Fearrington Granary
Fearrington Granary

Fearrington Granary

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fearringtongranary.com/
  • Phone: 9195422121x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Colin Bedford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Fearrington Granary provides a wonderful, eclectic venue for dining, dancing and celebrating southern weddings and rehearsal dinners. The Old Granary offers your choice of any of our menus from a gourmet seated dinner, festive outdoor barbeque, or an elegant hors d'oeuvres reception. Breathtaking views of the gardens and belted cows add to the romance of this unique venue. Large groups are offered exclusive use of the Fearrington Granary allowing you to take advantage of the many options including the trellised patio, large dance-floor, and elegantly decorated dining rooms.
    The restaurant's open plan offers several different dining rooms and also a great outdoor patio and dining area for events large and small. The Fearrington Granary accommodates up to 125 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Cheryl Jansen van Rensburg 9195422121x333
  • Special Events: The Fearrington Granary is the perfect venue for any type of special event. From Bridal Showers & Anniversary Parties to Rehearsal Dinners or casual BBQ get togethers, the Fearrington Granary is the ideal location for any celebration.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Village Way
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the Fearrington Granary.
A word from Fearrington Granary
A full-service restaurant, the Fearrington Granary is the perfect spot to enjoy fresh creative cuisine in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Executive Chef Colin Bedford's Contemporary American menus feature a delightful selection of salads, entrees, items from the grill and desserts. This vibrant restaurant provides seating on various levels with views of the charming village shops, surrounding gardens, and the rolling pastures filled with Belted Galloway Cows.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Fearrington Granary reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (70)neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (64)great for outdoor dining (55)great for brunch (50)special occasion (42)scenic view (38)good for groups (34)romantic (25)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (19)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Susan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My lunch plate was to die for. Asparagus and mushrooms (in a light "stew" or sauce, with a few trails of spaghettini) and spirals of bite tender squash -- all circled around a perfectly cooked poached egg, and surrounded by quinoa. Dessert was a perfectly poached pear, with a graze of a lovely sauce, and a perfectly small scoop of divine cranberry sorbet, encircled by streams of caramel. I chose a prosecco to accompany it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • expensive and disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we were two couples who eat out a lot, and all agree that it was a disappointing even aggravating experience. The menu was adequate to good with a variety of selections of appetizers and entrees. Our wait was cordial and helpful with selections, but did seem to push choices as if to run up the bill. The wait for selections was long and we seemed to be forgotten after we ordered. Overall our experience was heavily influenced by the poor and slow service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    One of our local favorites. Interesting menu and good, affordable wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love The Granery!!
    Sharon
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We absolutely love The Granery. Great food and great service. We would highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Oasis in the Desert
    1opinion
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Granary is located in a cozy village and full of friendly people. In the 'fast food desert' in which it is located, it is an oasis indeed. There are few small, cozy, interesting restaurants with healthy food on this stretch of highway 15/501.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seasonal and Perfect
    endorphinjunkie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food we ordered was seasonal and prepared beautifully. We ordered the beet salad with mushroom soup and meatloaf. Everyone was satisfied with both the quality and quantity of the food ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always exceptional in every way
    FL32963
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Another delicious dinner at the Granary Restaurant. We dine here regularly and always find the food, service and ambiance exceptional. This time we had a family dinner and everyone had a great time and enjoyed their dinners. Thanks to everyone at the Granary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    hungryVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great lunch at Fearrington, food was spot on, fresh greens, butternut squash soup was incredible! Open face steak sandwich cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Martha Gradisher-Krance
    granarygobbler
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a GREAT time celebrating our anniversary there. The food was just terrrific, perfectly prepared, and handsomely presented by the chef. Our waiter was knowledgeable and witty. For once I ate everything on my plate, AND ordered dessert which was equally as sumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • grevinVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    really great food and a nice price. The manager Phillip is very attentive as well... he know how to make you feel comfortable and welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salmon - yum
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our salmon was cooked perfectly. The accompaniment of the small beats, potatoes and onions with a delightful light sauce was just a perfect light meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fabulous dinner
    Anightout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Able to get a reservation the day before when the Restaurant at the Fearrington Inn was booked. Food was great. Sommelier was helpful, wine paired perfectly. Delighted to find out about this gem. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Granary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I love the Granary for lunch or brunch. This was the first time we went for dinner. The menu is very limited for vegetarians. Only one entree- salmon. Other things that might have been vegetarian were made with chicken broth or had meat in them. The atmosphere is good and it is a great place in terms of service, setting, and low level of noise. The meat eaters were pleased with everything.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great loc and service,good food
    RayCVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    First time to Fearrington Village and ate at The Granary.Driving there via backroads was beautiful.Walked around the village,it was relaxing and enjoyable.The dinner service was exceptional.The atmosphere was relaxing and fun. We were excited with our order Roasted Chicken w/Chicken Confit and Roasted Salmon with Potato Salad w/Sugar Snap,Beet,Carrot Salad,Zucchini.Were somewhat disappointed with both as they were EXTREMELY rich,tasted as if LOADED with butter.The heavy taste of butter was over the top.The preparation and taste would have been wonderful.We also had Roasted pepper soup that was amazing and a Vichyssoise soup that was just good.Overall,enjoyable.Next time we'll be extremely careful on ordering for not so heavy dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hanger steak was great
    Linda
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I almost always enjoy the Granary with its low key atmosphere and friendly service. Tried the hanger steak and found it delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fitting for Village
    Nana
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Love eating here. Village is fun, and Granary gives nice place to meet and eat. Food presentation is always nice, and choices varied. A very nice addition to Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Friend
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    As always, the meal was divine. We stayed for a nice long chat and our server was attentive and friendly throughout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious burgers and fun spot
    RMML
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went for dinner and loved our burgers. They were phenomenal and perfectly done - one of the best we've had! Great ambiance, beautiful setting, and a great place to walk around afterwards. Service was a little slow, but thankfully the character of the place made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food in Beautiful Setting
    ChathamRoots
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    While everything we've had has been wonderful, standouts include the Mussels, Slider Trio, Goat Cheese Souffle, and, of course, the Truffle Fries! Service is welcoming and thoughtful. The interior is beautiful, and on nice days, sitting outside surrounded by gardens can't be beat! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and huge prices
    Ershar11
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our waitress was very nice but she clearly exaggerated the size of the portions. My "huge" fried chicken plate had 2 very small pieces, about 4 oz each, a tiny amount of broccoli ni and a little mac and cheese. The food is excellent but $22 for that meal was a bit exorbitant.
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    fit for foodies
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  • great find
    wendle
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    the chef accommodated special dietary concern. everyone was attentive (but not too much), and very friendly. food was excellent and nicely prepared. good selection of entrees. we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Naomil
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have enjoyed eating at the Granary several times and decided to return this weekend as we had enjoyed it a great deal last year for our double birthday celebration. This year the food was mediocre, the service brusque and worst, we were told the lattes were undrinkable. Not exactly a recommendation. I had mentioned on my reservation that this was a birthday celebration but we were offered no special dessert. In fact there were only two desserts available (Aside from the sorbet and ice cream.) We tried the sorbet and it had lumps of ice in it....not what I expect. I don't know what was going on last Sunday but I think they need to up their game.
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  • Granary Review
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've eaten here several times and enjoyed it every time. There are a variety of choices on the menu whether you are celebrating an important event or want a quick snack. Everything I've eaten was terrific and of the highest quality. The Granary is a special benefit of living in Fearrington Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food but much too noisy
    ncgambist
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented, but the noise level made it difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Brunch
    NeuroMitchVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The shrimp and grits at Crook's has always been the gold standard in this area, but Granary is in the running. A terrifically zingy version of this classic dish. Fried chicken and waffles...truly a great blending of breakfast and luncheon fare. Delicious food in a beautiful setting. A great Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great occasional family dinning,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ambience is wonderful. Menu provides variety of choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food too rich
    Linda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have always loved the Granary for its good food and ambiance, but recently I am finding the food too rich. I couldn't finish my meatloaf and red cabbage during my most recent visit because of the fat overload. My husband felt the same about his shrimp and grits. I think the quality is getting a little spotty. My friend's salad looked a little wilted from across the table and on this particular night I got some bread that didn't seem fresh. However, the service is friendly and helpful. I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer service matters here
    Vforv
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our server Jennifer was excellent. The staff overall was very accommodating. We arrived after a storm but they honored our request to sit on the patio and set it up again just for us. Our server Jennifer was highly attentive and professional. Food is always good and sometimes extraordinary. Our favorite close to eat spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodislove
    foodislove
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We just moved to the area from southern CT and my husband is a serious foodie so exploring options is serious business! We wanted to stay local to Chapel Hill and took family from Raleigh here as a thank you for helping us relocate. A first visit here for them as well and we were all thrilled to find the Granary is not only a lovely spot but that the menu is interesting and the food is terrific. Crab sausage with risotto was unique and satisfying. One serious meat eater, a vegetarian and a sweet tooth all found something that they would return for. Service was accommodating but not over bearing. All that and very reasonable prices. Can see this will become a spot we return to often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad it is nearby
    TheSpiff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food. Superb service. Affordable. Glad it is nearby.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite
    ellen
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Food is excellent and the service, superb..
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    fishlover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We make a reservation for brunch or lunch at the Granery every time we go to Fearrington Village. It is a very comfortable restaurant. The staff is friendly, the waiters and waitresses are very helpful, and every time we go there, we feel like we are "old friends". The food is very good and the menu is out of the ordinary -- full of delicious surprises.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner - any night
    FV2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Four of us had delicious meals with perfectly paired wines. And we love the new chairs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dining Experience in This Area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Hands down, this was the best dining experience we have had since moving to the Triangle Area 9 years ago. Lovely setting outdoors, attentive server, and vintage style music was a great touch. The food was outstanding. Our favorite was the Oyster Salad, with its crispy, juicy little fried oysters over greens that were tossed in a light, lemony dressing. We are recommending The Granary to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable and comfortable
    slscnc
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Granary provides a very reliable dining experience. The variety of food offerings is great -- something for everyone from appetizers an small plates to larger entrees. Good and friendly service. A really comfortable environment in the always pleasant Fearrington Village.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good for lunch - slow service
    daisymae
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I recommend the beet salad, but rest assured, you'll be hungry in a few hours. It's a light salad, good for dieters. The hamburger looked divine and was quite large. The desserts sounded great, but we all resisted. Maybe next time! Good bread, but the waiters shouldn't ask if you want one or two pieces. I don't like saying I'll have too pieces since it makes me feel like a glutton!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite places
    food4thought
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is a beautiful setting in Fearington Village. I go to this restaurant often and this was actually my choice for my birthday dinner. There is a nice variety of food choices and the atmosphere is friendly and upbeat. Impecibleservice, great wine and food. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My wife and I often go out for Sunday brunch. We arrived at our reservation (recommended) time of 12:15 pm and we were seated promptly. Our waitress brought water, coffee and menus immediately but didn't return to take our order for about 15 minutes. She was extremely busy working 5 or 6 tables in addition to ours. We ordered and there was no problem customizing our order substituting grits for potatoes. Then we waited about 20 minutes for our food to be prepared; the kitchen was very busy. The food was hot and excellent and we had several coffee refills and a great view of the cows and pasture from our table while we waited for our food. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Fearrington Granary for a leisurely Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Weekend at Fearrington
    RobGiniluvtotravel
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We loved eating at the Granary for lunch on Saturday before heading to Raleigh for the James Taylor concert and then returned on Sunday for Brunch. The food was excellent and the service superb. We loved the ambiance of the downstairs dining room. Casual yet elegant! We also loved stopping in at the bookstore and learning that there is a real gem right next to the Granary. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back for more!
    cheeseme
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a hard time deciding what to order because so many of the dishes sounded great so we decided to order a few and share! The shrimp and girts was awesome ~ creamy and perfectly flavored with bacon and sausage. We also had the fried chicken breast ~ delicious breading with ranch to drizzle over it. Wow. The side of macaroni and buttery broccolini we the perfect compliment. Our youngest member ordered the sliders with some truffle fries ~ yum. yum. yum. They also have some great wine and beer choices. We loved everything and had a really nice evening overall.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate