Dovetail
Dovetail

Dovetail

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://dovetailmacon.com/
  • Phone: 4782384693x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Bar Open Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 - Until
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Doug Sanneman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: All ocassions from Dovetail menu or our sister restaurant are personally tailored to your needs through our catering facility, the Armory Ballroom or the Cox Capitol Theatre.
  • Private Party Facilities: 24 seat wine room in Dovetail.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Collins 4782384693x
  • Entertainment: Ambiance music
  • Special Events: Visit our Facebook page for more information on all our special events. htpp://www.facebook.com/dovetailmacon

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd and 3rd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is Valet parking available in the alley by Downtown Grill.
A word from Dovetail
"Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired". Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $8 - $13
Small Plates: $8 - $15
Entrees: $14 - $29

We have a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Dovetail reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)special occasion (43)romantic (33)neighborhood gem (30)notable wine list (19)good for groups (17)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (11)late-night find (9)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Divine
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was one of the best experiences we have had eating out in a while. The food was excellent, with a waitstaff to match! Our server was knowledgeable and helpful with just enough friendly thrown in. Although the menu wasn't large, the offerings were fabulous. Between us, our group had a little bit of everything from the hamburger to the quail. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a little bit of a "foodie"... And if you're not really into food, the hamburger got high reviews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dissapointed
    jessiee
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We visit family in the area occasional and our first experience here was amazing! It was a fine restaurant with great service and interesting food options. I suppose they had to dumb it down to make a go of it. It is more like a smaller version of the restaurant downstairs than a the little gem we originally visited. I knew this were horribly amiss when I ordered champagne and after a very long wait they came back and said they were out. This is a full service bar and they were out of champagne? Ridiculous! Pretty much set the tone for the night. Oh well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1Cupoftea
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Took an out of town friend here because we were so impressed before. Unfortunately the service was slow and the atmosphere noisy on this visit.On a positive note, the good was very tasty as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morgan
    Morgan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Was a great meal, space and service. We overnighted in Macon and Dovetail proved to be a delicious meal after 12 hours of driving. It was great they had various size plates so we could try a few things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Macon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lived up to the reviews. Food for the most part was a hit. Service friendly but amateurish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service!!
    PriceLessOwl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary at Dovetail. The food was delicious! I had the duck breast and my husband had the ribeye with fried green beans and pimento macaroni and cheese. My husband and I are not pimento cheese fans but the macaroni and cheese was delicious! For dessert I got the cracked pie and I highly recommend that you get it!! I am not a fan of toffee but I loved the cracked pie!! My husband got the apple crumble and that was delicious as well. We left very happy and full!! We will be back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hugib
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was unusual but very tasty. Some portions were small i.e. veal tenderloin. Desert was tasty but frozen and difficult to eat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so hot
    details4dining
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Sunday brunch far short of expectations. Basic eggs, bacon, biscuits and grits meal not much different than Waffle House except in price. Only the grits were unique. Bacon - greasy and uninspired; fruit side - miserly. Wilted sunflowers hung grimly in mason jar of yucky water. Carpet up the stairs - quite grubby. Glad my Atlanta companions didn't make it - would have been quite embarrassed. Just under $100.00 for three for mediocre experience. Macon, if this is what is supposed to be fine dining, we need to demand better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming!
    GoodEats
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My guest and I enjoyed the food, wine, ambiance, and service in this uniquely named restaurant nestled in the heart of Macon's downtown scene. We were greeted and seated with warm smiles and good old Southern charm! Our waitress, Sierra, was nothing short of AMAZING! Our choices from the menu were Put Ups, Tomahawk Pork Chop, Filet, then topped off with the Cracked Pie! All of which was cooked to perfection and most pleasing to the palate! Good find and looking forward to the next special occasion!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jennifer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Attentive wait staff, knowledgeable about menu. Great food, nice atmosphere. Great reaturaunt, will def go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!
    meloe85
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband took me here for our anniversary dinner. This was our first visit and we were blown away but everything, from the food, to the service, to the wine and beer. We had a veal with grits entree that was so remarkable I do not know where to begin to describe it. Out waiter was amazing, friendly, and patient is helping us choose the best choices for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Wanda
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Cozy, great drinks, great food, very friendly and attentive wait staff! Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect first date
    midwestgirlmovessouth
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I recently had the chance to go to Dovetail on a first date. Everything was PERFECT. I had the Veal, which was on a beautiful bed of dilled creamed corn, it had two slices of grapefruit on top and whole grain mustard. I don't think I've eaten anything that delicious in months. Dovetail is higher end food without the atmosphere of being snobbish. The small plates and appetizers are extremely affordable and perfect for a special occasion or even a weekday night out. I'm dying to try the brunch there, Looked at the menu and that's definitely my next venture!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    Courtney
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Generally, really good. The food was plated really well, with each dish looking really pretty. The food was good as well, some things were a little hit-or-miss, but that probably has more to do with personal preference. The veggie plate was excellent with good portions and the snacks offered a lot of value compared to what you would get in Atlanta. I would say the best word to describe it is "unexpected." Just about everything on the menu was different than your traditional upscale/progressive southern joint. There was a streak, but beyond that - it was a lot of stuff I wouldn't have guessed to be on their menu. That's refreshing, and that's saying a lot, because it can be difficult to find a good, unique meal, in Macon or Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing find
    MrGoodbar
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Had been to the rookery right below it many times and never noticed it. This restaurant is absolutely amazing. The farm fresh food was very tasty. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and even made recommendations for our four year old that were not on the menu. Normally I would have to go to Atlanta for a dining experience like this. Not any more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service excellent, food the best and atmosphere just what we wanted for a party of four. This is our second time and I am sure we will be returning. It's the most wonderful place for special occasions or just fine dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumyum1234
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent food and service and it's wonderful every time I'm there. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife wanted to try a new place for her birthday dinner so she found this place online. We LOVED it. They really made the dinner special & the food was amazing. We booked for another night before leaving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome all the way around
    LizG
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Staff are great, food was awesome. I will be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the Cracked Pie!!!
    easycreeper
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to Dovetail as a treat for my wife's promotion. We sampled many different dishes including two "snacks" (salt and vinegar boiled peanuts & fried chicken skins - both of which were very good), a "starter" (Put-Ups - four spreadable toppings/dips including pimento cheese, lima bean hummus, smoked trout dip, and bacon marmalade), two "small plates" (veal loin & duck breast), an "entree" (blackened catfish), and a shared "dessert" (cracked pie - DO NOT let your significant other convince you to share this; Get your own, eat it as fast as you can, and then try to eat the rest of theirs while they're not looking! It's that good). Well worth the visit and looking forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner ever
    JennVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We drive here from Atlanta it is so good - the put-ups and the veggie plate are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary meal
    cajunsinexile
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was creative and delicious. The use of local products contributed to a wonderful freshness and appeal. Chef concocted a complimentary tropical dessert for us after we mentioned that we had gotten married in Hawaii in 1969. We were treated royally by the whole staff. Best meal we have ever eaten in Macon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables too close
    New2town
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Loved the food and design of the restaurant but the music and how close the tables are ruined our experience. I felt like I was closer to the woman sitting a table away than my date. The music was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk and just decided not to talk and asked for our check to leave it was so bad. We decided not to come back because of this. I was very disappointed especially after paying the amount we did you want to have a good dining experience but instead it was the opposite. The restaurant has so much potential if you could provide a better, more intimate experience for the customer.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Food
    Turtlebug0
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I always love Dovetail- fantastic food, interesting decor, amazing service and cool ambiance. The food never fails to disappoint- this time we tried their Cracked Pie which was a seasonal dessert and it was to die for- sweet and salty oatmeal cookie crust with salted caramel ice cream. YUM. My husband and his friend put a hurting on a number of their whiskeys and my girlfriend and I enjoyed cocktails and wine along with our dinners. The deviled eggs were creamy and delicious and the new chili eggplant was light and quite delightful. Always a good choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent as always! Great service and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first visit to Dovetail and it was wonderful. Michael, our server, was fantastic! The food was superb and the Cracked Pie dessert is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Teena
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The service and the food was OUTSTANDING! No problems with noise or reservation process. I am a huge fan and I will dine at Dovetail again in the near future!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    Mary
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our food and service was outstanding! We had a larger party and the server was very accommodating and delightful. I would highly recommend Dovetail if you're ever in the Macon area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Play Dinner
    bennieculpepper
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time we tried the Dove Tail. Great Food, Great Service... very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Nathan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The best dining in Macon, GA. The cuisine impresses in preparation and presentation, the service is exemplary and the atmosphere appropriately reserved without being uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary evening
    Boo262
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Dovetail is a great find. Food and service excellent. A neat contrast between the Rookery, also great, but more for a fun evening and the quiet ambience of the Dovetail upstairs. Really enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Farm to table in Macon
    BarryJ113
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Nothing else like it in Macon! Freshest ingredients, great atmosphere, a real gem. Rivals any fine-dining in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Jeb1985
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I am a bit of a brunch Junkie... I had one of the best brunch dishes ever in the corn and boudin hash. it was amazing. also they were sold out of the shrimp and grits, but really just out of shrimp so the waiter brought us a bowl of cheese grits with lump crab meat and crawfish gravy to try (basically the shrimp and grits without the shrimp) and that was amazing as well. do yourself a favor and go to the dovetail get a cocktail and enjoy some great food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 192 reviews are from the Dovetail reviews archive.
  • Great Local Restaurant
    JasonEats
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have eaten at Dovetail multiple times. The restaurant is quaint and the food always exceeds my expectations. On my most recent trip, my wife and I each had a small plate, main course and dessert - writing this review is making me hungry! The menu changes frequently so there are always new dishes to try. In addition to great food, Dovetail offers a drink menu which includes several specialty drinks. If you are looking for a great place for dinner or a place to get a good mixed drink (or wine), I would recommend Dovetail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp and grits
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great brunch! Shrimp and grits were fantastic! Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    BlueCrisplover
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My title says it all. The food and service was great. The Ambience was beautiful. The menu is simplistic, meaning you are not bombarded with a lot selections that will distract you from exquisite chefs creations. If you have not tried Dovetail, you must drop everything and head that way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner!
    kjba
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I had heard good things about Dovetail, so I made reservations for my husband and I to celebrate our 9th anniversary there. Reviews recommended getting a table by a window so when making our reservations on line, I requested it and said it was our anniversary. We were seated in a romantic spot right by a window and greated by our server with a glass of champange. What a great start! The apps were different and tasty, our cocktail, The Resort, was so refreshing, the entrees were large portions and so fresh and I cannot describe adequately how fabulous the Cracked Pie was for dessert! It was one of the best dinning experiences we have ever had-great food and drink, unique atmosphere and great service. I cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    TravelingFoodies
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I had read about Dovetail over a year ago and wanted to try it, we're foodies and always looking for new, exciting places to sample. My husband's birthday seemed like the perfect reason to go there, we invited another couple to join us. We shared a Put-Ups plate and assorted cheese platter, fresh bread and multiple spreads (smoked trout, bacon marmalade, pimiento spread, and lima bean hummus), all were delicious. My friends ordered the Shrimp Purloo and the Swordfish Filet; my husband and I got the Pork Shank Osso Buco and Seared Duck Breast with a side of Brussels Sprouts. We finished with the Strawberry Shortcake and Betsy's Brownies. Every dish was done to perfection, properly seasoned and beautifully plated. We'll be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mothers day brunch
    Anotherfoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was delicious, more affordable than dinner time menu and very filling. We had 3 kids with us who loved the food as well. Service was outstanding and the mothers all felt special. We usually dine here in the evening and wanted to try out brunch. Beats many brunches I have experienced before. White sangria was divine. Will def return again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great Food, Great Service, overall a great way to spend Sunday afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate