Cioppino
Cioppino

Cioppino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cioppinoofpittsburgh.com/
  • Phone: 4122816593
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Greg Alauzen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cioppino will bring their kitchen to yours! Customer menu proposals can be prepared within a day!
  • Entertainment: Featuring the Best in Live Acoustic Rock Every Thursday and Friday and Live Jazz Every Saturday in Our Bar Lounge Area! Visit our separate onsite Cigar Bar featuring (20) of the top (100) cigars sold worldwide. The rich mahogany surroundings and indulgent leather seating allows one to relax and unwind while enjoying their favorite cigar, after-dinner drink or specialty cocktail. Two large plasma televisions embrace the walls for the sports enthusiast. Full Seasonal Menu available daily.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Street and Smallman
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Cioppino offers FREE validated parking in the building parking garage as well as COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING after 5pm Daily at Our Entrance Located On the Corners of 23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street in the Historic Strip DIstrict of Pittsburgh.
A word from Cioppino
Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar features a seasonal menu with a focus on fresh seafood & chophouse fare, local produce and livestock. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free selections are available upon request. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday, 5pm to 7pm, and offers $5.00 select house wines by the glass, ½ off all draft beers and a delectable bar food menu. Live Music every Thursday - Saturday. Certified Sommelier onsite to assist with your wine selections. Private Dining Available for Groups of Up to (50) Seated Guests As Well As Large Standing Cocktail Receptions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Cioppino reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)fit for foodies (37)notable wine list (29)romantic (25)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Thank You
    RSK3
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The staff at Cioppino went above and beyond for a surprise bday celebration for my girlfriend. I was very impressed with the staff and service provided. The only negative is the jazz band was pretty loud in the bar and the noise traveled to the dining area. We will certainly be back though and I recommend this place to anyone planning a special event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had Blue Point oysters which were excellent; and steaks that were better than I expected.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Wow!!
    BurghFoodie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Dined at Cioppino for the first time and we were just blown away! Beautiful dining room, best service in Pittsburgh from our server Jon, and every single dish presented to us (including a complimentary course from the chef!) was truly delicious. Can't believe we haven't discovered this place before, but it's officially our favorite restaurant. Cancel your reservation elsewhere and choose this place immediately!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we will be back
    AndidavVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we celebrated our aunt's 95 birthday. The staff of the restaurant made it a lovely evening. She didn't want an over the top celebration. Our menus had Happy Birthday printed on them and they wrote it on the dessert tray. The food was very good. Our aunt is a picky eater and she loved every bite of her fish. The entrees out our table were lamb, cioppino, crab cakes and a steak. Everyone was very happy. Kudos to our server. He was incredibly patient. I am looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    LisaS
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were looking forward to celebrating our wedding anniversary at Cioppino & we weren't disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful & the service is exceptional. Our waiter, Ron is a pro. He knew everything about the food they serve as well as wine selections & offered us suggestions. We had the crab cocktail for an appetizer & it was fantastic! We also had the beet & spinach salad which was also great. For dinner we had the Alaskan Halibut & again, it was great. For dessert we had the Neapolitan cheesecake & it was so good, we ordered one to go! Overall great experience & the service was outstanding. We enjoyed their cigar bar after dinner & the room is ventilated very well & the service was also outstanding. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Robert
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food. Basil & oil dipping sauce incredible, as was the pork chop. Kids had the pizzas and loved them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made a special occasion SPECIAL!
    luvNYCfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary dinner. They arranged flowers for the table, a personalized menu wishing us a Happy Anniversary was a very nice surprise. The best part was the service. Our server made us feel very special and went over the top to make our evening special. I have been to Cioppino in the past, but this past experience made this a must go to place for me! I highly recommend... the food is great, the atmosphere is great... what's not to love?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    EagkdkVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Took a new client here for dinner during a visit to Pittsburgh - all of us out-of-towers (NY, CA and tx). Outstanding food - truly world class. We all left with full bellies and an excellent impression of the fine dining scene in Pittsburgh. Service was great, too. Everything we sampled was fresh, thoughtfully assembled and delicious. The wine list - presented on an iPad - was large, well-rounded and accessible. Would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of Pittsburgh's finest
    teach
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Cioppinos never disappoints! Delicious food and great service. Chef takes the time to stop by your table and make sure everyone is happy! Awesome bar too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 15216
    15216
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food in a great environment. Noise in the bar was loud and music was very loud but did not affect us when we were moved to the dining room for dinner. Our 3 rd time here in a couple months. Love it!,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Christine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Staff was great food was very good loved our pumpkin beer it was rimmed with caramel and cinnamon sugar
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • made our anniversary special
    KimAndMark
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I tried cioppino for our third anniversary and were not dissappointed. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Food was excellent. Tables were not on top of one another. Will be back - special occasion or not. Osteria and Cioppino are great finds!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food!
    foodsnob
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had been to Cioppino"s sister restaurant for lunch several times and really enjoyed it. We were not disappointed in Cioppino. The service was very good, the perfect combination of being attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent, everything from bread to dessert! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Strip District Gem!
    IG83
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Living next to Cioppino I pass by every day and can see how busy it can get, finally got some company to go and explore it. The Lobster risotto for starters was "AMAZING" wish I could have that for the main meal, the white whine Sangria was also great.For main meal we had the Tuna stake and the seafood past. It was a little bit cold inside but the ambiance was perfect for a romantic night, shame that we missed one of the Jazz nights, definitely will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific birthday celebration!
    goodlifeintheburgh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a group of six to celebrate my husband's birthday. The staff was extremely accommodating and even produced a personalized menu to mark the occasion. Everyone was impressed with the food and service and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The chef stopped by the table and helped make the night even more memorable. An overall excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Terry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I along with 2 other couples were visiting Pittsburgh for a weekend and needed a nice dinner venue for Saturday night. We chose Cioppinos from several recommendations and have no regrets. Interesting setting in an old wharehouse in the Strip. Very nice ambience. Very good service. All six of us had seafood (Cioppino, halibut , scallops, soft shell crab, and the evening special-fluke). All of the entrees were excellent. The dessert sampler plate is a must try, as is the chocolate covered bacon. I would definitely return to this restaurant on a future visit to Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cigar smoke!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent dinner totally ruined by cigar smoke! The food was excellent. The service was great. The smell of cigar smoke totally ruined the evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 15216
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful experience here. Have never been there and will go back often. Thinking of having my daughters rehearsal dinner the. Attentive staff, excellent chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    IzzyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cioppino was a pleasant surprise! The food and service was outstanding.....will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT SERVICE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The quality of the food was tremendous. What made the evening was the service. Our waitress was friendly and just a great host to our evening. We celebrated a birthday and a anniversary and our waitress made it memorable for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening!
    Onewhocooks
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went here with five girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress Briel was a gem. Very knowledgable about all menu items & so pleasant &!attentive. Service couldn't have been better! They printed personalized menus for the birthday gal that said "Happy Birthday Carol" at the top. The food was fresh & delicious. I highly recommend the carpaccio! Also really enjoyed the lamb. One on our party ordered the potato crusted halibut. It was a very generous serving of beautiful white flaky fish. Look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst pittsburgh reataurant yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    All terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible
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  • His & Hers
    Adowntownfan
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Me .. His, visit was spectacular. The lobster risotto was excellent , the pork chop was better .. nicely cooked juicy and full of flavor ( she even loved it ). The slightly dirty martinis with stuffed olives were made well. I rarely consume dessert but the raspberry, lemon, cheesecake with lemon was almost as good as the entree. Very nice place for a reasonable cost is highly recommended. Nice Job and it was the 16th anniversary of a miracle marriage.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Mondough1504
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great as well as the service it was a nice time i will be going back real soon
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing as always
    irini
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    great craft made cocktails start off the evening. from the ribeye to the arctic char and beyond...perfection. the service and attention to detail cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melba
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    What a fantastic experience. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was just wonderful. We ended the evening by having another bottle of wine and smoke a cigar in the cigar bar. I will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LMZReview
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good to outstanding dinners each visit several times per year during past three years. Servers, kitchen and bar staff plus the owner/chef know what it takes to operate a quality restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was my first experience at Cioppino. The food was exceptional as well as the ambiance and service. The menu has a wide variety of options. It is rare to find a restaurant that takes the time to prepare fresh food with high quality ingredients. The wait staff explained in detail how the various foods were prepared. The crab cakes, cioppino, greens & goat salad and cavatelli and creamed mushrooms were delicious. The pasta is house-made and all ingredients are fresh. The deserts, lemon chiffon and sinfully chocolate, were a nice ending to the meal. Will definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 729 reviews are from the Cioppino reviews archive.
  • Excellent seafood!
    Lila
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We really enjoyed all of the seafood dishes and my daughter's macaroni and cheese was also delicious. The gnocchi was a little bland, but that's not really the specialty here. Cocktails were unique. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great... again
    Laris
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    For our second trip to Cioppino, we took my husband's parents who were in from Philly. We also brought along our 6-month old daughter, which I was very nervous about, but the restaurant was completely fine with it. Food was great, again! Definitely one of my favorites in the 'burgh now. I actually got the halibut again because I loved it so much the first time, but my husband switched it up & got the strip steak & said it was the best he's ever had. Also, you must get the dessert sampler!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    winston
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a great waiter (wish I could remember his name) who was knowledgeable about the wine list and the menu. The food was prepared properly and high quality. We have nothing but positive things to say about Cioppino.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great special occasion dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband and I ate dinner at Cioppino on a Friday night as last hoorah before we become a family of three. Dana was our server and she was great. She checked on us often and made sure we had everything we needed. The bread and dipping oil were very good and very fresh. We ordered the lump crab meat appetizer which was very nice as well. For our entrees my husband ordered the Cioppino and I the scallops. Both were very tasty. Since I'm 9 months pregnant I decided it was okay to treat myself to the Sinfully Chocolate dessert. It was extremely rich but very good and we cleaned up every crumb. This restaurant has nice ambiance and great good. I also loved that the parking garage was right there and only cost us $2 to park.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the 'burgh
    Laris
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband & I went to Cioppino for dinner for our first date night out since having our daughter. Everything was fantastic. We arrived early so we could have a cocktail at the bar. Both were good (not great), but the ambience and energy of the bar were great with the live band playing. We then checked in & were seated immediately. Our waiter was very pleasant & very knowledgeable of the menu and of the ingredients. Our appetizer, the carbonara with the house made bacon was probably our favorite. Outstanding! Salads & entrees were great as well; however, my husband commented that he would be perfectly fine coming back to get an appetizer, salad, and dessert since those were our favorites. Get the dessert sampler! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    DinrDivaVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We picked Ciopinno kinda out of the blue and based on some reviews. We loved this place for its food, wine list ease of parking and wonderful, attentive service! We were made to feel like family and the place just had a very cool vibe. Definitely will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening
    happyeatingout
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Everything from the salads to the deserts were wonderful. We loved our waiter, John and the manager who stopped to visit was great. I thought the prices were reasonable for the venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Expensive for mediocre food. Would not go back. Don't need to add to this review.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time visit.. will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant. We were not sure what to expect. The antipasta platter and Dessert Sampler were AWESOME. I recommend the banana French toast with the Walnut milkshake to EVERY ONE!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have dined at Cioppino several times and have never been disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the Burgh!
    foodiecentral
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wow! We are foodies and eat out regularly. We have tried everything in the Burgh more times than I would like to admit. Cioppino is without a doubt the BEST restaurant to hit Pittsburgh in a very long time! Great location. The food is cravable, which is the best rating measure of any restaurant. The caesar salad is totally unlike any other...fantastic! The staff was very personable, comfortable and friendly. We cannot wait to go back and try more items on the menu and to spend more time in the bar listening to jazz. The performers were so talented and enjoyable. The whole set up, from start to finish was well thought out and makes for a fantastic experience!!!! It's at the top of our list! A MUST try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Delish250
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Food was amazing! Absolutely delicious! Service was excellent and attentive! Elegant and classy setting for a romantic birthday celebration. Also enjoyed the cigar bar for an after dinner drink and cigar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.