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
101 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (72)fit for foodies (47)special occasion (44)romantic (39)good for groups (31)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (25)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (11)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went here for restaurant week and it was a great choice. The view was great, the atmosphere was nice and quiet and the service was great. Our waitress was really nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience was outstanding !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A very friendly environment. The menu was unique. The staff was very attentitive. The meal was served in a timely fashion. The wine list should include some California wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden French Bistro
    Designer215
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went during Restaurant Week. The service was top-notch with warm bread and pesto delivered practically as soon as we sat down. The waiter was incredibly friendly, and the food was tasty. It's not as stuffy as the name suggests. It was more of a casual place done right. The biggest problem is finding the place. (It's located on the 4th floor of a warehouse overlooking the schuylkill and 30th st station.) The bathroom was kind of dark, which was the only down side to the place, other than that, I plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I went to Bistro St. Tropez for a party of 2 during restaurant week and was content with my experience. For less than $50/person, we enjoyed a wonderful 4 course menu and drinks (alcoholic). The food was great, but for a place that wasn't busy, the service wasn't that great... No one came to ask us how our meal was. No one asked us if we wanted another drink. And it took us 45 minutes or so to have our water refilled. I would have definitely spent more money on dinner if they had asked us if we wanted another cocktail or even ordered coffee with my desert if the service was better. If not for restaurant week, I'm not sure I would revisit this spot again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a Happy Camper
    JoAnn
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with my lunch. Although, Bistro St. Tropez has always been a favorite of mine, I was embarassed that I had suggested this place to friends for lunch. No one was happy with their meal. The soup was terriblel, the chicken dry BUT the dessert was terrific. This will not stop me from going to Bistro again since is has been my only bad experience over several years. I guess everyone has their bad days!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable lunch with friends
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    6 of us enjoyed the Restaurant Week 3-course special. The salmon in phyllo dough was the best. The cucumber gazpacho was very good. The omelette was disappointing. It sounded much better on the menu that it tasted. I loved the profiterelles. Our server was pleasant and courteous. The view of the Schuylkill River through large bright windows is a plus.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    As always, the food was delicious and the service excellent. The vibe is bright and cool. All around, the best in dining experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noms
    Penntertainer
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent food and service but weird location. The scallops were the bomb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Kanir
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I must say, it was a nice evening to come to this restaurant. The view from where we were sitting was great. The four course dinner was good, it was not my favorite, but the flavor was very nice. I enjoyed the third course mostly, with which I had the Grilled hanger steak. I will be back agian for another try of the French cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were a little unsure of the place at first glance. It's hidden inside a home decor building, but once we reached our destination we found it quite quant & lovely. The view is great & the food even better! I could have eaten an entire vat of the escargot ... we almost stabbed the waitresses hand when she took it off the table! All in all, I can't wait to go back! French cuisine is not as scary as I thought!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    melvin1summers
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is our 7th or 8th time here and we just love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    camarshall
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I came here for lunch this afternoon for a business meeting. The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful! We both did the 3 course pre-fixed lunch menu for $20 - and neither of us had any complaints!What a great find! Will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I have been to Bistro St Tropez many times and always have wonderful meal. The staff is pleasant and the food is always good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent pairings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We tried the 5 course price fixe tasting menu with wine pairings. It was one of the best meals I've had in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic French cuisine
    CenterCityFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If you are in west center city near the river or near 30th Street Station, be aware that there is a gem of a restaurant hidden away inside the Design Center (entrance on Market St.). Bistro St. Tropez could be in any smaller French city which means it is straightforward, unpretentious, not fussy. It simply offers perfectly cooked, interesting but not complicated, dishes. The wine by the glass listing similarly is interesting and wonderful because it offers a good selection of moderately priced wines. Whites tablecloths, decently spaced tables, a room with walls in Provencal mellow yellow, and a view of the river and the train station. On a sunny day you feel as if you could be in France.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good business lunch
    My2CentsVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have dined here several times in the past. Menu is good with a nice variety at lunch. Pre-fix lunch special for $20 was a good deal and extremely tasty - soup, parmasean chicken and dessert. Would recommend and would use again. Background music was a bit loud for conversation but asked wait staff to turn down and they did.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vick
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great place for lunch. A new PECO employee and have enjoyed 3 lunchs there over the past month and service was prompt and delicious - and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid French Cooking
    WeAreFoodies2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We arrived early (6:00 p.m.) on a Saturday evening, and had the sort of dated steam punk decor to ourselves. Food was solid traditional French dishes...recipes for most could be found in the 1938 Larousse Gastronomique. Small moderately-priced wine list was appropriate. Location in the design center building on the 4th floor was, on the weekend, empty, but it was moderately interesting peering in the windows of the furniture stores. There is really no view of downtown to speak of. Decor aging and worn.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable, relaxing; great view
    sujo820
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food, carefully prepared and presented. The tomato bisque was outstanding. Lovely vegetarian medley platter for a vegetarian. Dynamic view of Schuylkill River and river walk as the sun sets and the lights go on. Quiet, romantic atmosphere. A great place to go for quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    Mindy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I went to Bistro St. Tropez for our anniversary. The waiter didn't know that, but he treated us so well! Adjusted the windowshade twice for the setting sun, raised the thermostat on the A/C, turned down the volume on the piped-in music. And when I found the center of my otherwise-delicious salmon to appear a bit undercooked, he put that portion back in the oven for me, and then it was perfect. All the food was delicious, and the presentation was lovely. We also enjoyed the view of the Schuylkill River, even though we had to get out of our seats to really see it well. All in all, a very pleasant and memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Andrew
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Love the food. It's was a lovely evening and felt well taking care off.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food! great service!
    linda23ht
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I had a wonderful experience for dinner! The food was excellent & the service was great! AND THE VIEWS!! We decided to give this place a try on a whim and so glad we did! This will definitely be one of our go-to places for dinner from now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Corporate gathering
    JGeorges
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went there with a couple of my partners and colleagues to celebrate a corporate affair and at the same time have a business meeting. The service was perfect and our table was beautifully presented. Indeed they really put the extra mile knowing it was a special occasion for our group. Passed the unusual location, which was not a problem at all, we were able to meet very conveniently from 30St Station. I had partners and colleagues coming from all over the country and abroad who really appreciated the quality of the cuisine and service. Highly recommend for groups and corporate affairs. They also offer great deals for private corporate events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    JPC4
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was good as was the service, however, good luck finding the place as it is buried away inside of what seemed to be an abandoned furniture store. Location. Location. Location
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was excellent. Staff was very helpful. We went there for lunch. Some friends had the fabulous special, I had a great quiche, and another leveled her salad. It was a great place for lunch, and then we went shopping in the Design Center!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bastille Day special
    Jennyfer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    my friends and I came to Bistro st. Tropez because we wanted to try some French cuisine. Luckily it was during the Bastille Day weekend special, $38 for a 3 course meal. For the amount we were actually paying, I was expecting pea sized portions that would have left me complaining of hunger after i left the restaurant. Surprisingly, dinner was not only filling, but also very delicious! I couldn't finish my main course because i wanted to save room for dessert and i am really glad i did. Bistro St. Tropez is definitely a place I would like to return again in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I am new to the area and came here with a coworker for a quick lunch. Service was great and food was excellent! Definitely one of my favorite lunch spots since coming into this city! Will absolutely come back and have dinner there soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    foodforthough21
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have been to Bistro St. Tropez twice. The first time was with my boyfriend for NYE and not only was the food and wine pairing DELICIOUS, the ambiance was great. It is perfectly lit, the place itself is spacious, and the service is remarkable. The second time was recently (Jul 5, 2014) with a group for a friend's birthday. It was such a great choice for an intimate dinner and everyone was extremely satisfied and claimed they would return. I was only disappointed that scallops were not available on the menu because I was looking forward to having it again (that's how good they are). Instead I ordered the "Poulet" and it was so good. All the right flavors and the chicken breast had the perfect crunch. I definitely highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like a regular
    BlaiseTravis
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I;m sure on a much busier night we might not have gotten quite the attention we got Friday night. However, knowing the goal of service is always on the mind of the staff, I'm convinced we still would have received top notch service. The food was creative, but not over-thought. The selection was balanced and not overwhelmed by too many choices and the wine list was perfect. Rare case where we got more than we paid for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tres Bonne Bistro
    sandlun
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Setting, service, style and scrumptious food. Everyone in our large party raved about their dishes which included the phyllo wrapped salmon, the filet and the vegetarian entree. and this is no place to skip dessert either. Top votes went to the perfectly sized truffle style chocolate bombe and the apple tartin. Service was smooth and perfectly paced and the white table linens were set off beautifully by the fresh flowers and panorama window view of the sun setting over the river. And they even called cabs for us when we were ready to leave.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty good, strange location
    QueenBVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I hosted a business dinner here, first unfortunate was that the bar was closed for a private party. Wish I had known that since I asked my guests to meet in the bar! And of course that made service extremely slow for our drinks. Food was mostly great, I had the scallops as an entree, on ratatouille but not one I enjoyed. The corn covering or whatever on the scallops was just weird. But other things were wonderful. You must note the location - in a building, on the 4th floor. It was empty and almost scary and we thought we were in the wrong place. Then of course had to worry about our guests so I had to go up and down to meet each guest as they arrived in case they couldn't find it. Not ideal, but had I realized I would have prepared them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SGoldVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    To me, the first and most important consideration is if the food is both very tasty and has a nice presentation, and they hit on both! Although you can't eat ambiance, I feel that the restaurant is long over due for a makeover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine food, loud music
    EatingOut
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had been to Bistro St. Tropez before, and returned for dinner with someone from out of town. Because of a big group, no window tables were available, so we were given our choice of other tables--beneath air conditioning vents and noisy music. The food was fine, as we had remembered. The service was also fine. The main issue was the loud music, which was turned down once upon request, later turned up...we had to request that they turn it down three times during the course of our meal. We were surprised that the big group made little noise, but the music system volume itself was so high it was difficult to talk over dinner. Between that and the air conditioning we left satisfied with the meal itself, but in sweaters and feeling a bit deaf.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner
    tombVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our group enjoyed our meal and the service. Our server, Matthew, knew the menu very well and helped with our questions. The portion sizes are excellent, the steak and salmon cooked to perfection. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate