Cafe Amelie
Cafe Amelie

Cafe Amelie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafeamelie.com/
  • Phone: 5044128965x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-3pm
    Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday 5-9pm, Friday & Saturday 'til 10pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jerry Mixon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The Cafe is occasionally available for off-site catering. Please contact for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our space can accommodate groups up to 20 guests for a semi-private courtyard (outdoors) event or carriage house (indoors) event. Assume that the weather will be spectacular, but in case not, you'll be guaranteed a table in our indoor dining space. Please visit www.cafeamelie.com for specific information on hosting a private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Danny Akers 5044128965x
  • Entertainment: We do not offer any live entertainment.
  • Special Events: Please visit www.cafeamelie.com for specific information on hosting a special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Dumaine St. & St. Philip St.
  • Public Transit: Cafe Amelie is accessible by the RTA’s redline streetcars that run along the river; the nearest stop is Dumaine Street, then Cafe Amelie is a short 4-block walk from the river.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to metered street parking, there are three nearby public lots and many nearby hotel lots. The three public lots are operated by Standard Parking. Call 504-599-5658 for daily rates.
    French Market Parking: Located along the river behind the levee wall. The lot has only one entrance, at St. Peter and Decatur Streets, near Jax Brewery.
A word from Cafe Amelie
Please note that the courtyard is seated on a first come, first serve basis. A reservation does not guarantee seating in the courtyard but we will have a table available inside our beautiful, historic carriage house. If you have a preference for either, let us know when making your reservation.

We normally allow reservation space for only 50% of the dining room to accommodate walk-ins.

Nestled in the historic 150-year-old Princess of Monaco Courtyard and Carriage House on Royal Street in the French Quarter, Café Amelie is a rare combination of superb Louisiana fare served in a lush, enchanting New Orleans courtyard setting.

Café Amelie has a full bar offering an array of signature cocktail creations. Café Amelie and the accompanying Princess of Monaco Courtyard are also available for private parties, weddings and receptions.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Cafe Amelie reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (70)romantic (66)neighborhood gem (49)special occasion (43)fit for foodies (36)great for brunch (33)great for lunch (28)scenic view (27)good for groups (9)late-night find (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Picturesque setting
    Meelie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Such a lovely setting walking thru the garden into the restaurant. Setting inside was quaint and charming,with soft lighting. Service was excellent. Not a large menu, but very palatable. Our only regret was that it was extremely warm that night and we were disappointed that because of this we chose to sit indoors. Would have loved to dine in the garden! Would definitely recommend Cafe Amelie.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    winerdiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    After reading all of the wonderful reviews for this restaurant, we were really looking forward to going there for dinner. I had asked for a table by a window, thinking it would provide us with a view of the courtyard. We got a table by a window that had a very dingy sheer drape upstairs which seemed to be the family room - two families with young children. Not exactly the "romantic setting" I thought we would experience. With all of the wonderful dining destinations in New Orleans, Café Amelie will not be on our "dine there again" list.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Courtyard!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We loved the atmosphere at Café Amelie. Best courtyard in NOLA. We enjoyed the tomato bisque soup, shrimp & grits appetizer (enough for my meal) and the salmon entrée. Wish the menu was not so limited. Would have loved to substitute the soup for a crisp green salad without blue cheese but menu did not offer one. Consider adding a few items to menu (maybe a steak option and another gulf fish option) and a salad with a light vinaigrette dressing especially in the summer time. Wish we had eaten outside but rain was expected to so we sat indoors but still had a beautiful view of the courtyard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Enjoyable
    AnthonyFVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had read about Amelie on Zagat's and never realized there was such a quaint, lovely, and non-French Quarter feeling place right there on Royal St. The food was solid (I got the banana waffle which is hard to screw up so not necessarily a great barometer), the courtyard transported me out of the Vieux Carre, and the drink list was varied, interesting, and impressive. Would definitely give it another shot for brunch and maybe try a bit more adventurous of a dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    msimmons
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our server was fantastic; very knowledgeable and personable, excellent suggestions and he frequently checked on us. Food was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Atmosphere at a Price
    Louisianagirlatheart
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. My husband, daughter, and I had a memorable meal out in the courtyard. That night's drink special, something like a watermelon citrus mojito, was just refreshing! Shrimp and grits, along with the glazed shrimp appetizer were delicious! Thumbs up from my husband for the seared tuna, although the shrimp pasta and chicken entrees were just decent. No children's menu. The chairs are not very comfortable, so you won't want to stay too long. Overall, we enjoyed our one time dinner, but for two adults and a two year old to eat for almost 200 bucks without dessert, doubt we will go again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on 07/20/2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I was very excited to celebrate an anniversary at Cafe Amelie after having read the reviews. While the hostess that night didn't really set the right tone with her lack of friendliness, the main attraction - the food! - was wonderful (loved the fig jam and goat cheese app, pork tenderloin with mango) and our waiter, Wade, was very knowledgeable and anticipatory of our needs. He surprised us with a light apricot sorbet dessert without even knowing we were celebrating. We would return and hopefully get to try some more of the dessert menu (we were too full to make a serious attempt)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    Laprof
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here our last night in NOLA. It was just perfect in every way. It must be hard to stand out as a resturant in this city full of amazing restaurants, but this is a real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    TxCPA
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Was recommended from a friend who visited NOLA before we did, and it was great. Food is delicious, the atmosphere is fantastic (quaint and quiet for being in the French Quarter), and the service was top notch. We had a window seat inside, perfect for our last meal in NOLA before leaving. The bartender made my date's drink, a seasonal cocktail, then changed how he made it and offered to remix hers the way he adjusted it. That added to the ambiance of it being a local owned shop that caters to their customers needs. Don't get it confused with Petite Amelie down the street, also - unfortunate to say - but pass on the desserts here, they don't live up to the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere and unique food.
    mmc1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We sat in the bar area, by a door that was open to the courtyard. A breeze kept us cool and a thunderstorm added to the experience. The decor of this place is really classic to New Orleans. Our server helped us choose everything and we practically licked our plates! I would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting, humdrum entree
    DauntlessVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The courtyard is just beautiful, and magical at night. The service was attentive, the Amelie cocktail perfect, and the berry crumble dessert wonderful. These outstanding features made the undistinguished tuna entree all the more disappointing. The tuna was not the highest quality, a bit stringy, and the sauce was ordinary. While it was nice to have spinach instead of the expected bok choi, the dish was a big letdown.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat.....
    Cajun123VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    They always hit a home run. Excellent food; wonderful service. Always a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True, Discrete Neighborhood Gem
    MsDelite
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great food, friendly staff, in the most charming setting. What a treat to dine in this historic, hidden gem. The gumbo and pecan french toast is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent at best
    BeeMat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I went to Cafe Amelie based on their yelp reviews. The space was lovely, but the menu offerings were slim, and they didn't have the bottomless brunch that was advertised. Our server seemed super annoyed and impatient & added a gratuity to our check even though only 4 people had food. We paid it because it wasn't worth the hassle, but I thought it was in poor taste, and her explanation of it was curt & rude. With so many options in New Orleans, I doubt that I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    MarieM
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was wonderful. Service by Wade was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    rarelizard
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Four world travelers (one who works in the wine and spirits industry) met up in NO for the weekend. Café Amelie exceeded all of our high expectations. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was fresh, flavorful and creative. The Farm to Table philosophy and attention to detail was apparent in the quality of the ingredients and the unwillingness to serve anything that wasn't up to the chef's high standards. The atmosphere was lovely - quiet, intimate and relaxed. Cost was very reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. The four of us enjoyed two courses with an additional two shared desserts and a round of drinks for just under $200. We would be regulars if we lived closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT!!
    Traveler
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service, and the courtyard was really nice. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Chicken
    DCDiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The courtyard is gorgeous, but not ideal if it's raining. The carriage house is charming, however, and has its own enjoyable ambiance. I ordered the mozzarella fireballs and the chicken--both were excellent. If a place does chicken memorably well, it stands up to most good restaurants. Cafe Amelie is one such place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oasis discovery
    caro
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wish I'd discovered this gem earlier-would have gone twice. Had dinner upstairs which was quieter and more intimate than downstairs. Was alone but made to feel very welcome. Food excellent. Crab cake to start-fresh and generous portion. Had fish as entree which I like underdone if anything. The chef managed this perfectly, unusual in my experience. Had to squeeze in dessert since the other courses had been so good. Berry crumble. So much fruit! Not too sugary either. The waitrees recommended fresh cream instead of the suggested ice cream. Spot on. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. All in all, a delight.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Courtyard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great spot for my birthday dinner...dining in the courtyard is a must and so is the shrimp and grits!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    kaleidcath
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Best food on our entire trip. And in a food city such as New Orleans, that is saying something. The setting is lovely... courtyard for outdoor dining when weather permits. The staff is attentive and helpful. But, the food is the true star here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely patio, nice food
    AmyK
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We enjoyed our night here. Great cocktails, and apps. My pork chop was over cooked and dry, but my husband loved the crawfish pasta.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    Blueeyes23
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food was plentiful and delicious! Lovely and knowledgable server!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food terrible service
    Foodiekg
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went to cafe Amelie for Father's Day, they weren't accommodating. The staff was very rude. Although the food was great, I wouldn't go back. I thought it would be a lot nicer than it was. I'm not one to right a review either, but I was very disappointed especially being there to celebrate a great day for my father.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our special night out for a romantic dinner was just that. The reservation was ready for us, service was paced just right. The lovely courtyard with fountain and music was pleasant. The tables are spaced far enough apart to be able to talk quietly and feel romantic. The menu is varied from specialty sandwiches to a full salmon dinner. We liked everything we tried and it was perfect. The prices are fair. Thanks Cafe Amelie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verry good, not great
    LisaE
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Expected a great deal. First course was amazing and it was down hill from there. Service was very lacking. Atmosphere was great though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    we enjoyed our meal and the service was great. suggested sitting in the courtyard
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a charming place
    iheartfood
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Upon arrival to this cafe, we immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and vibe of Cafe Amelie. From the charming scenic garden to the great hospitality of our server, we couldn't have been happier to start our day there. The food was especially pleasing with the Shrimp and Grits being the crowd favorites. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who plans to visit the French Quarter or New Orleans!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent.
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The service was excellent. The food amazing. What a gem in the Quarter. We'll certainly recommend to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch in courtyard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We went there for lunch and were lucky to get a table in the idyllic courtyard. Service was great, also the food. We absolutely enjoyed our time and would definitely visit this place again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic New Orleans Dining
    CRodgers
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Cafe Amelie continues to be a classic dining experience. There is no other resturant in the city whereas you receive tops in customer service, (5) star delicious cuisine, a friendly environment and a courtyard view that is classic New Orleans. Cafe Amelie is a jewel that locals can enjoy. My dining experience is always above par and consistent. I am looking forward to the next time and the time after that..... Thank you and God Bless Danny and the staff at Cafe Amelie! Here's to the next time!!!!! Sincerely Caryn Rodgers
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    GreatFood
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Food was fresh and clean, The server Adam was Fantastic!, and the Old Carrage House is a great setting for a Restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visitors from Texas
    texaseaters
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We are a group visiting from Texas for a friends wedding. We arrived just in time for a late lunch here. Everyone enjoyed the food and the wine was excellent w great prices. Would recommend to others and return ourselves. We also hit petite Amelie for a green juice and coffee the next day and it was equally good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little underwhelming
    DCDR
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We made reservations at Cafe Amelie a couple weeks before arriving in NOLA for three days vacation. We walked to the restaurant from the hotel and arrived about 20 minutes early. Our early arrival seemed to throw them into a state of confusion. Some seating is normally available outside, but on this night it was raining, so all indoors. They sat us a table that was basically in the entranceway to the restaurant. When I asked if another table was available, they said no, even though at least some tables were unoccupied the whole time we were there. That kind of put a damper on everything. The food was decent but not as good as I had expected based on reviews, and the service was uninspired, disinterested, and lackluster to say the least.
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  • Authentic food
    foodieMIVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Good food with authentic southern flavors. We made reservations in advance. Nice patio area for sitting outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorite place in NOLA
    ViaTexAnn
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Wondering tasting & quality food. Not your normal New Orleans hipe which is why I love it so much. I just can't say enough about the quality of the food and the thought that has gone into the dishes. Very decent wine list and also featured drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A memorable dining experience
    Bobno
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Café Amelie was a truly memorable dining experience. Food was fabulous and we wished the desserts would never end. The service was excellent too. One small negative was the uncomfortable and unsubstantial chairs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot!
    ri77y
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My fiance and I went to a lovely dinner at the Cafe while visiting New Orleans. I had heard about it before hand and made a reservation and it was certainly worth it! The food was as fresh as they claim and amazingly delicious. Our waitor was friendly and allowed for a relaxed and fun dining experience. We took our time- had drinks, dinner and desert- and almost literally licked our plates clean! I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Good Overall
    mismarple
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Outdoor dining would have been good but we were seated inside where it was rather dark. Service could have been a lot better. When we sat down one in our party had a sticky substance allover the table at their spot. Server took their time to come clean it up then left the table 'wet'. Diner had to use their own napkin to dry the table off. Then had to grab another napkin from another table. Not a good start! Rest of service was slow and dull. Food was good but not for 'Foodies'. Would not go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite
    Delish
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food and ambience was outstanding! We enjoyed every minute of the gorgeous courtyard!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.