Hearth
Hearth

Hearth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://restauranthearth.com/
  • Phone: 6466021300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday, 6:00pm-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 6:00pm-11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Marco Canora
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: Summer Tuesdays feature “A Dinner to Honor a Pig,” a three-course pig roast menu for $48.00 with an optional wine/beer pairing for an additional $22.00. A la carte options are also available. For more information, please visit http://www.restauranthearth.com/Hearth_Pig2011.html

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Public Transit: L Train to 1st Avenue.
  • Parking: No
A word from Hearth
Hearth is everything the word implies...a warm, comfortable restaurant with hospitality as its goal. Chef Marco Canora's cuisine employs seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients prepared with an Italian influence.
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Hearth reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)neighborhood gem (64)notable wine list (61)special occasion (52)romantic (42)good for groups (34)great for brunch (16)hot spot (10)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful food & service
    AnnieBon
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A special occasion dinner; we had the sformato and beet salad as starters; then I had the veal meatballs with polenta (lovely deep flavors, the meatball was so light & fluffy); and my friend the cod on black cabbage, great. We shared a bottle of Reisling, probably the best Reisling wine list in the city. For dessert, oh my!! we shared the pear with caramel, candied pecans & gelato. I am not a true dessert person, but I could not stop eating it. The service is brisk and formal but not intrusive. The only criticism is the noise level, suppose this is nowadays par for the course in NYC restaurants. I don't think it is the fault of the restaurant as much as diners in New York are not as low key or even as polite as they once were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slow service, small portions
    munzy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great ambiance. Nice lighting. Friendly staff. But, waitress seemed pretty spacey. It took nearly 1.5 hours to get apps. I got the lamb main course. I was shocked by the small portion. I'd only come here if you're wealthy or someone else is paying. Oh, and if you have a few hours.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hearty Hearth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Very good (upmarket) bistro level food served in generous portions and reasonably priced. The star of the show here is the broad and well thought out wine list. Staff are efficient and knowledgeable, if a little distant. I would certainly eat here regularly if I lived in the area. My 3 star rating equates to 'very good' as our experience was certainly above 'good' (2 stars) but was neither 'great' (4 stars) or WOW (5 stars). A must try for wine lovers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too skimpy
    ruthie66
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were at Hearth for brunch. The quality of the food was very good. However, portions were quite small and maybe if one ordered apps as well as dessert you would have felt fulfilled. My friend ordered zucchini park. and I ordered the frittata. His portion was extremely small and mine was a little larger and more filling.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    sogood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Hearth was an amazing dining experience on all accounts. The food and wine list were top notch, the service was friendly and helpful, and the entire space was welcoming and warm. Would definitely go again and recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous
    Clairey
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were over on vacation from Ireland it was our favorite meal in nyc very memorable great food interesting wine and service was top notch. We loved our experience here .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone Downhill
    exnyer
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Over the years I have had several fantastic meals at Hearth. I hadn't been there in over a year and needed a place to entertain a client so I booked a table. We ordered the tasting menu. It was perhaps one of the most disappointing meals I have had in a long time. Long waits for courses and while one or two of the courses was ok, most of them were quite bad. Way over-salted. Strange, unappealing presentations (pumpkin pieces in a bowl with a swirl of cream-cheese/ricotta? around the rim that was awkward to eat and almost inedible), the meat course at the end was awful. My client was polite and said he enjoyed it but admitted later that he did not. The wine was good so there's that. Everyone has bad nights, but something has changed here.
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  • impressive.
    nycfoodisloveVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    its a rarity that restaurants in new york stay open for so long and there usually is a very good reason for that. pete wells touched on this in his NYT review in 2013 and even with his reviews, he was not kind enough to the execution, consistency and flow of the meal we had at hearth this past saturday night. maybe it was because it was autumn, and the fresh crops just made the menu as good as its been, but having eaten in new york for over a decade, i can honestly say, that this meal was one of the best (if not the best) meal i've ever had in new york city. every bite was perfect and we were just short of literally licking every dish clean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • All That We Hoped For And Then Some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    On a trip to NYC, I visited this restaurant after reading Keith Law's positive review (meadowparty.com). My wife and I could not have been happier. We had the tasting menu at the chef's counter. The food was excellent, and the price was good (considering the quality of the ingredients and preparation). That would be enough for a great trip, but I was floored not just by the service of the four employees that we came into contact with but with their genuine enthusiasm for their restaurant and its offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food is great. Have eaten here several times. however, this past visit was the first time the food was slow from the kitchen and the service was poor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canora & Riesling=heaven
    FasitaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Marco Canora's food is justly renowned. He can cook! The seemingly simple rustic dishes always have the complexity of flavor that can only be achieved with endless prep cooks and vast, inspired labor. You can't do this at home. Thank g-d you don't have to, Hearth is available without an excessive of planning. Best of all, if you love Riesling or wine in general there are always outstanding bottles open and available by the glass perfect for the couple where only one imbibes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Hearth
    Miyagi73
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I brought my kids and my parents and they made a perfect dinner for all of us. Steak Fish Pasta were all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm up at the Hearth
    Coasthugger
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very good new American food with local ingredients, enthusiastic and knowledgeable service AND you can actually have a conversation there. A top level New York restaurant that you can probably get in to on short notice and sufficiently cutting edge so that you can feel daring without having to ask how to eat what you are being served. It's the reliable standby for my New York friends and the go-to place to impress my out-of-town foodie friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints ...
    dord
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, great wine, great service, never a disappointment, seasonal menu with local produce. Value for money ..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I went to Hearth in January and loved it. We returned in September with some friends. The food is fantastic. The wait staff was attentive. We were seated in the back so it was quiet. I wish I lived around the corner! If I did, I would be here all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BrettE
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Top notch experience! Corn panna cotta was the highlight for me, followed by the market tomato salad. Service was friendly and timely. Wine was exceptional as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner at Hearth
    SusanFVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Very enjoyable evening; knowledgeable waitstaff. Pleasant, non-intrusive service. Responsive to my complaint when we first entered about the temperature (too cool on the first cool evening of the summer). This is the third time I've celebrated a friend's birthday at Hearth, and no one has been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    MhoustonVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Small spot with lots of wood and exposed brick..very cute place. Fantastic brunch with an almost daily-changing, amazing menu. Try the biscuits and any of the bloody mary's. Can't go wrong with any choice on this menu. A+ service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious!
    chocolatechipster
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very fresh! Lots of seasonal veggies. Best meatballs ever. Delicious home cooking thoughtfully prepared by expert caring chef.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service sh*tshow
    donlopeaguirreVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I'd been to Hearth a few times and always lovely. Not so this time. Our table for 8 was 45 minutes late (at 930, we sat at 1015) and no effort was made to buy us a round or anything of the sort. Our cold appetizer for the table (charcuterrie) took 30+ minutes to arrive (by this time the place was mostly empty). Our mains arrived a full 75 minutes after we ordered. At this point, my pork chop was undercooked and dangerously raw. Its now almost midnight. After we ate we were offered some free dessert, but really, all anyone wanted to do was go home because it was going on 1am. No offer to deduct the app price. No offer to buy a round of drinks. Terrible experience overall, wont be going back.
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  • Regular
    sonia
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    When Hearth opened their doors I was impressed with their food quality. The dishes this time around were somewhat flat. The foie gras was not very interesting {compared to the french ones I've had in France} and I therefore found it a bit expensive {$25}. My lamb loin arrived barely warm and quickly became cold with the A/C, plus the carrot/labneh/amaranth part was mushy and didn't quite compliment the dish properly. On the other hand, my husband's warm vegetable appetizer and main course pork chops were the better choices of our dining experience. Perhaps Hearth's strengths is in their brunch menu and we may return and give it one last try.
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  • Great service, even better food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had dinner here with my elderly grandparents. They were great about seating us in a part of the restaurant that was quieter and easily accessible. We really appreciated it! The service was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu/wines. Food and wine were both amazing. Overall a really great experience and I'm looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    KittyCraddock
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Chef Marco has done a fabulous job sourcing and utilizing the finest farm raised and grown products. I am comforted in knowing that as much effort that goes into developing the tasty menu is also what goes into sourcing the products that arrive in at the restaurant's front door. The gnocchi af delicious fluffy pillows bathed in a velverty sauce dusted with parmesan and cracked black pepper. Simplicity at it's best! It is a common characteristic of Canora's cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was expecting more but the portions were small and the ragu wasn't all that as eater described
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, chilly atmosphere
    happyeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was a hot night, we arrived dressed for the weather - pants and short sleeve shirts, summer dresses. Inside was freezing cold and remained so despite asking to tone down the AC a bit. Aside from our skin being notably cold to the touch, the food cooled quickly and that's the real shame because the food was outstanding while it was warm. Overall great food and with a more comfortable temperature inside it would've been outstanding overall.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Have liked Hearth in the past but hadn't dined there in a long time. Went for brunch. Excellent. Won't wait so long for a return visit.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • decent food, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was good, but comparable restaurants can do the same at better prices. Also, the service was not that great. We waited a while to be approached and then it seemed like there was a long time between courses. This was underscored by the fact that we were starving and we had to ask twice for bread to at least keep us from fainting at the table.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • menu confusing
    PookVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    while the food was good the menu made no sense, the bartender was so cranky and continued to forget a straw in a high ball drink on the rocks 4x no one could drink it without basil in the eye and never smiled once. most upsetting they forgot bday after note on opentable plus confirming over the phone...VERY ANGRY, a few other let downs not expected like, serving green gazpacho and when asked oh is it from green tomatoes and the waiter says oh no there are no tomatoes, well why is it green? oh its zuccinni and cantelope,uh,yes i'm a foodie but still that's ridiculous there was no explanation until i asked, when gazpacho is made with tomatoes, yes yummy but felt there should have been an explanation for the course at this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Escoffier
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Hearth never disappoints with perfect seasonal fare
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • No value and low-skilled service
    Live4foodVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Hearth did not meet our expectations for food, service, or value. The lack of quality service made it hard to enjoy the meal, which wasn't bad. I was actually reprimanded twice by the server. Once for bending the wine binder. Maybe the wine binder is vintage? I don't know, but if this system is too fragile get something else, or build it into your menu pricing so you can replace them from time to time. The second time was when she was pouring the wine and I asked her a simple question about the menu. She asked me if I would like to taste my wine first. A good server would have answered the question without interupting the guest. Guest interactions should be re-evaluated. Overall, the experience dissappoints mainly because of the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, awful service
    JessVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We waited 40 minutes to get wine and then continued to experience terrible service throughout the rest of the meal. We waited a long time each time we needed wine refilled and we waited plenty of time to order our food. The food was delicious but the service absolutely ruined the meal. My quail was also raw but they gladly cooked it for longer. A few very loud diners nearby were also obnoxiously loud which wasn't enjoyable.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go!
    chefHG
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was excellent, service was friendly and professional, ambiance was perfect! I've always wanted to go to Hearth and am so glad I did. Marco Canora is keepin it real over there. Not too lavish, but beautifully and carefully prepared meals - it makes me remember what dining in NY used to be about (and still should be!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    johnbalto
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have had good meals at Hearth and thought it was a good idea for a celebration dinner with my family- We had a good table and the restaurant is lovely- However, the people next to us were very very loud- to the point that my wife, who rarely complains thought we should ask for another table. We did not and as the restaurant filled up it just got harder and harder to hear what we were saying to each other. The food was good but certainly not great or memorable and I tasted everything. The gin selection was nice as were the cocktails- but for the money it was a disappointment and I don't think we will be returning. Loved our waitress!
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  • Set us up!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    All the staff including Marco made sure we were able to sit at the pass for my Wife's 50th Bday evening. Chefs tasting was wonderful and all the service inviting and welcoming! Great job Marco & Luigi! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly fantastic!
    UESdiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went with a couple of friends last Saturday night. It was one of the best dining experiences I have had in some time. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. Our food was amazing, and we never felt rushed. I actually texted some friends about my experience on the cab ride home. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    eatme
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    excellent cocktails. excellent vegetable dishes. excellent whole fish, meat balls, lamb, and everything else.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hearth Never Disappoints.
    Hard2please
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the laughter in the main dining room to the dance-like precision of the Brigade under the watchful and ever vigilant eyes of Marco Canora, every bite that comes out of his kitchen works beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    wsh99VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    the food was great, nice ambiance. We tried several wines to find what we wanted. Very nice staff.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    the gnocchi was buttery excellence. The snapper and salmon dishes were amazing. Unfortunately, the cocktails were forgettable.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Francesca211VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    After hearing good reviews about this restaurant I was really looking forward to brunch. It seemed as though the wait staff were overwhelmed for a Sunday. We came in at 12 noon and there was hardly any tables filled, so we were encouraged. It took a while before someone took our order. After waiting an age again, I had to ask the Maitre D' to check on our order. When the order finally came.. I was disappointed. No one came to ask us about dessert or if we liked the meal. It took 3 times for a refill of coffee. The adjacent tables waited at least as long and look frustrated. This restaurant needs to staff more experienced people who know how to handle a brunch crowd. They were pleasant enough but need more training in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic