Brasserie Montmartre
Brasserie Montmartre

Brasserie Montmartre

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasserieportland.com/
  • Phone: 5032363036x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 11:30-12:00am

    Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm

    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm

    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-2:30pm

    Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 2:30pm-6:00pm & Monday-Thursday 9:00pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Cajun, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Randy Barta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On and off site catering available. We offer both private and semi-private rooms to suit your needs. Please Contact Emilee Roley at emilee@brasserieportland.com for more information.
  • Entertainment: Live and Eclectic Music 3 Nights a Week!
    Playing Thursday-Saturday
  • Special Events: Bastille Day celebration, weddings, private parties. Plate and Pitchfork and other food community & wine dinner events. See website for more details at www.brasseriepdx.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW Morrison & SW Alder
  • Public Transit: Located within two blocks of both Max red and blue line stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is free after 7pm. We recommend the Fox Tower parking garage on SW Taylor between Broadway and Park Ave., or the Smart Park garage on 10th and Yamhill.

A word from Brasserie Montmartre
Tucked away on a narrow street in the historic Calumet building in the heart of downtown, this rustic-refined French-American gastro-pub evokes the feel of Paris while being quintessentially Portland. In the heart of downtown, the Brasserie is a place to wind up or wind down. It's a perfect venue for date nights, business lunches, relaxing after work, on-the-town dining, or a post-shopping retreat. Private dining suitable for intimate fêtes or more boisterous affairs. This local brasserie elicits the true essence and spirit of the word “Montmartre,” defined literally as the highest point in Paris, and now figuratively as a perfectly French-American respite for food, drink and conviviality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Brasserie Montmartre reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)fit for foodies (19)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (12)late-night find (11)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Not a good day to eat here if you were on a schedule. We allowed 1.5 hrs before we had to get to a Sunday afternoon concert. When we arrived, we only saw 3 tables occupied. Our drink order was delivered, our food order taken. 45 min later, our lunch had not arrived. Meanwhile, the restaurant had filled. I didn't understand why this should affect us, as we arrived when there was no back-up, but it did. the biggest problem was staffing: I only saw 1 server. Food was good, but way overshadowed by the angst and irritation we felt.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FUN GATHERING FOR GIRLFRIENDS
    GZzzzVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Four friends dined at Brasserie Friday evening. Warmly greeted by the hostess & seated a bit further from the evening's musicians as it made for easier conversation. Loved the food, the music and our time together. Everyone opted for lighter fare; from great salads to their Mac & Cheese appetizers, everyone was pleased. Raspberry sorbet - yumm. Not so much the banana walnut cake (a bit dry). But all in all ~ great evening for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Magic1234
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Terrible experience all around.Food served Stone Cold. Samantha the waitress was rude, not helpful and very slow. I had had a very nice meal there before but very unsatisfied with the last experience, I took out of town family here and the entire meal was a disaster.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic service
    Parentsnightout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    While the food, ambiance and vibe were very good the service was great! Thank you. The pink bow just works perfectly:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    FoodieFromBoston
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was fine but nothing special and certainly overpriced for what it was. The raw oysters that we ordered as an appetizer came after we finished our entrees and were awful, we could not even eat them. We told the waitress and she charged us for them nonetheless -- we did not ask that they be taken off our bill but given that we didn't eat them I think she should have done it anyway. I would not go back and would not recommend it to others. Also, they spelled pinot noir incorrectly on a blackboard announcing a new wine.
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  • B-day dinner
    dressedup
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife, son, and myself were greeted upon arrival by friendly faces and voices, and seated at a nice table. Our server was courteous, knowledgeable, and treated us with respect. Our second visit to Brasserie was again a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Brunch
    JohnDoughVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A good selection of plates for brunch that were either traditional or unique and there was something for everyone. The food took a long time to come in a mostly empty restaurant but was hot and fresh upon arrival. Someplace to go and meander over brunch, but not if you're on a hurry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't be disappointed
    ForestGroveDiningClub
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wow what can we say....From the time we all walked in until we left, we were so impressed with this place.....We made reservations and requested if possible a round table for 10 and when we arrived they had accommodated us with a perfectly square table on the platform in the back of the restaurant...It worked great as we could all chat together.... Our server (Neisha) was absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for someone more professional and attentive...She handled our orders "like a boss"....Wow, she took care of everything...drinks, water,...everything incredibly fast......And then the food...YUM!!...It is very rare to have 10 people at the same time say on a 1 to 10 scale that their food was a "10"....We will be back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Could Be Great
    JuJuDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went with a group and received excellent service...at first. Great check-in experience, great table at the back, great waiter at first. Then something happened...maybe it was because we had to send back two Manhattans because it was waaaaaay overly "bittered". But our wonderful waiter seemed to have disappeared and it took nearly 30 minutes to get new drinks. The salads and steak was good. The french onion soup was terrible (all bread), and I made the mistake of ordering the frog legs (think fishy-chicken). Although the place was 1/4 full, we still had a hard time getting attention for service. Not sure we'll be back.
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  • Spectacular Experience
    Avis
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant with an evening atmosphere that boasts romantic lighting and live jazz Thursday through Saturday. I felt welcome from the very moment I was greeted. Since I often dine alone, I am used to expecting a bit of whispering about the table or a well meant question of "will there be anyone else joining you tonight?" However, none of that was present here which was quite refreshing. On the subject of food, it was delicious. The price for a three course meal is relatively reasonable. I began with a salad, then the coq au vin, and then the creme brulee. Perhaps my only criticism of the food is that the salad is cut in rather large chunks making it necessary to utilize a knife in order to eat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food Was Great. The Service, nope
    MaggieOC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been going to the Brasserie since the '80s. And this latest iteration is great. The food is great and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Sadly, efficient and timely are not words I would use to describe them. Food took too long to be delivered, it wasn't that crowded. I could see wait staff hanging out in the kitchen. We would get orders late, not coordinated, get two of one thing and zero of another. They need some coaching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pomme Frites - worth every calorie!
    KeliD
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I seldom have fries...I save that treat for my twice-yearly trek to Portland to have the Duck Fat Frites and aoli at Brasserie Montmartre! The roast chicken breast is another favorite paired with a French Chardonnay. The atmosphere is very Parisian and the staff is always helpful and friendly. It's one of my all-time favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nice Urban restaurant. I liked the atmosphere, service, bread, mussels & frog legs. I was disappointed in the lamb recommended to us. Too tough. However, when we informed our server, she aplogozed & gave us a free desert. Good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks are deceiving
    Reasonable
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nice atmosphere and waitstaff followed by very marginal food. The specialty was paella. It looked and tasted like something out of the microwave. Was supposed to be a birthday dinner for our 16 year old. No acknowledgment or even a happy birthday. Disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Longing for the past
    lulu
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I used to be a regular. Since the remodel I had been back for drinks and appetizers after the theater, but this was my first time for dinner. My rack of lamb was tough and my husband's filet was tougher. We both ordered it rare, but it was medium. Delicious flavor, but tough and medium. I am not the kind of fusspot who will spoil the dinner to make a scene and send it back. I may be right, but it makes everyone else at the table uncomfortable. Seems to me that a chef should be able to figure out "rare" the first time. The waiter was certainly pleasant, but we had been seated for 40 minutes before we got bread (on the third request, supplied by the guy refilling water.) It was not overly busy, either. Plenty of visible empty tables.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fluidity
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I purposefully created a French date night for my husband and myself,a way to present my new passport and Paris travel plans .A friend recommended Brasserie Monmartre. On line reviews wereinconsistent.Our experience from door arrrival to exit was excellant! Service was intuitive,warm, informative ,professional,and consistent across multiple wait staff.This was the perfect introduction to our Paris adventure. The food presentation was lovely, timely presented.Next time I would skip the strawberry shortcake. Happy and full on exit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good potential
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The restaurant was attractive with nice ambience. Service was slow and spotty. Food was good but the salmon dish was nearly raw which they tried to defend by sayiny they use sushi grade fish. If we had wanted sushi we wouls have gone to a sushi place. Lamb and chicken were quite good. Desserts were good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for family celebration
    Theodor
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Four of us were out to celebrate some good news and we chose the Brasserie because we were in the mood for French style: oysters, steak frites, red wine, etc. One of us is a definite foodie who hadn't been here before and she kept gasping with amazement about the oysters, the steak, the pommes frites, etc. The server described the oyster choices with the detail usually used for describing wines! We spent a lot, but it was worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • changes
    MimosaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I'm not sure exactly what happened or what changed, but the food and menu have changed dramatically over the years. And it didn't change for the better, but for worse. The brunch menu seems minimal. The most favorite, pork belly, is no longer available. The duck confit, my husband's favorite, is no longer available either. The service is not as great as it was few months ago.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will come back
    Lowcarb
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first time in this restaurant, and we chose to come to celebrate a birthday. We heard from friends that this restaurant has excellent food, especially steaks, at a reasonable price. They were right. And the staff was excellent, very attentive to our needs, and prompt to respond to any concerns we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gourmandrewVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A Portland staple (if not just for the signage) this behemoth restaurant has a voice in the food scene, although a quiet one. It's just simple French fare, it's not trying to be overly creative or make a real name for itself. It has the "I don't care what you think of me" attitude. Which is good and bad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    nidlena
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    It was not our first time at this place. Every time we go there, we know that food would be awesome and service be great! Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable of menu. We ordered chicken breast and roasted lamb and it was delicious as usual. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • over priced
    Birthdaymom
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have always loved the brasserie montemarte but I was disappointed in the portions of food for the price , especially the charcuterie Service was great and the ambiance
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was overall very good. The prix fixe options for Bastille Day were great. The service was kind of slow. We tended to see our waitress in 15 minute cycles. We realized that she was spread all over the restaurant, making it tough for her to check up on us regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Portland Classic
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Brasserie has been in Portland for as long as I can remember. It has always had great ambience, food, drinks, and jazz. We missed the old paper table cloths with crayons, but that did not stop us from having a great time. The food was delicious, and we ate a lot of different items sharing them amongst us. We spent our 16th anniversary there and it was wonderful. You'll certainly enjoy it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 522 reviews are from the Brasserie Montmartre reviews archive.
  • Brasserie Montmartre is Great
    MarvinandAbby
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Brasserie Montmartre has been one of our favorites for years, so it was the obvious choice for our anniversary dinner. The menu selections were varied and extensive for both food and wine. We had the Steak Frites and Roasted Leg of Lamb. Both were perfectly done (med. rare) and delicious. We also shared the Netarts oysters and Totten Inlet Mussels for starters and added the Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan Vinaigrette. For desert, we had the fresh strawberry shortcake and espresso. It all could not have been better! And the service was extremely good and prompt. Live jazz music 4 nights a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food but worst service
    TricAP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Amazing food but wow has was the service beyond BAD! Waiter was arrogant, lazy and rarely found, expediter was rude and surly and never did get a manager to stop by the table to see if we could be attended by someone else - sad part was it wasn't even that busy. Really disappointing on what was to have been a celebratory evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual
    Jbday
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've dined here at least five times now. Very consistent! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it use to be...
    DiningdogloversVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I use to frequent this establishment quite a bit when I lived in PDX. I took my fiancee there for a special meal and to see what a great place it was, or use to be. The service was slow and we had to send back a drink because it wasn't made correctly. The food was fine, portions were small for the price. They seemed to be understaffed and our waiter seemed stressed.
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  • Frenchy and Tasty
    mesohappy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I was in the mood for something Frenchy as close to work as possible (I work downtown), and the Brasserie hit the spot! Tasty quality food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • the wife loved it!
    Boosticon
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    a little pricey but other than that.....no complaints.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I made a last minute reservation on OpenTable and am so glad that we decided on Brasserie! Wonderful food & a pretty good beer and wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Surprisingly good
    BestVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    How was Brasserie Montmartre? Surprisingly good! The roast chicken breast with ragu of giant beans was just outstanding. I never eat everything on my plate but I sure did there, including a good sopping up. Steak with fingerling potatoes was equally good. Price very reasonable - we each had the $35 3 course menu. We'll for sure be back - I'll bet other menu items are good, too. Although it will be hard not to have the chicken again….
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  • Great experience!
    smilesaround
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Met there after a timbers game with our friends to celebrate his birthday. It was quiet but it was a Sunday night and just the perfect setting to celebrate his milestone. The staff and waiter were on the mark and explained the menu after quickly bringing us our drinks. One drink was not very sweet and they took it back and I heard the word yummy when they brought it back. The dinner choices we made were the ribeye burger with fries and the steak frites with fingerlings. The steak was done to perfection, and as ordered. The burgers were mouth-watering and the Aioli topped the fries off. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not the same Brasserie
    eatdrinkyumVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    It's lost it's luster. This was the 2nd time we've tried it since it re-opened (the other time was about a year ago). Either we've been hit by 2 anomalies or the place just isn't that good. Painfully slow service, they may be understaffed?, and marginal food, at best. When we did receive service, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, but, for the majority of our restaurant, from entry to departure, was like being in a no-man's-land of service. You can find much better food nearly anywhere in the city and better service at a McMenamins (it may be surly but at least you can wave down someone for service).
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  • Bad service
    Matilde
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We told our waiter we had to go to the symphony. He did not act like he cared and we had to pester him to get service which was very slow. and we still got out too late and had to pack our desserts to go as we did not have time to eat them there. We will not return for a long time.
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  • A gem in Portland.
    Gojira
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I dine here frequently for special occasions. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost all positive!
    SallyW
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    All around we thought it was great. Enjoyed our food and drinks and the service was very good. We shared salads and shrimp cocktail--both very fresh and tasty. Entrees were lamb, burger and rib-eye steak--cooked as ordered and delicious. The fried fingerling potatoes with the rib eye steak were incredible! Shared rhubarb cobbler and creme brulee. Both good. Only prob: we were unhappy with our table but despite the room being half empty, we couldn't be reseated. We were told the booths were reserved but at least one booth was empty the entire time we were eating. Small but annoying issue that stops me from giving an "outstanding" in any category.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute place but food not fantastic
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for the Mother's Day Grand Buffet and was quite charmed by the atmosphere. However when we went through the Buffet line almost all trays were completely empty so we had to sit back down and wait as new trays slowly came out. My eggs benedict was overcooked, the egg did not run at all. Other than that the food was not too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • can't order off menu on mom's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was above average for mom's day brunch: chicken thighs, gruyere cheese gratin potatoes, eggs, bacon, sausage... all the usual brunch items plus some great brioche, green salad, boring cut fruit. That said, you would probably expect some great desserts (who's mom doesn't love dessert?) WRONG. Brownies and jam bars. period. EPIC FAIL!! For four people, we paid about $150 for brunch with drinks that were NOT INCLUDED (coffee, one cocktail, water). Expensive, yes. Worth it? Not in my book. That plus the fact that they ONLY served brunch and wouldn't let us order off their regular menu (we came for the duck fat fries). So disappointed!!!!! The takeaway: go if you have a yen for something, but don't do it for a special occasion meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic