us to catch up over great food & awesome drinks! We had an amazing table by the window with an awesome view of the river & 30th St. Station. We were greeted by our server, Matthew as well as the chef! They sent out a complimentary amuse bouche as we looked over our menus and it was the perfect bite to start our meal! We all enjoyed everything we ordered (especially the coquille & dorade!) This is a great space for large parties or intimate dinners! We will be back again soon! Thanks for a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • Great food
    CocoKimono
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I came for Restaurant Week and was not disappointed. The food was great and the service phenomenal!!! I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and service
    bong
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The view was amazing and the service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    PhillyFoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    GREAT place to go for restaurant week! Definitely get the bang for your buck. The food is phenomenal, the drinks are great, and the portion sizes are better than most. My boyfriend (a picky Italian who likes his food and drink!) couldn't stop talking about it even the next day. Ask for the "best seat in the house". We got lucky and were seated there and the view was to die for. We fell in love a million times over again just from the romantic scenery both inside the restaurant and out. This place can easily go unnoticed on Market Street, as it's located in an office building, but my God is it worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable first visit
    Jerseymama3
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A group of us had dinner here during restaurant week. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was delicious. Many restaurants have limited offerings for a prix fixe menu. Not Bistro! There were 5 of us and we all had something different. We ordered salmon, steak, sea bass, pork and lamb shank. Service was excellent as was the food. The restaurant was packed. We enjoyed speaking with the chef at the end of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was Great!
    finedining
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was tricky to find the restaurant but that's also what makes it unique (Like a hidden treasure in the city) and parking was easy to find (right outside the building). I was expecting very small portions of food but we were full (appetizer, entree, dessert). The server was really nice and jokes a little with the customers to create a friendly atmosphere. I am happy with picking this restaurant as our restaurant week choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Bistro
    CandyGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Lunch on Friday was a bit busier than I've ever seen it so the service was a bit slow. It was worth the wait for the food. From the grilled shrimp and corn over wild rice, to the salmon in phyllo to the profiterolles the food was wonderful. I had gone with a friend for dinner the week before and had to bring another friend for lunch. It made her want to learn how to cook, which is impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Anais87VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a great place. My server, Matthew, was amazing and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    menu for restaurant week was outstanding. food and service were excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Ducky
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was amazing. My first time trying two new foods and I wasn't disappointed. The service was terrific. Our waiter Matthew, who was also the head bartender, was great. I would definitely go back. My family, friend, and I had a great experience. Everything was amazing. Thank you so much Matthew and Bistro St. Tropaz!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    FindingTime
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We visited for center city restaurant week. It was a decent experience but I expect it was more because of my company than the space itself. It was like a hidden gem, tucked away in this market street building overlooking 30th street station and the water which was lovely. The wait, even with reservations, was almost 40 minutes though and then once we entered the service was so slow that the whole lunch ended up taking nearly 2.5hrs. The food was decent though, good but not great, probably a nice place for a work lunch. The drinks and desert were outstanding but overall I was sadly a bit underwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Wonderful food horrible service
    Carolinep06
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My coworkers and I decided to try this place and also take advantage of ccd restaurant week. We made and early reservation hoping to be one of first groups there. And we were! Yay! Unfortunately the room filled up quickly and you could visible notice the wait staff getting flustered. Our app and entree came timely. However, it took about an 45 minutes and asking the waitstaff 3 times for our dessert. We ultimately asked for the dessert to go and asked to pay our check, also having to ask twice for that. The was food wonderful, the service... Blah. I will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jeopardy
    Jopat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Romantic settings overlooks river n good food. Chief comes out n greets u. Everyone enjoyed the nite out
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Singular View, Outstanding service
    BrewerymountVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Service was superb SUPERB! Food was very nice, and the view is one of the best in the city. It might be easy to miss due to the location but that ensures a spectacular view up and down the river, a gorgeous sunset, and a completely unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING french cuisine
    1Viv
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took the menu home after asking if I could do so. I could not have been happier with my experience. I only wish I could have fit more in my stomach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pas de deux
    Bernadine
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great for either a romantic dinner or for a girlfriend lunch. Service was very good with just the right attention and not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great overall experience
    lbauer22tustudent
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    as a college student from the city, a large group of friends and I saw the menu and decided we'd give it a try and boy were we happily surprised! from the moment we walked in to the moment we left we had great warm and caring customer service. our server was very kind and funny and it was obvious he wanted us to enjoy our experience. the food was outstanding and the best part was our sever informed us after our meal about the regular special the resturant offers of 3 courses for about $32 or so daily, not just for resturant week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    What a better way to enjoy your food but with a beautiful view of the city. The dessert was awesome.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    BST is one our top 3 Philly restaurants. Pro: Menu choices; quality, quantity (moderate), and presentation; staff: professional, attentive without being intrusive; ambience: beautiful rooms, moderate noise level, comfortable seating. Appreciate BYOL policy plus full bar service. Tableside ice bucket provided for our wine. Can usually park at meters steps from entrance. Occasional bonus: beautiful sunsets through window wall. Only con: We must travel 45 minutes to get there so usually go Sunday nights considering traffic.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food, view & service
    JRO1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was simply marvelous during restaurant week. Inventive, subtle, beautiful presentation, tasted delicious. Very impressed, first experience in Philadelphia where I felt as though I could have been in France (lived in France for 10 years). Service was attentive and super friendly (but not overly familiar and joking around), staff seemed as though they really enjoyed working there. Lovely daytime view, nice spacing between tables so you didn't feel crowded or forced to listen to others' conversations, a wonderful surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dinner
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for dinner with my wife during Philadelphia Restaurant Week. Food was very good and a great value. Service was attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neon Restaurant Week Icon
    ladylawler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    For me, the oddness of the location and the chintzy neon sign glowing from the window overlooking the water was a plus. The service was good despite the madness of restaurant week. We even got a small plate of some sort of tuna salad, compliments of the chef. The frisee with which it was served was dressed beautifully. The drinks were strong but good, improved with emulsion. The pate was delectable. Excellent presentation. Escargot was non-traditional, and very comforting, my whole meal was, actually, including the LAMB SHANK entree which was DIVINE. Falling off the bone. Simple, elegant. Turnips and carrots. My date's entree, the salmon wrapped in phyllo, was gorgeous. Coffee was good. Strong. I especially liked the menu design.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worth the wait
    PeteB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were there for Restaurant Week so it was crowded and noisy. But the food was perfectly prepared and the selection from the prix fixe menu varied enough so that it was easy to select something, no matter what you prefer. Wine selections were good and the service was geared to your preference.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    Swimming
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was the second time I was at the Bistro. The first was approximately 10 tears ago & the food was incredible. I had the pate which was dry. For my entee i dah the Strpe Bass again dry and the sauce was good but not enough.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved it and GF aware
    moenmike
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went during Restaurant week on a Friday evening. Most tables were occupied so it was a good crowd. Our waiter was very busy and forgot our wine. After a very short wait, the manager came by to see how we were doing and I mentioned the wine. He immediately brought over the bottle. So, even though they were hopping, the service was still very good. We need gluten free food and they were knowledgeable and responsible in their recommendations. Plenty of staff even for what may have been an unexpected crowd. Great views of 30th Street station and the Schuylkill. Really had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were delighted to get a table for four at 7:30pm on a Friday night. Food was excellent. I was also restaurant week (to my surprise) so prices also excellent but with most tables full the noise level was bad. I know that is usually not the case.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golfer7018
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Let's start with the positives. THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE! The hanger steak and pork were amazing as were the escargots and salmon appetizers. Being restaurant week, it was very crowded and had the accompanying noise level. The crowdedness also accounted for slower service at the beginning which improved as the meal went on. The waiter was extremely pleasant and apologetic for the delays. Overall, any negatives regarding delays or noise were far exceeded by the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Ciufa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Visited the place during the restaurant week. Great menu, food very good. The only thing is the location of the place. Great view but to get there you go thru furniture store. Good bier and wine selection. Overall I would recommend the place for the food!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a find
    richVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Found it on Open Table years ago and never disappoints. From the welcoming staff, to the beautiful views, to the delicious food, it is a standout. This was our first visit during restaurant week. Chef Patrice had quite a varied menu beautifully prepared. We have brought many friends over the years who are amazed by this restaurant. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greta
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent lunch with great service. However, $125.00 plus lunch for three should include better quality paper or cloth napkins and table cloth.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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  • Athena
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went here for restaurant week for the lunch special. The food was fantastic, and we left feeling quite full. The shrimp with wild rice was particularly good; the shrimp was of excellent quality and perfectly cooked. The salmon main course and chicken risotto main course were also delicious.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet