Duval's New World Café
Duval's New World Café

Duval's New World Café

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.duvalsnewworldcafe.com/
  • Phone: 9413124001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Nils Tarantik
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: If you are interested in having your next special event catered, please contact us for more information, we will customize our menu to meet your needs! We can design a perfect menu for your event including any of our entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, sides, etc.

    Duval"s New World Café
    1435 Main Street
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    (941) 312-4001
  • Entertainment: Watch your food being made without all of the noise of the kitchen on a live feed TV watching the chefs!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central and Main
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Located on the north side of Main Street b/w Lemon Ave & 5 Points.

    Valet – Available just south of Brooks Brothers on corner of Main St & Lemon Ave & also Lemon Avenue just north of Main St. by Sur La Table. Valet free w/ Duval's stamp. Approx. walking time 1-2 min

    Palm Ave Garage- Free parking just north of Main St. on Palm Ave. Approx. walking time 5 min.

    Main Street - Free two-hour parking available.
A word from Duval's New World Café
Seafood so fresh you ought to wear your swimsuit!” Fresh, local fish and other mouthwatering dishes will leave your palate in paradise after a trip to the best seafood restaurant in Sarasota!" Lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch. 7 days a week!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Duval's New World Café reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)special occasion (33)great for lunch (30)neighborhood gem (28)notable wine list (26)romantic (19)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    5 of us went there for dinner on August 31 needless to say service was poor and 3 out of 5 rated the food poor the other two it was ok, we could hardly get our waitress attention to get anything and one of the guest with us was waiting for some things she ordered with her food and she had to get another waiter to get it for her..our first time there and it she was not something we would remember, so I doubt I would recommend this place, Sorry!!!
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  • Delightful Experience
    Nancy1331
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have dines at Duval's several times and every time the service is outstanding, the variety of food is excellent, the flavors of the appetizers and entrees are delicous, and the wine selection is great. I would highly recommend this restaurant (and I have) to everyone. It is a lovely dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner at Duvals
    Aldo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The dinner at Duvals was excellent ! The service was very good and the owner is very personable. Can't wait until they get their full liqueur license . This was my second time there I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Special Dinner
    Roselady
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Duval's, a new restaurant for us. From start to finish the waiter and manager were extremely attentive, and the menu had many great choices. I chose to begin my meal with gazpacho and my husband had the special of Fisherman's stew. I had made gazpacho at home 3 nights earlier; believe me, theirs was much better! For entrees I had the grilled seafood platter with an extra lobster tail; his choice was amberjack with the corn/lobster casserole, followed by bread pudding for dessert. Everything was fresh and delicious. I did think the seafood platter, even with the extra lobster tail, was pretty small, but the price probably justified that. Would definitely visit again and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Sarasota Main Street!
    Stubij
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We stumbled upon this restaurant recommended via opentable. We were welcomed & greeted warmly by our waiter, Tyler, who took us through the specials & menu. We ordered the signature Lobster & Sweetcorn Casserole & Soft Shell Crab Special which were both delicious. We asked about the crab & the chef came out and spoke in depth about it to us. Turned out he had UK origins! The main was the barracuda & seafood sampler which were both amazing, perfectly done. We had the key lime & bread pudding desserts, both really tasty. We came back to snack on burger & casserole again, late the next night! Make sure this one is top of your list if you're in the Sarasota area! Thank you to Tyler & everyone else at Duval's for making us feel extra special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Awesome Food!
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great place to eat! The wine list is great but I think they need a few more selections on the lower price side. I don't think the television showing the kitchen scene does anything for the restaurant. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Treat for the Entire Party
    carolsue
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Four of us found ourselves at Duval's recently -- a new place for all but me. What a find! We ordered four different entrees and each of us was more than pleased. Our waiter, Misha, was as knowledgeable about the fish we ordered as anyone I've encountered. He was attentive and enthusiastic. I understand that Duval's is about to change, but I hope it doesn't become just another downtown bar. The attention now is clearly on the food, and I'd like to see that remain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect every time
    laurieslandVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The owners have been making positive changes to an already wonderful restaurant. I respect that they are always thinking of ways to provide diners with a better experience. I thought the management was very generous to extend the Savor Sarasota deal (3-course dinner for $29) well beyond the two weeks observed by the majority of participating restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated but not stuffy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Being rather new to town I let my local lunch guest choose the location. She recommended Duval's as it was "nice, close and quiet" - all good ingredients for a business lunch. It surpassed my expectations. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the setting ideal for a professional meeting. I imagine it would be equally lovely in the evening and for more romantic occasions. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine Duval's in Sarasota
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely, leisurely dinner at the divine Duval's, selecting from their Savor Sarasota menu with wine pairings. Excellent fish dishes, perfectly prepared, and superb lobster corn casserole appetizer - not to be missed! On our list of best restaurants for the quality of their food and their service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch @ Duval's (first visit)
    Nonantos
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Attentive and professional staff. All four luncheon meals were of excellent quality: the oyster po'boy was the best I've ever had. Fries were crispy and held their heat throughout the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Lunch Menu
    MrMrsSarasota
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    No ordinary food here. They had many choices for lunch, and all four of us chose different items. I had a Caesar salad and a Po Boy sandwich which the menu said Duvals was "famous" for. Don't know how famous they are, buy the food was delicious! My wife said her fish tacos were excellent. Our friends also enjoyed their lunches. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We went on a Saturday and it was not crowded. This was our first time at Duvals. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MammaMiaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I had the fish special of the day, it was fine. Enjoyed the house salad. Not sure if I would return, not because of anything bad just nothing special to draw me back.
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  • Go to Duval's
    SRQfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great food; interesting specials taking advantage of local seafood; Misha-our server very attentive; front end manager checked in appropriately; watching meals being prepared on HD TV very unique
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Good service now even better
    laurieslandVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food here is exceptional, and I introduce new diners here with pride and confidence. The service has always been good, but on my last visit, it was snappier, with runners from the kitchen. I asked to compliment the owner, and he came out to my table with a stopwatch in his hand. He had been standing out of the way, timing the servers' efficiency. That impressed me. I come here often, and every time, I see evidence of the owners' constant attention to providing the best experience possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch
    EileenVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Met a friend for lunch here. Service and food were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Sarasota
    DienverDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My wife and I are on a quest to dine on every respectable establishment on Main Street. Not a bucket list item but it's a fun goal. We have found some to be Ok and others slightly of lessor quality. Of the probably 15 or so restaurants we have visited Duval's is so far above the rest I doubt we will find a restaurant that is as outstanding as Duval's. Our waiter (Brandon) was knowledgeable, made excellent recommendations, and tended to our needs without being overly obvious. If you want a wonderful dining experience choose Duval’s. You will not be sorry. Can’t say that about some of the others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Will visit again
    SUEES
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Friendly, professional service throughout the evening. Great menu but we decided to go for the set 3 course menu ( extended Savour Sarasota $29) with the wine pairing option. ( $15). Excellent choices and good value. All food well presented and tasted good. Will definitely return and try the main menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Dinner
    JIII
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Duval provided exceptional service and excellant seafood selections. Our server was very welcoming and helpful. His suggestions were wonderful and appreciated. We were extremely pleased and would go there again when visiting Sarasota. It was a great choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful seafood
    divindaze
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We enjoyed the lobster & sweet corn casserole starter, then entrees of scallops rockefeller (Linse and Alex) and a barracuda special (me). Everything was tasty and the service was very good. The wine list is extensive and the ambiance was just right.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Gazpacho!
    DefiniteOpinionsVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Best Gazpacho we've had in a LONG time -- chunky, well flavored, not overly salty -- I ordered a cup and wished for a bowl! Service was good and cordial -- the manager actually came by the table and "checked in" with a greeting. Though the wine prices were a bit high by the glass, there were good options. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal
    eplang
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went to Duval's to sample their Savor Sarasota menu. We appreciated the fact that this special menu was presented to us without having to ask for it. At first the service was baffling. Three different waiters came by promising bread but nothing came. Eventually we learned that the bread was being baked, and it only appeared with our first course. It would have been nice to be told. Eventually a young woman took care of our table and was very efficient and attentive all through the meal. The food was, as usual very good, from the mussels and the lobster and corn casserole to the chocolate and peanut butter delight. All in all we enjoyed our evening at Duval's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    SiestaGuy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Three of us dined with the Savor Sarasota special prix fixe menu. As first time diner, I was pleased with upscale atmosphere and very attentive service. I enjoyed the lobster/corn casserole appetizer, though portion was tiny. My shrimp and grits entree was excellent! I've had other versions of this throughout the South and Duval's tops my list for sure. Another had the chimichurri steak which was very good as well. The flourless chocolate/peanut butter dessert was wonderful too, though portion very small. In all, it was a good experience with excellent food. I will go back and try other options as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A calm oasis
    pattycakespoodle
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Duval's was a pleasure - and our lovely young waitress (although I am sure she saw "discount dining - e.g. Savor Sarasota) couldn't have been more charming and helpful. The decor is lovely - serene, tasteful and pleasant. Service was excellent. And the food was, of course, "foodie worthy".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duval's New World Café
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Not my idea of a Caf'e, Duval's is more towards upscale dining. White table cloth, black cloth napkins, good quality table ware, wood salt & pepper grinders on every table, comfortable clean seating, excellent lighting, interesting wall hangings, prints, pictures. Food quality and presentation is impeccable, knowledgeable and very attentive staff that is properly attired. There is a wide screen TV at the back of the restaurant that shows a live video of the kitchen, no sound. Expect to pay around $40 per person with tax and tip, for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touch of Cajun in Sarasota
    OldGoat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My wife & I had the best Oyster Po'boy we've ever had in Sarasota. As proud former residents of Louisiana, this was a real treat. Good sea food options, not all with a Cajun twist are available.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Excellent
    DfavreVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was very good and the attentive service was even better. We tried Duval's because of Savor Sarasota, but will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duval's good but not great
    JBRAUN
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was good but nothing outstanding - somewhat bland when it came to seasoning. Not sure if that is because it seems to cater to an older crowd. There were definitely a lot of people there (it is SavorSarasota week) and they needed more servers as service was slow. We complained about the service and the manager was very gracious and apologetic as was the server which does go a long way. However, I am not sure I will return based on the fact that there are so many other good restaurants to experience in Sarasota.
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  • Happycamper
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    All servers were very pleasant especially ours--Tyler--and patient. Food was the best ever for Sarasota….great selection. One of owners dropped by and chatted with us which was a nice touch….it wasn't as casual as most do. Our table was perfect as I had requested a quiet one since one of the guests is 94 and very hard of hearing. Great find. Many of my friends had recommended it. I certainly was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Lunch Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Nice lunch menu, good choices reasonably priced. Would return for lunch and would try dinner. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Piano Man
    live2eat
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I love this restaurant because the menu offers so many great choices. I'd eat there 8 days a week if my waist could afford it. This visit was for lunch. Misha our server was excellent. The front door was opened and the piano outside was being played with accounted for the noise lever. But we didn't mind....added to the "downtown" experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food & Service Outstanding
    Fl3808VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Would highly recommend dining here. They were accommodating for a large group that was late & had come from a boat. They treated us just like everyone else & our server was super friendly. The tasting menu is a great value but the quality does NOT suffer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visitor
    visitor
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great Food. Waited until after "season" to try it out. No problem getting a table. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Always good. Favorite Ceasar Salad with crispy calamari...Service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Fish and Wine
    Bonapatite
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I have been to DuVal's several times now and I always have the fish. The preparation and presentation of the fish dishes is excellent. If you are having trouble pairing your fish just ask Josh for help. He has extensive knowledge and will find you an wine that will compliment the dish being served. The service is just right they are attentive but do not interrupt your meal or conversation. The appetizers are also a must do at this restaurant. The Chef is creative and his sauces and seasonings are superb. I am usually a red wine drinker but I found a white wine that has been exquisite with both of the meals and there is now a case of the wine in my home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JbnxVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    very disappointing. the manager went out of his way to apologize and offered severalmcomplimentary items
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  • Great first experience!!!
    MrsJLG
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I can't say one bad thing about this place. The staff goes out of their way to make your experience excellent from greetings to goodbyes. The food selection was varied but not overwhelming. The beer cheese soup was great, prime rib eggrolls unique and delicious and the lobster exquisite. The restaurant is upscale in appearance but not snooty. Definitely give this place a go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day at Duval's
    Arthur
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a delightful visit and a three course dinner at Duval's for Mother's Day. The dinner was outstanding and we started with a wedge salad, followed with shrimp and grits and then for dessert my wife had a chocolate torte and I had a fantastic key lime bar. We completed dinner with a gift certificate and a beautiful rose. All-in-all, it was a delightful evening for both of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food and Service
    sarasotafoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a great place for seafood lovers. Everything is fresh and tasty. Salads and sides are thoughtfully prepared, unlike some seafood restaurants where they are an afterthought. Be aware that there is not a full bar, only beer and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 408 reviews are from the Duval's New World Café reviews archive.
  • Great food and service
    SKvacationer
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We loved it. The food was amazing - I had the trout. Wonderful! The waitress was knowledgable when it came to the menu and what she recommended. Very good service and the food was all homemade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate