Canyons at The Crossings
Canyons at The Crossings

Canyons at The Crossings

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com/
  • Phone: 7604441888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Sunday limited Breakfast: 7:00am-9:45am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Justin Cullimore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Palomar Airport Road and The Crossings Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Canyons at The Crossings
The Canyons Restaurant at the Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course is located just north of San Diego offering tremendous views of the Pacific Ocean. With our unique culinary fare, floor to ceiling windows, multiple patios, and two private dining rooms, The Canyons offers a multitude of options for any occasion. The Canyons was chosen as the “#1 Public Food and Dining Facility at a Golf Course” by Golf World Magazine in addition to the “Best Place to Take a Client to Lunch” by Southland Golf Magazine.
The Canyons Sunday Brunch Buffet is offered from 10:00am until 2:00pm and was voted the "2012 Best Mother's Day Brunch in Carlsbad" by the Carlsbad Patch. Brunch prices start at $24.99 for ages 12 and over, $14.99 for children ages 7 through 11, and complimentary for children 6 years and under. *Holiday pricing may vary*
Brunch Items Include:
-Bottomless Champagne
-Prime Rib Carving Station
-Omelet Station
-Salad Station
-Dessert Station
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Canyons at The Crossings reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (25)great for lunch (22)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (17)great for brunch (15)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (3)romantic (1)Show More
  • Scenic views in Carlsbad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    A nice location with reasonably priced food and a panoramic view. Sit out on the balcony if possible, the view is great. Service was good as well. Definitely worth a try when visiting Carlsbad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great community asset, but sounds do carry and it gets difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Up to Par
    EileenR
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    this is the club house restaurant with a nice view of the golf course. We have eaten here many often as we meet relatives nearby. One problem last Sunday was that when we made the reservation for 9:30 AM, no one mentioned that they stop serving breakfast at 9:30 and start serving brunch at 10:00; so, we were rushed to order breakfast or sit around for 30 minutes with nothing to do. We had to telephone one couple who had not arrived to ask them what they wanted. The waitress was great about getting our order in quickly-she was the one bright spot. Another problem was that, when we arrived, they could not find our Open Table reservation, despite that fact that we had received a follow-up confirmation that AM. Food was average. Eggs overdone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reservations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Online reservations take 4 times longer than it did by phone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer Service
    LinW
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have always enjoyed going to Canyons for lunch or breakfast, but was taken to lunch Monday for my birthday and it was the worst service I have had in years. After being seated at the table, we waited for 10-15 minutes with no water or anyone acknowledging our presence. When we finally flagged down a waiter and ordered, the appetizer came at the same time as the food and one of the orders had to go back to be redone as it was incorrect. Also, a member of our party had called ahead to let them know that this was a birthday celebration for 2 members of the group and nothing was done to acknowledge that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gastronomy with a killer view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have dined here for breakfast and lunch many times. The food is consistently good and friendly service as well. You won't be disappointed. An excellent dollar value as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for Business Lunches
    lovetobake
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great place for weekday business lunches. Beautiful view great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off to the races
    Finediner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We stopped at The Crossings and visited the Canyons Restaurant for lunch on our way to Del Mar Races. The Canyons dining room was really beautiful with views of the ocean and golf course. The wait staff were very friendly, with good menu recommendations and prompt with service. The menu selection was very good and everyone enjoyed the salmon salad and particularly the chicken pot pie. Perfect location, easy on off to the freeway and a real treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience better than the food.
    basix
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was definitely lacking. The food was decent, but expected a little higher grade at a golf course club. My salad lettuce was not bright and crisp and it was drenched in dressing. The brunch is pretty spectacular, lots to choose from, prefer the omelette bar to precooked food. They didn't have egg whites...bad. The scones were off the charts good. Would have been nice if they had berries as well as melon in the fruit. Its a club, it should be a cut above. And how about a seafood platter with big shrimp, crab, etc? The view is spectacular, just wish the food and service were better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canyons - nice change!!!
    Alohagal
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great ocean view from a distance, tasty food, somewhat reasonable but I use it for mostly special occasions. Great brunch, good selection of food and desserts, breads. I had the salmon w/Kale and quinoa..delicious - also recommend the butternut squash soup....I'll be back for sure and have already recommended it to friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be more successful
    Squasher
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is a great venue with decent food and good service. It should be more successful but it remains not too well known for some reason. It could be that the prices are a bit on the high side but for business purposes, it remains a good spot for conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view for Brunch
    allenm
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went here with a part of 6 Had a Sunday brunch that wasn't too expensive and came with bottomless mimosas :-) We sat on the porch and had a commanding view of the ocean, golf course and an incoming odd summer storm with lightning The brunch was pretty typical - omelet station, hunk of meat being carved, potatoes, veggies, salads, deserts and other brunch dishes Everything was well prepared and tasty The space is large with plenty of big tables and some private rooms My 7 year old daughter got bored and did gymnastics on part of the golf course and no one bothered her, so its kid tolerant Parking is plentiful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant lunch date
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Loved the food and the service. It was a pleasant lunch with well prepared food and an excellent view. Worth a lunch date or a Sunday brunch event because of the offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seat Yourself? Really??
    Firehockey
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    There was no one in the dining area, totally empty. A sign stated "Seat Yourself". No one met us after 5 minutes so we left. Not much else to say.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed My Experience
    Patty
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Pros: Not too crowded at opening, wide selection of food items and dessert items, BACON!, omelet/egg station, Prime Rib available, salads were delicious Cons: OJ in mimosas tasted low qual, Coffee was so-so, Gravy on biscuits and gravy was weird
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting, great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A friend intro'd me to this spot recently for lunch...loved it! Its not often that one thinks of a golf club restaurant as an option but this restaurant is fantastic & I can't wait to go back. Brought my 15mo daughter, sat outside & enjoyed a great lunch (they were very accommodating with kid meal also). Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be better!
    JessiebVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The Canyons has all the makings of a great local restaurant - beautiful new building, great views of golf course and ocean, and nice servers. We had a great brunch on Sunday - prime rib, omelettes, salads, pastries, etc. A few nights before we went for happy hour and it was good too. We loved the portobello quesdilla. So my main issue is this - the so so service and banquet room decor. This is a stunning restaurant with amazing views but the meeting chairs and white tablecloths make you feel like you're in a holiday inn. And this place is consistently empty. We need more dining options here locally and this is a great place but they need to redecorate, enhance service, and market to the local community.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Canyons at The Crossings reviews archive.
  • Best Brunch
    LGG1918
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This restaurant is outstanding - food is terrific, service is terrific, and it seems to be a little known secret in Carlsbad. The Sunday brunch is the best in the entire area, although we hesitate to broadcast that. The quality of the food and service never waivers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was an alright lunch
    sandiegocs
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The salmon Caesar salad and the Crossings burger were good! The wine selection was poor and the hot lava cake was dry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First happy hour visit
    Diningpam
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Wow the view is great. Got there at 5:30 and the place was empty. A golfing group came in later and that was it. It was the week of the SD fires. Husbands chicken strips dry. My sliders with chips were good. Side salad big enough to share with several people. Others in the group had pizza and the quesadilla which they seemed to enjoy. Wine good. Will try again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Have been here several times for lunch. Food is great, view is awesome. Went to a wedding here a couple of years ago, and it was just so beautiful. Will be back - soon!
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not as good as I remember
    bundrum
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I came for a 10:45 Open Table reservation and when we got there, only a "Seat Yourself" sign greeted us. Obviously, reservations were unnecessary. By the time a human appeared to give us menus, the presented the lunch menu, because it was "after 11 and they switch to lunch". Well, we would have come earlier, had we known, but more importantly, we would have had breakfast if someone had appeared when we "seated ourselves". The food was decent, but because it was so cold, and my 93 year old mother was shaking, the meal, was just OK. Service was very slow, and there were only 2 other tables, so I have no idea why.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service & view - Bad Breakfast
    ToDineDivine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My sister and I took my mom out to breakfast for an early Mother's Day. The ambience was great. Beautiful view and we were able to sit and talk as long as we wanted. It wasn't crowded, and that was probably because the food was not good. My mom had eaten there before, and she said the food was much better the last time she went. I do not recommend ordering the spinach feta scramble because it was watery and tasteless. My mom and sister didn't much like their breakfasts either. Sis ordered wheat toast and the server had to come back and say they "were out of wheat bread." A little odd for a restaurant, early in the morning, serving breakfast. You'd think that on Mother's Day weekend a restaurant would be stocked and ready for business.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE IT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Canyons never disappoints. The food is always great, service is wonderful and the views are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice View
    Chicagogirl92VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Met a friend for lunch. Didn't have several wines listed as they were 'cleaning out their stock' ? We ended up having a cabernet - it was okay. My entrée was the steak salad and it was good, cooked perfectly medium rare - just the way I like it. My friend had the Ahi salad and calamari for an appetizer; she wasn't impressed. The waitress was friendly. The view was beautiful. We each had one glass of wine and a salad with one entrée and it ended up being $37 split in half. I expect more for this price.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommend Canyons Restaurant
    GVthnx4food
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We gathered with out-of-town family for lunch at Canyons and had a wonderful experience. The view is lovely and food delicious. It was the perfect atmosphere to visit and enjoy time and a great meal with loved ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were a party of seven. Servers were not very friendly. Food was so so . Hamburgers, came without condiments we had to wait for the servers' attention and then another 5 minutes to get the condiments. (Mayo, mustard, ect.) By then the hamburgers were cold. Right after our lunch they started to set up for a large wedding, they never explained that they needed the space to set up and ended walking to the balcony so we could visit for a little while. I called a couple of times to confirm the reservation , no one answered the phone , left a message and no one called black. Nice building and set up. The view weas great.
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  • sandiegocs
    sandiegocs
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The atmosphere was lovely. I was greeted cordially and walked to my table where my friend was awaiting! I ordered the Caesar salad with salmon and wish I was hungrier because it was a generous portion. We ate lunch for about an hour and throughout the lunch the service was good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant and scenic view
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    A decent meal (but be sure to check the menu when you order a Caesar salad, as it is made here with strawberries!). The chef even accommodated me by changing the broth for the mussels to one without spicy sausage. Service was excellent with Joyce. Food was pleasant and the view is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table Arrangement
    food4thought
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This restaurant is great for 2 - 4 - 8 - or more guests. I have been there twice within the last 2 weeks with a party of 5 and we have been placed at one of the large round tables which was very difficult to converse with each other. Both times we all moved the chairs close together. The small tables could not accommodate us - and the large round tables were too large for our group of 5.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've eaten at this restaurant
    Cliffordlee
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant before and the food is usually very good as is the views. The service is usually okay but on more than one occasion, it has suffered. For instance, at the recent brunch, we had to go find our waiter to get refills of drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spinach wrap!
    Lunchlady
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Lunch was fabulous! The food was great especially my spinach wrap. The day was beautiful and
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great view
    ESquire
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Canyons at the Crossings is above a beautiful golf course and has a marvelous view of the Pacific Coast at Carlsbad. The outdoor seating creates a placid environment for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golf course views
    Lorett
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Fun lunch spot. Nice views and outdoor deck. Passion fruit ice tea very refreshing. If its your birthday you get a special mini chocolate cake!.. Great homemade potatoe chips a real treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very enjoyable experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We had a very enjoyable experience. We are from San Clemente and were meeting our San Diego relatives half way for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is very relaxing and great for conversation. We appreciated the friendly service. The buffet is fabulous. We loved the omelet station and their prime rib is excellent. We plan to do this again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed by the Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Very disappointed by the Sunday Brunch. Food offerings were limited and not replenished as they were picked over. Seemed messy and borderline unsanitary. Service was just ok. The restaurant itself is nice and the views are pretty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Closed for dinner
    rockee123
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had a reservation at the Canyons restaurant and they closed early because attendance was low, so I never got the chance to eat there. Perhaps their food is good, maybe even great, but they have such early closing hours (I think 6:30pm on fridays?), so it is not geared towards dinner. I called to confirm my reservation and they said I was good to go, but 10 minutes later they called and said "we are closing early, so we have to cancel your reservation". No offer to reschedule my reservation, or apology for the inconvenience. I guess my reservation was not important enough for them to stay open.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Vacation Getaway
    Lunch2Vacationer
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I feel like I am vacationing while having lunch. It's where I take others for a special lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Tallbean
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We live close by and every time I want to go someplace unique with good food, I go to Canyons at The Crossing. I bring out of town guests here always with positive results. The views are stunning, service excellent, and food delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice venue for a casual lunch/view
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    A pleasant venue for the view and good service. We were well attended and enjoyed the view as we chatted. Great salmon for lunch and excellent service by all the staff; waitress, kitchen, and bus boys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.