IndeBlue - Philadelphia
IndeBlue - Philadelphia

IndeBlue - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indebluerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 215-545-4633x2
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Brunch
    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Rakesh Ramola
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please view our website for menus and catering options.
  • Entertainment: Live sitar and tabla every Tuesday at 7:00pm and Sunday Brunch at noon.
  • Special Events: Indeblue is perfect for business lunches as well as larger parties. Please contact Tobi for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chancellor
  • Public Transit: Patco - 13th/Locust

    SEPTA(Broad St. Line) - Walnut/Locust

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking at Park America (12th & Sansom) with business card.
    $10 parking 7 days a week at the Express Holiday Inn (13th & Walnut).
A word from IndeBlue - Philadelphia
Indeblue offers a fresh, modern take on Indian cuisine as well as traditional Indian favorites. We showcase fresh meats, local produce and house-made cheese and breads. We take pride in offering a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu items that are both creative and full of flavor. Chef Rakesh will take you on a culinary journey throughout the many regions of India. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff will guide you through your dining experience.

Indeblue is located in Philadelphia's vibrant Midtown Village and offers a full bar with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.

We look forward to your visit.
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IndeBlue - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (79)neighborhood gem (60)romantic (55)special occasion (52)good for groups (49)hot spot (27)great for lunch (18)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (16)notable wine list (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Light eating, hip restaurant
    LarInPhilly
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The server was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and when we asked she offered her opinion which we found to be well taken. The wines we had were tasty and notably, good for a bar in this neighborhood. The manager stopped by the table quite cordially to check on our meals, again a rarity here. We loved the food. I had the butter chicken, another in our party the goat marsala. The rice he had with his dish was particularly notable. For an Indian restaurant, the rice is typically good but this went beyond that to interesting as well as tasty. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Philly's Indian delight
    savinair
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised with the delirious food, gorgeous ambience and amazing service. I was there for the first time with my two friends who were visiting me from abroad. We loved the starters samosas and basil mint kebabs and for entree they had Butter chicken and I had the non vegetarian thali (with lamb ghosh and chicken curry as the two entrees). I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wishes to eat good indian food. My only wish is that the owners could include more tasty indian dishes in the menu so as to have more options for Indians.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian Brunch
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Would never think of eating brunch at an Indian restaurant. Sunday brunch at Indeblue was very enjoyable. They had 2 musicians playing the sitar and the drums. The music was the perfect level, we had no problems hearing each other speak. Most of the brunch items were less than $10, our rose mimosa and chai sangria were $4 each. They had a nice selection of indian and non-indian menu items. The mango french toast was to die for and so was the dosa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodForThought
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Every dish we ordered was delicious. Probably the best Indian dining experience I've ever had. We ordered a bunch of vegetarian appetizers and entrees. The spinach chat was obviously outstanding. The saag paneer entree was also very well made. Definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great center city Indian cuisine
    busyfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My daughter and I popped in the restaurant enroute to her college start. Quality fare, pleasing presentation, modern and inviting decor make this Indian gem a definite place to return to! Service was attentive, prompt and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Indian food in Philadelphia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I'm Indian and know Indian food and this is the best in the city. Very fresh and spiced the way it should be. Clean and beautiful inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food in downtown Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I always enjoy coming to IndeBlue. The food is amazing. I have tried the specials and entrees on the menu. Can't ever go wrong. Can't wait to go back to IndeBlue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent lunch spot in Center City
    Chris
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Came here for lunch for the first time with a co-worker. I had previously dined here for dinner and loved it. They got pretty busy during lunch but our food came out quickly and it was delicious. I ordered a thali which I don't think they offer at dinner. It was like a tasting sample platter that included a chicken dish, a lamb dish with peppers, a lentil dish, an eggplant appetizer, rice, naan and several sauces. All of it was excellent. My co-worker ordered the chicken wrap and spinach chaat and loved both, especially the spinach, he said he had never eaten anything like it before. Our server told us that they have a brunch on Sundays with a live sitar player, I'm definitely checking that out. Affordable and great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food in downtown Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I love eating at IndeBlue. Try the butter chicken and garlic naan. You will not be disappointed. The food is amazing and the service is incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, great service
    SmmphdVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Upscale Indian food in a lovely ambiance centrally located to theaters, etc. Went with a group of 6 and we had excellent service. Recommend the 4 course prix fixe meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty BBQ Samosa
    Stephanie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Had an early dinner here before a concert at Wells Fargo. BBQ Samosa with blue cheese wine sauce was amazing. Mint Basil Chicken kabob was flavorful and light, and a great option for someone looking for a great healthy option. We all shared the chicken makhani which was smooth with a hint of spice. The garlic and spinach and cheese naan were fresh and hot and great for dipping. David, our server was very friendly and very knowledable about the menu and gave us awesome recommendations. The restaurant was beautifully decored and was a pleasant atmosphere to eat in.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much prefer Collingswood over Phila
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I went for lunch in the Philadelphia IndeBlue on a weekday. There was hardly anybody in the restaurant, and it still took 40 min to get the meal. The number of menu items was fairly limited. The food was good. I love the Collingswood IndeBlue restaurant and will go there often. However, I will refrain from visiting the downtown location anytime soon.
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  • Terrific Indian Food; Great Service
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I love Indian food - all types. When I'm not traveling, my spouse and I "have Indian out" at least once a week (sometimes more). Most Indian restaurants are mediocre. IndeBlue is not. Instead, it's superb. The food is wonderful, it's beautifully plated, and the service is uber-professional. Everything was beautiful, tasty, and professional. In a city with a lot of good restaurants, this one deserves special attention and recognition.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good one with nice location
    MilwaukeeGuy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Authentic food and great service. Kids friendly. Clean. But it should be more accessible for those who need special assistance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vegetarian-friendly
    Vegmom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I went pre-theater. I am a vegetarian, he is not. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and appetizers. I was so stuffed I couldn't eat dessert! We both were slightly disappointed that no naan was offered, it had to be ordered separately.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Indian place in town
    FranVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Love this place. It's beautifully decorated and has a very comfortable noise level (at about 7-9 on a weeknight). Portions are generous, even the "small" plates. My girlfriend and I each had a different kabob (chicken with mango chutney and shrimp) and were both humming, mopping up the sauce with our delicious bread. We also had the paneer saag and the baingan bharta side dishes. TheIt was the perfect amount of food, so our tab came to about $25 per person including bread and a coffee. This place is the only place in town that I've found to offer vegetarian side dishes so you can get a nice variety. And the paneer dish was the best i have ever had-- and I always order it everywhere i go. Great happy hour too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food in downtown Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I must say at first I was skeptical. The food was amazing. Channa Masala. Amazing. I will definitely be back. I even purchased a gift card to give to a peer for her birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious
    phoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was delicious and the portions, although seemingly small at first, were just right. We unfortunately did not have room for dessert. The ambience and decor is very elegant. The service was a bit lacking, including basic things like having to flag someone down for a water refill after most of our glasses had been empty for several minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great again!
    happy2eathereVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wait staff was amazing, as always. Food was delicious. Glad to be able to introduce yet another friend to your place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inde LOUD
    jantrader
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Beautifully decorated and very loud. Had a hard time talking with people at my table. Food very good and a couple of dishes excellent. Service was excellent, we had questions and our server went beyond to get them answered. Cocktails delicious and different. Yelp gave it $$ but I would give it $$$, as it was the most expensive Indian meal I ever had. Mark up on our bottle of wine was excessive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 2nd time as good as the first
    devrich12
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went to this restaurant for the first time the night before. So good I had to go back. We Loved the food and can't wait to go back. Jarrod took wonderful care of us all evening and even Julie our waitress from the previous evening checked in several times and made sure we were doing well, and while the Noise Level was energetic since there were several large parties that night, it was more of a fun atmosphere and did not disrupt a nice romantic evening. Ya gotta go if you are in Philly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service.
    PhillyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is my 4th time at the Center City location. The drinks are superb and the dinner, even better! Although we made reservations for a party of 6, we had to wait 30 minutes for the party to finish. The manager apologized and after I continued to ask him about that wait, he provided us a complimentary round of drinks and brought us two complimentary appetizers (which happened to be my favorite!) to the table. I have never had to wait before with reservations but this was the first time I had to make a reservation for a group. It was still a great experience and our waiter was also friendly and professional. The food is delicious and not like your typical, casual Indian restaurant. There is a unique twist with lots of bold flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed myself
    Sidney
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I went once on a friday and i really didn't know what to expect but when i was seated i knew my experience would be a good one. The service is amazing , the waiters are friendly abd prompt when it comes to satisfying requests. The good was amazing i trued the lamb josh it was very good although i wanted bigger portions lol it definitely went to fast. Overall i give indeblue 9 out of 10. I will return and i recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian place I've eaten
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It's an upscale Indian cuisine. Try the tasting menu. it's good value for money and gives you the best dishes! if you really want to enjoy, go with wine pairing. it was perfect. my only problem there it's that it was way too loud there, but i don't think it's something the restaurant can control. the food and the service were great and that's what it's all about!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    devrich12
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is the Best Indian Cuisine I've ever had. I can't say more. The lamb lollipops, the shrimp skewers, the chicken drums w/blue cheese, the peppers with cheese, and that's only half of what we ate. The sauces are to die for. The bread, scrumptious. Going back again next day. Also, Julie was very patient and talented at explaining the dishes and what they consisted of and really made you hungrier as she described each dish to you. Ambience also very nice. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good India cuisine
    MrDiningOut
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was appetizing and very delicious and came out very quickly. The ambiance and décor was upscale and great for an intimate evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and innovative
    timetraveller
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I'm Indian and generally don't like Indian food outside India. Indeblue has many innovations on traditional themes which make it novel. The results were uniformly good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good find
    Optic
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice ambiance and great food. Slightly pricey and food is a fusion of east/west. Portions are smaller but perfectly sized. Great service too, despite a busy Friday night. Try the spinach chaat and their mango lassis.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Lisarh
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First sat at bar happy hour. Great drink specials. David was great bartender. Delicious gimlet. Then dinner was wonderful. Nice waiter. Forgot name. Blond. Very helpful. Great support staff. Food was so so good. Chicken madras. Lamb biryani.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally
    Overrated
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Some great Indian food in Philly (yes, I've eaten at some other pretenders and they pale in comparison)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Took some friends from out of town on Saturday night and they both agreed it was the best Indian food they've had. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncomfortably warm and over priced
    BiztravellerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This restaurant appears to be attempting to modernize Indian food and perhaps make it a little more mainstream. Unfortunately I was left lacking and a little dissatisfied. The $26 mixed grill didn't really have substance or quantity and I was still hungry. My colleague enjoyed a chicken madras and I have to say it looked more substantial and quite appetizing, probably a good choice similar to the rogan josh that was ordered on the next table. Both however were $20 range & didn't appear noticeably different than what you might find in a more traditional Indian restaurant. We also had other problems, a used glass on the table when we were seated, the restaurant was uncomfortably warm & I didn't see the wait staff smile once. I won't return.
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  • Inventive Indian Food
    Weaver
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    If you want an original take on Indian food, come to IndieBlue. The usual menu items are here, along with inventive seasonal additions. Always an enjoyable evening with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your typical Indian food
    foodie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I went expecting traditional Indian food (which I love) but instead found a unique menu. Everything we had was yummy. An unexpected surprise was being offered the Wed night sips menu to order from at a table. I'll definately be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to Collingswood
    TaliaE
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Collingswood location of IndeBlue is much better than Philadelphia. Seating is too close together for my taste and the menu offerings, while tasty, were different. Much of what I was looking forward to was not on the menu in Philadelphia. I didn't think to review the menu prior to our visit so that is my fault. While the table was being cleared between courses, I was splashed by food a few times. Perhaps the bussers could use a refresher course on how to neatly collect silverware? I love IndeBlue but will continue dining at the Collingswood, NJ location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another gem...
    NJFoodie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've been going to the Indeblue in Collingswood for years and it never disappoints. I can always count on the delicious food and friendly staff...well I can say I'm adding Indeblue Philly to my "must frequent" list. The food was deliscious, a great blend of flavors and spices. The ambiance was chic and trendy, perfect for the city setting and the staff friendly, knowledgeable and aiming to please. I wouldn't change one thing! Already planning my next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Novice to Indian Cuisine
    Mighty186
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I had a great dining experience. For our initial exposure to Indian cuisine, we really enjoyed ourselves. Our choices were flavorful,not overwhelming. The cocktails need improvement.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Hautebaby
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Perhaps I am disappointed because I had heard so many good things about Indie blue. The service was reasonably good, but the waiters weren't as knowledgeable as I would have expected. Food was hit or miss, mostly miss. Drinks were good, including their Indie Blue martini. Overall, I think they are now out competed by Tashan.", which has done am outstanding job with the fusion menu.
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  • Delicious
    BlueXVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great food, good service. Went through some average drinks before I hit the wonderful Indebluetini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful flavors!
    svenskatjejVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our food - such rich flavors and interesting combinations. Our server was very helpful in ordering the proper amount of food. Thanks, it was a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate