David's Opus Ten
David's Opus Ten
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David's Opus Ten

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.davidsopus10.com/
  • Phone: (207) 773-4340
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Turin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: David"s Opus Ten is available for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Smith 2077734340

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Congress St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is street parking as well as a lot that can be entered at Monument Sq. or on Free St.
A word from David's Opus Ten
David’s Opus Ten invites foodies and the food curious for an evening of culinary entertainment. The menu is a prix fixe multi-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. The restaurant is located within David’s in Monument Square, Portland ME making it an intimate restaurant within a restaurant. Guests select either a seven course menu for $55 or a nine course menu for $65.

The dining area features an elegant atmosphere with exposed brick walls, contemporary lighting and a chef’s table that seats two overlooking the kitchen for Opus Ten. Chef Turin and Chef Bo Byrne, who previously worked at David’s 388 in South Portland, create the menu, which changes frequently.

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please call with 24 hours notice.
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David's Opus Ten reviews from OpenTable diners
  • our anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Visitjng Portland for the weekend I searched and searched for the right spot to have a special meal with my wife. We were pleasantly surprised and impressed with the quality of the food, attentiveness and knowledge shared by the staff. Worth making this a focal part of your trip. Amazing wine pairing with the tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Opus 10
    Abudale
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our 3rd time at Opus 10, and it was just as delightful as the first time. The food was delicious and interesting, and the atmosphere was friendly and unpretentious. We are huge fans, and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is a place for foodies that rivals if not exceeds the best restaurants in Boston where I'm from. They are extremely accommodating for those with allergies or dietary needs. They do need 48 hours warning on this when you book your reservation. My meals are never quite what they should be because of my special diet. Opus 10 and the chef/staff were able to accommodate my needs for an absolutely amazing meal. I had the whole experience despite my limitations. I've never had this level of food preparation and attention to planning at any other restaurant. If you like just a big steak and the basics, this restaurant is not for you. If you revel in flavors and fantastic food, then this is so worth the trip. They also provide an education about the meal and the wines are chosen very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningDiva1VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A very special place. Seamless attention to detail . David ,our waiter , is a professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    AKDLVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    What a special meal. If you go prepared to just put yourself in the hands of the chef, the food is outstanding. The portions are very small, but each one is special and there are quite a few of them. The wine pairings were special too. This is a real treat for anyone who loves food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room was freezing, food salty
    Siblings
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were quite disappointed in our experience at David's Opus Ten. Despite the knowledgeable server, his demeanor was belittling. The service was very slow (there were three of us and from start to finish it took 3 hours) The dining room seats no more that 20 clients at a time with plenty of staff to accommodate all needs and wishes...this did not occur. The room was cold and drafty which forced two of us to dine in our winter jackets just to keep warm. The duce next to us asked to be moved because they were so uncomfortable with the cold draft at their table. The courses were cold and very salty. Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time because of our own company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Portland Gem
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Well-paced meal that had something for everyone. Great food, great service, great ambiance and attention to detail. We are moving to Portland and this will be a destination restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mos205VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We dined at Opus ten during a long weekend in Portland. Five out of the six dishes on the carnivore menu were fantastic. The reserve wine pairings were also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing meal
    homeisbestVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This is the best meal from start to finish that we have ever had. It was greatly enhanced by Dave, the attentive and informative waiter. The setting was peaceful and a bit quaint in a private area behind David's in front. There was a choice of a carnivore or vegetarian fixed menu with flexibility to switch. We had the meats and everything was perfect. It was basically the menu found on line which changes seasonally. An added attraction before the meal began were bites of the best Manchego and Iberico ham that we have ever had. They seemed to have a great wine selection with selected pairings. We were happy with a bottle of rose that came from the suggested pairings. We plan to make this a part of our annual outing to Portsmouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time
    CincyEater
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fantastic tasting menu and paired wine tasting. Overall wonderful experience and evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and wine parings. I had the carnivore menu and wife had the vegetarian. Food was exquisitely prepared and presented. The manner of service encouraged you to linger over each course and truly enjoy it. Service was excellent, even if bordering on the slightly intrusive - it was cheerfully indulgent. I'd rather have too much service than too little. Heartily recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great spot in Portland if you are looking to impress. Small intimate atmosphere. Service was great, staff was very knowledgeable of food and wine ingredients and origin. Plan on almost two hours and enjoy the experience. Pricey, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion for Foodies
    Nokomis
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The seven course tasting menu at Opus Ten with paired wines was a special treat to celebrate a birthday. The server was a delight, knowledgeable and enthusiastic without being overbearing. We chose the vegetarian option, including some of the same dishes as for the "carnivore" menu. We were told that a vegan menu was available by request. All of the food was tasty and well presented. The meal was well paced, allowing us to savor each dish. My only quibble was a bit of sameness in the textures and flavors. As a vegetarian I would have liked a bit more crunch and color. The mushroom "shooter" that opened the meal was spectacular. The second mushroom plate wasn't at the same level. Great ambiance & service, inventive food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carolg
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    One-of-a-kind experience. Everything was perfect - including the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb
    Lissa
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Truly the best dining experience I have had and I am a foodie and travel regularly. The waitstaff are some of the best. The seven course fixed menu was so creative and flavorful. This is not just eating out at a great restaurant, it is a dining experience like none other. A must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • like having a personal Chef
    mommaofavegan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I am a cook, and a carnivore, so I appreciated all the classics done right. My daughter is a vegan and never gets a truly special dining experience. The Chef thought about each of the 7 tasting menu courses and made a vegan gourmet fantasy out of each. We sat at the Chef's table and he explained each course with passion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tvc review
    tomazio
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Most of the courses excellent. A couple just fair to good. The reserve wine pairing was a little bit underwhelming. Might recommend buying a bottle or two especially if four or more people are present.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Serial delight!
    MouthHappy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I we're all oohs and ahs and wows over six of the seven courses, with the seventh (pork butt) being plain old very good. Service was excellent. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mainer
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my second visit to Opus 10, and left something to be desired this time. Table placement was a bit intimate with the couple next to us as opposed to my husband- unfortunately it took away from the romantic feel of the restaurant and made dinner conversation a bit awkward. Food was great, especially the corn risotto topped with lobster and the quail egg ravioli with mushroom nage. The chocolate bark during dessert was our least favorite- the macadamia nuts had almost a fishy taste. Wait staff was knowledgeable even though there seemed to be a big difference in knowledge/experience among the two main servers. Excellent cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Terrible service.
    foodie1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I really enjoyed the tasting menu, but the service was terrible. We wanted to do the wine tasting with our food, but asked if we could have only red wines. Our server said no. Most high end restaurants have a sommelier who can work with the customers request. They usually say they cannot guarantee it will be a perfect, but they do accommodate. What topped the cake was near the end of the meal, the server brought our check with 40% of our wine left and with us still eating our dinner. She basically said we can cork it to take home and never bothered to come back to the table. We had to pour our own wine for a meal costing $150 per person. I will never return to this restaurant due to the service. Too bad because the food was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Hidden Gem
    CaryncVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been coming to Portland for many years and have always had great food experiences. David's Opus Ten was by far one of the best. The food was delicious, the wine pairings extraordinary and the service was spectacular. If you are in Portland and want to go somewhere special this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    breiraVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Kudos to David Turin. The entire experience is exceptional. Portland has so many fine restaurants that a "foodie" can enjoy. Opus 10 has created the need for a new 'outstanding' category.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection and education!
    Maine2NC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After eating our way through Portland, Maine, we finished on a high note at David's Opus Ten. The diamond in the tiara of the Portland dining. First, your table is yours for the night - so no rush...paced how you need/want, and you can take the time to linger and talk. Second, the food was impeccable. Flawless. The kinds of dishes you wanted (and got - four varieties) bread to scrape up every last bit of every sauce, and you wanted to eat slowly to truly enjoy every bite! Third, the service was a joy. We learned about not only how they created the menus and the wine pairings, but the grape varietals and vineyards. The chef came out himself and presented two of the courses and was happy to share his love of these creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable evening.
    deb3102VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love the Portland food scene and have visited many local favorites. But perhaps our most memorable meal ever was the other night at David's Opus 10. We were lucky enough to sit at the chef's table. Chef Bo was perfect: attentive, informative, relaxed, and fascinating to watch. And the dishes he created were spectacular. I wanted to lick my plate. Even with the palate cleanser sorbet. A spectacular evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gourmet Dining
    TrailerkingVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great great restaurant… Loved everything incl food and service
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive food
    LailakVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Prix fix menu, either vegetarian or carnivore. I do not eat red meat and the carnivore menu main dish was pork, a bit of a back and forth to exchange the pork dish with fish or chicken "I was told I need to call ahead for that" I was offered the goat cheese main dish and I objected to having that for a main dish, finally I was served salmon which was delicious. What was a little annoying was the long description of every little " and I mean really little" ingredient in every dish and a lecture about the origin of every wine, no need for that...... All in all it was worth the $250. price tag for two. I think.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opus Ten hits the high notes
    Folkwriter
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    David's Opus Ten is a true gem on the Portland, Maine dining scene. It is intimate and innovative. The experience is akin to being present at a private dinner party where a single server guides you through the entire gastronomical experience. Each dish is thoroughly planned to pop - both in terms of the senses and the palate. The experience of combining unique flavors with a beautiful presentation is the best I have experienced in this town. It is, indeed, David's crowning achieving. A big thank you to the associate chef for delivering accompaniments, personally, to each table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gastronomic delight
    BobbyD
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is a wonderful dining experience. We did the basic wine pairing with carnivore menu. It was an assault on our taste buds, in a good sense. It is expensive. Be prepared to drop $275 for two people. If you accept that entry fee you will not be disappointed. Our waiter played an integral role in our meal. He explained in detail the food pairing strategies and wine pairings, while interjecting the origins and characteristics of both ingredients and wine. We'll done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food experience
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Wonderful from beginning to end. The table is yours for the entire night - no rushing the experience. Service was impeccable - knowledgable on both wine and food, personable and friendly, not at all intrusive. The food was a dream! Such a wonderful combination of comfort foods with a twist that only adds to the flavor, never detracts. Leaving the choices to the chef was the best decision we made!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond excellent
    Mainetrippin
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    David's Opus 10 is a superior restaurant. Excellent service, superb chef. Spoonbill caviar, Vichyssoise, brown butter poached lobster, quail egg pasta ravioli, ale braised pork butt to name a few items on the menu. We chose the Opus Ten wine pairings, which were just perfect. Whether you're a foodie (me) or not (my spouse) you will thoroughly revel in this restaurant. The total bill with tip was $240. It's a special occasion place. (It was our anniversary, and the staff made note of that, which was a delightful touch.) I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware: Only in Portland
    Tiboj
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Opus 10 is not in Kennebunkport anymore but I did not notice when I booked on Open Table. When we got to the restaurant, we had no reservation. The lady confirmed that I had booked at Opus Ten in Portland! They did not charge for the no-show in Portland and they found us a nice table at David's. We had a fantastic meal and a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    JVJV
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food scene in Portland, ME continues to impress. David's Opus Ten is one of the special restaurants in the area. Both food and service were perfect. This is a must try restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    From start to finish, we had a truly lovely dining experience. The venue is a restaurant inside a restaurant, and so is intimate and you can watch the chefs in the open kitchen. Chef also came to the table to finish one or two courses and check how we were enjoying everything. The wait staff was attentive (but not obtrusive) and extremely knowledgeable about all courses regarding sources of ingredients and preparation. And to top it all off, our waiter was also a somelier and we had some great discussions about wine, port, medeira, and sherry. Since the table is yours for the whole evening, we were able to linger as long as we wanted. A wonderful experience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining Experience
    ilenererVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I can only describe this as an exceptional dining experience. It's a fixed price menu. My husband will eat eggs and milk products, but no meat. I enjoy meat. In other fine dining establishments, the vegetarian menu compares poorly with the "regular" menu and the dishes are often timed completely differently as well, such that that one might as well be dining at two different restaurants. Not so here. The fixed price vegetarian menu aligned perfectly with the "carnivore" menu and was comparable in every way in quality and presentation. The seven courses were each more wonderful than the last. Unique cocktails, wine pairings and even non-alcoholic beverage pairings and a substantial amuse bouche enhance the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Would definitely go back and recommend to others. Food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Meal
    Jundel
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I'm lucky that my work requires travel and the chance to eat in great restaurants. I've had amazing meals in New York, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, etc. That said, I've never had a better meal than my hometown birthday celebration at David's Opus 10 in Portland. Everything about our dinner for 5 was marvelous: the room, the service, the wine and especially the food. Every course was delectable and paired with wonderful wine. The vegetarian and carnivore menus were equally good and everyone in our party was delighted with every dish. The menu changes so what we had may not appear on another night - but we loved the poached lobster and oysters, the smoked Portabello steak, the duck breast, the lamb and the gnocchi. Marvelous meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pairings
    MaineArtCollectorVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Each of the 5 courses on the "carnivore" menu was wonderful. (A vegetarian menu was also offered.) The palate cleanser of house made blueberry sorbet with frozen limoncello was excellent and refreshing. The reserve wine pairings were perfectly matched to each course. Although the reserve was a bit pricey, it was well worth it in our opinion for the quality and interesting variety of the selections. This was our first experience at the restaurant and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JM51480
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    From start to finish Opus Ten is a culinary and dining experience not to miss. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly, and are able to not only explain the dishes and wines, but also answer questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. We were visiting Portland with friends and Opus Ten provided a wonderful experience and delicious food for a couples evening out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    From the moment we walked in to the time we left, we had a great time. The waitstaff were terrific, the food fabulous and the wine delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A most enjoyable dining experience.
    Chaka
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Wonderful food, beautifully presented. My only complaint is that if you want wine, you must go with their wine pairings (at an additional $35 or $65) or pay $15 for a glass of wine--which can be selected only from their limited list of pairings.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate