Cúrate
Cúrate

Cúrate

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.curatetapasbar.com/
  • Phone: 8282392946x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner menu: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 am until 10:30 pm.
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am until 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:30 am until 10:30 pm.

    Brunch menu: Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am until 3:00 pm
    Our regular Lunch & Dinner menu is available during brunch.

    Closed on Monday's, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Katie Button
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Patton Avenue
  • Public Transit: Asheville Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Asheville and other local areas with 24 bus routes running from 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Routes originate at Transit Center, located 49 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville (next to the U.S. Post Office). On-duty information assistant provides assistance with maps & schedules.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On-street metered spaces available. All meters are for short term parking (2 hrs or less, as marked) $1/hour. Coins only. The metered spaces are enforced from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday - Saturday. Parking is FREE Sunday & City holidays.

    Biltmore Ave Garage: 51 Biltmore Avenue in Aloft Hotel, 2 blks from our restaurant. Parking free the first hour and then $1.00/hour.

    Civic Center Garage, Rankin Avenue Garage, Wall Street Garage: Parking free the first hour and then $0.75/hour.
A word from Cúrate
THE BEST OF SPAIN, conveniently located downtown Asheville! Cúrate is pleased to bring the best Spain has to offer through our traditional cuisine, unrivaled hospitality and festive, energetic atmosphere.

In Spanish, Cúrate, means 'cure yourself.' Whether you're looking for a fun-filled evening out with friends or a quick bite before or after one of Asheville's many art or music productions, Cúrate is the place you go to take care of yourself, by letting us take care of you.

Please join us for some fun...just say "una caña!"
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Cúrate reviews from OpenTable diners
560 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (473)special occasion (302)hot spot (295)neighborhood gem (183)romantic (149)notable wine list (130)great for lunch (117)good for groups (116)vibrant bar scene (109)late-night find (64)great for brunch (58)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent As Always
    KnoxvilleBear
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food, service and ambiance were excellent as always. The remains, by far, the best I have experienced in the entire region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always worth the struggle it takes to get a reservation. Amazingly creative and the flavor explodes in your mouth! Waitstaff is very helpful. Such fun to simply share bites and see the expressions of your dining guests! Something for everyone and never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Every time I go to Curate it is even better than the last time. I have never been disappointed. This time it was two birthday celebrations and the surprise desserts were excellent. The service is very good and the wait staff is very well informed about each and every item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, 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.
  • Great Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Truly enjoyed our meal. Had four tapas and two different wines. All were fantastic. Our server Brian was very engaged and helpful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite as pleased as before
    downtowner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my least satisfying visit to this neighborhood favorite. I met friends for Saturday brunch who were here for the first time. They enjoyed the variety and their choices. I was a bit disappointed in the size of the portions. Our server seems a bit distracted and my food came long before that of my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun, delicious experience.
    Northtosouth
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service was outstanding. Three of us shared 7 plates, all delicious. Sangria made table side was also very good. We loved the atmosphere & food. It smelled good just walking in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not their usual best for once
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We love Curate and always sit at the bar because we watch the food prep and the staff is so helpful and informative. Last Friday was our least pleasing experience, but even at that, it's still our favorite Asheville restaurant to go to and will continue to do so. We sat at bar again, but this time at end where drinks are made. Not good to watch food being assembled. Our food was wonderful as usual and great presentation. The time between tapas was very long and we had trouble getting attention of staff that the food was taking long between orders. Also the bar staff person had just returned from an accident and was in some pain we know but overall the service was not up to it's customary good standards. Welcome staff was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My wife and I had another great visit(#2) to Curate . Well prepared/presented and creative dishes/ingredients;, knowledgeable, prompt and considerate service from manager through waitstaff. Can't ask for better. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Topas Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Recommended as one of the best restaurants in Asheville NC and we were not disappointed. Although our server recently began working at Curate a short time ago, his recommendations and knowledge of food pairs was excellent. If you enjoy sharing, and do not mind spending $50 per person for 5-6 plates of amazing food Curate is a must stop in Asheville, NC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Was referred to this place by a friend who used to live in Asheville as the best place to eat in town. He was right. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Tasty, unique dishes that we found delightful. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just amazing
    Asisson
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Have eaten here before when last in Asheville and the second time didn't disappoint. Went for a late lunch and the food was just as good. Have been to Spain quite frequenlty and Curate easily has the best tapas experience I've had on this side of the Atlantic. If you don't go to Curate during an Asheville stay, you're doing yourself a disservice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Curate is FABULOUS!
    Worldcally
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our first time (after missing out on reservations earlier) and we learned why it's so popular. Extremely creative and absolutely delicious food, mainly local and organic. WOW! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Curate - awesome
    wmvafoodguy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Second time back to Curate and certainly wasn't disappointed! Opt for a bar seat and let the 'open kitchen' layout improve your experience at this restaurant. Tapas menu was relatively extensive and the wait staff were friendly, informative and attentive. If you plan on visiting Asheville during their busy season, call several weeks ahead of time to get a reasonable dining time reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing!
    Channy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I went with my husband and another couple- it was perfect for 4. Waitress was fantastic! Sangria was awesome. It is a great way to try new things without being stuck with a huge plate if you don't like it. Although... i liked everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas
    BoboVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It is ranked as the number one restaurant by Trip Advisor, and I cast my vote of approval. I have never given five stars to any restaurant before. The tapas are a bit larger than most tapas restaurants, but priced reasonably. Very creative menu including something I would not have thought to order, which was potato salad with bonita tuna and peas. If you are visiting Asheville, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night to remember
    TastyTravelers
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When dining at Cúrate be prepared for more than just dinner. You really are getting a complete dining experience. Combine the dynamic, fascinating menu with a complimenting atmosphere and you already have most of the ingredients for a good night. Add into the mix knowledgeable friendly wait staff and a tableside visit from the manager to welcome you to the restaurant and wish you bon appetite, and you have the recipe for a memorable night. This is a place not to be missed. Reserve your table in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favorite restaurant
    consciouseating
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is an experience you will never forget. There is so much attention to detail in each dish's taste, texture, and presentation. A real creative play of flavors in the food is obviously purposeful. It truly is quite a poetic dining experience. You will not have to remind yourself to chew or pay attention to your meal, it will beckon all of your awareness. Plenty of options for vegetarians too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FANTASTIC TAPAS IN ASHEVILLE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a group of eight tennis players enjoying dinner last Thursday in Asheville. The service was professional, yet made all of us feel that this was a fun place and that we could relax and enjoy the evening; nothing stuffy but always attentive! The food was absolutely wonderful! Several of us had the marinated lamb skewers and loved the exotic Moroccan spices. I thought the shrimp and garlic dish was especially flavorful, but also loved tasting a friend's seafood dish! Everyone agreed that we would return to Curate the next time we visit Asheville. What a jewel of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, 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.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    dwingshaterVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I found this restaurant on a Trip Advisor search for restaurants in Asheville. I made the reservation through Open Table then I started looking at the menu. My wife and I were concerned because the menu was like nothing we had seen before. It turned out that everything we ordered was excellent, and our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Great meal that we can't stop telling everyone we talk to about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a very nice meal - excellent food, excellent service, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • International in Asheville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    What a delightful surprise to find a great tapas restaurant in the southern mountains! Curate offers a broad selection of traditional and some new-style tapas, plus a good selection of sherries and wines to complement them. Definitely plan to dine here--it was a memorable evening in our trip to Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls' Trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We found this little gem on the internet and were not disappointed in any way. Erin was a delightful and insightful server and the food was delicious and creative. Tapas is the best way to eat! We will be back on our next trip to Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spanish Tapas
    Opus
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We dined mid afternoon on a Sunday. Innovative with a good variety of choices. Loved the warm salted octopus, Moroccan lamb kabobs and the iberico hams and cheese choices. Pat atlas bra as were pretty tame but the Brit in our party loved them. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Writerandria
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This place was a culinary adventure! Every tapas dish we ordered (and we ordered five) was unique, delicious and at times even exquisite! Prices weren't as high as I thought they might have been, given its reputation in the dining world. The only downside was, we went there at lunchtime because we were unable to get a dinner reservation. It was a beautiful day outside, and yet there was no patio. Walking inside the restaurant was like entering a dark chamber and not exactly where you'd want to be on a beautiful day, especially after passing by several gorgeous, leafy restaurant patios while walking to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Awesome
    toptapas
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Katie and Felix continue to deliver awesome dining experiences that includes: exceptional tapas, first rate service, personal attention for local return customers and new visitors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday Dinner
    Jll0906
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I tried to get a reservation on my actual birthday (a Saturday) but none were available, so I picked the next night. Earlier in the week, I decided to call Curate to see if there were any openings on Saturday. They had a cancellation and gave me a reservation for around 5:45 pm. I asked them to call me if any later time became available. They ended up calling me with the perfect time! I greatly appreciate that they took the time to accomodate my requests. The food was absolutely fantastic! I walked away feeling satisfied but not overly stuffed. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tappas!
    CDog
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All the food was excellent, however they recommend you order 2-4 items/person, so what looks like an inexpensive menu can result in a "normal" cost meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to its billing
    Raleighwkender
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We'd heard a lot about Curate and found it every bit as good as described. Beautifully executed, classically Spanish tapas, with a smart, interesting wine list and attentive, friendly and well-informed servers. Brava.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chris and Kristina Alford
    Noticer4TN
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We brought ten of our friends to dine at Curate for their first time. We all enjoyed our time together! Reservation process through Open Table was simple, food was prepared to perfection and delivered timely, service was impeccable, atmosphere delightful, classy yet not stuffy, and overall our experience was outstanding. Looking forward to another trip to NC soon just so we can eat at Curate! Everything i ate was superb, however the Lamb, Patata Bravas,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Eatsalot2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Curate never disappoints! The food is amazing, the service is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and innovative
    freshambient
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Not typically a fan of Spanish cuisine, and disappointed with Jose Andres Bazaar Miami, but Curate is stellar with extremely tasty and innovative food. The octopus and stuffed peppers were simply delicious and the white beans with the sausage was addictive even for non-legume eaters. Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Food
    2transplants
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    As recent Asheville transplants, my husband and I go out to eat every week - deciding at the last minute where to go. It took us a little time to realize we needed to make a reservation to dine at Curate - so booked well in advance. It was worth the advance planning. We shared a number of dishes - each one more delicious than the last. A festival of tastes and presentation. We will make sure to book dinner here at least once a month. My husband said "the best meal I have had in Asheville." We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Barcelona
    Reginalovesitaly
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Tapas were served for three people. The menu was varied and we sampled numerous items. The starter was locally padron peppers that were highlighted with bonito flakes--excellent! We also sampled the polpo warmed with pimento that was wonderfully tender! The lamb skewer with Moorish spices was excellent. We felt the bill was reasonable and we look forward to enjoying this Asheville restaurant again! Thanks to waiter Michael for answering our numerous questions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous selection
    culinatorVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Incredible selection of a vast variety of different and wonderful tastes and dishes. Service and food always first-rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • liketodineoutVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Absolutely great overall experience, the food was excellent and the waitress very friendly. e started with Gambas al Ajillo, probably the best this side of Spain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lived up to expectations
    timetoeat
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food and the whole experience was about perfect. We sat at the counter right in front of the chef and got to watch the whole process. I'd recommend that seating to anyone who is into cooking. The food was outstanding, the Spanish ham trio, fried pedrona peppers and lamb skewers were outstanding...especially the peppers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Interesting resturant. The waitress explained everything on the menu, and made recommendations when asked (which were spot on). Parking close by. Fun night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best cuisine in Asheville
    OpsimathVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Curate serves the most inventive, carefully prepared and originally spiced food in Asheville. It was a delightful meal in a friendly, live,y open kitchen atmosphere. Mkudos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and service
    rdt88
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As were floored by food and service at Curate; be forewarned that it's a bit on the loud side, but if you don't mind that it's a wonderful ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.