Brick & Bottle
Brick & Bottle

Brick & Bottle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brickandbottle.com/
  • Phone: 4159243366x
  • Hours of Operation:
    OPEN M-F
    Bar opens at 4:00pm
    Daily Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 7:00
    Early Bird Twilight Menu 5:00 to 6:30
    Nightly Dinner from 5:00pm to 9:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bob Simontacchi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off Site Catering Available through the restaurant by Chef Bob Simontacchi's Masterful Catering. From intimate in-home parties to school functions, weddings, and major social or corporate events, every party is tailored to meet your wish list and needs. Call our Director of Catering, Mandy Giacosa-Aguero, at 415-497-4491
  • Private Party Facilities: Rent the entire restaurant or one of the many smaller rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Sherry Bradley 4159243366x
  • Entertainment: The Restaurant has 7 high def flat screen televisions for sporting events. Enjoy one of our intimate dining rooms for special events and private parties or reserve the whole restaurant.
  • Special Events: In-House and Off-Site Catering and Bar Services. Call our Director of Catering, Mandy Giacosa-Aguero, at 415-497-4491 to make a plan!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lucky Drive
  • Public Transit: Madera Blvd. & Monona Dr. - Marin transit (walking distance)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot is able to hold many cars. Valet available on the weekends!
A word from Brick & Bottle
Michelin Bib Gourmand Recommended | Voted Best Happy Hour in Marin!

Executive Chef Bob Simontacchi brings a refined technique to familiar foods at Brick & Bottle. Our revitalized menu features house-made seasonal dishes like grilled pork chop with braised red cabbage, in-house smoked salmon, Asian roasted chicken salad and signature favorites like Mary's Chicken, Beet salad, Ahi Tuna Tartare with avocado, citrus soy broth and spicy mayo, and more.

Enjoy a Parker House bun on your Brick & Bottle signature cheeseburger, and select breads made in-house. Signature Favorites, Daily Happy Hour, New Desserts.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Brick & Bottle reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since April 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)vibrant bar scene (30)good for groups (20)fit for foodies (18)special occasion (14)kid-friendly (12)romantic (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fab Fowl
    torchyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best Rotisserie Chicken I have ever eaten. This is definitely not your grocery store Rotisserie Chicken. Skin crisp, crackly and full of flavor and the meat, even the white meat, still moist. I was in love at first bite. My wife had the Duck Confit, completely boned, and she declared it top notch. The half chicken was the daily special and at $25 including a Caesar salad and dessert a great buy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    DebraP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We always get fantastic food cooked perfectly! Great menu with local ingredients and good variety. We love this place. Friday night no corkage fee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • YOUNG
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always friendly, good fresh food, Menu varies. You won't be disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    yaletownman
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had a very nice evening recently at the Brick and Bottle. The menu has a nice selection. The tuna tartare was terrific and the gazpacho was very flavourful. I ordered a beef dish that came with creamy polenta as a side dish and that was the best polenta I think I've ever had! My dinner date selected the sole that was in a cream sauce and it was lovely. My only complaints are the deserts. The selection was just a little too sweet/rich for both our tastes and I wish they would have an item or two that was a little lighter, more delicate. Other than that the food was great, the prices are very reasonable and our server was top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Turkey Burger, ever!
    CKinMarinVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a very good dinner here this week. The salads were delicious and not overly large, and our entrees ranged from salmon (cooked perfectly) to pizzas to an incredible housemade turkey burger. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Staff is very nice and the food is great and consistent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Better than expected for a neighborhood restaurant which serves lots of pizza, beer and wine. Great heirloom-tomato salad with crunchy cucumber and onion along with feta cheese. Solid halibut main course with tasty sides. Wine list selections are ample and fairly priced. Reserve the back room to stay away from the noise.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food for Locals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food and drinks. A good choice for locals who want a good, quick meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ilovela
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were only there for dinner while traveling. Very nice place, great service and delicious food. I would go back when I am in Marin County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mo Bettah this time...
    IndaknowVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    An inpromptu visit after some time, menu choices were good as was the service ::: With starters, we had a chili relleno which was over-the-top delicious - less traditional, more hip, full of flavor with roasted corn, goat's cheese, and queso fresco - Awesome! ::: The roasted Mary's chicken was perfectly done, and our Pizza with prosciutto, goat's cheese and arugula had more of the toppings then most trendy pizzeria's give you ::: All in all, a well-done meal...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Bandecarr
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We were on our way from SFO TO Sonoma , after a long day of travel from the East Coast, and happened upon the Brick and Bottle. What a find! Don't be fooled by the "so-so" interior, the food, service and wine is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service unfocused
    PhsfVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our waiter seemed rushed and distracted. Instead of introducing himself and asking for drinks orders he seemed to want to rush us into ordering everything as soon as we sat down. He then didn't write anything down and forgot two appetizers. One glass of wine arrived ten minutes after the others. Entrees arrived in haphazard order. The food itself seemed fine, it just wasn't possible to enjoy the experience given the quality of the service. A shame really, since the lace looked quite nice. I daresay we'll give it another chance in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommend it
    Tinjack
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    In the past couple of months, I have met a couple of friends for a drink and a light meal. The Ahi Tuna appetizer is the best and always consistent. We weren't happy with the chicken salad--rather bland. However, I have had good meals in the past and would recommend it. The atmosphere is good, casual, and you can have a good conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good, but could have used more
    Lurch
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had the flank steak. It was tender, juicy and cooked to order, but, it was kind of small. I would have liked a few more ounces. However, everything else, including the desert, flour less chocolate cake was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service
    kikiVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is our 3rd time back, I am not sure if they were short staffed but we waited over 10 minutes to be seated to our table, the host was busy, we waited more than 10 minutes before our waiter came to our table, since my previous times were better, I'll give it another chance but feel the waiting time was unacceptable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not worth the time
    mskitty
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I hope never to be go back..the host seemed high on coke, the waiter was friendly but a nervous wreck and the food was okay, when we got it.We were the first peopel seated in the back room and the last to get our dinner. The whole place smells of stale beer and the bar scene is from 1989. WON'T be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid
    DbZb
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    It's a little pricey for a weekly go to kind of place but that makes it a bit more special. Everything this visit was great. The best is the kids menu steak offering. For 9 dollars your little one gets a healthy sized portion OF the 26 dollar steak dinner. Incredible value and if order it myself if I had a fake ID.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We almost gave up due to lack of parking. Once we attempted to park in another lot down the street and walk to the restaurant, we were seated right away. The place was busy and noisy in the bar area, even on a weeknight! The menu had great options, food was tasty and served to us very quickly -- we were impressed!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvsfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Food was not as good as previously and certainly not worth the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last Minute Dinner
    eveningawayfromkiddos
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My husband and I were on the way to SF from Santa Rosa and we were getting too hungry to wait to get to the city. I googled restaurants in Corte Madera and found Brick and Bottle. We booked our reservation via open table and 20 minutes later were seated at a lovely corner booth. Excellent service, excellent food and wine. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant for future date nights away from the kiddos. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 good meals
    MDL1234VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food and service were particularly good...4 people ....four good meals
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B and B-not a glowing review
    SorryReturn
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I didn't want to comment abt this restaurant openly but wanted to speak to the GM first who never returned my call even after leaving a detailed message wanting to give him my negative comments and not on Open Table for all to see. The Romaine Hearts Salad was too salty/thick with ordinary romaine, and in contrast to the original artisan baby romaine salad they had served before. B and B previously obtained their baby romaine from a local artisan farm which had a light & tasteful dressing. The Skirt Steak was so tough that we literally gave up in struggling to cut the "leather-like" meat. The Pot Roast was so-so---a small portion and not delectable. The mash potatoes were warm. In contrast, the Sweet Corn Succotash was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timers
    MackVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This location has seen several restaurants come and go across the past twenty some years. This one, hopefully, will be around for awhile. My wife and I entertained four out of town guests at dinner and each remarked at the fine quality of their meal. Our server was okay but was lacking in the polish that I would have expected from the mature woman she was. Entrees varied from grilled salmon with succotash (yes succotash!) to hamburger and fries. Friday night featured corkage without charge and our bottle of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc was a nice addition to the meal. Desserts were fabulous including my my lemon tart - yum!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Wonderful Dinner with my parents. Food cooked to order and very tastey. I think the service was excellent. Big thank you to our waitress. The desserts are awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    hungry
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time there. Would like to go for dinner to be able to select specific food. Brunch was good. The short rib hash browns were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Locked out of all the big spots in the Bay Area as a late booker, I found this place through a Google search of good mother's day brunches. It's a great little spot tucked away in a quiet shopping center. Normally I wouldn't love the idea of a shopping center as the setting for my wife's mother's day brunch, but the patio has a great view of Mt. Tam, and the food is excellent. I would recommend this to anyone in the area looking for a nice-casual meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible atmosphere & decor
    filetmignonVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It is such a shame that the restaurant is so ugly, loud & poorly designed, because the food is terrific & the menu is great. Over the years I have hesitated going to this restaurant specifically because I hate the atmosphere so much. I can't think of any other restaurant where the poor design has actually kept me away. It's really unfortunate, as it could be one of Marin's top restaurants with a re-design.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Make sure you arrive on time!
    Griller
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    When we booked through Open Table, a pop-up message told us that the restaurant would keep our table for 15 minutes beyond the reservation time, but would then release it. After a difficult journey, we were, unfortunately, ten minutes late. We found our reservation had been cancelled, so we then had to wait for another table to become available. If the pop-up message had not appeared, we would have called to say we were going to be a little late. So the moral of this little tale is don't rely on messages like that. My wife order a hamburger, done medium-well. When it arrived, it was medium rare. This was quickly remedied with a new one. These experiences didn't affect our enjoyment of the meal itself and we'd still go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place for nice dinner
    SBgal
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place made for an enjoyable, nice quality dinner with friends. Good wine list, and nice choice of entree options, including Gluten Free choices for friends who might need this. We had the tuna tartare for an appetizer, it's a nice size and VERY tasty. Also shared the flourless chocolate "cake" which was quite luxurious and good for sharing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Evening!
    Deeeeeee
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great food and Great ambience. This is the second time that we've been to this restaurant, both times were for birthday celebrations. We made same day reservations for a party of six and were sat immediately. Two people in our group have dietary sensitivities (gluten & dairy). There were several menu options for them to choose from. The waitress helped make recommendations for the items that needed to be substituted. We were sat at the chefs table and the chef, popped by to make sure all was well. I've never rated a restaurant before but the food and the service were exceptional. I would have felt inconsiderate not reviewing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 630 reviews are from the Brick & Bottle reviews archive.
  • Fit for Foodies Indeed
    lawrenceilonnVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    absolutely fabulous food in a casual and unpretentious setting. The roasted artichokes are a must. As good as anything we have had in upscale restaurants in the city. My husband had the short ribs which were beautifully presented and couldn't have been more tasty and tender. My petrale over crab mashed potatos was amazing. The service was wonderful and we felt extremely satisfied. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service - food OK
    sassyinmarin
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I had been looking forward to going to Brick and Bottle for awhile. The service was good but they overcooked my burger and the Malbec was not that good. On the positive the artichoke appetizer I had was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner
    CKinMarinVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had a good dinner here last week. The salads were delicious and the saffron fettuccine was good with fresh tomatoes and spinach. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, noisy environment
    MarinDiner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was good but the environment was noisy and the server was not very sensitive. She kept interrupting us in the middle of conversation and it seemed like she was trying to hurry us up. That constant interruption spoiled the experience for us, although the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Greeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Front door reception area is confusing. We stood about for several minutes waiting to be helped. We were never greeted and several staff walked past us uninterested. Almost walked out. We were finally greeted by the hostess. Service at the table was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dinner at Brick & Bottle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A friend raved about B&B so we finally decided to try it. My sautéed shrimp appetizer was fantastic - best dish of anyone's that evening. But my wife's salad was a bit soggy. My grilled skirt steak was decent but not off the charts. My wife's margarita pizza looked great but was bland and disappointing. The service was okay but could have been much better. At least two items we asked for, we had to ask again. That is unacceptable in my book. Overall we rated it a 7.5.
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  • No flashes of greatness here
    etwizard
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A very nice if not a little load describes our experience. The menu read well. The kitchen doesn't work as well. I had the applewood smoked pork. I figured it would be very sweet with a decent smoke, accompanied with the jalapeño cole slaw would cut it nicely and add some complexity. Wrong. No jalapeños in the slaw. Asked for some chopped up. Brought chopped bell pepper, no heat, no flavor. Pork shoulder steak, super sweet,. hardly smoked. Just a waste of time. The muscle appetizer was surprisingly good! Third time time I've been here. It does not get better.
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  • Yummy as always!
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Tuna tartare appetizer is the best! Sol with mashed potatoes divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a good stop for a
    sandyVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This is a good stop for a nice dinner for folks who cannot abide chain-type restaurants. Staff friendly but not annoying. Good food, prepared nicely. I'd return if in the area
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was boring
    Frenchy
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We picked this restaurant to try something new in town and the menu looked good. We ordered the tuna tartar appetizer - the portion was generous, but it had no flavor. It needed some wasabi or salt or seasoning. For dinner, I asked the waiter about the pork chops - specifically if they would be dry and he said no. Unfortunately, they were dry and had no flavor. The butternut squash puree side tasted like baby food. My husband ordered the pork shoulder - it also was dry. This restaurant is in a great location - the owner should get a great chef and it would do well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic