BOCA
BOCA

BOCA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bocacincinnati.com/
  • Phone: 5135422022
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Tuesday- 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Wednesday - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Thursday - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
    Saturday- 5:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Lieb
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Main and Walnut
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: BOCA offers valet parking directly in front of our restaurant. There is street parking on 6th street east of the restaurant and on Main street. There are lots available on Walnut just south of 6th street on both the east and west sides of the street.

A word from BOCA
Boca is Chef David Falk's ode to Europe. It is a one of a kind dining experience marrying world-class, chef driven cuisine with gracious service at an affordable price point. Boca's design couples contemporary european and american stylings with touches of rusticity in an airy urban space. The elegant and inviting surroundings welcome guests for an afternoon cocktail, a small bite before a great show at nearby theaters, a casual dinner with friends, or a luxurious night out in Cincinnati.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
BOCA reviews from OpenTable diners
332 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (281)fit for foodies (254)romantic (207)notable wine list (173)hot spot (119)good for groups (69)neighborhood gem (54)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Probably the best meal of my life!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second time at Boca but our first time at the new location. Food and service with unbelievable. We started with the Blue Fin Crudo with Avocado and it was absolutely amazing. Super fresh, perfect texture, and beautiful presentation. We also tried the carmelized brussels sprouts with a scallop (we have had these before and loved them). They were perfectly seasoned and the scallop was cooked to perfection. We also tried the tasting portion of the seasonal Sweet Corn Agnolotti (spelling?) This was on recommendation from our server and we are so glad we took his advice! Absolutely melt in your mouth. As an entree my husband had the salmon and I had the Filet Boca. Boca Candy bar dessert was phenomenal. You gotta try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is excellent although small for the price. The ability to combine small portions is nice for those that can't decide. Wine is really expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JudiVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Glad to score a last minute reservation- went early for drinks and we were seated early. Great food, love the small plates for tasting. Impeccable service, beautiful ambiance. Perfect dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymous
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great time! The restaurant itself was quite noisy, however, we were still able to maintain a conversation. The food was fantastic! The service was impeccable without making us feel intimidated. That's always a plus! My only true complaint is that we were sitting at a table with metal chairs. These were so cold - they never warmed up. That was a bit distracting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's Counter a Must!
    Paulb
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a wonderful birthday meal at the Chef's Counter on a Friday night. Service was top notch, food was excellent, and libations hit the spot. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Surprised my husband for his birthday, the staff sat us at a wonderful table. The place is gorgeous and the food is AMAZING!!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thomast
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent as always. This is currently the best restaurant in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Holy Boca
    crashdavis36
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I do dinners in Cincinnati with physicians frequently but this was my first experience with Boca. I will definitely be coming back. Everything from the ambiance, to the service, to the food was absolutely perfect. Barry, our server, did a tremendous job working through the menu in stages. This was the best was to eat at Boca. From the Brussels sprouts and tuna, to the ravioli and risotto, to the main course. I don't think there could be one bad thing on the menu. I will of course have to find out by going back soon and try something different. Cheers to the chefs in their open kitchen for cooking sheer perfection and to the wait staff for making it all perfect. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Millerheating
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a great time as always. Food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food, wine and service were all outsanding. Loved the option of the tasting portions so I could try several dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding, as always
    OTR2VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, great service, beautiful setting. Always a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, excellent food
    Tdanese
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Server excited you as he went threw the menu. As if he has enjoyed it. We will come back to try other items on the menu. It was a great night for my wife and I
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boca = Awesome
    SunDevil
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing food, service, and atmosphere! My wife and I just moved here from Phoenix, and this place and Sotto seem to be the only true culinary experiences in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!!!
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've dined at the best restaurants all over the world. Who would have thought that one of the best restaurants would be in Cincinnati Ohio. First, I was impressed by the tiny tray of finishing sea salt at each table. The menu was not run-of-the-mill. The dishes & food combinations were well thought out and paired. The grilled Caesar salad's dressing was worth the price of admission. I wanted white wine. My server, Brook (who was fantastic), asked me what type of wine I preferred. I told her bone dry white. She brought 3 wine glasses & placed them in front of me. I was confused. Am I in for a wine tasting??? Yes. She brought me 3 different whites. I like that! Yes, offer your customers a little extra. It goes a long way. Go BOCA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We did the tastings and every dish was amazing. We had the brussel sprouts to start and it was delicious. We then had the angliotti; the home made pasta was delicate and complex flavor. The branzino was moist and sweet and cooked to perfection. The lamb was tender and flavorful. Service was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stickman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food. Will definitely go back with friends for a great evening out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Suebee1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    All aspects of our dinner were very well done. The staff is professional, attentive and friendly. Presentation of dishes is elegant but not excessive. Most impressive is the food which is wonderful with complex and dimensioned flavors. Half plates are offered for many entrees which allows you to try more dishes. The menu is updated periodically so offerings change. Our cost for two with wine, small plates, full entrees, tip was $180.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Foodfan06
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was incredible and the service to match! When they realized we were celebrating our anniversary we were treated to a complimentary champagne toast. Everything snout our experience was nothing short of outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night!
    Our2girlz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated our 21st anniversary at Boca this weekend and every aspect was amazing. From a perfectly concocted martini, to seating us at table # 21, to our knowledgable server (David) who made some spot-on recommendations ....the evening was perfect. But don't just wait for a special occasion, Boca is also ideal for large groups and girls' nights out! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING Food!!
    Triciap21
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Boca was the perfect place to celebrate two birthdays. The food was unbelievable and the service was great. I will absolutely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, and service!
    frisky
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had the carmelized brussel sprouts which were the best brussel sprout dish I ever had. Enjoyed the twist on the grilled romaine. Poached fish was very flavorful. Would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions. Portions not big, but very flavorful and filling. Very enjoyable. Nice, very attentive server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely perfect
    Jadeontherun
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything about this place is special. So much thought goes into every aspect of the restaurant, creating a very satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The legend continues
    Bruno
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One steps out of the Midwest at Boca. With fresh pastas that rank among the finest I've ever had in some of the best restaurants in Italy and second courses that are more of the same, one gets the sense that he or she is somewhere across the pond or perhaps in a hot spot in San Francisco or New York. In Italian, the word I would use to describe Boca is "ottimo."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return!
    BocaBurgerJunkie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sophisticated atmosphere without pretense. Staff could not have been nicer. Drop dead gorgeous decor at a surprisingly affordable price. Yes, they have expensive wines, but you can get great wines in the $35 to $45 range. And the menu is available in half portions if you eat light or just want to try several dishes. Dining in the space that was La Maisonette that reigned supreme for several decades, they pay homage by offering the pains taking pommels soufflé in reverence. Yum! You will be sorry if you do not order them! And, surprisingly, we ordered the burger as one of our dishes. Well, all I can say is that I just wanna go back and sit at the bar and have what was the best burger ever with a side of those hollow fries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was outstanding and the decor was well balance. The food was good but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here
    JtrooVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was a fun meal for our first time here. Our drinks were delicious. Our server was nice although he sort of cut us off before we could finish ordering our appetizers. The food made up for it though and it came out quickly (we were there at 9pm on a Friday night). The pommes souffles are just so fun and then the caramelized brussels sprouts and beet and goat cheese salad were good starters. We gave in also got tastings of the pasta and entrees so we tried the sweet corn and the pea and lobster pastas and the branzino and filet. We loved the pastas and filet. The branzino was good but not as exciting. And of course we got dessert...the candy bar was like gourmet snickers...amazing! It was definitely pricey but worth the one visit.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tadh1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great meal as always. This is a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful again!
    lfmom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dining at Boca has been consistently terrific. The food is excellent, inventive, beautifully plated by knowledgeable and attentive staff. We had a marvelous evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional again!
    KywildcatsVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I can't say enough good things about the quality of the food here. Although the portions are smallish, the richness and the flavors combine to completely satisfy my appetite. I also love the half-bottle wine list - I don't know why more restaurants don't offer them. We had a lovely five course dinner that was beautifully paced by our server with two half bottles of wine, starting with a white then moving to a red for the beef dish. The decor is spectacular as well, truly an exceptional place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mind Blowing
    trustedreviews
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I took a friend out to downtown because I promised her a nice fancy dinner and Boca was just that. The food was phenomenal, the waiter was very polite and helpful for being our first time there, and the ambience was very comforting. I would definitely go here if you would like to take someone that is close to you out to a very nice spot to eat. It was pricy, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    What a wonderful place. The food is outstanding - some of the best I've ever had. The service was top notch and the building is beautiful. I cannot say enough about this great restaurant. Do NOT miss the frites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't be better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The tuna, brussel sprouts, grilled romaine, pastas and filet were excellent. I couldnt have imagined a better dinner if I tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The New Boca
    AGoodEater
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was our first experience at the new location. The latter is beautiful. Sad to say that it isn't as intimate as the old Oakley restaurant, but they have worked hard to provide diners with a good experience. Our service was perfect. My food was excellent. My wife had fish which was undercooked. Unfortunately, she did not say anything until I had almost finished mine. When advised the staff did everything to correct the problem. Our fault for not saying something immediately. On our next visit, we will request upstairs. There will be a next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    LDLottsVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We went to celebrate my birthday and it was the perfect place to end my week of food adventures. The service was exceptional. The food outstanding. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Jamie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Boca many times which is why we decided to come back to celebrate our Anniversary Dinner. It was perfect like every other time. We will be back to celebrate many anniversary's and the occasional night out. You must order the pommes soufflés. MUST. Don't forget to try tasting sizes of many dishes and share. It is well worth it to taste the entire menu
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time, high price
    drdrdr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    BOCA was fun and good. The menu is fresh and the food is very well prepared. Our service was fantastic. That said, with drinks included, our party of four had a bill of just over $400. We had a great time and consider it money well spent for the evening. But, we could also have had multiple good nights out too in downtown for the same price. While the food was good, I'm not sure we thought it was that over-the-top exceptional. BOCA is definitely a Cincinnati hit. It was packed and had a solid atmosphere for a Saturday night. Good to see that area of town thriving. We considered it a special night out and will continue our tour of downtown establishments to end the best the city has to offer.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was possibly the best dinner I have ever had. The Amish Chicken was incredible. Our waitress Jennifer was knowledgeable about the menu, personable and professional. We would not hesitate to eat there again.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lives Up to the Hype
    JulieAL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time at Boca, after hearing about it for ages. We made a reservation on whim and were able to get in. The ambiance is perfect - glamorous & chic without being cold/stuffy. The inviting, warm space encourages you to get comfortable for your dining experience - and what an experience it is. From the first craft cocktail (get the Whiskey Smash or the Tabernacle Crush) to the final bite of dessert (The Candy Bar is to DIE for) everything was outstanding. The Brussels sprouts, Seafood Risotto and Filet Boca were the stand outs for me. I'd recommend ordering several tasting portions, which allows you to try more of the menu options. It is definitely worth the splurge for an evening out!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ann
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We did the three course (salad, pasta, main) with small portions. Excellent. House wine (also served at French Laundry, CA) was very nice. Service was exceptionally good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • High Intensity
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our family of four was looking forward to a Friday night 17th birthday evening to unwind and sample some interesting cuisine. We each sampled 4 dishes. Presentation and flavor on the fish and meat dishes was good - filet, pork and two fishes. They were cooked exactly as ordered. The salads of Brussels sprouts and beets were also well prepared. Pastas were overly-salted, partially due to the use of very salty grated cheese garnishes. All dishes were salty to the point of being unnecessary. There was already sea salt table side. The noise level by 8:30 was very intense. Despite requesting a quiet table, we were no longer able to talk without shouting. Understand casual dining but all of the hard surfaces render the room quite unpleasant.
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