Braddock's American Brasserie
Braddock's American Brasserie

Braddock's American Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.braddocksrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4129922005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7am to 11am

    Saturday and Sunday Breakfast Buffet: 8am to 12pm

    Lunch Daily: 11am to 2pm

    Dinner Sunday to Thursday: 5pm to 9pm

    Dinner Friday & Saturday: 5pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jason Shaffer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Braddock's offers Private dining for up to 35 guests on our second floor private dining room.
    Braddock's also offers office happy hours and whiskey tastings. For information on each please contact Kristen Jervis (412-992-2041)
  • Private Party Facilities: Braddock's American Brasserie is THE place in downtown Pittsburgh to plan your next group event. We take pride in our unique, relaxed dining atmosphere and aim to provide you with attentive, unpretentious service. If you're looking for a completely private area to hold your next celebration party, corporate event, holiday party or family get- together we would be delighted to have you join us. Braddock's mezzanine area seats up to 40 guests comfortably in a variety of formats that we can arrange to your specifications. Groups of 15 or more guests are required to work with our management and culinary team to develop a custom and/or preset menu to help expedite service. Pricing, details and menu availability are developed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristen Jervis 4129922041x
  • Special Events: Whiskey Wednesday - Weekly Each Wednesday 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Whiskey Tasting

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ft. Duquesne Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free validation of parking when valeting with the Renaissance Hotel valet staff and dining in Braddock's American Brasserie (up to 4 hours only please). Spots available first come first serve basis.
A word from Braddock's American Brasserie
Braddock's creates experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix. Whether joining us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or lingering over drinks, Braddock's clientele are hungry for life and eager to savor new experiences in which food is an entree to adventure. Our concept features a distinctive scene and subtly fused local vibe. Braddock's is the perfect gathering point, before or after a show, on you way to a sporting event, or after a long day at the office. Braddock's offers a creative mix of menu items and the biggest bourbon collection in Pittsburgh.
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Braddock's American Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)romantic (31)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Pens250VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    No one at our table liked the Mason jars which have replaced the water goblet. . It's not a picnic venue nor does it go with the decor. Bring back the regular glasses! In addition, the menu needs a major overhaul. Since it opened they have the same menu items. The dessert menu too needs to be revamped as well. No sorbets anywhere just the same old same old. It is quiet which affords a pleasant dinner conversation with company. No screaming is necessary to be heard.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once again, a great meal
    AnnaMae
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Another visit to Braddocks - another great dinner. Spouse had the scallops over red pepper polenta. I had the dinner sized portion of the arugala salad with the addition of grilled chicken, tossed with a light vinegarette. Our waiter, Justine, was excellent. Checking back just enough without being intrusive. While food is wonderful, restaurant seems to have a hard time deciding what it wants to be. Carpeting was replaced with a nice black & white bistro style tile and the upholstering is scheduled for replacement. The table covering is brown butchers paper, bistro style. But what's up with the glasses? Why serve the water/soda in a Mason ball jar? A better choice, keeping with the bistro style, would be a large, heavy glass. M
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • msjsVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was a buffet, and not overly crowded, but our waitress couldn't keep up. Not good service at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    Dave
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went for our anniversary and had a great time. We did go on a Thursday evening, I'm assuming a day that is normally not that busy, so it was quiet and private. It was the only time I have been there so not sure how busy it gets. The food was good and the service was great. They were very accomodating for our anniversary, sitting us away from other guests and giving us complementary champagne. We will definitely be making a trip back. Side note: I heard their brunch is really good, but I haven't had a chance to go for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • quiet
    mitch
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    chose to eat here because it is quiet,good fro business meeting or conversation. pleasant ambiance, easy free valet parking, food was very good.reasonably priced. will definitely return when want to hear what other person is saying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Wykoff
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time dining here. The dinners were great and the wine selection was very substantial. Would recommend for a nice dinner and evening out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely will return
    Zachary
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Second time eating here and it won't be our last. Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I think the food was great, for the adults. My kids didn't like the food at all. The staff tried to change it for them a few times so the service was great. Waitress, Michelle,was friendly and helpful. prices are steep, been to much more exclusive for much less. Another issue is there is no restroom. you have to go to the second floor of the hotel to go pee.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gussieboe2123
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been to Braddock's on several occasions and have always had a great meal. This past visit we were celebrating my husband's birthday and the evening was quite memorable. The food was extremely delicious and our server, Justin, went out of his way to make our dinner experience a grand experience. Highly recommend the restaurant to all our friends and relatives.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    pichles
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The restaurant itself is inside the Renaissance Hotel in Pittsburgh, directly across from PNC Park. The service was excellent, as well as the food. There were 2 in my party and we ordered the short rib pierogies, and were thrilled we did. The plate had 3 pierogies over a bed of flavored leeks, topped with a beef reduction sauce. Amazing. For dinner we shared the seared scallops over polenta, and the weinersnitzlel with red cabbage and spaetzle. Both dishes were excellent. The wine list was pricy, we opted for a glass of the house red. Overall, a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Pre-Event Venue
    PghGal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love to eat here before events at the Benedum and Heinz Hall. Staff sensitive to the fact that you have someplace to be later! Great cocktail and whiskey selection in addition to the wines. Excellent food; we both recommend the scallops and the salmon. Wonderful place to start a night on the town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pittsburgh Gem
    PLR15
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of Pittsburgh's best kept secrets for amazing food. Great place to eat in the Cultural District before a performance. Great food and service with a nice ambiance. We have eaten here regularly have have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Helenmk
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went here with my husband and son (baby) during the Sephora benefit event that was going on in the lobby. It was a little noisy, but it was the perfect distraction for my son. Food as usual was delicious, my husband ordered the specials and ate every bite, I ordered the chicken. Make sure you order the braised beef appetizer with creamed leeks, it's a great blend of flavors. I didn't even know they served deserts. I got an apple crisp and my husband got a s'mores desert. Both were very delicious. We had an enjoyable evening out. Reservations are needed on weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown "Gem"
    577nitroVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time. Well this weekend we did and what a pleasant surprise. From amazing setting to superb food and service at fair prices made it a very nice dinner across the board. The lobby of the hotel is worth seeing in itself and the restaurant is really well restored to timely glory. Very nice menu with a wide variety also of small plates/appetizers and good selection of entrees. Was NOT at all busy for a Saturday night. Anyone looking for a solid place for a great dinner in downtown Pittsburgh MUST give Braddocks a try...we did and will be back again for sure!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Pre Theatre fare
    kaiaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had two tasty meals prior to heading over to Heinz Hall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre show dinner
    GAS7
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A nice place for pre show dinner which is never crowded.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    MsPicky
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was my second visit to Braddock's, both were pleasant dining experiences. The atmosphere was relaxed, sometimes you hear a few shouts from the bar if a game is on, but over all its quiet. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food was very good on both occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner with friends!!
    Superduty
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our dinner on Saturday night was perfect.From the time we were seated till we left everything was spot on. The food was outstanding.Our waitress was friendly and very knowledgeable on the menu.Her recommendations on the menu was outstanding. We are looking forward to returning for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks!
    BraddockSmash
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We really enjoyed sampling the delicious cocktails. Also, neat dessert selection and delicious steak. The service was attentive without being annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre-show meal
    Moonmaiden
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Four of us ate here before a theatre performance and everyone enjoyed the meal. Two ordered the petit filet and two ordered the dinner salads. The salads were large and filled with fresh items. The steaks were tender and the sides were tasty. The noise level was rather loud due to a large group seated in the center of the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location great service & food
    Out2eatoff10
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We go here often as it the perfect location before any of the pittsburgh theaters- It is a very comfortable atmosphere. The Food is great, the service has always been wonderful. The every changing Perogi feature is always a treat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine whine, wedding bell blues...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was outstanding, damn shame that there was annoying noise from a very nearby wedding at the hotel and that the wine list is priced up in the stratosphere (food was reasonably priced, to be fair.) I love wine with a nice dinner but there is no way I am going to pay $60+ for a wine I routinely put on my table at home for $16. And I enjoy quiet during a meal, but they insist on opening the restaurant to the lobby letting in all manner of noise including the aforementioned wedding party. If you are hard of hearing (or love noise) and don't drink (or too wealthy to care about the price of the wine) then you must dine here, the food really is VERY good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I've always been pleased with Braddock's, but this time something was missing with the food. In particular, the crab cake starter had much more filler, and the "Pork & Beans" (braised pork shank) was lacking in flavor, in fact it seemed to be "warmed up". Perhaps it was warmed up before as well, but this time it lacked the zing I'm used to. Next time I'll try the Kielbasa started, and something else for my entree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed.
    BradK72VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was my first time. It definitely won't be the last. The filet was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner
    Dinner4Two
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I honestly never heard of this place, but saw the good reviews on Open Table and decided to give it a try before seeing a show. Honestly it was one of the best dinners my wife and I have ever had. Her Gnocchi and Lobster dish was so light and delicious and my salmon was cooked perfectly. Can't recommend it more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not all of my party was impressed
    Theonlymachete
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    There were 3 of dining. The apps were fantastic and my steak was great, however the rest of party were not happy with their meal ( fish and chips and the 1/2 chicken). We loved their Moscow mule and chocolate martinis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and service!
    smokemonster
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything we got was fantastic. Every staff member we talked to was extremely friendly and professional. My husband and I have already made reservations to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I expected this to be a four star restaurant from the comments from other customer. I never expected to have to ask for water that I saw on other tables but was not offered. The Crab Cakes were served with a side of a few sparse asparagus. The presentation of this meal was not good! When I commented to the waiter about this he offered to bring me "more" sparse looking asparagus not a different side. We also ordered ice tea that came with no ice, lemon, straw or ice tea soon. Bread, which we also had to ask for was stall. This was not one of our better meals and will not be returning. I realize many of the issues were with the server, but some of the problems were directly with the restaurants management.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FABULOUS FIND
    PattyandFriends
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My friend and I were going to the theater and decided to try Braddock's for dinner. A salmon dish was the special that evening, and oh, what a delightful dish it turned out to be! It was a special northern salmon over a layer of artichokes, feta and rice, and topped with a tomato pesto and sprigs of greens. My friend had filet mignon, which was just melt-in-your mouth delicious. Our server was very attentive, but not invasive. We will definitely go back to Braddock's American Brasserie again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no expectations
    bgtrfvVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We decided to try Braddock's at the Renaissance before the CLO because we had a gift certificate. What an excellent experience it was! The food was great and the service was even better. They let us split a salad and an entre so that we would have room for the tomato bisque which was outstanding. Just a short walk from the Benedum this is a new top choice for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service, Par excellence!
    Hard2please
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Their Mahi-Mahi special was every bit what the waitress described, it had a lot of taste. The 18 oz bone-in ribeye steak was tender and juicy. I was pleasantly surprised there was hardly any fat and the bone the size of a lamb chop. It came with potatoes and asparagus. Both cooked to perfection! We have made this restaurant our dining place every time we come to town for symphonies and broadway shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to dine!
    JoeDVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had a fantastic experience at this restaurant. Had the filet and it was cooked to perfection. Service was great. Was not busy - reasonable price for the meal. Would definitely recommend this location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining before the show
    nipponophile
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We chose Braddock's for our double-date-night dinner because it was next door to the Byham, where we had tickets to the show, and was very convenient. While we had eaten in the bar before and found it to be quite excellent, we'd never sat in the restaurant before, but had high hopes due to our previous experience. We were not disappointed. Every aspect of the meal was fabulous, from the ambience to the service to the cocktails to the food, all met or exceeded all of our expectations. We shared the featured appetizer, and all got different entrees and cocktails, and everyone was quite satisfied - the ingredients and preparation was delicious, and the portions were quite generous. We will definitely be patronizing them in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Lunch
    OhioFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband, son and I had a wonderful lunch. We had been on the road for five hours prior to lunch and wanted a quiet place to visit with my son and relax. The staff was friendly, attentive and made menu suggestions. We stayed in the hotel housing this restaurant, and liked both the Renaissance Hotel and Braddock's . The sandwich portions were large enough to share, and were delicious. The staff was happy to split them for us. We will definitely eat at this restaurant and stay in this hotel again when we visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise!
    Mar1427
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Just delightful! We had a reservation for dinner before going to the Symphony. The dining room was quite empty to my dismay! Not a good sign! However everything we ordered was perfect and we'll come back often!
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  • liked
    marciaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    perfect for before concerts will go again..can have a light meal or afine dining meal
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  • RonnieVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This restaurant in the Pgh Renaissance hotel has changed a bit over the years. It is more conventional -- and continental -- now but very good. We enjoyed a great bruschetta appetizer with goat cheese and roasted red peppers (instead of the usual tomato chunks), followed by two great entrees: a large, fresh Caesar salad topped with chicken, and my Amish chicken half accompanied by a wonderful red pepper polenta. I didn't even think i liked polenta, but this was great. They also gladly swapped another veggie for me when I said no to the asparagus that was offered. Nice setting and fun to watch people come and go through the hotel lobby, esp on a prom night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice downtown dining
    rambler
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went on a Friday evening (early) before the symphony. Pleasant, timely service, good drinks from the bar, very good food. Setting was reasonably quiet (it was still early) and dignified (no kids, probably too expensive). Price was quite reasonable ($300 for five, including tip) for downtown. One minor flaw -- the bathroom was pretty far away. But, that certainly did not detract from a very nice dining experience!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 685 reviews are from the Braddock's American Brasserie reviews archive.
  • Braddock's Never Disappoints
    TinaBee
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Beet and goat cheese salad, Chef Red's potato gnocchi. Schedule confession because something this good must surely be a sin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Ejd1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    There were four of us, we all had something different and we were all very pleased. My crab cakes were the best I have had. My husbands salmon with whiskey glaze was prepared perfectly....not over cooked. We were all too full for dessert but the dessert selections looked wonderful. We will definitely be going back.....and saving room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.