Flat Iron Steak & Saloon
Flat Iron Steak & Saloon

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flatironkingstreet.com/
  • Phone: 7032990777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Restaurant Hours:
    Sun. - Thurs. 11:30am-10:00pm
    Fri. 11:30am-11:00pm
    Sat. 11:30am-11:00pm

    Saloon Bar Hours:
    Mon. - Wed. 4:00pm-12 Midnight
    Thurs. 4:00pm-1:00am
    Fri. & Sat. 11:30am-2:00am
    Sun. 11:30am-12 Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mike Cordero
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday night we invite a local mixmaster to throwdown the best beats in Old Town for our Saloon. We offer drink and food specials until 1:00am so come join us for some fun!
  • Special Events: We would be happy to help you organize a special event for you and your guests at our restaurant! We have ample space in our Saloon on the 2nd floor for almost any occasion, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, retirement, company happy hour, private meeting and more! Please note that a special event consists of 12 or more guests and will require prior arrangements to be made with management.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On King St. between Alfred St. and Columbus St.
  • Public Transit: King St. Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available throughout Old Town, and there are plenty of public lots and parking garages nearby as well.
A word from Flat Iron Steak & Saloon
Flat Iron Steak & Saloon embodies the rich tradition of fine American steakhouses; delicious food and drink, paired with a fun and inviting atmosphere and all delivered to you with unparalleled hospitality.
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Flat Iron Steak & Saloon reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (17)late-night find (9)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (7)romantic (6)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Just OK
    amparker23
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I was underwhelmed by Flat Iron- we went there for Sunday brunch and we were the only people in the restaurant at noon. The food was so-so. I had the chicken/bacon/avocado sandwich and it left much to be desired. The bloody mary's are also bland. Nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very satisfied here
    Timothy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a good restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. The open-space interior design of the restaurant precluded quiet, intimate dining. However, the noise level was not too loud for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tourist trap. Food had no flavor.
    SnipyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is more like a Old Town tourist trap. The chimichurri was loaded with butter and the fajitas had no flavor. The flour tortillas overwhelmed the flavor of the fajita and its sides. I love Open Table and I do not regularly write reviews but this restaurant compelled me to do so. The service was good...Except that explaining that chimichurri should be loaded with butter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tourist trap
    returncustomerVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    In a word: mediocre. Mistakenly wandered in looking for a flatiron steak on a business trip. Got an unidentifiable piece of meat instead. If you put a Western Sizzlin' in Old Town, this would be it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Brunch
    msgingerpink
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed brunch with my family of 6! Mostly adults but still welcoming for my 13 year old daughter. had steak and eggs with Mimosas. Will definately return to try out the lunch/dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    swimwimi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was just OK, not worth the price. The rolls were a bit stale. Broccoli was def frozen not fresh. Steaks were just OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    MaryH
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When I made a reservation for brunch I assumed this, like other DC establishments, would be crazily packed. Not so! In fact, it was quite quiet and made for a lovely anniversary brunch. I particularly enjoyed the filet sliders that were on the appetizer menu, those may have to become my meal next time I visit. The wait staff was courteous and not in your face, and everything we ordered was correct, served quickly and piping hot, and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Growing Pains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my fourth time at Flat Iron, and I'm happy to see that word seems to be spreading and nearly every table was full. But they are clearly suffering some growing pains with the increased patronage. For example, it really shouldn't take 20+ minutes to get a pre-dinner cocktail. The wait and service staff seemed to be confused and in each other's way. Maybe some more training is in order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    YdaisiesVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was in the mood for a steak and remembered seeing Flat Iron Steak when I walked by. My gf and I went for a late dinner. We were seated immediately, our server described the different steak and made recommendations. I had the Delmonico with a spicy rubbing....it of this world! Tender, super tasty and melted in my mouth. The mash potatoes were also great and the spinach. I'm hooked, definitely returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Visits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have now been here for dinner,happy hour, lunch & brunch twice. This time we took 2 friends from out of town. They loved this great place as much as we do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Deeeats
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Surprisingly good burgers and beef carpaccio! Oh, and don't miss the fried candy bar desserts. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Tried Flat Iron for the first time and very much enjoyed the food. The tuna tartare appetizer was excellent as were the steaks we ordered. My T-bone was done to perfection and nicely seasoned. It's wonderful to have a reasonably-priced steakhouse in the D.C. area! On the downside, the wine list is not extensive and they were "out" of several bottles that I tried ordering. Also, I went on a very quiet Tuesday night were there were only a few other tables occupied. I know other reviewers have complained that it can be a very noisy space and I can see how that would be the case if it's a busy night because the tables are very close together and the dining room is not large. So I would recommend trying this place early in the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place
    smccVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This restaurant is nice and has good food and good service. I go here for casual dinners with friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A winner for sure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Truthfully I am not a big steak or sweets eater but had both at Flat Iron and enjoyed was very pleased. The steak was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. And the deep fried Oreos? Wow, don't miss those.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EVERY VISIT GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    FOUND FLAT IRON A FEW MONTHS AGO===WE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR DINNER, HAPPY HOUR, LUNCH & NOW FOR BRUNCH. BRUNCH WAS AS GREAT AS ALL THE OTHER VISITS. THE STEAKS EVERY TIME, EVEN AT BRUNCH ARE THE BEST. THE APPETIZERS ARE A REAL TREAT. WE LOVE IT THERE. ONLY COMPLAINT, BOTH FOR HAPPY HOUR & BRUNCH WE HAD TO ASK FOR THOSE SPECIFIC MENUS IN ADDITION TO THEIR REGULAR MENU. THE WAITRESS NEEDS TO OFFER BOTH OPTIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR HAPPY HOUR SINCE THEY HAVE GREAT DISCOUNT PRICES FOR APPETIZERS, THAT YOU WOULD MISS OTHERWISE. CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS PLACE, SO MANY DIFFERENT ITEMS TO TRY. EVEN HAD THE CO-OWNER JOHN COME TO OUR TABLE ONCE AT DINNER. HE REALLY CARES ABOUT HIS CUSTOMERS & A GREAT QUALITY PRODUCT. YUMMY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it a Try
    diners
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Restaurant week is a great time to try a place you haven't been. We had an early Sunday dinner outside. The service was excellent, drinks excellent, food very good, and sitting outside was a little tight, but very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one word
    glycerine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amazing my fiancee and I first time there and it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy and tasty
    Loke
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Upper bar, while full of TVs, it is not full of service. Downstairs, service was great, as was the food, but so noisy it was hard to hear my dinner mates' conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed - enjoyable meal
    OtherNJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    In town for a week - this was a wonderful dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice surprise!
    JRivera127
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have been wanting to try Flat Iron for a few months and were pleasantly surprised at how good everything was. We had the appetizer sampler which was pretty good. The artichoke dip was a bit bland though. I had the prime rib (very lean and cooked perfectly to my request) my dining companion had a NY strip that he also enjoyed very much. The Caesar salad was a departure from the norm using some red leaf lettuce but it was really quite nice and the dressing perfect. Generous cocktails and decent wine list. Our waiter was the perfect amount of attentiveness and gave us good recommendations. Lots of interesting options other than steak! We will go back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awesome dessert
    Pooch925
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was amazing, and the fried candy desserts were perfect to finish off the meal. However, the ambiance is not that great. The bench seating was MUCH lower than the table, I felt like I needed a booster seat all night, which was very uncomfortable. The service was excellent, but the noise from the saloon upstairs carried downstairs to the restuarant. To me it is odd to have the saloon upstairs since this causes people to walk through the restuarant all night - again, takes away from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, but Nothing Special
    ThadVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    On a Sun evening, it was our 1st visit: It took a long time to take drink orders. Our app of onion rings was decent but over-cooked and hard to chew. Two in our party ordered the prime rib...it came out with decent flavor but over-done (medium-well instead of medium rare) and it had this unappetizing gray look to it...not sure why. My flat iron steak had good flavor but was quite chewy and actually hard to cut. The fourth dish - a burger - was quite good. We shared a fried candy-bar dessert - it was waaay too sweet but got eaten in short order. Finally, echoing other reviews...the chairs were uncomfortable. Including 2 bottles of wine, our bill for 4 folks was $165. We ill not be back - just because there are better choices nearby.
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  • Great Value
    ccnJ
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were looking for affordable dining that would appeal to ourselves and our teen-age grand kid. This place hit the mark. We had the crab cakes which could hold their old with the best. The kids had Jambalaya and Bistro Steak and they were both happy and full.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots to love
    kathyinvaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    There are so many things on the menu that sound interesting, it's a place worth returning to. The tater tots are an addictive beginning and everything else I and my friends have tried has been terrific. Prices are very reasonable. The staff is attentive but not clingy. I work just down the street and this is a great addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was wonderful and the waiter was knowlegable about the menu and wines. We will go back for the flat iron steak!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food-spotty service
    Bdaygirls
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Nice folks-but-our waiter was very slow and seemed a little out of it. However, the food was very good and we all enjoyed our meals. All the steaks were done to perfection. the sides and appies were delish. And-we really appreciated the complimentary birthday dessert.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's just eh...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I went here on Sat night. I will say the apps were delicious, but the steaks we ordered were just ok. I ordered a filet medium which came out medium rare closer to rare but it was hard to cut it with the knife & it was really chewy. The chimichurri sauce had good flavor I just wish they put more on. My husband ordered the strip cooked medium which came out medium well & it was ok, but nothing to write home about. It was also really hot in there to the point where both of us were sweating & our waitress never came to refill our water even though she came to our table about 3 or 4 times during the meal & could see our empty glasses. The fried Oreos were good but by that time we just wanted to leave because we were so hot.
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  • Nothing Special...
    mcubbageVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I had initially ordered the jambalaya, but the server told me to avoid that (which I appreciated), so then ordered the seared scallop risotto, which he told me that they no longer actually serve that. So, I ended up ordering the salmon and it was pretty bland. We ate here w/ a group of 6 and not one person made a comment about liking (or disliking) their food. Overall though, I would not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    MikeD
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Was looking for an upscale but casual/reasonable meal for two to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were impressed with the Open Table and Yelp reviews...and also with the owner's responses to the reviews, which told me how much he cared about pleasing the customer. Overall, the atmosphere was great (upscale but casual), the service was excellent (waitress didn't hover, but checked in frequently), and the food was amazing (I got the skirt steak and my wife got the NY Strip...and I especially loved the spinach au gratin). Had a great meal in a great setting. Will definitely visit again.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Flat Iron Steak & Saloon reviews archive.
  • Good but could improve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We finally made it to Flat Iron Steakhouse this weekend. I had very low expectations because a lot of restaurants on King Street seem to be touristy and expensive. Flat Iron exceeded my expectations in food, price and service. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. Both cuts of meat we had (the flat iron and prime rib) were cooked and seasoned well. . Our waiter was attentive and even more impressive was how engaged the manager was. He stopped by more than once to check on us. When our dessert took too long to come out, the managed took it off our check. My major complaint was how uncomfortable the chairs were. They were hard and sloped backwards into this really awkward position. It made the meal much less enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    While busy, the restaurant was not overcrowded or hectic. It was accommodating for an early dinner with an 8 month old and grandparents, and the food and service was outstanding. My steak was undercooked, and the situation was remedied quickly and without complaint. A+ experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointing
    AliJVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I've been here multiple times over the past year or so and have had great experiences. Love their Flat Iron steak! My recent trip was a little disappointing, sadly. My food arrived "warm", as if it had been sitting for a bit. My Flat Iron steak, while tasty, was overcooked (I had ordered medium and it was closer to well done). I'm hoping it was just an "off" night. I am happy to report, however, that their fried candy bar desserts are AMAZING.
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  • Great Steak and Great Service
    BLDining
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had a lovely meal at Flat Iron. The steaks were cooked perfectly with a nice char on them. Yummy mashed potatoes and other side dishes. Portions were not too large, but filling. And they had a really nice creme brulee for dessert. Their wine selection was diverse and reasonably priced. The decor was fun - cowboyish, yet stylish. And the noise level was good - we had no trouble hearing one another. The wait staff was attentive but not overly and very friendly. I only crave steak on occasion, but I would certainly return here when I do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good solid place
    alexfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Took my family and inlaws there for my FIL's birthday. Steak was good, everyone liked their meal, reasonably priced. Godo service. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Senora
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I went at 3pm on a Sunday and there were very few people there. We selected the window table. Our waiter was extremely attentive. I ordered the Flat Iron steak with Chimichuri, broccoli au gratin and potatoes au gratin. The portions looked small but I was very full. We ordered the deep fried oreos and the deep fried reese's cups. Delicious! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything was good, but my steak was over cooked! I was too hungry to send it back. In their defense, there was a huge table of prom kids. Manager took my dinner off the bill, which was very kind.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steak Selection
    IzMan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My girlfriend and I loved the steaks we had! Our service was excellent, and my soup looked really pretty. It didn't have a spectacular taste though. I loved the steak selection, and my waiter recommended an excellent sauce (chimichurri) for it. Their dessert menu had great options on it as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous service & choice cuts
    Rae08
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This was our first experience and were looking forward to trying it out. Was not disappointed in the service or food. T-bone and prime rib were both choice cuts that were amazingly tender and left naturally flavored. While new to the restaurant, our server was another amazing surprise in that her personality, desire to ensure our experience was memorable and her all around super ability to provide quality professional service left us impressed with Flat Iron Steak & Saloon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My overall experience at Flat Iron Steak & Saloon was great! Our waiter, Mike, was AWESOME, friendly and super attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • D grade for overall performance.
    badmanagement
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Chris (our server) was slowwwww with drinks. Food came out cold, steaks were delivered to the wrong people. When my friend (a chef) complained about his steak to the manager, he chuckled... 20% gratuity was added to the bill for a party of 7 so I guess they don't have to earn it!
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