E3 Chophouse
E3 Chophouse

E3 Chophouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.e3chophouse.com/
  • Phone: (970) 879-7167
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Everyday 11:30am - 3pm
    Happy Hour 3:00pm - 6pm
    Dinner: Nightly: 6pm - Close
    Late Night Happy Hour 10pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Wild Game
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have the ability to create an amazing experience in our River Room. Just steps to the edge of the beautiful Yampa River from your own private entrance. Our team will work hard to create a menu to fit any budget. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 60 people and can be divided to accommodate smaller parties as well. We also book weddings for up to 200 guests. For larger parties please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Dave Eliason 3076903116x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Yampa Avenue or at the public lot on the corner of 7th and Yampa.
A word from E3 Chophouse
Created by the LaRoche family , E3 is Steamboat’s newest dinning experience. Located on the beautiful Yampa river in an amazing setting- downtown Steamboat Springs. E3 features the best seasonal, all natural products available. Enjoy daily specials, fresh fish 24 hour sea to table, amazing desserts from our pastry chef, wild game cooked to perfection and of course our steaks and chops. Our "ranch to table concept " starts with our cattle being raised humanly, in an all natural environment. We own our ranch, making this truly a family business we are very proud of. Our steaks and chops are cut daily in house and prepared the only way we know how, to perfection. We offer our steaks cooked using an over fired char broiler that will leave you wanting more. Our menus change frequently allowing us to provide only the best all natural meals to our guests. Vegetarian no problem,- gluten free no problem,- our chef will create a memorable experience for any dietary need.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
E3 Chophouse reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (83)great for outdoor dining (78)special occasion (71)fit for foodies (51)notable wine list (42)good for groups (38)hot spot (38)romantic (37)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Off Season BOGO Dinner Night Out At E3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Being locals during the off season in a ski resort town has some definite dining perks and E3's BOGO dinner deal definitely proved to be one of them! The steaks were fantastic and cooked to perfection and the loaded Idaho baked potato was in fact loaded and perfect for sharing. The wine list was ample and the serving was generous. Dessert did not disappoint either with a slice of pie and scoop of ice cream large enough for sharing. The only thing keeping this from being a 5 star food rating was the lobster bisque appetizer which was luke warm and more soup than bisque. Our service was great and everyone from the hostess to the bus boy was pleasant and friendly. The restaurant was vibrant and full with a pre-season festivity in the air. E3 has seemingly worked through some start up issues they had and we're happy to say that we'll be back and will definitely take guests there as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was my husband's 40th birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere that had great atmosphere, food, scenery and wonderful service. We had all of that but the noise level was so loud that we could not hear each other talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our steak was horrible
    Mountainmama
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    In the past, it's the best steak in town. this time our steak was charred and salty. Whoever was cooking, didn't know what they were doing. The salad was blah, overall it was not the great food experience of past visits. I hope it was a fluke and not a downhill slide. We had requested a table away from the noisy bar and they tried to seat us right next to the bar. Is anyone paying attention in this restaurant???
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Visiting Steamboat for the weekend and had a reservation for my boyfriends birthday for 5. The Pork Chop was out of this world, and also enjoyed a taste from everyone else's plates. 5 different meals all delcious, not 1 complaint!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    All of the wait staff was outstanding. The ribeye was made exactly the way we ordered it. I would not recommend restaurant for a romantic evening for two due to the noise level and the fact that all of the tables for two are right next to the bar and bar patron look over on you. I felt the intrusion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blanchette
    Blanchette
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    E3 has great potential! The atmosphere is very cool....very hip for a Steamboat. We were seated promptly, the busser filled the water glasses but.... Once again we waited, and waited, and waited for a server. The sommelier was aimlessly wondering the bar and dining room. A waiter stood watching the hockey game on TV. When we asked him to take our drink order he said he was not our waiter. Right. When our waiter finally arrived she was great, but where had she been? Why was the other waiter watching TV? Bottom line......E3 needs to get its wait staff humming before ski season begins! Our food was very good.....thankfully!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Infrequentdiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We dine out less and less in Steamboat mainly because it has lost the "hometown" nature, the questionable service, and the price. Our experience at E3 was a pleasant surprise in that the service and food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding !
    Gail
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Among the four of us we had fish, fillet, lamb & elk. All were "best we'd ever had". And single malt scotch selections were great also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak house!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My husband had the Prime Rib and it was perfectly prepared, Med. Rare for him, good beef flavor. I had the filet, rare, well prepared and seasoned. The sides were amazing; get the mushrooms, all kinds of shrooms in a delicious sauce. The baked potato was huge and nicely done with any toppings you wanted and the wedge salad with blue cheese and bacon was a great start to our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We went to the E3 Chop House on a recommendation from our lodging's staff. Only way we would choose to eat here is the 2 for 1 deal...split between 3 diners. The meat was perfectly cooked, the roasted veggies flavorful and the crème brulea (?) was exceptional. Careful attention was paid to my celiac dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • E3 Chophouse rating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    E3 is an excellent restaurant from every standpoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blanchette
    Blanchette
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    E3 is one of Steamboats greatest resturaunts......if not THE best! The ambiance is awesome no matter what the season or time of day. The food is exceptional....EVERY time we have visited. The noise level inside is high, especially if you eat at a table near the bar. For quiet romance or serious conversation request a table in the back. It seems they have struggled with service since their opening. This is the word about town and labels are hard to shake. If you are lucky Kenny is working and he has a table ready for you in his section! Dave the manager is always welcoming and helpful. Overall, E3 is a long overdue Steamboat dining gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third visit & best yet
    SnKe
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is our third visit to E3 since their opening and they are certainly fine tuning both service and food. Our server knew her stuff, listened well and managed the timing based upon our desires. Salmon and prime rib were both tasty and presented quite well. Appreciated the 2 for 1 entree deal but will plan on visiting again without any specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good meal but..
    Steamboatnew
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a good meal at E3 and the waitress was very friendly and informative but the tables were very close together and my chair was kicked 7-8 times as wait staff passed through. Funny thing is that they had plenty of other tables.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed a great dinner and evening. There are 2 rooms to the building and the back from where we were seated was a bit over crowded and noisy. The front room appeared to be less crowed by tables. I would suggest asking to be seated in the front room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • E3 Mixed Review
    KANDJP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While the outside ambience is very good, the interior tables are too closely placed and therefore create a very packed-in and loud environment. Our server was mostly attentive and friendly. It was clear she was trying to pay close attention to us, but then sadly she'd disappear for a good chunk of time. With numerous employees milling about, I'm not certain why they would have servers spread so thinly. Our food was quickly delivered, and cooked to the correct temp. Our 4 meals were all very good in taste. However, for the hefty entree price, portion size needs to be correctly adjusted, and a choice of sides should be included with the meal. Considering you are spending a ridiculous amount for a meal at E3, this should be addressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1957irish
    1957irish
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Dinner was terrific.....enjoyed the beef...out of this world...and the Rack of Lamb was perfect. Tables are placed too close together. Missed seeing the Pot Roast appitizer on the menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect, except..
    kevinspicks
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    No doubt one of the top contenders for best steak house ever in Steamboat, all was near perfect for our party of 6, the service by Treat was spot on, all the steaks were cooked to perfection, the wine was excellent...our only gripe...we were packed in like a cheap airline, our chairs were back to back and the servers had to pass down the plates and drinks. I was thinking if they just took one table out, it would elevate the dining experience to truly first class
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We both had steak this evening. The 10 ounce Prime Rib was cooked to perfection as was the New York Strip. Please be aware that when ordering your sides a la carte for dinner, the servings are large enough to feed two as was the wedge lettuce salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent ladies night out
    Ladiesweekend
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a group of nine and the food and service were excellent, prices are reasonable and portions are huge loved it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • E3 Saturday September 13, 2014
    diningfromdenverVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fabulous rib eye steak! Jen, our waitperson was fabulous. Waiting for runners from the Run Rabbit Run 50 mile. She spaced our courses and managed to get their orders to the table promptly when they finally arrived, tired but pruod! Love the ambiance and the Yampa setting. We go to Steamboat several times a year and have had homes in the area for 40 years. This is a wonderful addition to the SB dining scene! Thanks, Althea
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st impressions not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very nice atmosphere although acoustically very loud. Food was excellent however the service left us almost ready to leave b4 ordering. We were not greeted by a waitress for 10-15 min after being seated. And no one came to ask how our dinner was until we were almost done eating. They were nice enough to comp the desert and appetizer for the poor service so that buys them another opportunity.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've been to E3 many times for happy hour, twice for dinner. Happy hour is great, dinner has been slightly disappointing. The steak was great (it's their specialty) but the veggies on the side were overcooked, the asparagus we ordered as a side just had a funny taste. We also ordered the braised octopus, a dish I've had other places and loved, and it came out tasting fishy. Summary: For the price, I'd rather go to Diva or Bistro.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • StoneForty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good. Sommelier wanted to sell a wine before we looked at the menu and chose our entries. We asked him to come back but he did not. asked for a window table but was given a 2-top against the wall with no view. Great place but seemed hectic, not vibrant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The beef is worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The filet was the best I've ever had. The rest of the food was also really good but I'm not sure it was good enough for the price. Sautéed veggies served along with it were exactly like any other restaurant but that's it for the main course sides - anything else is extra. So We also ordered a side of lobster Mac n cheese which was great - big chunks of lobster claw meat. The service was attentive. Maybe a little bit over attentive. The hostess took my $16 scotch away before I had finished it and we were visited by so many different people through the course of our meal I'm not sure who our server was. I would not turn anyone away, however, just warn them about the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steamboat gets a good one!
    jhr2000
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I live here. Dining has been getting better at the top end that's for sure. E3 is a competitor. After a bumpy opening period this past winter, I have been there twice this summer and found the food excellent and the service above average. It does get busy including the bar but it's worth it. Parking, even for a resident with some knowledge, is an issue for the area in general.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and atmosphere!
    IloveFood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My boyfriend and I were up in Steamboat on a summer getaway and wanted to go out for one nice meal while we were up there. I chose E3 after a decent amount of Internet researching as I felt it was a nice atmosphere for a special occasion but still had steaks and cuts of meat we both would enjoy. Unlike other recommended nice resteraunts which mostly had game meats and overly fancy dishes I was afraid to waste my money on trying, E3 had a nice selection of filet, New York strip, prime rib etc. I had the filiet and my boyfriend had the strip. We both agreed each may have been the best steaks we had ever had. This may stem from the fact E3 owns their own ranch and all of their beef comes from the family farm. To me that is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    DoubleLVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hmmm.... our experience didn't start out well.,,, We arrived early 5:45PM, only to be told we couldn't be seated till 6PM -- when we had a 6:30 rez. After 6PM, Hostess told me we couldn't be seated until our rez time. Had to get the Mgr involved just to be seated. What a shame. Then Hostess claimed I wanted an inside seat, when I specifically said I wanted "outdoor" seating (at the time everything was open). I guess I will have to chalk it up to her stupidity of not understanding anything I said or requested. Frustrating. Enuf said about that. Overall the dining experience was very pleasant & food was terrific. But please -- hire a new Hostess that doesn't lie, but is there to help customers & your business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still working out the kinks
    Mountainmama
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The steak was the best I've ever tasted. But we had asked for it NOT to be butterflied and it came out butterflied. Sent it back and ended up being in the restaurant 4.5 hours for drinks and dinner. The food overcomes the service. Our sides were great, but are overpriced. Desserts are worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • E3 Chophouse a work in progress
    buddyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended by our real estate person in Steamboat. It's relatively new so it is the "IN" place to go. The restaurant and patio are nicely appointed; however, we arrived for our 8 PM reservation at 7:30 PM and had drinks at the bar knowing we were early. We were seated at 8:40 PM and in between - the hostess never acknowledged the delay, or checked on us - we had to go up several times to see what was happening. We were just getting ready to leave when one of the staff came by to seat us. We stayed and then saw the waiter very quickly but the drink order and salads were delayed. I will say the manager did come by and apologize and gave us our drink order - gratis.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed it.
    warriorbeast
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had reservations and were seated right away. The food was good, and though we did not get seated by the window as we requested the sides facing the river were open and we could see out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    Enjoyoddining
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food & wine. Server was friendly & smart. When they closed the doors to our dismay she suggested we go sit by the fire pit and finish our drinks and dessert and continued to serve us promptly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • E 3 Best Place In The Boat
    AlvinoVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Ordered a bottle of wine that they were out of. Usually, when that happens in a restaurant they say tough. At E 3, they gave me a better bottle at the same price. The food is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • E3
    Ronsreviews
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Good food but very expensive. Entrees $30+ range. Bill $200 with tip for 3 people, no appetizers or dessert and $52 bottle of zin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not worthy of your time or money
    onefortheroad1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Arrived at 6:08 for a 6:15 reservation. Was told our table would be ready in 10 minutes. Sat in waiting area and seen what would be our table sit empty and nothing being done to it. Once seated service was slow and food was ok. Very nice setting, just wish they did a better job that would be worthy of there prices. Trust me and pass on this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated or still new
    SteamboatGirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I'm not sure if the restaurant is still too new or if they just don't have things down yet. We arrived 10 minutes early for our 7:15 reservation. We were told we would be seated "closer to the reservation time", which we understood give we were early, although there were numerous tables open. But as we watched people come in with later reservations or no reservations get seated, we started to get concerned. After waiting 25 minutes, we asked if we'd be seated soon and were told they were getting our table ready- still with tables empty. We were finally sat at our table after waiting 45 minutes, despite having a reservation. After being seated, it took a while to get our drinks. Then, our steaks/sides were overly salty. Overall disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Double check your reservation.
    caybarb
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I made the restaurant and showed it on my computer for Saturday evening. E3 said our reservation was for the following night. This is the second time this has happened. Thus, 10 of us sat alone at an outside table, freezing...with no heaters. They either should hire people who can tell a Saturday vs. a Sunday evening, or stop taking reservations.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful restaurant
    JP06
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner for celebrating our son's birthday while visiting Steamboat Springs. I would recommend this as a special place to go. The food was served with elegance. The staff was very accommodating. We will DEFINITELY visit again when we are in town. Thanks for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in Steamboat
    KathyAnn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had an excellent dinner and the staff was top notch with their service. I have several food allergies which were thoughtfully handled and a beautiful meal presented. Jen our waitress was incredible. Felipe was a delight and Dave was terrific. The atmosphere was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • criticaloldman
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Terrific meat dishes, vegetables with the entree pedestrian, sides very good. But the service was indifferent and careless and slow with the restaurant uncrowded. Served wines of a different year than on the menu - too young for the fine wine we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate