Blu Mangrove Grill
Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blumangrovegrill.com/
  • Phone: 9414797827x
  • Hours of Operation:
    EVERY DAY FROM 11 TO 10PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: KENT DALTON
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Blu Mangrove Grill
Great Food! Fantastic Happy Hour! Gorgeous Location!
Blu Mangrove Grill offers offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbecue and of course, we didn't forget the accompaniments: crisp salads, savory soups, mouthwatering side dishes and a delicious selection of home-style desserts are not to be missed.

Blu Mangrove Grill delivers the highest quality food and service, like our smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow over hickory and apple wood.

Compliment your meal with one of our specialty drinks, domestic & import beers, or fine wines, while listening to Live Entertainment (See our calendar for daily music). We are looking forward to seating you soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blu Mangrove Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)scenic view (18)special occasion (11)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (7)great for brunch (6)romantic (6)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Good but over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was very good but the food...so, so. $34 for filet and it was just not that flavorful. The crabcake was good but again - not much flavor. The smoked ribs were the best entry of the four of us but the second half of the rack was so fatty it was almost not worth bothering with. We probably wouldn't go back. Too many other good choices in restaurants to pay that much and not be impressed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    DODAenterprises
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dinner was just wonderful! The food was fabulous, the service was exemplary, and the ambience was outstanding! The live music added just the right touch - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    slinksters
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a wonderful time last evening. We chose to sit outside for the first time. Very enjoyable, great Jazz band, cool breezes and great view. One of our favorite places!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband had the sea scallops and I had the crab cake BLT. Both were on the special nightly menu. We really enjoyed the food--very good tasting. Don't think our friends enjoyed the ribs or the shrimp linguini, but the other folks enjoyed the food that they ordered, crab and pompano, and the escargot was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My experience was not good. It was 6:00 pm reservations with a party of 4. Music TOO LOUD!, terrible sound system, speakers vibrated from the music, could not heard our own table's conversation. Bob.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Would have been nice if the outdoor mist fans were working. Also, great mimosas and bloodies but the brunch food options are lacking. Our server Jennifer was incredible. I want to see some gourmet French toast, or some badass pancakes. Get creative, everybody else is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blu Mangrove
    rogerh
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had been here a few times for lunch and always enjoyed the food and view on the patio. At dinner inside the dining room, while the food was of the same quality, the room lacks the ambience and for us detracted from the dining experience. We will be back for lunch but probably not for dinner unless pleasant enough to sit on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    TheDrunkCrab
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was a great recommendation. $50 all you can eat king crab...I will def go back. My hubby and I sat outside and enjoyed the view. The drinks were strong. Very nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    vkc9999
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    View of the yachts and water great backdrop to large outdoor seating. Always good music on the weekends. Good happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views and great food!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went for dinner with my wife and the ambiance was unbelievable with all the boats in the background as well as from the crab cake appetizer to the king crab I had was some of the best Ive had! Definitely would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to eat and drink
    foodnfun4me
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Was looking for someplace new to take my wife for our anniversary. Had already been to many of the "regular" spots, so found this and thought we'd try it out. We took a table outside and were promptly greeted by the wait staff. The food was very good and arrived promptly. Had the escargot appetizer and two other dishes. Nice wine and beer selections also. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go!
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were 4 for dinner. 3 of us ordered shrimp with grits. All plates were dripping in butter about 1/2" deep. It should have been sent back but the kitchen closed and the only other option was pizza. I ordered lobster which made me deathly ill all night. I don't have to go into details. My husband thought that the lobster might have been dead or almost dead before they cooked it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting
    filly
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Sat inside because it seemed to hot outside for some of us. when we entered noone greeted us nicely, as if we werent supposed to have come. Most of us drank water, which was poured directly after we came - this was nice. However they did not seem to enjoy refilling...we had to ask multiple times.. they did not stop by our table often whcih was weird because t wasnt full at all and there seemed to be a lot of waiters. Ambiente: music wasoutaide and inside there were speakers - sometimes too lout but they played modern music which we partially enjoyed ver much. When the storm came the musicians continued inside. nice band! The decoration was pretty but i expected a bit more high quality for the pricing of the food. Food was good not very good
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE this Restaurant !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere indoors and outdoors...felt like I was at a beautiful vacation spot,,,and, Great food !!! Will DEFINITELY come back !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoydine2wine
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our meal was excellent and the atmosphere was enjoyable. The service was spot on. The Calamari appetizer is the best I've had and the scallop appetizer was a high point. I look forward to returning to the BLU Mangrove in the future and have already recommended it to friends as a great place to go to relax, enjoy good food and the tranquil water view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was poor quality. We had a party of 22 for a birthday and it was embarrassing as our guests had issues with their food. Two sweet teas were filled with salt instead of sugar and a $50 lobster plate had a roach found in it. When we spoke to out server only a $25 credit was offered for the lobster. Our drinks were empty most the evening as well. Overall we were very disappointed with our restaurant choice for this group party and will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Disappontment
    foodlover
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We go to the Blue Que quite often and always enjoy the food and service. We wrongly assumed that the Blue Mangrove would be just as good. Our service was very slow and the food was not at all what we expected. My husband's prime rib was dry and my crab cakes were mediocre. We probably will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Hour
    datenightdiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Blu Mangrove has the best happy hour! It's worth going there just for that. The drinks are fabulous and the food sensational. It's just a fun and very enjoyable place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood247
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everything was great. The food, the, service, the ambience. The hot fudge brownie sundae even had a mini firework. we will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blu Mangrove Grill
    249Babs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed dining outside, great location and nice music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Diners
    Flaman
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    First time visit since Blu Mangrove took over this restaurant. Dinner was very good, excellent portions too. We came on a Friday night, unknown to us it was all you can eat Lobster night and the restaurant was obviously packed. We plan to go back on an weekday night, not a Friday or Saturday as the noise level was very high. We are not interested in a buffet type dinner, i.e., all you can eat nights, prefer more ambiance and conversation as opposed to massive food consumption contestants. Would recommend this restaurant though, one of best in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AYCE lobster dinner
    lobsterfeast
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a group of 13 - four teenagers and nine adults - all but two ordered the AYCE lobster. Unlike other places, no sides come with the $40 price tag. I think that is a positive because they are not trying to fill you up with other items. Our service was prompt, the lobster was excellent, although a couple of the group members got a bad lobster which ended their feast. They did not mention it to staff, so I do not know how it would have been handled. The two kids who ordered pizza loved it. All in all, we had a lovely evening out with friends, good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blu Mangrove Grill
    249Babs
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had lunch with a group of 10 ladies for a Birthday celebration. Everyone loved the Restaurant the food was good and the service Great. The manager was very accommodating and the view outside terrific. May of my guests will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the Blu Mangrove Grill reviews archive.
  • Great Find
    Eatingright
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We chose this restaurant on the location more than on the food. We were pleasantly surprised at the food and the service. We had a party of 9 people for a birthday dinner. The service from Christian was the best and the whole staff was very warm to the party and the service was great. We had company in from out of town and the fact of adding a Whole Maine Lobster to any entree for $10 was a hit. The best bargain of any restaurant in the area. The band on the Lanai added a great flair along with looking out at the marina. We will be back!! Very impressed and hope to see you soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palmetto Perfection
    baldeagle
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Experienced the atmosphere three times in one week! Three different waiters...all very competent and attentive. Great music from Taylor Taylor to tropical contemporary. Always there from around 5 to 8. One night till closing...Once there you really hate to leave! First trip was for special occasion... The other two visits were to entertain out of state guests. There is no better place to have casual ambiance at the finest level of Florida lifestyle. Thank you for your efforts,class, and style...You make the North River Rock and Palmetto Proud !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    auntiem
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our first visit was by boat for Sunday lunch, which was wonderful. Our next visit was a party of six. We could not dine outside because of a function. The noise level inside was overwhelming and the food was just fair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server
    Floridagirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was delicious. The only part of the evening we didn't care for was the server. He was way to familiar so far in the comments he made about his boss and his being a quick cleaner when we weren't done with things. He was very slow in responding and coming by the table. But the worst was when I asked for a lime he brought me one wedge in his fingers and put it on my glass. I was totally taken aback by him handling the lime and then my glass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The band was a plus
    falcon38
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Reservation through open table and did not have opportunity to request outdoor seating - was told it was a 45 minute wait for outdoor table. Band was outdoors with terrific music piped in. Only two tables occupied indoors. Food was top quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy
    Happy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Made a reservation for 7. When I showed up that did not have a reservation for us. I had to show them my confirmation email. The food was poor. However, I was happy with the service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The best Mother's Day ever
    MATTHEWVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We had the best time here Mother's Day live music great service and awesome view of the marina
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    Googie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Blu Mangrove has figured out how to eliminate the heat and bugs from Florida outdoor dinning! It's has an upscale atmosphere without upscale prices. The menu is unique in variety, they serve generous portions, everything we ordered was delicious. The servers were personable, courteous and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocky start became a great evening
    cmckelvey
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I made reservations for Mother's Day but was told it would be a 10-15 minute wait when we arrived. It was almost like they weren't ready for the crowd and werev trying to stagger seatings even though they dhad accepted reservations. We were not the only ones they did this to. There was a woman there (she seemed like a manager) who seemed unfriendly and ill-prepared as she barked orders to younger employees in front on patrons. I began to think I had made a huge mistake until we were seated. Our waiter was friendly, funny and efficient and turned our entire experience around. The food was great and we really ended up having a positive experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant experience, but....
    Happy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at the Blu. We especially liked the fireworks style decoration on our dessert. The main meal was not enough food for the guys in our party, though. The food for me was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understaffed
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Understandably the restaurant was busy for Mother's Day. No where on open table or it's own website was their a timing that brunch ended, the only reason we went. The waitstaff was behind and hostess was really behind, but kept her cool. Hopefully try it on a non holiday to give it a better review.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • They do not honor their posts!
    Cherdan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I made this reservation for 4 for Mother’s Day. We were sent the following confirmation, “Thank you for choosing Blu Mangrove Grill. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you. FREE MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH WITH A PURCHASE OF ANOTHER FULL PRICE BRUNCH.” However, upon arrival, Blu Mangrove Grill did not honor their post and blamed opentable for their site being hacked. I had to wait about 15' for the manager to arrive at our table after asking for her - my guests had already finished their meals. The manager offered to take 10% off our bill after complaining. The nice waiter offered to pay for our meals because he felt so bad. I would never recommend this restaurant. False advertisement!
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  • Would not dine here
    Fl3808VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day brunch: HIGHLY disorganised. Staff just wandering around or sitting down (yes bartender sat at bar & poured herself an OJ) while ONE person served the entire restaurant drinks. Had to wait 15 minutes every time I wanted a mimosa. Food was mediocre, but cheap. Biggest problem-the restaurant would not honour the free brunch that was posted to their site. Shady. I heard 3 people complain to the manager abuot the chais but he was busy letting his kid run around the restaurant to actully make any changes.
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  • Nice experience - beautiful view
    UMcatcherdad33
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was the first time we have eaten at this location and we will definitely be going back. The brunch area is a bit crowded but prime rib was awesome in the carving station on Mother's Day. The view of the marina is nice and all the place settings are gorgeous - blue glasses and napkins. All of the staff was exceptionally friendly in spite of the business of the day. They wear really "cool" blue waiter's jackets which adds to the ambiance. The BOGO offering printed in the Open Table reservation was not honored as the owner stated he had asked it be removed but he graciously gave us a gift certificate for the amount. They have music most days and special offerings daily so we will check those out before we return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but was surpised
    Micco
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband took me there for Mother's day. When reservation was made it stated that since the reservations were made online that Brunch would be half price. Once the bill came, we were surprised when the server and manager explained that your website had been hacked and they were not offering half price. If it wasn't for the offer we would not have gone there. As nice as it was it was not worth $70 for brunch. Very Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    MrsDaisyDuck
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was very good, though limited for a brunch buffet; more like a breakfast buffet. The space was very tight for a buffet, constantly moving out of the way of customers, waitstaff and the hostess while waiting in the buffet line. The biggest complaint was that they did NOT honor the "Get Mom's brunch free with purchase of second brunch". We were not the only party that this happened to. When we questioned the management, we were told they did not authorize the special. They blamed it on "opentable".
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Mother's Day Brunch Ever
    marketingmom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Terrible experience on Mother's Day! An advertised promotion was not honored, I was charged double what I was expecting , the food was not worth almost $30 per person, and I will never return. You don't wait until someone has completed their meal before telling them you're not going to honor the Mom Eats Free promotion on their confirmed reservation. It was shameless, disappointing, and they have permanently lost this customer. Worst brunch ever.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate