Great Maple
Great Maple

Great Maple

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegreatmaple.com/
  • Phone: 6192552282
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Carmine Lopez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Speak to General Manager it based on a case by case basis.
  • Entertainment: Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cleveland
  • Public Transit: Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot and local street parking.
A word from Great Maple
We Serve Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Weekday Breakfast. We are a "European Dinette" featuring seasonal fare, fresh house made pies, and local produce cocktails. We have a full bar and a social wine list. Outdoor dining, counter bar, food bar, and full room dining. Cocktail cart for special cocktails and tostas delivered on a 7 foot board. Cheers
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Great Maple reviews from OpenTable diners
317 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (211)great for brunch (203)neighborhood gem (197)great for lunch (117)good for groups (100)hot spot (97)great for outdoor dining (79)kid-friendly (77)special occasion (70)romantic (19)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (8)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Restaurant cancelled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Restaurant called 20 minutes before our reservation time and said they were closed due to a fire
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time, not disappointed!
    SoCalFoodFan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had heard great things about Great Maple and wanted to try it out. Food was great, cocktails yummy, wait staff attentive. We ordered the Pop-over, Greens Salad, Crab Tortas, Lobster Poutine and shared amongst 3 of us. Serving size was perfect and everything was flavorful. Would recommend and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Suprise
    MikeF
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The surprise was that the hostess apparently forgot to tell the server that it was my daughter's birthday and did not, as they promised, bring out a birthday dessert with a candle. They actually only took desert orders and did not offer to remove one of the desserts ordered from the bill. The service was also spotty and not reflective of the expectations for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moroccan Lamb Burger
    iheartpasta1VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was moist and delicious - but at $18 quite pricy. My next choice was salad but they were over the top expensive as well so I went with the burger and I was glad I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & ambiance,Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I ate with a party 7. The appetizers, main dishes, and dessert were all terrific. The restaurant atmosphere was lovely. The service was much to be desired. It took 25-30 minutes for our entrees to be served. The wait staff mixed up most of our dishes and one of the people in the party had to wait about 10 extra minutes for her fish. When the waiter was asked why the food was taking so long, his response was not at all apologetic; he simply blamed it on the fact that a couple of us had ordered our meat well done. Hopefully, this feedback will be taken and our next experience will be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to the neighborhood!
    OMGoodness
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Most impressive was the ambiance ~ relaxed and friendly yet classy and elegant. The knowledge and helpfulness of our redheaded waitress was great. I was relieved to find it is not strictly for foodies or locals. The decorations were lovely; the huge floral bouquet in the back was incredible! Just the right touches everywhere. We went for dinner and had two desserts. I am still enjoying my 'mini' apple pie, which was SO good. The maple bacon donuts were indescribably delicious ~ crusty and chewy on the outside and soft on the inside with warm maple/bacon sauce running down the sides. The only way it could be better would be to have it for breakfast with coffee, which I will soon be having. Thank you for an incredible experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Meal
    brunchloverVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went there for breakfast -great food, huge portions. Great service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and drinks!
    Bird
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We sat outside and it was so nice out there. Food and cocktails were delightful! Our Server seemed a little busy. She was very nice and knowledgeable, not flustered just took a little longer to get water/second round of drinks than usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Outdoor Dining!
    Dominique
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing food, great service. Will definitely return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always!
    CasperVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I've been to Great Maple on several occasions, from weekday breakfast to dinner to weekend brunch. I have yet to have an unpleasant experience. On this trip, I had some friends in from out of town who are all foodies, so I knew GM would be a great place to take them for brunch on Labor Day. We were not disappointed. While it took about 20 minutes to get seated, even with an Open Table reservation, considering it was a table for 7 including an infant and they were packed with a huge line out front, I didn't take offense at this. My guests were impressed with the diverse menu selections and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Checkin' out The Maple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall, I thought it was a nice brunch place. Really crowded, so definitely make reservations or try to go during the week. I don't think I would go back. Just too much noise and people everywhere! Also there's only one bathroom for each gender, so you might get stuck waiting in line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, quality food
    KEG1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was very good. I even ended up not liking my dish and they were more than happy to bring me another. I hate asking for that but the server was really cool about it and even felt bad because she had influenced my first order. Satisfied with great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful as always!
    emlake
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My friends and I hadn't seen each other in a while, so when we thought of a great place with great food and service, we immediately thought of Great Maple. Leslie, our server, was fantastic with her suggestions. We come often as this is the 1 place in town where we know we can't miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy
    Louisa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've eaten at Great Maple about 6 times. I've always liked it, but this time the service was incredibly slow, despite the fact hat we arrived before the dinner crowd. And one of the wines listed on the wine list was not available! But I'll go back anyway.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go-to eatery
    Megdenver
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We looked for a brunch place new Hillcrest and ended up coming to the Great Maple everyday after we discovered it until we had to head back to Denver. We fell in love with the food - the Lolliwaffle, the French toast log, and the BLT sandwich. The service was not only impeccable but the kind of homey niceness that makes you want to return over and over. Goodbye Snooze!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I'd heard about Great Maple from from friends for a while prior to trying it. I've been there a half dozen times now. My first time there, it earned the ranking of my favorite brunch spot and each time I'm there it gets even better. Fantastic food, great drinks, friendly attentive service and the most amazing maple bacon donuts for an appetizer. It's a must-try if you haven't been there yet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    findmeyum
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place exceeded my expectations. Had a deconstructed popover that was divine - yum. Had a drink that didn't quite go with my breakfast so they replaced it immediately no questions asked. Brought citronella candles to keep away the flies, checked on us often but didn't rush us. Great decor, great music. The only thing that wasn't a 5 star experience was having to wait in line for the single stall bathroom. Luckily the other ladies in line were super nice and we chatted it up the whole time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious neighborhood gem
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great Maple is inventive, creative and delicious! Parmesan crusted popovers are not to be missed! Everything is artisanal, super fresh and we all loved it. Best steak tartare I've ever had!! On a side note, they have a parking lot!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot donuts
    David
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Started dinner with one of their many great cocktails. Next was a Caesar salad which was better than most, but not the best, then moved onto the seared scallops which were perfection. The maple bacon donuts lived up to the hype, a stack of three freshly made donuts drenched in hot maple frosting with bits of thick bacon. One was more than enough per person, but the others traveled well. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    Ice75
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The overall experience was very good. However, the service was slow and our water was never refilled. The taste of it, also, was indicating that it was coming directly out if the tap. Lastly, the bar should not be cleaned and reorganized at the end of the Brunch shift. Food was really good and we are looking forward to go again for dinner! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    DandyandyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The noise level was excruciatingly loud making a conversation impossible. The room was so criwded diners at tables in the room were constantly being jostled by the servers dashing by, adding to the atmosphere for a circus. While my pole ta with chorizo appetizer was beyond spectacular, my main course, mussels, came out as steak tartare! So my dinner partner and I ate I shifts. When the mussels came out 10 minutes later, there were fully 10 unopened mussels, approximately 1/3 of the order. The frittes were so heavily salted they made MacDonald's fries seem bland. The waitress did, on her own, reduce my dish by 50% on the check, but by that point we couldn't wait to escape the din into the cool and QUIET air.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Filling and Delicious!
    CaitieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Aside from the extra 30 minute wait we had despite making a reservation (and then sitting our party at two round tables pushed together) the food here was really good. Lots of interesting (but large and filling!) dishes to choose from. Next time I come I would probably split a dish with someone and maybe try more appetizers. There was a little damper on the experience from the beginning, though, because we weren't seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time and we had to wait and watch a table linger after they had already paid their bill. I understand you can't force a table out of the restaurant, but maybe next time save a little more space in between reservations so you don't have a large party waiting around getting hungrier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed but good
    SFFOODIE
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When you make enough room for an informative review, I will write one.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    MarcnVal
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was perfect! Food, service is awesome! Will definetely come back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food @ Great Maple
    JerryO
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Wonderful addition to San Diego dining. New twists on old favorites and interesting new additions. Love the vibe!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend brunch gem!
    Agnieszka
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Boy am I glad that we made a reservation. If we hadn't the wait was over 1 1/2 hours. If we had to wait that long, I think we wouldn't have been able to enjoy our brunch. Luckily we were able to eat right away. There was a great selection of food choices on the menu. It gave us all something different to eat. I wish they had bottomless mimosa's. One major negative is there's only one women's restroom and one men's so you might be in line in the hallway waiting. The restroom is really large so they could make two stalls if possible. Our server was attentive, polite, and spot on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch is super cracking. Total 180 for dinner service. Bacon maple donuts should be on everyone's want list. Also feel like their breakfast dishes are better than their dinner dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Doesnt get much better
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I love this place. All the servers are genuinely nice people and the food is great. We took guests from out of town here and they loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always impressed
    cozeck
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Each time I walk Into the Great Maple I know I'm in for a spectacular meal. This is comfort food with the volume turned up. For instance their "Panchetta Parmesan Polenta" is comfort food at it's best. They have a unique menu that will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maple bacon donut.. WHAT?!?
    Maserati92101VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and service were worth the small wait. We were going to pass on the donut but decided to try it. It was fantastic! A must experience! The scramble was also very good. Now I get why this place is popular!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it.
    Paclo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Amazing food! My favorites: the doughnuts and the scarmble melts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at The Great Maple
    Garcias
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Ambiance and food were outstanding. Service was pretty slow and the atmosphere was pretty loud, we pretty much had to yell across the table at each other. (But then again, it was Sunday during brunch so it was packed)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Disappointing experience. While the food was good (especially the maple bacon donuts), the service was very slow and we rarely saw our waiter. We also had a reservation, but still had to wait 15 minutes and did not get a table outside as requested. Instead we go a tiny table behind the hostess stand. The quality of the food does not make up for the lack of service , probably won’t be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    SPRWMNINTRNG
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Try to make reservations otherwise you could be waiting in line for awhile. Good service and food - our party shared chilaquiles, pb silver dollar pancakes, maple bacon donuts, brisket popover, beignets and a flatbread. A good sampling of everything but I think next time I'll try something on my own to enjoy the full plate - I just had bits and pieces of everything so I really couldn't devour any one thing. Overall, pretty good. It was warm in there too - we were all glistening - lol - but I'm sure it's not a problem in the cooler seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal at Great Maple
    AllyinSDVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We recently celebrated a birthday at dinner at Great Maple. Great food as usual, and our server was wonderful. Really funny and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Would not hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    GreenEyedGirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is one that I plan to visit again and again. Wow! My family and I were here for a celebration and found the menu and service to be amazing! We only wish there were more seating and a way for better acoustics to reduce the noise level... it was too loud the entire time. As well, there is very limited parking. Otherwise, what a great neighborhood place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch with Friends & Kids
    Gillian
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I have been here many times, and invited our friends and 2 kids (6 mos. and 3 yrs.) to join us for brunch last Saturday. Great Maple was very accommodating and we had a great corner table outside with plenty of room for the stroller. Crayons and a paper menu for the little one to stay entertained. Delicious food. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating of our somewhat slow-to-get-it-all-together party (hard to do with 2 kids and parents eating in shifts while trying to keep a baby from meltdown status!). We had a great time and all thoroughly enjoyed our meal selections. We'll always come back here... every meal has been phenomenal. Thanks again Great Maple!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Breakfast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's true! Maple bacon donuts are amazing! I admit, I was reluctant, but thus was my second visit and I'll be back. The scrambles are innovative and oh so tasty. This place is hopping, so we were grateful to have reservations. Even though they are incredibly busy, the service both times was warm and friendly. And we never felt rushed. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food not the best service
    Goodfoodbadservice
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I only give this place 4 stars mainly because our server wasn't a great server at all. She seemed awkward unfriendly and unwilling to help us out. I never usually write reviews, but once we left our servers attitude left an impression on us and felt like I needed to. Other than that the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Andres
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I'm a frequent visitor to this restaurant and it never disappoints. You can always count on good food, great service, and a reasonable price!
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate