Bistro Vendome
Bistro Vendome

Bistro Vendome

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrovendome.com/
  • Phone: 3038253232
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm Dinner Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Jasinski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro Vendome
Bistro Vendome, designed to evoke the look and feel of a long-established, family-owned bistro plucked from a Parisian street corner, features a carefully crafted menu that contains a wealth of French flavors served in a comfortable and charming environment. Brought to you by the owners of nearby Rioja, Bistro Vendome is based a foundation of classical French with a lighter and more contemporary influence. This heartwarming bistro fare pairs well with the full service bar with more than 65 selections of French wine representing all regions of France. Every detail of the food, service and atmosphere guarantees a unique and authentic French dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bistro Vendome reviews from OpenTable diners
369 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (247)special occasion (237)romantic (233)fit for foodies (202)neighborhood gem (122)notable wine list (108)great for brunch (103)great for lunch (34)good for groups (32)hot spot (28)scenic view (28)late-night find (21)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • Outstanding food and Service
    Heavner
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had high expectations for this service going in, and the staff did not disappoint. I was throughly impressed with the attention to detail, from the placement of the silverware they bring out before each course, to the apparent thought that goes into each dish. All the little details like the bread you get throughout the meal, to the extra frites we got with our mussels were great additions to the meal. Will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It seemed to us that the menu had changed significantly. The menu now matches many menus around town-little genuine food surrounded by or mixed with fluff. We asked for a small beef filet-not available. then we asked for lamb chops, or pork tenderloin-not available. Then duck-not available. Finally we asked for a simple fish like sole-not available (only fish were mussels as an appetizer, and a scallops and salmon mix as an entree) We have been fans of Bistro Vendome and have visited many times.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly warm atmosphere.
    Goodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Really good french style food. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The dining was a warm and friendly atmosphere. We had made reservations online and when we arrived 10 minutes early we were seated right a way. Service was great and we all enjoyed the eating experience. We will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect anniversary
    MANDERS
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was amazing. Trust the wait staff to make excellent recommendations. Make reservations!! We did. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    HedonistaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I'd been to the restaurant several times for lunch but, we were there for dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were greeted promptly by a very friendly & helpful receptionist. We had a wonderful seat on the patio. The courtyard is very attractive in the evening! Our service was excellent, as was the food. My husband started with the mussels & I with the Crepe Vendome which were both excellent. He had the duck entree & I the Steak Frites Classique. Both of us enjoyed our entrees. However, I'd prefer the frites if they were not sweet. I believe they may be drizzled with honey & I prefer them savory. Our waitperson suggested a nice bottle of red wine and it was perfect with our meals. Next time we'll save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great good and great ambiance
    amesmie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant has very tasty food and a very romantic, beautiful ambiance. We sat outside and it was such a lovely atmosphere. The service is of course fantastic as well. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    sagegirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    After dining at Bistro Vendome numerous times in the past I was really excited to go to my little slice of heaven. As usual the ambiance was private, beautiful, quiet after getting off Denver Streets. I ordered the steak tartar for my guest and myself to split. It was ok, wasn't spiced as well as it could have been, and the toast points were a bit hard. The French bread they served was just a bit too crusty, like it was left in the oven maybe 5 minutes too long. I ordered the Scallops, which were nicely seared on the outside but almost raw on the inside. I'd say a rare plus on the interior. The steak frites my guest ordered were the roquefort sauce choice, and the steak and sauce had great flavor, but the steak itself was super chewy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid French Cuisine
    shane
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The waitstaff is wonderful, and the ambiance is perfect for a nice date or special occasion. You'll note that most of the diners are couples (of all ages).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Cafe experience!
    BestBistroinDenver
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Bisrto is set back from the main street, creating a European style hall that opens into a lovely café with great indoor and outdoor seating. Additionally, there are some cute shops that flank the restaurant and add to the view. The service was outstanding. Kate was friendly, cheerful, and helpful with recommendations. The food was fantastic! A real French brunch! Don't be afraid if someone in your group isn't big on French cuisine...the group at the adjacent table had two people that went the tame (lame) route of asking for just plain eggs and bacon, which they were pleased with. If you're in Denver for any amount of time, definitely GO HERE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We sat on the patio which is in kind of an atrium created by the surrounding buildings. The temperature was comfortable and every once in a while a light breeze sent a romantic flurry of flower petals down from the surrounding trees. I had Steak Tartare for the first time and I was not disappointed. It was nice and tangy. My pork chop was cooked perfectly and very tender. The Foie Gras melted in my mouth and the grilled baguette it was served on dripped butter (a good thing). The wait staff was very friendly and we did not have to wait for anything. I was a bit disappointed in the wines by the glass (all French of course) despite the server's helpful suggestions. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the great California wines I've been drinking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • below previous experience
    CTJP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have eaten at Bistro Vendome previously and it was a very good experience. This time was a disappointment--service was extremely slow, as it took an hour for our food to come out. I think the wait staff was hiding from us because of the slow performance in the kitchen. Food was tasty, but one of our entries seemed to reflect a shortage of food in the kitchen? I like this place but this time around was a sub-par experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alwasy a first class experience
    Nancy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Beautiful setting. We dined in the back patio. Felt like we were in the south of France. Excellent service, had our table ready when reserved, did not rush us, food fabulous and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return to Bistro Vendome
    Denvernewcomer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I returned to Bistro Vendome and hit a late summer warm evening - so we opted for sitting outside which was so very lovely. We had been there last in March for my birthday with a group of 9 and enjoyed our meal. But I must saying being there on this late warm evening with just the two of us was lovely and just what we needed at the end of a hectic week. Our very competent waitress and all the servers were first-class. The food was wonderful - even better than we remembered. We both had the special - a sole meuniere - truly melted in our mouths and the asparagus was perfect as the side. The recommended rose was gorgeous. We will definitely be back. We remembered a similarly delicious sole in Southern France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consitently Exceptional!
    OkobojibelleVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are excellent. I need some accomodation because of food allergies and they were very kind about it. I keep going back because the do such a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris, Anyone ?
    Iwillbeback
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Bistro Vendome is a favorite of ours, especially for a pre theatre dinner. The food is always delicious, the bread is fantastic and the very professional yet personal service can not be beat ! My only comment about the food, and this seems to be on a regular basis, is that every dish was WAY too salty. I feel that this detracts greatly from the overall enjoyment of the food … we still love coming for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Less than usual
    PastelCalico
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A friend and I dined before the theater. Bistro Vendome always does a great job of accommodating this. The waiter was quite attentive, but the food was less than its usual exceptional fare. I had the pork chop, which was very good, but the zucchini gratin was watery and lacked some seasoning. My friend had the salmon which she said was excellent; however, the stuffed squash blossom left much to be desired. It was heavily coated in a batter and looked more like a jalapeno popper than a squash blossom. It was stuffed with the same veggies as served with the dish; no contrast of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A downtown exception
    coreanapoblana
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    While the food was on the salty side, we were pleasantly surprised how well everything was cooked and prepared for this being a downtown establishment. After a string of bad food experiences downtown, my spouse and I vowed to return only for special occasions with out of town guests -- now we have an exception to the rule with BV! Our favorite dishes were the moules et frites (there's a Sunday special, making it even better) with the most AMAZING fries. We also had the steak au poivre with green beans -- also the only good steak I've had in Denver outside our home (my spouse's steaks have ruined me!). Just when I thought I ate all I could, the delicious creme brulee & banana crepes made their way into my belly -- totally recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a long time favorite
    luvbistrovendome
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We love Bistro Vendome EVERY time we have the chance to dine here!! We love brunch, dinner, dessert and the wine list and the great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greeat way to spend the morning
    jerseyguy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The terrace was quiet, shaded and warm. The food and service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sidney
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Greeter was surly. To tell a customer 'I have no idea when your table will be ready' 20 minutes after the table was booked for is not acceptable. Food was ok - but some strange dishes. Waiter was clumsy and from where we were sitting we had a very clear view of a kitchen with rubbish on the floor. Not an experience we would want to repeat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BowWow
    BowWow
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent Pomme Frites, best we have ever had since we moved from San Francisco
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful and knowledgable!
    ReneeSwick
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    BV has the most beautiful patio tucked away from the Main Street of Larimer! There patio is so charming and quaint, not to mention there cozy bar. The food is impeccable, as well as there servers knowledge of the menu and wine list. We've dined here before and they have never disappointed. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th Anniversary Dinner
    Greg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Denver, fairly consistent food and service. We had a beautiful evening and the food was spectacular. As usual waitress made a great wine recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-theater dining spot
    Curlysue
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our party and our time constraints with theater that evening. Our party grew from 4 to 6 and they did everything they could to accommodate us. Simple and delicious menu. Food was well prepared and presented perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Momma
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I brought a friend from out of town to Bistro Vendome for dinner on Monday night. We didn't sample much off your menu as we opted only for Steak Frites and wine. What we did have was delicious and, of course, the ambiance on your beautiful patio just can't be beat. Our service was a bit slow but it just allowed us more time to catch up with each other and to enjoy a beautiful Denver evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took my lady out to this place--very pleasantly surprised. Ask for the patio, but even if you have to sit inside it's a great romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding dining experience
    diningbuddy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Bistro Vendome continues to provide a unique culinary experience in amazing courtyard tucked into bustling Lodo. amazing service, great wine list and food is spectacular. Well thought out dishes that please the palate and presentation is great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in Vendome
    Birthdayfoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dining at Bistro Vendome was a relaxing and delicious experience. The ambiance of the restaurant overall was charming and warm. The steak tartare was delicious and the salade marche was refreshing. The Halibut en papillote was light and flavorful, but the Confit duck was probably our favorite. Because it was my birthday, we were given a free dessert (plum tarte) as well as a birthday card signed by the staff. It also contained vouchers for free dessert and drinks on my next visit. Bistro Vendome definitely takes the initiative to make their guests feel special and the food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite downtown Denver restaurant
    Azcolaw
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Bistro Vendome is a consistently excellent choice. The ambience is awesome and food delicious. Great service. Very charming restaurant with outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delectable!
    Foodieonoccasion
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and when we took her suggestions to heart, we were not disappointed! The food was delicious and a perfectly balanced brunch. The ambiance was very classical and romantic in nature, making it a wonderful meeting spot for small groups or a quaint date spot. The outdoor table were secluded and quiet and I felt as though I was in Europe instead of Denver. Overall, excellent experience, and I will definitely be dining at Bistro Vendome again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good French cuisine
    Roxxsam
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Good unusual food. Excellent service and very accommodating waiters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent bistro for anniversary
    Yago
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It was a great choice for us on a pleasant week night out. The outdoor court yard dining reminded us of the French bistros in Quebec.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience, decent food.
    Controlroomlevel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place has the best patio and the restaurant is nestled into this little spot and the whole place is just gorgeous and perfect. The service was fine, usually restautants celebrating french food set the bar a little higher but it was fine. My only real negative was the food needed salt. And I've noticed that at both bistro vendôme and the owner's euclid hall, I got undercooked eggs. Both my poached egg at the bistro and my sunny side up at the hall had egg white that was raw. This is me nitpicking though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Night out
    FamilyOuting
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was good. The restaurant was a bit crowded, but added to the feel of eating in a small bistro in France. Great beer and wine list to compliment the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded our expectations!
    CastlePinesCarol
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It had been too long since we had dined at Bistro Vendome, and we were determined to get back there before summer ended. I am glad we made it on Saturday night, even though we had a concern the impending rain would keep us from dining on the patio. Perfect evening....and the rain stayed away. The steak frites were BETTER THAN I REMEMBERED. Yum! Loved them! Our server, Kate, was attentive and helpful, but never intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • birthdaypresent
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We sat outside and enjoyed the garden. The duck and the steak were amazing!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Bistro in Denver
    Gldmnr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Outstanding service and food. We dinned there for the first time during restaurant week. The bread served at dinner was wonderful...loved the crusty warm goodness of the french bread. The muscles were tasty. I had a wonderful duck confit and my wife had the trout which was excellent. We will be back. Great service not pretentious at all, wonderful warm, inviting atmosphere. Desert was equally good and inventive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have dined at Bistro Vendome several times over the past years. This was our very best experience in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • garyl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent food. very authentic. Bread was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything was delicious but our mussels came out with half of then unopened so we had to send them back for more. Our server wasn't very attentive and seemed to just be there to take an order and that was it. Otherwise, the food was amazing and love the whole ambiance of the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.