Brasserie 54
Brasserie 54
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Brasserie 54

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.premisechicago.com/
  • Phone: 7733349463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday thru Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00
    We will be open for lunch and brunch in the near future!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Brian Runge
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: THE KING'S ROOM

    Exclusive private dining for eight to twelve people. Share in the joy of good company, fine food, and libations with Chef Brian's eight or ten course tasting menus carefully paired with boutique wines. Before and after dinner enjoy the elegant outdoor balcony, luxuriously furnished, for the unparalleled intimate privacy of your guests.

    THE SALON is available for small groups up to the entire space.Please contact Johnnie Grozenski at johnnie@premisechicago.com for inquiries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Balmoral
  • Public Transit: Clark St. Bus #22 at Balmoral
    Red Line at Bryn Mawr stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking on main streets and free parking on side streets.
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Brasserie 54 reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Sunday Supper in the patio excels
    cdgchgoVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Perfectly prepared food by Matt Friendly professional service by Thad and Loren Comfortable patio setting Easy street parking on Sunday night
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty, but the food was good
    jazzFromMars
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    When we arrived (8PM on a Saturday night) there were two customers at the bar and that's it. No staff were anywhere in the front of house. We stood by the hostess table for a good five minutes before someone finally came out of the back and seated us. After that service was friendly and reasonably prompt. But we never quit wondering why the place was so empty. Food was quite good for the price in our opinion. A nice, simple french menu with everything we tasted executed quite nicely. We will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Probably not worth a visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I visited on Mother's Day, on which they were only serving a fixed, limited menu, so I cannot speak to a normal dinner at the restaurant. However, nothing in my experience yesterday would ever inspire me to return. The restaurant failed to identify on its website or when following up with reservation holders that they were only serving a limited menu. I overheard a number of other diners upset to find this out upon being seated. The food itself was just fine. Nothing was bad, but the only consistently remarkable trait of the menu was that they were passably mediocre. The bearnaise was bland, the fries limp, the beef cold for medium rare and seemingly a little past its prime. Otherwise, the service was slow and seemingly disinterested.
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  • Almost perfect
    northsider
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Poached eggs were perfect, as was the salmon and hangar steak. All the vegetables were cooked with care and the market salad was crisp , delicate, perfectly dressed. But the Bearnaise was too thick and lacked both the tang of wine vinegar and the essential flavor of tarragon, really too bad as it would have made the steak and the asparagus sublime.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly service, rich food
    Rosie
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    Three of us went on a quiet Monday night. Not many tables were filled, and they are spaced for private conversation, which is a shame because the food was delish. The portions reflected the richness of the ingredients which melded beautifully with each other. Other than being too salty-my trout, my son's lamb ragout, my husband's coq au vin-the food was attractive and really tasty. Both the menu of the day and the Chef's menu are great deals. If you like rice pudding, you'll like the tergoule. The chocolate mousse was presented attractively and made without gelatin. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch
    LovesGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    I indulged with the Croque Poisson which is not on the website's menu and it was excellent. Endless mimosas are also a good thing and thankfully you can taste the champagne.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Karyn
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    My boyfriend and I were disappointed with the restaurant. The food was just OK. And we had a horrible waiter, who rushed us to order, and then forgot to tell the kitchen about one of the entrees. We won’t be going back.
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  • Brasserie's debut makes me happy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    This is a new gem in Andersonville. Tried it out the first time for Valentine's day and we were very happy with our choice. Food was creative and tasty. The service was attentive and drinks were fun. Plus, it was romantic. We've returned twice since. Once for my birthday and once with friends. Each time we enjoy the space and the food. Not everything on the menu is a hit with us but the overall experience is always enjoyable. The two friends that went with us very much enjoyed the family-style dinner on a Sunday night. Our favorite thing here is the affordable prix-fixe menu with rotating options. Oh, and don't forget the new lounge upstairs, L'Etage, if you need to wait. Love the space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic service, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    First off, the service was outstanding. The food was good, but definitely didn't knock my socks off...we went on a Sunday evening and I was unaware of the Sunday Supper arrangement, so we weren't able to order off the full menu. It was fine, very French actually, but I have to say while the food was delicious, nothing I ate made me desperate to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fantastic for the
    foodfan415
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Food was fantastic for the most part. Service very attentive. Very loud, but pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time in and it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Second time in and it was much better! I guess I came in on an off night the first time, which happens to the best of us. Food was really great--boeuf bourguignon and croque poisson were fantastic, and the specialty cocktails for the evening were great. Service was a little more casual than I'm used to, but not bad or inattentive. So happy I chose to give it another chance--will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bottomless Mimosas! Can't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Bottomless Mimosas! Can't go wrong with this place. I highly recommend the lamb breakfast sausage!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new neighborhood go to spot
    JenwomonVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We had a fantastic meal at Brasserie 54 this weekend. Two of us had the menu de jour, with Boudin blanc and port tenderoloin, both were very tasty. My partner had the frog legs and lamb cheeks. Normally, I would complain about the very limited selection of wines by the glass, but we tasted 3 out of the 7 and all three were very good. So I now think they have quality and don't need quantity. We also had drinks before dinner upstairs, and the bartender was very engaging, talking with us about his homemade simple syrup and bitters. We're just moving into the neighborhood and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was a little off.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Service was a little off. There was no host when I arrived and all the staff were in back, so I wandered for a bit. I grabbed a pre-dinner cocktail--the Gold Rush--which was good, but a little too sweet/citrusy for my tastes. For dinner, service started great but fell apart when our empty soup dishes sat on the table for fifteen minutes, and then our mains were sluggish to come out. The main dishes sat empty on the table far longer than was necessary, too. The dessert was on the table before our mains were cleared, and then our server disappeared. After I paid I left and got a sandwich at Subway. I need to give Brasserie 54 another chance on a different night.
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  • First time good
    JARoyVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    It was Easter and the place was pretty empty. The prix fixe menu was good, not outstanding, though. Portions were good, but unfortunately we won't be returning as we weren't blown away by this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jury out: Still too young
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Brasserie 54 shows signs of a new restaurant. It was Easter and they were holding a brunch menu. Several issues presented themselves. They seemed "slammed," even though they knew the time and number of all arrivals. Food drifted out on an irregular basis. They might be new at this and I am willing to give them another try but when I do, I hope that their learning curve has brought them up to speed. I will say that the service was good and that any failure on Brasserie 54's part was no fault of theirs.
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  • Good french food in Andersonville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    There is much to choose from in Andersonville. Brasserie 54 has a nice atmosphere, good food and friendly service. Not my favorite, but then the competition is pretty fierce nearby. Food was quite good and reasonable. We tried the chef's menu, my whole bass was very good. The cocoa rabbit, just okay, but maybe a matter of taste. I have had much better mousse, but the crème brule was nice. I suggest more comfy chairs at the front tables, great spot, but a bit cramped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the croque veggie but
    FrancesVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Had the croque veggie but made it a madame w/ the egg. Super good. Escargot was kinda boring. Yummy devereaux cocktail. They took our dessert off the menu which was nice. Creme Brulee was one of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better Places in the neighborhood.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The restaurant was fairly middle-of-the-road. Nothing seriously was wrong but nothing was overwhelming good. The brick chicken was good but the sides that came with were non-existent. My friend said his steak frites was good but the steak lacked good flavor. Do not let them sit you at any of the high top tables at the bar. There isn't enough room on either side between the bar and the regular tables for staff to properly use so we were constantly being knocked by the clearly aware (and polite) staff. Desert choices are seriously lacking.
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  • Amazing Service, Fantastic Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Went on a rare date with my husband (kids at a sleepover) so picking the right dinner spot was important. We live close to Andersonville and friends suggested Brasserie 54. We loved the former wine bar that existed prior to this new restaurant so we also had another hurdle in our minds: make us love you even more. I cannot say enough great things about our experience. We chose a later seating (8:30pm) on Saturday night and the place was teeming with energy and packed. The service was impeccable--probably the best I've had in Chicago...friendly, knowledgeable staff anticipating your every need. The food was insane--hearty, delicious,and moderately priced. We each had 3 courses-w/d drinks and wine came to $120... This is now "our place"!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Be sure and start upstairs
    LwhittetVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Be sure and start upstairs at L'etage for cocktails (great atmosphere with decent drinks). We had reservations but were asked to wait for about 10 minutes at the bar. We ended up eating at the bar which felt cozier than the tables in the front. We each had fish (whitefish and the special whichwas lake trout. Both were delicious! Save room for the desserts - chocolate mousse and creme brûlée were a nice finish to the meal. LImited wine selections but solid choices. All in a great night out and a real value.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How to make diners feel valued
    KevinskyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    After a glass of Champagne spilled all over guests at the table next to us, our table took a backseat to staff efforts to make up for that. We waited an hour for our entrees and had to point that out to our waiter and the host. Once they knew, they bent over backward for us, even hugely discounting the price of our dinner and offering dessert and drinks gratis. This is usually a favorite spot for us in the neighborhood, and the staff knew how to make a less-than-stellar evening much better. Things do happen; but this place gets high marks for dealing with unexpected issues.
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  • Had reservation but didn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Had reservation but didn't get table until 30 miutes later. Just stayed at the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Supper at the brasserie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    I don't know much about french food other than what I have learned on PBS from Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. I do know that Brasserie54 will be seeing me again. The food was good I had a dark chicken quarter in a savory brown roux with pearl onions as my entree and a french lentil soup which was new to me. I enjoy lentil soups but mostly have had them with Indian or Mediterranean or Middle Eastern fare. The atmosphere is slightly rustic and cozy warm yellows and wood tones make you feel at home. Service was how do you say, ah yes, tres bien. I would like to go back for another Sunday supper or perhaps just brunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had their prix fixe restaurant
    brightburnVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I had their prix fixe restaurant week dinner... fish, sea bass... way overcooked. Oysters and desert were excellent. nice wine list... though no muscat desert wines. Wait staff friendly and professional.
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  • A great addition to Andersonville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had a lovely Valentines' Day dinner. Excellent service and attention to detail, a lively but not loud setting, and very good food. We are regulars, and will be back again soon. A great addition to the Andersonville neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really enjoyed Brasserie
    SueGVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    I really enjoyed Brasserie 54, a nice little place tucked into the heart of Andersonville. The interior is fairly simple, but felt cozy and romantic. It was a quiet Monday night, so I can't comment on the noise. Our server was delightful - friendly, knowledgeable and energetic. The food was delicious. I had a comfort food veal dish and my son had the traditional steak and frites. He was having a last meal before a tonsillectomy and was very happy with his selection. The steak was a nice thick cut and cooked perfectly. I definitely plan to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best filet I've ever had
    NikkiD
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The best filet I've ever had in my life. Charlie, the general manager, was so attentive, wonderful and helpful. Great place. I'll definitely be going back soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Vivo
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Great food at affordable prices. Intimate and the menu is nonintimidating. Our waiter was friendly and not overly chatty. Overall a great evening out.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Brasserie 54 is a very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Brasserie 54 is a very nice classic French Brasserie. Food is great and the manager Charlie is always running around making sure everything is perfect for everyone there. It is worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was fine. The food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    It was fine. The food was fine, the server was hurried but I think perhaps each server just had too many tables? The foie gras with blood orange was the highlight of the evening (and the first thing we had) everything after that was pretty much down hill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal at a good price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Great meal at a good price point. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Decent quality food, well-prepared,
    FfpedVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Decent quality food, well-prepared, respectable prices Kitchen was quite slow due to a large party but they communicated with us and we were in no rush, so it wasnt a problem. Not sure if a one-time thing or if they need to plan better for private parties upstairs while still running the main dining room downstairs.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French on a budget
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    First time there and was delighted by the upscale ambiance and friendly if somewhat irregular service. Food was fresh, hot and delish! Generous servings and cocktails. Very resonably priced for a new spot in Andersonville.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing, food not very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Disappointing, food not very good. Service was decent. Will not return.
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  • Fell short
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    The menu is too small and unimpressive. Had the mussels for an entree. They were very good! We tried both the curry and the average preparation. They are served with bulky fries (not thin). There were a few sandwiches, and the token steak and frites and for some reason their special was a hamburger. Seemed uninspired overall. They need to have a couple signature dishes that they do well. Wouldnt go back and it's too bad bc we live in the neighborhood.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Overall a lovely dinner. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Overall a lovely dinner. Service was excellent - attentive without being pushy. Our server knew the menu and dishes very well down to the ingredient level which was very helpful for those with allergies in the party. A couple questions that needed to be answered by the chef were graciously and quickly handled. We had the plate of meats and cheeses as an appetizer- wonderful and various with bread. Wonderful bread - why it doesn't come immediately and automatically is a mystery. When one of our party's salad Lyonnaise arrived, the other two who didn't have a salad ordered their own since it looked so good. The soup was also scrumptious. Main dishes of boeuf bourguignon, seared scallops and cassoulet were all wonderful renditions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Knowledgeable wait staff,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Knowledgeable wait staff, well balanced unique specialty cocktail list, suprisingly large delicious portions. My partner and I went for the second time this weekend after going this summer after their opening and were again very happy. Our server did an excellent job of explaining the nuisances among the meat and cheese appetizers. We ordered the the sliced duck, dried meat, and goat/sheep cheese which were all excellent. The bourbon cocktail with clove syrup was a great compliment including with my entree of beef bourguignon which seemed to be a much larger portion then when I was there in the summer, cheers to that. My partner got the house made sausauge with red cabbage. Get the house made sausauge, it's amazing. Very fairly priced.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good local spot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Tasty food, reasonably priced. While I'm fine with Michael Jackson and the Eurythmics playing overhead, it seems a little out-of-place at a French restaurant. It doesn't have to be one Edith Piaf tune after another, but French music would have done more to set the mood. Two more flaws: 1) when you get an app, app plates would be nice 2) why doesn't a French restaurant give bread to every table automatically? It's a French restaurant! As side note, though, once you get it, it's actually great bread here.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We went for Thanksgiving,
    spotschicago
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We went for Thanksgiving, so it's kind of hard to give it an all-around review as everyone in our party ordered off of the special menu. I usually prefer my turkeys grilled but the turkey roulade was wonderful. More subtle and delicate than the herby grill that I am accustomed to -- it was fabulous. The wines were tasty too. Looking forward to returning for the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic