Bodega Restaurant and Lounge
Bodega Restaurant and Lounge

Bodega Restaurant and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: Currently under construction
  • Phone: 2169323060
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Hold your event at Bodega or we will come to you. Call us to discuss your needs as we can work from our existing menu or custom create a selection to suit your desires. Birthdays, business meetings, wine parties etc...regardless of why you are gathering, Bodega can help you make it a memorable event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Utilize our lounge for your private party. We offer traditional table dining or lounge style. If your gathering is sizable you can utilize the entirety of Bodegas' facility.
  • Private Party Contact: John Bruhn 216-570-1129
  • Entertainment: Live musical entertainment and events are scheduled frequently. Come listen to local Cleveland artists or join in on our monthly wine and spirit tastings. View our calendar for our next celebration or gathering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mayfield Road
  • Public Transit: The RTA and shuttle buses from University Circle area frequent Coventry rd. Local Taxis also are available.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Coventry parking is a mix of street and parking lots all with in convenient walking distance.
A word from Bodega Restaurant and Lounge
Bodega restaurant & lounge offers something for everyone. Drinking and dining can be enjoyed in one of our three settings: traditional tables, relaxing lounge or our beautiful white granite bar. Indulge your senses as you are surrounded by rich textures, sensuous lighting and a variety of music. Dishes offer a diverse variety for the palate AND BUDGET ranging from smaller plate tapas to customary entrees. Our cuisine is eclectic continental offering a wide range of tastes for you to explore. Find a new favorite from our vast wine (100+), beer (100+), and martini (200+) lists as well. Live music is frequently scheduled along with a calendar of events to keep you entertained (wine/spirit tastings, monthly parties, and weekly specials...) Come for Bodegas' weekly offerings: Ladies night FREE manicures & drink specials, happy hours & 50% off tapas nights-and much more!!! Reviewed and highly recommended by Cleveland's' critics, we all look forward to your visit at Bodega.
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Bodega Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (12)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (9)notable wine list (8)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Server was attentive but not overly so. The appetizers were very good. My entree needed more salt, and my husband's had too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly Very Good Meals
    DBumbaVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have eaten here many times and are always surprised by how it never really seems busy in the restaurant. It is consistently very good and we've always enjoyed the meals here. They seem to run a pretty lightly-staffed restaurant most nights so service can sometimes be a bit slow, but the staff is usually pretty friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nancyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was only very fair. I won't go again, as there are too many others much better
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Hopes but Disappointed
    NWood
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My husband and I were in town for one night and were looking for good food when our plane landed. Made reservations on OpenTable, took a 25 minute cab ride from our hotel, only to find a very flippant hostess who told us it was the owner's birthday party. We love a party but the masks, loud music and insider vibe were not what we were expecting. The menu looked amazing- but I suggest you call ahead. The owner should've notified OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bad food
    ClevelandCritik
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was terrible, too salty and way overpriced. The "seared foie gras" was presented as some tiny scraps of burned, rubbery, liverish substance on a bed of Uncle Ben's microwaved rice pilaf. For $16. There were four customers in the entire place at 9pm on Coventry. The chef came out and was obviously drunk.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • first time, not the last
    New2Cleveland
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Walked in merely because of randomly walking bye. Rich was our server and did a fantastic job. Cant wait for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay but could've been better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Staff was more than pleasant but service could've been better. Food was delicious, adult beverages were were a bit strong but great! Live band was nice but the house level was too high! Overall things were good but could've been better!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very enjoyable
    Neil
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very tasty food. Nice variety on menu. This is a great place to go for an unusual but excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    JoelVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We liked the restaurant, but didn't think it stood up to its price points. Good variety, decent preparation. Seafood stew was overcooked. Salmon was done nicely as ordered but not particularly memorable. Touted lobster mac and cheese fell short. Also, when we arrived and said we had an OpenTable reservation, the host had no idea what we were talking about, suggested we give our "coupons" to the server, and failed to log us in. so we got a notice from OpenTable that we failed to honor our reservation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with interesting variety
    madifran
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We found this restaurant on Open Table and did not know what to expect. The variety of items was impressive as the menu not only includes the traditional fish, seafood, steak and pasta items but also a Moroccan menu that looked delightful. I had the shrimp with mushroom ravioli which was tremendous; my wife the salmon which had a wonderful flavor and my son the surf and turf which was nothing exotic but well made. The beer, wine and drink selection offered plenty of variety. It was a bit pricey, and I probably would have given it a higher score if not for the fact that when my credit card ended up in a different check folder. It seemed a bit suspicious to me, yet I did retrieve it. So I suggest be careful when you pay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded all expectations
    Na12
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Best service I have had in years, food was fantastic (best mushroom ravioli ever!) and the inside and outside decor was perfection! Cuisine offered something for everyone I could not get enough of everything we ordered! Top notch experience I will make the effort to be back soon! Cannot wait to try and experience more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star
    lmk2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We found the staff to be attentive without being invasive; the music was good; the food amazing! We recommend Bodega to all of our foodie friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    RelativelyG
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I have visited Bodega regularly since the day it opened & have had nothing but consistent quality and great service every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kimmee
    kimmee
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was amazing. Our server was top notch, and the Sangria! Can't wait to eat here again. This was our first visit. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    EileenNC
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Coming in from out of town it is great to eat in a quirky location like Coventry. This restaurant has such an interesting menu and there is definitely something for everyone. Our food was delicious but portions were very large. I guess we could have ordered small plates or tapas instead of large entrees. The service was wonderful and our charming Moroccan waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The drinks were fabulous. I had the white peach which had peach purée and was not overly sweet. All in all a lovely dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 210 reviews are from the Bodega Restaurant and Lounge reviews archive.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is like my 5th time at Bodega. It is always superb. You got a taste the Lobster macaroni & cheese, my wife's favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    HGONE
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We bought a Living Social deal and decided to try a new place. We were pleasantly surprised by how wonderful everything was. We wanted to experience the Moroccan cusine and it was excellent. Truthfully, the whole menu looked great, it was really difficult to decide what to order. The staff was really well trained and friendly. Next time we are going to try a Wednesday when they have belly dancers. I think it will be fun! Coventry is a little off the beaten path but if this place were downtown I doubt one would ever get a table. I highly recommend giving it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I LOVE This Place!
    Deidre
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I LOVE this place! I highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese appetizer! The service is always stellar and very personal, great energy. It's more of a weekend spot if you want to see the energy, but if you go during the week, it's much quieter. They person who seated me recommended the lamb, which was one of their specials, and I was not disappointed! Great place to go! Kind of expensive, though. I only go when I can get a Groupon, but they run fairly often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service & Very Overpriced
    mandibleCLE
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Looking over the menu at Bodega, I was completely shocked at the prices. The menu online is not accurate - they've raised some of the prices. $12 for hummus? $15 for two stuffed peppers? Even the best restaurants in Cleveland aren't this expensive. Based on the prices, we had high expectations for the food and the service. Both my parents ordered lobster bisque, which for some reason took 15-20 minutes to come out and didn't actually have lobster in it. Our waiter told us at one point he'd be bringing us bread, which we never received. One of us ordered seafood pasta ($30) which was probably the best thing I tasted - but still, completely overpriced. Overall, there are so many better values and much better food in Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in hot spot of town
    itsthateasy5813
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Took a chance on Trip Advisor searching for a place to meet family during trip through Cleveland. Doubly impressed that Groupon had terrific deal for the place too. Vibrant place with packed indoor house enjoying live music. Was seated outdoors on a great evening besides. Recommend worth going if you're in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Find
    Lisak
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We celebrated our 24th Anniversary at Bodega on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant came highly recommended so we wanted to give it a try. We were not disappointed! The ambiance was beautiful. The wine and Martini list was over the top. The staff was knowledgeable and professional. My husband and I felt like we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was phenomenal. We cannot wait to go back in few weeks to share this gem with our friends. I still cannot believe it took us so long to hear about this fabulous place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groupon Find
    BobcatABVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We found Bodega thanks in part to Groupon (they had a deal $60 credit for $30). Finding the restaurant was easy and the staff was very friendly. The ambience was modern and dim lit which made for a nice romantic setting. However, there were two televisions overtop of the bar which glared light into the dining area and really took away from the experience. The food was delicious- we ordered the mussels, seafood pasta and mushroom ravioli with shrimp. In the end, they placed our $60+ leftovers in cheap plastic containers with even cheaper plastic bags that said " thank you thank you thank you " (like Chinese takeout). Overall, it was a nice dining experience minus the tv's and cheap bags.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groupon find
    Lindy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Pleasant casual environment. Knowledgeable attentive wait staff. The small plates were ample and th entrees, in my opinion huge. Our selections included the tuna tartar, foie gras, mussels and entrees of Chilean sea bass and Berber stew, all very good. Yummy orrozo. Bon Appetit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We attempted a visit before Valentine's Day and our Groupon was not honored "due to the holiday." We immediately left, hungry and annoyed. The Groupon was expiring and we decided to try again. We were seated in a nice, quiet area. Our waiter was nice as well. My boyfriend ordered Pan-seared Duck which was tough and chewy. A worker, who we presumed to be the manager, was informed of the issue and he stated that my boyfriend shouldn't have ordered it to be well-done and walked away, not resolving the issue with a snub, rude attitude. After flagging down another waiter, our waiter returned and took a new order for my boyfriend, Chicken Alfredo, which was much better. We probably won't be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paris + Marrakesh + Manhattan...
    FresserVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    ...all under one roof in Coventry! Bodega is the Cleveland Heights contribution to greater Cleveland rising culinary star. Fabulous menu, good wine list and a great patio. The recent revamp that replaced the lounge area with tables is a welcomed change - it's now even more of a cosmopolitan oasis for grown-ups!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum - And Great Happy Hour
    TracyH
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We came on a Friday night for a reservation at 6pm. The restaurant was surprisingly empty considering it was happy hour but it did quicky fill up by 7ish. The happy hour drink specials were great - get a martini - WOW! I thought it was pricey, however, the meal portions were huge and the food was AWESOME! Our waiter was a bit soft spoken, however, he was very attentive, suggestive to items on the menu when asked and overall we all thought he did a great job. We gave him a 25% tip. The chairs while sleek, modern and stylish were a bit hard and uncomfortable. The restroom could have used some attention as well. Overall though the service and food were fantastic. We had an excellend experience and will for sure be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unhappy
    nuthannice
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Had the worst food, and the worst service for this vastly over priced dining experience, will never go back again
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing menu and great food.
    Swimom63
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Amazing menu and great food. Martini list is something to be seen! Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heart of Morocco
    DontEatDineVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Order off the 'Heart of Morocco' menu at this restaurant for a more unique dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Same Ballpark-But Nosebleed Section
    clevoplanner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I know Bodega has been here a while and most people rave about it. Perhaps we came on an off day. As my Fiancee' and I talked about our experience while dining, my thoughts were this place is one that could be compared with other notable local independents, but not particularly special. She asked if I thought it was in the same ballpark as other noteworthy local places. I said yes. but in the nosebleed section of the ballpark. Or better yet, it would be like standing in Home Run Porch: there is a good chance you might see a home run and it might come your way. Bottom line: the chairs were not comfortable and took away from any possible romantic feeling; until we actually said something, we felt rushed, and the food was average.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only place in town for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The only place in town for Moroccan food and they do a good job. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I think the food was great at Bodega, and I hope to return soon. My only critique would be that it took a little while longer than I expected for the food to come out, but once it did, all was forgiven. Thanks for a great evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have easily been better
    Surprise
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Surprised my boyfriend here with some friends for dinner. Table was near the door and it was rather cold. Drinks were not refilled in a timely manner. Food did come out in a timely manner and overall the highlight of the place. The price for the food was not bad, but spending $93 for 2 dinners and 2 drinks should have come with much better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I will never go back to this restaurant again. Went for a friends dinner party. Took waiter 20 mins before coming to take drink orders. Then while order instructed he would not accommodate special orders you ordered and received what was on the menu. So took another 30 min for him to bring the food. Food was good but of course my plate took an additional 15 mins to come and I was just starting while every body else was finishing up. Desert orders took another 20 min for him to come back and take. A simple dinner party of 10 which should have been about an hours was a 3.5 hour affair. NEVER AGAIN.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    There were a lot of negative reviews recently but my visit on 2/22 was very positive. I didn't notice that the restaurant was cold, as many reviews stated. The server was a real pro. Food was very good, but just short of 4 stars in my book (I think I am a tough grader). I was a little taken aback by the prices of some of the dishes, I expect a $10 caprese salad and entrees that get into the $30+ range when I am downtown, not on Coventry. But, there are plenty of $18-$24 entrees as well and entree portions were enormous, plenty for lunch the next day. Bodega is absolutely worth a try if you are looking for a menu with some different things on it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Well, we made reservations and thank goodness we did. The place was packed. The tables were closely spaced together so you had better hope your neighbors were nice. We were greeted by a nice waiter and he asked if we had any Groupon or Living Social deals. When we responded that we did, he stated that because of the Valentine's Day weekend and how much business they had, they would not be honoring the vouchers that night (Saturday). If it wasn't for Groupon, I would never have heard of the place, let alone tried it out. We grabbed out coats and left. When I made the reservation, I received a courtesy call Saturday afternoon, at which point, we could have been informed them. It would've saved us a trip and aggravation of going.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant, bad policies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a Groupon, which they've offered twice in the past few months, including just a few weeks before Valentine's Day. I made a reservation on VDay, after checking the Groupon to be sure it was usable on a Friday and/or holiday, and nothing said it wasn't. When we got there, they had trouble finding our reservation, even though we were on time. When seated the (very nice) waiter told us the owner said they wouldn't honor Groupons on the "holiday weekend." Then when we looked through the menu we noticed it was a much reduced menu than their regular offerings, missing several of my favorite items. When we asked, they said they still offer those items, just not on the holiday weekend. At this point we decided to go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2Eat
    Luv2EatVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food and service were excellent as always. The more my wife and I dine there, the more we've come to appreciate Bodega.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too cold in winter
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Freezing cold...brought over a heater half way throught our meal which helped but it definitely made the beginning a challenge.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would have been perfect but for,,,
    Jabwa
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food was fabulous--unique, tasty, nicely presented, and generous portions. The menu was quite diverse. The server was attentive, friendly and helpful. The prices were high but a discount coupon helped reduce the actual cost. The ambiance was classy. But, and it's an important one, it was well below freezing outside. We had to wear our coats during our meal. We got there an hour after it opened but they had just turned up the heat. They placed a space heater near us but it wasn't enough. More important. was the delivery of supplies (like wine) through a back door that was separated from the narrow dining room by a thin, split curtain that did not stop the cold from blowing through. The door was kept open for several minutes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.