Interstate Kitchen & Bar
Interstate Kitchen & Bar

Interstate Kitchen & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.interstaterestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7204798829x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Andre Lobato
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Interstate has a semi-private dining room which can accommodate up to 65 seated diners or upwards of 85 guests in a cocktail party setup. Full restaurant buy-outs, for up to 180 guests, are a possibility and accepted on a case by case basis.
  • Private Party Contact: Joey Newman 7204798829x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Interstate is about four blocks east of the 10th & Osage light rails stop. Santa Fe Drive RTD buses have a stop directly accross from the main entrance.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Although there is plenty of on-street parking nearby, Interstate does possess its own covered garage which can be entered into from 10th Avenue.
A word from Interstate Kitchen & Bar
COMFORT FOOD. COMFORT HOOCH. COMFORT SCENE. COMFORT PRICE.

In the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, Interstate Kitchen & Bar is perfect for those who value scratch-made food and craft libations at an amazing price.

Steeped in American tradition, the menu provides familiar comfort food classics with some modern flair and always the greatest attention to detail.

With over 100 American whiskeys and a large selection of American craft beer, the bar provides the perfect accompaniments for your dining experience.
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Interstate Kitchen & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (11)great for brunch (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Saturday Brunch -- Delish!
    DawnR
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Stopped in on a Saturday for brunch. Yummy French toast, bacon just the way I like it -- crisp but not burned. Wait staff was terrific. They have an impressive whiskey selection that we'll have to come back to sample.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great concept - not great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    First visit with a party of four - loved the whole "interstate diner" concept. But the food did not live up to the surroundings. Sent back an order of calamari that was so overcooked as to be inedible. Good news is that server responded graciously and immediately took it off our bill. The pistachio bass was also overcooked and tasteless. The shrimp and grits with andouille sausage was also lacking - there were only 2 shrimp on the plate. The dish was blandly seasoned also. The chicken fried chickens was ok but nothing memorable. Desserts were good particularly the s'mores and service was fine. They have extensive drink menu with lots of bourbons and whiskeys but food is not they're strength based on my visit.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not my favorite place
    foodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was horrible, friendly but painfully slow and disorganized, food is good but not worth the wait.
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  • Great, as always
    NyblettVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We go to Interstate once a month on the First Friday Art Walk. The food is always just so creative and wonderful. I wasn't especially hungry so ordered sides this last visit rather than a meal. I had the watermelon salad and green beans and a few deviled eggs. Let me tell you, the watermelon salad was just spectacular ... not only was it served in a beautiful arrangement, the flavors were perfect and very refreshing. We also met up with some friends who'd never been to Interstate and they just raved about their meals. We love this place for not only the creative dishes, but the ambience of the restaurant and bar are perfect when you want a fun evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious lunch!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The turkey sandwich was to die for!!! It was huge and barely fit in my mouth...the side kale salad was excellent as well. I wish I lived in Denver so I could visit more frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Food - Good Prices
    NonSnob
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had the brunch this past Sunday. Lots of original recipes. The french toast is perhaps the best I've tasted. Also, nice a-la-carte menu to assemble your own custom breakfast. My wife absolutely loved her Avocado Eggs Benedict. Great spicy (if you request) Bloody Marys. This restaurant is a nice find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Went to Interstate for their Monday night gameshow night. Food was very tasty and creative (but not too creative). Game show night was more chill than expected, but that was actually cool. Great vibe in this place. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern cookin in Rockies, y'all
    kdiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Place has nice friendly gastropub vibe. Apps, especially the calamari, were very tasty. And specialty cocktails were interesting. Main courses had imagination while paying homage to the Deep South, but gotta say: I've had way better shrimp and grits. Grew up in South, so know it's not world's most delicate food but thought everything came off as a little heavy from trying too hard. Three stars on great service and nice ambience more than food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great comfort food
    DenverTravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Visited Interstate on a whim the other night and was very pleasantly surprised! I had taken drinks here before but never dined in, and the food was outstanding. Rich flavors but not overwhelming. And no problem getting a seat at 8 pm on a Saturday - can't beat that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Affordable Happy Hour, Boring Food
    BlueRidge264
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Good for Happy Hours, but not to thrilled with the food. Dinner was good, but a bit pricey for American food that wasn't anything special. Will find something more interesting next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great find!
    Jacks
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had tickets to a show in the area and wanted to do dinner before hand. Did a search for restaurants and Interstate Kitchen and Bar came up. I checked out the menu and there were some appealing dishes. The food was wonderful! The bass was cooked perfectly and one of the best Phillies I've had in a long time! One of the deciding factors was that I could make a reservation through Open Table and I'm so glad I did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, fun, gourmet diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent service, great choices, very affordable. We enjoyed the cheesesteak and the vegetarian burger. The vegetarian burger could have used a little more seasoning in the burger, but the sauces they have on the side made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great surprise
    Dbsing
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Fantastic surprise. Wonderful food. Absolutely delicious , fresh , plentiful. Great service. Fun , funky atmosphere. We will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 112 reviews are from the Interstate Kitchen & Bar reviews archive.
  • so-so
    jdub
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our evening at Interstate began with great expectations. It had been at least a year since dining there last, while having my first experience during their grand opening. I went hoping it would live up to those expectations. We were, however, disappointed. Our food was slow to arrive, with the adjoining tables receiving their orders before us, though they arrived significantly later than we did. I ordered the cheese steak sandwich served with fries and a side of bleu cheese potato salad. the sandwich as delicious, big chunks of tender, medium rare steak. The fries were burnt, and the potato salad was lackluster at best. My fiancé ordered mac and cheese and a salad. The salad was droning in dressing, but the mac and cheese was delicious.
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  • Monte Cristo
    oramac
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The sandwich was not as pictured on their website. This was the only reason we were trying it out. Instead of a double decker, it was 2 pieces of texas toast with ham,turkey,cheese in it. Not battered or fried. Outside crust was hard like they had pressed it on a grill with no oil, and then sprinkled some powdered sugar on it. Overall the place was nice, but all 3 of us ordered the Monte Cristo, and all 3 were very dissapointed.
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  • Food was meh
    TayAsbanksVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Went on Saturday night, our waitress and drinks were great, but the food fell really flat. Not much in the terms of flavor or innovation. Ordered the spoon bread which was basically scrambled eggs, not a fluffy eggy texture. Sent it back and was told that is the way it is supposed to be. OK, take it off the menu because it was gross, the eggs were a grainy watery mess. The other food was average, nothing really stood out as WOW.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly Exceptional Fare
    JordanVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Everyone`s preparing and serving a Kale salad these days. The one we both had at INTERSTATE was probably the best I`ve had. It accompanied perfectly roasted salmon and beautiful , tasty butternut squash. The portions were large , the freshness outstanding and the place is pure fun. We`re going back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent BBQ Chicken Sandwich
    Froggy
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    The food was quite delicious and be sure to try one of their many dipping sauces with the shoe string fries.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yumm
    AneeterVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We had the rib eye and turkey sandwich... Both lovely. The eggs were too mustardy for my taste but creamy and the tiny pop of caviar was nice touch. They need to filter the water for the ice they use for the whiskey... But with such a large array... It wasn't an awful thing. Going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great combo!
    DoninDEN
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    What a great combo, a fun, hip neighborhood bar with very reasonably priced gourmet food offerings. Normally the relaxed neighborhood places serve up bar food, like wings and burgers. The food here was excellent. Very gourmet style pea soup , a wedge that was way over the top and wonderful Cioppino all at bar food prices. Meet a friend, have a drink and a wonderful bite to eat in a friendly place without breaking the bank. My girlfriend and I wen t this weekend and I plan to bring a 77 year old co-worker who also loves finding new places for lunch this week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected yumminess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    We met a friend here for a quick bite and were pleasantly surprised. Our friend arrived first and wondered why there was a torn up old red bench inside. I assured her it was just in keeping with the theme of the place. She and I shared an avocado benedict which was gorgeous and delicious. My husband had the sportsman's breakfast which he said was very tasty. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thee fritter were a bit tasteless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Thee fritter were a bit tasteless but the salmon made up for it. Small wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i have been there twice and
    phillip
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    i have been there twice and loved it. nice whiskey and bourbon list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow and scattered service
    Riss
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Our waitress may have been trying her best, but she was extremely unattentive. And it was my birthday dinner! She didn't check in when new friends arrived to the party, left us with empty drinks and didn't ask how everything was. One friend ended up getting all of her service from another staff member. I know we all have busy days at work and I'll forgive, but the truth is it was poor service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed and sampled many
    DenverDean
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We enjoyed and sampled many items. The deviled eggs, the calamari with the fried okra and lemon were fantastic as was the arugula salad with preserved lemon. Our main dishes of the Monte Cristo and Veggie burger were very good also. I'm sure we visit again sometime. This time we'll be sure to try their desserts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good compromise spot
    notahipster
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    I tend to be a slightly more adventurous eater than my husband, and we can both find things we like to eat at Interstate! The cocktails are also scrumptious and inventive. Great place to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    My Neice was in townwith her husband & two daughters. Great Meal, Fun Food , excellent service! Only bump in the whole evening, my 7 year old neice was upset her split pea soup wasn't green. I tasted , it wasn't green but it was delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day at Interstate
    Clicquot
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Loved the decor and the extra "touches". The food was fantastic and the presentation was top notch.!We could not have been treated nicer and we will definitely be going back for seconds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We went Mother's Day evening because I wanted some comfort food in a relaxed setting. The place was not busy, which I don't really understand because the food was excellent, service great and prices low. I had the fresh veggie lasagna, which was presented as an unstructured mound topped with spinach and grape tomatoes. I took half of it home because the serving was generous and because we shared deviled eggs and mac and cheese to begin. (Both were yummy.) My daughter had a burger with avocado, smoked mushrooms and an egg. She is a fan. My son had the Monte Cristo sandwich with a side of chile-honey sauce. He said he'll be back with friends. My husband enjoyed the muffaletta sandwich. His sweet potato chips were amazingly light.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was looking forward to visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    I was looking forward to visiting and arrived at 6:30 when the crowd was just picking up. Service was great then the wheels fell off the place. Drinks didn't arrive, waiter was MIA, food undercooked, glasses breaking... No employee tried to ignore the chaos, but marched on wearing the stress like a suit of armor. It did not make for an upbeat evening. If they can tighten up service/management under duress I will revisit, until then Steuben's will be my #1.
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  • Very quiet on a Friday at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Very quiet on a Friday at lunch time. The menu variety was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to the Interstate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We went to the Interstate Kitchen and Bar for Easter brunch. At first we were disappointed that it was a buffet and not the menu we would be ordering from. The buffet was loaded with many excellent choices ie. made to order omeletes, shrimp, french toast, smoked salmon and a superb bar menu. The food itself was outstanding and we will be going back to eat off the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Really disappointed in food and service. Waitress was overworked-did her best. Food was very marginal. Has potential w/theme and location but food needs to be much improved and more staff needed.
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  • Who knew!
    MonkeyMattyVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Based on the name it was not something that I really thought I would even consider. Sounded a little too "diner'' like to me. I was sure glad I gave it a shot though. I ate here twice and both times the food was over the top, the service was great and it was just a really good experience. Dont let the name put you off, it is a real yummy clean fun place. Not hungry? the bar is the place to be so enjoy a drink!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a fun place with unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    It's a fun place with unique home food items! Enjoyed it and would go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Check Interstate Out!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Awesome food; fantastic service; cool vibe. Finally a great place that's completely unpretentious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Retro comfort food
    Finalwords
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    What a great little gem! The atmosphere was open, friendly and retro. As a wine drinker I was disappointed in the wine selection but decided to jump in and try their mixed drinks. What a great whisky menu they have! A drink for every taste! The food was outstanding. I highly recommend the lobster corn dogs, the chicken livers and the cubano sandwich! I will be coming back here again and again! The wait staff and bartender were super attentive as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great options/select
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great food and great options/selections. The macaroni and cheese was very tasty, though it needed a bit of salt. The beet salad was excellent, though just a tad overdressed for my personal tastes. The butternut squash bisque was really good - had just a little bit of heat from something too, which gave it a nice finish. The cheese steak had tons of meat - and not too fatty - with just the right amount of cheese, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. As for the drinks - great selection of 'old school' drinks mixed in with some new, and a huge selection of whiskeys! Awesome! The prices were good too, with nothing seeming overpriced for what we got. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food at a great price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great food at a great price. A bit noisy but I guess that's part of the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Vibe and Great Times!
    buddhistzombieVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Love this place! Amazing cocktails and bar scene and a great kitchen cranking out old America classics with their own twist!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.