Hawksworth Restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant

Hawksworth Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6046737000x
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Hawksworth Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
232 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (162)fit for foodies (149)romantic (96)notable wine list (94)hot spot (65)great for lunch (55)great for brunch (43)good for groups (31)vibrant bar scene (29)neighborhood gem (27)great for outdoor dining (10)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Great Brunch Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I changed my reservation several times and the staff was very helpful and prompt with my requests. We did not have to wait long before our table was rearranged from 6 seats to 4 seats. The server was quite happy to help us with the menu and our orders, though he only checked up on us once during our meal and didn't come around to fill our water glasses till we requested it. He only filled one of the glasses and we had to ask for the rest to be filled again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    Gord
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been to Hawksworth three times. Once for dinner and twice for lunch. We also attended David Hawksworth dinner at SilverStar in Vernon, BC a couple of weeks ago. The latest was on August 31, for Saturday Brunch. I had the English Traditional Breakfast and my wife had the special that day consisting of heirloom tomatoes, poached egg, crispy bacon, watercress and dressing and toast. Both were a delightful experience. Hawksworth is a must dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre experience
    Loveistodine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Hawksworth has always been my favourite restaurant and I refer out of town visitors there often but my recent experience has me questioning whether the level of attention to guest experience may be waning. There were children seated nearby who were banging their feet against the shared bench. This persisted throughout my meal and I can see that others nearby were similarly annoyed. I can understand that the staff may not have wanted to confront the parents but little to nothing was done to manage other guests' experiences. Furthermore, we were presented with our bill before we'd finished dining which I thought was quite unprofessional. Not sure now when and if I'll go back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MIND BLOWN.
    RJdatenite
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Hawksworth. I was surprised to even be able to find a reservation for the two of us. I had requested a more intimate and private table.. and that was exactly what we got. The service was phenomenal. We were approached many times with help choosing from the wine list and dinner menu. Hawksworth is a definite must for a special romantic date. It is on the much more expensive side of the spectrum, but the experience was definitely worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our top three!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hawksworth is a Vancouver, Canada gem. Their menu is varied, and for the exceptional quality is reasonably priced. Not inexpensive, but reasonable. We enjoyed the six course Tasting Menu which included wild salmon tartare, heirloom tomato salad, slow cooked lobster, crispy veal sweetbreads, roast lamb saddle and a goat milk panna cotta. The flavors were exquisite, and the plating artistic. The wine pairings were brilliant and I regret forgetting to ask for a copy of our menu. The price was $98.00 ($148.00 with pairing). We've dined at some of the finest restaurants in the country which include Tru and Topolobompo in Chicago, The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia and The French Laundry. Hawksworth ranks right up with best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vibrant restaurant with great food
    nigel54
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Attentive and informed service. People knew about food and wine and helped make good decisions. The food was exceptional and even where you may find an unusual taste clash they almost all worked. attention to detail was remarkable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    AndiedVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went here to celebrate our 19th anniversary & were treated like royalty. The servers are very attentive & their suggestions are spot on. Everyone should done here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon Salad Was Fantastic
    BohoMinnesota
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had a client lunch there last week. The salmon salad was fantastic, and the service was impeccable. So nice to see European-style service here in the land of obtrusive, inexperienced, over-enthusiastic wait staff who interrupt you constantly. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was better than i had expected. the mix of ingrediants, the various sources of greens, etc. were outstanding and they all mixed well with each dish. we shared bits and the combination of all the herbs were right on for each dish. i would recommend this to all who enjoy a well put together meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • less than expect
    Oritas
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We tried the "Degustation Menu - 98 CAN )... We have 6 different plats, but only 2 was excellent. The other 4 was acceptable . And the desert was terrible.. So sorry to tell this, but it s true. Some plats are so acid or peppered
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely delicious enjoyable night
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Wonderful dinner with my mom. The quality of the food was exceptional and the delicate flavones and textures were unbeatable. Hawksworth definitely lived up to our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing foi gras!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was one of the best meals we have had. Lived up to its reputation. Only disappointment was the cherry chocolate dessert. It was good, just not amazing- like the rest of the meal. A very extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SLK4VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We always visit this fabulous restaurant when our travels take us to Vancouver - and it never disappoints! Excellent food, service and very knowledgeable and friendly staff. I would recommend this as a highlight of any visit to this city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday brunch
    Sofi
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Only brunch menu on Saturday at lunch time. Would have loved to try their lunch menu, but only served on week days. Small selection of dishes, but any look good. Eggs benedict were good, but ambience is really nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Halab
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Friendly but out server was too rushed. Didn't take time to Explain/answer or recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    LagunaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Outstanding food. Creative. Expensive. Comfy chairs, beautiful chandelier. Noisy in the main room with chandelier. Service was outstanding. Friendly wait staff. Willing to please. Far room had the A/C turned up so they offered another table in the main room. Although noisier, it was warmer. I have eaten brunch & dinner several times already. Definitely a place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodrus
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Hawksworth was one of the major highlights of our 12 day vacation in western Canada. We had one of the best dinners in all our travels!! Still drooling over the gazpacho with burrata and smoked cherries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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???
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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!
    Jean
    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
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    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall