III Forks - Houston
III Forks - Houston

III Forks - Houston

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.iiiforks.com/location.php
  • Phone: 7136589457x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jair Benitez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater to parties 20 and above.
  • Entertainment: Quintessa Wine Dinner Friday, August 22nd. $145/person (plus tax&grat)
    Call for details. 713.658.9457

    Happy Hour nightly! 4-7PM

    Ladies Night every Thursday! 4-10PM

  • Special Events: Private Dining Rooms

    Captain's Room- 10 Guests

    Poker Room- 12 Guests

    Bayou Room- 35 Guests

    Allen Brothers- 60 Guests

    Allen Brothers with Mezzanine- 80 Guests

    Legends- 70 Guests

    Trophy- 120 Guests

    Mezzanine- 15 Guests

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Jacinto and Dallas
  • Public Transit: Light Rail Station 1 Block away
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Doorside valet parking (San Jacinto) is optional or the Houston Pavilion Garage (Corner of Fannin and Polk)is conveniently located 1 block away. As well as street parking on a meter throughout downtown.
A word from III Forks - Houston
Experience the contemporary evolution of a Classic Steakhouse planted in the heart of Downtown Houston. III Forks recreates the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining was a perfect combination of great food, service, atmosphere, and great music. Marvel in each dining room, which have been finely appointed to reflect the rich heritage of Houston. Indulge in our delectable menu featuring USDA Prime Beef, Ocean-Fresh Seafood, Australian Rock-Lobster Tail, Pork & Poultry, lighter Local Favorites, and mouth-watering desserts accompanied by a selection of 1,500 bottles of wine from every major wine region of the world. Socialize in our energetic bar where Happy Hour is held from 4-7 and don't forget about our Wine Down Wednesdays every Wednesday $15/ticket. Whether you're out with friends or entertaining clients, III Forks is the perfect choice for any social or business occasion. Savor every moment you experience at Downtown's most popular new Steakhouse.
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III Forks - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)romantic (74)notable wine list (69)good for groups (47)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (36)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (7)scenic view (5)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • JohnnyWoodlands
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    12oz. filet cooked to perfection with great flavor. Loved the sweet potato hash, but it is really not a hash. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    Jazzy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great service!! Waiter was friendly and the restaurant offered a few extra goodies complementary of the chef!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very attentive service team. Menu choices are varied especially appetizers, steaks and sides. Steak, bone in rib tee was really flavorful. Pretty good bar as well
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Steakhouse in Houston
    JayDVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is one of the most wonderfully consistent spots in Houston. The food was great as always. The service was spot on, never needed to find the waitress. My drink was never empty. The wine list has small hidden gems I love to find. I love the place! We will be back. Its the best steakhouse in Houston. Period.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old-fashioned charm
    HappyBirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came here for our wedding anniversary. We were shown straight to our table - our server was beautifully formal in an old-fashioned, charming way (in her white frock coat) and friendly to boot - and took pains to talk about the Restaurant Weeks Menu dishes (unlike other restaurants who either didn't bother or pushed the A la carte embarrassingly for us). I had the surf and turf - lovely; my husband had the fish - very good. The lemon tart was different to what I expected but lovely taste and my husband loved his cheesecake. The menu's 'house-wine' at $30 was very good value (at least the white we tried).Again our server treated the wine as if we had purchased the most expensive bottle on the wine list. A great evening all in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Bdaygirl10
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food, service, and atmosphere was great! Our waitress was very nice and informative. She recaminded food options that were very good. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food and service!
    Ange
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was my first time to dine at III Forks. I really loved the excellent service from all of the wait staff. Everyone stops by to see if you need anything and nobody acts as if you are not seated at one of their tables. We had the surf and turf (sirloin and lobster tail) and it was quite tasty. The waiters recommended items which were all good. I loved the ambiance, quality of the food and notable wine list. My friend and I went for Restaurant Week, but I will definitely try it out again as I eat out quite often and I love to dine where I can enjoy great food and service. I will recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible service
    RocketsFan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the waitress did not listen to our requests in packaging our food, we had to wait for silverware, we had to ask for the complimentary tomatoes and green onions to go with our meals as we saw others being offered, we waited a long time to get bread and our meals, my meal was not prepared properly as I requested when I placed my order...there was no thought to packaging the food to go, and I had to keep asking for my birthday dessert as well...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just what I expected!
    mochachild68
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My fiance flew down from D.C. to visit, and of course, he had to experience this restaurant. We took advantage of Restaurant Week while there were no crowds. The ambiance was great, food spectacular and the waitstaff was accommodating. This was his first time in Houston, and it could not have been better!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An average restaurant
    overpriced
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great ambiance! Service was fair, waiter did not return often enough for us to reorder drinks. Dropped the food off and ran! Steak was WAY overcooked. If you are going to butterfly a filet mignon, at least you could do is inform the person eating it. Lobster bisque too thick, and overcooked. The prices are outrageous. $300 for 4 people with each person having one drink. Two had smallest filet mignon, 1 had the seafood medley appetizer (no entre) 3 lobster bisques, and 1 only had the wedge salad (no entre). Wow! For that price I will go to Pappas Brothers steakhouse or Del Frisco's. We will not return here. I am not a constant complainer! I love Capitol Grill, Pappas Steakhouse, Ruth's Chris, Perry's,& Eddie V's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BlueEyes
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great bar and bartenders! We took all of the bartenders suggestions and loved each of them. Our waiter for dinner service was a little hard to understand. IE.........."have I recorded your culinary requirements for the evening as you have requested them?" spoken extremely fast! We know that he was trying to be different with his speech but it was annoying with 2 hard of hearing people in our group. He was good otherwise. Our steaks were tough and they were cooked medium rare. We will definitely be back for the bar and apps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW... HRW BEST PICK FOR ME
    TWall
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was my first time at this location and i will definitely return. Our waitress Ashley was great! She gave us great recommendations for food and drinks. She was very pleasant and made our meal even better. We had the lobster and steak which was excellent. I loved the seasoning on the steak. The desert was so good as well. Definitely will visit here again, and again, and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    LuvFood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful meal at III Forks. We enjoyed the food, service, and the atmosphere. The chocolate cake was so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A group of myself and 5 co-workers went for restaurant weeks. The food was not even worth the discounted rate. Ordered onion rings as an appetizer and they were soggy and tasteless. The flat iron steak was tough and the whipped potatoes needed salt. Two people at the table had soft drinks that were refilled with water instead of what they were drinking and took over 5 minutes to get the correct drink. Overall for such a nice restaurant none of us were impressed and we won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bliss
    Jfreezy123
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This last visit was the second time I've dined here but first time I made reservations by opentable. As expected great food and service and the ambiance is on point for either a good steak dinner with the fellas or a romantic dining experience for that special someone. We went for restaurant week and I was a bit skeptical since I know alot of servers hate restaurant week but none the less everything was top notch.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice first visit
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First time visit. Participated in Houston Restaurant Weeks. Lobster bisque was very good and Ceasar salad was excellent and actually best I have ever had. Surf and turf was very good and the seafood dish was tasty but overcooked. Lemon tarts for dessert were average. Would try again, but need to step up the game food wise to compete with all the restaurants in town. Nice ambiance and our server was extremely attentive. The hostess/greeter was not cut out for this level of restaurant. She was not polished, accommodating, or friendly. Restaurant has an upscale hotel type of feel which was nice. Server got us out on time to attend a concert at 8 pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • solikelee
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I took a client here for lunch during HRW. The food was superb and the waitstaff was great. The only thing that I would dock points for is that we were seated in the bar area. I felt like we were put in a corner, away from the rest of the restaurant. We did have a reservation. The only thing I could think of is that we were a party of two the restaurant was full of larger parties. Overall, great experience. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot Spot not Food Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a trendy restaurant downtown that you can go to before you hit the clubs. We thought it would be like a Vic and Anthony experience and it is not. Our table was sticky like when a wooden bar has been wiped down and the resin has been rubbed off. Food: lobster bisque was good, signature 3 forks salad was good. Entrée of steak with mustard sauce was not that good and the meat was very tendinous. The desserts were good but nothing spectacular. Note: this is the HRW menu but we won't likely return as if you can't get a preset menu perfect we don't usually go back for regular menu items.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks and more
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went here to celebrate a special occasion, family had a few special requests and all of them were taken care of to perfection. Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great time during HRW. Seated on time for our reservation. Food was very good. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, service, selection
    Happy2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our experience at the III Forks was fantastic! The food was deliciously flavorful. The service was outstanding. They were very attentive without being overbearing. They were helpful and had a wonderful sense of humor. The wine selection was incredible. We will definitely dine at III Forks again. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Houston Rest. Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was looking forward to my first visit to 3 Forks. The food was disappointing. Lobster bisque was thick and not good. Main course (surf and turf) was fine, but not exceptional. Chocolate cake was dry - I can't remember ever having only a couple bites of a chocolate dessert. The restaurant was attractive, but very noisy - hard to carry on a conversation. Service was very good - friendly and attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding find
    bpoolVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time to dine here, and we really enjoyed it. Food was excellent as was service. Will definitely go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not top-tier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The III Forks experience was mediocre at best. My steak was overcooked and dry and could have used more seasoning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Jeri007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My party of 4 and I were disappointed after having high expectations for a great meal. We ate from the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu and had the lobster bisque, steak, and strawberry shortcake and chocolate ganache cake. All were terrible choices. The lobster bisque was lukewarm and the texture was not very creamy. For the main entrée, the steak was overcooked--with no pink as requested. The strawberry shortcake pastry was hard and not flaky while the strawberries appeared to be of the frozen variety. The chocolate ganache was dry. Although the food was a disappointment, our server was very pleasant and the atmosphere was pleasing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal!
    Doc199
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is the first time I've been to III Forks, and if it were not part of Houston Restaurant Weeks, I likely would not have found this gem of a restaurant. The food was excellent, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Itzonleekim
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food could of been a little better for HRW. Overall nice place and the forks salad was amazing. The surf and turf was okay. The chocolate ganache cake was delicious..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    Okay
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Although I found the atmosphere great, the HRW surf and turf feature a cheap london broil that was over-seasoned and the Lobster bisque was bland and lacking Lobster flavor. This might be due to the fact that we ordered from the HRW menu. However, I will not be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • horrible
    foodcritic
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food served cold: lobster bisque not even luke warm and the entree lacked in flavor, mashed potatoes cold, poor quality London broil steak, which was overcooked. Rather than cooking a new steak, the waitress took a member of my party's steak and gave it to me! I've been twice before and had not been subjected to such poor service. We walked across the street to Guadalajara were the food was served promptly AND hot!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forget, screw up, delay your order
    Petrunci
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    They forget our order. Then screwed it up after 1hr delay. 2 people had to leave to go back to work they took so long. Food not that great and service terrible
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  • Perfect, as always!
    AudeoVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Time after time, III Forks downtown is an outstanding destination for client dinners or lunch during conventions that bring me to downtown Houston several times a year. All entrées are perfectly prepared, perfectly seasoned and sauced. Service is attentive and impeccable. Bar is wonderful and wine list superb. This is why I come back time after time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HRW - III Forks = Awesome!
    IIIForksHRW
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Went here for HRW with a friend as it was also her birthday. The food was amazing and the portions were surprisingly large. A lot places size down for HRW but not here. I had a steak and lobster and enough for a doggy bag. Took a while for our entree to come out, but the waiter was apologetic and we ended up with a free after drink cocktail which was a nice surprise. Even with it though, i'll definitely be coming back.. :) maybe this week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great tasting food that is consistently great! Water glasses are continuously refilled and needs were attended to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was excellent! Our server seemed distrtacted while you was waiting on us. He keep excusing himself for a minute or two while he was attending to us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch spot
    Karen
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was my first visit to III Forks and I will go back. I took advantage of their HRW menu. The signature salad was tasty, well dressed and a reasonable portion. The salmon was cooked just right and the starchy French rice was an excellent side pairing. Dessert was not part of the HRW lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went during restaurant week. The food was absolutely delicious. I enjoyed the ambiance as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table
    BougieEJ
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Overall food was great My fiance and I wanted a nice restaurant to go to during the week. The lobster mac was great the service was better. The London broil we had was very dry and tough eleven at medium. The wine choices were wonderful. I would go back just would not get the steak selection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined for HRW 2014
    HtownFoodieForLife
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Overall experience was good. I loved the classy atmosphere and decor inside. Our waiter was attentive and service was on point. The III forks salad was overdressed so the mixed greens were slightly soggy. However, the dressing was tasty. The steak was a bit tough and needed more seasoning but the lobster tail was sweet and juicy. The best part of the meal was the chocolate ganache cake. It had just the right amount of sweetness and was divine. Totally chocolate wasted after that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe don't call it a steakhouse
    SouthernTransplant
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've been wanting to try III Forks since seeing the Dallas location. We visited during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Service was excellent. They were responsive to our allergy issues. Salad was great. Lobster was tender. Unfortunately, the steak was very disappointing. It was served well done, when ordered medium well. Granted, I didn't mention it (I never send food back), but you'd expect a fine dining steakhouse to get the temperature right. It was also tough and flavorless. Perry's and the Strip House have much better steaks. I'd go back for the salad, though. Yum!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very good meal
    CMoney
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I came here as part of a group of 7 trying out III Forks' Restaurant Weeks menu. We all had a seafood medley appetizer (in addition to the HRW menu) that was excellent. Definitely worth ordering again. For my three courses I had the Lobster Bisque, the London Broil with Lobster tail, and the Chocolate Ganache cake. The bisque tasted great, but I thought it was a little thick. The steak had a tasty mustard crust and was cooked to order (medium-rare) and the Canadian lobster tail was sweet and succulent. The chocolate ganache was rich without being overly heavy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.