Edibles Restaurant
Edibles Restaurant

Edibles Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ediblesrochester.com/
  • Phone: 5852714910
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Pawl Kane
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Located in the historic Flatiron Building on University Ave. in the revitalised Neighbourhood of the arts; a fixture on the Rochester dining landscape for nearly 15 years.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are available for private parties. Please check with us personally.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Herbert 5852303583

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oxford Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have two Parking lots on University and Atlantic Avenue. Atlantic Lot is located between Carlton and Delaware Streets. University Ave lot is directly off University in front of Oxford Street. We also have ample street parking.
A word from Edibles Restaurant
Edibles Restaurant and Bar has been Rochester's best kept secret since 1997.
One of Rochester's most cutting edge bistros and martini lounges. We specialize in fresh seafood, flown in daily from Hawaii, local organic produce, grass fed local meats and regular outings to the Rochester Public Market. At night, Edibles turns into a popular lounge bar with all the latest cocktails and martinis giving New York City a run for its money. Edibles is located in the culturally rich and diverse Neighborhood of the Arts only a block from the Memorial Art Gallery , George Eastman House, Craft Company #6 and just two blocks from the Auditorium Theater perfect for dinner before a Broadway show. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service and hope to see you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Edibles Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (35)special occasion (21)romantic (19)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (9)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Perfect evening; nice appetizers
    KPloves2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a great time from the cocktails at the bar through our dinner. We shared appetizers in lieu of entrees, and had enough variety to be happy. Favorites included the crispy duck legs, the perogies with caramelized onions, a fried shrimp preparation, chicken roll, Borscht, French onion soup, chicken asparagus flat bread pizza, caesar and frisée salads. Not so impressive were the truffle tator tots (no hint whatsoever of truffle.) For dessert, we shared the nut tart which was just barely OK. It really had too much crust (which was also too hard) and too little filling. You could count the few nuts in this tart. We would still return, as only two of the several menu items we chose were sub par. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • multiple visits
    JimSmo
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have ordered the same meal twice. The salmon is greatly flavored and perfectly cooked. The menu is great looking but I never seem to get past the salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not open on Monday holiday
    Barbl0ng
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Website said open Monday. However, no notice that it would be closed on Monday Sept. 1, Labor Day. I made a reservation which was accepted, even though the restaurant was closed. Some changes in your website are in order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • variable
    mizzlvant
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my second visit. Clearly I liked it so much the first time I wished to return. A special that I ordered did not taste good and really did not work. i ate it and tole them. Everything else was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great city find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were looking for a place that offered both vegetarian and meat fare. We also did not want a restaurant that was also a bar scene where you had to yell over the table to be heard. Our waitress was both cheerful and attentive. The menu had a very good selection of both meat and vegetarian items. Our meals, from start to finish, were great. We left quite satisfied and looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edibles - Great Food
    Dick
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic food and service as usual!! Great specials and I love finding a place that has Hendrick's Gin. Makes the best Martini, but is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was very good. Ther servers were very professional yet not too formal. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Cgreen
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful dining room. Love the brick and the paintings. I went with a large group close to closing on Friday night and we were treated well, wine was great. Food was above par, and even though we had them open later than usual they were very kind and attentive. Def coming back for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for lunch, great for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had dinner here on an early Monday evening. The restaurant was quiet, the food was delicious, and the service was very good without being intrusive. Five stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot & Gluten free menu too!
    Eatolive
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    3 people in our party.I Ordered from the Gluten-free menu. Got the maple burbon wild salmon- it was perfectly done & delicious! Hubby got flat iron steak- another win. Son got lobster with ravioli- said it was the best he ever had. Good wine & beer also! Love the exclusive GF menu! Prices were pretty typical for a decent restaurant. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderdul
    Great
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love going to Edibles. The food is amazing and the staff is so friendly. Eating inside can be a little cramped for space, but if you can get a seat outside on University Ave it is an amazing time for a big group of people. If you have not been here yet - this is a must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    goodtime
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Four of us had wonderful meals at Edibles on a Friday evening. When we entered the restaurant at 6:30 pm, there were only a couple of tables occupied. and when we left two hours later the dining room was full. Our server (Rory) was excellent and very responsive to our questions and needs, and helped us by making several suggestions. Our dietary needs were completely addressed. We look forward to enjoying another meal at Edibles soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Comfortable
    lksoh
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    What a wonderful evening, a group of nine had at Edibles on Saturday. Made reservations online received an email confirmation, Super easy. I chose this place for variety of menu. First time at Edibles, arrived at 7:30 after an art opening. Walked in and felt like I was in New Orleans or Brooklyn. Simple but very nice decor. Crowded but we all noted how it felt like we were the only ones there, we did not feel like the next table was in your conversation. Wine list was good.The food was excellent.Service was also wonderful. We had 9 people and one waitress Ariane, but felt we had her full attention and timing of food and drinks was perfect. She was knowledgeable on both food and drinks Really made the entire meal feel intimate and special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as good as in past visits
    LNMreview
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    we chose to sit outside so the ambience was what University Ave had to offer. Waitress was good, knew the wine list and didn't interrupt our conversation. My roasted brussel sprouts were swimming in oil, beet salad was small. Ambivalent about whether I would recommend to a friend, forced to say "yes" or "no" and I would rather say "maybe".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inedible
    EatMe
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    On walking in, we were greeted by the smell of backed up dishwasher?. Caesar salad was poor; overdressed, old lettuce, and unremarkable flavor. Oil used for tater tots was old. Scallops I ordered had turned and were sent back. I invite anyone thinking about going to this place to have a look at the exhaust fans coming out of the kitchen around back. Service (host and server) was excellent, and server was professional in her handling of the unacceptable food.
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  • Another great meal at Edibles
    BroadwayJVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The always reliable Edibles provided another great evening of dining for me and my guests. Grateful for the tasty food and prompt service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful summer dinner
    Shans
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a delicious dinner outside. The food was great, ambiance wonderful. Just enough activity on the street to be interesting, but not a constant din of noise. Everyone in the group said they would be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rough start...Good finish
    French75
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My daughter was visiting from Phoenix so we made our reservation. I have been to Edibles several times. I'm happy they can cater to vegetarians with our own menu selections. We were on time but the hostess said we would have to wait which was fine but the dinning room was only half full. We had cocktails at the bar but after almost 15 minutes, I wondered what the delay was. We waited at our table for a while also before we were acknowledged. The server was "over tabled" but they changed servers when they realized this. The vegetarian "sampler" was great although I am still trying to figure out why tatter tots are on there. Our entrees were delicious. Coffee and the bread pudding were a great finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    plc123222
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Recently took a friend to Edibles for lunch on the recommendation of another friend. Ordered borscht for the soup. Was disappointed that it was not served cold as the soup usually is. Also, it did not have any flavor. Selected the chicken and asparagus salad which was very good. Other than the soup, the meal was very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable dining
    JDDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Edibles is one of our go-to places for casual dining but with great food & service. We always enjoy the ambiance no matter the season. Outdoor dining with a great street scene or indoor during all seasons. The food is always well presented and adventurous. Mussels appetizer, pork chop and mahi mahi could have been ordinary but we're definitely not. Unfortunately no appetite left for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, service needs improving
    goldie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wanted to try something different for a girls night out dinner...food was very good, especially the warm bread. Service was VERY slow. Was quite some time before we were even given water. Had to ask for more bread. Long wait for our drinks and the food. When my friend's side did not come with her dinner they said it could be ready shortly but she just canceled it because she knew it probably wouldn't come until we were done with our meal. I guess we would have been more uunderstanding of all the waiting if it had been busy, but it wasn't. I would give them another try, as it just could have been an off night or short staff. Everyone was friendly, just not attentive to the needs of the table when we were low or out of something.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 497 reviews are from the Edibles Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great dining experience with both vegetarian and meat- eater entries. Creative dishes and desserts are very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect!
    tmarley
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were celebrating a college graduation and as we looked around the restaurant we knew we had picked the right place. We had a large party but felt very taken care of (Thanks, Bryant!) our waiter was knowledgeable, kind, and even offered to take our group's picture to mark the moment. The tasty cocktails and delicious food were perfect! A nice variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The graduate and the rest of us were very pleased. If we ever find ourselves in Rochester again we'll definitely be back and we will definitely recommend it to people that we know that travel to the area. Thanks for a great experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT SERVICE
    mlapres
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I dined there with my girlfriend on Friday May 16th. We had the steak and lobster raviolis along with the shrimp appetizer. Everything was prepared delicious and the server was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK, not great
    Cdub
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Having been to this restaurant about 5 times now, I can say they are consistent. The food (entrees) are average to below average, especially given the price. The desserts are good and presentation of dessert is nice. It is an OK spot with easy access for friends we meet with often, but I would not recommend this to anyone who is accustomed to fine dining and who is looking for a memorable meal and evening out. Our server was good--attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Ambiance is nice but it can get noisy here when the restaurant is busy which makes conversation turn to a shouting match.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    dinersR4ever
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    You can't go wrong at Edibles. From the fantastic and flavorful appetizers to the thoughtful savory entrees, I could eat there for dinner every night and never get bored. Definitely recommend making this your new favorite restaurant in Rochester.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good meal before play
    lkflkfVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    My sister and I dined outside at edibles early during the week before a 7pm play at auditorium theatre. We shared the tator tots, crab salad and chicken pancetta pizza. The service was quick and it was nice to be outside. The pizza had too much gorgonzola for our liking so we removed most of it. Nice easy meal and I would be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific, Neighborhood Treat
    tjsimVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    On our 1-night visit to Rochester, Edibles was a highlight. Great location. Wonderful, friendly staff. Good food, generous portions, and very amenable to adjusting dishes for personal preferences. We will definitely return. (Loved the bread pudding.)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    SweetPea
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Online reservation process was easy. Drinks were very good, but had to settle bill before dining. Two specials we saw online and were interested in were not available (at 6:00 p.m.). Two dinners we ordered were excellent; but two (the pork chop special) were less than satisfactory. Wait staff service was excellent. Bar area was comfortable, but dining room was very hot and noisy....not conducive to conversing or lingering for dessert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for gluten free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    best gluten free menu of any restaurant i have been to. the gluten free pirogies were the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but always something missing.
    CondutenorVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have dined at Edibles on multiple occasions. We always have a good experience, overall, but there is always a little something missing. This time, it was several menu items. Namely all steak and pork dishes on the menu. We were told they were "transitioning" to a summer menu and, therefore, were not ordering meat that they were out of. At least 4 entrees listed on the menu were not available and the remaining options were very limited. The menus are paper inside a plastic sleeve. How difficult would it be to update and print a new menu while working through this "transition?" Don't get me wrong, the service was wonderful, the food we did order was delicious and the ambiance is very nice. We'll be back, but hope this doesn't happen again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good service, imaginative cuis
    FoodieGarudaVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Nice set up, very good service, and a very creative Menu. The Wine list is also unexpectedly unique. I fully recommend this restaurant to be treated kindly and nicely, and enjoy pretty good food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinning at Edibles!
    hchacon6
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Wonderful food, service, and ambiance. A little noisy, although I understand there is not much to do about it --fortunately you guys do not have a TV in the room!. Would have appreciated a little cupcake and candle for the birthday girl --for free. In the end, we paid a $200 bill so what is a little cupcake?
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Service was amazing! Food was really good- ravioli were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off night
    Steuben
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Normally very good but last visit was a bit of a disappointment
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Veganandhappy
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My friend had the lobster ravioli and he couldn't stop raving about how great it was. I'm a vegan and I like that they had a vegan menu. My meal was great too. I highly recommend. We had the table that is in the window. It was extremely nice.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent All Around
    TRDouble
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday and my family enjoyed the whole experience. The service was excellent, the food even more so. It is a little pricey; we took our teenagers because of the occasion, but my wife and I would probably return without them. That said, I do not mind the cost if the food is good, and it was excellent. Great atmosphere for couples or a small adult group gathering.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eating and service!
    Petersquared
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We go to Edibles for our special occasions and have always found the food to be excellent, the wine list appealing, and the service very good. The ambience is very pleasant and location most accessible. One of Rochester's gems
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent - no
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was excellent - no issues asking for a small substitution. Great recommendations by our server. Got a little loud at times, but not unbearable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Racecar
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    A fabulous dining experience. Very interesting menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.