Cosmopolitan - Allentown
Cosmopolitan - Allentown

Cosmopolitan - Allentown

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://ourcosmopolitan.com/
  • Phone: 6104353540x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday: 4:00pm - midnight (food served until 10:00pm)
    Saturday: 4:00pm - midnight (food served until 10:00pm)

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Cogan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 610-435-3540x
  • Entertainment: Please check our website and facebook for live music announcements. DJ on the top two floors in Wave Nightclub (wavenightclub.com)
  • Special Events: Accommodations for weddings, business meetings, cocktail parties or any other function. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hamilton Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking lunch and dinner daily. Multiple public lots are within a short walking distance.
A word from Cosmopolitan - Allentown
Cosmopolitan is located in heart of the Arts District in Allentown.The Cosmopolitan concept is simple – exceptional food and drinks coupled with outstanding service in a beautiful, classic setting. And with complimentary valet parking, it's the perfect opportunity to join us and be a part of something special!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Cosmopolitan - Allentown reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)fit for foodies (27)romantic (23)notable wine list (20)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • What a great surprise!!
    suburbfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were a little hesitant to come for dinner before a show at the new PPL arena based on reviews from the prior concert but we were SO HAPPY as to the service we got and the food and drinks were really, really good. We are not from Allentown so we did not know what to expect but everything was perfect. The pasta was very good and drinks creative. The ambiance was as nice as any high-end restaurant in Philly or New York. When we commented about the concern we had based on reviews, we were told that they learned from the first experience and put everything in place so it wouldn't happen again- they sure did. What a delight. We will come here anytime we come back to Allentown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    CJ, Paulina and Nino were so friendly and accommodating. Nino always makes us feel special. The restaurant is beautiful, and owners offered VIP parking to the dinner guests. I saw a lot of people arriving for the bar but it was packed. So glad we had reservations. The meal was delicious! Special thanks for a great meal. We had fun and ate so well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Event Nightmare
    DSB68VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had reservations for 6:30 on a night that we were going to see a concert at 8 one block from restaurant. They had promised free valet service but when we arrived the valet was charging $20. We arrived at 6:20 and told the Mater De that we needed to leave by 8:45 to 8:50 at the latest. We were seated at 6:30 even though the table was empty. We were not given menus when we were seated and had to ask the waitress for menus and told her we had time constraints. She our drink order promptly. We got our drinks at 6:40. We got a salad to share and it came around 6:50. We then sat and waited. We got our food by 7:45 and informed the waitress we had to leave. We repeatedly reminded her and the manager of our dilemma during the hour we waited.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overwhelmed
    Picky
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our reservation was for 6:15, we were seated at 6:45. One course arrived by 7:10. At 7:30 we left without our entrees because we had tickets for 8:00 concert. I think the kitchen could not cope with the number of diners. I suggest that they do not accept more that a certin number of reservations and walk-ins.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • concert night disaster
    riwennr
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    this place was totally unprepared for opening night of the PPL center. service was non-existent until we informed the hostess that no one was waiting on us. one hour for drinks and bread. hour and a half for appetizers. food finally arrived minutes before we had to leave. food was not even cooked. whole experience was absolutely terrible. will not be going back on any holidays or event nights. may not ever go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overwelmed
    DTWvisitor
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were here for the opening night of the PPL Center with the Eagles Concert. Unfortunately the restaurant was NOT prepared for the number of parties that were dinning. We had a 6pm reservation, which we thought was plenty of time to leisurely dine before the 8pm concert. Boy were we wrong. I don't believe the restaurant ever had as many guests dinning, and did not appropriately staff the kitchen and service staff. The concert started on time, so we missed whatever the opening remarks were and the first two songs. The management did comp our drinks, for the delay. I think Cosmopolitan could get higher ratings on a non event night, but not sure we will be doing that any time soon, as we will about an hour away.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing pre PPL Arena event
    foodfan18
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went to Cos Fri eve 1st time pre-concert & opening night of PPL Arena. Looking forward to a great meal & evening. Reservation for 6PM, told waitress we needed to be out by 7:30 for the 8pm show. Took a long time for 1st & 2nd drinks. Had to ask for water refill, S & P. Appetizer & salad took long time to arrive. Waitress at 7:10 apologized for the wait and said she had asked the kitchen to hurry our meals. Entree's came at 7:25. Wolfed them down and was out by 7:40 with others going to the concert who were complaining about the restaurant wait, some who got there at 5:30. Food may have been OK but with the wait became unenjoyable. Disappointing for a place that is highly touted. It should have been ready for busy pre-show crowd.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had reservations for opening night of the PPL center. In spite of how busy downtown was we were seated early, our server was very professional, and the food was prepared perfectly. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Eagles pre-concert dinner
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was great on this very busy night. First, they anticipated our arrival and gave us a booth as requested. We both ordered the shrimp and scallop resotto. Fanarastic. This is our sixth visit to the Cosmopolitan and we have never been disappointed. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Negotiating Restaurant Missteps
    winendine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great meal but a few missteps nearly ruined the evening. We had a 4:30 reservation for 4. On the way to the restaurant, they called to tell us that we would be split & seated back-to-back. I told the caller that this was not acceptable. They found a table for 4. When we arrived, I was told that free valet parking now cost $20. I objected and the manager gave me free self parking. When I pointed out that the bottle of wine the waiter was presenting was not what I ordered, he said he couldn't find the right one. He went back to talk to the manager who found the one I ordered. I don't expect to need to negotiate services like these from a restaurant of this calibre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    SLAM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Truly one of the best service experiences I have ever had. The ambience was wonderful, enjoyed the beautiful bar before dinner and loved the half price drinks before 6 pm. Would go back again just to spend an hour at the bar and have half price drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    Bikergal50VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As always dining at Cosmopolitan is a great experience. Delicious food and excellent service. Looking for a great meal in Allentown? Check out Cosmopolitan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy place
    DrPurr
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If I lived closer I would be at this place more often, esp the beautiful bar area. Every time I've dined there the food, drink and service have been excellent. This time it was a birthday celebration and they called to confirm and to find out what my husband's name was. When we got there there was a nice card on the table from the chef to my husband personally expressing his looking forward to making our night special. What a nice touch! Everyone working there was super - nice and attentive. The drinks were awesome, the food equally so. Everyone was very impressed (some had not dined there before). We had a GREAT time. I love being able to reserve on Open Table too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Hidden Gem in Allentown
    WineFan2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a five star restaurant you may not even know is there. Located downtown at around 6th and Hamilton, the Cosmopolitan boasts and outstanding ambience and a sophisticated menu. My husband and I are foodies, as well as self admitted wine snobs, and both the food and wine menus are impressive. We were a party of six, and the service was timed perfectly. If you are looking for a romantic and stylish setting with wonderful and creative menu selections, this is your place. An added bonus is the complimentary and speedy valet service. You are treated as a special guest in this establishment. We will definitely be back with more friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back !
    Foodluv
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent meal - no complaints! Will definitely be returning !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Foie gras was exceptional, Caesar salad wonderful. Scallops perfect, NY Strip (special menu) just a bit tough. Nonetheless, wonderful setting, food, and ambiance. Best restaurant in Allentown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NeilRobin1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Definitely will return! Everything was delicious and far surpassed our expectations. The restaurant is beautiful. Thank you, Rebecca, for your helpful suggestions and tour! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time
    dinnerdate
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was my first time at the Cosmopolitan and I would definitely return. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. I was surprised that on a Thursday night there were only 5 other patrons but it provided a nice quiet backdrop for a great date night with my wife. I'm figuring that Music Fest was affecting the attendance but as I mentioned the food was amazing and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant experience
    Jamie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is our fourth trip to Cosmopolitan - once for drinks, once for brunch, and twice for family birthdays. The staff always works hard to make sure the experience is special, and they are very attentive and take great care in dealing with any issues. The food is also generally quite good. The highlights from our recent dinner there were the grilled Romaine caesar salad and the veal chop.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic late lunch
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have had dinner several times before which was very good. Lunch was even better. House made corned beef sandwich was perfect as well the fish and chips. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always elegant
    Donna
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We are never disappointed at Cosmopolitan. The atmosphere is sophisticated, service impeccable, and food is superb. Valet parking is a treat and our car was waiting for us when we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good...But
    yank999VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food and service, except they changed the menu and I was happy they took off some of my favorites
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent
    g2eat
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The Cosmopolitan is always excellent. Never a bad meal. Appreciate the valet service. Waitperson attentive and courteous, although set down used knife back on table cloth rather than replace it with clean, or, at least, place it on side plate. No outdoor seating, yet, but informed by host that it is planned. Prices high, which is OK, but to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving restaurant market in downtown the restaurant should offer a broader menu with additional less expensive options. While the new restaurant around the corner (The Hamilton) was hopping with a full patio of patrons, we counted only 8 other seated customers by the time we left at ~ 9:00. It almost seemed a little matronly, rather than elegantly chic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not their best showing, but ok
    MrsKruseVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We come here fairly often, and this week's visit wasn't their strongest. Food was good but not stupendous...they had changed their specials without updating their website, and our server kind of disappeared after our main courses were checked on (a runner cleared our table, brought us dessert menus, etc).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always
    Bikergal50VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We visit here every few weeks and as always the food and service never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    shubz
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Perfect venue for a 20 year anniversary. Our experience was great from the time we exited the car! Our server (Rebecca??) was truly attentive to us. Food was beyond fabulous. Many good wishes to the restaurant and staff with the downtown revitalization!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service for our anniversary
    LeeE
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The restaurant is very nice with beautiful interior. The valet attendants were cheerful and attentive. We had a reservation and were sat immediately. The tables were about 75% full. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The wine and beer list was extensive. We ordered the cheese & meat plate appetizer and it came with some great selections (very tasty). We both ordered the filet. She likes hers well-well-done and we made that request (asked for it to be butterflied to be sure). I ordered mine medium. Hers came slightly pink and my was a little too done. We sent hers back and it came back perfect. Our server was great, talkative and interested in us. He was very responsive to our table. Overall good meal, nice place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Date
    Bdon
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is a good place to take a girl on a date. Service is excellent, food's not bad, maybe a little overpriced, but overall good place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable service
    StoliElite
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Felt we experienced top shelf service and food to match. A bit pricey but the service and food is par with pricing so from standpoint it's a wash. Absolutely we will become frequent fliers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 456 reviews are from the Cosmopolitan - Allentown reviews archive.
  • Underwhelming
    MS22
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The service and food don't really match the atmosphere that I imagine the restaurant is going for. I've been here twice for brunch. The food is just alright, but at the same time I don't necessarily think they overcharge either (you can get away for about $10-12 for a brunch entree) so I guess that works out. The service is pretty below average. The second time I went to Cosmopolitan, I tried to order the bottomless mimosa deal. The server informed the table that they wouldn't be offering the deal because "they were busy" that day. Seriously?? The decor is very nice and gives off an upscale feel but I've honestly had better service at McDonald's.
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  • Unbelievable find for this town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went here to celebrate my daughters college Graduation. It was amazing to find a place Of this caliber in Allentown Pa. Or in this Part. They have free valet parking Which was nice as well. Too bad I found this restaurant her last year and not her First. We had brunch. Which was excellent But the lunch and dinner menu looks spectacular I'm sorry I don't live near by
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but overpriced
    scotchontherocksVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    For the quality and service level. Especially the wine list
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dining
    johnf
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Cosmopolitan offers the diner an outstanding experience from the time you get there until you leave. The friendly and helpful car valets welcome you and escort you to the entrance. The service staff is attentive, professional and not the least bit overbearing. The quality of the food will not disappoint anyone and the menu ensures tasty choices for any palate. As a "special event" destination you'd be hard pressed to find a better place. Our experience on Mother's Day was most enjoyable and we will return again soon. As a special note, Cosmopolitan offers Hess's famous strawberry pie on original Hess plates. I was in heaven with that dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Food and Drinks
    Smyley328VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was bad, Food and Drinks were great. I'd come back for appetizers and drinks at the bar but not for an overall dining experience. Too many upper scale restaurants in the Lehigh Valley that have great service, for me to walk away from here feeling unsatisfied!!
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  • Mother's Day
    TrainerGal
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom there for Mother's Day. The food was very good; would have been excellent had it been hot and not just warm (brioche french toast and Chesapeake Benedict)! I really enjoyed the Blood Orange Mimosa. Our waiter was not very attentive. Always had to flag him down to get coffee refills. As to the ambiance - kind of blah. Not much decoration and not very colorful. We were on the ground floor and didn't see any of the other types of rooms so my comments are strictly for the area to the right of the entry. Still, we would return there and give it another chance as the food was quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice time at brunch
    everyonesgot2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my parents here for brunch on Mother's Day. The service was slow but the bloody marys were fantastic and the food very flavorful and hot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service ruined it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch and the food was fair not great (they used deli meat ham instead of Canadian bacon on my eggs benedict). The service however is what really made it an unenjoyable experience. Our server was inattentive, didn't refill water, clear plates, ask us if we wanted another drink, or remember who ordered what. She also mixed up a virgin and regular bloody mary so I ended up with booze that I didn't want. The restaraunt wasn't that busy so unless it was her first day I'm not sure what the issue was. I tipped only 15% and I usually never tip less the20%.
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  • mother's day
    bigdaddy76
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our French toast was burned. The hostess did not speak with us as we were leaving. The strawberry pie was amazing, but the chocolate tower seemed stale. Great atmosphere but too many inconsistencies.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    evbuckspaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Was looking forward to coming here, we had a FABULOUS SERVER - BUT - the waitstaff was horrible. We never got our table cleared before Dessert - the other tables got cleared and were severed bread (as there were men at our table THAT was a big deal). I was disappointed by this, so will not be eating here again. The Bar yes as the Tenders there are GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great family dinner
    DiningFam
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food and service was top notch. I would definitely recommend the Cosmopolitan!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.