Hawksworth Restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant

Hawksworth Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (604) 673-7000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM;
    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM:
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Hawksworth
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From cocktail receptions to illustrious galas, Hawksworth’s mandate is to deliver the absolute best contemporary Canadian cuisine, simply anywhere.
    The expert team at Hawksworth will plan and execute your event with style and ease, allowing you to effortlessly enjoy the culinary experience delivered in your space.
    Allow us to create a menu just for you, completely customized, and never repeated.

    For more information, contact
    Tara Newman
    604.605.3325 Ex. 1
    tn@hawksworthrestaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howe Street
  • Public Transit: Bus Stops are located on Howe Street and on Georgia. We are also located one block west of the City Centre Canada line station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Restaurant Valet available for dinner services only. Daytime valet to commence upon opening of the Hotel. Limited space. There are also public lots located on Howe Street at Pacific Center and on Hornby Street.
A word from Hawksworth Restaurant
The personal dream of one of Canada's foremost masters of cuisine, Hawksworth Restaurant, located at the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in the heart of downtown Vancouver fuses together a celebrated past with a radiant future. Celebrating contemporary Canadian Cuisine, the goal is to set forth a culinary legacy rooted in regional produce while embracing the culture and diversity of the city.
Open for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and dinner, the approachable menus reflect seasonality and spontaneity while demonstrating the highly skilled technique and relentless drive for perfection that has become Hawksworth's trademark.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
Hawksworth Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)fit for foodies (159)romantic (104)notable wine list (101)hot spot (67)great for lunch (46)good for groups (30)vibrant bar scene (30)great for brunch (26)neighborhood gem (19)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great food, service a little off
    GolferGirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been here before and the food was outstanding as usual. Although our appetizer came promptly, there was a bit of a lag before our lunch was served. It wasn't a big deal because the meal was fantastic - just something to keep in mind for business people with a bit of a time crunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    pete007
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food and service are excellent. There are no restaurants like this in San Antonio. I hope to return to Vancouver next year and I will most certainly spend an evening at Hackworth!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast
    Quilter
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Service was slow. When our breakfast arrived, I found the eggs cooked just the way I asked for them, but I found the dish overly salty. The service was really the reason why I didn't enjoy my meal, however. We had brought some work material with us and it was obvious we were there to talk business, but it took such an unreasonably long time for them to clear our dishes away when we were done. I had trouble even flagging the waitress down to request that the dishes be taken away. I had always heard good things about this restaurant, but maybe not for breakfast???
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again - simpy outstanding!
    BeeGee
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was thrilled to be back in Vancouver again so I could come to this restaurant. I even forget to notice the noise once the food arrives. This time I had an artichoke soup that was simply the best thing I have ever tasted. The veal main course was almost as good. The restaurant just never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Forth visit
    BPnelson
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I love this restaurant! I have been four times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal and wine
    Monn
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    One of the better meals we've had in a long time. Great, fresh food with extensive wine list and waiter was knowledgable in wine selection. loved every course. highly recommend for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ariesdog58
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Beautiful food, innovative menu, delicious taste, excellent service. Absolutely nothing left on our plates. Waiter was very welcoming and interested in us. We felt blessed to have the opportunity to dine there. Macleans Magazine rated it number one in the country in 2012 and it seemed well deserved to us in 2014.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When is good food too good?
    Roylovesfood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hawksworth tries to make every aspect of every item on the plate special. They overdo it. The flavour of the foie gras was almost lost under layers of aspic and decoration. The halibut was overcooked and served with a tasteless black olive crust (which was not a crust but more resembling paste). Overall it's a nice place for a quiet drink and first class service but the food needs less work to allow the flavours of the dish to shine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family reunion in Vancouver!
    Celeste
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Both my sons live overseas while I still live in Australia, so as one of the guys, who lives in Whistler, was celebrating a special birthday myself and my Paris based son flew into Vancouver for a long awaited family reunion. I really wanted to find a restaurant that ticked all our boxes, not too fancy but classy and elegant with great creative cuisine and exciting wines. Hawksworth was perfect! I was thrilled to have found it googling with the prompt ' best restaurants in Vancouver' ! The evening was as special and memorable as I could have hoped!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • drizzle drizzle
    bobb
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I was impressed with some dishes and the service. Not impressed with the noise and the usual neglegt of vegetables. 3 stripped beans, a slice of banana and a few roasted eggplant strips don't work for me. A real good chef wants to serve season vegs from a good farm and will be frugal with the use of salt. Why all the drizzle in all colours on every single plate?? In the end one gets a good piece of fish and the rest is nonsense.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of best meals of my life !
    AMac
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We decided on the tasting menu for a group of 4. I don't think I have ever appreciated wine pairings as much as tonight. The dishes were exceptional on their own but the flavours were intensified immensely with the pairings. Wonderful choices, and each course was exceptional. Starting with the Beef carppacio in truffle oil and truffles.... the first course and possibly the most memorable. This is a must try for any foodie that can appreciate a wide array of foods. Thanks for the great experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blonde Fox
    BlondFox
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Limited overpriced menu.This restaurant is living on it's reputation. We visited several other restaurants in Vancouver that were more reasonably priced with better food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for a special occasion
    Tigger21
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Each course on the tasting menu was perfect with imaginative textures and flavours and impeccable presentation. Staff were attentive and informative.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LamFamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Having dined here for dinner we were expecting the same high standard for brunch. We were very disappointed! Food was unimaginative, my sablefish frittata was dry and chewy and our other meals were lukewarm. We waited more that 45minutes for it to arrive. Will not be going back for brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadly disappointed!
    foodchix
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were anticipating brunch at one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Vancouver. The decor was very upscale,modern and refined, but our dining experience was not a match. Service was slow (which can be alright if the food is good), but the food, when it came, was terrible!! In our $26 halibut pasta dish, there were 2 shrimp, some pea sized pieces of over cooked halibut, undercooked (dried?) pasta that was stuck together and a sauce that can only be described as horrible. Too intense, too salty... Whatever it was, it was certainly botched. This must certainly be a mistake! So we asked for them to redo the dish. Same thing! My husband didn't want to give it a third try, but I ordered steak instead. Better, but still not worth $24!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok Food, great Service!
    copernic22
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and the service is perfect, friendly and not pretentious at all. Our food was good and well executed but nothing new and adventurous there. It's honest cooking with great presentation. Most of our dish were very tasty but 2 of them were way too salty (salmon tartar and the diced tomatoes on the sliced bread served with the prosciutto). We loved our experience and would definitely go back but they'll have to step up their game and taste their food more before serving if they want to be at the top. When you charge that much for a meal everything has to be perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 134 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1046 reviews are from the Hawksworth Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Fabulous, once again
    ItsallaboutME
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our 3rd visit to Hawksworth. The waitress and sommelier were both quite engaging as well as helpful. The menu is manageable, with choices that would suit any palate. (Okay, I did not look for vegetarian selections.) The wine list is intimidating in its scope and pricing. An excellent BC wine like the Orofino Beleza, which normally costs $34, will set you back $92 here. And you can spend $4K+ on some aged Bordeaux. Crazy! But there's no arguing about the quality of the food, service, presentation, and ambience. Try the Cassis Almond Tart for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unclepii
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a prety good brunch but frankly nothing out of the ordinary rhe food was goos period.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had the tasting menu and it was incredible. The service was exceptional as well. This restaurant lived up to the hype. So many great cocktails to choose from and very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Very high-end and special without being stuffy or pretentious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Favorite Late Breakfast Spot
    cabo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been a fan of David Hawksworth's cuisine and vision since he first returned to Vancouver and launched West on Granville St. Attention has been paid to every detail. I am a regular for mid-morning breakfast, as it is relatively quiet, easy to get a reservation. Without compromising taste, they are able to accommodate my dietary needs, dairy free- gluten free, Love the Arnold Bennett Omelet , big enough for two to share and a bowl of fresh berries, and an almond milk latte.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's not about the food.
    Fraser
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    For us, Europeans who eat out often and well, Hawksworth was a disappointment. From the moment we entered and had to place our jackets on the back our chairs I feared we could be in for a bumpy ride. No table cloths, ok, but the marble tables and other surfaces amplified the already extreme noise level. Paris bistro distances between tables doesn't help. Seems people are here to see and be seen, the food, though good, is an afterthought. The wait staff was good, but the table was not clean. When we said that we were fine with tap water, the waiter stated that the bottled water was on him. We were charged for three bottles. Ultimately the noise level ruined it for us - if your after a DINING experience, there are better options in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was simply excellent. Sablefish was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special experience
    basilr
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were pleased the restaurant allowed my wife and I to choose tasting menu and a la carte individually. Exceptional wine pairing. A dish was substituted when it did not meet expectations without question. Pleasant and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless perfection in all aspects
    Thegreedyaussie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Exceptional in everyway, from our arrival to our departure it was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Resteraunt I've Ever Been To.
    CFenton
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Ive been a cook for 7 years and have had the pleasure to enjoy and observe many different fine dining and boutique resteraunts. My first experience at Hawksworth was without a doubt, the best expirence ive ever had as a customer at a resteraunt.
    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, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great PLace to invite client
    ADMicro
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Hawksworth Restaurant give your client a sense of importance when you bring them there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    PaloAltoGem
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of the top 5 meals I have had...across 40 countries. Just a great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!
    pattyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were on vacation in Vancouver & had lunch reservations at this restaurant. Food was superb & the wait staff were very attentive We really enjoyed our lunch!! Would come back there in a heartbeat!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    princessppmVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My colleagues took me there for lunch ... we both had the halibut. It was so tasty, each mouthful generated a new flavour. We sat outside - it was noisy due to the lunch time traffic on W Georgia. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!!
    yummyyumyum
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    the food was incredible and our server did an amazing job of describing the complexity and artistry of each dish. my girlfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary and the ambience was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting Menu
    MainStreetDiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I've been to Hawksworth a few times and always a good to average meal. This time around we ordered from the tasting menu with wine pairing. This was easily the best meal I've ever had at any Vancouver restaurant. The food and wine pairings were perfectly matched enhancing the flavours of each. It's a pricey fare but worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I came for our 1st wedding anniversary. We've been a few times before, and once again, we were not disappointed. I had the pork belly to start. The meat was full of flavour and fell apart when cutting. For dinner, I had the elk strip loin. I really enjoyed the plating, which had a ton of green themed sides. The combination of flavours and visuals made for a really stunning dish. My wife had the prosciutto to start. The combination of the prosciutto, walnut, and cream was divine. And for dinner, she enjoyed the squab. The meat was very tender and moist. I highly recommend this dish. We finished off the night with the white chocolate. A nice, light finish to a great evening. The service, as always, was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exquisite cuisine
    grabba
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Hawksworth certainly lived up to all the reviews. I described the first course to the waiter as a cacophony of flavours. The food was sublime and we struggled to choose from the lunch menu as there were so many wonderful options. The attention to detail was excellent and the service was most charming and not over bearing. Unique food blending flavours so well, great place - not to eat here would be just plain silly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food and service!
    foodiegoodie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was absolutely fantastic!! The service was exceptional. Only thing i can say is the food portion were a bit small for the high price point. Recommend for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very happy birthday celebration
    Leweyg
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    When we were vacationing in Vancouver, I did a lot of research and decided that Hawksworth would be the right choice for my wife's birthday. My wife has a lot of food issues and they could not have been more accommodation. Despite eliminating a number of ingredients, her dinner was outstanding both in presentation and preparation. She was very pleased with the entire experience. I have no such issues but guild guiding my choices and my dinner was great. The server was excellent and although we each had a single glass of wine, their suggestion for each of us was perfect .They also prepared a non menu item for desert that again addressed her food allergies and we did not suffer a simple desert-it was scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb experience
    winewitch59
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at Hawksworth and were overwhelmed by the excellence. The food was as close to perfect as food can get. The service was professional, but never obsequious, no snobbery, just friendly attentive staff. The rooms are lovely, the chairs very comfortable. But the food....oh the food!!! We are going back to try brunch. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Tasting menu very good but portions a bit large. Don't understand why they charge for bread, was not spectacular. Also charged to make a substitution for dessert. Thought that was unnecessary since it did not seem we were upgrading.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    never again. to expensive to loud, the food was cold. i was really disaponted.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Underwellming Fare
    ARK3688
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As a special treat we finally got to eat at Hawksworth. As we entered in, the dining room was almost full. Hype is always detrimental when going to a place which has won many awards. Our waiter was fun, and professional. With out him the evening would have been a let down . Cudos also to our sommelier who picked a great wine for us. Now to the food. Firstly we were amazed at the absence of amuse bouche. Instead we were asked if we wanted some bread. The bread that arrived was pathetic. Our menu was more reflective of winter fare than summer. Duck confit, foie gras torchon, sous vide short ribs, and elk steak did not reflect summer fare. Our meal had many let downs. This review will not let me list them all. I wish I never went
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor coffee
    Rebotco
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Coffee was served in a self served pot. It was so sour that it might be made a few hours ago. However it was changed promptly. Cost of regular coffee was $5. A price that they should serve it in better quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet