Fire + Ice Cambridge
Fire + Ice Cambridge

Fire + Ice Cambridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fire-ice.com/locations/cambridge-ma/
  • Phone: (617) 547-9007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: FiRE + iCE has recently added a new Function Room. The room seats up to 135 guests and has its own bar, dance floor, large screen TVs, sound and video systems. Please call the restaurant for more information on function packages and menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Jonatas Eller 6175479007x
  • Entertainment: Wednesday night is west coast swing. Class at 8 pm (all ages welcome) $10

    Thursday night is Brazilian Vibe night. Free Forro class from 9pm to 10pm and then dancing to live Forro music from 10pm to 2am. $12 cover charge.

    Friday night is Salsa night. Free Salsa class from 9:30pm to 10:30pm. Dancing from 10:30pm to 2am.
    Salsa, Merengue and Bachata music. $15 cover charge.

    Saturday night is meltdown . Top 40's house music, Caribbean and African vibes.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mass Ave
  • Public Transit: Harvard Square stop on the Red Line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We validate for several of the parking garages in Harvard Square. There is also on street metered parking.
A word from Fire + Ice Cambridge
FiRE + iCE the improvisational grill, is located in the heart of Cambridge"s Harvard Square. The unique and quirky atmosphere have been described by our patrons as a dining experience straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Along with the non-traditional dining experience, guests will find a wide array of eccentric drink options including a variety of fruit infused vodkas and rums.
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Fire + Ice Cambridge reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (40)kid-friendly (27)fit for foodies (19)hot spot (15)great for lunch (14)special occasion (13)late-night find (12)neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Valentine's Day Special
    Joanne
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They held our reservations even though we were a bit late but parking across the street was a hassle. It was very crowded and finding open tables for us took awhile. The waiter was working hard but he would forget our order and bring us the wrong drinks. I would recommend the Boston location for special night but as a casual lunch/dinner occasions, this would be good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Make It Your Own
    Ekopy1
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Fire & Ice was a great first-time experience. The best part was putting your own meal together! Grab a bowl and pick your entree, vegetables, herb and spices and bring up the grill. The chef cooks the food right in front of you. Great for those who are leery about restaurant food; you eat what YOU put together. We will go back the next time we are in town. BTW... Did I mention it is all you can eat? Husband and son went up three times and really enjoyed the fish and seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait
    Tracy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We made 7:30 reservations and still had to wait over 20 minutes for a table. The entryway was packed with large groups, so it was difficult even to get the attention of the host to let them know we had arrived. While the food was good, it was so frenetic in the restaurant, and there were so many people trying to fill their bowls or stand around the grill waiting for their food to cook, it made for a stressful evening. I'd suggest going during "off hours" to have a more enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise Birthday Success!
    lagatamontesa
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Fire and Ice was the perfect place to throw a surprise birthday for my boyfriend and his friends. The person in charge of events (Dan) was incredibly accommodating and gave me great advice about seating, ambiance, special birthday treats for the guest of honor, dividing the check for a large group and even ordering a cake! The event was a complete success and the guys at the grill even sang for my boyfriend (to be fair, the whole restaurant sang to him thrice!). The food was pretty decent -- it's a buffet style spot so you can have your fill of any pasta, salad, burger (and depending on the day, pizza) or dessert (extra) of your choice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for kids, service is very bad
    dday
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Brought a bunch of kids....they loved picking out their own foods. The waitress was just not very good (forgot drinks, did not come by) and then since we were a group of 8, there was a forced tip...and even double charged us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy place
    jenjen
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Saturday night to celebrate my daughters birthday because it's her favorite restaurant. busy place but had reservations. Kathia is very pleasant and welcoming to all. 2 girls turned to walk away after hearing wait is 45 mins but Kathia added "you can sit at the bar and still eat from there". The girls smiled and followed Kathia. The other hosts looked confused and seemed to be too busy to bother with courtesys but they might be in training. The FOOD is fresh, plentiful, and a good variety. The rice was a little mushier than before but still tasty. My only complaint is the bar can only be accessed on ONE side which is a nightmare when very busy. Parking inHarvard square practically impossible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Favorite to Flop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My husband and I had been looking forward to going to Fire and Ice for a very long time. We typically go to the Boston location, tough came to Cambridge so we could pair it with a show. We were greeted by a fraction of the energy of the Berkley St location. Upon going up to get out food, we both commented on the poor layout of the food selections, making it difficult to know how to fill our bowls. Items just weren't where they would have made sense, thus not being able to find the typical items you would want until it was too late. As for the drinks, my margarita was great, but my husband was nearly sick from one drink of his rum and coke. It took an entire large soda to mix with his drink to get the proportions right.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as I remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I've been to this restaurant once before. It seems rundown. There weren't as many selections for food and the price is higher. Way of the world. Needless to say I left full and the food was decent. It was very noisy inside but this is that kind of place. This particular spot feels disjointed, multiple rooms that have been converted to make room for more tables. Felt like I was eating in the basement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • create your own dishes
    jaspa1111
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Create your own custom dishes and eat as much as you like. Good selection of quality ingredients. Very nice chefs and servers. Music was good but a bit loud. Place was not busy at 6pm, but picked up as it got later. Good place to visit for special occasion. Good for gluten free choices and help by staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Fit2eat
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    It's something different, then any other place to eat. Pick exactly what you want, and a flavor. Or multiple flavors, and they cook it up for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Wowee75
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I hadn't been to the Cambridge fire + ice but to the one in Boston and the Cambridge one was not like what I recall the Boston location to be. The food choice was ok but still love the option of creating your own unique meal! My husband had never been so we decided to try this location. They had run out of a draft beer selection which seemed odd as it was fairly early in the evening. Staff was ok, not over the top friendly but never the less there should you need them. The patrons were of a much younger crowd, late to early teens and twenties, def not a date place nor a girls night out type of dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    Renala
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I love Fire and Ice when I know I'm going out with a large group. With all the options I know even my super picky friends will find something, and we don't feel like a super burden on a waiter when there 15+ of us. Also, the Fire and Ice bowls are a fun and tasty way to start the night!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for groups
    Sicka98
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    They were great. Pick your ingredients and the cooks will make your dish for you. Very reasonably priced for an all you can eat affair. Went with a group of 20 with mostly 11-12 year old kids and we all had a good time. Lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review title
    NewYears2014
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was great, price was right (surprise prix-fixe at 16.99, which was cheaper than some of the options on the menu and FAR cheaper than other restaurants' New Years prices -- and all-you-can-eat!). Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Similar to Fire + Ice in Boston,
    battousai
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Similar to Fire + Ice in Boston, but seemed to be missing some items that were available at the other location. The Cambridge location seems more spacious though, and it wasn't too busy when we went on New Year's Eve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for kids
    Nanicka
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Many good food choices and a fun ambiance. You can create your own meal and that was a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On the fence
    Ardelia
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We have been to Fire and Ice several times over the years. The service was good this time, food was fine, but the place really needs to spruce up and clean up. The Boston location seems to have a more pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire and Ice is the Happening Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I had an awesome time there. I went for my Birthday and brought my family with me (2 kids ages 2/5) . They fit right in and the staff was very supportive of children being there. I will be returning in many future occasions. One of my Favorite Restuarants :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took out of town friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I took out of town friends to Fire and Ice to celebrate teen age holiday birthdays- perfect for the diversity of food likes and comfortable on the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took our son for his Birthday.
    TBT4diner
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The kids had a lot of fun. Food was good. Interesting approach. I'd prefer to have my dinner served, but all in all, a good time. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food was excellent very friendly staff. Great selection and prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always an adventure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I've been to Fire & Ice a few times, and each visit has been a very positive experience. The people are friendly, the food is always fresh, and the selection is almost overwhelming. There are so many options from which to choose, that every visit can be entirely different from the one before. Whether you're a meat-eater, a vegetarian, or a vegan, you'll find plenty of food choices to meet your needs - and the most important ones (the sauces) are all labeled, to make your selections easier. A fun place to visit, and always a tasty meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    chowVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Great food and lots of fun. Only drawback was we went on a Tuesday and the selection of items wasn't as good as later in the week. Tried the grilled pizza and it was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Birthday Dinner
    LoriS
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Went with a friend to celebrate my birthday and use my free birthday meal which Fire and Ice most graciously provided. Had never been there before but my friend has been many times and showed me the ropes as well as our server explaining how it works. I was impressed with the selection of foods as well as presentation. Everything was so fresh and cooked to perfection. Have recommended to my friends, family and coworkers. Will be going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good deal
    FoodfinderVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Fun way to get a mixed grille exactly the way you like it. Brought the teenaged kids and they liked the many choices to create their dishes. Sunday they served brunch items, pancakes were delicious. Cheap too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I felt very rushed to finish
    gabby
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I felt very rushed to finish eating and leave the restaurant, several servers made sure to reinforce to us that the restaurant closed at 11pm. When we were done eating and wanted to order dessert there was a problem because the kitchen was closed... it was 11:15.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I celebrated my birthday here with 14 friends. The staff was very flexible and the food was delicious! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very well run
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We have gone to F&I many times before while visiting my daughter at college. However, I notice there may have been a change in management, or at least on the Saturday night shift. The manager (or the gentleman who appeared to be in charge).kept everyone moving and was constantly helping in all areas of the restaurant. Because of his hands on approach, we were brought in earlier than our reservation (every time before if you had a reservation they still made you wait 10 to 15 minutes). Kudos to the person who was in charge on 11/16 when we arrived at 5:40 for a 6 reservation, we really noticed a difference!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over crowded
    Cat14
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Server was great and the reservation time was kept however, the place was a mess and the staff had a hard time keeping up with the food due to the fact that they had an extremely large party (100+kids ages 10-13) who were set free all at once to eat. Our family had to eat seperatley as there was no space to accommodate all of us at the grill due to the large party. We would probably go to the other Boston area location next time.
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  • Love this place!
    Corey
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I really enjoy Fire N Ice every time I go. They have a wide variety of meats, sauces, and veggies to choose from!!! The cooks do a wonderful job keeping the many dishes separate. I always have a great time! I've been several times but this particular time (11/8), the waitress was terrible! We didn't have silverware, she rarely came over, and she seemed like she hated life! Also, our table was seated right next to the sauces. One of my friends who sat the closest to the sauces kept getting hit by people because the table was so close. That was kind of a turn off had it been our first time. Other than that, everything else was great! Fire N Ice's reward system is great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire & Ice holding up well
    SilkeVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The concept is fun once in a while... choose your own raw food and have it grilled for you, with your choice of sauce... complemented by tortillas, rice, soup, salad... at a very reasonable price, in a slightly seedy but OK ambiance. The sauces have gotten blander and sweeter over the years, but presumably this is what customers want (?) Value proposition is good for us when attending a performance in Cambridge and wanting a quick and early dinner... one of the best midrange options in Harvard Square. Friendly waitperson, laid back atmosphere... especially fun for those of us who like to play with their food. :-)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really enjoyed the experience,
    Elaine
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I really enjoyed the experience, we were early on a Friday night so it was quiet which was fine for me. I think it would be fun to go with a group of friends. Seemed a little odd that we had to make reservations when only two tables eating in the restaurant. The only other people there were a handful of folks at the bar. I would definitely like to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    shushka136
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We always meet up w friends at F&I. We eat until we're stuffed, have a couple drinks and talk and laugh and have a good time. Our only complaint is that the booths are on the dark side of the moon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for visitors
    Susan123
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    When you're not sure what kind of food someone likes, it's great to come here because people pick out their own ingredients and portions; everyone gets just what they want .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    sokupthesun07
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Our server was fantastic--always on top of things and very accommodating
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fire and ice
    Jay2full
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Had a great time with the family couldn't have asked for anything more
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • College Hot Spot
    analyticsoffinance
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Went there with a group of students in Cambridge area - reunion type. Food was good and the quantity was great - it's a buffet place. I would def recommend it if you are looking for a place with an energetic crowd of people. The only thing - F&I could introduce some new items to the menu...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite!
    DragonLady
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I lived in the greater Boston area for several years, and always made a point to stop in for dinner at least once a year. I've been away from the area for almost a decade, and decided to return as part of a business trip. I have to say... NOTHING has changed, and that's a VERY good thing! The food is fresh and fantastic, the service is great, and the bar is both creative and extensive. It can be very loud at times, but that's to be expected when you have so many enthusiastic patrons enjoying themselves on a Saturday evening. Reservations are helpful! The line is a bit daunting when it's busy. But... funky decor, helpful flavor suggestions, and a meal that is *exactly* what you want (since you build it yourself!). Who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    Diner2013
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Had a reservation for 6:30 and was not seated until about 6:50. Long line at the "buffet" to select food to be grilled. Good selection of meats but not what I expected for vegies - no traditional "stir-fry" selections. Good selection of sauces but I found a full servicing of the schezwan sauce was way too much - might be good to inform customers of "watch-outs" like this. All selections at each station was well labeled so it was very clear what was available. Chicken stew was very good but can't comment on teh salad bar as I opted not to partake. While the concept was different - the rest of the experience was very ordinary and in my opinion not worth $16.99 + tax per person. Lots of better places to eat in the area
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  • Great place
    Kim11WRX
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    This is absolutely the best place for a group or date night dinner!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic