Bloke & 4th
Bloke & 4th

Bloke & 4th

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.torontorestaurants.com/blokeand4th
  • Phone: 4164771490x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food, International
  • Executive Chef: Trevor Wilkinson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Bloke & 4th has a combined hosting capacity of up to 400 standing guests between both wings. The restaurant comfortably seats 100 guests; 160 guests if both wings are used for a sit-down dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Charisse Dave 8772391887
  • Entertainment: Pleased to be part of John Doe Group, Bloke rises to be one of Toronto`s hotspots for a night out on King.

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Getting there

  • Cross Street: King St. & Spadina
  • Public Transit: Located at the southeast corner of King St and Spadina, Bloke & 4th is a 3 minute walk to St. Andrew`s Subway Station, as well as a minutes away from both Spadina and King Streetcars.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bloke & 4th
Home to King Street West goers, Bloke & 4th's buzz stems from food that is driven, local, and made from scratch. A stylish destination for diners and socialites where guests can engage & indulge in a chic, contemporary atmosphere situated in the heart of downtown.
The venue is warm, and boasts 2 wings representing space where urban sophistication meets artistic design and comfort. The menu features globally inspired options offering reinventions 4 times a year with emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. Both wings of the venue gracefully morph into one of Toronto`s favourite nightspots as the evening ensues.
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Bloke & 4th reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating1.8
  • Food2.1
    Service2.5
  • Ambiance1.8
    Noise LevelModerate
25% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • You do not want to eat here
    fosterlind
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Would be a good place for after hours perhaps, but found the food tasteless and the service lacking.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible food and service
    Horrible
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food was horrible and I felt like it was a waste of my money. Service was less desirable..... Upon entering Bloke & 4th we had to go search for the host/employee because no one was around but patrons. The app was ok, the main (potatoe, Guinness & lobster tart) was so small that it should have been an app and the dessert was not edible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sub par experience!
    Joolz10
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I don't understand how this restaurant made it onto the Summerlicious menu, or at the $35 price. It's not a restaurant, it's a club trying to be a supper club. The food was below par, the service was lacking and the ambiance was terrible. I would never step foot in this establishment again. And on top of this, they charged us an automatic Summerlicious gratuity of 18% on our bill. There are so MANY great restaurants in Toronto, don't waste your time on this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible experience.
    gilly
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It became clear to us nothing was made fresh for us when everything came out from the kitchen lukewarm. The flavors were not terribly impressive. Really very sub par.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, good food!
    Summerliciousdiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We dined here for summerlicious on a Thursday night - a little apprehensive after reading previous reviews. Pleasantly surprised to have excellent, attentive service, and the food was fantastic! The only part of the experience that was a little odd was dining in a space that doubles as a bar/lounge, however in the end it did not detract from the experience at all. After dining at Canoe and Nota Bene for Summerlicious, this was definitely a different restaurant setting and experience, but a very fun and enjoyable one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious 2014
    Fizmop
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was delicious, serving size of the lobster Guinness pie and the deep fried cheese cake were very small but the steak and brownie were just the perfect serving size. We would return for a summerlicious or winterlicious as the food was delicious but the music and atmosphere were much too club like for our taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dark and dim
    Summerliciousfoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Let me start off by saying the service was great. Not too many interruptions but didn't ignore us as well. The food is pretty much something I could prepare at home. The portions were smaller then I thought they should be but it was enough to satisfy for a few hours of hunger. Don't go super hungry! The restaurant was so dark and all that lit the room was a very bright well stocked bad. Drinks were good and they customs made something on the drink menu to my liking with no issues. I wouldn't recommend it and I won't be going back. At least we didn't pay an arm and a leg on parking which was 5 dollars across the street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    There was no hostess to seat us. After waiting 5min at the door we walked in and sat ourselves. Someone came to take our drink order and 2min later someone else came and asked again. We did not have a dedicated server and there wasnt really anyone around as this place is more of a club and there were only 4 or 5 parties in one area of the club. After 30min we finally flagged someone to take our order. The food was not very good and the portions were small.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating1.8
    • Food2.5
    • Ambiance1.8
    • Service2.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Bloke & 4th reviews archive.
  • Identity crisis
    SmartyPants
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    A friend of mine was visiting from Australia and I decided to introduce him to my group of friends over dinner at B & 4. The concept of staying one place to enjoy a great dinner over a few bottles of wine then heading over to club side afterwards, really made it appealing to everyone. Unfortunately our meals underwhelmed us. My steak was tepid and and everything on my plate was flavourless. I actually didn't finish it... No one else was particularly impressed with their meals either. Our waitress didn't appear to notice or care as she was rushing us while they were turning the restaurant into a nightclub. I'm not sure if it's always like this or if they were having a bad night, but there's definitely room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night Club with Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Interesting experience. Couldn't find the place at first because there was no sign or street number. Strong smell of weed when we entered (they thought there might be ventilation issues, no one was smoking inside). Appetizer - fried halloumi with dates. Halloumi may have been fried at some point but it was cold when we got it. Still tasty though. Mains were pretty good, nicely cooked and presented. This was fortunate because no one came to see how we were doing after it was served. Dessert - chocolate bourbon caramel tart did not appear to be prepared on site, although I couldn't swear to it. If you like to have a coffee or tea after your meal, don't dine here. They don't serve them. Nightclub starts around 10pm and diners asked to vacate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience - will be back
    missMcKesVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We had dinner here as part of Winterlicious 2014. The salad was quite nice and a decent size. The shirmp app was very small and a bit disappointing. The mains however, were excellent. We both had steak and shrimp. Good portion size, cooked to our liking, and wonderful flavour. The deserts were also very good. This would definately be a good place to go to have dinner and then stay for some dancing/partying, althoug I cannot comment on the crowd/scene, as we only did dinner. The atmosphere is nice/trendy. Service was very attentive. Our waitress told us that the chef is from Trevor (another Toronto restaurant).
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    JayDiner
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The food was good but the service not so much.. You could just tell with the servers there was no team effort.. I am not sure I would refer it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Winterlicious Menu
    smuggin
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Went with a friend for dinner here the other night and found their Winterlicious menu a delight. I started off with the beef cheek and worked my way up to the chicken/risotto and ended off with an apple tarte. I would have to say the appetizer and desserts really stood out for me. The atmosphere was a bit clubby and they could've turned up the heat a touch, but overall, great dinner out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was amazing
    Ariee
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Me and a friend of mine decided to come here.. The decision we made was a good one. The food was amazing and so was the wine. We are dinner in a friendly atmosphere, our server was great very friendly and even snuck us free dessert. Around 10pm the venue was subtly transferred into a club. The music at first was mostly techno which at that point was the only thing ruining our night. But after a quick word to the dj and he switched it to hip hop and rnb. I will definitely be going back. And I recommend this place to anyone who knows how to have a good time and in not looking for a good time to find them !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try
    Mistermee2
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Went there to celebrate anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Only thing is that they never offered or gave a special anniversary cake even though it was mentioned to them in advanced unlike other restaurants we've been to. But other than that, everything else was superb!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    SJ11
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Small place but packs a punch when the lights turn down. Went there for dinner and then stayed later for some drinks at the bar. Beautiful staff. Met this one girl Sara who went out of her way to get me and my friends some drinks despite it being so busy at the bar. Really appreciate when someone takes time to notice the little things like that. Great spot to visit and will definitely do so again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • absolutely amazing good!
    burfordgirls
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    You must try this restaurant!! My party of 5 was well taken care of and we r still raving about our meal. Compliments to the chef. Will be back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the bar not the restaurant
    shilaux
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Having the read the reviews, four of us decided to try Bloke & 4th for a girl's night kick off of a tapas-style dinner. Our reservation was for 8:30 and the place was basically empty when we arrived. Although some reviews suggest there is a restaurant ambiance, that is not the case. Bloke & 4th is a bar first and foremost. We decided not to stay as we wanted a different dinner experience, so I cannot provide feedback on food/service (had to pick something so went middle of the road). We did come back later in the evening for the bar scene and it was great!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The fish tacos were amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The fish tacos were amazing! Get place to eat on a date.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bloke & 4th amazing Ambience & Food
    Jessie
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The food was absolutely amazing, the service couldn't have gotten any better. Great night out spot. Good for a girls night out or special occasion. Would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome surprise - summerlious
    Mitsu1
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    I had read the reviews and was hopeful. The meal exceeded my expectations . Service was fast and very attentive, making sure that our table was cleaned after each course and water glasses refilled . The best restaurant that I have been to in a long time . Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great girls night
    Girlsnite
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I had 6 of my really close GF come dine with me at bloke and 4th for summerlicious! We had an amazing server name Andrew! The meals came out at the right time. We had a great night! We would for sure come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and bad
    cindyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Went with some friends for Summerlicious. They didn't like their main entrée (fish tacos) but I quite enjoyed my braised ribs. The presentation of the food was lovely and our waiter was pleasant. Overall the place was fine. The only thing I did not enjoy was that the dessert came out before our mains were even finished. I joked with the the server that it may be a bit soon to serve the dessert and he didn't even care. It's as if they wanted us out as soon as possible. Oddly enough, the restaurant wasn't even full. So unfortunately that put a damper on our experience,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious experience
    Edidz
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    AMAZING service! Our waitress gave us extras of things we loved (ie. the bread), made great recommendations, and was super friendly and fast. Food was delicious... I don't think anyone in my party wasn't pleased with all 3 of their courses. Restaurant had a cool feel to it and would definitely make for a fun bar to hit up later at night. All in all, great night! The only hesitation I would have coming back would be $$... It is worth the price, however I would go in with the mindset that you will be spending more than the average restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip the dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    We went to Bloke for Summerlicious. All our meals were fantastic until we got to the dessert which was underwhelming after having such amazing courses beforehand.I know in future I won't bother ordering dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Summerlicious experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    I decided to try Bloke & 4th with my boyfriend for a Summerlicious dinner date. I had only heard of Bloke & 4th's reputation as a bar, but I would certainly recommend it to friends for dining as well. I loved the tapas style menu, and every course we had was amazing. I had the shrimp, the fish tacos, and the creme brulee. I felt the Summerlicious menu was diverse and the portion sizes were good (often I find Summerlicious portions to be kind of chincy). The service was great and we didn't feel rushed (many restaurants seem to rush their customers out during Summerlicious). We will definitely be returning to try more items on the menu. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food!
    Maddy
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Great food and incredible service. The Asian inspired menu is fantastic for small bites with tons of flavour. Be prepared to share as this is a Tapas style restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    The food was amazing! Presentation Spectacular!! Great job! Keep the creativity coming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    The food was incredible. We had gone for summerlicious, definitely worth the money. I would go back every day if my budget allowed for it! The atmosphere is very chic. Halfway through out meal though (around 7:30), the music volume got very high, and it became very hard to hear the person sitting right across from you. Other than that, it was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Impressions last...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    The food was fantastic! The experience was unique and the atmosphere is great! The service could have been a little more attentive but overall a great experience! It was my first time there and it won't be my last! Summerlicious menu was wonderful! #fooddudes #win
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a restaurant.. Kids hangout
    Tatsie
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I took a friend out for dinner this past Saturday at Bloke and 4th.. They were having the summerlicious menu.. Why try to be a restaurant when you are not? The waiter was very forgetful, he kept apologizing every time because he'd forget either the wine cooler or paper napkins. The food was average - Same level as moxies or below.. i think moxies actually has a better menu and I would not make reservations to go to moxies, at bloke and 4th I had to reserve a week ahead and leave a credit card on file. Service - very poor. Food - average. Staff- not happy to be working at bloke and 4th
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  • Great tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Incredible flavours and incredible eye candy with each plate! The General Tao chicken wraps were delicious and fish tacos crunchy and spicy. My wife found the sliders a bit on the medium side but I felt they were great. We agreed the butter chicken meatballs were melt in your mouth heaven! The wine list was a bit brief and pricey however the quality offered was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very modern, hip and chic!
    gdmello
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Very modern, hip and chic! Great place for groups of all sizes to socialize over drinks & apps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First-Timer
    BdayGirl
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Bloke & 4th had great music and food and service. Our waitress was excellent. Although not necessarily the fault of the location, but it was full of women. Being a woman myself, this was fairly discouraging. The ratio of women to men was easily 5-1. I think this was partly due to at least 2 bachelorette parties. Any time one gender significantly outnumbers the other in this way, tends to affect the overall ambiance. I found that people were very into themselves and their groups and mingling was to a minimum. We left early. It was a great dining and experience and I would give it another go, as perhaps I just picked a bad night. Be mindful that the creme brulee has three bite-size portions, also in tapas style. A bit of a letdown, actually.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Great Service but....
    F00dLover
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    First off I was a little tentative to go to Bloke & 4th having read the mixed reviews. My wife and I were there this past Saturday evening and had an amazing meal. First impressions - WOW - is it ever dark in there! I could not read the menu very well and thanked myselft for having read it thoroughly online before arriving. I commented to our waiter about 30 minutes in that I thought my eyes had finally adjusted. He joked that he had developed sonar! The food was amazing, and the portions were much larger than I expected. I had the Tuna and Salmon Tar Tare, Braised Veal Meatballs with polenta, and Bangkok Slaw. My wife had the Lettuce Wraps, Sliders & the Churros. I would recommend all of these dishes. I'm sure that we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Myself and 3 girlfriends had reservations last Saturday night for dinner. The waiter was very helpful with food recommendations. The cocktails were delicious and the wine list was good too. We decided on a prix fix of 3 tappas each to share for a total of 12 for the table - we doubled up on some items (shrimp & sliders). The food was amazing and we didn't leave hungry. The price was reasonable as well. The only negative was that our reso was for 8:30pm and when they were starting to get ready for the "club" aspect of the night it was very distracting when they were moving chairs, tables, etc all around us, making us feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall we liked it. When
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Overall we liked it. When I booked online a table for 2 was only possible at 6:30 or 8pm (I was hoping to get in at 7), so I booked for 8pm. However we went on Friday at 7 hoping to get in early and there was no issue getting a table, as the place was practically empty. Not a huge deal, but kind of puzzling.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Food was great, especially the tuna tartare and shrimp
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible experience. Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Terrible experience. Place only had 2 tables seated which included ours but took them 20minutes for drinks. Was told to leave shortly as they needed the table for another group. We understood but the waitstaff weren't too friendly and it felt like they wanted us out the door as soon as we finished our plates. Never coming back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a fantastic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    I had a fantastic evening here! This is an excellent restaurant for foodies and anyone who likes to try multiple items without being overly stuffed. It is the perfect spot for a romantic evening with a loved one or even for a large group because of the fun atmosphere. The different flavors in each dish as well as presentation is definitely something worth coming to sample. We had a very friendly and knowledgeable server who took amazing care of us. We are definitely excited to come back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic