Brasserie Du Vin
Brasserie Du Vin

Brasserie Du Vin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brasserieduvin.com/
  • Phone: 8085451115
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday Brunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Marco Elder
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Standing cocktail and appetizer menus, along with sit-down dinners, with and without wine developed for each group.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Cask Room, a quaint, air conditioned semi private room is available for private events. Standing receptions for 30 guests, 16 for sit down dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Leilani Stein 8085451115
  • Entertainment: Wednesdays at 7pm - Live jazz (Free)
    Saturday at 10pm - Late night lounge with easy listening Euro Lounge music and special late night food and drink specials (Free)
  • Special Events: Monthly wine events and beer dinners. 3rd Saturday of each month is Saturday Soiree, where we celebrate all things French, with featured wines, entrees and desserts,

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Hotel and Bethel Streets
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, several private and public lots nearby.
A word from Brasserie Du Vin
Inspired by the unpretentious restaurants and bars found in France that serve hearty food and drink. Featuring French-inspired soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and dessert, with fresh, local products.
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Brasserie Du Vin reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (31)great for lunch (26)romantic (26)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (16)late-night find (13)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is one of my favorite meeting places for business or for after work pupus or dinner. The wine is excellent, the food is great and the service is very attentive. Love the atmosphere and have used the back room for several work parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of potential, poor execution
    Chomper
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The menu description did not match what we got (i.e. the steak was supposed to come with a twice-baked potato and polenta, but no polenta and it came with roasted mini-potatoes). These were delivered with no explanation or apology. Some dishes were good, like the steak and the baked brie, but the scallops were too salty for my wife to eat (missing the kumquat chutney listed on the menu, which the waitress said were out of season when we asked). The waitress didn't know anything about the specials or weekly special (it was caviar night, and she couldn't say what kind of caviar they served). The most egregious issue was that the champagne was not chilled and needed to be iced for 20 min to drink. Service started slow but did pick up.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    theMal
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've been here several times, and I'm never disappointed. Excellent food, excellent wine, and excellent environment. Staff are very knowledgeable about wine and food, and the sommelier is always ready to come discuss wine with you. Great place for special occasions or just to have an awesome meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Positive Dining Experience
    Pepito
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The last time I ate at Brasserie was 2 or so years ago, so I read the reviews first which were mixed, so was a bit apprehensive, but made reservations anyway as I really wanted to have moules frites with a glass of Proscecco again. I certainly was not disappointed! The garden seating was as "Frenchy" as usual and the service excellent. My dining companion had the scallops with risotto which was tasty, however it was disappointing that there were only 3 scallops and too much watery risotto. I would expect there to be more scallops and less rice as it would be in another upscale restaurant. But, for the moderate price the overall food is quite good. The "caesar salad" was excellent and generous enough to share with 2 or 3 diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not really what I expected
    cccc
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I ordered the Duck Breast. My plate consisted of the duck breast over a rice variety. According to the menu comes with orzo pasta tabouleh, sautéed spinach and orange gastrique. Also the duck wasn't cooked evenly so parts of it were way too rare. Duck breast is one of my favorite dishes, so this was really a disappointment. Desert was ok. The tarte tatin with caramelized apples over crispy pastry, cinnamon gelato ala mode and creme anglaise. There was no pastry, just tiny remanents of if on the bottom! So tiny that I probably got one bite that had some sort of pastry in it. The gelato and creme anglaise were good. I will probably never go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Wait help service
    Overlooked
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our Server took my dinner order and completely ignored my friends turn to order and walked off. When she came back, u mentioned she forgot my friends order, no apology was offered just went straight to taking her order. When the food finally arrived the Pork entree was so salty I could not eat it. She explained they bribe it to make it tender. Too salty!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • desappointing
    fredVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A great wine list, excellent charcuterie but menu disappointing, Boullabaise really bad and very limited choice They need to improve....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Foodie808
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    With both indoor and outdoor seating, this restaurant has an extensive menu and a full bar. Service was quick and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience
    Iliketoeat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant is stunning. It's beautiful inside with all it's great antiques. Outside is just as beautiful- makes you feel like you aren't even in the middle of downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine bar
    jason
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Jazz night was excellent, wine options good. Oysters good but pricey
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing and quiet restaurant
    Shane
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was amazing and the food incredible. We have been here for the last two years and this is the best restaurant yet. Such a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Confit was a bit dry and did not have a crispy skin. Beans were a bit salty. Fish and chips too salty. Souffle was not chocolate-y and very eggy on the bottom. Pear salad and duck breastfeeding were excellent. Beet salad alo very good, if you like beets and goat cheese.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a French Fix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Brasserie du Vin is a great place to get a great French bistro meal, and close-to-France baguettes! The outdoor garden dining is pleasant, although the chairs are a little uncomfortable. A light fan breeze out there might be nice too, but it's cozy and sweet. Food is predictably yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Apps!
    jkat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had the most wonderful time building a dinner with a variety of appetizers. Fresh, tasty seafood (lobster tail, shrimp cocktail, king crab legs), escargot, caprese bruschetta and French onion soup served by an engaging service team. We will need to return soon to have a couple of entrees and dessert. Previous visit for lunch was awesome with a variety of gourmet burgers, salads and signature French onion soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This was my first time and i will definately return. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First-time dining here
    tmacbyama
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The evening outdoor dining experience was very romantic and memorable. The soft live music, candle lit table with the drapes of lights above us created a memorable moment for my boyfriend and I. The blueberry sauce on the lamb chop dish was mouthwatering, and paired perfectly with the listed Gamay. My boyfriend can’t stop talking about his rib-eye steak dish, as well. We also loved the escargot and chocolate soufflé. The service was better than most places in Honolulu in terms of friendliness and professionalism, however, at times it seemed a bit stressed and sometimes forgetful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour at Du Vin is a winner!
    HIfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Great menu choices - delicious food! Perfect for after work relaxing with friends, co-workers, significant others. We enjoyed both beef and chicken sliders, cheese platter and mushroom escargot. And don't forget the French fries - we're French fry connoisseurs and Du Vins are top of the list! Highly recommend checking out Du Vin's happy hour.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Urine smell
    Notveryhappy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    As we enter the restaurant a not so clean homeless person was making her way out, of course we were shocked and puzzled. We sat outdoor in the passage and there was a very strong smell of urine around.... We were inviting 2 of our bankers, so we felt awful about this, but politely enough no one mentioned a thing.... The food was alright, a little eensive for the quality and very minuscule serving of the "so called" Boullabaisse....they did not have a cracker or any other instrument to dig the mean out of the legs of the crab!.....it was a nice place a few years ago but it is changing in a negative way.......this was definitely our last time......
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not good before the theatre
    eatingoutisfun
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Terrible service. We had a group of 9, and arrived at 5:30pm for our reservation. Everything was slow and we were almost late for our show at the Hawaii Theatre, just across the street. Waitress was snobby.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • officepals
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our group had a great time at Du Vin for a light lunch on Saturday. Lots of ooohs and ahhhs for the baked brie, the clam chowder, the eggs Benedict, and the portabello sandwich. Friends, friendly atmosphere, comfortable surroundings - it was fun. We will do it again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient dining for HI Theatre
    V123VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It gets crowded and noisy. The outside tables remain heated and close quarters. The staff do their best to serve and be polite but the number of people and square footage can only allow for so less pleasant ambience. The food is good but the tables are so small to hold the tapas
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok Food
    dyuen34VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    So went here last night. The place is pretty nice but they have no parking so you must find street parking or park in an over-priced lot in Chinatown. The service is very good. The oysters were fresh and tasty. The soup of the day was spot on. The blue cheese mushroom cargot was very good. Everything else was kind of mediocre. The proscuitto crostini was dry and bland. The crab cakes needed more crab in it. And the bruschetta with mozzarella and tomato was average. The place is pretty good, but they need to improve on the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    jroushVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    As in the past 10 visits this restaurant is second to none in regards to food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jetlagged
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Due to the lack of patrons and the exorbitant wine prices and limited menu, we opted not to dine here at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid experience
    JeffKVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A dependable French experience in d'town Honolulu. Featured draft beer (this time Krönenberg 1664) is a little overpriced at $8/pint so would stick with known bottled beers or be smart and select from the decent wine list. Dishes do not disappoint as an appetizer of Roquefort cheese and charcuterie Genoa salami plus half-shell oysters were a great start. The crispy duck confit had excellent seasonings; however, we did think the risotto (vege style) had a bit too much on the black pepper or similar as this was the predominant after-taste. Ambience is unique as we had the back corner of the outside alley, but careful on the middle tables as the occasional mauka showers could upset the mood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    FMCHAPVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was very tasty, but we waited for more than an hour for our food for a party of 12. Our dinner reservation was at 6, but we did not get our food until 8.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre inside
    HungryHawaii
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We got sat at the big group table inside. I despise that table. Twice now seated there and twice a bad experience. Difficult to converse from one end to another as sound does not carry across table inside that room well. You end up hearing from bar patrons louder than from your own table Also no breeze so incredibly hot. Our server was also not very good, had to order a drink 3 times before she got it and she still charged us for it. A shame since the outside servers we've had before were great and on point.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ehhh
    Curry
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was ok. The service was ehh. Our server was ok not really outstanding. We had to ask for water. I notice a guy pouring water at tables and looked at ours and turned away and walked to other tables to put water. My glass was half empty and in clear sight of a refill. Very choppy service and received the wrong bill. Had to locate our server to let her know. Service is usually better but this night on our early Father's Day celebration was neither a thumbs up or down.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great before-theater dining
    JDapproved
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I chose "energetic" because loud was not a choice. We could barely hear each other - the bus boy did turn it down a bit. We had a Mainland guest who tried our food as well as her own & liked all of them. My friend said the crab cakes were the best she has had. Our table was the WORST ever - inside (although there were places outside) at the end of the bar and the entrance to the restrooms. Our waitress was attentive and provided excellent service - ditto for the bus boy who saw to our every need. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Brunch
    birthday4some
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We four gals celebrate our birthdays at different restaurants about town. Brasserie du Vin is definitely on our "return again" list. Food was great (we shared family style)....and the service fantastic. Be sure to order the chocolate souffle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not consistently good
    RMS1HI
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Ate here for lunch a couple of times and once for dinner. Lunches were OK, but a very limited selection. Dinner food was good that once, but the wine was unbelievably expensive. Server told us there was no corkage fee on 1st Saturday of each month, so we tried it. Turns out the "no corkage fee" only applies to wines that they do not sell -- not having memorized their wine list, the wine we brought did not meet the criterion. Also there was only seating inside and no garden, a major drawback. Needless to say, we haven't been back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    NomNomNom
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Started with tomato basil bisque (good), french onion soup (delish), and the comte cheese (would not get again). Did not taste like how it was written up. Expected more bite and stank. Entrees: bouillabaisse (good, soup tasted like the tomato basil bisque tho); Pork chop was delicious! Moist! Tasty! I like to eat foods I can't eat at home, but this pork chop was great. There was a slight stinky smell as I walked in the front part of the restaurant. It went away as we went to the back. Smelled like China Town. Haha. I would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    jroushVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. This is the tenth time eating here and the food continues to be great every time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amos007
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Prompt service, food temperature was right, great place for lunch!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Go-to Celebration Place
    Char
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have found Brasserie Du Vin is consistent for good food, drinks and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 354 reviews are from the Brasserie Du Vin reviews archive.
  • Food is good but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I've been to this restaurant several times and have been happy with the food. This time however it took more than an hour to get our order. Our order was given to a different table and we asked numerous times for our meal. They did give us a free dessert but I strongly recommend that they check into this. May not want to visit the establishment in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expectations met
    Pickeediner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Perfect for pre-Hawaii Theater dining. Service was excellent..efficient and very pleasant. The simple preparation of the fresh grilled fish let the fish itself shine through. The light sauce and Molokai sweet potato were perfect compliments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Du Vin Doesn't Disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Only place to go before Hawaii Theatre performances. Nice Malbec, love the different "garcots" and the French Onion Soup, oo lah lah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • paris
    imalive
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Took my friend for her birthday First time at a French restaurant for her and she enjoyed it. She was impressed as the setting felt like we were in Paris but it was hot that day and was smelly. Should have dined inside but wanted her to experience the patio. It's much nicer evenings. The brie,bouillabaisse and her croquet monsieur melted graver(ham and cheese with cheese crusted sourdough ) was excellent. Have brought all my friends here and they were all impressed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodiesmything
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    cool place to have drinks and pupus with your friends. great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic