Ember
Ember

Ember

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.emberbreck.com/
  • Phone: 9705479595x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:00pm - Close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Scott Boshaw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ember offers take-away catering as well as fully-staffed off-site catering services. We can accommodate any need, for parties of any size.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ember is the perfect setting for private parties, wedding receptions, birthdays, and business gatherings. Chef Scott can design a personalized menu for your occasion no matter your budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Max Everhart 9705479595x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 3-hour parking available on Main Street and Ridge Street from 8am-8pm. Many hotels and lodges offer complimentary shuttle service, inquire with your concierge.
A word from Ember
A new restaurant in Breckenridge built on the reputation and talent of Chef/Owner Scott Boshaw. "Never rest on your laurels," are words Scott lives by and this is evident in his globally-influenced menu and the contemporary styling of this historical Victorian home. We invite you for après-ski at the bar, a casual dinner with friends, or a romantic evening. Put a spark in your night. Let us warm your soul.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Ember reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (87)special occasion (66)romantic (61)neighborhood gem (41)notable wine list (35)great for outdoor dining (18)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (10)scenic view (10)good for groups (8)late-night find (6)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was very nice and the food was exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat Disappointed
    Hosa
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our favorite in past visits was their crispy bread substitute. Recipe must have changed, hotter, tasted much different,not near as good. Wife's chicken was good, my pork tenderloin was tough. New chief since Summer of 13 ? Ember has been one of our top 3 in Breck, and will try again in Jan. when back to ski.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Dining Experience
    SusanJ
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Ember is a great dining experience with a variety of chef-prepared food items, both appetizers and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good enough
    Tera
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bartender was very talkative with his friends at the bar but a bit standoffish to us, although he was attentive. Menu is very limited, food was good but nothing I would run back for. Service was very good. I have dined at this spot before Ember bought it and I enjoyed it before much better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trisha
    TriTom
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a bad experience here with service in particular about a year ago, but decided to give it another try. It was well worth it. Everything was perfect---the food was creative and cooked to perfection; the service couldn't have been better! Brandon was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations on food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inattentive Service
    jimofseattleVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had a good serving of well-prepared ono, but everything else was unsatisfactory because our waiter lavished attention on a neighboring table while letting us sit for over ten minutes with dirty plates before us. While we were sitting with dirty dishes, another worker cleared tables on the deck that had been vacated thirty minutes earlier. This was not the good experience I had hoped to have.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great as always!!!! From the service to the food Excellent!! Wonderful nite!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, cute, good service
    KyleVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was our first time eating at Ember and it was a GREAT surprise. I started with a salad that had lardon croutons and this fabulous "sorbet" dressing that melted into the salad. It was one of the most creative dishes I've had in along time. Very flavorful. My husband had the sweet potato pasta and I had the scallops. Both were delicious. The scallops were seared perfectly and they melted in my mouth. So good! We didn't have room for dessert but next time. Our waiter made excellent recommendations when we asked what he suggested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the Best
    MeandMyBrideVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The fact that Ember is truly one of the best meals we've had anywhere makes this appropriately one of the best meals in Breckinridge. Don't miss this place while in Breckinridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eat here everytime I'm in town.
    Eclecticdiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was wonderful as usual. But this time service was very unfriendly. Kirk needs to remember its a real downer when your server is obviously not interested in serving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ember the Best of Breckenridge
    melpeggy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Ember is our favorite restaurant in Breckenridge. The food is innovative and delicious. The service staff is efficient and friendly. The maitre de remembered that we were about to go on a trip the last time we were there. That kind of attention is immeasurable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A foodie spot in Breck
    Babs61
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ember was very good but some food items were better than others. The lamb tacos were delicious as were the tamales but the pork loin was overcooked. Scallops were delicious and our server, Parker was great. Very small restaurant with lovely ambiance but because it is so small if the party before you is running over your reservation sitting may be delayed. Food presentation was lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed for first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I go to Ember from time to time. It is typically superb. This evening, however, I was very disappointed. After a menus rework, The crab stuffed pork loin dish was not well conceived. Worse, however, the pork was significantly underdone. Very pink and cool. Most of it wasn't really edible for me.
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  • Must visit
    ValentineGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went there during family vacation. We tried the best restaurants in town almost everyday and this was the best of them all. Chef combined food ingredients of various cuisine of the world to form original & creative menu which resulted in extremely tasty dishes. For appetizers, we had the lamp tacos, carnitas in a tamale shell, and calamari. For dinner we had the sweet potato pasta, pork chop, monk fish, and buffalo tenderloin. ALL were absolutely delicious! Waiters were professional, friendly & knowledgeable, and the restaurant had a great energy just like its chef. We are very happy to end our vacation in Breckenridge at Ember's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Jimm
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Outstanding food! The scallops were tremendous, the chicken was the best ever! Spaghetti squash with the chicken was delightful. Great wine list and just a superb dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Excellent
    Ricycle
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My third time at Ember. Exquisite food and service. Would highly recommend as a first choice in Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ember, Breckenridge, CO
    golferlady
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ember, owned by a local chef, should not be missed. The food presentation is excellent, service very good, food is delicious and the ambiance is delightful. There are areas upstairs available for privacy, or a group, should that be what you desire. Eating upstairs or downstairs, or out on the patio on a lovely evening, you will be pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing...
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I hadn't been to Ember in quite a while. Sometimes, I feel that they try too hard to been innovative and should just stick to preparing good food. One time I was there and they had fried eatable bugs (crickets?) as a garnish...really? In a relaxed ski town? This time, I ordered the scallops which had good flavor, but very mushy...not good. And the risotto was incredibly dry and sticky. I was hungry, so I ate it...my husband's meal was fine...just a starter. I'll give them one more try in the future. We sat at the bar...bartender was great with generous pours!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ember
    KTelVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our dinner at Ember was very good. My wife had the monk fish and thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I had the chicken breast and it was very good. A fine meal in downtown Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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  • Breckenridge Savior
    Caraalex
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    After 4 days on vacation in Breckenridge, CO, my husband and I were begining to wonder if there were any great restaurants in town. Well, after our dining experience at Ember, I can say our answer, thankfully, is "Yes". We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience from the food, to ambience, to the amazing friendly service. We started out the meal with calamari and the duck gumbo, wonderfully complex, tasty dishes. The duck gumbo was a standout dish, but for anyone reading this review it will not be available, it was a daily special. Try the soup. I recomment the smors dessert. Yummy! I can't end this review without complimenting our server, Parker. He helped make this meal a truly memorable experience. Thanks, Parker.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Ignite your taste buds
    RobbiBVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ember is such a treat in Breckenridge. Make sure and sample one of their inventively creative cocktails with custom infused liquors if you're feeling adventurous. The menu changed seasonally so there's always something new to try. We've never been disappointed with anything we've tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have eaten here several times and it is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Great menu and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    Jimena
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Simply the best retaurant in Breckenridge!! I come every summer and find great surprises in the menu! My favorite restaurant by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner in Breck
    Phage
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First, if you go here make a reservation. Too many people were turned away during our dinner because they didn't have reservations. The restaurant is well appointed and contemporary. Our server, Jake, was great! A server who knows the menu, has an informed opinion, and can serve with grace is a true gem. We found the menu to be so much more than expected in Breck. Wonderful, creative food pairings left us wanting to come back again. Serving sizes were more than adequate - the hardest choice of the night was the decision to brush my teeth or not; the lingering tastes were that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Excellent Dinner Spot
    SusanJ
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've visited this restaurant for several years and I must say this was one of the best meals we've had.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hidden Gem!
    SCSID
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Ember is the best place we ate on our four-day escape to Breckenridge. It's not on Main Street (though only 1/2 block off the main drag), so I hardly ever saw lines when we walked past. I could see how the menu might scare some people away. The ingredients in the course descriptions don't always look like they would work well together, but the chef does a great job of making a balanced dish that tastes great. I had the Monkfish, and it was fantastic! If the altitude hadn't been bothering me on that particular day, I would have gone for something off the "kindle" menu as well. We chose the fudge chocolate ice cream swirled with pecans and bacon, with a maple glaze for desert, and were not disappointed. Definitely check this place out!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • New Breck Favorite
    NightontheTown
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had an absolutely awesome dinner here last week. The monkfish was some of the best I've ever had, the scallops were incredible. We had a very nice bottle of a light red Italian wine by Fontanabianca recommended by our server. Parker was awesome, there when you needed him, knowledgeable about the menu with excellent recommendations, making it a great experience. We really didn't want it to be over so we went to the bar after dessert for a nightcap. Try the Coconut Cream Pie with Habanero Mousse for a flavor explosion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    debbers5
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went there for a birthday dinner and they didnt disappoint. Their duck pizza appetizer was wonderful; the scallops encrusted with pistachios were superb and the chocolate/bacon ice cream was the best! The wine list covers a nice selection of different regions, grapes, etc. Our server was attentive and engaging. He was helpful in deciding on one of their specialty drinks and also with our dinner choices. A great experience and not too hard on the budget considering the quality.
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    special occasion
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  • Angela
    AngelaFromIowa
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband and I were on vacation from the midwest and celebrated his birthday at Ember with a romantic dinner. The decor/building is unique and comfortable. The staff was excellent providing great friendly service and were very knowledgeable about the dishes. Everything we ordered was very good and I recommend the lamb cheek tacos and venison carnitas for local fare.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining in Breckenridge!
    LisaJane
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great meal. From the beginning to end, the staff goes the extra mile to make the dining experience exceptional. The food was delicious. The bar is a fun place for a cocktail and some small plates. Great bartender and fun cocktails. I will return!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    Rasgueado
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Outstanding food and service. The chef has a great sense of flavor pairings and culinary creativity. I look forward to returning to Ember whenever opportunities arise to go to Breckenridge.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More
    NancySGVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Saw some really good reviews about this place, but I must admit we were disappointed. They really tried to be creative and inventive, but sometimes it just didn't work. The redneck salads sounded great, but it really needed more than the sorbet for a dressing - it was dry and not as flavorful as it could be. We were seated in the main dining room, which I think would be nice in the winter. It was just so-so in the summer. food was good, just not as great as we had read. Gluten free friendly (GF menu available), so that is a big plus if you need it.
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    special occasion
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  • Reliably good food
    NjwatxVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ember has a quiet, intimate setting indoors and a beautiful, spacious patio outdoors. There's no problem hearing a conversation with your dinner partner inside, even when the restaurant is full. The food is unique and tasty. They served my scallops in an over-sized plate with the food arranged in one corner, making me think they forgot the rest of my order! I think hearty eaters would be disappointed with the portion sizes, but that does not stop us from going back to enjoy Ember whenever we visit Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embers does it right
    boulder4food
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had one of the best dining experiences during our visit to Embers on Friday night. The food was amazing, and the service was just perfect. This was a great find for our one day visit to Breckenridge. My wife is a vegan, and the chef created something special for her, and she couldn't say enough about how wonderful and unique it was. Our waiter even got her to go back to the kitchen to thank the chef. Great wine, great food, great service, its the trifecta!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Inventive food, romantic atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I made this our one "no kids" dinner during our week in Breck. It was a great choice. Great food and even better service. And I loved that it wasn't the type of place to slap down a giant platter of food with portions big enough for an entire family to share; it was sized just right.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Awesome Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a great dinner at Ember this week. We tried the cocktails, appetizers, and main dishes and everything was outstanding! We had the scallops, the pork and the vegetarian sweet potato bucatini for our entrees. All were exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining experience
    Mike
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This place is a gem! Wonderful food combinations presented beautifully! The chef is dynamic and the service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem
    OrrlfrdVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Don't often write I review but felt compelled this time. The restaurant was amazing from the romantic atmosphere to the outstanding food. Every dish was prepared beautifully. We had the roasted tomato soup which I believe was a special that evening and it was to die for. For our entrée we had the scallops which again were amazing. You won't go wrong on this dining experience
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed our meal but it wasn't memorable. Nice atmosphere but tables are a bit small. Good cocktail menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit to Ember
    TraciP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We made a reservation(recommended)and had a terrific experience. Jake was our server he took excellent care of us, even recommended a nice N/A drink for me(pregnant)while my husband had a delicious sour beer. We started with the Peach Caprese, a great combination of sweet and salty, a nice snack to kick off the evening. We ordered Buffalo and Waygu Beef for dinner, both terrific and included the most thoughtful, creative sides to really compliment the meal. For dessert, we had the Coconut Cream Pie, which was exceptional, especially the tingly taste of the habanero mousse, again, who would have thought to pair creamy coconut and a spice like habanero. Overall,a wonderful experience, we will make this a regular stop every time we visit Breck
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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