Brindille
Brindille

Brindille

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brindille-chicago.com/
  • Phone: 3125951616x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Carrie Nahabedian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Brindille
Brindille, named "Best New Restaurant in 2013" by Chicago Tribune, offers a glimpse into refined Parisian cuisine and atmosphere from the team that brought you NAHA. For all restaurant Information please visit www.brindille-chicago.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Brindille reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (101)special occasion (89)romantic (66)notable wine list (61)neighborhood gem (22)hot spot (15)good for groups (9)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Brindille is brilliant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We we welcomed and seated promptly. The ambiance is subtle elegance down to the waiters pink cashmere sweaters. Food and wine recommendations were outstanding. Steve or waiter was very responsive to our needs. And the dinner was one of our more memorable occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quinn
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Everything about our evening was fantastic! The service was on point and our server made great recommendations. The drinks were delicious and unique. The food was insane. The foie gras app and the duck entrée were out of this world. I can say this is my new favorite restaurant!! Thank you for a fantastic evening!!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Favorite!
    diningduo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were there with another couple and from the friendly welcome as we entered to calling us a taxi when we left, the service was friendly and efficient. They were on top of every thing. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared and attractively presented. We were able to relax, visit with our friends and have a leisurely dinner without feeling pressured to vacate the table. This is a small restaurant with a modern vibe. We all agreed that Brindille is a new favorite!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • fine dining in river north
    lexindcVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner in this cozy restaurant. My friend and I split two appetizers (veal sweetbreads, frisee salad); both were lovely. Entrees were the lobster brindille and rib of beef. I was surprised the server did not ask me how I wanted the latter prepared (it came out on the rare side of medium rare), but I suspect that may have been an inadvertent oversight, and I would have ordered medium rare, anyway. The dessert we ordered (blueberry savarin) was a surprising miss. An odd mixture of fruit that just didn't seem to compliment the other elements of the dish. However, after speaking with our server, it was graciously swapped out for the citrus tart, which was much better.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST ever!!!
    Brindille
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We did the 7 course tasting meal and it was INCREDIBLE. Best food ever and impeccable but welcoming service. Not intimidating at all and every suggestion was right on. Our new go-to place for celebrations and French food. Wonderful, wonderful wonderful!!!!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Another Anniversary/Chi experience
    JimJill
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Chic and comfortable space. Quite, which was appreciated very much. Greeted by Sofie, who we agreed exuded the professionalism expected of a restaurant of this caliber. Her service, along with the bartender coming out from behind his space to fold and re-place my wife's napkin as she powdered her nose, was superb. Food excellent!!! Wine List, French & Alsace dominant, was very well built. As we were celebrating an anniversary, we were treated to a glass each of a very sublime Sparkling Rose and a complimentary nosh of candies on a dish with "Happy Anniversary" spelled out in chocolate, with crazy neat penmanship. Price was fair. A great time!!! Thanks Brindille!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    KenBVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Warm welcome and imediate seating for 8:30 reservation. Service was very attentive, yet not intrusive. Delicious sweet breads starter and duck entre. A very nice evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jabo12
    ManeuverVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the best ever. Did tasting menu and each dish topped the prior. Service impeccable and not a single moment diminished the experience. Job well done by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • br1600
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was outstanding and except for one glitch in the kitchen so was the food. They couldn't get my steak cooked 'medium.' After two returns I asked to substitute another dish. Everyone was very apologetic and we were provided some pleasant gratuities as well - and the substitute dish, dover sole, was excellent
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    ChrisW
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was outstanding, the server was knowledgeable and very professional (at the same time unformal and friendly). He forgot my order for coffe (although i asked for it twice), but that surely wasn't enough to ruin this fantastic dinner. I highly recommend Brindille.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food
    Cesarin
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food, incredible favors and an outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brindille 10-1-14
    Dfuture
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Nice place and good food. Overpriced given the portions. Wasn't expecting steakhouse sizes but something in the middle
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to Brindille now!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our second time dining at Brindille was even better than the first, which was spectacular. Perfect service, food and ambiance. Exceptional wine list and knowledgeable staff. Extraordinary flavors, preparations and quality. The entire experience from start to finish was nothing short of brilliant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as Naha
    Irenka
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    this intimate restaurant is good for people who would like to have a quiet dinner with his/ her companion. The service is unobtrusive, but attentive. My husband Dover Sole was excellent, my breast of duck little chewy. Our appetizers, my oysters and my husband muscles were very good. The best was the desert, truly enjoyable. I will go back again, but considering the price, I think I prefer to go to Naha. I am comparing those two restaurants, since both are under the same owners/chefs.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    While the wine list was a bit limited and pricey, everything else about Brindille was amazing. The menu descriptions don't do the dishes justice. It was a perfect location for a special evening.
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  • "Winderful find"
    ScarletVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Visiting Chicago from NYC and we're thrilled to find a restaurant of such high caliber in every way. We had the scallops, oysters, Dover sole, duck and the cheese platter for dessert,which were all just fabulous! I highly recommend it!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent! Great food!
    dkgToronto
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Enjoyed this Upscale French restaurant very much! Food was excellent, very tasty and well presented. Dessert was heavenly. Service was outstanding. Can understand why it was chosen best new restaurant in Chicago in 2013. First visit to Chicago and excellent pick for first night there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    BuddyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food, we love going here. Vry inventive menu A bit on the noisy side and sometimes had a little trouble hearing others in our party. However several dishes the Food was cold when it reach dour table. It was Friday night and restaurant was jammed so I forgive them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Anniversary Dinner!
    llcxxx
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our second anniversary here, and it was altogether exceptional. Everything we ate and drank was notably delicious, and the service was phenomenal. The waiter was very warm and listened to our preferences before our six-course tasting menu came out. When we were leaving, the maitre d' offered to hail us a cab, which I always appreciate (though we didn't take him up on that.) Highly commendable food and service. I loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent across the board
    IHdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Just fantastic. The cocktails were perfect, menu was great and the wine list was very good., the food was excellent. From the oysters, to the main and the dessert - just great across the board, and a great absinthe collection. Service was fantastic also - as the staff went out of their way on a few items. Very good value - Highly recommend
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great dinner!
    HoolieK
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I had a great time here. I loved the atmosphere... But I went on a Wednesday night, so I'm not sure what it's like on the weekends. I had the Dover sole and it was incredible. My dad had the lobster which was also awesome. The steak tartar was good buuuut it wasn't as great as our main dishes so I would try something else next time I went. All in all a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brindille
    Dinnerdine
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our experience was wonderful. Great wine list, delicious food, and solid service. The energy was tranquil and it was a very romantic evening. The only critique would be that the seating space was a little tight, but not a serious concern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cgarcia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My fiancee and I always enjoy Brindille every month. Michael the owner is always there to welcome you and Jeremy is the best waiter.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • not easily impressed
    jaime
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Looking for French restaurant for anniversary/birthday/pre-Paris trip dinner with my wife, I read the Tribune review and got lucky. Never had a better French food meal in Chicago, including Carlos and Les Nomades. One of top five meals in Chicago in decades, and decidedly better than a number of Parisian eateries. Top scores in all categories starting with the room, which is striking in its own right. No better service ever in Chicago. It ranks with Swiss attention to detail and precision. And the food was, well, superb- diverse, fresh, creative, lovely, complex and thoughtful. I'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great presentation!!
    Michael1st
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great way to spend a birthday. My wife and I really enjoy the ambience.
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    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Worth every penny.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Simply excellent! Great menu, great food, and Rob was a great wait person!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pitch Perfect
    Georgnoe
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    You never get a second chance w/ a first impression & our experience @ Brindille was spot on. Considering that restaurants are theatre, the owners never loose sight on the fact that people go there to eat, choosing to cast the food as the star. Everything they do focus’s on that, while nothing they do upstages it. The service from the initial greeting, on to our waiter & supporting staff were friendly, attentive, light hearted in a sincere, not fawning way, playing right into our personal taste. The room is understated & has a true finished look & feel about it w/ high end materials used thru out. Again, nothing's meant to detract from the outstanding food. The overall experience was very satisfying in an intuitive way.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasting menu experience
    KenC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Since it was our wedding anniversary, to celebrate we tried their tasting menu. It consisted of one appetizer, 4 small entries and desert selected by the chef after considering our preferences and any allergies. The food was outstanding! Each course was introduced by the wait staff. First we had the hand cut noodles with snails. We then had the four entries, Lobster Brindille, Dover Sole, Grilled Lamb and Roasted Quail. Each were wonderfully presented, tasty with wonderful herbs and seasoning. For desert we had the Tarte and the Clafoulis. Although both deserts were good, we would have preferred to try the Chocolate Entermet, Fantaisie au Chocolat or the Crème Brulee that we saw other patrons order. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Experience
    CathyAVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the second time I dined at Brandille. I could not have imagined this experience exceeding my first, but it did! My Mom and I were interested in several of the menu items, so our server (Rob) suggested sharing a few. The kitchen split each selection with such precision, we were able to enjoy four beautiful courses without feeling stuffed. Rob, our waiter was excellent. Service exceeded our expectations. Wine list was extensive, including several bottles that weren't significantly over priced. This is definitely a "special occasion" spot (dinner is in excess of $150 per person w wine and gratuity; no dessert), but worth every penny. We will be returning!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Expensive and Worth It
    PolishPrinceVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Loved dining at Brindille earlier this week. My party of three opted for the custom tasting menu with several pairings and it was delicious! Attentive 5* service. Knowledgeable staff! Prices are high - get the AMEX ready.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Brilliant!
    TrevianKutti
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The experience was holistic and thought out. Every dish was delicious and the delivery of our multiple order of appetizers was coordinated properly without us having to think about it. The bus boy was always smiling and our server was extremely pleasant and had on the cutest baby pink cashmere sweater. He then informed us we were listening to the Isaac Hayes station on Pandora which topped off the evening. Tres Chic!!!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent choice!
    Russeater
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The experience and the food were lovely from start to finish. Dinner began with the Hand cut noodles with chanterelles and snails. Beautifully prepared and delicious. Then we moved on to the Lobster and the Dover Sole for our entrees. Equally spectacular and served in the just the right amount. Perhaps the most special part of the evening was when Carrie Nahabedian, Brindille's chef/owner, sat and chatted with us for awhile. We eat out often and we always eat late, but rarely do we receive this kind of attention. We were so impressed that we decided to make a reservation at Naha, Brindille's sister restaurant, the very next night. There we were treated to a dinner experience that was just as memorable as the first.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great restaurant for small groups
    LSPReviews
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic food, impeccable service/hospitality, and the wine was amazing. Great experience
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first courses
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    As you see, I gave high ratings to our dinner at Brindille. One annoying thing happened: when the first courses were delivered, only 3 came out at one time. The 4th one came several minutes later. It was awkward for our party of 4. A fine restaurant should coordinate the delivery of all courses to the diners.
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  • Too limited for me.
    DatenightsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner menu, wines by the glass and spirits were very limited. The dishes we had were good but not worth going back for.
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  • A TOP SPOT EMERGES
    WexOneVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Brindille has hit its stride with a superb menu, perfectly prepared dishes and excellent attentive service. We couldn't have been more pleased. How often does one come to a restauarant with great expectations and have them fully realized -- that's what happened to us. There was not a single item -- from apps to mains through desserts -- that we would have ordered. Each dish was prepared perfectly. The only minus -- while the wine list has depth, the offerings of California reds are ridiculously pricey -- only one less than $90, and no half bottles, red or white. Brindille is not inexpensive -- but the food is worth every penny.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Spectacular
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Exceptional cuisine and wine list. Perfect preparation and presentation. Top notch service. Ambiance would have been five stars except for the very very cold temperature. That must be the norm because the waiters wore sweaters and they had cashmere throws readily available. One of the best places in Chicago. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable evening
    Lola
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Brindille is a beautiful restaurant with exceptional food and an impressive wine selection. Bonus: Find it a bit chilly in the restaurant? No worries. Your server will bring you a shawl to wear.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snotty Waiter
    DebzgrapesVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Waiter was ignorant & snotty to us when he learned the 5th person in our party, was running late, (do to a business meeting that ran late). He even suggested we order dinner before she arrived! We did order a bottle of $150 champagne, which we drank while enjoying bread & butter, as there are no appetizers offered on menu. Our total bill at the end of the night was over $600 for 5 people. Big price for small portions, but what we did have was tasty. The restaurant was not completely full this Sat. evening, as our waiter had indicated it would be, when pushing us to order before our last friend arrived. Had there been several people standing/waiting for a table, I would have tried to hurry, but no one was waiting.
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