Flagstaff House
Flagstaff House

Flagstaff House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://flagstaffhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3034424640
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Cocktails: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Monette
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you need space for as few as 12 or as many as 200 people, we can accommodate your private party needs. From our elegant world class dining atmosphere and fabulous menu, to the fresh mountain air and inspiring views of Boulder, Colorado.
  • Private Party Contact: Jean Davis 3034424640

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Flagstaff House
Chef Mark Monette has been responsible for the culinary delights at the Flagstaff House since 1985. His unique style of cooking incorporates French cuisine with Asian accents, brought together by his training in several michelin three star restaurants in France and the Orient. Mark has worked with several master chefs including Bernard Hermman and Thomas Keller. At the Flagstaff House chef Mark has had the pleasure of preparing a special menu for the Emperor and Empress of Japan as well as the Prime minister of Japan and his foreign ministers. The restaurant has also hosted many dinners for notable culinary dignitaries including Paul Bocuse, Angela Gaja and Robert Mondavi. The Monette family has owned the Flagstaff House since 1971. The restaurant holds many prestigious awards including Colorado's longest holding Wine Spectator Grand Award. Please note our dress code prohibits shorts, t-shirts and athletic attire.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Flagstaff House reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (207)scenic view (207)romantic (181)notable wine list (140)fit for foodies (108)great for outdoor dining (104)good for groups (36)neighborhood gem (29)hot spot (10)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Pretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The location and food is fabulous, but considering it's in Boulder where you can get fabulous on every corner, I don't think it's worth the very over inflated prices and stuffy atmosphere....the staff is very attentive, but again it's just over the top. Also very few vegetarian options... I'd recommend one of the many other options in Boulder... If you want the view pack a picnic and go to the Flaggstaff overlook!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best. Ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Flagstaff House will forever be in my memory as one of the best restaurants ever. The staff is really on top of their game and the service received is unlike anywhere you will ever go. The food is fantastic and fun. I love getting treats complements of the chef. And the view of Boulder is breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS THE BEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Superb food in a gorgeous setting with service that is out of this world…pricey, yes, but perfect for special occasions. EVERYTHING is perfect when you come here…and the lovely touches of a honey panna cotta pre dessert, the amuse bouche, the superb rolls, the sorbet intermezzo…just fantastic plus the entrees and desserts were just delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not knowing what to expect we were amazed at the ambience, food and service for our evening out. Will share our excellent evening with all we meet and plan on coming again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My mother was visiting over her birthday, so I decided to take her here for a nice dinner. I made a simple notation in the comments while booking, requesting a window table because it was a birthday dinner. Not only did we get that table, but we got special menus with a birthday message and a birthday treat at the end of our meal. Very nice and unexpected touches. Birthday aside, every staff member we encountered was friendly and efficient, without a hint of attitude. The food was solid, the presentation excellent, with many extras throughout. I lived in NYC for 5 years, eating at many "fine dining" establishments during that time, and the level of service here tops anywhere else I've visited by miles. The view doesn't hurt either!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    JodieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We have eaten at many wonderful restaurants around the world and have to say that Flagstaff House is one of the best. From the moment we entered this beautifully designed restaurant overlooking Boulder we were impressed. The menu is extensive with options for all tastes and the food itself was delicious and beautifully presented. The service did not disappoint. From our charming waitress, friendly sommelier, and servers who swooped in almost unnoticed, made it a truly unique dining experience. We can hardly wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique experience
    Russell
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A restaurant in the foothills above Boulder with wonderful views of surrounding mountains and the town below from the expansive windows. The chalet style architecture together with the available views leaves diners with the feeling of eating in a cabin on a perch. A tree house for adults? Each bite of food was a combination of flavors and textures that stimulate the taste buds - truly a taste "experience"! The service was wonderful - a friendly and knowledgeable waiter assisted by specialists in bread distribution, wine, and desserts. We were there for an anniversary and had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting place
    ojiemojo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was our wedding anniversary and had the best sit with a beautiful view. We enjoyed the dinner with good food and server. The complimentary side dish was a surprise. The stuff was very nice and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    RButler
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I visit Colorado a couple times a year and always look forward to having dinner at Flagstaff House. The view is fantastic and matched by great food and excellent customer service. Flagstaff House is one of my favorites in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Wagyu, Caveat Emptor
    JJPBVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We came for the real Wagyu, which we've had once before (post 2012, graded A5, and legit). Flagstaff lists theirs as "Kuroge Japanese true Wagyu NY strip," which is technically true, but only because "Wagyu" literally means Japanese cow. I asked our waitress the grade, she had to ask the chef - bad sign - & came back with news that it was A2 or A3. This is roughly equivalent to USDA Prime. At $36/oz it better be A5. Frankly, this restaurant is taking advantage of the ambiguity & lack of knowledge of Wagyu to overcharge customers. Anyway, I ordered the regular NY, my wife had the lobster - both decent but overpriced. Combine that with a waitress who never gave her name or offered a word about the menu, and we left pretty disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great to impress a date
    overspendingindividual
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is great if you want to take a date out and impress. The food was pretty good, but pretty small portions. It's incredibly 'fancy' and you'll have a different waiter come by every five minutes or so. The view is pretty incredible depending on where your seated, but overall there isn't a bad spot. They have an insane list of beers and wines, and make a pretty good rail drink. Overall spent $130.00 on my date and myself after tax and tip with just two drinks, two main courses, and a dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flagstaff House - Dinner Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at the Flagstaff House and had a wonderful evening. The menu a variety of options. We especially enjoyed the yellowfin tuna appetizer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Disappointing Dinner Experience
    FoodAdventurer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had high hopes for Flagstaff House taking my wife for her birthday. It was so exciting driving up the mountain to get to the restaurant. The view from the restaurant was breath taking and had one of the best views I ever experienced in a restaurant. Unfortunately, the food wasn't that great. The Servers were very professional though I found the Sommelier a bit unfriendly. She may have had an off day. The food prices were some of the most expensive I had experienced in a restaurant worldwide. The sad part was that my wife's Lamb at under $70 was undercooked and unimpressive. That was just the Lamb price. I ordered Snapper which was less expensive but just as unimpressive. I ordered a small custom chocolate cake for my wife which was dry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 25th anniversary at beautiful spor
    anniversary
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Flagstaff house..l. Beautiful view, great service and excellent wine steward. Menu had a personal congratulations message. Who could ask for more! ?!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    You can't beat great food with a spectacular view at sunset! Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Views, Food, Service
    MALain
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Flagstaff House had 1) gorgeous views, 2) delicious hors d'oeuvres and entrees, and 3) the most attentive staff of anywhere I have ever dined!!! It is quite expensive, but we were treated like royalty from the complimentary valet to the complimentary taster plates. A great place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best "special occasion" in Boulder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went there as a special occasion with my two grown children. We were seated immediately. The service was amazing. The wine list had enough variety and half bottles for all of our different pallets and chosen entrees. We ordered the steak, lamb and halibut. All of our dishes were beyond amazing. Perfectly prepared and presented. I cannot say enough good things about this place. The one little tiny drawback is the road to drive up there is under construction and at one point turns into a one lane which can be pretty tricky in the dark.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our place for special occasions
    RuthG13VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Flagstaff House never disappoints. We visit for our birthdays and anniversary each year. Beautiful view, outstanding food, and great wine list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you are looking for a memorable dining experience for a special occasion The Flagstaff House is second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bravo!
    Bigskyguy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a dinner last Friday that will go down on our top 10 all time great experiences! Beyond the food & the view which was awesome, The staff/team that took care of us were all exceptionally attentive & well trained, which is a level of detail you don't find any more
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was disappointing. The food was good as usual but the service was lacking. The staff used to make you feel very special from the minute you walked in the door. The waiter just set the menus down on our plates haphazardly and did not seem to know the menu too well. We were served a small appetizer as our food was taking far too long. Someone in the party was allergic to the food and it was not stated what the food was. We had to inquire only to find out that it was a highly allergic food choice for someone in our party. Very unprofessional. Just not a great experience. We drive from Southeast Denver and will think twice about making the trip again. We have been customers for over 20 years.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    RobOT
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Little on the salty side but otherwise everything prepared and cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy Special Occasion Treat
    Jimi27
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    With its commanding view of the city of Boulder below, Flagstaff House makes a great impression. We celebrated our 30th anniversary here while visiting Colorado on vacation. The service was very good, the food excellent and pricy. With one bottle ($75 for a wine that sells for $24) and a few cocktails, the tab was over $800 (a bit higher than we had budgeted). NOT handicapped accessible with difficult-traverse-stairway from driveway to bar and split level design inside. 80-year-old mom had to exit via kitchen - couldn't make it back up the main stairs. The wine list is extensive & expensive and presented on a computer tablet that was not user friendly. Dirty mens room, towels all over floor. A expensive special occasion venue.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made Special Dinner Extra Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Celebrating a birthday and was blown away by the food, service and views from the restaurant. Made the whole evening special. Service is spot-on but not stuffy. Food was exceptional. Don't miss the sticky toffee pudding. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frequentboulderdiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We really enjoyed our diner at Flagstaff. The ambiance, setting and service were outstanding. Although the food was very good, it did not live up to our expectations or (I feel) justify the very high prices. I was expecting a "French Laundry" type of experience and it didn't meet that expectation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    PickyNhungry
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Menu is very entertaining, several complimentary plates as part of your dining experience.. Consider these as part of your meal so you don't run out of steam before second course.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Memorable evening!
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were celebrating a niece's accomplishment and a friend's birthday. Great food, great service, and awesome view!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th B-day
    Simpleisgood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have eaten there many times. Food was very good but interior and service has lost that edge. Waiter, front and side servers were good but lacked the enthusiasm to match the price, wine list and historical expectations we had enjoyed in prior visits. Maybe time to reset expectations or tear it down and build a more progressive building utilizing a great setting. Nothing bad just getting long in tooth.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A wonderful dining experience, spectacular views, very romantic, crazy expensive.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome everything
    Food123450
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great view service and food! I loved this place. Could see all of the boulder mountains
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Wascales
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Loved it all. The food was exceptional. Every bite seemed like a unique experience. I had the squash blossoms as an appetizer and the salmon for the main entree. Both were superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This has truly been a great dining experience and deserves 5 stars. We gave the food only 4 stars because all four of us found the chocolate cake desert with vanilla ice cream, while good, too heavy following such a delightful meal. Excellent Service
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I went to Flagstaff House for the first time to celebrate our second anniversary. Wonderful food! It's worth the price. We were hoping someone would ask us if we were celebrating something special (like they do at Frasca, Boulder), but no one asked and we didn't make a big deal out if it. So our anniversary was just between the two of us. That was ok with us, but it looks like they make a beautiful addition to your dessert if they know of your occasion. Next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrations
    MartymazVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We celebrated two birthdays with 5 of us for dinner. They could not have done more for us. They created an evening that we will never forget. And the food: off the charts amazing. I live in Danville CA and I now have another reason to visit Boulder.
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  • Outstanding dining experience
    luvtheview
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is a first class, elegant yet warm and welcoming dining experience. You can dress up or come in "elegant casual" attire. The wait staff is fantastic!! They were very attentive without being intrusive. The food was fabulous. Their wine list wonderful, and the views spectacular, overlooking all of Boulder.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal in Colorado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We've lived in Colorado 13 years, and this restaurant is definitely our best dining experience. It was our 18th anniversary and we arrived early for our reservation. After we enjoyed two unique and delicious cocktails at the professionally staffed bar, we were seated at the best table in the restaurant, right at the outer corner overlooking Boulder and the foothills. The staff was fantastic with no down time; we were served the chef's special mini appetizers between each course. A special commemorative menu was printed just for us, and the food was prepared perfectly. To top it all off, a sugar heart with "Happy Anniversary" inscribed was served with our amazing dessert. A truly memorable evening. We will definitely return!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joel Gratz
    Joel
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Fantastic experience. They added a note to our menu for my cousin's birthday and the food impressed my very "foodie" aunt and uncle. All with a great view. Can't beat that!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JimC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Got to the restaurant just before a heavy rain moved in. They had to close the windows on the porch (where we were seated) briefly. Service was impeccable but not stuffy. The wine list is outstanding with literally something for everyone. The menu has a wonderful selection and it was hard to choose. It's very expensive but well worth the quality of food, service and extra touches.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner!
    Sara
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We enjoyed every bite of our meal! Get the cheese plate, it was a highlight and a good deal. I had the barrrundi and my husband got the lobster ravioli, fantastic! Wine was great. The little complementary bites between courses made the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was good - appetizers were better than entrees. Mizuna salad was great, and my husband got the quail and said it was excellent. We also had Moscow Mules for cocktails and they were excellent. For dinner I got the halibut, which was not seasoned at all. For $44 I think salt is in order. The worst part of the evening was the staff, interrupting our conversation to clear plates or bring tastings that were "compliments of the chef". This happened 8 - 10 times during the meal and was very distracting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet