Boar's Head Grill and Tavern
Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boarsheadgrillandtavern.com/
  • Phone: (912) 651-9660
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Low Country, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chef / Owner Philip Branan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located on the corner of North Lincoln and River Street. There is street parking on Bay Street, River Street and North Lincoln. The closest parking garage is the Bryan Street garage on Abercorn and Bryan Street.
A word from Boar's Head Grill and Tavern
Boar's Head Grill & Tavern, Savannah's first restaurant on Historic River Street, has been a favorite for locals and tourists the past 50 years.
Locally owned and operated by Chef Philip & Charlene Branan, Boar's Head offers casual, waterfront dining in a unique restored cotton warehouse built in the 1800's.

Specializing in the finest USDA aged steaks, chops, live Maine lobster, local seafood and sinfully delicious desserts, Chef Branan caters to every diners needs. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktails before and after dinner in our Tavern with a spectacular view of the Savannah River while watching the Ships pass by!

Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip) $30 and under
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Boar's Head Grill and Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (17)neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (10)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (9)romantic (8)great for lunch (7)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Boar's Head is amazing!
    Jack
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Every since I went to Savannah for the first time in 2002, I make sure to go to Boar's Head to eat. It has basically been the same menu since, but the food is always just as amazing as I remember. I live in Nashville with MANY fantastic restaurants, and I would put Boar's Head up against a lot of them. Steak is always so tender and juicy. Make sure to make reservations, just in case! If you have special occasions or request, they will do their best to accommodate. Keep it up Boar's Head....see you next November!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Site
    Queenie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great food and service in one of Savannah's most historic buildings overlooking the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great river street eats
    1eyeWilly
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My wife & visited Savannah for the first time, on our last night of our trip we reserved a table at Boars Head for dinner. We were greeted upon entering & given a window seat with a view of ymthe river. It has a great ambience & was particularly quiet this evening. We shared the bbq shrimp appetizer & enjoyed it together. My wife had the steak sandwich & I had the beautiful shrimp and grits. The shrimp & grits has the low country southern look & taste, it was delicious. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful old historic building!
    BaltimoretoLG
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Located in a very old Savannah building on the riverfront, the Boar's Head Grill and Tavern was a GREAT choice for our first night in Savannah to celebrate our 35th anniversary!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    MrsRecess
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything about our dinner was great. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food could not have been beter and the waiter was extremely freindly and attentive to our needs. Overall, great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Jdporter3
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food is pretty simple here and well done for what it is. A nice respite from the very touristy places and high end fare. Great for the kids. Right on the water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Historic Location on River
    TravelQueen
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My first time at Boar's Head and will return. Stopped in with adult family and had a great late lunch. Food is fresh and tasty. Menu is large enough to accommodate many pallets. Will definitely return. Rustic interior right on the river front. No outdoor dining - at least day I was there. Service was prompt and super friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Family-Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Please don't let the title scare you the Boar's Head is an amazing place to eat. I took my two children on Thursday for lunch to check out their child friendly menu (my children were the only two in the restuarant). My son (5) had chicken fingers and fries, my daughter (8) had fried shrimp and fries - that were fantastic (her words). I had their shirmp and grits, the grits were smooth and had an outstanding red pepper cream sauce, the shrimp were perfect. I also had a peach cooler (one of their signature drinks) that was very refreshing. Our server was fantastic he involved my children in the conversation and was on top of everything. I highly recommend the Boar's Head, the food was outstanding and they have a child-friendly menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellant food and service
    jean
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I made reservations here based on reviews on this site and trip advisor. From the outside doesn't look like much, but inside was a great restaurant. We had a party of 6. Excellant food and service would recommend to others
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner for two
    BirthdayDude22
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had a lovely romantic outing on our ninth anniversary. Atmosphere was great, service was quick and friendly. The hostess saved a spot for us by the window over looking the river. 10/10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alright
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The oysters and the burger was great. The rest is up to your personal taste.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbecue shrimp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Is the most delicious food I think I've ever tasted
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dining
    Rhonda
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Didn't know what to expect. Wanted something different than seafood. Ordered the filet mignon. It was delicious. The waitress was not overly friendly but did her job well. We had good view of the bay and watched the ships as they passed by. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. I would also return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    tom1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    love this place, fried green tomatoes are an excellent appetizer, out favorite. enough good words don't come to mind, We have dined her for over 10 years and we love it every time we come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BirthdayPerfection82
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I went to the restaurant to celebrate my birthday and it was all I expected. We had a table with a view of the river, the food was mouthwatering, the dessert was to die for, our waiter was personable and went out of his way to make us happy and the owner came over and took the time to speak with us about the history of the restaurant. It was a perfect night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 119 reviews are from the Boar's Head Grill and Tavern reviews archive.
  • Sub par food
    VanessaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I visited Boar's Head Grill and Tavern during restaurant week. Upon entering, I was not impressed with the look of the restaurant. It looked dark and gloomy. The food was sub par. The service was okay. It's not a place that I'd think you'd have to make a reservation for and I don't think I would pay over $30 for much of anything on their menu. However, I'd like to mention that the smoked chicken wings were great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Anniversary Experience
    sebtsguy14
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Savannah last year and visited Boar's Head on the recommendation of a friend who frequents Savannah. We LOVED it the first time. This year, we are in Tybee Island for our anniversary and spent a night downtown Savannah celebrating. Of course, we went back to Boar's Head, and of course we once again left impressed. The Low Country Shrimp & Grits are incredible. My wife and I both ordered this dish. Our food came right out. The homemade bread was great. Our server, Tyler (? I think that was his name?), was fantastic. He made casual conversation with those that wanted to and simply served us as we are a little more passive and quiet. We will surely return here every time we visit Savannah.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Restaurant with Reliable Fare
    willbeRH
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    You enter this restaurant right off a cobblestone walk along the river walk. From the windows you can see the boats and ships travel along the river. The servers are friendly and know the menu thoroughly. They deal with the tourist crowds well offering places to see in an unhurried atmosphere. The food is reliably good and tasty. The peach BBQ sauce on the bacon wrapped shrimp is a recipe I's like to have. The entrees are good sized and prepared perfectly. It's everything you could want from a restaurant serving tourists to and regulars from Savannah.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Matt
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I went to Boar’s Head as part of Restaurant Week 2014. The Hostess greeted us with a smile and led us to a table by a window over looking river street…this place is old (since 1959) and unfortunately it does show…it was very warm, they probably don’t have A/C and in southern Georgia that is a must on a 97 Degree day…they did have ceiling fans so that did help. There were a few flies that kept buzzing around and that was annoying. with the special restaurant week menu we ordered an appetizer, main dish and desert for $30 each it was very good…service was very good I just think that the establishment needs a good deep cleaning and to be refurbished…I would go back but not during the summer (just too warm for me)
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Mahi Mahi
    firsttimeinsavannah
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I were visiting Savannah on vacation and I told him from day one that I wanted some Mahi. We agreed we would do a nice dinner on Saturday night. After scouring the menus of restaurants on and around River Street. Boar's Head Grill and Tavern's dish sounded the best. Upon our sever coming to the table, we were informed they were out of Mahi when I asked what wine he would pair with it. That was the specific item I had come after. Instead, I ordered the Wahoo on special-- it was dry. The server also came over way too often trying to take our order. He also made the comment- "There goes our night." in regards to the fact it had started raining. Overall, a good place to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced, slow service
    U222
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Nothing special about the food. It was overpriced. Not many customers when we were there but service was slow. She crab soup tasted like it came from a can. Only good thing is that we were seated next to one of the few windows with a river view.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Savannah Lunch
    hhidineVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had a great lunch on our way home from Hilton Head Island. Service and food was great. WeWere late and were taken care of quite well. Vegetable sandwich is tasty!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    PrincesssouthVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had not been to this restaurant in a while but kept hearing comments from others about the delicious steaks....Well my husband and I decided to go there after a Savannah Sand Gnats game.....We shared the Fried Green Tomatoes....they were a treat, so good... I ordered the Rib Eye and it was everything I had heard....one of the best steaks I have ever eaten...my husband had the Shrimp and Grits...he said those were very good as well....We were given a window table and had a great view of River Street and the River..... We will definitely be returning....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Food - Amazing Building
    goodtogoVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nothing special about the food or service - at best average experience. Savannah lacks fine dining and this is a great example of that. The building and views are what makes this worth spending more on C- food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great sea food. The sauce in the shrimp and grits was perfectly seasoned and spiced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Savannah
    Luvtoride
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was great. Recommend for everyone friendly atmosphere
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    JG33
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were in Savannah for one night and based on reviews we made a reservation at Boar's Head. Because we had a reservation they had our table ready and it was right by the window. We got a great view of the river. The kids were happy with their choices and our food was great. Service was wonderful. Glad we chose this place for our dinner!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved everything
    K2h3mVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Based on reviews I ordered te boullibaise and it was fantastic. Spinach salad was good though drowning in dressing. Husband loved his ribeye and shrimp cocktail.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Menu and Great Views
    goodtogoVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Good food with nice views. Won't kill your wallet!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Evening in Savannah
    KellieS
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Met a friend for dinner while traveling in Charleston and decided to try Boar's Head based on multiple reviews and the interesting history - fabulous choice!!! The builiding is authentic to its history and has a great view of the water and the activity on the river. Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful with suggestions. The food was AMAZING! My friend and I are always searching for a great shrimp cocktail and we may have located the best that we have ever had at Boar's Head. Our meals were fantastic; the entire evening was enhanced by our stop here. Highly recommend putting this on your itinerary if you are in Savannah!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Chef knows Bouillabaisse
    Foodieontheroad
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Boar's Head Grill is a perfect spot for foodies looking for a French twist on seafood. I particularly recommend the seafood bouillabaisse, as the chef is French and understands the blending of broths and seasonings so as to enhance, but not overpower, the delicate seafood of the dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    KaitC13
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Don't let the inside fool you as good food lies ahead. NEeds some updating on the inside, however the food was well made and tasted very good. Staff very warm and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Experience!
    tgnp
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My husband and I found Boar's Head on TripAdvisor and made a reservation for dinner based on the reviews. We were not disappointed! We requested a bottle of wine to be waiting for us and it was sitting on the table when we were seated. The staff were extremely attentive without being overbearing and the food was amazing. We will definitely eat here again! (Get the creme brulee!)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Boar's Head Bar and Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This was our first visit to Boar's Head Bar and Grill. My husband ordered the catch of the day (grouper stuffed with crab) which he enjoyed. I ordered grilled chicken Cesar salad. The chicken was nicely seasoned and was very tender. We would recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Boar's Head Tavern and Grill
    Struca1971
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The Boar's Head has it all: great food, great service, and great ambiance! Located in a historic cotton warehouse on the Savannah riverfront, the ancient brick walls seem to transport you to the 1700s as you look out onto the busy Savannah River. The menu has something for everyone with steaks, chicken, pasta dishes, and seafood fairly represented. I had the double lambchops with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. The lamb was cooked perfectly medium and the mustard sauce complemented them well. The potatoes were rich and creamy, and the large portion of vegetables were perfectly grilled and flavorful. My wife had one of the best chicken fettucine alfredo dishes that I have ever tasted. A home run on River Street!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner and Dessert
    SusanBVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Amazing Chocolate bread pudding! Our waitor was terrific with a great knowledge of the menu. His suggestions were greatly appreciated. We loved everything about Boars Head Grill
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Poor Service
    Abymom
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had one of the worst dining experiences. We we greated promptly and then seated at a table overlooking the river. There we sat for for 10 to 15 minutes before our server showed at the table. Not even a glass of water. For a higher end dining, service should be king. Seeing empty tables at 7:00 on a Friday should be a red flag. On a positive note the food was great. We had the Grouper and it was the best piece of fish we had on our vacation to Savannah.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    bonnie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We visit Savannah several times a year but haven't tried Boars Head Grill before. The building is over 200 years old & we were lucky enough to get a table by a window (which we requested when making the reservation). The fried green tomatoes were delicious and so was my stuffed shrimp. The shrimp scampi was outstanding! We had no complaints at all. Everyone working there was friendly & our server was able to answer any questions we had. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only stop necessary on River Front
    Raymond
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Historic ambiance, welcoming staff without the feel of the touristy pitch common along the river front. Upon entering smells of fresh well prepared foods, dining room laid out for a feeling that your dining experience is important. Menu and wine list sufficient for variety and pairings without leaving the feeling the kitchen might be presenting "stock items". Sautéed Grouper was prepared to perfection, moist, sauced to degree that enhanced freshness and natural flavor of the fish. Side was fresh and tasty. Spinach salad fresh, balanced ingredients with complimentary dressing, better than most. Grilled Tuna over Angel Hair Pasta fresh cooked to exact specification, sauce with grilled tomato was exceptional. Boar's Head is now a favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place
    JAK1
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Historical building with good food and service. Nothing really special
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.