Cunningham's
Cunningham's

Cunningham's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cunninghamstowson.com/
  • Phone: 4103397730x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00 pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Herrmann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet is available seven days a week in the Olympic Place garage located directly below our restaurant. A conveniently located elevator will bring you upstairs - no walking in the rain or snow here!
A word from Cunningham's
Cunningham’s is a seasonal American grille that blends the modern atmosphere of city dining with the rustic, smoky flavors of the countryside. Using a wood-fired grill and brick oven, we provide guests with dishes created from the freshest seasonal and local ingredients possible. We believe that an excellent dining experience is built on thoughtful, attentive service and sourcing product that are grown and crafted responsibly. Each of these aspects contributes to our mission of providing our guests with an unmatched dining experience. We hope that you will visit us soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Cunningham's reviews from OpenTable diners
285 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (153)special occasion (141)neighborhood gem (105)notable wine list (90)good for groups (69)romantic (67)great for outdoor dining (66)vibrant bar scene (65)hot spot (52)great for brunch (34)late-night find (17)scenic view (15)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Great experience!
    ap5133
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Started with delicious sweet corn toast. Loved this appetizer, followed by corn soup that was equally wonderful. I had the cheeseburger (perfect), my son had creek stone farm filet (not as tender as expecting), my husband had pork chops (nicely seasoned). Service was attentive and thoughtful. Loved clean, modern decor.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    eatinout
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've passed by Cunningham's a million times and never thought to stop. To be honest, it simply didn't look interesting. Then one night I decided to try it, because why not? Just wow. The food is outstanding. The staff are friendly and helpful. The wine list is limited, but very well chosen. The single disappointment is the beer selection, but if you're going to Cunningham's just for a beer... well, that's a different conversation :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service bad
    foodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Horrible service.waited for our food. Had an employee eating there that got better service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was my first visit to Cunningham's...food and service excellent...liked the ambiance as well. Will most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    very disappointed in alot of things. not my first time but probably my last especially since the owner of bagby's was so awful mowing down someone's income.............
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • She She
    Weekenddiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was hard to find anything I wanted on the menu. The menu is small. There is not a decent appetizer salad on the menu. The bar is beautiful as is the restaurant. Valet parking is great. Service was okay. If their menu were changed with a good Ceasar Salad and some great steaks it could be a winner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was hoping it would be great, but -
    JeffBVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Disappointing. Staff nice. However, for the prices, too much not right and it was not a busy night. Basic martinis at the bar took way too long. We wanted to drink a celebratory toast and from the time the first drink was delivered, it was 10 minutes longer before the 4 of us had our drinks. Waiter, very green. Didn’t check during meal to see how things were. Food fine but, though extremely tender and juicy, my chop tasted like it had been brined and then salted on top of that. It and accompanying greens were TOO salty. Desserts ordered, one missing. Told that coffee was being brewed and would be 5 min. 15 min. passed and we had to ask for it again and never offered refills. No sign of a manager greeting tables to see how things were.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super good
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Cunningham's a number of times. Each and every time has been a reallypleasant experience. The wait service is excellent, attentive ,but not overbearing. The food is presented beautifully and tastes as good as it looks. The whole atmosphere of Cunningham's is relaxed;no one urges youtomove on when dinner was complete. If one wants to chat for a while, no one interferes. Allinall,it is a treat to go to Cunningham's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit and enjoyed it. Finding the valet and figuring out the elevator was a little confusing. Decided to go with the Restaurant Week menu and as I like gazpacho, decided to start with the cold cucumber soup and really enjoyed it. The flat iron steak was good but not quite to the temperature I ordered and sliced a bit thick. My husband had fish that he enjoyed but was a bit over priced (he didn't go with the special menu). Desserts were delicious and rich. Service was a bit inexperienced but did a good job. All in all a good meal and nice ambience, would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Hopie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ambience, food, and service were totally in balance which created a most enjoyable dining experience. Such a beautiful and upliffting environment, the food was artfully plated and delicious -- great menu, and the service from Chris and your staff was outstanding! From the moment we entered Cunningham's we seemed to have the staff's attention. This restaurant is a most needed and wonderful addition to the Towson dining scene. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service! Decent food
    SNBmd2013VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Waiter forgot our drinks; good was brought out before we finished appetizers; water was not refilled! Hostess was pushy about cleaning off the table indicating we should leave . Would not go back!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Problem Parking, Bad Directions
    tiger
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The directions on their web site were second left turn off Dulaney Valley road, but that leads to a shopping center. I originally telephoned the restaurant for a reservation so I could also get directions but had to leave a message and was told the restaurant would call back. The return call came the day after we had dinner there. We were told that there was valet parking but no valets were in sight when we arrived. We ended up parking about half a mile away. However, the food and wine were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and energy!
    JJack
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We are never disappointed with Cunningham's, well worth the 45 minutes from York, PA. We love the creative menu, the sleek decor, the lively and helpful waitstaff, the convenient parking, the interesting wine list. We'll continue bringing our friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very poor service. Lamb shank was terrible and so was the mushroom entree. Too much attention on refilling water then waitress service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!!
    bosinnia
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was outstanding, especially the cold cucumber soup with crab!! All of the dishes at our table had marvelous presentations and were cooked perfectly. We had no complaints and only compliments for all of the dishes, especially the desserts!! The service was good, but my water and iced tea glasses were empty for a few minutes before they were refilled. The décor is inviting, and it's interesting that the servers all wear jeans. Our server also worked at Cunningham Farms, and it was interesting talking to her about her experiences and the farm to table concept. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BreckinridgeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our server was great; the restaurant is beautiful. It's the 2nd time we've been to Cunningham's and had problems with how long it takes to get the food and the 2nd time the manager gave us dessert to make up for the time waiting. The food is so salty it's almost uneatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sheknit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and service were excellant. My husband ordered a cucumber soup which he did not like. Our waitress took it back and brought him something else. they were very accommadating. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place for all ages.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have a friend who went to Cunningham's for drinks and stayed for dinner and enjoyed it. We went to participate in Restaurant Week and found the menu to be varied and interesting. The regular menu offered a wide range of items that look good, as well, so we will likely return in the future, perhaps to celebrate our birthdays. The servers were attentive without being intrusive. A very good experience. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor Dining
    TSquared
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great outdoor dining experience. Could hear the Feet on the Street music but not overwhelming. Pleasant server and food was well prepared. Still need to sync the servers and bar, getting drinks too WAY too long.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food. Needs Work.
    FoodieJim
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was outstanding; the service not so much. There were long stretches where we had no visit from our server who was assigned to our inside table as well as tables outside. Our dinner plates remained on the table for at least 15 minutes after we finished our meal. After that we had no interaction (such as "Would you like coffee?" "Would you like dessert?") until I flagged down one of two managers who themselves were waiting tables. Clearly, additional wait or bus staff is required. The manager did comp the desserts and coffee. A minor point, but for a place of this caliber maybe not so minor, the wait staff's uniform of shirt, vest, and jeans, does not fit with the slick Manhattan-like décor; more suitable to Shoo Fly Diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely find!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Recommended by a friend- I wanted to have a special dinner in a new place-and it was a wonderful meal followed by a drink outside the bar on the patio. Quiet on a Thursday night, I suspect very busy on the weekends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The chicken was amazing! Great service, the restaurant was very cold and decreased the dining experience but made for a good reason to drink more wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. Great food, nice atmosphere, free valet parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best dessert ever
    leegVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The place is beautiful, the service impeccable and the food was different and scrumptious. We went during restaurant week and did that menu with a couple of extras. Everything was really good but the Bundino dessert of was off the charts. That salted caramel pretzel crumble on top made the dessert a pleasure in every bite with the flavor and texture combinations. Will definitely be back soon to sample some more off of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not a favorite
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Ambiance and decor ok, food was very good and service was ok but needed some tweaking and the attire of the server was not acceptable for fine dining. Yes, try it once and form your own opinion, but we won't rush to return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    LauraG
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a good time. Restaurant has three sections when you enter into the main room. My recommendation would be to sit towards the back of the restaurant. We sat this time in the front and it was a loud, trouble hearing each other talk. The noise level is much better towards the back. Regardless, the food was amazing and sitting outside on the patio waiting for a table was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KM608
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our fist visit to Cunningham's. The food was good when we got it but we waited over 45 min. for our entrees. I didn't realize when I made the reservation that it was restaurant week. That was the excuse we were given when we asked what the hold up was. I guess they don't have experienced chefs that have been thru restaurant week before?!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Dlasek27
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First time we ate at cunninghams and the food was excellent, service was great, we will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special
    twinmomVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    so we think Cunningham's is special. Kids get halibut and hamburger. We have always had great servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cupcake
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The first drink I got was awful and had to be sent back. The next drink a vodka tonic was served in a glass only slightly bigger than an juice glass. My scallop appetizer was tasteless. My pasta entree was very rich and was not to my liking. This was my second trip and will probably be my last.
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  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Pleasantly surprised that we could select from an interesting brunch menu, and not stand in line @ a buffet. Only disappointment was my entree... "gnudi" dish, not what I expected and very very salty! My guests had eggs benedict (very good) and shrimp & grits (excellent). Chef's bread basket excellent. p.s. the creme for coffee was tooooo sweet... how about good old fashion hi-quality 1/2 & 1/2. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How big can my check get?
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We waited 10 minutes once we were seated for a glass of water. Once our waiter finally came to the table, an order was place for appetizers and drinks. The appetizer came 5 minutes before the drinks. I only wanted an appetizer for dinner, my husband ordered a meal. It was clear the waiter wasn't thrilled. He insisted that the appetizer of Tuna was small and I might still be hungry; it was fine. When our dinner plates were removed, I specially stated that we didn't need desert menus and a check would be great. Again, he wasn't thrilled. Then he came back and asked if we were really sure we didn't want coffee. Seemed to be a reoccuring message of how much food could I sell tonight despite what's good for the customer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    cdm929
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a great dinner! The restaurant is very nicely designed. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes! The menu changes often (which I love) so we are looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find!
    Notpretentious
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We drove past Cunningham's several months ago, noting the sign but wondering what it was (there were no other indicators) but a review in the Sunpaper solved that riddle. The valet parking (in & out) was friendly and efficient; the hostess receptive/engaging seating us directly on our arrival; Cara, our waitress was great, friendly, attentive throughout our experience... timing was very good and we never felt pressed or ignored; the food... our salads were perfectly 'dressed', my pork chop perfectly to the rare side as I like it; my wife's fish perfectly to her standards; the wine list [via the iPad] fairly extensive (apparently some only see the back side of the menu); and the dessert excellent. Lunch or snacks might be a treat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    SurferBob
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had heard mixed reviews but decided to see for ourselves. We started with a very nice Sparkling Rose. For dinner we had 2 seafood dishes, the seared monkfish which was excellent and the broth was the best. The halibut was wonderful also with nice flavors. Our waiter was attentive but not looming. It was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wanted to come here for months. Disappointed. Food bland. Service weak. They tried to push wine. Sign boards noted types of bread that were not available. Portions small. Mustard that came with pork tasted like Plochmans. Would not return as prices high but service and food are low. We don't mind high price if we get value. No value for the buck here. Go elsewhere.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    LilyhillVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We loved Cunningham's. It's a pretty restaurant, for one thing, and parking is easy which is always nice. The vibe is lively and welcoming and our service was warm and attentive but not hovering (and despite what some others have written, we liked the blue jeans attire of the waitstaff). The menu offers lots of options -- we all had salads to start, but two of us chose 'regular' entrees and the others opted for pasta or flatbread. All of us loved our selections. Dessert choices -- great ice cream offerings -- also deserved raves. We will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair service, acceptable food
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant twice, and my experience was the same both times. The food was good, but on each visit I remember more about the problems than about what was good. The problems on this visit were that some of our dishes were overly salty, and the service is slow. Mostly competent, but slow. Our server apologized twice for bread not being delivered to our table. Long waits for our server to come to our table after being seated, despite us visiting on a weeknight with light crowds. Both times I've been to this restaurant, it seemed that our server had a few more tables than he/she could effectively handle. Overall, I wouldn't recommend. You can spend the same amount at other restaurants and get better service and better food.
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  • Farm Fresh Fabulous!
    thinfoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was the first time I have gone to Cunningham's for dinner - had been only for lunch before. I was wowed by the freshness of the flavors that came through in the cold cucumber soup (with crabmeat!) and the cold beet salad and could have eaten an entire basket of the fresh raisin/fennel bread. And - the presentations on the plates were photo-worthy. I asked for a medium rare burger (and it was more rare than expected) which was unique for the zucchini relish which added a tangy bite to the burger. Also, compliments to our waitress who could recommend our wines and help us navigate a good selection of items to explore the menu. There were many choices to satisfy different "wallets". Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Fine"
    Henry
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    But fine is not acceptable at these prices. Tried to be too creative with food. Too much mixing of disparate ingredients and sauces.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.