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 WinnerFrench
Brindille reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (81)special occasion (79)romantic (64)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (9)good for groups (5)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!!!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant for small groups
    LSPReviews
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic food, impeccable service/hospitality, and the wine was amazing. Great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first courses
    foodie
    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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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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  • Foodie2enjoyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Brindille, however, we found it to have become much more pricey since our last visit so we will have to reserve it for very special occasions.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly disappointing
    NikEVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We hoped for a truly good evening. The welcome was cool, the waiter was prickly, one of the two of us had tasteless and improperly cooked food and it was clear that this establishment still needs work. Sadly, as well, while I am happy to pay high prices for food and beverage, the wine list was limited and ridiculously overpriced and the food pricing did not comport with the quality provided. Too bad for all of us.
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  • Great food & over the top service
    LizzyK
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Gourmet dining at it's best. A fine unique French restaurant with an extraordinary menu. The tasting menu gave us the opportunty to try diverse foods which were presented and served exquisitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I took my boyfriend to Brindille for his birthday and could not have been happier. The service was amazing, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was private and romantic. This was my second time to the restaurant and I would definitely recommend it and return a third time!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not So Good
    EatsOutALotVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have been there before and thought it was great. This time the place was dead and the service was bad and extremely slow. I think they had two servers for the entire place that night, a Thursday. This place had a lot of potential. But now I think it will not survive. They do not pay attention to the guests very well. The food was OK. But the menu is limited. We were a party of 8. They all but ignored us except when charging the mandatory gratuity. I do not think it was the servers fault but I blame management in terms off staffing. If you staff for few guests, then that is what you will get, fewer and fewer guests.
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  • great food/average service
    easydiner
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    the server did his job. Nothing more. And I got the impression he was pleased with the gratuity. boo on him. the res of the night was vernice
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five Star - From Start to Finish
    ChicagoVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Absolutely fabulous... You won't be disappointed. From start to finish, this restaurant was outstanding. Every dish was inventive, creative and simply delicious. A restaurant that figured it all out -- from reservations with on-time seating to well-paced courses to attentive but not overly intrusive service topped off with simply the best food ever. It's expensive but it's worth it.
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  • A new wow place for us!
    MameVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have been enjoying Naha for years. Brindille is a sister and certainly takes after Naha. Delicious, fresh, creative, lovely, and fun. This is a smaller place, not for the shy as far as $$s but delicious. We will return for sure. Everything was superb from the salad, steak tartare, sole and a wonderful fruit dessert. Loved it all.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barry
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Terrific menu, great very knowledgeable service person re: both wine and food/ Exceptional wine list - hard to find items. Overall great dinnin!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • henryVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Brindille's cuisine is categorized as a FRENCH. Well, any resemblance between its cuisine to French is random and insulting. This is another successful attempt to fool innocent Americans who would mind being served with butter full of sugar, and having most of the appetizers contain bacon that us used only to create a familiar breakfast taste. The best thing I had there is their bread and their Chocolate Fantasie dessert. This by itself is not enough for me to ever want to come back.
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  • What a find!
    MikeBikerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first time and we were quite blown away with the experience. Everything was perfect in a very upscale yet comfortably modern/contemporary setting (not stuffy). The food was wonderful (the snail braised in red wine with noodles and l'oeufs à la neige wer amazing), as was the service. Wines are a tad on the high end compared to the usual restaurant 3-4x markup, but a few (if you can pick well) are in the 2-3x. Definitely will be back.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brindille
    Esch
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fantastic meal and dining experience from start to finish. Great combination of fine dining, and a lack of the pretentiousness that all to often come with it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    gaf11
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have always wanted to love Naha, Brindille's sister restaurant. Naha, although very fine, never quite captures modernist, progressive cuisine. The wonderful success of Brindille explains that. Chef Nahabedian is much more of a classic French chef than a modernist chef. I entered the restaurant with somewhat restrained expectations, but was blown away with an assured, creative yet traditional meal. Bravo.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal at Brindille
    ChuckD105VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had a great meal at Brindille, excellent wine service, and fun with absinthe in two different presentations afterwards. Jeremy knows his food, wine and absinthe and we appreciated it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • True Delight
    JSWIVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Due to a cancellation we moved our anniversary dinner at the last minute (second really) to Brindille. It was near-perfect. Frisee salad, Lobster, Dover Sole all magnificent and the server most accomodating with command of the French wines on the list. No reall frills or foo foo . . .just delightful food and competence.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Spectacular Experience!
    PreferredDiningClubGalVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We did the tasting menu with wine pairings, which I recommend if you really want to experience the depth of skills and the refined palate of chef Carrie Nahabedian. Chef Carrie has a talent for putting together flavor combinations which are totally unexpected, and harmonize beautifully. The Dover Sole was sublime, with a watercress puree and just a hint of the traditional brown butter sauce. The rabbit was brilliant: four preparations in one dish, all with unique textures and flavors. One of the great things about Brindille is the elegant but relaxed atmosphere in which to savor the exceptional food. Like Naha, the music is at the perfect level to allow you to visit with your party, and the room is simple but elegant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • A wonderful dinner
    Allen78VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything about our experience was very good. The food was outstanding, very flavorful with beautiful presentation. The service could not have been better. The prices are high but everyone in our party of four felt that the food was worth the price charged. We will return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but oysters were not...
    Finediningenthusiast16
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was great, duck was delicious, some reasonably priced bottles of wine on the list, but the oysters were a HUGE disappointment. Partly because I LOVE them and was so looking forward to them. They boast that they are from New Zealand which which to me, explains why they were SO fishy. I brought this to my servers attention and she assured me they were fresh but informed me it takes TWO days to get them here from New Zealand.... This means they are no longer fresh!!! They were also served at what seemed like room temperature and for $27 for less than a half dozen I would have thought she would have removed them from our bill as a courtesy but she didn't and I didn't ask her to. Other than that the restaurant was good.
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  • Fantastic!
    Elaine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and we would highly recommend it. Service was timed perfectly the whole evening - not rushed, not left waiting. The food was amazing. We ordered the tasting menu, which was based on what we told our server about our likes and dislikes. We had oysters, duck, quail, lobster, tartar, frogs legs, foi gras, etc, etc. Each plate was perfectly presented, and just the right amount. At the end, they brought us two desserts with Happy Anniversary on the plates, proving they pay attention to notes put on Open Table! Best of all, they made us feel like they were happy to have us dine there, not like we were lucky to get a table. All together a fantastic night.
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  • Pricey but worth it...
    Dzancan
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We dined early on a Friday evening and opted to have the chef's tasting menu. What we found was even more fantastic was that they brought us each different items for each course so we were able to share everything and try over half the items on the entire menu. The service is spot on and the food was quite simply...divine! It's not reasonable at $150 per person for the tasting menu however, you will leave comfortably full on this decadent meal. Beautiful ambiance, linens and attentive service. Brilliantly executed all around.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Lobster and dessert
    Taylorae
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Fantastic lobster, great bread pudding, and delicious chocolates.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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