Chophouse 305
Chophouse 305

Chophouse 305

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chophousemiami.com/
  • Phone: (305) 938-9000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30am - 4:30pm
    Dinner: Monday through Sunday 4:30pm - 11:30pm or later
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm & 10pm-Close
    Please visit us at www.chophousemiami.com or call 305.938.9000 for more details.
    Waterfront Patio in the heart of downtown Miami!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Pieter Van Staden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater all social and corporate events. From showers, Baptisms and Bar Mitzvahs to corporate lunches, dinners and cocktail receptions.
    Chophouse Miami is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion! To book your next special event- please contact Madeline @ 305.938.9000 or madeline@chophousemiami.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Rooms Available for Groups of 10 to 120. Capacities: "The Waterside Patio“ seats 60 for sit down dinner or 120 for Cocktail Receptio. "The Club Room" seats 10 to 40. "The Main Bar" can accommodate a cocktail reception of up to 75 people and "The Lounge" seats up to 30.
  • Private Party Contact: Madeline 3059389000
  • Entertainment: We know you deserve a cocktail or two after a hard day's work...so sit back, relax and enjoy..don't forget to grab a bit! Bar Bites menu with Bites at $5.00... American Beers- $2.50, Imported beers- $3.50, Drafts- $3.50, Cocktails-$5.00, Spirits-$4.50, and Frozen drinks- $5.00 offered EVERYDAY from 4:00pm-7:00pm DJ's Wednesday- Saturday at The Outdoor Lounge!
  • Special Events: Join us this Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd 2013 for Game Day Action & Fantastic Food & Drink Specials! Delicious Prime Rib Dinner specially priced at only $24.95!

    Valentine's Day Reservations are still available, impress the one you love and call 305.938.9000 to reserve your romantic table!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S.E. 4th Ave
  • Public Transit: Bayfront stop off of metro mover.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is $5 for Lunch & $8 For Dinner with a Validated Ticket.
A word from Chophouse 305
About Chophouse 305: Jacques Van Staden, Chef & Culinary partner brings a contemporary and globally infused menu with selections from all around the world. Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality ingredients cooked to perfection and provide you with the service and attention to detail you deserve. Chophouse is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Miami, with great water views from our terrace, just perfect for any corporate or private event.
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Chophouse 305 reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.7
    Service2.7
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
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  • Decent food, disappointing ambience
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Visited this restaurant during Miami Spice. We sat inside preferring a/c to the street-side terrace, which was more popular. But the a/c was not working well, and it got warmer inside the longer we stayed. The menu and food were quite good, but service was slow even though we were one of only 2 or 3 tables occupied. If you go, sit outside.
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  • Pass on this one
    straighttalk
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went on a Sunday night and it was dead, plus the parking sucked-there was no valet and I had to park across the street at another station. Will not be going back.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 125 reviews are from the Chophouse 305 reviews archive.
  • Skip the Chophouse..visit Wolfgang
    CapHillTravellerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    On our recent visit to Miami, we wanted to have someplace within close walking distance to the Intercontinental Hotel where we were staying. We chose the ChopHouse because it had a nice fish menu (across the Street was Wolfgang Puck's restaurant)..we chose poorly! The food was not of good quality. The service was also not up too par. Sadly, we should have visited Wolfgang's instead.
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  • Just an OK Restaurant
    HofstraJetVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food is decent - service is for the most part competent. Best part is the patio bar and tables where you can overlook Biscayne Bay, even if you have to look past a busy street.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Valentines Day
    Isaav003
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    There was a pre-set menu but wasn't bothered by it, Our table was already served with water which had clearly been sitting there as the ice had already melted. There were two sets of menus one of which belonged to another larger party which had our server preoccupied. Our table was not served bread but other tables had baskets of warm bread. Furthermore the prime rib my date ordered was that was very dry served without Au Jus or horseradish was very dry and bland. My fillet mignon was great but that is the only thing that came out well. I was overall disappointed in my experience and would not recommend this restaurant. It was certainly not worth the $200+ I paid for this meal.
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  • We were visiting the Miami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were visiting the Miami area for Valentines day and decided to go to this restaurant. The service was slow, we ordered wine which we didn't receive until after we were done with the appetizer course, our water glasses were empty for several minutes before being refilled and the servers didn't seem to know what tables ordered which dishes, they walked aimlessly around the 12 tables in our section. The seating and table looked like cheap patio furniture, it was uncomfortable and not very sturdy. We will never return.
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  • Outside bar not as good as
    2diners
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Outside bar not as good as most bars. The drinks ordered were sub standard. The food was excellent though.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room for Improvement
    Tash
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    The restaurant was very swanky looking but has room for improvement. The french onion soup was delicious but the entree didn't match in quality. The tandoori chicken kabobs were VERY dry...I barely ate any of it. The dessert was also delicious. The service when arriving to restaurant was not very attentive. The waiter could also have been a little more helpful. The guys running the valet service seemed to not speak English very well. They watched me opposite way when they could have let me know where the entrance to restaurant is. In general the service was not very attending. I don't mind paying the price for great food, but when the food is average and the service is not up to par, it is definitely not worth the price tag.
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    scenic view
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  • Nice Job New Years Eve Chophouse
    Paul
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went for new Years Eve not knowing it was a 'fixed menu'. We were not all that hungry (5 courses) so we were going to leave. The team let us eat off the regular menu and we sat at the bar, perfect resolution .Monika waited on us and she was as delightful and attentive as could be!! We were so impressed with how we were treated that after the concert we went back to enjoy the bar and the rest of New Years Eve there..... Thanks to all for accommodating us!!! We will come back for sure as well as tell our story about how great the service was.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    JohnieVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Service great, food excellent. It was a little quiet but lots of Xmas functions on in the local hotels. 2nd time here and would always go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Good location, bad overall
    JJJJ
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Ate here before a Heat game because of location. The steaks were over cooked by a mile and the service was poor.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great wine list. Biggest
    JezterVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Great wine list. Biggest draw back for me is their cuts and prices. If you want to try it i wouldn't say not to but not my first choice for a good steak.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We had dinner on New Years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We had dinner on New Years Eve and were very surprised to see that there was a set menu even if we got the information by e mail that there would n o t be a set menu. The service and food was good though but the evening turned out to be all too expensive compared to what we expected since we had already pre-checked the regular menu and made our choices.
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    hot spot
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  • Steak not properly cooked.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Steak not properly cooked. While they offered an adjustment who wants a slightly cheaper but overcooked steak to eat. Very dissapointed. Not the same quality at all as the two previous times I had eaten there over a year ago. Service was courteous and prompt but not knowledgeable about food or menu. And really seemed to be just going through the motions.
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    scenic view
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  • The black grouper was excellent
    RickVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    The black grouper was excellent as was the Asian Sesame salad and beef carpaccio. Great outdoor dining and view.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    I have been to this location a total of three times, once as Manny's Chophouse, once as Miami Chophouse, and just recently as the Chophouse Miami Bistro. I have noticed the food decline each time. As Manny's and Miami Chophouse I enjoyed the food of an upscale american steakhouse but I dont know how to describe the Bistro's food. I did not get american steakhouse from the way the food was prepared and needless to say, the food was underwhelming. Additionally, the valet was in his car as we pulled into the lot. He did not approach the car. I had to approach him and ask if I could receive valet. I selected the restaurant for my birthday because I remembered the Manny's of old but I will not return.
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  • The worse thusfar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    I had a reservation of six(6) including my boss. The food was so salty (it appeared salt was dropped into the food). I thought it was perhaps my taste buds, but everyone at my lunch table seemed to notice as well as mention to the waiter who did absolutely nothing about it as if he is far too use to that complaint. Thanks to the ChopHouse National Boss Day was the wrong choice...(smh) Not to mention valet parking is a joke! There is a sign pointing towards a parking area for the ChopHouse. Turns out, this is where the valet attendant parks your car. Once we were situated to turning the car around, the valet attendant stopped us and asked for the keys. All he did was park the car right in front of the space where we stopped.
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  • This was our first time at
    LuckyNVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    This was our first time at Chophouse , I was very worrid after reading bad reviews at Yelp. I have to say that the place is very nice, the atmosfere serene and the food was very good. The chop lunch box for $19 it's a great deal ! The bad and I have to say it , was that the food took a life to be served, the place was almost empty, it was around 2pm on a weekday, and we order regular and simple choices, a Caesar salad, a burguer and the box lunch. We were on a business lunch and I felt very uncomfortable with my guests that a simple lunch took so long.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food was delicious. Had miami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Food was delicious. Had miami spice and also ordered the flaming heat roll. It was spectacular. Peter our server was excellent
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • King crab legs where very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    King crab legs where very bad... Died out and cold had to send them back. Two steaks were over cooked. One med-rare was well done... We sent it back to only get a rare steak... Buy this time everyone else in the party of 5 was done eating... I wouldn't go back or recommend. Be to a couple other Chophouse in other cities that were great this one wasn't.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • The entree was consider disappointi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    The entree was consider disappointing by about half my party. The watress was outstanding and did an excellent job.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Went for Miami Spice and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Went for Miami Spice and was extremely disappointed in how tiny the steak was. It was around 3 oz, which is unacceptable. We asked for it cooked medium and it was almost rare.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    We had a wonderful dinner and the service was excellent! A nice find!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food ws great! The views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    The food ws great! The views amazing and the service outstanding!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • The steak was average and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    The steak was average and certainly not up to par with a prime steakhouse. The service was slow and we hardly saw our waiter. The bread we asked for was never delivered.
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  • NY strip steak was a small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    NY strip steak was a small nondescript cut, expected at Longhorn or Outback, but, not at a Prime Steakhouse this restaurant is purported to be. Very disappointing, as was the waiter, who was unfamiliar with the appropriate temperature appellations, mandatory knowledge for a server at a prime steakhouse. We also saw him rarely and felt unattended.
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  • Better English skills needed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    We were fairly dissapointed with this restaurant. We thought that two steaks with two sides and no drinks at $138 was just not worth it. The food was great however the server's lack of command of English not only made him hard to understand but also caused him to not be able to answer our questions. We ended up spending an additional $24 on side dishes that we did not need as a result. Thec servern was very attentive and seemed very nice but that communication issue just knocked the wind out of the sails for us!!
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  • Great if you came for what you get
    hamakon
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    The bone-in dry-aged ribeye brought tears of joy to my eyes. My wife also commended her yellow snapper. Reasonably stringent wine selection (for a steak house). Extremely attentive service (Peter). Good value for (quite a bit of) money.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • I have not been in a couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    I have not been in a couple years since the change in ownership. It was good, not amazing. I would try it again. Had chicken breast which was enjoyable although menu state it was a double chicken breast and there was only one.
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  • Love it!
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    We have eaten here a few times before Miami Heat games and it is always delicious! They have good sushi, fish, and steak. They also have a nice cocktail list and delcious bread. The portions are a good size which is more than I can say for db bistro which is just down the street.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We went to the Miami Chophouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    We went to the Miami Chophouse for New Years Eve, and it was TERRIBLE. We decided to give it another chance and it was much better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Good, not excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    The elevator music over a techno beat was so loud as to almost be uncomfortable, but the happy hour crowd didn't seem to mind. It would have been a much more serene and elegant evening had we eaten inside, but we wanted to actually have a view- the inside has no view whatsoever. The food was good- the churrascaria was excellent, with a creative presentation. The raw oysters were nice, but not the freshest I've ever had. The "takushi" spicy tacos were delicious, but not so spicy! Great happy hour pricing on drinks and appetizers. The service was so-so, but I believe he was new, and the porch was fairly crowded. Again, had we sat inside, it would have been nicer. Overall, not quite as nice as I would expect for the price, but nice.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, scenic view
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  • Okay main dish side dishes lacking.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    We didn't try the steak. The lamb was great, and so was the salmon. The sides were bland & unfavorable. They ran out of chicken, which was the only item I wanted (we had steak the night before). Mostly, I'm a big mac & cheese fan and their truffle mac & cheese was horrible, no truffle taste at all, and the cheese seemed like it was from a power mix (like kraft) that wasn't mixed in completely. I actually couldn't eat it. Same for the garlic mash, no garlic! So, I won't be back..... I need the whole meal to be delicious, not just the main course. Nice outdoor seating, staff & view.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • third bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Better food and prices next door at Capital Grille
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  • This restaurant doesn't stand
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    This restaurant doesn't stand out for anything in particular. Not sure how it stays open in a city that has so elevated it's culinary scene.
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  • Outstanding - truly one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Outstanding - truly one of the most impeccably run steak houses in Miami.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Recently visited Miami and thought we would try something new. The location and view from the patio was great! The food was pretty good as well, not worth the price but good! The service was horrible. The owner was gracious in listening to our concerns but the professionalism of the server was no where to be seen. Even after accepting the owners apology for the unfortunate night, we were surprised that the server CONFRONTED us! No apology from the server, just how dare we complain because " he bring da wine, yes?"! This could be a good restaurant but as usual service will dictate return visits!
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  • The quality of the steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    The quality of the steaks continues to decline and for the prices there are much better options in the area.
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  • Had a dinner for 11 at Chophouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    Had a dinner for 11 at Chophouse this past week and the experience was spectacular from beginning to end! I am a big foodie so I asked the Manager to just surprise me with his favorite dishes, WOW! It was food heaven! The rest of my group had steak, fish, and other dinner staples and were very happy with their selections. Wine list was fantastic with very reasonable prices. Can't wait to go back!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • Excellent food.Sea Bass and
    AlesyabkVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Excellent food.Sea Bass and stake was really nice. Can't say same about dessert it was awful and selection of sweets was very poor. It was NewYear's eve premade menus and we tried all desserts on that menu it was such a disappointment. Wasn't present good at all and I'll tell you more it was ugly and not tasty. Like I said earlier everything else was very good. I'm coming back there for the sea bass.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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