Goose & Gander

Goose & Gander

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://goosegander.com/
  • Phone: 7079678779x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday through Thursday 12-11pm
    Friday-Saturday 12-Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Goose & Gander
Goose & Gander is a charming restaurant in St. Helena, located in Walter Martini's historic 1920 bungalow. Lunch & Dinner is served daily in the basement bar, the dining room, & in the garden. Goose & Gander is a wine country public house and a local favorite, as well as the perfect spot to host events up to 100 people.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Goose & Gander reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (139)fit for foodies (111)neighborhood gem (85)vibrant bar scene (63)special occasion (57)romantic (56)good for groups (52)notable wine list (48)great for lunch (46)hot spot (34)late-night find (21)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food, always great. The service, always lacking. Server was very nice but very slow in everything she did. Unfortunately, the service does keep me away, I don't dine at G&G as often as I would if the service was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner on Saturday night. The outdoor patio is a must. The only disappointment was that I asked twice- once when making a reservation and once to the host while we were there- for a birthday candle in our dessert. We were assured that there would be, but it was missed. A bummer but oh well, will still highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful vibe!
    KatarinaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Goose and Gander is a happening place. It has a great vibe in all three main areas: upstairs dining room, bar downstairs, and outside. Comfortable, casual, spacious, and quality décor with a duck club feel and view on to the kitchen upstairs. There is energy aplenty, but thank goodness it is not deafeningly noisy. The food was solid, and our server - Shelly - was wonderful. Very nice they have an elevator for handicapped friends. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    thm3
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was excellent. Pork T Bone was incredible. Would definitely go again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience and food
    Foodiefamily
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    In St Helena there are plenty of restaurants and bars for tourist. This place is off the beaten path but has all the ambience and food of many of the "famous" restaurants. I will return often...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Martini house redux
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    While I was very disappointed in the demise of Martini House, Goose and Gander more than adequately fills those shoes. The food is delicious using fresh local ingredients in very innovative combinations. The fried olives were fabulous! The service was a little less than professional but very friendly. And what a delight to be able to eat outside. I did miss the drama of the interior design of Martini house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Bina
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Goose and Gander has become one of my top restaurants to visit. My recent visit was during lunch time which turned out to be quite relaxing and quiet. Our server was on top of everything and made sure we were comfortable. I can never get tired of the appetizers here, especially the olives and pistachios (my absolute favorite). I would recommend everyone to try the G&G Burger
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our G&G experience
    FoodieEric
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We arrived at dusk to a beautiful outdoor table in a nice, casual setting. The food was good - I had their Spanish Grilled Octopus for an appetizer and it was delicious. The burgers are excellent as was the Cucumber Collins drink. Our service was very slow though; patrons who sat down well after us were having their dessert plates cleared long before our entrees arrived and they weren't very apologetic about it. While you can't expect them to match the experiences at places like Meadowood, excellent service should come no matter the price of the meal and we weren't very satisfied with theirs. With all the dining options available in the Napa area, you can probably find somewhere better at their price point
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great outdoor ambiance and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great outdoor seating, cute cellar bar, though a bit loud. Extensive drink list. Duck fat fried fries were amazing. Wife had the clam fettuccine which was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fine visit
    VintagedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We return here regularly, knowing we'll get friendly service and carefully-prepared food. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet outside dining
    santarosan70
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We drove over the hill from Sonoma County to celebrate my husband's birthday with an afternoon lunch. We had had dinner previously at Goose and Gander and been hoping to return and share it with other family members. Not only was the food outstanding and the wait staff very attentive, we never felt rushed and were able to enjoy a leisurely lunch. We also appreciated the quiet since some of us have a hearing loss. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Review
    indiana007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Overall a pleasant experience, and the food was overall tasty. Our favorite was the shrimp appetizer. The grassfed burger could have been very good, but was charred too much and tasted burned in some parts. The steak with the creamed spinach sauce underneath was weird. We did expect a bit more, but overall the experience was a good one. PS: We did come the day before for the $ 1 oysters, and they were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor dining
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My wife and I had a great meal outside at Goose & Gander. We started with the cheese-stuffed dates (my wife says she can still taste them), followed by a starter each. She got the scallops; I got the octopus. Both were fantastic. We closed it out by sharing a wonderful burger. The bar is supposed to offer the best cocktails around. Their bar menu is about forty pages. The ones we had were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Obsessed
    RobynVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    So generally places like Mustards and Rutherford Grill get all the love, but just down the road, Goose and Gander is TOP NOTCH- and not to be missed. It's our favorite little neighborhoody-but-still-feels-special dinner spot. And the chef always makes some amazing off-menu vegetarian entree that is so good, you wake up the next morning wishing you had leftovers. This is the kind of restaurant you plan your evening around. The food is outstanding, the bar is super fun, the outdoor space is beautiful, the cocktail list is creative... couldn't ask for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service; Friendly Place
    FusionFiendVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Really enjoyed the visit to Goose & Gander. Have been meaning to try the restaurant for months, but haven't had the chance. The restaurant is friendly, lively and has terrific food options. Really thought the fried olives and pistachios were a oddity, but really enjoyed them. They worked well together. The waiter was knowledgeable; had a great sense of humor; and was quite welcoming. I believe his name was Colin. Really enjoyed seeing the staff working in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average and ordinary
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nothing bad (except for 1 dish) but nothing memorable either. Menu identical to 75% of Wine Cty restaurants but there are others who do it better (and admittedly some who do it much worse). Charcuterie platter and mushroom bisque were best; worst was a sturgeon past its prime which I sent back. But this was less than a week after the 2014 South Napa Quake, so they might have had supply or turnover issues. Service was pleasant but also average. Patio is nice in summer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner!
    Jdub
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Beautiful and tasty cocktails. Apps corn fritters , meat balls, and prawns. Probably the best burger in all of napa valley topped with bone marrow! Absolutely amazing service by our lovely waitress Aimee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    MelP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Visiting Napa with a large group and Goose & Gander was able to accommodate our evening and more. Starting with the downstairs bar and an impressive list of craft cocktails - they were delicious with gorgeous presentation in a cozy atmosphere. Moving on to a wonderfully spacious booth for dinner - we experienced a fabulous menu, gracious and informed service and were allowed to bring our own bottles of wine to accompany the meal. Would be very quick to recommend to others and look forward to returning on my next visit to Napa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't avoid the side streets
    palmdesertdog
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great fun! Their specialty drinks list was a good way to start. Started with heirloom tomato salad done a little differently. Served with mushrooms and on a bed of ricotta. Excellent. Dinners were equally good. Nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arugula
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    While vacationing, we stumbled upon Goose and Gander on a side street and ventured in because of the cozy patio. Our dinner and waitress were so fabulous that we returned later in the week for a special occasion. Again, we were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant in Napa
    Whitters
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    we had a delicious meal and amazing cocktails from the downstairs bar. We sat outside for dinner and loved the feel of the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great device and fantastic food
    christinefrombo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is my 4th trip to Goose and Gander, and it never disappoints. Wonderful atmosphere, great cocktails, really interesting and beautifully prepared food. Our server was enthusiastic and attentive, and the general manager, Marcus, made us feel right at home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • G & G Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great spot for both cocktails and food. Fun, top notch service, friendly staff, charming atmosphere inside and out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deserves its popularity
    farm2face
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    One of the two best patio-dining spots in town, with a creative cocktail list and dependably good food. The downstairs bar is cozy but lively and full of atmosphere - can be crowded but that's part of the fun. Good wine list too - but I wish they had more wines available by the glass and those that are tend to be pricey ($18 for a glass is high in my world). That's the only reason I'm giving it four instead of five stars. We love to take people to G&G and I recommend it often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Visitor
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything was great. Will def return. Wonderful food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time in a week!
    CotatiKevin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    G&G was such a cool experience that I invited a friend up with me in a week. She was impressed.
    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, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit in Napa / St. Helena
    EdeVVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This gem of a restaurant has amazing food, the valley's best cocktails and live music on Sundays. Sit outside or in and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uber Cool!!!
    CotatiKevin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is proof that San Francisco is the only place for foodies and ambiance. My best friend is in SF and is hesitant to travel to Sonoma county which is where I live, so when he comes up I try some really cool digs to make it worth its while. SUCCESS!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local resturant
    skinewmexico
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Interesting menu, good food, wonderful outdoormdining area. Nice recommendation we got from Ehlers Winery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Splatt545
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was good but our server was snarky and seemed to have an "edgy" comment to everything we asked. Perhaps he was trying to be friendly/familiar, but it was unwelcome and inappropriate, especially because we were celebrating a birthday. No need for us to go back to G & G and we will recommend our friends not to go there.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but Worth It
    NVoldie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From entering the door to leaving, the staff was the best we've encountered;friendly, warm, professional... The menu seemed standard, but the surprise was in the flavor parings and presentations. Delicious, generous, creative. Never have had fettuccine like it and was just the perfect amount of sauce; not saturated in cream sauce, just right for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WineandDine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fantastic burger! Would high recommend the fries as well!
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger and Fries!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything looked so good on the menu, the fish, the pasta, everything. But I had to try the burger, with bone marrow, and the side of duck fat fries. The most welcomed food comma of my trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Easy Evening
    michelleVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Loved sitting on the patio at Goose and Gander. We had loved Martini House and when we found ourselves back in St Helena we were looking forward to going again. Now it's Goose and Gander. The food was very good, the waiter was attentive until the end of the evening when we had to chase him down.......... The cheese plate was great, the mushroom soup was excellent and quite filling and the fried Chicken Salad had enough fried chicken on it to stop me from ordering "dinner" which was perfect for me that evening. Loved sitting in the courtyard under the trees. Will try it again on our next trip to St. Helena.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went back...the very next day!
    Trae
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This place is great. Our service was so nice on our trip we came back the next day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit ho hum
    KirklandboyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Most of the plates came drenched in oil or butter. There were long delays between course, took forever to get appetizers. Had to ask for bread to accompany salads (might be carb phobia motivating this, not sure). The main courses were pretty good. Wouldn't put on my list of must return places.
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  • A Great Sunday Night
    MTnBat
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went there on a Sunday night and had a great experience on the patio. The wait staff were very accommodating and gave us some useful recommendations for things to do and other restaurants to try. We started with their delicious bread and a nice glass of wine. Followed that with a fantastic octopus appetizer...I would go back for that alone! The sturgeon and prime rib that followed were excellent and the strawberry shortcake was to die for. We will definitely make a return visit the next time we are in the Napa area. The bar in the lower section looked like a great hangout spot and we will give that a try the next time as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    baculum
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We're food-value snobs. We favor 1 or 2 dollar signs with 3 or 4 star ratings. This place was absolutely great: food, service, comfort, price. Will definitely return when in Napa (from San Francisco).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service non existent
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent food we've been to the restaurant 8 times. Our waiter had gone AWOL . We sat in the garden which is lovely but had to wave him over to get attention. Please work on this as we want to come back but will give it only one more try
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Winofoodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Outstanding cocktails!! The beat we've ever had. Amazing ambience and friendly service team. Food was incredible, unique, fun and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.