Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire
Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire

Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiemerlots.com/
  • Phone: 8472762000
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Lounge opens at 4:00pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Aric Spiczka
  • 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, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: When you want to make an impression, there's only one name you can trust. When you want the best in food, wine, and service for your special event, there's only one Eddie Merlot's.
    Eddie Merlot's has earned its reputation by serving exceptional U.S.D.A. prime beef—a superior certification awarded to only 2% of all U.S. beef. And we bring the same standard to our private dining menus, which feature a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, entrees, desserts, and accompaniments, complimented by the finest wine and cocktails. From the moment your guests arrive, Eddie Merlot's talented culinary team is dedicated to providing you and your guests with an experience like no other. That same commitment extends to our service staff. We pride ourselves on hospitality, from making you feel comfortable during the planning process to making your guests feel welcome when they're with you. Eddie Merlot's offers several private and semi-private dining areas, from 10 to 400+
  • Private Party Contact: Lori Cease 8472762000
  • Entertainment: Live Music in our Lounge:
    Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Half Day Rd.
  • Public Transit: Pace - local stops on Milwaukee Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking offered. Large surface parking area surrounds the building.
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire
A word from Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire Eddie Merlot's Prime-aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef and the freshest seafood. Eddie Merlot's has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 75 wines by the glass and a very extensive reserve wine collection by the bottle. The bar is stocked with all of the finest spirits and after dinner cordials and Cognacs. Eddie Merlot's boasts a contemporary but stunningly elegant interior design and atmosphere—where guests can have fun, relax and enjoy listening to up-tempo music, while dressed in business or casual attire.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Eddie Merlot's - Lincolnshire reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)notable wine list (63)romantic (59)fit for foodies (50)neighborhood gem (49)good for groups (36)vibrant bar scene (35)great for outdoor dining (19)late-night find (11)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service here should be much better for what they charge you for dinner. We went with another couple. Server was hard to find over first half of meal. Of four entrees, three were very good, the fourth, a bison steak was tough. Server, when told this, deflected issue by asking about the taste of entree. Didn't express any concern about situation or offer any resolution. When you're paying $40 to $58 an entree this shouldn't happen. There are too many good steakhouses around that provide a better overall experience
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Choice for suburban dining
    csg479VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    There aren't a lot of dining choices in the suburbs. After awhile, we feel like we're in a regular rotation of the same places. This place is a cut above. The food and service are as good as anywhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey dinning
    Alibaba
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Started off with the wrong drink. The food was tepid and the steak was under cooked! At these prices I expect better service and hot food. Personally I would rather go to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Resturant
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • solid food and service
    dining50s
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    this was our first trip to Eddie Merlot's so we did not know what to expect. started out with the sesame calamari which was very tasty. the waiter and service were very good, always had water and iced tea filled up. bread came out when we got our salads, could have come out a little earlier. but it was good. we had the new orleans mixed grill , the cedar planked salmon, waldorf salad and sides of tempura beans, mushrooms, and brussell sprouts. the food was very good, but nothing spectacular. pricing was not bad. for dessert, had the bananas foster, very good and we shared among 4 people. overall, a very nice meal and very good service, just nothing to blow you away. Definitely would come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the restaurant is gorgeous, service ok, but it was saturday night--they paid absolutely no attention to how we asked our steaks/fish to be cooked, even thought the waiter asked and took notes, everything was VERY rare, dissappointing. the quality of the food was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    racinjim69
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Soft atmosphere, excellent wine list, good menu and really nice service! I'll be saving this place for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was great. Sea Bass was outstanding. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening - highly recommended.
    nesnah2229
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I often dine at Eddie's. We usually order the Chateaubrand for two - perfectly prepared with two side dishes. A talented 3 piece group was playing great live music. All in all a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AJC1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Calamari was outstanding. Unfortunately, the main courses -fish and steaks - were extremely salty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best Steaks!
    Margo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great atmosphere, Very Nice Bar, Outstanding Menu! Everything special and delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server and great meal!
    Heidi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've been to Eddie Merlot's twice now and I haven't been disappointed. It is some of the best steak I've ever had and the mashed potatoes are to die for and I love good mashed potatoes. I could just eat an entire bowl of those and be happy, though the Chateaubriand was the best I've ever had! Even better than the food is the service. We've had impeccable service both times we've been there and that helps make the dining experience that much better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs help
    Outstanding
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wait staff seems to forget you at this place. When we were seated they said they were bringing warm bread right out. Never came till we were half done with our meal and we had to ask for it. After finishing our appetizer it took 25 minutes for them to take our order and when we finished our salads it took another 20 minutes to get our entree. Had to hunt the waiter down to get our check as well. Mentioned it to manager and he said they'd take care of us next time. Don't know if there will be a next time - this is roughly our 20th visit and things don't seem to improve. They just seem to get worse. Food was good though.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eddie Merlot's
    Jane
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary their this year, and were very pleased. I was able to book the reservation online and order flowers that were on the table when we arrived. They placed us at a large corner table, which was what I requested. Each course was well presented and delicious. Our waiter was attentive but not obtrusive. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely, and perfect for a special occasion. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT~!~
    KyleVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were celebrating a 75th birthday. I couldn't ask for a better experience. The wait staff were excellent, food incredible, service perfect!!! My mom had the best birthday ever due to the incredible staff. Thank you, Thank You, Thanks
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Heidi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was probably one of the best meals (and martinis) I've had in a very, very long time. We started off at the bar with the Berry White martini which was so delish then for dinner my friend and I split the Chateaubriand and got the mashed potatoes to go with it. I think that was the most amazing steak I've ever had and the mashed potatoes were incredible. Had our friends not suggested the place we never would have gotten to experience a great meal and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As It Should Have Been
    Expected
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Everything was as I had expected it to be. The French onion soup tasted like it came from a soup base, not from fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Need more professional wait staff for this type of restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic evening
    JillVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love going to Eddie Merlot's and sitting in the bar. We had no idea they have outdoor seating. We sat outside with Brandi as our server. It was one of the best experiences at a restaurant we have had in a long time. Brandi was one of the best servers we have ever had as well. She was attentive, made great suggestions and treated us like old friends without being obnoxious. My husband and I shared the shrimp cocktail and the prime burger. We love the burgers and our daughter had never been so we all got prime burgers. They literally melt in your mouth. We can't wait to go back and we will ask for Brandi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is my 5th time at Eddie Merlot's for dinner. Everytime has been an exciting experience to enjoy good food. The filet steak was so tne=der it was like eating butter and the grouper was the best I have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and Fun
    DonnyS
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    You all know I was surprised to find in Lincolnshire nice place as this one....Not so cheap but everything cooked well and above all was tasty. This was the first time I visit and I will go again . I was pretty impressed by the wine collection , no crazy price for the wine. The atmosphere wasn't too stuffy and you defiantly appear with jeans and still feel good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    mmills723
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    everything was great. A little pricey, but definitely nicer than Wildfire.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I had the Caprese and then Planked Salmon and both were about the best I've ever had
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Very relaxed and romantic setting in both the bar and main dining room. Steaks are all great but the Tomahawk Ribeye is to die for and its large enough for 2 people to share. Lobster Bisque is also fab. Sweet potato casserole is more like desert than a side and its wonderful. Very good wine specials. Service always great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
    OutOnOccasion
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I took my wife to Eddy Merlot's for our anniversary and we had an outstanding meal and experience. It started out in the bar where our bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the restaurant history as well as the wine list. She made a wine recommendation and provided samples to make sure we'd be happy with our selection - and we were. We were seated promptly at or reservation time and our waiter was also extremely helpful and provided top-notch service. Our appetizer was exceptional and our steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. We could not have asked for a better experience and when the occasion calls for another splurge, Eddy Merlot's will be at the very top of our list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gloria
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Usually, this is one of our favorite places. The night we dined, something was "off." Service was not good. No bread, long waits for food and drinks, steak not cooked properly,,,very disappointing.
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  • pay attention to your bill
    dazdesign
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It was our anniversary dinner. The food was so so, overpriced for the amount and not the top quality. Live music - pleasant atmosphere. The server (Pablo - try to avoid him) was arrogant, acting like he owns you. After we let him know that we didn't like his attitude he started acting a lot better. At the end he did not pack all the leftovers as he was going to. Not knowing that I gave him 20% tip - shame on me. Interesting scam they are trying to pull. At the bottom of the bill they give you suggested gratuity amounts for the amount you owe for dinner. 20% of $81 is $19.20 (should be $16.20), in addition to that the gratuity you should be calculating form the amount before tax. That was not a very nice touch - cheap trick.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We celebrated my mother's birthday here this weekend. Everything from the comfortable chairs, to the food, to the service was wonderful. Steaks were cooked perfectly. The presentation of the shrimp cocktail was very fun, with lots of smoke from (I think) dry ice - my kids loved it. Also the coffee service was special with cinnamon sticks, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc. on the side. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family dinner
    hoff
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A great local spot that competes with and blows away some of the big chain steakhouses. terrific cuts of meat and friendly service, great summer special as well. also, incredibly comfortable seats. some of the best Béarnaise sauce in the business.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner!
    J255
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was the second year we celebrated our friend's birthday here, and we were just as pleased the second time around! The food was great and the service was friendly and timely. We'll probably go back next year, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    mattcolefla
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye steak ranked as one of the top 2 steaks I have had in the world. Words cannot describe it. The recommended wine was absolutely perfect for our taste. The service was above and beyond. This was our anniversary so we had a private room, flowers, a birthday chocolate velvet cupcake with candle, they really went above and beyond. And the food was amazing. You simply cannot miss dining here at least once!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    BillyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    we went for our anniversary and although there was no fanfare (not sure if OpenTable or Eddie Merlot's missed the comment) the food was perfect and the service was the best ever. Steve took care of us, didnt rush us, and made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amateureveiwer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good food, ambiance and wine. What more could you want from a restaurant. We wanted to try a Malbec and took the server's suggestion. It was excellent. my guest had the veal special and I had the salmon.She really enjoyed the veal. We would have liked to eat in the bar but our reservation was for the dining room. It was busy, which I like, but it was not noisy. escargot were very tasty and could have been offered without the pastry. Served with some french bread would have been terrific. The shrimp appetizer was flavorful and more than enough for two of us to share. All in all a very good experience. We each loved the creme brulee. We enjoyed the whole experience. I usually order no dessert. This was worth the calories.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    JimF
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Warm and impressive environment. Service was exceptional and food fantastic. The Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye was the best steak that I have ever had. Bone in Fillet was also very good. Desserts were very good as well. Great experience for a special anniversary event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We couldn't have a table for more than 30 minutes even we had a reserved table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to Tuesday night's dinner
    fernrx
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Tuesday dine was fabulous so I brought a friend for Saturday dinner. Service was very slow, the waiter kept disappearing, didn't bring my second glass of wine and the $48 veal chop was practically raw. Took most of it home to re-heat for another time. Meh.... Will probably be a while before I go back :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thoroughly enjoyable
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was our first time at Eddie Merlot's. From the time we walked in, it was a wonderfully pleasant and delicious experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    LadyDi
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Tempura Green Beans are the best! We had them for an appetizer. The food was excellent and our server, Steve, was wonderful. I had the 7 oz. filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. A girlfriend ordered the Ahi tuna, so we split each and had our own surf and turf. The Ahi tuna was some of the best I have ever had. We were celebrating a girlfriend's birthday and Eddie Merlot's helped us celebrate by bringing out a chocolate velvet cupcake which was very, very delicious. Ordering coffee is a delight as well. You don't just get a cup of coffee, the coffee is French pressed and came with a side of whipped cream, chocolate chips, raw sugar cubes, etc. Almost another dessert. We definitely will return. Cost wise: $$$.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful ambiance, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was our first time dining at this restaurant. From previous reviews, we knew it was going to be a special occasion type of place. The interior was done very beautifully; sophisticated and had a high end feel. Overall, the service was terrible. I think our waitress was having an off night. She was sloppy serving the wine, touching the glasses with the neck and spilled some onto the white tablecloth. She never refilled any glasses as she passed the table. She didn't know the menu well. We were rushed through our dessert, and were never offered coffee. She put the check down and told us she would pick it up when we were ready. For the money we spent, I anticipated a higher level of service and quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Chef's Selections Offerings
    fernrx
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Felt like beef but didn't want to go crazy with a ton of aged beef. So we opted for one steak diane and the mixed grill with shrimp, filet and andouille sausage (w-a-a-a-y too spicy), calamari (served in a ginormous shrimp chip (with 3 divine dipping sauces including wasabi cream, garlic soy and Chinese mustard)and ahi tuna on wontons appetizers, a glass of rioja and one of malbec. With the exception of the sausage, everything was great. The service was attentive and knowledgable and the prices reasonable. One of our local favorites and on our roster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service Undercooked food
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Poor service Undercooked food. One of the worst waiters I have had in my live. Food was under cooked. Told the manager but he did not seem to care. If I owned this place I would fire both of them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate