Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse
Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse

Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hamiltonandward.com/
  • Phone: 9733458444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday through Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Latin / Spanish
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private parties or in-house dinner parties for up to 1000 guests. Please Inquire with a Manager.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it’s a business lunch, a romantic rendezvous, or a boisterous family dinner, Hamilton & Ward Steak House is sure to please. The chic, multi-leveled space with its private dining rooms that can accommodate from 10-1000 guests is the perfect location for all your special occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Sergio Rojas 973-345-8444x
  • Entertainment: Salsa Night Every Friday with Special Cocktails & Appetizers in the Bar Lounge!
  • Special Events: Weddings, Corporate Dinners, Power Lunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hamilton & Ward Streets
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Immediate Access for Route 80 Exit (57B)

    Complimentary Valet Parking for Dinner every evening available after 5 o'clock.
A word from Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse

Rated the Award of Excellence from ZAGAT! 4 STARS from the NY Daily News! 4 STARS from the Wall Street Journal!

Newly introduced American Latin fusion menu will have you savoring every bite.
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Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating2.5
  • Food2.5
    Service2.5
  • Ambiance1.5
    Noise LevelModerate
0% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • steakloverVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were the only ones in the restaurant on a Saturday night at 8 pm!
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  • Here's my beef...
    Pastrycheflady
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our group went there for prime rib. It tasted and looked as if they had made a large vat of gravy, sliced the raw meat and dumped it into the vat to cook. There was no taste of roasted meat. Big bar scene upstairs with flashing lights, but downstairs it was quiet and empty. Good mussel appetizer, but if you want roast beef, prime or otherwise, this is not the place. Sorry.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Awesome!
    anniversary
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is our third year in a row attending for the Mother's Day Brunch. My family and I are never disappointed. The service is excellent. We are treated like VIPs. We will be returning soon...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No more Hamilton and Ward for me!
    Skipthisjoint
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It is clear that this restaurant is under new management. We came here 4 years ago for brunch. It was live music, carving, omelette and wonderful dessert stations. Service was amazing. No more. The food was less than mediocre at best; reheated and luke warm, as was the coffee and tea. It was like having lunch at a school or factory. Terrible. We needn't have made a reservation, because there was hardly anyone in there and not a waiter to be found. Four years ago, they took your name at the door, guided you to a seat and pulled out the chair for you. This time, there was no one to greet us. When we did find someone he raised his arm in a sweeping motion and told us to sit where we liked. worst Mothers Day brunch ever a I'll NEVER go back.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Overlooked Treasure
    Grace
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The decor was classic and sophisticated; the service was attentive and detailed; and most importantly: the food was spectacular. The ribeyes we ordered were cooked exactly to specification and tasted amazing. We were there on a Friday night, and it was very quiet. We hope more people chose to stop in as the food is definitely worth the cost and time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newly revised menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Hamilton & Ward is augmenting its steakhouse stalwarts with Latino flavored choices. Too soon to tell if its a solid move.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks cooked to perfection,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Steaks cooked to perfection, (kudos to grill master). All sides perfectly complemented the meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food, spectacular
    Mimi
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Loved the food, spectacular steak and great service! From valet, to the waiter I was left speechless. You pay for what you receive so the price is a little up there, but overall I would reccommend and be returning myself.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Support this place!!!
    Marc
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Loved the good service quality and pricing. Rivals any and all NYC steak house with better pricing and less travel. Have the bone in rib eye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent and
    Leeselson
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    The food was excellent and the service superb. The wait staff was most accomadating.
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    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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  • Dinner Room: Quality service,
    teodoro
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Dinner Room: Quality service, attentive and detailed oriented. Food is over priced, dry and taste is not impressive. Not the place for good steak, menu is Spanish food oriented. Most of the items listed on the menu aren't available, just it he bar.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • Wish it was better!
    KPM14VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    After much looking, five guy friends and I chose Hamilton and Ward Steakhouse due to the excellent looking website. There were five people at the bar and we were not greeted for a while which was odd. After we were finally met, we were brought downstairs to an empty dining room. VERY beautiful room, but EMPTY. Not a soul at 7pm on a Saturday night. There was no drink menu but rolls were piping hot, hinting at an excellent meal to come. However, the steaks were just ok. 6-7 on a 1-10 scale. My first NY strip looked rare, when I ordered it med, but was almost freeze dried. It came back almost rare and then came back delicious. They gave us a round of drinks on the house which was a nice gesture but steaks lacked too much to make up for it.
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  • Spectatular skirt steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I eat lunch here every month or two. The quality of the skirt steak is unmatched. I love the flavor of the marinade and you can tell this is prime beef, not a cheap cut of meat. And for only $16 at lunch including potato and veggie, the price is right. I also highly recommend the onion soup.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Couldn't ask for More!!
    MrRossi
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    We came back after 2 yrs. My wife and I decided to dine at the lounge since she loved the background music. We had the crabcakes and the shrimp arrabiata for an appetizer. They were just as good as we remembered them. The maitre d’ was very helpful in choosing a red wine and suggested the Ribeye steak as one of our entrees. My ribeye and my wife's surf & turf were perfectly cooked. Our server even asked to cut into them to make sure they were properly done (which many steakhouses don’t do anymore). We learned they changed management since our last visit and overall the experience surpassed good memories from last visit. When leaving and to our surprise the car was already in the front and the valet waiting for us. Very attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and Last
    beenaround
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I heard steaks were good, found out when we got there due to holiday were only serving brunch; been to many brunch serving places and this one leaves a lot to be desired. The service was absent, we were seated our drink order was taken and that was time I saw service until I walked around asking for my check; and the place was not even full.
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    hot spot
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  • I Went there for a client
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    I Went there for a client lunch. I has advised them when we walked in that we only had about 1 hour. They absolutely exceeded my expectations. The food was great, service was prompt and the cost was very reasonable. I was pleased with the overall experience and now will come back for dinner. If you are thinking of giving this place a try just make the reservation.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Maybe Next Time
    NorthJerzeyReviewer
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    I've been here before and had a great time. Unfortunately, they changed managers and the chef. They were known for their Ribeye ("the Flinstone") and thick cuts. Unfortunately no "Flinstone" cuts for us...the chef pulled it form the menu and no seafood tower either. One (1) waiter on a thursday night and a helper.....huh. There were 2 tables of 4-6 and one couple so you could say it was a slow night. The food was still good but when you have prices in the $$$$.....SERVICE is what we want. I must give credit to the helper for making us stuffed olives for our martinis. Oh...the sweet thing was they timed the valet service perfect...as soon as I walked out my vehicle pulled up....but maybe because there were not too many vehicles.
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  • The food was awesome. My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    The food was awesome. My colleague had the oysters appetizer and I had the crab cakes, both excellent. Then we split the Porterhouse for 2, outstanding, cooked perfectly. Our main waiter, Luis, was helpful all through the lunch with the wines and Carmine was also an excellent waiter. Both guys knew what they were talking about and were fun. We were there for lunch 12/19/2012.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • True Gem in an Often Forgotten Town
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Excellent steakhouse in the middle of Paterson. The area surrounding the restaurant has been built up a bit so don't worry about your safety while driving around the area (this was a concern for some members of the party). Parking is a non-issue because they offer free valet. I have eaten at many top shelf steak joints around the country and the filet mignon/sides at H&W matched them in quality and preparation. I wasn't alone in my positive opinion of the experience -- the six other people at my table were also very happy and expressed a desire to return. The restaurant was also able to accomodate my two-year-old niece with a smile! Get out of your comfort zone, head to the Silk City, and you will leave full and happy!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Food/staff/ambience -- all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Food/staff/ambience -- all excellent and first rate. We ate like princes and princesses! Totally recommend
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  • This is a really nice restaurant.
    LetseatVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    This is a really nice restaurant. It is a shame that on a Saturday night there were so few people there. They have a beautiful bar area large with nice seating and no one was in the bar. its a little pricey but most good steakhouses are expensive. We had a great evening with friends and the food was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • HORRIBLE Our first clue
    JT00VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    HORRIBLE Our first clue should have been that the restaurant was TOTALLY empty when we arrived for our 7pm Sunday evening reservation. Our steaks were fatty with gristle -- and not the NY Strip cut that was ordered. And my wife's ravioli came out 5 mins after the rest of us got our steaks (what first year line cook can't time ravioli and steaks to come out at the same time -- especially if the dining room was otherwise empty). So I was really looking forward to the chocolate mousse on the menu (even listed as one of the specials) for dessert. They were out (huh? that means they never made any -- there was no one else in the restaurant). So I went with the flow, and ordered vanilla ice cream. They ran out of vanilla ice cream!
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  • A gem in Paterson NJ!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    It's like a little piece of manhattan in Paterson NJ. I was born and raised in Paterson and now that i live out of the city it's great to see something good coming out of there! Great food and service. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • If you didn't know you were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    If you didn't know you were in Paterson,NJ you would think you were in a private dining club in NYC. An excellent but pricey wine list. It is touted as a steak house and should be viewed as such...sides a la carte etc. Decor is well done with nice wood and lighting. A real plus was the staff who were friendly and knew their way around the menu. Sergio, the maitre d' and sommelier was knowledgeable and friendly. If you are within hailing distance it's worth the detour.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Not a good brunch spot. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Not a good brunch spot. Very limited selection of food. Brunch buffet was not even completely set-up when we arrived. We had to wait for the omelet man. Very attentive wait staff.
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    special occasion
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  • Overall, the price was definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Overall, the price was definitely right for the brunch. The ambiance is great, and you are not cramped. However, the food was just "good"; fine for the price in such an establishment. Wait staff was relatively attentive, albeit young and appearing to be in training. As this was my first time for brunch, having the wait staff direct us to the food without having to ask would have been helpful. When I asked for fresh pepper, I received salt and pepper shakers, not a pepper mill. Although it was fairly early in the brunch timeperiod, when I asked for plain cheesecake, I was told there was only what was out. A definite plus, however, was when I asked to see the private dining area. The maitre d' was very ambiable in showing it to us.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • We had been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    We had been to this restaurant a few times in the past and loved it! This time we were not as pleased. Although the food was still excellent the service was just fair.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • It was ok, not fabulous, surprising
    accountant7
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    It was ok, not fabulous, surprising that on a Saturday night, the restaurant was virtually empty.
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  • This was my fourth time at
    njdevil1VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    This was my fourth time at H and W. I think it has been getting better and better. Lunch was outstanding. Great value. My party had the chopped steak platter and the crabcake sandwich. Both said they were excellent. I had the sesame crusted tuna from the dinner menu which was outstanding. H and W is not what you would expect to find in Paterson and if you can get over the incorrect stigma of going to Paterson, it is worth the trip. Parking for lunch is in the garage at the Center City Mall which is well lit, busy, and secure. At night there is valet parking. Worth the trip.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We had been here last year
    Skipthisjoint
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We had been here last year for Mothers day and it was great. So I wanted to go again. We expected the same kind of spread. Last year there was loads of food, plenty of choices and fantastic deserts. This year, it didnt feel like a special day at all. It was overpriced for what they were offering. The food was mediocre and the choices were pretty lame. There were only cookies for deserts. Last year, there were several carving stations, lots of breakfast foods, and plenty of choices for lunch. They had a whole table of deserts. Coffee cake, red velvet cake, coconut cake, pastries and cookies. I was very disappointed...especially hearing from other mothers who had gone to other places with lots more food for a lesser price.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Upon arrival at the valet
    Stenchever
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Upon arrival at the valet station on a Friday night at 7:00, no valet was to be seen at all.We entered a very nice interior of a restaurant that was nearly completly empty. When led to our table, we were to be only the second group of diners in this wide expance of a place. The on-line menu, I quickly found out, was outdated. Very few of the appealing items we went there for were now unavailable. All four of us chose to order two appetizers rather than dinner. I do not know how this establishment has remained in business. If it's a quiet mediocre very expensive dinner you desire, I still would not reccomend it!
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  • This restaurant was disappointing.
    Babs
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    This restaurant was disappointing. We had been there previously and enjoyed it. This was our second time there and the last. Meal quality has gone downhill and so has the service. H & W is way over priced for the quality of food and service. Clearly something is wrong because it was a Saturday night and the place was empty.
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    notable wine list
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  • Consistently good, but not
    KCAC
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Consistently good, but not great. The chef was happy to accommodate an off menu request for horseradish sauce and the Silk City Ribeye was one temp undercooked, but well seasoned. Some half bottle selections would be a nice addition to the wine list.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
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  • Awesome place but it needs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Awesome place but it needs to attract more business.
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    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good food and wine. Late dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Good food and wine. Late dinner but perfect abmbiance for the occassion
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  • Unfortunately there was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Unfortunately there was a little.confusion with our food and waiter, but overall a good experience.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good Meal at a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Was here for the first time and was satisfied with my meal. Wasn't the best steakhouse I've been to, but served its purpose. The place is huge and has additional rooms that would be perfect for a private party, even a wedding ballroom. Go upstairs and have a smoke in their cigar room. They have free valet every day. The food was good, but the amenities were out of this world. You would never expect this place. Service was extremely friendly and attentive. They were out of stock on the wine I ordered and upgraded me to a better wine for free. Will most likely return, particularly to take advantage of the wine cellar room. If you go there, ask to see that room, they will happily show you. Try this place, it's worth it
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • I want this to be good - I
    ZIODINOVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    I want this to be good - I want this to be good. It is a much needed steak house in Paterson that doesn't wow you with the food and has uneven, but earnest service. We seem to get a mix of a real pro coupled with some people who perpetually appear to be in training. It offers steakhouse fare that is well prepared but doesn't knock your socks off.
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    notable wine list
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  • The atmosphere inside is nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    The atmosphere inside is nice. The waiter didn't offer the early bird menu and when we asked it took him 20 minutes to get back to us. Ironically we wanted to see it but we weren't ordering from it. Brought our own wine charged 25 to corking fee. We stated we would order wine from them but he said no problem. Food was fair not great. Overall, not a great experience
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  • Over all I would rate it a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/11/2012
    Over all I would rate it a 7 out of 10. The food and the presentation is above average. Avoid the Sweet Potatoe Cheescake unless you really love the overpowreing taste of cinnamon. It was definitely on the pricey side, perhaps even a little bit overpriced. Do not go if you are on a tight budget. The staff is very attentive without being intrusive. Avoid corner booth where the servers have to reach across the table to pour. The lighting lends itself to a nice quiet dinner, The only thing that would be better is add a little bit of soothing dinner music. They have a few private rooms and if the doors to the rooms are left open the noise can be very annoying
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate