Cafe Tiramisu
Cafe Tiramisu

Cafe Tiramisu

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafetiramisu.com/
  • Phone: 4154217044x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sundays: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pino Spinoso
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: All Reservations are confirmed for indoor dining. Because San Francisco Weather can & does change.
  • Special Events: For our diners on New Year's Eve, we will be offering both a special set menu in addition to our normal menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kearny and Bush
  • Public Transit: Montgomery Bart Station (Montgomery St & Market St), Muni, Cablecar on California Street. Walking distance from many hotels.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking Options: Sutter - Stockton Garage located at 330 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA - Open Daily 24hours Street Parking after working hours
A word from Cafe Tiramisu
Cafe Tiramisu is an attractive, modest trattoria outfitted with stylized murals of Pompeii and other Roman ruins. Located in the heart of the financial district but you will feel like you are in Italy.

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Cafe Tiramisu reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (47)neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (39)romantic (26)good for groups (26)special occasion (25)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (16)hot spot (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Outdoors Great. Indoors not so much
    LoloCarding
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    There is a strong disinfectant odor inside the restaurant that is very off-putting. We had to switch to an outside table and it was a little chilly but tolerable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great spot!
    Danic15
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Cafe Tiramisu is located on a cute street, makes you feel like your in Italy! The food was delicious! I recommend getting an appetizer or salad with your meal. The tiramisu was amazing! Definitely would come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful Visit to Italy (In SF)
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    What a delightful experience!!! I've been to Italy many times and have enjoyed its cuisine.....and I also visit San Francisco every now and then. I've never dined at Cafe Tiramisu but when I return to SF, I will return here. Just a delightful experience....wonderful food, prepared and served in a very traditional Italian way. It's obvious the entire staff takes pride in what they do. And they do it well. I had the sole. It was served with an asparagus and crab risotto that was exquisite. That, in itself, could have been a meal. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt that the staff wanted to make me--and the other diners--happy and content. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Steve
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    There are several restaurants next to each other and they all have decent food, but Tiiramisu shines with excellent food and service. Not too many places serve stuffed zucchini flowers and theirs are excellent. Their namesake dessert is great, too, and Giussepe takes very good care of you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Bad experience this time
    Arrow
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have eaten there before and enjoyed our experience, but the last time might be our very last time. I asked the waiter for suggestions for a sauce to go with my ravioli ( I didn't want the sauce that came with the meal on the menu) and all he could come up with was a simple marinara. He seemed annoyed that I didn't want the menu choice. I also ordered a side dish that never arrived. When I finally mentioned it to the waiter he said that he forgot to put in the order. My entree' arrived cold/lukewarm. One of the other diners had to send her fish back…..it tasted "off" and not fresh. The best things we ate were the bread and dipping sauce, and the dessert sampler. Service and food were under par, and it was not a busy night.
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  • Excellent food!
    Snow
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We (a group of five) enjoyed everything we had--appetizers (especially the octopus and calamari) , entrees (especially the bouillabaisse), and desserts (tiramisu and several others). The service was friendly and at the same time courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Italy in San Francisco
    MariaRDHVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have been frequenting Cafe Tiramisu for 25 years, since it opened. It keeps getting better and better. The grilled octopus is exceptional, asis the grilled peach and burrata salad. I had chicken stuffed with Gorgonzola, served with a side of delicious ravioli. We had the dessert tray for 2 (for 4) and i t was more than enough. Two bottles of Italian wine, and a nightcap of limoncello topped off a great evening. We hosted friends from Italy on their honeymoon, and they loved it!! Thanks Giuseppe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great outdoor seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was good, the calamari is a great starter. The fish dishes and pasta were delicious. Outdoor seating is great, as long as the fog stays out at sea. The wine list is outrageously expensive.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming Italian Gem
    Legalmommyof2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Took me back to Italy with its great decor, charming service and traditional Italian fare. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian meal
    nutcracker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was very good and the service/ambiance was exceptional. This is a real authentic Italian find (they've been here a long time-LOL). Big menu with lots of items....... moderately priced for SF. We had several appetizers (scallops, meatballs, bruchetta) - all very good. Five of us all had different entrees (sea bass, gnocchi, risotto, ravioli, spaghetti) - all excellent. Desserts were excellent (the Tiramisu was light and very good). Make reservations for an inside table - more private for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • @Tiramisu
    ChowhoundVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always a favorite when we visit San Francisco. Food always is dependably delicious. Staff handled huge crowd deftly and with patience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dinner was delicious and he service was very good... I have been here before and my experience lived up to what I remember
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wont go back Bad Service.Food OK
    sunshinekacy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went back for the good waiter, we found out that he no longer works there, and the new waiter is bad. He is unhappy, and never asked to refill out drinks, just slam the plates on our table, and did not answer any questions we have.We get fast food service for the price we paid. And since the food is not as good as before either, we will not go back. For that price we can find better restaurant.
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  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our hotel recommended cafe tiramisu to us, it was a great find! Risotto was amazing, braised short rib ravioli awesome. Service was terrific. And our bruschetta was also awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SETTING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Reminds one of a bistro in Europe--Tucked away in an alley, on Belden place [off Kearney], ===The outdoor seating is the best--Really enjoyed the calamari, with potatoes and zucchini.---ALL items were delicious=== Outstanding help and service from staff!! --J.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing In Every Way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Pino the Owner is the best, and recommends what we eat. He's never been wrong. Excellent experience in every way. Delicioso!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but...
    LJ2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    TThe hostess was friendly and served us a beverage as we waited for the rest of our party. The waiter however, was frosty and aloof. He was dressed VERY casually, so much so we wondered if he was just filling in for the night. We sat outdoors and had to endure cigarette smoke from diners (who seemed to be off duty employees from the French restaurant next door) who despite being asked to move a few feet away, repeatedly lit up just outside the entrance. The service was slow and inattentive, we had to hunt someone down to bring us a glass of water. I really wanted to like this place as I saw good reviews on Check Please. The lack of service and ambience underwhelmed our dining experience and therefore didn't match the prices they charged.
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  • Very disappointing
    MelanieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Has really been looking forward to trying this homey-looking Italian place on Belden Alley, but it disappointed on every level. Disinterested and very slow service. (Although there was one jolly waiter who seemed to be very attentive to regulars, our waiter was totally checked out.) Extremely noisy inside, and with tables so closely spaced, you will hear every word of neighboring conversations. Beer was warm (and waiter said there was nothing he could do about that), wine by the glass selections were poor. The food was perfectly good (very fresh burrata, homemade pasta, tasty veal), but nothing you can't get in North Beach or at other restaurants along the alley - and the service was so bad that it completely overshadowed the food.
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  • BobS
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Saw this on Check Please and thought we would try it but was not what we expected.
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  • Still one of the best
    Monty44
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It's been my pleasure to have dined at Cafe Tiramisu for over 20 years. In my opinion, it just gets better with time. We started with the squid ink risotto and scallops. A nice appetizer for 2. Risotto is done nicely and the scallops are melt in your mouth delicious. My wife had one of her favorites, short ribs. Even though Cafe Tiramisu's menu changes with what's in season, this has been a mainstay for a long time. And for good reason. Fork tender and rich, it's a wonderful dinner. I had the rack of lamb with lamb meatballs. Cooked to a nice medium-rare, they were heaven in every bite. The desserts are a point of pride here and one of the best values in the city is the sampler dessert tray. Please don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restuarant
    dmartin
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    we loved the service and the food, will definitely go again !!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking forward to going back...
    LoloCarding
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I'm a self-avowed Italophile... Love the country, people, food, language, culture - and you get a bit of all of that at Tiramisu. The food is comfortably good Italian, a few of the wait staff are Italian so you get that charming Italian background banter, and seating in the interior or outside in canopied Belden Alley is equally pleasant and smacks of a European trattoria/bistro experience. I've had two biz lunches there and am looking forward to going back for a lazy extended meal with a good Barbera.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but not memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The two dishes we had (pasta & risotto) with seafood were delicious but not necessarily memorable. Our waiter was new & was not familiar with the restaurant's menu or wines to pair.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    DSarch68
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I was very impressed by the quality of the food, which was more gourmet quality Italian and probably more authentic than your typical Italian-American style food. I had a potato gnocchi with lobster that was fabulous. My son's spaghetti with crab was fantastic as well. Our server was very pleasant and knew the menu really well. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor cafe
    Jsk1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Cafe is located in a great space in an alley. Great ambience and lots of energy. Food was good. Service was ok.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Joey
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food was great. Loved sitting outside. Can't wait to go again!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Yummy!
    Jennyp
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I would and will be recommending this place to all my friends who are in sf or just visiting sf. Walking into the alleyway entrance with all the other awesome Italian restaurants was a neat experience. The food was great. The service was fast. As soon as one plate was finished, your second or third was right behind it. Definitely a top recommendation for any foodie out there. Even non foodies who are looking for a true sf dining experience. Thank you Cafe Tiramisu staff! Can't wait to enjoy another meal there.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pathetic service
    Megha
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    will never come here again. such rude staff. my food plate was filthy. nobody bothered to even clean the splatter on the plate. no water until we asked for it. the waiter had bad breath too. yuck.
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    hot spot
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  • Outstanding
    GregVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is a true gem. Everything is made to perfection, you will not be disappointed.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Great Food, Great Service
    DineDivine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I don't usually write reviews unless I am seriously pleased or seriously disappointed. I am here to say I am seriously pleased. I usually hit up Sauce or Plouf on Belden Place but my new favorite go-to is Cafe Tiramisu. Every time the food has been fresh and delicious, and the service outstanding. I've had the short rib ravioli, cooked perfectly al dente. I've also had the short ribs which were very tender falling apart in your mouth full of flavor. The mussels were plump and meaty and cleaned perfectly. The broth was light and not oily. My only constructive criticism would be the chef has a heavy hand with the salt, just a tad so that it takes away from the dish. Yet, the dishes are delicious and come through regardless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great value for the money
    datenight
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The caesar salad was just ok. We had the Halibut and the pini with seafood which were both tasty. A glass a wine for $13 when the average at most other restaurants for wine by the glass is often times $8-10. It isn't that they were exceptional wines..just average. I had notified the restaurant that we were there for our anniversary on our open table reservation notes. Either the restaurant doesn't get the note, doesn't read the note, or simply doesn't think care! When we arrived we told the hostess that we were there for the Dine-in program and she acted as if she had no idea what we were talking about. She handed us the standard menus only.
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  • Italy in Belden Lane
    MariaRDHVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Cafe Tiramisu just keeps getting better! I have been going to this restaurant since it's opening, I cannot recall how many years! Giuseppe and Pino (Pino is mostly at Brindisi these days) are wonderful hosts. The food is fantastic, and very Italian, versus Italian-American. The grilled octopus is superb, as well as the calamari. Pastas are always great. A friend had the pici with shellfish, and I had spinach-ricotta gnocchi...excellent. The men had eggplant parmigiana and they enjoyed it very much. The "house" Chianti was very good, and Giuseppe gave us all a glass of Limoncello. My favorite SF restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We had a large group and being that most restaurants are small I was pleasantly surprised that they accommodated us. Beginning with the hostess she was the sweetest and very welcoming. The food was delicious our whole group had nothing but great reviews. It was an intimate setting and they customized our menu with our group name, it was a nice touch. The only small thing was confusion with a dish that was not received, the waiter had asked if my guest had got the dish, she took it as ordered and he meant received. He got a little upset with one of my guest but still brought out the dish. Just a misunderstanding. Overall amazing!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 583 reviews are from the Cafe Tiramisu reviews archive.
  • Awesome Food =)
    Butterfly
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food is amazing! Great drink selection & the service is good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; Great Service
    Brooks
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Cafe Tiramisu is always enjoyable. Great food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    justmeVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Food was yummy. Patio is very fun. We really enjoyed it!
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Awesome food! Great service!
    greateverytime
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We dine at Cafe Tiramisu several times a year, for over 5 years. Each time it's been memorable and the food outstanding. By far THE best Italian restaurant in SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    bread was cold - butter requested came in foil wrapper - place needs a paint job - menus need new covers! food was good
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    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome find!
    GregVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This Italian restaurant is definitely a true gem that will have you coming back time and time again. The food is authentic and fresh. Service is top rate, and the owner is always present ensuring that all needs are met. You must eat here and when you do save room for the tiramisu, the only place you will find better tiramisu is in Italy...maybe.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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  • Not what I expected
    Desiree
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Bread was chewy and stale. Because we were just a couple of mediocre asian women, we were not served with the best that it could be
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