Clyde's of Chevy Chase
Clyde's of Chevy Chase

Clyde's of Chevy Chase

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com/
  • Phone: (301) 951-9600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM; Late Night Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00PM - 12:30; Friday - Saturday: 10:30PM - 1:30AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Derrick Jackson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: N/A
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar. Limited availability for semi-private sit down dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Balfour or Any Manager 3019519600x
  • Entertainment: Soundstage with live entertainment from 9pm on Friday & Saturday nights in The Race Bar, and on Thursday evenings from 7-10pm.
    Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Special Events: Free live music in the Race Bar area on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm - 1 am, and Thursday nights from 7-10pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Willard Avenue
  • Public Transit: Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket. There are three entrances to the lot off of Wisconsin Ave, Montgomery Street and Western Ave.
A word from Clyde's of Chevy Chase
Situated in the heart of the upscale Chevy Chase shopping district, the decor of this two-level restaurant celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes, and the famed Orient Express rail line. Chef Derrick Jackson uses flavorful, fresh ingredients to prepare American-style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room. Bar on main level, and a new outside bar and dining area.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Clyde's of Chevy Chase reviews from OpenTable diners
258 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (131)great for lunch (125)good for groups (90)kid-friendly (73)great for brunch (69)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (36)late-night find (27)vibrant bar scene (27)great for outdoor dining (22)romantic (13)hot spot (11)notable wine list (11)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Very pleasant place to eat--food mediocre at best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The atmosphere is so nice but the food is lousy. I had fish and chips--the chips were kind of soggy--the fish was mostly breading. The cole slaw came in a tiny little dish. Brunch is somewhat better here- but lunch and dinner just aren't what they used to be. I guess the only thing to have here is a hamburger.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carol
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Restaurant was great in accommodating my request for an easy access table for my elderly mother. However, dropping her off at the door was difficult as there is no handicap entrance and picking her up afterwards was extremely difficult due to awkward traffic pattern.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good.
    aaaj
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Clydes is always very good - nice menu, good ambiance and wonderful service. On a nice day, the outside seating is very pleasant. They offer validated parking to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Niff1010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had not been to Clyde's in many years - that's going to change based on our dinner this past Saturday night. Menu had lots of options. My wife enjoyed the Osso Buco special and my Shrimp Fra Diavolo was excellent. My sister and picky niece split the chicken with Fettuccini and they said it was very good. Hint - if you are looking for a light dessert, order the brownie Sunday and ask them to split it - it was perfect for the four of us. I noticed a band playing in the downstairs bar started at 9PM. We will have to come back and check that out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating at Clydes in Chevy Chase
    Marty1930
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I eat there often since it's in the neighborhood and an easy walk from home. It's predictable and comfortable and I particularly appreciate the moderate noise level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictably good
    Luckyme
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food and service are always good. Noise level is wonderful... You can have a conversation in a normal tone of voice! The interior is getting a little worn but, that's what makes Clydes feel like home
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freddie
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I had the New Brunswick Stew and the Pear Salad, both starters, for lunch instead of an entree and it was more than enough. The "New Brunswick Stew" was made with fish which is certainly a new twist on Brunswick Stew but it was otherwise traditional and did not taste fishy at all. The Pear Salad was one of the best salads I have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Three of us reserved for lunch on a Monday 12:30 and it was a good idea as this place is popular. We wanted to take our time and our waiter was very accommodating in allowing us to chat for a while before we ordered and even after we'd eaten. Burgers and fries were had by 2 and the chili and house salad by the third, all good. A large pitcher of filtered water was put on the table so we didn't have to ask for refills. This location also has ample parking and validates the parking up to a generous amount of time, 2 to 2 1/2 hours, I believe.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to look at, good to eat
    YumyumVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I ordered the baked acorn squash entree and was truly surprised at the beautiful presentation. The food was equally as good. I have always liked the Clydes menu,especially the veggies, but this was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Mspicky
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    October Lobster special was not cooked immediately before being served I believe must have been left in warm water to keep warm before serving, as it was only warm, not hot, and soggy. Having lived in the northeast for over 30 years and always accustomed freshly cooked lobster, was quite a disappointment. Also had the chocolate expresso that was lovely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Special in Sept & Oct
    Avery
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A special treat for a very good price! Clydes's does not disappoint with its monthly specials. This one is my favorite. This restaurant theme is various modes of transportation and it features an electric toy train which makes its way around the place occasionally appearing over your head. Lots of old posters and models of steamships set the tone further. Highly recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Poor Service (This Time)
    Rayvuer
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loved the lobster special, but unlike previous visits, we had extremely poor service. When we complained to the manager, he kindly resolved all of our issues. We appreciated his efforts. It's good to know that Clyde's of Chevy Chase is concerned about its patrons' dining experiences. . We look forward to returning, but would definitely ask for a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to Clyde's usual standards
    SnowflakeVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is probably the first review I've ever given a Clyde's dining experience that deserves less than 5 stars for service. At many restaurants tonight's service would be par for the course, but at Clyde's it's usually top notch. Tonight we got the wrong bottle of wine not once but twice, then the server did not bring our wine cooler for the table with out our asking for it, did not bring our bread with dinner until we asked, and forgot to give me a spoon for my coffee until I requested it. We really weren't paying much attention when the 2nd bottle of wine came, and found it delightful with our dinner, although Italian rather than the French wine we'd ordered. We also noticed on our check it cost a little more.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster month
    Ballet007VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Lobsters at Clyde's are sweet and delicious and a good value. I wish they would have lobsters all year, not just September and October.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    Outdoors
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Clyde's. We had an 8:00 reservation and were seated promptly. The menu had some unique items. My companion enjoyed the lobster pot pie and I had a shrimp dish. The quantities were just right.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Condiments are important
    Condiments
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our experience was very good. We had an issue where a condiment / honey mustard was ordered to accompany an entree and the wrong condiment came with the entree. An immediate request was made for the correct condiment (honey mustard) but it wasn't brought until one bite was left of the entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    SimbaSam
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Good food, drinks, scene, and location. Overall good vibes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster special
    Dale
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Clyde's does the best steamed lobster, no question. We always come for this seasonal treat. Only complaint: they served with a phony butter (some yellow oil) and we had to request the real thing. happily, they allowed a substitute for the fries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoloVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    went for the lobster special. the lobsters were good, but very very small. you should order a second one without the sides if you really want to be full.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster!
    Marylandcrab
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Always enjoy lobster with 1/2 price wine on Mondays.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Since this is in my neighborhood, I frequent it quite often.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was a disaster. Fire alarm went off. Dinner was delayed. Service was awful and no one offered to comp anything, not even dessert. No one even apologized for the inconvenience. I know it wasn't their fault, but dinner took over 1 1/2.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Habitual favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It's fine for bringing friends for lunch and a long chat. The monthly specials (don't miss the two-month lobster special) are always worth it. The wait staff is accommodating and stalwart in occasional emergencies, such as a recent fire alarm evacuation. It can be a little noisy because it's a neighborhood favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Fest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Loved my lobster dinner. I had a double in the shell and they absolutely delicious and at a great price. Two recommendations for the menu: 1) add baked potatoes or at least baked sweet potatoes; 2) add Riesling and Zinfandel wines to your wine list (I was very disappointed at having to settle for a Rose). Our waitress needs retraining on being more responsive and checking on her customers throughout their dining. She did not check to see if we needed water refills and we had to wait over 45 minutes before we could get her attention to pay our bill (which meant we had to pay extra $$ for parking beyond the Clyde's complimentary 2.5 hour parking limit on our ticket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lobster special
    tastyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lobsters were outstanding. As good or better than some we've had in Maine. Skip dessert; all 3 choices were dreadful. Maryland Crab Soup as always good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable for a lovely outing
    Cecily
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We, my husband, daughter and I enjoyed our dinner at Clyde's in Chevy Chase. We had a lovely waitress, a good meal, drinks, dessert and appetizer, all very good. I was celebrating my birthday but did not indicate it before hand, I got serenaded nonetheless. My husband loves Clyde's in Chevy Chase. I like the one in Tower Oaks too. There was nice buzz of people of all ages enjoying their dinner. The restaurant was well lit and just seemed festive. I liked the food selections in general. There is something for everyone and there was some flexibility. French fries are not healthy and should be the option, not the standard. My husband had roasted potatoes and I had string beans (too undercooked for me), so we had healthier options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • October is lobster month
    Bonheur
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I chose the above special which was decent (French fries were not as good as they looked and not warm enough). The dessert title seduced me "Black Forest Cheese cake" - it turned out very disappointing for a mini portion... I would only recommend the lobster (1 1/4 lb.).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable, fresh
    Luckyme
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great location, validated parking, good service, easy to converse... Food is good.. Not cutting edge but consistently well prepared...prices are more than reasonable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Lunch
    marycanary
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Four of us enjoyed our food and great service...Our server was nice enough to take our picture--and she did a great job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Ladyleisure
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is a comfortable restaurant with great tasting food and a wonderfully varied menu. Overall, the service was good though our particular waiter that day seemed distracted. This was my second time there and I definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SPECIAL DIETS HONORED!!!
    LoisVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Always willing to prepare salt-free food, I find the result tasty and far from dull. Any special requests are honored and staff is extremely pleasant if there are any problems with the order. One of my favorite destinations for a juicy hamburger or chicken wings! Monthly specials on the menu can include lobster or even a good steak. Quality of food and service at this Chevy Chase site seems better than at other other Clyde's locations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a fan
    Kelly
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I understand it was a Friday night but our server wasn't very attentive. Also the food portion were off, one person ordered lobster (it fit the entire plate), one person ordered steak (it was so big it was spilling off the plate), in ordered pasta...there were ehat seemed like 6 noodles and 10 pieces of shrimp and it was way too salty. It was also a birthday so we ordered a complimentary dessert , the cheesecake, and it was so small with melted whipped cream on the side. I will not be coming back to this location. However, the train and cars in the race bar were cool.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MakeitGood
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I always like coming here to either Chevy Chase or Tower Oaks locations. It is relaxing, quieter than most restaurants in this area, and the service is excellent. Food is good, but crab cakes anytime and lobster months are great. t
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No brunch unless you have children
    vrob40
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I love Clyde's but realized that come for Happy Hour in the bar downstairs or during the week. The food is delicious, but I had a horrible experience when I went for brunch.There were TONS of families with screaming children and some who even ran around the restaurant.I was really disappointed because I had taken a friend who was visiting from out-of-town to one of my favorite places and we could hardly hear each other.I'm not a parent, but she is, and even she thought the children were out of control.I'll never go again during a Sunday Brunch or any other kid-friendly hour.I can't blame the restaurant for parents who think that children clanging forks, screaming and running around should be loved by everyone. Also, waiter wasn't good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stable menu
    Montmartre
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    After visiting this restaurant over several years, the menu has started to be restricted--no noticeable changes have been made. The preparation and presentation of the food is very reliable and pleasing and all the ingredients seem fresh. This is a safe bet for standard American cuisine and I like taking guests here if I'm not sure how adventurous they are with foreign foods. The atmosphere is great and the design motif of transportation--cars, planes, boats, and trains--continues to be attractive and amusing. I recommend Clydes to anyone searching for a restaurant on upper Wisconsin Avenue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible
    None
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Clyde's many times over the years but very little recently even though it is in our neighborhood. We won't be going back. As nothing else on the (tired) menu appealed to us we ordered the strip steaks RARE. What we got were totally overcooked (not even pink). Sent them back. Next two were even more done. Sent them back and declined an offer of a third try. Service was not great either. Wine orders mixed up. Our dinning partners lobster shells were left on the table until we left.
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  • Localfoodie
    localfoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We frequently have dinner at Clydes-Chevy Chase. This time we ordered the monthly special, a 1 1/4 pound lobster that was cook to perfection. The side dishes also were very good. The lobster shell was cut (strategical cut in the kitchen) to offer easy access to the meat in the claws and tail. One suggestion is to have an early reservation. By 7 PM the restaurant was full and there was a line of patrons waiting to be seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good with excell svc!
    John
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Definitely a go-to restaurant. We especially enjoyed the Sep special - a 1 1/4 lb lobster, fries and cole slaw for under $20!!! Can't beat that price in this area. They do this annually and we go annually!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raw turkey burger
    sam1990VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    At first I was served a turkey burger that was not fully cooked. They cooked it some more, but still tasted pretty bad.
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  • Always good
    adchotinVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was our umpteenth time back at Clyde's of Chevy Chase. It has always been a go to restaurant when needing to have dinner in the Chevy Chase neighborhood. And it never fails to impress. The food is consistently good, the prices are very manageable, and the service is always professional. The lobster special, at $19.99, is affordable and good. The brick pressed chicken was delicious , as were the other two dishes we had. Once again, we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.