Boulevard Five72
Boulevard Five72

Boulevard Five72

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boulevardfive72.net/
  • Phone: (908) 709-1200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Snyder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have extensive experience in off-premise catering. Our Catering & Service Staff is professionally trained and we have Catered off-premise events both large and small from 20-500. We welcome the opportunity to visit your location whether it is your home, hall, museum or other location to meet and discuss the particulars of your event. We offer complete tasting menus to help you choose your menu and if you choose we can take care of every detail of your event including all entertainment, floral arrangements, equipment rental including but not limited to Tents, Tables, Chairs, Linen, China.
  • Private Party Facilities: Boulevard’s professionally trained staff is available for all of your private party needs and we have extensive experience in both corporate meetings and events. Our beautiful facility is newly renovated to include Wi-Fi access, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Verizon FiOS. The Wine Room and Lounge have HD TV's that can be accessed directly from your lap top and our Banquet Room also has complete audio and visual capabilities. We are committed to exceeding all of your expectations and will gladly customize your event to meet all of your needs regarding menu and pricing. Our Wine Room is the ideal setting for a Board Room Style meeting or wine dinner. The Wine Room accommodates up to 24 Guests Conference Style and the room has HD TV readily accessible to your laptop. A separate Dining Room is also available should you choose to meet in the Wine Room and enjoy your meal in our Dining Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Snyder or John Risley 908-709-1200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking lot next to the building.
A word from Boulevard Five72
Boulevard Five72 is a New American Restaurant and Banquet Facility conveniently located in the center of Kenilworth. We are proud to announce that since our opening at the end of August 2008 , Boulevard Five72 has gained a reputation as one of the finest restaurants and caterers in our area. The Star Ledger named us runner up for the "Best New Restaurant in New Jersey for 2008" and the New Jersey Monthly just listed us as one of the top 22 Restaurants that you must try! Lastly, we received a review of 3 and 1/2 stars from the Star Ledger in October of 2008.

Boulevard Five72 offers a Contemporary American Menu with Global influences under the direction of Executive Chef and owner Scott Snyder. We have a beautiful lounge, offering a full Bar as well as an extensive Wine List. Our Main Dining Room seats up to 60 guests, our Private Wine Room seats up to 25 guests and our Banquet Room can accommodate up to 150 guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Boulevard Five72 reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)fit for foodies (50)neighborhood gem (49)romantic (37)good for groups (36)notable wine list (25)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (13)hot spot (10)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Better last time...but still 4stars
    Ladydeexyz
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Bartender made much better drinks last time (about a month ago). Food still good...but also not as good as last time (and I ordered the same thing-- chopped salad and cod). Chopped salad was a nicer portion last time and tastier. Cod last time had a better sauce) The service here is wonderful. They really make u feel special. We will be back and hope the third time is more like the first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wine list, very fairly priced
    Falvino
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service is never rushed and the rest between courses is always appropriate. The food was superb, I think 4 stars is well deserved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Mtyburs1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I came here with my wife the other night for date night and overall we had a great time. The food was good, our server was nice, and we enjoyed the setting. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blvd572-Excellent Choice
    easydining
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My date and I had a very nice meal at this restaurant, on Saturday 11/1/14. We've dined there several times and have always been satisfied. Beautifully decorated inside and out, this is one of our favorites. I had the Seafood Risotto and my date had the Halibut, both were delicious. Servings were just enough not huge portions and the same for the appetizers. which we enjoyed. We will no doubt be back before the end of 2014. easydining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening!
    sfl617
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    never disappoints! the chef prepares very creative plates that are always delicious. the service was excellent - respectfully disappeared when we were all talking, re-emerged when it seemed the table needed servicing. two of us tried the lobster tasting menu and each of the courses was terrific. comfortable chairs, pretty place, very welcoming staff. we have been there a few times and it's always worth the 45 minute drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing...
    Nick
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    ...neighborhood find that's well worth a trip from almost anywhere in the state! Having eaten here would I be willing to drive a couple of hours to dine here again? Yep! The chef is clearly at the top of his game and the food is amazing. The ambience is nicely romantic (though I'm not sure if that's by design) and the service is attentive but not suffocating. The four course tasting menu paired with wine is an incredible value at only $85 and the menu's food and wine selections are excellent. Not to be outdone, the a la carte menu is a gastronomic tour de force. Boulevard Five72 hits all the right notes and is an absolute "must visit" experience, especially if you live in Central New Jersey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    Jayson
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was my third visit with my girlfriend. The cheese plate and pumpkin ravioli appetizers never disappoint. I had the lamb chops and they were cooked perfectly. My girlfriend had the salmon as she always does and raves about it. The Parmesan risotto was good but not up to par with what I was expecting from a fine dining establishment. It was average. My only vice was I was not presented with the cork for inspection upon the opening of my bottle of wine and my server wanted to decant it in the back until I asked him to leave the bottle and do so at the table. I think he was nervous but very friendly. Aside from not inspecting the cork, the wine was fine and I knew so because I have had the label and vintage a few times this year.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jersey Gem
    baronVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Boulevard Five72 is one of our favorites. The food and service are outstanding. The ingredients are farm fresh and enhance the dining experience. It offers three course lunch specials that are reasonable as well as a nice variety of choices off the main lunch menu. It has separate rooms to accommodate both small and large private parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy Access Find
    FlushingFirstTimers
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went on a Sunday when they offered a 3 course prix fixe dinner for $38 as well as ala carte offerings. The 3 course meal had a least 6 choices for appetizers and entrees so we decided to try that and were delighted to discover that we could pick 4 appetizers as well as 2 entrees for the 2 of us. We tried the crab cakes, the caesar salad, meatballs, and mushroom ravioli as appetizers though they also offered a seafood appetizer with shrimp, octopus, and 3rd item as a possible choice. The portions were very good and the selections very tasty as were the salmon and pork tenderloin entrees. Dessert were small selection of 6 different items one for each of us of, for example, tiramisu, canoli, chocolate mousse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local find. Spectacular food
    ItalianMaestro
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Read reviews open table. Used GPS to find them from Newark airport area. 25 min ride but the food was as good as menu and open table described. Veal saltimboca was amazing. Parmesan risotto the right side. Dining by myself it was a great place to indulge my tastebuds and unwind for the day. Truely delicious. Wait staff excellent. All over a great find as a neighborhood restaurant. Six stars good. You wont be disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of food!
    conniepo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. The portions are large so plan on taking some home. The service was excellent - wait staff very attentive. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OutofTownerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Service was very attentive and the food was fantastic. Portions were not oversized but perfect for enjoying without feeling stuffed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    myob
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Four of us were celebrating a milestone birthday on a Friday evening. Two had the special lobster tasting menu, and enjoyed it all. The other two ordered a la carte and also thought the meal was delicious. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 stars
    Itsjustsweet
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was on point, we were seated promptly for our 9pm reservation, and the food was simply fantastic. Looking forward to my next visit and already thinking about the filet Mignon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Luvtheater1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Celebrated a friend's special birthday, and she was very impressed with the quality of the food and the presentation. Always a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best brunch ever!!
    LexLuvsLuxe
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Two of my friends and I went for lunch. We paid $26 each plus tip & got 4 apps for the table, one entree each & unlimited mimosas/bloody Mary's. Can't beat that! The food, service & ambiance were excellent. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent time
    bailey
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We took our family to dinner and everything was amazing! They are very nice and helpful. Will be back very soon. Thank You
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining experience
    Jim63
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice place to dine, food was excellent, service was outstanding. We will go back again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Boulevard Five 72!
    Paqi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Another wonderful, celebratory dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented, and our server was terrific. We were a party of six celebrating my husband's "big" birthday. We had the corn chowder, veal chop, duck breast and risotto, followed by one of nearly every dessert on the menu. Plates were passed around and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and drinks. What a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    EatingNYC
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I have absolutely zero complaints about this restaurant. The service, food and entire experience was phenomenal. I ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection, just the way I like it. My friend ordered the duck breast and it was equally delicious. Don't question whether or not to go here, just do it. I want to go back and try more things off the menu. It was SOO good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kenilworth surprise
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very surprised by this place. We've never been to Kenilworth. Very nice looking large restaurant . All four of us liked our food. I had Granny Smith salad and cod for my main dish. Our friends had beef shank over pasta, she loved it. The other two had seafood risotto, they were very pleased too. The only thing that was a disappoint was the gelato, no taste. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time.
    DiningManVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the state. Recent experience was somewhat less exciting - service was off and food wasn't as tasty. Funny thing is, my meal here was still one of the best I have had in a long time. Menu is always interesting, the food is delicious, portions are generous, and the prices are very reasonable for this high quality of food. Atmosphere and service can use a little more energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kaleking
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    when a friend tells us foodies that they had the best meal EVER at a restaurant, we had no choice other than to see for ourselves. It was the Best. Boulevard Five72, is a gem. And, Yes the report card is All A's. Atmosphere: A Price: A Service: A Food.:A
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time in 1 month!
    easydining
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My date and I diined twice at Blvd 572 in August. Food and service and the outdoor dining was a very nice experience. We'll eat there again I'm sure before the end of 2014. easygoing 9/2/14
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    JamesC
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I came here with my wife on a night where someone was available to watch the kids. She had the softshell crab and a ceasar salad. Real anchovies, need I say more. I wasn't that hungry and had two appetizers: oysters and wild mushroom ravioli. Both were fantastic. The staff was wonderful, timely, and took care of everything...the Banana creme brulee was good too! We ate outside, that was why we came. The street was a little busy, but after 8:30 or so, when the traffic died down it was nice and quiet. Inside the restaurant is gorgeous btw. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, Great restaurant....
    GeorgeD
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a great restaurant with great service....Dan was terrific.... Creative flares on just about everything.... Tough to beat....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will come back again
    JJAV
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have been here many time for both Brunch and Dinner, and are always pleased with the food, and staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Time here.. not as good as 1st
    GrigoReview
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The review will say we dined at the 16th of August which we did but we also went tonight, 11/9. The wine that we ordered, which we have had there before, was obviously corked and I told the waiter, he offered to bring another bottle. That cork broke while attempting to open and it was apparent the wine was bad, cork should never break, especially on a 2008 bottle, if properly maintained. The manager apparently smelled and tasted the wine and said it was ok, which it was not. I go to speak with him privately and he tries to defend the wine which ultimately made me mad because as a manager of an establishment that is very well known your customer should always come first, especially when the wine they are serving is obviously bad.
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  • Lovely dining experience.
    easydining
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My date and I sat outside we were there on 8/16. The service and food were excellent, we had their special the red snapper- This restaurant is one of our favorites and we'll most likely be back before the end of the summer. I definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mjltVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Best restaurant in New Jersey!!!! Enjoyed everything including the wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent After Shakey Start
    Gordo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were greeted by the hostess who was unfriendly and seemed to be unhappy. She would have been enough for us to have turned around and left if we had not already been impressed when we held my wife's baby shower in their banquet room. After being seated the experience was excellent. Visually the ambiance was excellent. The seating was comfortable. It would be nice if they had some music. The service and food and wine were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fmarie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    very good service very good food.....we work in town and go out occasionally for lunch and have been there several times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 554 reviews are from the Boulevard Five72 reviews archive.
  • Friday Lobster Night fantastic
    shamrockVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went for the Friday Lobster Night & enjoyed each course. Dan (server) was attentive. We had 5:30 dinner, before crowds, allowing for personalized service. Choices in the lobster dinner and each was good, enough variety. Wine list good, variety of price ranges and options. The first course of lobster and avocado salad tasty,fresh. Nice sauce drizzled under it. I had the Maine Lobster Agnolotti with the chanterelle mushrooms, excellent. I opted for the filet mignon and lobster 'scampi". Filet was good size portion, tender, nicely cooked. Asparagus, potato patty. Guest had the lobster risotto enjoyed it. Guest had peach dessert option,caramel popcorn & gelato; I had the chocolate cherry bombe with the pistachio ice cream. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My sister and I had a fabulous dining experience. I chose the Prix Fixe with wine and everything was just perfect. Basically, this is a class restaurant and although possibly out of some folks' price range, well worth the upper end cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for good food & service
    Bell
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If you want good service & good food this is the place. The waiters treat you like you are very special. What more can I say it's a very special place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    one of if not the top restaurant in the area. It provides a most pleasurable dining experience and for me makes driving 45 minutes each way most rewarding....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Everything was great about dinner. Food was outstanding. Foie gras was superb. Snapper excellent with plenty of lobster pieces. Expensive but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MyraVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Lovely quiet, surroundings, attentive, charming servers, salmon was light and flavorful. We now have Boulevard Five72 on our regular "go to" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Brunch
    Medina232
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I went for brunch for Father's day, it was excellent! Food was delicious, waiters and valet parking all very attentive abd polite and price was nice for all the food and drinks we had. I would definately recommend this restaurant to my friends. Thanks! The Medina's
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    SASSY
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Lobster Friday with the Wine Pairing was great, and the duck my husband ordered was the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.