Grille 39
Grille 39

Grille 39

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/indbr-renaissance-indianapolis-north-hotel/grille-39/158219/home-page.mi
  • Phone: (317) 814-2550
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Phil Kromer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Grille 39 offers a luxurious Private Dining Room that seats 10 guests as well as a semi-private dining room that seats 25 guests. Reservations for the Semi-Private or Private Dining room can be made through our Restaurant Office. We also offer over 14,500 square feet of meeting space for Social/Catering as well as Business functions that can be booked through our Sales & Catering Office.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeremie Smith 3178142527x
  • Special Events: Grille 39 is introducing our Simply Fresh Buffet. A healthy and fresh alternative to the standard hotel buffet. Highlighting Chef Phil’s signature soups and Market style displays of salads and sandwiches, the Simply Fresh Buffet will feature knife and fork style sandwiches such as, Hot Italian Panini’s, Turkey BLT wraps and many other regional favorites in addition to a daily rotation of soups, and salads. So if your in a hurry to have a quick lunch and you don't want to sacrifice on quality you now have a place to dine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania & Meridian
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Our guests enjoy complimentary parking at Grille 39 Restaurant.
A word from Grille 39
Hotel dining has been taken to entirely new heights at Grille 39 Restaurant at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel. A 2008 recipient of Marriott International"s Food and Beverage Excellence Award, Chef Dallas Montgomery brings local cuisine to life with his own interpretation of American favorites. Here, whether relaxing in comfort by the fireplace or socializing with friends at a table, Grille 39 provides an elegant, unique, sophisticated yet casual atmosphere that inspires you to linger...
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Grille 39 reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (5)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Food is exceptional
    irie1029
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had Saturday night dinner & Sunday breakfast here. Food is exceptional as I've written in other reviews. But service is always sub-par. The restaurant was not crowded and there were other wait staff so we did not find a reason for the slow service. Table next to us had great service. The waiter would just disappear for extended periods. We were left with empty glasses twice and would have stayed at table to enjoy an after dinner beverage. Instead we moved to the bar which was not our preferred location. During dinner my husband went up to the bar to order our wine and mentioned the poor service. The manager did come by to inquire and service improved but was at the end of our meal. Anyway, definitely go for the food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for a family occasion
    HappyDad
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a 530 reservation on a Sunday after a family event. The event however was over much sooner than anticipated and we arrived at Grille 39 just after 430. Knowing they didn't open until 5 we were happy to wait and watch TV in the beautiful lobby of the Renaissance. But, a Marriott desk person asked if she could help, went and told the staff we had arrived, and in about 10 minutes they were welcoming us to our seats. I have sons 10, 13, and 14. They had salads and my oldest had lobster spaghetti. The younger two had duck and the truffle mac and cheese. They all found their food excellent. My wife had the scallops which were amazing. I had sea bass which was perfectly cooked and seasoned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not just a great hotel restaurant
    BergerVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Grille 39 isn't just a great "hotel restaurant" it's a great restaurant. I'm wow'ed by the food every time I dine here for dinner. We had a large group and I can highly recommend the steaks, scallops and lobster spaghetti. Their salmon BLT is no longer on the menu - but ask if they'll make it for you - it's the best sandwich I've had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    irie1029
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had dinner & breakfast - food is delicious! The crab cake is the size of a softball with jumbo lumps of crab - definitely shareable. The scallops were so sweet & perfectly cooked and we splurged on the Apple Pecan crisp for dessert. All the food items were delicious. Only complaint was bar service. Bartender was VERY slow with cocktails and didn't seem to know what she was doing. Our waiter had to make our cocktails after a long wait. We sat with without cocktails/wine twice and that's something we don't enjoy during dinner. Our family joined us for breakfast the next day. Breakfast buffet was great - plenty of options and staff was always checking to make sure everything was replenished and clean.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    BridetoBe
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came here for dinner on Saturday, August 23 to celebrate a birthday as well as try out the food one more time before we hold my wedding reception in the Renaissance ballroom in a month. There was a very large event going on that night in the ballroom and we arrived in the middle of the cocktail hour. It was a lot louder than I'm sure it normally is, but we had a baby with us and she slept through the whole dinner so it couldn't have been too bad. The staff was understandably very busy, but the whole team worked together to make sure we had a good experience. They even found time to make me a few drinks to try out for the signature cocktail at my reception! The food was wonderful, everyone was very pleased with their choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The place was empty at 730pm on a Sunday night. Other than two people at the bar we were the only diners. Our waitress was nice it she was working the bar too. The food was ok but not worth the price in my opinion though.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our food was well prepared and nicely presented. The wines by the glass selections are very complimentary to the menu choices. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LakerAce33
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Celebrating my wife's birthday and was not disappointed. The staff was amazing and the food was great. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 98 reviews are from the Grille 39 reviews archive.
  • REJHIN
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Like the new menu! Still the best crabcake in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellence in quality of food, service and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kimdelongVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellent lunch with clients! Ambiance was wonderful for entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kimdelongVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Grille39 has a great lunch buffet and wonderful ambiance for groups up to 30 people with their private dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • return visit
    cindianaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    menu has changed since last visit, downsized - food was good, not outstanding but better than normal hotel fare - service was slow but we weren't in a hurry - a place where you can actually hear each other :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day
    LK502
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is are 3rd Mother's Day brunch here. The food was excellent, staff were very friendly, and service was good. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food is always good. Restaurant has a romantic feel, but little kids on both sides of us at other tables reduced the romance and increased the noise level significantly. The restaurant was not crowded so seating groups with children in another section would have been nice. Also, we had to ask for bread half way through the meal. We enjoy this restaurant, but come to really get away from the daily grind and appreciate the times we go when it is truly quiet as the atmosphere suggests.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Grille 39 is always an impressive restaurant with its superb menu selections and outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    blansetteVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Appetizers were very good! Service was poor. Bar was out if two items on their menu. Maybe return for apps only.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never reserve a brunch near its end
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We booked a table on Open Table for 45 minutes prior to the end of the Easter Brunch. We had tried to book directly with the restaurant but they told us that they were sold out. We got to our table 45 minutes before the end of brunch and quickly realized our mistake when we saw this huge fresh cold seafood table with a very nice ice carving, but with no shrimp, no crab legs, no nothing left on it! Service was spotty at best and we had to get silverware from another table when our server did not appear for 10 minutes. When we went to the dessert "mountain" the only thing mountainous about it was the fact that we had to climb up on a platform to get Bananas Foster and the cake pops were gone and not replenished. Never again!
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  • Disappointed
    Torian0319VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I took a friend of mine to this restaurant for her Brithday and the food was terrible. I had the seasame pepper crusted sea bass, with the crab bisque and my friend had the chicken. They sat the sea baas on top of the sauce, which is a mistake because the sea bass needed the sauce for additional moisture. The bread was not good, but the cocktails were ok. We will not dine there again....too many superb restaurants in the suburbs of Indy to dine at thsi joint.
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  • Great food - the sea bass
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great food - the sea bass was wonderful, thick, moist and well presented. The wasabi pea encrusted tuna was seared, served as five generous strips of tuna loin in a towerly fashion. We will continue to dine here and highly recommend the restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not meet expectations
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had high hopes for Grille 39. It came highly recommended. There was a wedding in the lobby of the hotel, which made the our dinner quite loud. The Diet Coke was flat, which was remedied quickly by giving us it out of a can. The ahi tuna appetizer was excellent. Sadly, the rest of the food was average. The soups, tortilla and veggie chili, had very little flavor. The salad was tasty, and the herb vinagarrette was good. The veggie Napoleon was more puff pastry than veggies and it had a very oily and burnt taste, and the sauce was a flavorless marinara. The stuffed pork chop clearly had very good meat; the stuffing was bitter and sour. Asparagus and purple potatoes were well seasoned and cooked. Grille 39 was not worth the $100 price tag.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had a business brunch at Grille 39 this weekend and it was wonderful! The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious and unique. Our out of town guests stayed at The Renaissance so Grille 39 was the most convenient choice for Sunday brunch. We were all very pleased with the unique brunch options, which went beyond the usual omelets, and toast. I think everyone in our party will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent breakfast buffet
    RickVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We enjoy breakfast buffets and this one is decent. Not great but decent. The bagels are stale and hard and no variety of flavors. Eggs are usually hard and crusty. Should be hot and fluffy. Would like to see more choices on the buffet for the price. Crisper bacon. Not greasy and soggy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere and Cuisine
    JenZen
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Loved this restaurant because it wasn't crowded (they accept reservations and we didn't have to wait with a pager for 1.5 hours for a table) and we were seated at a very nice table by the fireplace. The menu was limited, but good choices of steaks and seafood. All four in our party thoroughly enjoyed our meals (steaks, scallops, and salmon). The chopped salad was excellent -- very fresh ingredients. After we finished dinner we went to the bar area and watched the NCAA games on a large screen TV over drinks. Perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your normal hotel restaurant
    IlTeatroVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Open Table reviews guided us here and glad it did. The crowd was very light, service was great. Thanks Patrick and Josh. Food was good and imaginative. Even though reviews were good I was still not expecting food this good from a hotel restaurant. We started with Lobster quesadillas and blueberry sauced short rib as appetizer. Lobster texture was very good with great flavors, really liked the crispiness of the quesadilla. Short rib had great flavor and very tender. Duck entree was tender and cooked to perfection. Duck came with a truffle mac and cheese which was really good. Also had the scallops and those were done very well also. Wine list was respectable. We will definitely go back for a change from our normal restaurant routine.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kara is the BEST!
    Alicia
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Thanks to Kara for always being such an amazing host when we come to eat/stay at the Renaissance/Grille 39! We appreciate her hospitality and kindness! Everyone there is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completely forgot I was in a hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Both the seafood and the steaks were well prepared and matched with creative flavor combinations. I started with the crab chowder (highly recommended), and found myself eagerly awaiting the arrival of each plate thereafter. The ambiance was spot on as well. It was vibrant enough to feel I was in a place people wanted to be, but still easy to converse with my own party. I completely forgot I was in a hotel restaurant until I saw a place on the check for a "Room Number"! Turns out you don't have to venture all the way into the city to find a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peaceful Experience
    likegoodfood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant was nice and quiet. Very romantic setting with warm fireplace! The food was excellent. Do not pass on the crab cake. I enjoyed the Sea Bass and my wife had the Filet, both prepared perfectly. I never new this place existed but will return soon. The service was excellent and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The florescent lights in the
    WhyNameVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The florescent lights in the lobby flood into the restaurant making it seem like a four star meal served in a high school cafeteria. It is a shame. The quality is good, but they need a dimmer switch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Tiger150123
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Bart, our server was very attentive. Very quiet restaurant. I had the salmon, cooked perfectly. My wife had the filet, again cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    bigred317
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Grille 39 is in the Renaissance hotel in Carmel. Being a local, I never knew about this restaurant until I found it on 'OpenTable' as an available time for New Years Eve. The staff was great and the food was excellent. My date and I enjoyed the New Year's Eve dinner, a superb 4-course meal. Would recommend this to any local and/or hotel guest. Will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good, we were
    BillVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was good, we were very impressed when we got there. However it took 3 hours to get our food, we had several different people waiting on us. Our food was not right and when we asked for items they could never bring it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year's Eve
    MaryMc
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Although the food was good, the service was extremely poor. Waited over 1/2 hour for bread when others that arrived after were served. When asked if we could have bread, the waiter indicated that they had not planned on having so many people. He would have to see if he could find some. In general, the wait was long for food to arrive at the table. Unfortunately this is not the first time, I have experienced poor service at this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Christmas Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The atmosphere was very nice. Decorated very well. Personal service was outstanding with many staff stopping by and asking if everything was okay. Very easy to get to and should be better know as being a regular place to visit.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    Indygirl
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Because this restaurant is tucked away inside a hotel I think it may be overlooked by locals, but we have enjoyed it. The scallops I had were perfectly prepared and remained hot throughout the meal. My husband had the duck from local Maple Leaf Farms and said it was delicious. We lingered a little longer than we intended and when I told our server we had an 8:00 show at the Palladium, he rushed the check right over and expedited packing our leftovers. Overall a good experience and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good not great
    jojo
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Very expensive, not much to choose from, our table was neglected, turkey was good salad not much variety, just lettuce. All in all, for a buffet it was just ok.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Hidden Gem
    tkbindplsVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Grille 39 always wows us with superb food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellence
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    food is always excellent service depends on who the server is some are good and some are not so good I don't like to be rushed when I'm ordering, don't assume I am done until I say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic night out
    irie1029
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We had a great experience. The decor was beautiful and we were seated in front of the fireplace. The food was excellent! The crab & corn chowder was flavorful and had chunks of fresh crab. The crabcake was superb - large chunks of crab with very little filling if there was any at all - seemed to be held together with a light, crunchy coating - it was the size of a softball - truly superb! For entrees we had the scallops & sea bass, both excellent. The servers were friendly and on spot. We were informed that a large party was being served and there would be more than 1 server taking care of us to ensure we had everything we needed. We did not experience any slow service or interruption - we were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be very good
    Localeater
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Have been to this restaurant many times. Great food and service in the past. There has been a big change! Different menu, staff has changed, food very poor and service to match. Won't be back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic