Drunken Dragon

Drunken Dragon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.drunkendragon.com/
  • Phone: (305) 397-8556
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed Mondays! Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 6:00pm - 12:00am; Friday & Saturday 6:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Xavier Torres
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: House playlist curated by our family at Drunken Dragon to help set the proper vibe for our guests. Expect classic rock and hip hop from the golden era as well as reggae and pop classics.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Court
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We are located on Alton Road with access to street parking as well as valet parking.
A word from Drunken Dragon
Drunken Dragon is an Asian inspired gastro pub. Think Japanese izakaya, mixed with a Korean BBQ restaurant crossed with an English styled tavern.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Drunken Dragon reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (102)fit for foodies (89)neighborhood gem (73)good for groups (56)vibrant bar scene (53)special occasion (36)late-night find (31)romantic (23)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • winning restaurant on most fronts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I've heard very good things about the restaurant, so I visited a few nights ago at the early, kid-friendly hour of 630. Attractive decor and good old school hip hop (at a reasonable decibel level) created a laid back, fun scene. Service was great. I was eating with my six year old, and was impressed that the servers were just as welcoming to him as they were to me. All of the cooked food was delicious, including the crack spare ribs, which may have been the best ribs I've ever eaten. I only got a few bits in, because my son polished off the others before I had the chance. I wasn't into the beach-y drinks, but had a nice Manhattan. Only part of the meal that was less than excellent was the table cooked meats. They did not come with any of the delicious sauces that are used in the cooked food, so the meats were bland. The two dips/sauces that came with the meat were ho-hum. If the restaurant choses not to deliver their top notch sauces with the table cooked meat options, they need to marinade the meats in something stronger to bring out a better flavor. Overall, the restaurant was a clear winner. If I had steered clear of the table cooked meats, I imagine my review would be a five-star. Can't say enough good things about the servers and most of the food. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience and atmosphere
    Munchkabunny
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Hidden gem of a restaurant. Very friendly and accommodating wait staff. My son had a dairy allergy and they swapped out butter for oil on edamame. We loved cooking our food on the bbq table. Only disappointment was the portion size on the bbq items was very small only 4 ounces. So it got very expensive very quickly. Not the place to go if you are a big eater or starving.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great! Food & service were great!
    Rosie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great service and great food! Fun experience! We would for sure return. Just be sure to bring a jacket...it's very cold, but otherwise...great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever experienced
    MsilbsVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    From the second we walked through the unmarked doors we were greeted by rude hostesses. After being sat at a tight bar table even with a reservation we had a waiter for was the most hostile, inattentive server I've ever had. Our meal came out extremely sporadically, wee received wrong dishes, meals were missing, and the waiter proceeded to accuse us. He never once checked in on us or made as feel welcomed. It was a horrible experience especially being on vacation from Manhattan.
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  • MARKET
    Calimero
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    First we were not sure, if we found the right location, because outside it really looks not very auspicious, but what a nice surprise when we enter! Nearly every table was booked at 8.45pm especially the tables around the walls with table barbecue were occupied. We got a table in the middle, but be careful, AIRCONDITION works really good, so for us German people it was really cold! Our waiter for the night Alex was excellently, he recommended us all the good things we ordered and was very attentive. Best Edamame ever, great ribs, delicious duck, everything we ordered was really good! We recommend it and would come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nina Freer
    Nina
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Loved the ambience, the food is great and we had a great server! Def we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Focus on scene not on food
    VPic
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    While food was good (duck buns and crispy bok choy were favorites) service was terrible. Waiter was disorganized and flustered, never re-appeared after order, busers tried to removed only half eaten dishes on multiple occasions (I actually had to reach out and take one back because he just removed without asking). It's a scene, not about the food or experience. Chimichurri on steak was so salty (huge chunks of it) it made eating the perfectly cooked steak a less than pleasant experience
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    good for groups, hot spot
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  • Simply amazing with EVERYTHING!!!
    GGPFamily
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food exceeded my expectations. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Even things I normally do not like to eat were good. The service was execellent. Our waiter, JASON, was so professional and loved how every time we ordered or asked for something he would reply "with pleasure". I don't think that I have ever had such an overall, fantastic, experience at a restuarant on the beach before. It was quaint but didn't feel cramp and so friendly. I would recommend to anyone. Oh, and did I mention that I never write reviews, and this would be my first due to how highly I thought of my experience at Drunken Dragon.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • My new favorite place!
    SophisticatedLady
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent food, service and experience. I will come back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    High energy. Friendly staff. Good food. Hot spot. Go, go, go!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little find on Alton road
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Drunken Dragon is a little new hot spot which is a little hard to find as there is no signage. It is very energetic with distinct food tastes. Very much fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solo dining
    ceceVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Solo dining can be unnerving, depending on the servers and service. The staff at DD are professional yet funny and understanding to a woman dining alone. The food choices were amazing, thanks to Anthony. Lobster rolls, bok choy and chocolate jar!!!What treats, I had to take home the amazing bbq chicken, the sauce is perfectly balanced. thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't forget your sweater!
    Renata
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great place, great food, but... below zero. Even attendants wears a coat.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was OK
    mikew
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Inside is quite surprising in a very nice way. completely different from what you'd usually find in mimai. Feels like a place that could be in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Very nice... Problem I had was that I went there for the Korean BBQ, but only a handful of tables had the actual BBQ. So it's hard to judge. I'm sure the BBQ experience is fun...but otherwise, nothing to write home about... It's like goign to a burger place but you are given the no-burger menu... Overall, i fyou expect the BBQ experience you'll be disappointed... Other than that, the staff was nice, reservation was on time although a saturday...
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  • As good as it gets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food amazing decor great service terrific... Took my sister for her birthday a friend also joined us all three of us hands down were.. I've already recommended it... totally impressed with the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top 5 rest on beach
    Brandon
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    You can basically get any dish on the menu here. I always like to get a table to cook on, makes the experience more fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food - hidden location
    annie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food here was the type that excites your taste buds! Tuna Tataki flat bread with creamy wasabi sauce - yum! And if you arrange beforehand, you can have your own fire cooker for the Korean BBQ selection. We didn't do that, but it looked really cool! This place is kind of hidden on Alton Rd - Outside all you see is "MARKET"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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  • A South Beach Gem
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The combination of creative cuisine coupled with attentive service is a rarity on South Beach.........Drunken Dragon has nailed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    foodywinoVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is amazing! No need to sit at the grill tables to get great food. Most of the menu items that are not from the grill are my favorite. Crispy bok choy is sooo good. Loved the sambal snapper and the pork shoulder. If you want to go healthy the salads are delicious. Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brave addition to Alton Rd
    Joe3
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Investing in a restaurant on Alton Rd in the midst of this horrible construction is commendable! The place is a mixture of izakaya, ceviche, Chinese comfort food and Korean bbq. Say whaaat? After a few drinks off of the excellent wine/beer/sake/cocktail list, and a look around the beautifully redone interior, it starts to make sense though, especially on SoBe where everybody (including this reviewer) is from somewhere else anyway. The quality of the ingredients is excellent, and the food is well executed. The service is hipster-friendly, and there is a good vibe, but you can still have a conversation. So as unlikely as it seems, all of it somehow works, and we'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Different atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Amazing cocktails. The grilling table was fun. The sauces was amazing. I love that they tell you what is on your dish. Had a wonderful night.
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    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hottest restaurant in south beach.
    Cris2512
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Drunken dragon is what the best spots in south beach are all about. Great atmosphere, amazing decor, and amazing food & drinks are what this trendy spot have to offer. Make sure to have a reservation and look out for the red market sign to find this hidden gem. Come early for a romantic dinner and later for a wilder time. The food and drinks are top of the line & reasonably priced for sobe. Only the patrons can be pretentious, the staff is top notch. Get ready for great service, Korean BBQ and signature drinks. Drunken Dragon delivers.
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    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT a Korean restaurant
    Diana
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I were very excited when we found out a Korean BBQ restaurant had opened up in our hometown. We are fans of Korean BBQ and lived in NJ for many years where there's a significant Korean population. We were very impressed with the decoration and ambiance of the place. It is very nice and trendy. We wanted to start with some Soju (well known Korean drink at authentic K rest) and we were told they didn't carry any type of Soju. So we ordered from their drink's menu and were very pleased with our choices. We decided to order two "plates to share" and a beef BBQ order. Everything was delicious but the BBQ was just 6, half inch, pieces of meat that tasted like if it had been cooked in the broiler. Not Korean, just a trendy rest.
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  • Authentic style
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Coming from toronto, which has a MASSIVE ASIAN culture, this place was very reminiscent of authentic korean BBQ. Obviously over-priced compare to a traditional one but really cheap for south beach considering the high-quality (and extremely tasty) dishes! I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • finally a korean a korean bbq !
    LA2MIA
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Moving to SoBe from LA i missed so many things. One of them was a korean bbq. a little noisy but still has a nice ambiance. The quality of meet to cook on the barbecue was good, however the portions could be little better for the price. service definitely needs to improve. it took 15 min, to get someone to our table with a glass of water.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's ALL about the bar
    DineinSoFlo
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My husband & I arrived early for a 9pm reservation. Our table wasn't ready & the hostess offered us a seat at the bar for pre-dinner drinks and appetizers. We ended up enjoying our full dinner experience at the bat all because of the bar tender, SARAH. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and whipped up some amazing drinks. She made all of the difference in our dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything was great here! The duck confit is to die for. The service was great too. Cool atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a total letdown
    Carlos
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Expectations were high......delivery very poor!!! Food very poor.......ambiance........very poor.......Nothing to write home about!!!!!!
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  • drunk in love
    eatlikeapro
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    this place is amazing. great food, ambiance beer selection and people.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTING FOOD!!!
    Evatatiana
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our male bartender was grouchy and had a terrible personality... Green Jasmine tea from a bottle, opened rudely AND $6???? Then we were taken to our table and advised no tenderloin strips available and only had 4 of the 10 meat items on BBQ menu. No genuine Vietnamese Pho soup either. Got 6 medium size shrimps and no sides for $18! Shanghai Fried rice what a rip-off! It was hard, uncooked, had a few green onion and scrambled egg pieces you needed a microscope to detect. To top off the worst food experience in my life, the mochi dessert did not contain ice cream inside like real mochi, it was pieces of mochi dough on top of regular ice cream. What an insult to Asian cuisine! Would not recommend this restaurant to a friend or enemy!
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  • Great Food!!!
    PreciousVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were vacationing in Miami when the news did a segment on this place. We instantly made reservations and it did not disappoint! You have to be quick because it really is a 1st come 1st served restaurant if you want to get a "special" seat at the in table grills. It's a great place to have a cocktail and enjoy your friends. The lobster roll and wings were to die for! The chimichurri sauce on the skirt steak was phenomenal. I could go on but you have to see for yourself! The only issue is parking is a task given there is street construction but they do offer valet for $15.00. You may miss the place because the name isn't located anywhere outside the buuilding it just says "MARKET" in huge red letters above the door.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Misleading
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was excellent however there are only 6 tables that actually have the BBQ at the table and you need to reserve those ahead of time. The hostess tried to seat my boyfriend (6 foot 2 inches) at a small very low to the ground table where he did not fit. With a reservation, that should never happen. We had to wait for a table in the dining room and only had a selection of half of the menu because we were not at the BBQ tables. With that said the food was great and our waiter was excellent but the experience could have been better and was misleading.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Korean BBQ done all
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Drunken dragon fails to deliver. The food here tastes good. But te portion is very minute. I left here spending over 100.00 and felt like I ate an appetizer. Overall the food in Miami and southbeach doesn't compare to NYC, nj, or Philadelphia or Chicago.
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  • Amazing!
    Sydliz
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service food cocktails waitress tina all great. Book bbq table
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    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and fun!
    LuckyPalmVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great time :-) and the bar service and table service has improved since our last visit. More friendly and welcoming! The food was delish as always and the waiter did a perfect job recommending the type and number of dishes to order. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to have The Dragon !!
    ChefAdam
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great addition to the neighborhood dining scene. I'm sure this place will give Khong River House a run for its money. For the most part the food was good some dishes missed the mark but the flavors were there. Cocktails were excellent service is great all in all a fun night
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept
    FlamingoGirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Awesome drinks, concept is great. My expectations when I made my reservation were very high on food and drink, food was under seasoned for my preference. I will try again for sure!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Yummies
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It appears to be a new restaurant still trying to establish itself. The servers were good and attentive. However, the food overall was okay. Nothing special at all for what we paid, we had the edamame, twice fried chicken, short ribs, buns. I ordered from the regular menu, if I ever return, I would definitely try to sit at one of the bar-b-que tables. Doubt I will be back.... too many other good restaurants to go to.
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  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had heard about Drunken Dragon and we loved what we experienced. Very define flavors in everything that was served to us. the Pork Buns were out of this world.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waste of time
    Daniela
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went three hours before reservation to have a chance of being seated before. Not only did they never call us we spent $130 at the bar and never got to sit down. The girls at the front were letting anyone that gave them a tip in before us. Not cool. We left at 11:00 after getting there at 8:00pm. The girls in the front are totally unaware of how to handle guests. Never again.
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