Fruition Restaurant
Fruition Restaurant

Fruition Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fruitionrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3038311992x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Alex Seidel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fruition will accommodate large parties of up to 40 on a buyout basis. Please contact us directly for these bookings.
  • Private Party Contact: Charlene Seckler 3038311962x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marion
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Additional parking located in neighboring lot just east of the restaurant.
A word from Fruition Restaurant
If online reservations are unavailable, please contact the restaurant directly.

Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic district. We serve chef Alex Seidel's interpretation of sophisticated comfort food paired with an eclectic wine list and impeccable service. Our menu and wine list will change seasonally throughout the year.

Please note: Due to the limited capacity of our dining room, Fruition Restaurant only accepts reservations for parties up to six Monday through Thursday and parties up to four Friday and Saturday, and Sunday.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Fruition Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
296 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (248)special occasion (221)neighborhood gem (189)romantic (160)notable wine list (96)hot spot (21)late-night find (9)good for groups (7)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Simply perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Fruition lived up to their #6 ranking for best restaurants beautifully. The flavors were deliberate, delicious, and unique. Truly perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fruition ~ Feels Like Home!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Its' not often you walk into a restaurant and instantly feel like you walked into the most comfortable, caring and hospitable dining location in town. I’ve talked Fruition up for years, only because I have been to Fruition Farms, seen the care and detail taken there and the warm heart and passion of the owner.. it translates 100% even when Alex is not on site. Everyone at Fruition walks with a passion to please, a smile to delight and food that tempts your taste buds the morning after. I’m glad I finally made it a point to enjoy such well prepared, mouth watering food made with obvious care, concern and love for the craft of most excellent food ~ for their guests! We will be returning sooner rather than later!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The best meal I have had in Denver in the past two years. The food rivals anything in SF or NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food and service were spectacular. They were pouring a rare magnum 1994 Penfeld wine that evening that made the dinner even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top-notch!
    dnldine
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our first time at Fruition was beyond our expectations. I mentioned it was my husbands bday and our first time. We were greeted at our table with his custom menu and a glass of bubbly to welcome us! The food and service was wonderful. We had the beet salad and the grilled brusselsprouts for starters. Both amazing and presented so artistically. The main course was so flavorful, we enjoyed duck and steak. Service was friendly, not over-bearing, just sweet and attentive. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I cannot rave enough about the food at this restaurant! Absolutely amazing. The chef was very accommodating in making a dish gluten free for me. And the result was fabulous. The service was a little lacking, especially when it came to ordering wine. I had to consciously catch the waiter's eye every time I needed something. I would watch him go from table to table and he would never look around to see if anyone else needed him. But the food made up for his inattentiveness and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. Tara, our server, was wonderful. We were celebrating our anniversary and she gave us some wonderful sparkling rose to toast with. I had the carbonara, trout, and lemon meringue dessert. My husband had the polenta soup and duck. Overall, this was hands down the best dinner I have had in Denver. Don't miss this one - you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dining experience!
    Stefkersey
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I really enjoyed dinner at Fruition. The Grazing Vegetarians option is perfect for me, and the pumpkin risotto was absolutely fantastic. The service was impeccable, and the restaurant provided complimentary champagne, since it was our anniversary. I will definitely eat at Fruition again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bgradis
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Once again, Fruition was amazing. Aaron was the perfect host from the time he contacted me by phone the day before our dinner to confirm...through our arrival....during our sublime meal....and thanked us as we departed the restaurant after a 2.50 hour memorable evening. Our waiter, Kodi, is a pro....his timing and the attention he gave to our group of four while also attending to his other tables was ideal. All in all, a great night was had by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great meal!
    WisconsinFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fruition again served up a winner in all respects! While the menu is limited, it has plenty of adventure with some great flavor combinations. Our table had duck, steak and scallops and all were presented with flair. The waitstaff is attentive and knows their menu and wine list. We have been to Fruition several times over the past few years [we do not live in Colorado] and would like to get there more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a welcome!
    foodie76
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Let me start by saying the this place is an absolute delight. The food was fantastic and the service was the best I have had. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I will be back my next visit to Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a great experience at Fruition celebrating my husband's birthday. Food, wine and service all top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Celebration Dinner!
    Packalicious
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I am so glad we finally got to experience the wonderful food and atmosphere at Fruition! I have been wanting to go here for years, but this is a very small restaurant, so they don't seat parties >4 on the weekends, so we haven't been able to take our usual suspects out to special occasion dinner here. Every dish that we had was well put together, delicious, and perfectly portioned. We indulged in comfort food that combined flavors we hadn't experienced with very familiar ones. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was upscale without feeling pretentious. Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or any time you have a little time to relax and indulge in a special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Dining Experience!
    DaniBVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    While visiting Denver recently we looked for a culinary adventure and booked a reservation at Fruition. We were wowed with everything from the impeccable service to high quality perfectly cooked and seasoned food. Notable items; fried oysters with potatoes & trout main entree. I would definitely recommend Fruition to all the foodies out there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid!
    MethaneVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Eclectic, tasty menu; diverse wine and beer list. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional beer and food
    TraciP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Having dinner there during GABF was an extra treat, exceptional beer options. As usual, the service and food were exceptional, thanks again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Unfortunately I've only gotten to dine at this wonderful restaurant twice but was extremely pleased both times. Service is great and the food is wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All about the food
    Beeze
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I to fruition for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. The place is small, actually quite small, but homey feeling. I felt a bit too close to the couple next to is. We could partake in each other's conversation if we wanted too. But, that's minor compared to the food and service!! The food was fresh and different and presented beautifully. Our service was spectacular. The water service was way too on top of it- one sip an they're back. But that's better than not enough. The wine list is fantastic. The dessert was the perfec touch of flavor and portion. Expensive, but worth it for a nice night out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience, Elegant food
    piy1000
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Ambiance & service: impeccable. Menu: simple, elegant. Food = delicious: the flavor of each component of the plates was great, the proteins were of high quality (the flavor of the lamb & duck were intense), the plating was beautiful, the portion size was appropriate. The only mild complaint was the proportion of starch to protein on each plate. Perhaps I just happened to order the plates w/ the most starch, but there was so much potato -- equal or greater to -- compared to the octopus; the lamb dish had a lot of potato as well. I was intrigued by the savory-sweet dessert I ordered, but it, too, had too much pumpkin & fried squash w/ the heaviness of the cheese & pumpkin bread. A lighter balance of starch would have equated to a 5 star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food
    LiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was the first place we dined at while in Denver on our honeymoon. While the food was good, we did not receive any special treatment to enhance our life event. We did sit next to two food critiques which, of course, received the best treatment of all. The staff is very professional and the food was delicious but we would have highly appreciated any type of special treatment to make our Fruition experience over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kept waiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Despite a reservation made months in advance and a call from the restaurant confirming our table that afternoon, upon arrival we were told no table. In fact, the maitre'd was OUTSIDE and a waitress happened by to tell us to wait..the maitre'd would be 'back soon'. When she did come in, she told us that a table "was looking over the dessert menu" and implied that they still had to order, get their choices, have coffee/aperitifs and THEN we would be seated. This is our annual anniversary dinner and we eat at Fruition yearly on or around our wedding anniversary - something has certainly changed. We were seated 22 minutes later...the meal was good but the dessert flavorless and the service bland. Perhaps time to celebrate elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupie
    ColoradoFoodTourVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fruition has never failed to serve us a fabulous dinner. It's the place I go when I want wonderful food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great date night
    FoodieFinder
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The wife and I have been trying to check this place off the must try restaurant list for a long time. Fruition is well known in Denver and now I know why. Amazing flavors, rich, complex and yet subtle. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    Gofastr
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    9:45pm reservations for two on a Friday night (only spot per OT); having read other reviews, I wasn't too concerned about arriving 5-10 minutes late. Upon arriving, we saw only about 1/3 of the tables occupied - and were made to feel very welcome and not at all rushed. Apps: beet salad and potato wrapped oysters were outstanding. My entree scallops were cooked perfectly and the accompanying sauce was delicious. Wife's hanger steak flavored wonderfully, a bit tough even for a hanger - not a preparation issue, just a particularly sinewy example of this cut. If not for that, food would have been 5 stars this visit. Service: attentive not interruptive, waitperson knowledgeable on the fantastic wine and seasonally fresh beer offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Drive By, Stop and EAT!
    WashParkFoodie303VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fruition is great when it comes to a special night. For us it was our one-year wedding anniversary. We were quickly greeted and given a special dining menu, along with glasses of complimentary wine. The pasta carbonara was an outstandingly paired with the house-cured pork belly, which was crispy and delivered a great smoky flavor. I was in heaven after breaking into yoke of the 6-minute egg and allowing it to slowly cover the housemade Cavatelli. We both had the duck breast for our main dishes. The skins were perfectly seared and the flavors popped with the fig marmalade. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The seating is intimate and the noise level is low. Great place for your next celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Made reservations for my wife's birthday, and we had a fantastic dinner on a Thursday night. The service was rally good. The waitress made a wine recommendation that was a perfect fit. Really enjoyed our evening and will make a return visit for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great dinner!!
    TheFoxAndTheGrapes
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We absolutely adored fruition. The plating was sexy, and the food was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was extremely attentive and well versed. I somehow managed to lose my camera lense, but they knew exactly where it was... Weird? This restaurant is perfected to a science.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great food, fresh ingredients, creative chef and very accommodating for vegans! We were not rushed and it was a nice change of pace to feel like we could take our time and enjoy dinner. Definitely recommend it for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    Lizalex
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a reservation for 7:30 on a Monday for our 1 year anniversary. We ended up getting seated just after 8. The hostess apologized multiple times and we ended up getting a complementary glass of wine each and a complimentary appetizer for having to wait so long. We didn't end up leaving until about 10pm but it was a wonderful dinner. Very cozy space and wonderful dishes. Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    Skip1VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A wonderful place to go when you want to be able to hear your dinner companions. And, the food is delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe the best in Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Fruition maybe Denver's best restaurant. It is attractive, well located, excellent food, and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Fantastic time here. Had appetizers, a bottle of wine, the duch and scallions, and dessert. Pleased with everything. Fantastic time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, quiet spot
    Farmersmarketjunkie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a small, quiet restaurant with deliciously prepared fresh food. The entire staff pitches in with all the service tasks which gives it a relaxed, homey feel. We were a party of four enjoying ourselves and joking with our delightful waiter. Other patrons were enjoying intimate dining. This place is a gem: they respect ingredients and respect the diners. A more than adequate wine and beer list, some unusual and interesting finds. Would absolutely love to return to Fruition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    DenverRE
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Smaller portions perfectly prepared. Space is tight here so don't much privacy .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AtoZdining
    AtoZdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love this gem! Fresh farm to table ingredients, lovely presentation, delicious flavors, unique combinations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fruition is Excellent!
    EditorGirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was amazing, the wine list was great, and the service was top-notch! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
    Nicole
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food (grazing vegetarians) and service were both impressive. Thanks for making our night special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    eatingout
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fruition is such a nice spot for dinner with friends, especially on a weeknight when they aren't quite so busy. We really enjoyed our entrees--the duck (the favorite--tender and flavorful), the cod and the vegetarian entree. We also liked the salad on the vegetarian grazing menu (tangy vinaigrette and very fresh ingredients) and the polenta soup was good. But, the potato wrapped oysters Rockefeller were not very good--they mostly tasted like fried wrapper-- and the side of battered, deep-fried mushroom with the cod was terrible. Desserts (bread pudding with cheese and chocolate caramel cake) were average. Our server was knowledgeable and responsive, and helped us find just the right wine. A pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A VERY relaxed pace dinner
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our server was attentive and did a great job of explaining the menu and making wine pairings for us. We got complimentary wine aperitif for our anniversary and a special printed menu. Nice touches. The grilled pork chop, duck breast and diver scallops were excellent. Plan on a longish dinner from start to finish--- for three of us, it took 2 hours and 15 minutes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Denver's Best
    MhughesVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    You know what they say - if it ain't broke... Fruition has kept its best dishes on the menu and perfected them over the years. The deconstructed pasta carbonara is perfect - familiar and unique at the same time and deeply satisfying. Fruition is simply Denver's best restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.