Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dinobbq.com/
  • Phone: 3474297030x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn
When you're serious about your Bar-B-Que. Featuring award-winning Southern-Style Pit Smoked BBQ, Local & Regional Craft Beers and late night dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Brooklyn reviews from OpenTable diners
228 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (170)kid-friendly (113)neighborhood gem (111)fit for foodies (89)hot spot (86)great for lunch (85)late-night find (55)special occasion (49)vibrant bar scene (48)great for outdoor dining (48)great for brunch (31)romantic (4)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Not bad, but not overly wowed
    Kymberella281
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My review may be dependent on the fact that I only had a pulled pork sandwich and didn't go all out for the BBQ platters. I did appreciate that the service was fast and friendly, which was ideal since we had to get to a concert at the Barclays Center afterwards. Neat little find!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun food!
    SexyDiners
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always a fun time!!! The appetizers are delicious. We order brisket, ribs and chicken. So yummy!!! Donkey Punch is the best drink. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ
    DLBL
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Some of the best Q you'll find in NYC. Service was decent & food came out fast. They don't rush you. Very nice craft beer list. Reservations is the way to go, table was ready right on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eat
    Phoenixluvs2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First impressions are everything. With that said the hostess was a bit rude. Which had me feeling as though this is how the rest of the staff is. Thank goodness that wasn't the case. The service was pretty good once we got over that hiccup with the hostess. Now, to the food. I ordered the combination (pick 3) with St.Louis. ribs, brisket and spicy drunken shrimp. My sides were BBQ beans and collard greens. All I have to say is I had a foodgasm! Everything I ate was flavorful and we'll cooked. I don't really eat everyone's greens... Dinosaur BBQ did the greens justice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum yum yum
    patsview
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the food is off the charts good. this is the best barbecue i have ever had. the portions are huge. i had leftovers for 2 more mails. the brisket is so yummy. i have special needs and they made me feel very comfortable. the service is also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ
    Naomi39
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and with plenty of spice. The menu's variety was great. Love the Fried Green Tomatoes. Wish I would have ordered them as an appetizer. The staff was very friendly and they make you feel welcome once you enter the restaurant. Thats really good for business. I highly recommend this restaurant. Thanks for a a lovely lunch/dinner for me and my mother hanging out on a Saturday Afternoon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good BBQ in Great Space
    ngleeVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dinosaur BBQ took over an old industrial building and kitsched it out with Americana, but nicely so, creating a large, bustling spot to chow down some decent cue. The pulled pork sandwich was dry rather than moist. The meat fell off the bones of the ribs and was tasty - the beef brisket was terrific with just enough fat to keep it moist and delicious. The black-eyed peas were overcooked for my tastes, but I understand some people prefer it this way. Having spent some time in Quebec, we were anxious to try their version of poutine - not quite the same, but tasty nevertheless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't waste your money.
    BklynFoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you like your food overcooked and smothered in BBQ sauce this is the place for you. We were lucky we had reservations so there was very little wait, (thank God). There were people waiting for over an hour without reservations. I heard a lot of good thing about Dinosaur BBQ that's why we tried it, we will not be returning.
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  • Lives up to Dino name
    McmasterT
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Finally got to the Brooklyn Dino and was not disappointed. Went to school at Syracuse so have long loved this BBQ and this location was great. Sad not to see Syracuse salt potatoes on the menu but I understand them mixing things up from location to location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ in NYC???
    BBQ4life
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    When I heard about dinosaur BBQ, I said to my wife "there's no way I'm wasting one of my precious vacation meals on anything less than perfect." After she threatened divorce, I caved and went with her to dinosaur BBQ. I've had a lot of BBQ in my day and this was at the top of the list. The flavors and seasoning were absolutely perfect. The staff was friendly and the service was fast. I now find myself telling people that I would go back to NYC just for the BBQ! I'll be recommending dinosaur BBQ well before any of the thousands of tourist attractions in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parris
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really had a good time. Food was well seasoned. Atmosphere was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooooo disappointed!
    BKDinoDisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I've visited other Dinosaur locations and loved it! So when it showed up a mile from our home, we were so excited.... Were. The food was not even close to being as delicious as it's counterparts. We left uneaten dishes and did not want to take anything home! And the Mac n cheese.... What did you DO to it? :o( The ribs and chicken were DRY! The waitress we had was lovely. Host was welcoming. Noise level was fine. The atmosphere was a scaled down version of the other location. We were so disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delicious restaurant!
    SteveDigard
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We are french, and we had love the ambiance and the burgers! French fries are perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Lovers For Sure...
    CoachGreene
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Been to the Harlem location before and BKY was true to form. These guys do the meet very well. Great flavor, Pork or chicken…pure smoke and a range of tasty sauces. But the rest is lacking. Salty over flavored mac and cheese. Greens that cheat with smoked turkey in stead of pork and taste like. And, dirt cornbread. Additionally, if you are in a large group, expect to wait on slow service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch at Dino BBQ
    Hartsie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We were a party of 22, dining at lunchtime on Labor Day. I called to make reservations ahead of time but knew it would be tough to seat us together. The manager Joshua came through awesomely and set us up along one wall. The food arrived surprising fast (we were advised to order family style, so that helped) and everything was delicious!! The pulled pork was amazing, as well as the mac n cheese. It didn't take long for the mounds of food to disappear. The service was top notch for taking care of such a large group on a busy holiday. Thank you to Joshua, Cory and the staff at Dino BBQ Brooklyn for a wonderful birthday lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A diamond in the ruff
    Foxy2154
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First of all they were very courteous. 4 of the people in my party were late and they still held my reservation. The waitress was attentive and professional. All around great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fall off the Bone Ribs
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great tasting chickens and ribs...fall off the bone tender. Not a fancy place but the food and service was very good. Seems like a good place to go with a group. NAD
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More Bresd Than Meat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Both my guest and my meal we consider as fillers. There's more bread than meats. But the ambient was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best BBQ New York
    spelevinken
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Fantastic food in a nice enviroment. Friendly staff and excellent service. Love BBQ and this was on the top of my BBQ list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Leen
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    For the first time it was great.Food was great and the service wAs awesome.A place where you can dress casual and relax
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    NYTravelista1208
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you love BBQ food, this is definitely the place to go. The ribs, chicken wings, pulled pork sliders, Mac & cheese, and the mashed potatoes were delicious! Would definitely go again and recommend to a friend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome BBQ food + drinks
    Chanthony
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was amazing as usual! The 4 of us shared a relatively small table but it was large enough to hold the Family Style BBQ order which comes on a large platter, plus 3 sides. The Mac and cheese is a must get.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ!
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This location opened about one year ago, and it was much easier to get a reservation for this location than the Harlem spot. 50 min from Manhattan Valley we were sitting down to the sweetheart deal. Yum. Great deal but next time we will just get 1/2 rack. Too much to eat. Very good St. Luois style ribs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BARNES
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have been here several times and it's always good, except this time. We asked specifically for the appetizers to come out before the food, we were disappointed when they came out 15 minutes AFTER our entrées, which were luke warm at best. Two of the guys in my group including myself were missing their sides, one of the guys got it after he finished his meal and my mashed potatoes never made it to the table. Food was bland on this particular night. Our waitress was MIA for the majority of the night. Usually this place is really good and the service is usually not this bad. Everyone is allowed an off night I suppose.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Guioel
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was so good and for such a great price! The beer selection is fantastic and the service is great and quick. The waiters really know what they're talking about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Heaven!
    LEEMO
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One word...YUMMY!!!!! Friends have been raving about the food here and I can be a bit of a sceptic at times, therefore it took me waaaay too long to try it for myself. I could kick myself! I will definitely be a repeat customer and often!! lovedit.com
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome food ehhh service
    chocomartini
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    But who goes to a bbq place for good service right? Decent beer list, pulled for to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family meal worth it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My family and I go the family meal, and it was sooo good. THought that quantity might mean lesser quality, but that was not at all the case. Chicken moist. Brisket and ribs delicious as well. Can't go wrong with this if you're more than a group of 4. We were 4 adults and only finished about half of the meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • babyasianbarbie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely in love with this place. Was craving BBQ all week, the boyfriend brought me here for our Saturday night date. Great food at great prices. The BBQ sauce is some of the best I've ever had, and I grew up in the south! BE SURE TO MAKE A RESERVATION!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dino ribs rock!!!
    Shield41
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent ribs, excellent sides and awesome drinks (that Donkey Punch knocked me out!!!). Get ready to feast like a king.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food!!!!!
    Yumminess
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I came here with 4 people and we reserved dinner at 9 30 because I saw that at 10, tbere would be live music. We were waiting for the love band for a while. It ot started at 11 when we were leaving. That was very disappointing for the 4 of us. The food was yummy however donkey punch drink wasn't good at all. I didn't enjoy it however my friend did. Overall, next time I come here, I would appreciate if the live music started on time as advertised
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meeracle
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food here was decent, but the Harlem location is probably better. Decor & ambiance is what you expect - variety of seating and busy (but not overly crowded). I liked outdoor seating too. However, our server was absolutely atrocious. He rushed us & came & asked every 2 mins if we were ready, but was not helpful in answering questions - we weren't sure if he was new & didn't know or if he just didn't care. Then, he was so SLOW. Food took awhile, but that could've been the kitchen. However, it shouldn't take 15 mins to get a drink. Also, we ordered a beer when we got the food & it didn't come until we were about finished! We even asked a bartender for water & a beer but she "couldn't" and had to let Ted know. Overall, just meh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great BBQ
    Foodhunter
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a 10:15 reservation. We waited for 10 mins. Had the usual. Swag sampler, ribs, m&c & BBQ beans. They did nit disappoint. The food was good. The fried green tomato was particularly delicious that night. My daughter was missing a fork. I asked a waitress. It was not her table, but don't they all have a common goal? She ignored me. Our guy was happy to get more than we needed. Except for the wait and the rude waitress we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place food as well
    Mochababiee
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my first time going and it was recommended and i don't regret going although i wouldn't want to go there for a romantic date maybe a date to talk and drink and relax or with a group of friends. The food was really good everything has that BBQ taste that i love. I ended up having to bring my 2yr old with me and it all worked out well its child friendly as far as high chairs and crayons (triangular ones that wont keep rolling off the table) and paper menu and a page to color. Great place noise level is kinda loud but who cares at least we don't have to whisper lol. Also I was told if you want a weekend reservation you have to book it a week ahead... shrugs... it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Mush
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went for a small birthday celebration. We've been to the Harlem location several times but this was the first time in Brooklyn. Nice to have one close to home. We knew it would be loud and lively. So no surprise there. Food was as good as could be. If you want a quiet place, this isn't the place for you. But if you want great food at great prices and can handle the volume, you won't want to miss this place. Word of advise: always make reservations, or you'll wait a very long time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was delicious. Do not go without a reservation be prepared to wait without one. If you have a reservation it is honored.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can you feel my heart Be..BQ
    Melifun
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have lived in NYC (Queens) my whole life. And any city person would know that via public transportation, the hassle to get to Brooklyn is often reserved for special occasion. And for me, Dino BBQ was my special occasion. Dino BBQ had changed the definition of grilled meat for me forever and I now have a new found appreciation for the art that is BBQ. I was introduced one fateful night and was back within the week to show my family, and you know its serious when you want to show the family, am I right? Everything from the wait staff to the tender succulence that was everything on my plate rang in perfect harmony to my soul. Does this sound like an exaggeration? Maybe. Am I lying? No.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ not great service
    jayzee
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The restaurant seemed to be having some service issues. Had to ask for water three times, silver wear twice. Not much interaction. Not even a weekend so afraid to see what it is like when it is busy. The food was good though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, helpful service
    shellyf
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Six of us went for a birthday and we had a blast. Ribs were succulent and delicious. Great choice of draft beers, and terrific wings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brooklyn BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Best 'melt in your mouth' brisket! I had the Brisket platter and my companion had the pulled pork sandwich. Absolutely amazing. They have delicious side options. I tried the mac n cheese! Get a glass of their homemade lemonade! It came in a mason jar. Perfect for the scene. The restaurant is huge. Very spacious. Great for a fun date or group of friends and family. Such a fun lunch!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate