Ebbitt Room
Ebbitt Room

Ebbitt Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/ebbittroom
  • Phone: (609) 884-5700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour:
    Mon- Fri 4-6pm
    50% off wines by the glass and beer

    Early Seating Menu
    $35pp Three Courses
    Avail between 5pm-6:30pm
    Sun-Fri

    Dinner:
    Sun-Thurs: 5pm-9:30pm
    Fri-Sat: 5pm - 10:00pm


    Live Piano Music with Paul Sottile:
    Thur-Sun: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

    Bar/Lounge:
    Open Daily at 4pm, serving small plates starting at 5pm.
    Relax by the fire with a glass of wine and a small plate
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ebbitt Room offers a private room with seating for up to 18 guests. In season, private garden dining is available for up to 12 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Tara Rothberg 6098845700x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Fri & Sat
  • Special Events: The Ebbitt Room at The Virginia Hotel in Cape May invites you to discover the extraordinary flavors of the seasons' best with its 2014 culinary dining series lineup featuring all that Cape May has to offer—from the land and the sea. Using the freshest ingredients from the restaurant's very own 62-acre Beach Plum Farm and collaborating with many of Cape May's local favorites, the Ebbitt Room will once again create five intriguing dining experiences - each with it's own unique 5-course menu highlighting New Jersey's seasonal fare.

    See more at: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/ebbittroom/diningspecials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carpenter's & Beach Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Ebbitt Room
The award winning Ebbitt Room restaurant is nestled within the stylish Virginia Hotel on Jackson Street in the heart of Cape May's historic district. One of Cape May's most popular and famous restaurants, The Ebbitt Room serves inventive contemporary American cuisine with a focus on farm-to-table dining with ingredients grown from our very own Beach Plum Farm. In addition to its regular a la carte menu, The Ebbitt Room offers nightly pre fixe menu's showcasing the best of what each season has to offer. The bar serves small plates nightly. Their wine list, the recipient of numerous Wine Spectator awards features selections from all the major wine regions of the world with an emphasis on boutique & cult producers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ebbitt Room reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (114)romantic (97)fit for foodies (89)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (25)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (10)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Excellent food, cooked the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    Excellent food, cooked the way we wanted. My wife had blackened Salmon and I had the Surf and Turf. A nice glass of wife and a very pleasant evening. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food in an area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    Excellent food in an area filled with touristy overpriced restaurants. Made my wife's 30th birthday special. They put us in the private room which made having a 3 year old in an otherwise romantic restaurant doable. All around, pricey but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even though is a beach place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    Even though is a beach place people were very well dressed. Very uncommon in the US. They didn't tell my wife and me anything which was very good. We felt like we didn't fit we were in shorts and bathing suits.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The tables were very close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    The tables were very close together. There was live music playing by the lobby area that at times was overwheming in volume. We had to ask the waitress twice to ask that the volume be turned down. Music should be in the BACKGROUND!!!!!!!!!!! We were the only people waiting for the valet but it took him about 15 mins to bring the car. We were seated promptly. The waitress was very good and got our order right. I may go back again but probably not.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have been to the Ebbitt Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2008
    Have been to the Ebbitt Room several times on our summer trips. It is always a dependable and good restaruant in an area where there is not a lot to choose from at this level. The summer tasting menu was very good and the wine pairings excellent and well priced. The romm, this time was much quieter than at other times which was nice and working though Open Table they honored my requests nicely. The timing of our meal and wines were a little off at times, but,otherwise a lovel meal in a very nice setting. The music is always a nice addition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really enjoyed my experience
    Susan
    Dined on 7/21/2008
    I really enjoyed my experience at the Ebbitt Room. I thought the service was outstanding. They made us feel well taken care of. I ordered the Calamari as an appetizer and the Black Sea Bass as an entree. The calamari was very fresh and the lime ginger aioli was a perfect compliment, which added a certain brightness to the dish. The Black Sea Bass was the most well balanced, sophisticated dish I have had in quite some time. It was like a work of art. It was truly delightful and I savored every bite! I ordered the Chocolate Truffle Cake for dessert and was not disappointed. Again, a delicious dish, not too sweet and perfectly balanced. A great restaurant I would recommend to anyone and everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Ebbitt Room is one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    The Ebbitt Room is one of our favorite restaurants in the entire state. The wine list is very good, the service and atmosphere are fantastic and the food is among the very best anywhere. One of the highlights of our trips to Cape May is dining at the Ebbitt Room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have dined several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    We have dined several times at the Ebbitt Room over the years and have always had a very positive experience. A marvelous restaurant!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the opportunity to taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    I had the opportunity to taste a few things in a great combo appetizer. The tuna tartar was particularly excellent and memorable. The blue crab salad was generous with crab and of the utmost freshness but the flavor profile was just ok. the calamari had good flavors but was a little bit oily as if the fryer wsnt hot enough or they weren't drained enough. the oysters with caviar were fresh and wonderful as well but i think next time i will try the mignonette version. My favorite dish was the fois gras appetizer. I had an excellent riesling and superb cappuccino to complement my meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crab salad with smoked salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2008
    Crab salad with smoked salmon topping was absolutely excellent. What a taste sensation!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were seated an hour later
    J9micheleVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    We were seated an hour later than our reservation. We did not appreciate this long wait; however the lounge and jazz music were enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We live a good distance away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/9/2008
    We live a good distance away but try to make it at least once a year. Food is excellent and service (of entire staff) is unparalleled. My husband is a culinary school graduate and has worked for the past ten years as an executive chef at a fine dining restaurant and has always enjoyed the menu at The Ebbitt Room. We don't usually order dessert but at the suggestion of our fine server we had the sticky toffee pudding which was to die for. Entertainment on the weekends, cozy indoor and outdoor porches for cocktails - all enough to make us drive 2 hours and spend the night for the opportunity to dine at the Ebbitt Room.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience in Ebbitt Room. A very surprise and rare finding in Cape May. The quality of food and the service almost rivals the top restaurants in NYC. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Cape May.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, wait staff and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2008
    Food, wait staff and ambience were all fantastic. Can't wait to go back again. Perhaps even stay at the Hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Have eaten here many times
    benton1220VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    Have eaten here many times and as always the Ebbitt Room does not disappoint. The room is beautifully appointed with professional service.My dinner from the salad course through dessert was excellent. I look forward to many more fine meals here on our yearly trip to Cape May and we highly recommend the Ebbitt Room to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. While
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    The food was excellent. While the the decor was refined and romantic, the positioning of the table so close to one another destroyed the ambiance. If you want a romantic dining experience, you would have to finish your dinner before 7:00pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is our 3rd or 4th visit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    This is our 3rd or 4th visit. We go here to to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is always a very special and memorable treat. the food is exquisite. Servers are very professional. we always get the calamari - it is really the best we've ever had. I don't even bother eating it elsewhere - it would pale in comparison. Next time we might go for a more casual dinner on the porch or lounge bc it is so relaxing and lounge menu looks just as good as the dining room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten at The Ebbitt
    TheQuietManVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    We have eaten at The Ebbitt Room many times, and it is always outstanding. The presentation, the service and the choices are always excellent. The poached pear dessert is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extremely disappointing. Flavorless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2008
    Extremely disappointing. Flavorless food not prepared according to menu. Both mussels and halibut were undercooked and halibut was sent back. Coconut curried mussels had no taste of coconut or curry. Potato crusted halibut had no crust or potato and was served raw. Poorly thought out wine list with most items either low end or very high end - under $50 or over $150. Desserts were good but, nevertheless, we would not return to this restaurant and would never recommend it. The waitress did remove the halibut from the bill and bought us dessert and after dinner drinks, but the bill still came to $350+ with tip. There are fantastic restaurants in Cape May. This is not one of them and is simply thriving on its past reputation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been going to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2008
    We have been going to the Ebbitt Room for over ten years now, and our most recent visit was quite disappointing. The new chef apparently cannot maintain the high standards set by his predecessors over the years. The appetizers (fried calamari and artichoke salad) were particularly unappetizing--greasy and flavorless, respectively. This restaurant has gone down a lot in our estimation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    Excellent, our favorite restaurant @ the Jersey Shore!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Ebbit Room is always a
    CheckpleezVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    The Ebbit Room is always a wonderful experience. The food is terrific and the Virginia Hotel in which the restaurant is housed is a wonderful gem in Cape May. Have a drink on the front porch before or after your meal and enjoy the people watching. My only criticism was that my dessert as not a terrific as the rest of the meal but that was my poor choosing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. The Ebbitt Room is on our list of places to dine when we are in Cape May.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Ebbitt Room has been our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    The Ebbitt Room has been our favorite for years. Worth the 2 1/2 hour trip to Cape May. Truely outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved everything about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    We loved everything about this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an outstanding meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    We had an outstanding meal & fantastic bottle of wine at the Ebbitt Room! This was our first time dining here but we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    A wonderful dining experience from start to finish. The bar makes excellent drinks as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed sitting by the
    Gr8fuldiner
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    We enjoyed sitting by the fireplace both before and after our dinner, sipping good wine and listening to the live jazz. The meal was well prepared and artistically arranged--Delicious. The desserts were worth saving room for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely experience from start
    StephenSS
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    A lovely experience from start to finish. Wonderful staff and excellent food led to a lovely dining experience. We will be delighted to return. Gail & Stephen Silberman
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went with my husband to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    I went with my husband to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. I really expected the silver star service that Ebbitt boasts. However, I have to report that it truly wasn't as wonderful as I expected. The seating is VERY cramped. There is a long red vinyl bench/seat that takes up an entire wall. The tables are crammed in to basically fill each nook & cranny of that bench. It was virtually impossible to exit our table without rubbing up against a chair or a person. We even had to ask our neighboring diner to please move his seat inward so as not to knock him over as we left. Our dinner was average in taste and appearance. My husband's Hanger Steak was extremely tough and the Foie Gras on top of my Bass looked like a chopped mushroom.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Ebbitt Room was a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The Ebbitt Room was a wonderful find! We were there for a special occasion (one year anniversary) and the wait staff and the entire experience made the evening very memorable for us. We are looking forward to planning our next trip down to Cape May so we can enjoy The Ebbitt Room once again some time in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always love the Ebbitt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    We always love the Ebbitt Room and look forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The hostess was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    The hostess was wonderful - greeted us with a smile and was very friendly. The setting was beautiful - the porch and bar were comfortable. We ordered the chef's tasting menu, which was great. The waitress seemed a bit uninterested (didn't explain the dishes when she brought them out unless we asked, etc.) but overall we would go back there on our next trip to cape may.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff did a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    The staff did a wonderful job for our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious especially the sirloin.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although our dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Although our dining experience at the Ebbitt Room was a memorable one, and it made our anniversary complete, we found it to be too close to the other diners in the room. Our table for two was not intimate and was hard to have a conversation without talking above the norm. The size of the table made it uncomfortable . The food was wonderful,, the drinks were great.. The dessert was heavenly. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in, until we left. The atmosphere, a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service. Friendly,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Excellent service. Friendly, efficient & knowledgeable staff. Lovely facility; trio in lounge completed the evening. Leonid, the bartender, was a real addition to the experience; friendly and cheerful. Wine list (by the glass) extensive and excellent. Food was creative and well presented. Our waitress was always near when needed without hovering. Best calamari in the region. Cheese selection on dessert menu fabulous. Bravissimo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my second experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    This was my second experience at the Ebbitt Room. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of food at this restaurant. Everything was positively delicious. I had the black sea bass and parmesan risotto and it was cooked and flavored to perfection. The decor of this restaurant is eclectic, lovely, and warm. The service staff was attentive yet not intrusive - the perfect balance. I would definitely recommend the Ebbitt Room to anyone visiting the Cape May area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When I walked in I immediately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    When I walked in I immediately got the sense that the tables were close together - very tight space. During our appetizers 2 ladies were seated next to us that ruined the evening. They did not use their "inner voice" and my date and I could not have a conversation - we had to hear theirs throughout dinner. We would have loved to stayed for coffee and dessert, but could not wait to get away from these inconsiderate women. Perhaps if the tables had a bit more space between them it could have been tolerable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the restaurant did a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    the restaurant did a great job accomadating our requested table and took wnderful care of us.thank you
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    • Noise LevelModerate