Brookville Restaurant
Brookville Restaurant

Brookville Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://brookvillerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4342022791x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
    Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM-2:00 AM
    Dinner Tuesday-Saturday Kitchen Opens 5:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Harrison Keevil
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Brookville is now offering a dinner service that we call “Brookville Brings It.” Whether you want a nice meal for your family or are looking to entertain a large group this is your solution! For groups of 4-100 wanting a stress free dinner option, we can guide you through the process of ordering one protein and four sides from the selection available. The menus change with the seasons and our staff will be happy to guide you through the dishes available.
    Please call 434-202-2791 or email BrookvilleRestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Taylor Harbin 4342022791x
  • Special Events: We have hosted all types of special occasions at Brookville Restaurant, including rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and more. We are very flexible and can discuss what your needs may be!
    Please contact Taylor Harbin at BrookvilleRestaurant@gmail.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St NW
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking and multiple public garages around the Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall.
A word from Brookville Restaurant
At Brookville Restaurant we are Farm Fresh Food From VA served in a world class neighborhood setting where we celebrate our community & friends. Charlottesville locals Harrison and Jennifer Keevil source more than 95% of their ingredients from local small farmers, foragers and our very own Chef's Garden. Our food is created with seasonal fixings inspired by our love of food and taking care of people. We believe in sustainable agriculture, respect for nature and our community. So come on up and hang out with us!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Brookville Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (13)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (6)scenic view (5)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very enjoyable
    Luvlocal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Brookville offers a very enjoyable local food experience. Everything is freshly made and the flavors come through beautifully.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Far from a great restaurant
    yummytummyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The location of Brookville was very nice on the main strip of Downtown Charlottesville,and we read some really good reviews from opentable,so it was very disappointing to have such a poor to mediocre meal here.Fried green tomatoes were ok(very spicy,delicious,skimpy in the portion); tomato toast had to be sent back as the vinegar taste was overpowering. We were assured by our server that the BLT "sammy"would have really thick yummy bacon,so not sure why it looked like regular black-label type bacon, and the thick white bread wasn't even toasted. Chicken waffle dinner disappointed: waffle got mushy under the overpowering spicy sauce, chicken was lost in huge amount of batter; sweetness wasn't balanced with the spice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peaceful Experience
    Quincy10
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We arrived early Saturday night and got a table by the window so we could watch passersby on the Downtown Mall. We both had a Snack and Appetizer for dinner. My husband also got a side. Portions were average to small, which was fine for us. A bit too much fat for my likes (they're big on using the whole animal, as in bacon/bacon fat). The hot, melty Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Food & Inventive
    CvilleVisitor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was impressed that everything was locally sourced, but portions were small. The dishes themselves were inventive, but a better balance needs to be struck in things like the watermelon salad, where the spiciness of the peppers more than overwhelmed the sweetness of the watermelon. A deeper menu would also be nice for larger groups that want to try different options.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was great. The restaurant definitely has a lot of pork dishes, but they have something for everyone. The carnitas were great. The grits-n-eggs were amazing. One of the best parts was the made to order bacon chocolate chip cookies. It comes out warm and gooey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem
    Zippo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our belated visit proved to be outstanding!! Originally created, locally sourced and superbly presented this might very well be one of the three best restaurants in the area. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge disappointment
    LuvAGoodDish
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Brookville was a waste of money, calories, and time. We had the restaurant week menu which was vastly over-priced for what we got. I had what is said to be a signature dish and it was dry and awful. The cookie for dessert was a joke. This place won't last much longer in Charlottesville with other good options.
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  • Wonderful first visit
    Sophdine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was our first visit to Brookville. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Service was great. It had a small, but well selected wine list featuring Virginia wines. We liked their emphasis on local items. We thought the appetizers were good, but ordinary. The chicken and waffle entree, however, was amazing! All the flavors blended for a perfect blend of sweet and savory. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was good but not outstanding. Not enthralled with the bacon theme.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love local emphasis BUT
    TastyThursday
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Friendly staff, cool space. We ate during Restaurant Week on a night not normally open, which might account for the experience. Emphasis on local food meant that the bar had no rum. Wine list very short, VERY expensive, AND they were out of the 2 least expensive bottles. High-end prices but with mason jars for water and a plastic-looking "basket" of popcorn for a nibble on the table. Food interesting and local, but not flavorful ("smoked cheese dusted tomatoes" had a mere sprinkling of cheese that added NO flavor at all, peach dessert tasted wooden and tart) and extremely small portions. Service (especially considering there were few people in the room) was abysmally slow though friendly. Would not go back, nor would I recommend it.
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  • Very good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first time dining at Brookville. Loved the zucchini stack with maple syrup and the pork chop was cooked to perfection. The kicker was the bacon chocolate chip cookie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • The best!
    ohhdinesVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I absolutely love Brookville! It is, hands down, my favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. I had the fried chicken sandwich, which is much classier than it sounds, and my friend had the mushroom melt. We both loved our food and the service. It was her first time there -- I take a particular pride in introducing people the wonderful spot called Brookville.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful creative food
    ShelmaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went to Brookville based on Open Table reviews and were not disappointed! Everything was delicious, especially the bacon chocolate chip cookies1
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Isabayta
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had the best time. Between the best burger, bacon popcorn, grilled asparagus, plus chicken & waffles, from local sustainable farms, I'm not sure how it could have been better. That just baked bacon cookie at the end was the perfect finish to a wonderful meal. We cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Spot for a Dinner Date
    livelaughloveeatlocal
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Brookville is a wonderful place to enjoy delicious food made from ingredients bought locally. The waitstaff were also very knowledgeable about everything that we ordered for dinner. My boyfriend and I started out with the sparkling wine and the cheese plate as an appetizer, and we both particularly enjoyed the Simply Cheddar Ball, which is sold at the Charlottesville Farmer's Market (as are most of the cheeses). We ordered the Lovingston Cabernet Franc as well. I got the Brookville Burger which was enormous and quite tasty. The bacon marmalade was a great touch. My boyfriend got the pork chop which he was very fond of. For dessert, we shared a waffle topped with fresh strawberries and ice cream, which was a decadent way to end our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious!
    ohhdinesVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Brookville is easily my favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. The food is always delicious. The service is predictably good. And the chef is consistently amazing (and kind)!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dee123VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with a clear passion for food. We got to the restaurant after brunch time had ended, but they kept the kitchen open to accommodate 2 more entrees, and we are so happy they did. The bacon in the hangover cure sandwich was probably the best i've ever had. the mushroom polenta ragout was delicious as well- the first bite made me melt. the decor and staff were both very welcoming and friendly. i will remember this restaurant for a while, wish i lived closer!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 110 reviews are from the Brookville Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Awesome brunch!
    Stumo65
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Beware of the BFP, it belongs on an episode of man vs. food. Brook-griddle was excellent. We will return. Have had dinner hear before and we're not disappointed either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Charlottesville
    foodiequeen
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Don't be fooled by its location in a more touristy area, quality local ingredients. Incredible hamburger, loved the ramps!
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    Fit For Foodies
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  • First Timers
    Rick
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We've been wanting to dine at Brookville since we started coming to C'ville a few years ago. We now live here and are glad we made the time. Meal was fantastic! We had the pork belly and pasta main dishes. Both were wonderful. Salad was devine. Service excellent. Great view of the downtown mall. Only complaint was the cocktails were small and expensive. Look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful fresh food and service.
    Meriweto
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My wife and I had been interested in trying Brookville due to their unique menu and local ingredients. We received a recommendation and gift certificate from a friend and we're very happy with our dining experience. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We decided, since it was our 1st time, to have the Chef's 3 and 5 choice to experience 8 dishes selected by the chef. Since everything on the menu looked good, it was fun and delicious to have our courses be a surprise as they were brought out. Everything was delicious and we has a wide range of cuisines and ingredients. Everything was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork heavy menu but super good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    There was a lot of pork in the menu but as everything is locally sourced, that must be why. Our food was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend it! Our server knew a lot about the menu and wine list and made good recommendations for wine and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local sources are not enough
    amal
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Brookside has what looks like a determinedly eccentric menu -- the chef likes unusual pairings and boasts the use of local sources. But the food was mediocre at best. My plate --- a too dry pork chop with little flavor -- was garnished with a wisp of apple puree and fried onions; and my husband's fried chicken with bacon waffle was slightly better, but uninteresting. A sign of greens in the main ssh would have helped. The wine we ordered, however, was very good --- perhaps a strong point to the place? Like so many new places, Brookside substitutes the culinary-school look, gimmicky covers (the ball water cups, dish towel napkins) and strange pairings for good food. Definitely could not recommend this place.
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  • Really Great Brunch
    hechan
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I ate here for lunch a couple of weeks ago, and it was fantastic. The place has a very friendly, laid back atmosphere, the staff was great, and the owners are committed to using fresh, local ingredients. I would definitely go back. The chicken and waffles was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent charlottesville restauran
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Excellent locally sourced food - interesting menu, very good drink list, loved my meal!! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knowledgable Service
    Court
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Having dinner with good friends is always the best. I have to say Brookville is a gem on the downtown mall. Parker who serviced us was on point with his suggestions on menu items. The food was flavored very nicely and not over bearing in any degree. The ham and cheddar fritters were yummy. Chicken and waffles entrée is a winning combination. The restaurant itself sets the true essence and character of what Charlottesville is about. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • serves the best product charlottesv
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    serves the best product charlottesville has to offer! and Harrison is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, much bacon
    NickVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Come for a good meal, especially if you like a foodie take on the inclusion of pig products into everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew pork could be so grand?
    Doug
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was uncertain that the pork theme of Brookville would be a fit for us -- but it was absolutely wonderful! From the bacon-fat popcorn as the muse, through the pork appetizers and main courses, it could not have been more delicious. We went (for the first time) to Brookeville on Valentine's day, and it was a wonderful mix of couples, families, friends -- all having a terrific time. The food was glorious, the service was outstanding, and the overall experience was something we want to repeat. Grand ... just grand.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brookville rocks V-day
    MelftVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I chose to dine at Brookville on Valentine's Day and we were very happy with our decision. the special 4-course menu was great from beginning to end. My husband was wowed by the butternut squash soup and couldn't say enough good things about its flavor. I enjoyed the pork belly which was both crispy and velvety and fabulously rich. The grits that were a part of my entree were among the best I think I've ever had! I also enjoyed knowing that the ingredients were locally sourced--lots of great products in our own "backyard"! Also of note was the Pimm's cup from the cocktail list--I hope to order this drink again the next time I dine at Brookville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    Danny
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Brookville never ceases to amaze! Fantastic Bloody Harry and Hangover Cure Sammy made my week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great/Different Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    While there are some basic items on the menus, they have some wonderfully different foods. I had the Chicken and Bacon Waffles which were DELICIOUS. The fried pig's head wasn't what I expected but was so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, Brookeville killed
    SandDG
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    As always, Brookeville killed it. We find them to be consistently an all around great place to dine. Food is incredible, and the service spot on. We were there on one of their busiest evenings during restaurant week and as we finished our meal I wondered if we would feel pressure to pay the bill and conclude our evening for the next guests. But they were nothing but gracious as we enjoyed coffee and the company of our party until we were ready to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A relaxing repast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    We checked out Brookville for CVille restaurant week and will definitely be back! While the cold probably lead to a quieter ambiance than usual, we enjoyed a laid-back but still special experience. Great drink menu, love the bacon popcorn they give you to snack on, and all our dishes were great, especially their chicken and waffles. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Suzie
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Comfortable and warm atmosphere. Hotty Totties were delightful on a cold, snowy evening overlooking the Downtown Mall. Servers were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food portions were very "appropriate" in that you could eat everything served and not feel like you overdid anything. Ingredients all tasted fresh and "local" as promised.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • heavy menu, lots of meat,
    ssss
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    heavy menu, lots of meat, heavey cream, fried food not many vegetable options, but maybe this has to do with season
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit overboard on the pork theme
    DCdinnerhound
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our experience was a bit disappointing. The menu was very limited and seemed to reflect an overactive passion for pork, esp. bacon. The service was very friendly, but considerably slower that usual for a restaurant of this caliber. The food was beautifully presented and quite tasty, especially the dessert. I never knew an oatmeal-raisin cookie could taste so good. Overall it was a pleasant but plodding dining experience. A bit of a letdown based on other Open Table reviews.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Charlottesville Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Food was good. Granted I ordered a chicken sandwich which you can get anywhere, but it was served on hard Texas toast, so I had to eat it with a fork. I had to then wait 10 minutes for mustard. My husband ordered pork belly, which he thought was fantastic!! Our waiter let our drinks go empty and with 2/3 the bill being alcohol one would think he would have catered to them. We had to flag him down for drinks twice.... He did not check in with our table after dropping off requested condiments. The bar and bartender were fantastic! The girl hosting wad very pleasant and welcoming.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and nice dining
    DeanJ326VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Good food and nice dining rooms. It was cold in there that day so they need to kick up the heat in the dining room a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Farm to Table...
    MikeandLoVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We stopped by for lunch but it was the Saturday Brunch menu which was just as good. They had some amazing combinations and it is surprising what you can add an egg to and make a delicious meal! We are looking forward to coming back for the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.