Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury
Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury

Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmenanthony.com/
  • Phone: (203) 266-0011
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm; DINNER: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tim Demers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private dining accommodations for up to 40 or more guests are available. With multiple banquet menu choices, you're sure to find the perfect menu for your party within your budget.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Woodbury Room can accommodate approximately 35 people for private parties, meetings, and dinners. For larger private parties please contact us, as we have different areas throughout the restaurant that can accommodate your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Cummings 2032660011
  • Entertainment: You asked us to bring back the bar menu, and we listened! Now, back by popular demand, and better than ever, we give you the best bar menus in the state of CT! Available all day, every day, so it's always the perfect time to join us at the bar. Our new 6.6.6 Happy Hour ain't your grandma's happy hour. This one is meant for the "little devil" in all of us, with WICKED GOOD food and drink specials, Monday-Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm. Excited to try our devilish delights? Come join us today!
  • Special Events: Our NEW 6.6.6 Happy Hour is for the “little devil” in all of us. Get WICKED GOOD $6 food and drink specials Monday-Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm. Sundays and Mondays are for Wine Lovers! Get 50% off all bottles up to $150 and 25% all bottles over $150 every Sunday and Monday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 64
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot is available with handicapped accessible parking.
A word from Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury
It was just two short years after the opening of Carmen Anthony Steakhouse that our beautiful Carmen Anthony Fishhouse opened in historic Woodbury. Born of our legendary commitment to excellence, we are known for our fresh-only fish in nearly endless variety, and live Maine lobsters up to 5 pounds, cooked to perfection. We also feature a superior wine list and the same superb customer service that all Carmen Anthony Restaurants are known for. Year after year, all Carmen Anthony wine lists are awarded the prestigious “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator Magazine. The readers of Connecticut Magazine declare us among their numerous awards, “Connecticut’s Best Clam Chowder," “Connecticut’s Best Crab Cake” and "Best Seafood in Litchfield County."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)notable wine list (14)romantic (13)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (8)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Always reliable!
    DSdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We always enjoy Carmen's but with a $24.95 prix fixe menu featuring Prime Rib...well, you cannot go wrong!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    BillVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a delicious lunch here. Get the hot lobster roll sandwich. Desserts are homemade but for whatever reason the whipped cream comes out of a can and is not homemade.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday without cake
    celebration
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Disappointed in the service. Celebrated a birthday, included that note on my reservation but no birthday cake was provided as previously done and was done for someone else dining at the same time. When ordering dessert and made mention of the birthday celebration the waitress simply said "oh, happy birthday". Took away from the "celebratory" mood for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our first time coming and it was such a great experience. It was my boyfriend's birthday and I requested a table by the window which we got and our waitress was very attentive to us. The food was delicious and prepared to our liking.They put a candle on his dessert and no singing which was very nice, they kept it very private and intimate. We would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a nice romantic evening out for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TERRYVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    EVERYTHING WAS RIGHT ON TARGET TONIGHT-THANKS FOR THE OYSTERS/SALMON/PRIME RIB SPECIAL-WHAT A NICE CUT-EVERTHING WAS SO GOOD WE STAYED FOR A 2ND BOTTLE OF WINE-THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL NIGHT
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate with your family for any occasion or just a nice date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Jcharm
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great meal specials and service. Love this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • specialplace
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As usual, we found the food, service, and ambiance at Carmen Anthony's Fishhouse to be very special. The prime rib is our favorite, but their fish dishes are always so fresh and prepared so well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTableDiner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The restaurant has a great menu with lots of options so my son and I decided to give it a try. The interior was one large room with a bar running along one of the walls. I wouldn't call it Spartan but it wasn't upscale either. The service was average. My son ordered the Filet Mignon medium-well and I order mine medium. Both steaks were undercooked and not that flavorful. I expected more for the price I paid for this meal. We'll try another restaurant next time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • September22
    September22
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My Husband and I have lived in Wood bury for over 20 years, we have celebrated every anniversary at Carmen Anthony, we love the food and atmosphere!!!!!! It is a great way to celebrate a Special Occasion, and every time we dine their we have excellent Food and service. Looking forward to our next Anniversary!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something has changed here
    rich
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is not the place it used to be. We go here every year for our anniversary, and are usually treated special. This year it was like any other day. The rose I requested was not there (every other year it was). The candle on the table was not lit (all other tables were).The server had the personality of a snail. The owner/manager used to come around and see if everything was ok. The food was still excellent.We will be looking for a new place to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Sandi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and piano playing topped off a great night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meat2eat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The staff was very welcoming, professional and attentive. The restaurant was clean and comfortable and spacious enough. Menu items and wine selections were abundant and the food was terrific. The surf & turf I ordered was cooked perfectly and the pinot noir just complimented it all. There was even ample parking. I would certainly encourage family or friends to visit Carmen Anthony Fishhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating dual anniversaries
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Dinner was very good. While I had a confirmation email of our reservation, the restaurant did not have is in the system. They did, however quickly accommodate us and we were sat after we had a drink in the bar. Loved the 1/2 off wine special too. Nice touch to offer free dessert for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food all around
    AstroBlackS
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The restaurant is "moderate high end", and is priced accordingly. The food is always great, as everything I have tried has been excellent. Despite it being a fish house, the steak is still very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LorennycVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I loved my experience. The staff is so very warm, the food is excellent! And this is coming from a NY foodie : )
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a most enjoyable meal on Sunday afternoon. Food was excellent. Taylor, our waiter, was great
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Summer seafood not by the seashore.
    RaconteuroftheRepast
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Substantive martinis, a worldly wine list, a few well-chosen steak selections, but mostly old school seafood fare (ie. Imperiales, Florentines, Maitre d'hotels...). Notably absent were raw bar selections. Owners might consider an interior spruce up, patrons might consider a sweater if thin blooded - the air conditioning was pumping. Even the small (1 lbs.) king crab leg order was a healthy portion, served straight forward (steamed), accompanied by drawn butter and a football-sized baked potato. The ctr cut filet (ordered med-rare) was well-executed and notable. The sole Florentine - not so much (a bit overbreaded). The crowd leans to mature, but the wait staff is young, energetic and very professional. Overall a good dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    Crasher1339
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Been coming here for years and never had a bad meal. Nothing imaginative or "out there", just great steak and fish prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Allforauntkay
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We visit our Aunt every year and take her out to dinner. The last few years we have gone to Carmen Anthony's and consistently have had a warm welcome, great service, delicious food, and an atmosphere and ambience that enhanced our dining experience. God willing we will be back next year!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen problems???
    Emmalee
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tonight was different then other experiences here. The crab cake was all potato. The risotto in the seafood dish was mushy and ill tasting. My dish had risotto with asparagus that tasted like julienne STALKS were infused. If it had not been a celebration, I would have sent the plate back to the kitchen. That night I felt like I had glass in my intestines and was uncomfortable the following day as well. I knew it was the the food and contacted a manager at the restaurant today. She was attentive and said she would pass the information to the chef, though she didn't take my name to get back to me. Hope this experience was just a "blip" and wish management had offered to get back to me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 403 reviews are from the Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury reviews archive.
  • Very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We were greeted and served in a very friendly and professional way with welcome accommodations for our 6-year old. Food was very good, though not amazing, and deserts were huge and delicious. Prices were a little high for meals received, but portions were healthy. Overall, high marks with strong recommendation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • toma
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was excellent. A little pricey. Was surprised by the lack of a crowd since when I was there several years ago it was packed with shoulder to shoulder bar. Drinks were excellent (martinis). Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cgeorge
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My mussel appetizer was excellent. The prime rib flavor was odd and my guess was that it was reheated in a microwave.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day
    KevinFromSBY
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Carmen Anthony's in Woodbury for Mother's Day dinner. The menu had a nice selection of appetizers, salads, fish, and meat dishes. Our party had both steak and fish and we all enjoyed our meals fairly well. The servers were all very friendly and attentive. My only "complaint" was that both the appetizers and the meals were delivered to our table in a relatively quick time, almost too fast. It made me wonder if, with the limited menu, the meals were prepared in advance rather than when ordered. On a special occasion such as Mother's Day, I'd like to relax and chat for a while and we didn't get that opportunity. I know it is a rather strange "complaint", so take it for what it's worth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis of great dining
    wineslayer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Woodbury is a lucky community to have such a great restaurant at hand. With a menu to accommodate everyone, and quality ingredients, make dining the kind of pleasure that seems hard to find nowadays. We find the staff here polite and friendly, but most importantly; attentive. Although calling itself "Fishhouse", the steaks here are as fine as can be found anywhere. Atmosphere is elegant while remaining comfortable for the casual. My family give it 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommened.
    ojoe
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Consistently outstanding food and service. The staff makes it clear with everything they do that you are important to them and they want your experience to be the best that they can deliver and they do deliver an outstanding experience every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!!
    Mares
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I have never tasted a better seafood casserole in my life. My husband had the salmon Imperial, it was magnificent! The salad was amazingly good. The only thing I found fault with what's the Keylime pie. Too much crust, two little filling.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdated
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This place is ridiculous. Its for the 60's and older crowd, with vanishing taste buds. There are so many better places to eat in Litchfield County when you want to drop two bills. The ambience is outdated. The restaurant empty. The salad way too wet with dressing. No effort from the kitchen, but I think its the owner's final say, not the workers, that is the problem: it is the execution of the dish, the same dish for decades. Its the same old same old. If you took a Stouffers frozen dinner and a entree off their menu, I wouldn't know which was which. Call Chef Ramsey to the rescue. Carmen has nerve trying to act like this place is worth what he charges. The prices continue to go up, the quality the opposite direction.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Sunday Buffer 2014
    3plusbaby
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We enjoyed our Easter Sunday Buffet at the 4:00 seating. Food as always was very good. Our waitress was attentive but quiet as we had to ask questions about the food on the buffet etc. I think she should have explained all of this upon our sitting down. We had to ask for coffee to go with dessert. Also felt a little rushed as there was another seating following the 4:00.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmen Anthony's Easter Brunch
    JJMfromWtby
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    An annual tradition in my family because of the wonderfully planned menu, properly cooked food, and attentive service of the waitstaff. Wait staff are always great at Carmen Anthony's but did a great job under the onslaught of customers. Kitchen team prepared every tray properly; no short cuts even when demand hoarded over supply. This restaurant knows its logistics and makes everything very easy for customers. Dining here on a regular night is a treat, too, as they give you the five star treatment for three star pricing. Grateful to have them make holiday brunch available!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Night a Wonderful Meal
    peobus
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We read about your Tuesday evening special and brought our parents. We each enjoyed a delicious salad, entree and dessert. Top notch service and great food.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable family dinner
    FoodDocVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This is my Son's favorite lobster place in our area. His 3.7 pound choice was just to his liking and satisfied his birthday craving. The remainder of us had a variety of selections, all to our liking. Of course, the deserts were great. My wife availed herself of the ever changing martini list and was not disappointed in the new banana concoction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Want a great dining experience? You found it at Carmen Anthony. Start with one of their fabulous martini's and your on you way to a great dining experience. The food is delicious, the wine list extensive and their desserts are scrumptious. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit in a while
    VinnieChi
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Tried CA on a Saturday night. Haven't been there in years. Pretty much as I remembered. Décor hasn't changed a bit. The menu seemed smaller than earlier tries...and so were the portions. But not the prices. Service was good, but should have been because the place was half-empty in the main dining room. Excellent drinks and wine list. Good choices of seafood and steak. Appetizers were terrific! Don't skip dessert. I loved the carrot cake. A definite for special times to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    REMSVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Everything was great though the noise from the bar was fairly loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent oysters Rockefeller
    lkucky
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent oysters Rockefeller - it's our favorite there. The service is incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    FoodDocVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food quality and selection was very good. We were sat in a booth situated between a busy bar and the lounge sitting area. We had notified the restaurant we were celebrating a birthday. There would have been no acknowledgement of this event except the waitress noted my daughter wearing a celebratory headpiece. The seating was not conducive to a quiet family dinner given the bar noise and traffic. The settings and glassware were not on the table, suggesting preparedness for this two week notice was insufficient for their purposes. Not a deal breaker, but paying attention to details is important. We will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Critics lunch
    Maxine
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The mere fact that we all sat at a round table was wonderful. We Dine out once a month and choose different restaurants. Hence we call ourselves the critics. Our service was excellent. The selection of Entrees etc was plentiful. And the desserts were to die for. Thank you for making the experience wonderful. We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, will be back
    agjr200hp
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great food, great service... Don't let the name fool you as there are plenty of options for non-fish eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.