Chef Fredy's Table formerly Tim Shafer's Cuisine
Chef Fredy's Table formerly Tim Shafer's Cuisine

Chef Fredy's Table formerly Tim Shafer's Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.timschafersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9735383330x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Fredy Umanzor
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: American cuisine with ethnic infusions of fresh herbs and spices. Our food is served in ways that are unique and creative. We combine careful planning with on-time precision to keep you confidently worry-free so your event will glow with success.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cattano Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available across the street at the HYATT Hotel. Guests need to have their ticket validated after dinner..
    You simply bring your parking ticket to the Hyatt’s front desk to get it validated.
A word from Chef Fredy's Table formerly Tim Shafer's Cuisine
Tim Shafer's Cuisine/Chef Fredy's Table in Morristown continues to live up to its reputation of serving Excellent New American Food in an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Our innovative cuisine is being led by Executive Chef Fredy Umanzor’s artistry as quoted by the Star Ledger’s FOUR ****’s stellar review. Our cuisine has very unique flavors and accents ranging from simple dishes to elaborate creations of culinary art form and of course our dazzling presentation such as the double Cut Stuffed Pork Chops, Farmed Raised Ostrich and Maine Salmon Fillet

The elegant ambiance, sophisticated menu and impeccable service are the ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience or the perfect setting for any business luncheon. When dining with us, please do not forget to bring your own bottle of wine. On and off site parties and catering services are available! We now offer complimentary parking. Reservations recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Chef Fredy's Table formerly Tim Shafer's Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (32)special occasion (30)romantic (28)good for groups (7)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • The Food and Service is outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    have been eating here for over 10 years, and they stay consistant with outstandign food, extremely friendly and attentive service in very pleasant atmosphere!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Service outshines food.
    markVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent service from entry to exit, including handling of wine (BYOB), knowledge of menu, description of specials, overall friendliness. Other aspects of the visit fell short. Clever menu with good ingredients cooked "properly" but oddly excessive use of seasonings and spices across the board -- e.g., seafood risotto downing in Old Bay seasoning and venison special in what TASTED like Mexican-style mole sauce. Not the restaurant's fault, but ambience was overwhelmed by very loud guy at adjacent table entertaining his companions with crude language and inappropriate stories. If we return, it will be midweek. Local parking on weekends is near impossible, even in recommended hotel garage across the street.
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  • Mr.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was great, service friendly and knowledgeable. My wife and I had a great time
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    fit for foodies
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  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The short ribs were tender and served with a delicious wine reduction. The chocolate mousse for dessert was rich and large enough for two. The prices were reasonable. We'll go back!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • Five exceptional plates
    JeffMachVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It's really rather rare to have the kind of waitstaff who are so attentive that they note exactly the right moments to bring out each plate, but never seem overbearing or overzealous. It's also rare to have every dish be a gem - but every dish was. Three gorgeous appetizers, ranging from seafood to boar sausage in bacon. Two beautiful main courses - one perfectly rare tuna steak, one tasty duckling. The duckling was, perhaps, cooked a tad too long. But that didn't detract from an absolutely wonderful, thoroughly romantic meal. There was also a very courteous handling of our slightly complex BYOB situation. We felt not only well cared-for, but also very much cared about.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Corvus
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    After reading all the positive reviews my fiance and I were really looking forward to our meal here. I wasn't bothered by a lack of bread (they give you a single wedge each) but if you like your carbs you may feel let down. We tried two appetizers, the quail and the baked brie. The quail was fine if unmemorable while the brie was enjoyable, however the bread that came with the brie wasn't toasted at all. I had the duck (overcooked) and my fiance had the bacon wrapped buffalo (chewier than expected). We decided to pass on dessert and I'd recommend passing on Chef Fredy's
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    During the day there are few folks in Morristowm looking for a good sit down meal. The restaurant is a BYO and has a small liquor store next door. Seating is available outside, should the weather cooperate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • TJOD
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everything was great. The menu had a diverse selection catering to all food types. The sevice was quite good as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Love this restaurant! Looking forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • onlyanopinion
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was a great dining experience. The menu was creative without being too busy. Fried calamari but put in a really surprising sauce - bit of bite, olives - Lovely. Bison nicely cooked and cabernet sauce - very good. Monkfish with a delicate sauce that complimented rather than overshadowed the fish. Beautiful presentation, fabulous service - friendly attentive and all the waiters seemed to have a good clique. Atmosphere is romantic, no views - just a well furnished dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, this time
    santaluvsme
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been here three times. Twice it was excellent and once just ok. Still decent food, just wouldn't travel for it. However, this last time was amazing. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered. From appetizers to entrees and desserts. We would definitely go back. Great menu!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Bistro with Great Food
    BenjaminX
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My wife and I recently enjoyed a fantastic meal at Chef Fredy's. In addition to very fresh ingredients and excellent preparation, the service was also equally superb. And the prices were reasonable. Highly recommend a visit.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • The best in Morristown!
    Traveler60
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Have eaten a a number of restaurants in Morristown and Chef Fredy's has been the best! Great Jambalaya! Great service! Decor good use a little dating. BYOB. Lovely dinner.
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    fit for foodies
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  • OK food, but refresh needed
    tad1232000VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was a last minute decision to try this resaurant. Figured with the customized menu it would be interesting, butit fell a bit flat. The calamari with balsamic made it limp and too flavored. It should be simplified. The rest of the meal was ok, but at times didn't feel very customized. As for the service a good team, but at times seemed to rush through service without the need. There were only 10% of tables even with people. And for the decor, could use a refresh as well.
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  • Great food
    Pacman
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent seafood options. Service was great and felt valued as a customer!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Food
    ExiledCat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic dining experience at this BYO. Changed my entire order based on waiters recommendations and was not disappointed. Quail to start then venison were both excellent. Highly recommend
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely my favorite
    Teresa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chef is outstanding, food is delicious and service is outstandig.. They make you feel really special.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    AlfaGuy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A terrific find that this is truly 'old school' (as another reviewer said..) and in all the best of ways, with none of the caveats. Authentic reduction sauces, perfect temps w/the meat and seafood, Jumbo Shrimp huge and tender! Butter like Filet of beef, a great pork chop stuffed with spinach mushroom and smoked gouda, still finished 'pink', veggies al dente' ...Bravo!! The service was very European and attentive, every course brought fresh silverware with the earlier course removed,apps/salads were split in the kitchen to offer a reasonably priced lengthy dinner I am an Executive Chef for over 35 years.. this place is a Wow! AND..you bring your own wine with proper glassware. Bon Appetite and Salut To Chef Freddys!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    malofro
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Having been to the restaurant when it was Tim Shafer's and always being impressed, we had been let down previously after the ownership shifted, but still the food was very good and we often recommended the restaurant to friends. Now officially relaunched as Chef Fredy's Table, we thought there would be changes. Unfortunately, the decor was the same and dated, the service was very disappointing as we waited between courses with a distracted waiter. Both of our entree's were also bland and even tasteless. My husband did not even finish his entree. We left while waiting over 15 minutes for the waiter to return for our dessert order.
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  • Excellent food
    sfill
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I loved the food and had a fabulous meal. It was romantic and a great evening. The staff was very polite and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Chef Fredy's Table
    BABA
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great atmosphere, excellent staff very attentive, menu very diversified with plenty of choices for all whether your a vegetarian, just seafood, or anything goes. Creative presentation of food. Not rushed. A very enjoyable dinner experience. We will definitely go back and bring some friends next time. Great BYOB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat August 23, 2014
    celebratewineanddine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    excellent dinner - food was very good, service was attentive, not rushed, a bit noisy but there was a birthday celebration so we didn't mind...
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently good!
    Terp330VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I dine at Chef Freddy's regularly. Food and service is consistently excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Enjoyable Dinner!
    Rock
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fine dining in Morristown! Started with scallops that were cooked perfectly. My porkshop was delicious, as were the side dishes on the plate. I like that it's BYOB since it's high end dining and you can bring your own wine and not break the bank! Free parking at the Hyatt across the street is also a nice touch!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Wow
    ILUVFOOD
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My Dad was in the restaurant business so I look for thing most people don't notice. The wait staff were top notch, picked up plates and silverware after each course, they were personable and professional and did not rush us. One of them went to the liquor store next store to help my friend chose a bottle of wine!! The good was fabulous and the presentation was beautiful. We had calamari and lobster ravioli for appetizers, stuffed pork chop and mixed grill for entrees and chocolate mousse and bread pudding for dessert everything was just delicious and we couldn't help eye the other plates that passed by already picked what I will have next time! Chef Fredy came out to very warmly greet everyone. From bread to coffee **** Excellent
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Morristown Treat
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners very much and will return, bringing friends. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and attentive. For us, it was a fine choice.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Jslee822
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The service was attentive but not overbearing and struck the perfect balance. Everything on the menu looked so good, it was difficult choosing what to get, but I ended up ordering the steak special and it was phenomenal, as well was the calamari appetizer. The fact that it's BYO is great because they offer a 5-star meal without forcing you to pay for overpriced drinks in-house.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent Find
    BkFood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service at this romantic establishment are excellent. Interesting menu with well presented food. I had the mixed grill which included bison, andouille sausage and bacon wrapped chicken. Everything was seasoned perfectly and the meats were tender and juicy. There were grilled sweet potatoes under the meats and a smoky sauce to accompany the bison...terrific. My boyfriend is a foodie and he loved his venison. We brought our own bottle of Pinot noir which I loved!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired setting; mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I count on these reviews and frankly have rarely written one. We went to Tim Shafers many years ago with some frequency and recall outstanding meals. This visit was much less memorable. Food was not bad, just not memorable. Monkfish was "fishy", other dishes too "saucy". Restaurant is in serious need of a facelift. Very tired setting .... Free parking at the Hyatt is a nice touch
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  • Great Menu
    MtwnfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always a surprise on the menu. Fredy and his crew do a wonderful job with their culinary choices. We have always found something that piques our interest. The Service team works well together. You can count on an enjoyable meal.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding dining experience
    DinersVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Once gain, Chef Freddy's did not disappoint! Our dinner was outstanding, as usual! The service was impeccable...Girard is a great waiter! We will definitely go back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Even though the name has changed, the food and wait staff is still as good as ever.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner on anniversary. We sat outside, which was nice but a little congested around sidewalk and some noisy traffic. We ordered off of Prix Fix menu, and it was very good. Love the BYOB. Parking is somewhat inconvenient, but not too bad.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great dinner
    EsqbabyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a great evening out as a couple. Staff was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. Food was very tasty, would definitely come back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent meal!
    gemfinder
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. We hadn't been to Tim Shafer's (now Chef Fredy's Table) in a few years. We will not make that mistake again. The service was impeccable. The food delicious. My husband had the mixed grill and I had the sea bass special. Both amazing. The prices are on the high side, but definitely not eye popping for the quality and preparation. Another plus - it is a BYO.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zucchini Flowers outstanding
    LindaMcG
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Wonderful restaurant, excellent food, BYOB, staff was friendly, professional and perfect! The zucchini flowers appetizer was delicious and different. The sauce around them was delicious with a little kick! Will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Birthday meal
    benton1220VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We went here for my husband and sons birthdays. I am a vegetarian and as per usual there was no vegetarian entree on the menu. I had a good salad to start the iceberg lettuce wedge with blue cheese dressing (no bacon) and wild mushroom ravioli app as my entree. My DH had tuna which he said was good. My son's girlfriend had the St. Peter 's fish and my son had one of the specials. Everyone said their food was good. My son was was nicely comped a dessert for his Birthday. The decor is a bit dated but overall a nice meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Pickyandfair
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We always count on this restaurant for a great dining experience. I am glad to say that Chef Freddy and the staff have even improved on this experience with their new menu. We never hesitate to bring individuals important to us there, as we did last Saturday night. My wife had a fantastic Monk Fish special and they accommodated me with my favorite Tim Schaffer original, Short Ribs (not on the new menu). The service was particularly attentive, elegant and on par with that found in Europe or in fine dining establishments in NYC. Chef Freddy himself visited the patrons to make sure everyone was satisfied. That's very rare these days. If you want a friendly superior dining experience and good value, don't hesitate to visit with Chef Freddy.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a long overdue name change
    NJdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I knew Tim and enjoyed his restaurant but it has been Fredy's and Nestor's for a long time and the name change shouldn't discourage anyone from coming. The best decision we made was about 18 months ago when we decided that we should stop coming here just for special occasions and just eat with Fredy and Nestor more often- we're never disappointed. A great seafood meal just before July 4th ; starting off with salads ( the blue cheese wedge was perfect) and then red snapper and soft shell crabs and shared a chocolate- peanut butter tart. Dining here is truly a consistent pleasure
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 320 reviews are from the Chef Fredy's Table formerly Tim Shafer's Cuisine reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. Never disappointed.
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