Edwins Restaurant
Edwins Restaurant

Edwins Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://edwinsrestaurant.org/
  • Phone: 2169213333x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm. Closed Sunday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Gilbert Brenot
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Brandon Chrostowski 2169213333x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaker Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Edwins Restaurant
EDWINS Restaurant is steeped in tradition and care for the community. Restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski offers a unique experience with Chef Gilbert Brenot's seasonal, classic French cuisine in the midst of Cleveland's Shaker Square. The restaurant has a unique mission; to do good and eat well, offering formerly incarcerated men and women with a second chance through hospitality and culinary arts.

The charming bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.

A bientot!
Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Edwins Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (113)special occasion (103)neighborhood gem (103)great for outdoor dining (84)romantic (67)notable wine list (62)hot spot (35)good for groups (21)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (13)scenic view (8)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Lovely Evening!
    bkath2000
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I met a friend here for drinks. We had the goat cheese salad, chose 4 cheeses from their cheese cart and enjoyed a lovely wine recommended by the bartender. It was a wonderful evening - the food was fantastic - the service was terrific! This is my second time there and it was just as lovely as the last time. Highly recommend!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Never dissapoints
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have dined at this restaurant 7-8 times since it opened and it always is consistently excellent. Immediately after being seated you are served what might be the best bread in the city. The wine list and menu are extensive and reasonably priced. The food is always outstanding. My personal favorite is the fish of the day which is usually potato crusted grouper or halibut in an excellent light sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FantasticVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was fantastic, from the cheese plate to the soufflé. Service was not what I would have expected from the staff, but I understand many of the servers are learning the process.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Excellent meal as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Top class meal at Edwins. The special of the night - rack of lamb was awesome. As always the deserts are divine. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed it
    LorenS
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    There were two couples. Everything was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    FoodmanVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great experience! Entrees terrific and innovative, cheese selection unbelievable and don't miss the blue cheese bread pudding. Not sweet but savory and different. Nice wine selection and not expensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy Edwins!
    Patricia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at Edwin's was, as usual, excellent. And the service was solicitous and friendly. I would go to Edwin's even if it didn't have the mission that it does - urge others to frequent Edwin's as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Experience
    Fashionista81
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was really good, the food was good but not great. My husband and I were very pleased with the decor, ambience and atmosphere. From a design standpoint, I think the table we sat at should probably be omitted from the layout. It was a high traffic area between the kitchen, bar and restrooms. The staff was constantly running into each other as they worked to provide exceptional service. Our table was only for two, so the restaurant would definitely gain a lot more room for the staff/guests to transition between the various functional spaces. Also, I think the bar should consider a few more creative cocktails to the menu. I ordered the grouper and my husband, the strip. He felt like the strip had too many peppercorns.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful.
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I eat at Edwins regularly and have never been disappointed. Came the first time to be supportive of a great concept and keep returning for the food and service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Surprise
    WrldTrvlr
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I selected Edwin's based on an opentable review. I added a note on our reservation about our 25th anniversary. Three separate staff members stopped by durning the evening to wish us well. I ordered the Horseradish encrusted salmon which I would highly recommend! I also had the Bananas Foster which was prepared table side. This dessert was only surpassed by the great personality of the preparer, she was pleasant, funny and enthused about giving us the full "experience"! I can't tell you enough about how wonderful this restaurant was, great food, good service and romantic ambience. Almost forgot to thank the door host who took us to our car under his umbrella so we wouldn't get wet - class all the way.i
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A REAL GEM!
    MouseMom39VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have had the pleasure of dining at Edwins several times since it first opened late last year, and we can truthfully say that we have always had wonderful dining experiences. The menu, which is French inspired and changes seasonally, is diverse and delicious, and we have enjoyed everything that we have tried. The potato wrapped grouper is outstanding, and the duck confit that was on the winter menu, was one of the best I've had. The staff, whether they are full time employees or students, go out of their way to do their best to provide excellent service. The fact that Edwins Restaurant is packed with patrons of all ages, from early evening until late at night, is the true testament to the caliber of food and service that they provide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent and attentive service with a very good wine list. Escargot were rather tough and a bit strong tasting. Fish (grouper special) was fresh, flaky and perfectly prepared. Salmon was also tasty and nicely presented. Dessert "soup" did not quite work as the sorbet lacked flavor.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Delancey Street in CLE
    ShakerFrancophile
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Many years ago, friends in San Francisco took us to Delancey Street Restaurant, whose model Edwins emulated: create a workforce re-entry program that teaches hospitality and culinary skills to people who've had problems with the law. It was a wonderful experience. I am so happy to see Edwins creating the same for Clevelanders--both for customers who get well-prepared, classic french fare served in a sumptuously-decorated, Palladian-windowed venue @ Shaker Square and for those who need a new start. My duck a L'Orange was succulent and gamey--just the way it should be and DO NOT miss the chocolate pyramid dessert--goes down like velvet! Kudos to Brandon Chrostowski for bringing this to the North Coast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hnstjim
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Servers first day...she tried very,very hard.nice lady..food was very good, duck and grouper...drinks need need a little help,ie how does one make them..all in all, my wife and I will certainly return
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • BEST IN CLEVELAND
    JoesReview
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Eswins is the best in Cleveland, not only is the food outstanding, but you can not find a better group of team members as there. We did not have to ask for refills of anything whether it was the water glasses, bread, butter or cocktails.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service & excellent food
    nderekn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is our second time eating at Edwin's. My wife and I ordered the exact same entrees we had previously. We loved it the first time and it was even better the second time. We brought our teenager and she loved it too. Excellent service. Everyone takes care of you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off to a good start
    bardparkerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    overall i enjoyed myself at edwin's. the braised rabbit was delicious as were the escargot. the scallops with grapefruit were good, just not great. the wait staff was a bit too attentive. each time one of us took a drink of water, there was someone to refill the glass...to the brim. really not necessary and a bit intrusive. all of the wait staff were pleasant. i would recommend edwin's and will try it out again myself.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try
    DinnerClub17
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and service are fantastic. I will definitely return again. I had a selection from the cheese cart, the Paupiette and a chocolate soufflé. Everything was delicious. We sat on the patio and it was great outside dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edwins Restaurant
    eatwelleatoften
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Edwins. The food was good and there are many people serving each table to make sure you are taken care of nicely. The restaurant itself was nice, but the noise level was very high and it is hard to hear the conversation at your own table. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Surprise
    JanineVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was well prepared & creative. Salmon was excellent. Service was impeccable. Definitely returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PrissyFrenchteacher
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Fascinating and creative menu, impressive assortment of cheeses, attentive staff, weird errors in spelling of menu items in French
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Edwins
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very good in every aspect! Service was the best. We never waited for a thing. It was my husbands birthday and he loved the rack of lamb. He only wished he could pick it up and chew on the bone it was so good. Wine was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    diningdeb19
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Besides the menu being eclectic and interesting, the service was over the top! The waitstaff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, and practically escorted each one of us to the restrooms to make sure they were easy to find. We ate outside on a perfect summer night, and we loved feeling the energy of Shaker Square and enjoying excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • edwins-a jewel
    stash
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was outstanding.The restaurant is charming.The service was perfect with very knowledgeable people & all extremely helpful.will return & bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    DinewithGusto11
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Outstanding dining experience. Food is excellent. Service was bountiful and timely. People are pleasant and always at hand. Special treatment was very appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese!
    pjean
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The cheese sampler was fantastic! I've never seen such cheese offerings. I have never had such great service at a restaurant. My sea scallops with ruby red grapefruit was delightful. Bravo!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • psmrVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Edwins is a wonderful addition to Shaker Square and the independent restaurant scene. Food is excellent. Staff are enthusiastic. Combine these features with its mission, Edwin should be on everyone's list of restaurants to frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was Fantastic!
    Mags
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food, great service beautiful place. Outstanding mission. Owner was in the dining room for most of our visit. What a wonderful idea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Everything was perfect on this evening. Great service: friendly, but not cloying. Server knew the menu and the wines and made good recommendations. Gave prices for the specials instead of our asking. Plates were cleared together instead of separately. Definitely this staff has been well trained in service and should be commended. Food was excellent all around. I have now had all the vegan options and hope that these will change seasonally. But, they are so good, I can continue ordering these. My friends split their meals of fettuccini and fish special and the kitchen split the plates (very nicely done). They loved their dinners, too.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Evening!
    Mumzie1039
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was our first visit to Edwins but it won't be our last. The young people being trained in the food industry did a very nice job during our visit. We tried the fish special which was an excellent grouper, the rabbit and a vegetarian entree, and all were delicious. The waiters were very attentive with the bread and filling water glasses. The ambience is lovely. It was a very enjoyable evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a very nice evening here. Very good service (except the shaky presentation of the cheese cart by a young man who seemed to be trying but was painfully nervous about it). Some dishes were better than others, but overall the food was quite good. Great wine, including very adept recommendations. And we particularly liked the atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent variety and quality
    liddon21VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The menu offers dishes not readily available in many area restaurants. The rabbit pie was spiced to just the right extent, and the snails were not overwhelmed by garlic, as is so often the case. I found the cooking much improved over my first visit, and will certainly return.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continuing to excel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been coming to Edwins since it opened, and I have never been disappointed. Great food and service. I will need to come back again soon and try the Oyster Bar.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Subtle tastes
    BobHeights
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The occasion was my wife's birthday, and we brought our kids, 18 and 21. We went because we "bought into the mission" of Edwins. And we knew some of the folks who were instrumental in helping the concept find a place, start the training, and open the doors. The food was superb. We asked for extra bread so that no juice or sauce went unappreciated. The wait staff was attentive and ready to engage. Brandon, the owner who met us at the door and stopped by our table more than once, has succeeded in making Edwins a working model for the community at large. Pay attention, folks. We're going back to Edwins.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great food, even better concept
    Jenn
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Have an amazing dinner and support the community at the same time. The cocktail list is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining experience
    helliebellieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We've eated at Edwins many times and have enjoyed each visit. The potato wrapped grouper is a MUST!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I went. He got the New York strip and I got the spinach linguini. The steak was amazing and my linguini was the best pasta I've ever had in my life. Their service was amazing. Everyone was so kind. The creme brûlée we had for dessert was the best creme brûlée I've tried. I would recommend everyone to go try Edwin's.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around
    Fmayse
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was an all around great experience. The cocktails were spot on. The salads and soup were pleasant and not bland. The entrees were fantastic. I highly recommend the rabbit. Lastly, the dessert souffles were absolutely, amazing. You have to order them with your dinner, but they are well worth it. We will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • We're so lucky!
    RebK1VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I am so glad that Edwin's has chosen Shaker Square as their home. This is a lovely spot for this restaurant. We sat inside this time in the lovely dining room; tables set with white linen table cloths, sparkling silver and glassware. The service was very good, our waitress lacked a little knowledge about the menu and wine selections but was very attentive, professional and friendly. The food was lovely. I had the vichyssoise and the rabbit in mustard sauce, my companion had the rabbit tarte and the foie gras; All were prepared to perfection. The only criticism I have is that the plats principaux should have a vegetable pairing. I am looking forward to returning sometime soon.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a great dinner with our favorite other couple. It was just wonderful. All of the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was the absolute best we have ever experienced. Just to let you know, one of us had spinach lunguini, one had portabella mushrooms, one had salmon and one had duck preceded by lobster bisque. Nothing was found wanting. If you love fine food and exceptional service, this is the place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet