Élevage at Epicurean Hotel
Élevage at Epicurean Hotel

Élevage at Epicurean Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://epicureanhotel.com/eat/restaurant/
  • Phone: 8139998726x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Johnson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Élevage at Epicurean Hotel
At Élevage, James Beard Award Semifinalist, Executive Chef Chad Johnson reexamines classic cuisine from around the world and elevates it with a modern twist. Developed out of Bern's Steak House traditions, this restaurant continues to do things differently with great pride and passion. The concept curates the idea of Nostalgia meets Nouveau in all aspects of Élevage, from the reclaimed wood througout, to the enticing menu items that Chef Chad Johnson brings to life within this concept. The Beverage program is led by Dean Hurst, Director of Spirits, and Eric Hale General Manager/Sommelier of Élevage & EDGE. Combined, they bring both wine and mixology to another level. At EDGE Social Drinkery, the Rooftop Bar, you can enjoy Dean's creations, crafted by Dean and our extremely talented bar team. At Élevage, you can enjoy a world class wine list curated together utlizing all resources within the Bern's family.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Élevage at Epicurean Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (115)special occasion (77)neighborhood gem (74)notable wine list (63)hot spot (59)vibrant bar scene (56)great for brunch (43)great for lunch (41)good for groups (36)romantic (36)late-night find (25)great for outdoor dining (19)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Delish with a hint of interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The place is not only upscale and gorgeous but they have a some chefs that are really inspired by freshness. They have a living wall in the cocktail area that is to the ceiling. The chefs come out daily and harvest the greenery that they need for the day. Each dish is has a unique flavor that I have not had anywhere else. We were lucky enough to meet with Chef Max and he was very polite to explain the inspirations that he and his team have had to make some of the dishes we tried. One of my favorites was the French Toast with the Figs and Bacon Marmalade. It is nice to see such a new place getting everything right. We will definitely be back because chefs like Chef Max making dining here a experience to remember!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Horrible service, waiter forgot coffee, had to ask numerous times for water, although restaurant was not busy. Will not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a high quality restaurant without the inflated prices. The steak sandwich is wonderful, and is just as good, if not better, than the steak sandwich at sister restaurant Berns. Also, the wine and beer list were extensive. Much simpler and a better atmosphere/view than Berns.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Mecca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I highly recommend this place to any foodie. From the decor to the use of locally grown/raised food (including inside the restaurant), staff's knowledge of the menu, and the execution of each dish – Elevage truly is an outstanding experience that is easily approachable to anyone. The chef uses popular dishes such as cedar plan salmon, strip steak, and veal marsala but expands the concept uses a large and diverse culinary vocabulary. The techniques and use of ingredients are not easily matched. I can't wait to explore more of the hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A “HAPPENING” KITCHEN
    PatCVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband has not stopped talking about the golden beet salad since lunch! He said that not being a fan of what is normally thought of as peasant food, this one was incredible! This was a concert of flavors, from the toying sweetness of the roasted golden beets, thinly sliced endive, fresh leaf spinach, “purple haze” goat cheese, in a maple mustard vinaigrette. The beets tasted like fresh pears! We finished lunch with another new entry: a tasty blueberry tart with vanilla ice cream on a bed of cinnamon sugar and blueberry coulis. Needless to say, this is an artful kitchen in the hands of a number of quite talented young chefs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, 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.
  • energetic and noisy
    jakeVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good food and good service. Some interesting plates, presented well. Place is all tile and concrete with lots of young energetic people so the noise level is pretty high. Otherwise worth a shot if you are in the neighborhood. Do go to the rooftop bar for a drink either before or after dinner if the weather permits.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious as always!
    Foodiefan24
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The place continues to perform. Great service and a wonderful meal! Setting the bar for Tampa and beyond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good service-food was not so good
    louiep
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good service. Food was not good for the price. I dont mind paying for good food, but when the food is average, i feel disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Excellent!
    FloridaFoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Elevage may become one of our new favorites in Tampa Bay... Great menu, excellent bar, and outstanding service! Not to be missed...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Epicurean delight!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    What a great restaurant! Went twice the same week - once for a business dinner with 12 folks and another for a celebratory dinner. All I can say is WOW! Creative menu; wonderful ingredients; excellent service. Really a delight. This is my new favorite restaurant in Tampa. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We go to Elevage frequently because we love the energetic scene, great food and drinks, super bartenders and wait staff. We always feel welcomed. If you want to have a good time out with quality food, this is the place to go. It can be very noisy at times, especially on rainy nights because everyone from the outside rooftop bar runs to the inside bar. The energy just gets better. If you want a quiet night, go elsewhere. And on rainy nights the covered valet area is a big plus
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded Expectations
    BourbonAndAbsinthe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The dining room was energetic but at the same time we could carry on a conversation without issue among the four of us. The service was outstanding; Attentive and engaging. We split a variety of starters including the scallops, raw oysters and the escargot risotto. Everything was very tasty but the risotto is a must order. The entrees were seasoned and cooked perfectly (monkfish/hanger and strip steaks). The hardest part was deciding what to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Hype
    theSuperStar
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    After reading all the reviews, and finally had dinner there, it didn't meet our expectations. Started with the Raw Oysters - it had a strong fishy smell, which leads to me to believe they were not fresh and had been out for a while. Dinner was a Merguez Burger - I love Moroccan food, the spices, flavors and smells, love it! However, I bit into the burger and it was like biting into a ball of salt, it kinda numb my tongue, I couldn't finish my burger. I believe it was the feta cheese that made it too salty, I scraped it off but it was futile. On the plus side, the table ordered a bottle of Syrah Le Pousseur, which was recommend by the maitre d, everyone enjoyed it to the last drop.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very creative food and drink choices. Gotta get the tuna noodle casserole, amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    very unique/ creative menu. The escargot appetizer was awesome
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at the Epicurean
    JETT
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Lunch at the Epicurean was was good but not great. We expected more! It did not meet our expectation with regards to menu options or ambience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sample Away
    HodgesVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We decided to eat at the bar and just enjoy some wine and sample a variety of things. The okra, deviled eggs and barbq oysters are great and we enjoyed the mac & cheese too. My husband loved the smoke pork chop. We were presented with a card upon arrival thanking us for celebrating (birthday) with them which I found to be a very special touch. Nice wine list--definitely would go back to sample more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy but pricy
    bernslover
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We decided to conclude our stay at the Epicurean with brunch at Elevage. The service was excellent, as was the atmosphere. We started our meal with a cinnamon bun, which was HUGE and a little overly sweet for me, but worth a try. I had the lobster and bacon hash for my entree, which was delicious. I definitely enjoyed that. My fiance had the sourdough pancakes with brie butter and said they were good, but was not terribly in love with them. The only caveat here is the price. Be prepared to spend for this meal. I'm glad we had the experience, but neither one of us felt like it would be worth it for us to come here again and spend the money that we did. However, if you're a foodie, this may be your place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Spot!
    Tampafoodlove
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our server was awesome! The staff was great despite the fact that I made an error in booking my reservation and had to change it last minute. Food was delicious (Hanger Steak) and wine recommendation was great! Our server was attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over rated
    Yummyinmytummie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service was excellent but the food was only so so and overpriced. The selection was limited especially since we went the berns the night prior. I had the raw oyster app and hanger steak entree. The oysters were good but had a seasoning on it that was so so. I much prefer cocktail sauce and crackers better. For $16 a half dozen it was lack luster. The steak was average and the sides were not special as this place for "foodies" advertises. If you want to go big go to Berns (make reservations 1 mo + ahead) otherwise save your money and go to yhe places down the road (green lemon and ciccero's).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great place to people watch. Go for different flavors and tastes. Bone marrow, macaroons, cheeses. Given its expense, it will not be on the recurring places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Business Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Elevage is the perfect spot for a business breakfast. Beautiful setting, close to downtown with easy valet parking. Traditional or inventive menu choices, great coffee, bright but quiet morning atmosphere to catch up and talk business.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting but not spectacular
    AlexaeatsVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had high hopes given Elevage's pedigree but left feeling meh. There's great decor and an inventive menu but also definite misses. Service was personal but a bit over the top--an overly extensive wine explanation was followed by lapses (serving on the left, clearing plates while others are still dining). Food was hit or miss. The bikini starter promised ham/cheese with truffle but no truffle to be found. Escargot risotto was inspired and delicious. Tuna casserole was brilliant. Biggest issue was we sent to celebrate a birthday and they asked twice about it but did absolutely nothing to acknowledge it. This confirmed the very up and down nature of the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One has to go to this restaurant if in Tampa. The setting, menu, service and wine list are impresive. Taste, portions, quality and plating are worth to mention. We had reservations at 8:15 PM, and although it took the restaurant more than 30 minutes to get us a table, the management was always on top of it and treated us with apetizers while we waited. If you are looking for a restaurant in Tampa with good service and food, this is one of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    Bellion
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Appetizers were fair. Steak was fantastic. Their own wine store is next door and we purchased a $65 bottle that was not offered on the restaurant menu, but then we were charged a $25 corking fee. Server was good but did not say much and was not as knowledgeable of the menu as one would expect with fine dining. It was good but for the price there are there are other restaurant options that I would prefer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We traveled from Sarasota to Tampa for a weekend just to have an evening at Elevage. Although our appetizers were great, our entrees both had to be returned. The monkfish was greasy and the bun on the lamb burger was totally stale. They handled it well and did not charge...but still a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great twist on classics
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The chef reinvents new forms of classic foods, so it's a fun experience. We came here with a party of 14 and they accomodated us beautifully. The waiters were attentive and all orders were correct. Must try the fish and chips, the tomato bisque, and the dry aged steak! Stay clear of the deviled eggs (I'm an egg lover and these didn't impress me). The rabbit pâté (not foie gras, although that's what it's called on the menu) is pretty good if you enjoy pâté. The bone marrow is good, but lacks salt (Boca's is better and has a bigger portion). The raw oysters were fresh and cold-water, so definitely worth a taste. The Mac and cheese is amazing, probably because of the velveeta cheese. The bourgognaisse mushrooms were decadent, perfect side!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Hyped
    proofless
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The restaurant has been promoted for months as an epicurean and gourmet quality restaurant. My group of four all felt that the menu was not varied enough or typical of a fine dining establishment. None of us considered the food as gourmet or even special. The prices were also too high for the quality of food offered.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast to start the day
    PatCVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We thought we should have breakfast to see if the quality was as good as brunch, lunch and dinner - and we were treated to the same, high quality, personalized service and food. You do not have to be a hotel guest to enjoy a wonderful breakfast to start your day, and with the quality and quantity of food you get, you can do what we did - - - skip lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Martha
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a quick lunch date before work. The food was outstanding! Service incredible! They even gave us a hand-written card for the occasion! Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic in Tampa
    wordsofmisso
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A new addition to the Tampa bay food scene, with a touch of modern dining and upscale entree choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • biztravellerreviewVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Can not say enough about how much we enjoyed this restaurant. The food was unique and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Style trumps substance!
    tampa4foodVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great chic ambience, good service and very unimpressive food awaits at this promising concept restaurant. The cocktail list is pathetic 1/2 dozen usual suspects, circa 1990s. Menu is very brief from what one expects. Food is hit or miss. Even the beef dishes (Bern's claim to fame) are very ordinary. I expected better and was disappointed. Do not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Pleasant
    Disappointing
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were seated right away...server was quick and knowledgeable. Price was very reasonable. Rooftop bar was very nice...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great lunch!
    KRx2
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A Chad Johnson twist on some classic dishes. I had the tomato soup and my friend had the steak sandwich. Fortunately he was willing to share the onion rings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The SGM Loved It!
    PatCVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My husband invited his Sergeant Major to lunch so he could meet Rhino and Steven, both who have read his book and wanted to meet this legendary Green Beret and CIA operative. Although Billy is not a foodie, he had a great time with Rhino's delicious cooking, lots of fresh jalapenos, and the unmatched attention paid to him during this wonderful lunch experience. For someone who is not a foodie to be talking about his experience for days afterwards . . . well, that should tell you something. The food and service were stellar, as always. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed, flavorful and adventurous lunch (breakfast, brunch and dinner, also).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elevage is Outstanding!
    Golface
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food at Elevage is awesome. The cheese grits and smashed cauliflower were superb. The tuna and fried pickle chip appetizer was a real treat, with unique flavor sand seasonings. One of us had the Merquez burger (spiced lamb) while the other had the steak sandwich with fried onion rings. Both were terrific and very flavorful. The service provided by Tiffany was top notch in every respect. Since it was our anniversary, they graciously provided a glass of champagne for each of us at no charge. It was an outstanding dining experience and we will be making Elevage a regular stop in our restaurant rotation. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Diane
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Only one problem I see for bringing our dinner club is the noise factor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A dazing menu and prepared perfectly. I travel for a living and have eaten all over the country. I'd put elevate in the top ten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Birthday
    Hoodies
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Invited friends to Edge rooftop bar for drinks and apps. We were taken care of by a great mixologist named Anthony. He is the man and will take care of any group at Edge with Vegas style VIP service. A group of 5 of us stayed for dinner at Elevage. Ladies enjoyed the hip twist on Tuna Cassarole. I really enjoyed the Roasted Tomato soup. Staff was extremely friendly and the atmosphere was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.