Gallery Restaurant
Gallery Restaurant

Gallery Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gallery-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7042484100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Brunch Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Toohey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Gallery Restaurant has a private dining room that is the ideal setting to host an intimate gathering. The private dining room can accommodate up to 20 for a seated meal.

    We have a variety special menus to choose from.

    We look forward to planning your customized event.
  • Private Party Contact: 704-248-4100 7042484100x
  • Special Events: Monthly Wine Tastings, Wine Dinners, Scotch Society and Seasonal Events. Please refer to theballantynehotel.com for upcoming specialty events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnston Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self parking available.
A word from Gallery Restaurant
The Forbes Four-Star Gallery Restaurant serves contemporary American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy a weekend brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday. The farm-to-table inspired menu changes seasonally to provide the freshest local ingredients. The private dining room offers intimate space for private meetings, rehearsal dinners, events and holiday parties. Gallery Bar offers an impressive wine and Scotch selection. Diners enjoy wine tastings, seasonal events, private dining and seasonal al fresco dining. An exclusive display from local contemporary art provider Shain Gallery establishes an authentic gallery feel.Gallery Restaurant is located at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge on the corner of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Gallery Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)fit for foodies (35)romantic (34)great for brunch (23)notable wine list (21)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (14)scenic view (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Uninformative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food, atmosphere was outstanding. I'm making this comment as a helpful jester. I went based the reviews I've read from others. It was not about until 10-15 min did a group of 4 women come in and the waitress raddled off the days special. My concern is why didn't she share that information with us. I called whom I think was the manager to my table and in my humble opinion she needs to brush up on her excuses. I felt like 2nd class citizen. It really hurt... Please take a moment to train your staff that regardless of who comes to your place of business they should be treated equally and fairly to include being informed on the daily specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect in every way!
    sustainableeater
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had an amazing meal at Gallery Restaurant - never thought to go to the Ballantyne Hotel for dinner (because we live so close and don't have a reason to stay there) but it was one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in Charlotte. We had crab cakes and gazpacho for appetizers (delicious) and a steak special and beautiful lamb for dinner. Amazing desserts finished a perfect meal. Fairly pricey and smallish portions but I felt like I was at a great NYC restaurant. Our waiter never let our glasses go empty - perfect service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Tgill
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The staff is excellent. The Wine was great and the food was picture perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gallery restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    An amazing experience of fine dining. The food, service, and ambience were excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sugar
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    very nice, great wait staff and love your desserts, crab cake appetizer delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great restaurant Queens Feast menu they also had a "Kings Feast" menus Good selection. Good service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining experience at the Gallery
    Sharon
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food at the Gallery was outstanding. I also like the farm to table concept. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Felt like was kind of rushed by a different person cleaning our dishes off the table every few minutes. The almond cookies was a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining
    HappyFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Dining at Gallery was a delight. The service was meticulous and the food and wine were beyond any kind of reproach. An excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noise.. over the top excessive.
    Lookingforquality
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The appetizers were delicious, My entrée, the Queen's Feast Rib Eye was tough, my wife's as well. It appeared that because it was on the Feast menu, quality was compromised. The desserts were very good. Sal, our waiter was informative, courteous and prompt. Our main complaint and the reason we will not return is the excessive noise. The host sat about 5 or 6 individual couples around a table of 7-8 men and one woman. Their table was in the very center of the dining room. Their noise was excessive. I did speak to the seating host and recommended he avoid sitting anyone near the group and in the future seat large groups away from the center of the room. I dropped $120 and walked away disgusted.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My husband and I have lived in the Ballantyne area for just over a year and a half now and The Gallery Restaurant has been our best dining experience to date. The ambience was excellent and the staff was professional and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out at the Gallery
    JohnnyV
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great evening out. Promptly seated. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Wonderful evening on the patio afterwards. Would highly recommend. John
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, As Always
    ParaticularBob
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    On last Thursday night we celebrated the 49th anniversary of our meeting on a blind date, and Gallery provided the perfect spot for dinner with its quiet and tasteful elegance, the friendliness and attentiveness of the servers, and the imagination and execution of the kitchen. Every time we dine there we find interesting specials and menu items that are delicious (the quail dish, which we've each ordered twice now, was excellent). They price their wide range of wines reasonably. And the best part of the meal is the plate of macaroons that appears with tea or coffee. Since we love to cook we don't eat out often, but when we do we demand excellence, and Gallery delivers. They are among the few restaurants in Charlotte that we frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The other side of romantic
    Hopedforbetter
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Much less than I expected. I emailed them that I was having a 35 anniverary dinner and wanted a quiet spot. When I got there I asked for a quiet spot again. They sat me next to the bar where the golfers come in after their game. Ambience? Really!? I order Bison, which is expected to be very lean. Half of it was fat. My bad, I should have know better than to go to a place whose main customers are golfers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Golfer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Let's start with the positive: Service was outstanding!! Food was good!! Excellent presentation!! Negatives: Current website is out dated!! Limited menu!! Burgers and fried chicken on fine dining menu????
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    SDerenches
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Dining at the Gallery Restaurant is always a wonderful experience, and something to look forward to. Had not been there since the re-do, and it looks fabulous and chic, nothing less than perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taste not equal to presentation
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was beautifully presented but the Scottish Salmon, Baby Kale Salad and Local Pasta did not taste as good as it looked. There were very few people there when we dined there and I have a feeling that if it got very crowded the service staff would not be able to handle it. We had a lot of people attending to filling our water glasses and bringing bread but it took a long time to get our entrees and a very long time to get our check. Also I had to call the restaurant back and tell them that they had not checked me in through Open Table and was never able to get a live person on the phone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very high quality, miss the faves
    ElmcityboyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    First time back since the remodel and new menu. The food is more eclectic than before, which for foodies, is great. I, for one, am a meat and potatoes guy, so most of the menu was lost on me. Totally miss the favorites like Shrimp and grits and the filet. I get they are going more seasonal, but still should have some regular items on the menu. Everything was wonderful, just disappointed in the shift in the menu. Will go back with different expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hotel Restaurant
    Sandy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was amazed how great the food was at the Gallery restaurant, cause it's part of a Hotel, and usually restaurants in Hotels doesn't have a great reputation, but The Gallery is over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay meal / good atmosphere
    RatKauf
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Found the waiter to be pushy. Always trying to upsell something. It got annoying. Mussels were okay, and the wedge salad was not that great. Swordfish was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    CLTmover
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We went to the Gallery for lunch, my co-workers took me out for my birthday and the food was superb! Highly recommend to any group looking to do a classy lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful evening
    FiestyFoodLoverTX
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everyone on the staff, from the Haley the hostess, to Garrett the Sous Chef, to Cameron the Manager, went out of their way to make this a special evening for my lovely girlfriend and her daughters. It could not have been more perfect. The NC Local Burger was great, and we had two vegetarians for whom the chef whipped up something special and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoy a quiet romantic dinner
    datenight
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Fabulous food, great service and beautiful setting. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Gallwry is a Ballantyne neighborhood gem in addiition to a great resort food is outstanding and well paired, staff engaged and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food at Gallery
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We enjoyed all of our meals. The cap steak was terrific. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the best as usual
    rwhe
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The Gallery has been a favorite of our for special dinners. This time we had lunch and as usual the experience was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and music
    Kum2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was not as nice as I remember (each season there seems to be an increase I price and cut back in food. What was there of children ....no chix fingers, hot dogs, Tater tots and..... the music was not music just a prerecorded bass beat which was very loud and obnoxious and overpowered anything the guy might have been playing....maybe okay in a nightclub.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant
    Eatingisg8
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Just what we wanted for Mother's Day. Food was unique and prepared well. The different flavor of the sweet potato hash was awesome. Chicken and waffles done right, I liked the sirrracha syrup. Service was just on the slow side but very pleasant. Our server was feomNY so we had something in common and she was very friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night at the Gallery
    Cltfoodies
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The Gallery was fantastic! It was my wife's birthday and they accommodated us with a private booth and all the staff went out of their way to make it a great night. The app menu is a nice eclectic blend and foodies will appreciate it. My wife and myself love the farm to table menu. I had the cap steak and my wife had the Bison and both were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    Heirloomgrits
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    One of our favorite places for an incredible meal and overall dining experience in Charlotte, Gallery ALWAYS lives up to the expectation and consistently delivers more. The seasonal menu has everything you could ever crave, infusing the perfect amount of modern culinary technique and traditional southern influence. Hopefully, the crabcakes will stay on the menu forever...they are beyond this coastal southern girl's experience anywhere else in the world. The most recent chocolate indulgence for dessert would carry any person in their right mind away! Every server has been the perfect amount of classy, helpful, & unobtrusive. So happy we discovered Gallery four years ago! Beautifully appointed then, and now.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to try for dinner or lunch
    Czech3steve
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I recently went to celebrate Mother's Day at lunch. The food was good but the menu was limited on non-breakfast items because they do brunch on the weekends. This was not readily apparent to me when I made the reservations and was initially off putting, but the quality of the food and the excellent service made up for this. We look forward to going back for a regular menu lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite gem...
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Delicious and creative dishes along with flawless service continue to shine...thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 500 reviews are from the Gallery Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Wonderful evening
    Sunsetbeachfoodies
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We made a spur of the moment decision to have a great night with friends. Everyone enjoyed the evening. It is hard to find an upscale restaurant that is not too stuffy and formal. Our wonderful waiter was a big part of the fun. And the almond cookies are exceptional..
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Huge group
    fatcat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My husband I enjoyed their service and food. Every food we ordered was very delicious. The only bad thing that night was a huge group was behind us and they made a lot of noise. That was irritating us. Restaurant should've put them in the banquet room or somewhere and separate from other customers since the group was that big. We expected nice, quiet atmosphere but felt like we were in a sports bar. So I rated 4 stars. Our server apologized and asked us to come back and try again. Hopefully no noise next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This was a business dinner and we all enjoyed the food, we had 4 appetizers and the Mussels were tops and so was the Bison Tartar. The Bison steak was on the money. Presentation was wonderful and the sides were a delicious. The wine recommendation was great everyone enjoyed the selection. The wall art was beautiful, good atmosphere, comfortable seating.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    No1Fan
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We live in the area and had not been to The Gallery in a few years. Big mistake on our part! We had forgotten how wonderful the food and service is at The Gallery; and it is a great value.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gallery Restaurant
    Seannyc
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Upon arrival, the hostess was extremely polite and courteous. Since there was inclement weather outside, he insisted we leave everything wet at check out. Wait staff and waitress were outstanding. The food prepared that night was unforgettable! I had the cowboy steak with all the fixings. My wife had the chicken which was prepared to perfection. We will now make the Gallery Restaurant a part of our monthly date night.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not special
    ML2559
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I took an out of town guest for his 60th birthday. We had eaten here before and enjoyed it immensely. They have since remodeled and the decor is nice. The wait staff is extremely well trained and attentive, but not in that overbearingly annoying way. Cannot complain about service, it was excellent. The room was so loud and noisy. There were screaming children and very loud conversation. Some people were dressed in shirts and tee shirts. The atmosphere felt like a diner. The new menu was limited and felt a bit pretentious to me. The food was good, cooked appropriately and presented well. However, I wanted great not good. I expected so much more from a special occasion dinner at the Ballantyne. Probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ballentyne foodie spot
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great food and service. Staff was very attentive and engaging. Delicious dishes, well prepared and served with attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very good lunch...
    ParaticularBob
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We invited another couple to join us for lunch at the Gallery Restaurant and found it to be very good, but not quite up to its performance for dinner. Our concern was that the crab cake main course had a corn salad that did not list cilantro as an ingredient, and my wife, who ordered it, hates cilantro. The service was generally fine, but our server was a bit absent minded at times, requiring reminders about details. So this time our rating is that lunch was very good, not excellent. We'll certainly go back since any restaurant can be off occasionally, and this was minor in the grand scheme of things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Speedbird
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We came for our 3 year anniversary. The food was fantastic, the staff was fantastic, and our host, Jason, was fantastic. We had an excellent time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.