Bullfinchs
Bullfinchs

Bullfinchs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bullfinchs.com/
  • Phone: (978) 443-4094
  • Hours of Operation:
    Summr Hours:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30 pm
    Sunday Live Jazz Brunch: 10:300am - 2:00pm
    Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joe Peterson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bullfinchs likes to custome design your party to your budget and your ideas. We can help as much, or as little as you need. We can prepare platters of food for you to pick up and we can cater at your location with full staff, food and bar. The details can be worked out with Peggy Richardson.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer semi-private rooms for up to 45 guests. private room for up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Peggy Richardson 9784434094x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Sunday Brunch, schedule of musicians is on our website.
  • Special Events: Live Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 11 ~ 2 (reservations recommended)
    Cooking class every Tuesday at 6:30 (reservations required)

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: extensive free parking in the lot
A word from Bullfinchs
For 30 years, the Richardsons have been insuring a fine dining experience in beautifully historic Sudbury, Mass. Bullfinchs prides itself on cooking with the very best ingredients from the most reliable and highest quality purveyors. Enjoy cocktails at our bar or relax on our summer patio. We are open for dinner nightly. On Sundays, Bullfinchs features a live JAZZ BRUNCH (Voted Top Five Brunches in New England) and kids always eat FREE on Sunday nights! Bullfinchs offers a gluten-free and a vegetarian menu, as well.
Planning a special Occasion?.... owners Peggy and Scott Richardson will customize a menu just for you!
Every Tuesday night, we offer a demonstration cooking school with multiple opportunites to taste, discuss, observe and cook. Cuisine-based classes are Tuesdays at 6:30. Each course is paired with appropriate wines. Nothing encourages friendship more than shared good food, wine and conversation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Bullfinchs reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (97)special occasion (83)fit for foodies (81)romantic (65)great for brunch (57)good for groups (43)great for outdoor dining (35)kid-friendly (17)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (8)late-night find (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Long time customer.....
    Momof4VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I will start by saying I love Bullfinchs. We have been coming for 14+years and will continue. But, I think they need to change up the menu more often. We love the ambiance, the service, etc....and food is always very good. But I wish there were maybe 2 more options. I hope they read the reviews and will consider this.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ginnie
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We had a very good friend visiting us from France. She & her husband used to live beside us when we lived Framingham. We had gone to another restaurant that we had a reservation for and our table was not ready and our friends husband got very upset because in France that doesn't happen so we went to Bullfinches and they loved it as much as we do so every time she comes we always bring her to Bullfinches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homespun
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Bulfinchs is one of our long time favorite restaurants. The ambiance is quiet and pleasant and the food delicious and carefully prepared. The service was excellent. They cater to the special needs of a family member that requires food that is gluten free. Service was fast, friendly and informative. Their onion soup and duck preparations are my personal favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bullfinc's Never Disappoints
    DMBWaltham
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Bullfinch's in Sudbury is quite simply, one of the best dining experiences that you could have. I've been there for their jazz brunch (featuring some excellent musicians) and I have been there for dinner, and the food is always excellent and imaginative. On a recent trip there, I has a salmon on a bed of kale and a potato pancake, that was delicious. Save room for dessert and try the sampler -- 4 desserts in little ramekin cups -- we had chocolate mousse, pumpkin pudding, apple cobbler and flan and all were terrific. In addition, the waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful. They also have a Rewards Program that you should enroll in. It's a great deal for someone who eats there often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annieg
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Bullfinch's is always good that is why I keep going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hidden spot
    Rick
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The couple that joined us said they just by because didn't know what was inside.We made a point to make sure my wife and I took them. Last night absolutely set themback on there heals.Nothing short of surprise.The appetizers and drinks set The Tone for a wonderful dining experience ! Thanks for the reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Evening!
    HappySoxFan
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our Best Man and Matron of Honor wanted to take us out to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary. My job was to pick the restaurant...it was a NO BRAINER! Food was amazing (and beautiful). The servers were pleasant and attentive. The ambiance is lovely and it is wonderful to have such a gem of a restaurant in our own back yard. Bullfinches is a warm, intimate, lovely, welcoming dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BeefstuVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have been fans of BULLFINCHS since they opened the doors 30+ years ago. Always delicious food, good service and a warm and inviting ambience. The presence of the owners, always making sure everything is perfect, tops off the perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • quality of my meal
    terriblesteak
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I ordered the 8oz filet steak. Tenderloin is the only steak that I eat and have been ordering it at restaurants and cooking it on the grill at home for many years. The steak that I was served was terrible. It didn't even look like a filet but shaped more like a sirloin. Only half of it was tender the other half was very fatty and I was not able to even cut through it. Two other people in my party had filets and there's did not look anything like mine. It was probably one of the worse steaks that I have ever had. If I was a chef I would have been ashamed to serve this to anyone. The quality was terrible, I was very disappointed and will never order it again at your restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jeff
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    One of our traditional favorites for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dinner Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had an outstanding dinner at Bullfinchs to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary. The restaurant had put a festive balloon on our table and gave us a delicious,complimentary dessert, decorated with a festive candle, in honor of the occasion. Our waiter was very attentive and let us try a sample of the wine befoe ordering. Our duckling and rib steak dinners were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food and service was amazing. A great spot in the suburbs for a Boston quality experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always outstanding
    Theodore
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to French cabaret night this trip to Bullfinchs. Chanteuse Annie Royer singing French songs with the accordion accompanist playing along. Totally charming. Along with a fantastic 3-course prix fixe French dinner of pate appetizer, beef bourguignon entree and dessert, another fantastic night in Sudbury.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Always wonderful and we try to make every one of these special dinners!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Way to start a Sunday
    Walthamfoody
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I recently had company from Florida. Deciding where to go for Sunday brunch was easy great food & Jazz. Perfect! We loved the menu and variety of choices the service and not feeling rushed in or out was perfect. The staff their get it its Sinday lay back and enjoy your time. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky
    pickyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went for jazz brunch. The Jazz was disappointing. A man from Mozambique was too loud & too shrill for a small setting Brunch was good. A bit smaller than in previous time. But all good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grf4 good food
    GRF4VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It had been quite awhile since my wife and I had been to Bullfinch's. The menu was fairly small but had several different entrées. My wife had a chicken dish with mushroom ravioli's that was excellent. I had the Lamb sirloin special it was also excellent, both meals were cooked perfectly. we had ordered an appetizer goat cheesy fries it was called. It was okay it could have used a little more goat cheese on it. it was basically thick cut potato slices with a goat cheese cream sauce the goat cheese flavor was very understated it needed a little more cheese. Service was great. Our server was very attentive, all in all it was a very good night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner
    Cccmom
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to bring my mother. We had a particularly lovely and delicious dinner this week. Especially loved the vegetables...roasted carrots and parsnips with bits if sauteed kale. We like that we can order smaller portion sizes which we find more than generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JD
    JohnnyDollar
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Received Bullfinches gift card for our anniversary. The restaurant was fine. Our waiter was helpful & nice. My wife ordered a pecan chicken and rated her meal as good. I ordered the filet mignon cooked medium. It was served rare to medium and had a strange taste. There were four of us and the bill came to $180.00. When I asked my wife if she would recommend it to others, she hesitated and said "maybe". Over all we were somewhat disappointed. When you spend that much money you want to leave feeling your investment was well spent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish I found it sooner!
    HMR02
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love every second of our brunch at Bullfinch's. Jazz music in the background, fresh food, and a lovely atmosphere made for a wonderful experience. Signed up for the cooking classes they offer! Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dramatic Brunch
    Memorable
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    For starters, I chose this place to meet up with friends I hadn't seen in 10 years based on a prior positive brunch experience here, and I felt the visit was very similar. They have live music (not intrusive at all- very pleasant and atmospheric) and a great brunch menu. I was with two girlfriends and a 3 year old. They accommodated the child really well, we never felt rushed on the grown-up side either. The only criticism I would give is that my water glass was very small and I had to ask our poor waitress for refills like 4 or 5 times. She was always there to ask, and gave no issues about it, but I felt bad. I have had both the regular and the lobster Benedict and they are two thumbs up for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    sallenVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was delicious and well prepared. We were very pleased. Hopeto return again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special occasion place
    sugaray
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A special favorite for Birthdays and Anniversaries! Always enjoyable! Great food and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went for a Sunday brunch at Bullfinchs. The food was good, with filling portion sizes. The live jazz music was really nice, although sometimes it was difficult to hear my companions because of the music volume.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never have a bad meal
    Baltimore2VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is our go to restaurant. We love the food and the wine menu,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    SudburyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Bullfinch's is always great. The food, people, customers and especially the bar make you feel good. Will always go there. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We used to live in Sudbury and this was one of our favorite spots. After moving into Boston where we have loads of good choices, we chose to try Bullfinches again when visiting old friends. It was wonderful. I especially appreciate the smaller portion option which is extemely rare and very welcome if one wants dessert. The Chicken Veronese is delicious. The flourless chocolate cake is perfect. You can't miss with this place and the prices are very reasonable. I wish they'd open a branch in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went there to celebrate my mother's birthday for Sunday Brunch, from the moment we walked in the service was fantastic. They brought over a huge ballon for my mother and some confetti - a really nice personal touch. As it was so nice out we were able to enjoy their outside seating and the service and the food was delicious. They never disappoint...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for brunch
    Italiangirl01
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been here before for the jazz brunch and couldn't wait to go back. The band was great, and it was such a nice way to spend the day. Love the Texas Toast (French Toast) and the sausages are fantastic. So much food that my husband and I brought half home. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    MeredithVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went here to celebrate my mothers birthday. It was a place that got great recommendations but when we left we were questioning why. We got seated and 20 minutes later we still had no drinks. The server was clearly overwhelmed but she was not as friendly as she should have been and kept making excuses and never apologizing. The food was just ok. I had a pasta and it was so bland, there was no flavor to it at all. The rest of the people at the table were not impressed and one had to send the food back for being overcooked. It was just a disappointing night and it did not seem that the restaurant cared enough to do something to help make our night better. I do not think I would return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent time
    WallysDad
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a multi-generational celebration of a 40th birthday. It was a wonderful time, with great food and atmosphere, which easily accommodated a 7 year old and a 17 month old. This was our second family gathering at Bullfinchs, and it did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Whitey
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have eaten here before and the food and service where good. We went on Friday night with our two children and sat outside. They give thr kids these bendable sticks to play with. My son wanted a different color and we asked the waitress to check for is and this annoyed here. My wife ended up getting up and getting a new package for him. The waitress came and we said we were all set to order all at once. We have learned with two kids (8 and 6) it is easy to get the food as quick as possible. For some reason, this clearly annoyed here and even my wife noticed. This dinner was for my wife's birthday. So, we get the food and we never see the waitress again until the end when we needed the check.
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  • Great food and service.
    Luvdininghere
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I've been coming to Bullfinchs for years, never have had a bad meal or service. Excellent experience. Food and menu are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluttonfreeandlovingit
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We love Bullfinch's! We've been going there for years -ever since we moved to the area. The atmosphere, the decor, and of course the food is all fabulous. When we have out of town guests we always bring them there and we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb!
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a favorite restaurant. The food is always delicious, the menu is interesting and varied, the staff is professional and cordial. The duck is perfection: crisp on the outside, moist on the inside and served with a flavorful sauce. The potato pancakes are the best in the world! I won't ever make mine again. The atmosphere is sophisticated, but warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best They've Ever Been
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've been going for years and think they've gone through some subtle and not so subtle changes over that time and have really hit their stride. Friendly staff, really good food (on our night, their special crabcake sliders were probably the best crabcakes any of us ever had), and it's really a good price for what you get in the environment you are in. Would recommend for a romantic night out, a birthday party, or even a drink and appetizer at the bar.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    the4ofus
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I meet with two cousins Bullfinch's three to four times a year. It is always a most pleasurable experience. We four really like one another and wonderful ambiance, food and service at Bullfinch's just makes the experience most pleasant. We are always greeted with such warmth. The service seems to get better each time we come. We look forward to the next time and wish Bullfinch's the best of luck in maintaining and enhancing the qualities that make it the fine establishment that it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star GEM
    stad
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Looking for the perfect evening? Head to Bullfinchs. We arrived with out-of-town foodies. All our choices were superb from start to finish. Our salad ceasar,and beet were beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Our entrees were outstanding...trout..mussels..and lamb chops. Our waiter was helpful and there when needed. Truly a special evening was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JeanneVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had never been on a Monday night and was surprised at how busy and energetic the place was ... then realized they had a jazz group playing. Enjoyed it, but it was a bit too loud for such a small place. It would have been nice if the amps were turned down a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and nice atmosphere
    suburbandiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We have eaten several times and have really enjoyed the food, and find the atmosphere very relaxing and pleasant. It's a good place to meet with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.