Glas Wine Bar
Glas Wine Bar

Glas Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glaswinebar.com/
  • Phone: 6473514527x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm


    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Danny Pantano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are proud to offer small drop off catering

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Caroline Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is easily available for free after 6:00 on Queen St E
A word from Glas Wine Bar
Located in the lovely Leslieville neighbourhood, GLAS Wine Bar serves the best of Ontario wines, combined with a creative, seasonal menu, with a true emphasis on the art of casual hospitality.

Chef Danny Pantano draws from a decade of experience working at some of the best restaurants in Italy, and the UK, and incorporates the bounty of local ingredients in a refined manner. This translates into a small, evolving menu with a focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes in addition to local meat and fish.

GLAS is the perfect spot to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch or an intimate dinner. The chef offers a prix fixe menu every evening of the week based on dietary restrictions, preferences and available products.

Seating an intimate 20 people, GLAS is ideal for small groups, or parties of 24 or less.

We look forward to sharing an evening with you at GLAS.
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Glas Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (8)special occasion (6)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Fun, friendly, fantastic
    AlbertoLogan
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Enjoyed a beautiful meal from beginning to end. We were welcomed at the door and immediately seated. Of note were the house made nuts and then the crostinis - we shared a selection of the five. The wine list was all Canadian and very thoughtfully selected - and it was great to be able to order by the glass so you could try different pairings. The mains were impeccable, from the salmon with fennel and orange sauce to the bison and the mushroom pasta dishes. The service was prompt, and very friendly. This is a real gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Please discover
    Audree
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Please discover this place. The food is amazing amazing amazing. Quality ingredients, tasty and well presentated. Very intimate small place but so welcoming. I was surprised and sad to see some empty places on a Friday night. Locals should encourage more this place that I consider a must discovered
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Kitkat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good food but not worth the extravant price. It was good, but not thaaaat good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fab Food and super service
    WineNFoodOhMy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were a group of four and all went for the Chef's tasting menu. It was fabulous. And we loved that we all got different things so we shared our plates to taste more of the great food. And the wine list is great too. It's a beautifully small quaint place except when it's a full house. When people sit at the bar it's hard to get your food served properly or to get to the loo. Next time I'd find out of there was a big party there before booking. And I'd reco they remove the bar seats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend Glas Wine Bar
    KRNR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Date nights are a luxury with kids in the picture so we are choosy and love to spend a romantic evening at Glas Wine Bar. The wine list is carefully procured and local and the food is simple but smart and beautiful and very vegetarian friendly. The space is intimate and service is exemplary. We live in the west end but Glas Wine Bar is worth the trip to Leslieville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not so hot
    PK555
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Despite the mostly very complimentary reviews from Chato etc we were underwhelmed by the quality of food. The crostini were very good ,plives not so much.The celeriac and truffle pasta was an interesting and well executed dish ( a simple take on the ideas of El Bulli where we ate twice 10 years ago). The mains were the principal let down,steak not much flavor and very chewy, fish also not very inspired . Perhaps if some of the reviews had been less glowing our expectations would have been lowered and we would have felt OK with the quality. Don't expect to make a return visit.
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  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    Marie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great spot in Leslieville! Service was fantastic, food was amazing! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was not just a great night out but this was an event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the Glas Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Great Everything
    aleeshrrr
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were greeted by friendly and energetic staff who were more than willing to tell us about the food and wine list. They were patient and attentive as our group made decisions and on top of everything the food was amazing. The vegetarian and lamb ragu were both hits with the table. We split the crostini, cheese and meat boards among our group and everyone was very pleased. The salt and vinegar potatoes were an interesting twist on a normally boring side dish and the duck confit sandwich was also tasty. I would recommend Glas to anyone - the food, atmosphere and service were all incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for dinner, forget brunch.
    oliverthecat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Unadorned scrambled eggs plus plain toast and sausages. Really? Any diner could do better.
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  • Date night dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My boyfriend and I loved our appetizers and the homemade pasta we each had as our main course. The desserts were less outstanding but the service was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Ontario wine recommended by our waitress. Overall a small and charming restaurant I would reccomend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super fantastic
    grascn
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I brought my partner here for a special birthday dinner and it was a great decision. We opted for the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. The owner brought us each different dishes, so we effectively got to sample 8 dishes. Quality and variety were both excellent. Portions were also great for a tasting menu, especially a less expensive one such as this. We left with the perfect level of fullness, and very very impressed. Overall, a great experience and (IMO) also a great value for what we received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great value for tasting menu
    realfoodplease
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This restaurant was highly recommended by friends so my husband and I tried the tasting menu with wine pairing. We've tried some really high end tasting menus around the world and this one was pretty good for the price. We are not big fans of Canadian wines but the ones they had selected were excellent and really accented the food. We liked the starters, soup & first dish - interesting mix of ingredients and flavors while still providing substance. The main was somewhat standard beef & overcooked to our liking but they paired it with an amazing Red that made up for it. The place has a cosy, intimate feel and wait staff were attentive & knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and creative
    riverdalesue
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Glas Wine Bar have a very eclectic menu. We shared a Celery Root Pappardelle with a cheese fondue sauce and truffle purée that was excellent, along with a kale and brussel sprout salad with a nice mustargy vinaigrette. Then we had the house-made potato cavatelli pasta with the mushroom ragout sauce. Service was great, interesting Ontario wine selection. All good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique places
    Htwooh
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The chicken meatballs were good, but a tad on the salty side. The perch was bland. Friendly staff and the chef came over to ask how our evening went. Impressed with that gesture. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LakeOntarioNessie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Fabulous having chef's menu last night. Thank you! Spectacular meal from start to finish. Terrific service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    What a find! My first time at Glas in Leslieville. Outstanding food with great local options. Very knowledgeable server with excellent advice for pairings. Very quaint ambiance. Would go back anytime.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    loganite
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    the prix fixe is not good value. no choice on what you get and had you ordered the items separately it would have cost you less money. food was rather bland and portions small. I would not go back despite the delightful atmosphere and music.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glas - fresh and tasty
    pklem
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Hello Glas My wife and I ate at Glas recently for the first time. It was easily the best restaurant meal I have had in the past 6 months or longer and we eat out a lot. We started off or meal with 5 of the crostini all of which were delicious and fresh. For my main course I had the pickerel while my wife had the chicken meatballs. Both main courses were terrific. For desert we shared the creme brulee which was great. Even the wines we selected were top notch. I had the Malivoire Pinot and my wife the Hinterland sparkling. Our server was great being very personable and efficient but, at the same time, not rushing us through the meal. We look forward to eating at Glas again very soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good selection, good con
    Halfcorked
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I like the local focus of Glas, and what makes it even better are the vegetarian options. I appreciate the local wines being available to showcase what Ontario has to offer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C'est mignon!
    diningaroundVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    What a cute little restaurant. Super comfy, great service and really nice food. It' s a very special place that prides itself on offering very personal service. I will be back, even though it' s not in my neighbourhood...worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not that good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our meal, but aside from the cheese plate, which was fantastic, the food was not good enough to justify the cost of what was a fairly expensive night out. The service was actually quite slow; after an hour and twenty minutes only the cheese plate and first course (of four) had arrived. The owner did apologize for the delay, which was nice, but overall we just did not enjoy this restaurant as much as most people seem to.
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  • Dinner with friends!
    Fleshyapple
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Made reservations for four with Open Table but called later to push half an hour with no problem. Table was set and ready when we arrived. Myself and one of our companions had the chef's tasting with wine paring which I would recommend. I liked the fact that wine was local (Niagara region) as well as locally sourced food. We agreed that the entres' were reasonably priced. Space is a bit tight as the restaurant is quite small, but it still works. Art work from what I am assuming is local artists' adorn the walls. A very enjoyable dinner out, best of a number of recent restaurant dinner experiences!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • most well executed meal I have had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    in a long time...glad we chose this option vs. the west end. Can't believe I haven't been here yet. Exactly the quality and consistency I have been looking for in Leslieville for a long time. Simple, exciting, great tasting. The 'pasta' dish was one of the best things I have had in a while, and the fish was exceptional. The wine list was well curated from great ontario vineyards. Highly recommended. I am going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Glas is a great addition to the East End. The restaurant owner Dan has his finger in the pulse with this great place not only in terms of great food but but also what the Toronto food scene deserves and really needs to aspire to if it is going to become as good as some of its American counterparts (Chicago, San Fran etc). The food caters well to meat eaters (well those scared of a meatless meal) but is really a class above with its vegetarian fare. There are very few quality vegetarian restaurants around but this is one , you can tell by the lack of reliance on mushrooms on the menu. Really looking forward to seeing what Glas can offer in the warmer seasons when locally sourced produce is available. This could be where Glas really shines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and delicious
    hungry
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at GLAS Wine Bar. It's a small restaurant, and all the tables were full. The owner was also our server that evening, and he was very accommodating. Their kale and Brussels sprouts salad was delicious, and large as a starter salad. I also enjoyed the cous-cous and my partner had the poached salmon. Everything was very good, fresh and healthy. A great local spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Neighbourhood Delight
    LeslieVillain
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    My wife and I had a lovely anniversary dinner here on a Wednesday night. Glas in tiny and narrow, but intimate and friendly as a result. One chef and one server, and easy-going but perfectly professional service across the board. The ambience was quiet, but likely because there was only one other pair of mid-20s women in there with us, and when they left, we had the restaurant to ourselves. The food! Terrific. I had the beet salad with a horseradish foam, which was a revelation: perfectly balanced, every bite a joy. I followed with the poached trout, which was equally good; my wife had the butternut squash soup followed by flatiron steak, which was perfectly medium-rare and remarkably tender (for flatiron). Highly recommended!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food at Glas!
    TorontoVisitor
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our third time at Glas and we will be back. The menu is innovative and the food is great. There is something for everyone, vegan, vegetarian or omnivore. Great selection of Ontario wines. So lucky to have this restaurant in our end of town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Had a great meal - our first
    BennyhadleyVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Had a great meal - our first visit and will likely return soon - owner was there and was a great guy - chatted us up and gave us tips on our upcoming trip to Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was sensational!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food was sensational! I went to Glas with a group of four tough-to-please women and everyone left raving about the food, service, and ambiance. We loved the cozy atmosphere, cocktails, good VQA wine list, and our server was an absolute gem. Thanks for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Quiet Meal
    diners
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    My husband and I came here for a nice quiet dinner after a hectic day and it delivered. Ambiance was friendly, food was good, service was responsive and not rushed. It was recommended by a friend and it delivered. My husband had the steak and I had the fish. We started with the beef tartar. All of it was tasty and there was a decent list of wine to choose from.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing - as usual
    MP2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Glas never disappoints. The food is fantastic, the service is quick and refined and the chef is a great guy. One of the best restaurants in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. It was small and cozy. Our server was great, but we were disappointed in the food. The portions were small. I ordered the steak and was not asked how I liked it cooked. It came very rare which I do not like. My boyfriend ordered the butternut squash risotto which was very bland and again...small! We ended up eating pizza later in the evening because he was still hungry.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent and varied vegetarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Excellent and varied vegetarian options. The vegetarian tasting menu was creative and delicious. Our omnivorous friends also enjoyed their meat options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little neighbourhood boite!
    GeneralTso
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Lovely little Leslieville gem. We had the 5-course tasting menu, a good value at $50, along with the $25 wine pairing. All of the dishes were well prepared and toothsome - especially enjoyed the tartar. Another highlight was the salmon fillets in orange sauce with fennel and olive salad, the flavours really work well together and don't overwhelm the fish. It's a very small 20-seat room, so don't expect too much privacy, but a lively, convivial vibe. It's a perfect place to drop in on a Friday night after a busy and hectic week, treat yourself and shed some of your accumulated weariness....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    memiss
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    I recently had dinner at Glas with a friend, and we both really liked the menu (which they update on a regular basis with nice and unique items) and the quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Love this place! The service is fantastic, the wine is amazing and the food is just as great to boot. I have had both brunch and dinner at Glas many times, and it’s been amazing every time. It's a small intimate space with a lot of character and I really like that Danny (Chef/Owner) takes the time to chat with everyone (and he is super generous). The plates are the perfect portion size. Just enough to allow you to try more than one thing or share the plates with your date! can't get enough of the Artisanal Ontario truffle salami. I’ve enjoyed the salmon, fregola and flat iron steak paired with wonderful Ontario wines . Koodos to Dan for highlighting some great Canadian wines paired with amazing dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gem in Leslieville.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Glas is a wonderful little spot in Leslievile. The food is wonderful albeit the portions are small. They carry Malivoire wine which is an automatic must have in my book - both Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Absolutely wonderful. The service is also excellent. Definitely a must try!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ful of crativities
    totorotakaVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Good restaurant with good food and service. The chef, Dan, is creative. the food combination is always good. Although only local wines is served and not much choice, I don't mind to go for their good food only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get a vent
    Putter
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I had to dry clean my clothing after dinner as the lack of ventilation and the fact that the kitchen is open I felt like I was covered in kitchen grease and couldn't wait to get out. The food was ok but the pasta entree for $17 wasn't even large enough a portion to be considered an appetizer. I will never return
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