Irving St Kitchen
Irving St Kitchen

Irving St Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.irvingstreetkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 5033439440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:30-6:00 Dinner: Sun 5:00-9:30 Mon 5:30-10:00, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm. Brunch: Sat/Sun 10am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Schafer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Irving St Kitchen
Irving St. Kitchen is located in the Pearl District of Portland.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Irving St Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)great for outdoor dining (64)special occasion (56)neighborhood gem (56)great for brunch (44)good for groups (42)romantic (33)vibrant bar scene (31)hot spot (29)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (18)late-night find (10)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Great evening-gluten free options
    madisonus
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great restaurant that changes the menu frequently an using ingredients on season. They have gluten free options. Music was a little too loud this time. You will not be dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    Rusters
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A coworker recommended Irving Street Kitchen for a special dinner out and we were not let down. It was a marvelous dinner in a city that is known for great restaurants -- exciting menu, fabulous food, wine and cocktails. Great service and atmosphere too. I recommend this destination highly and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irvine St Kitchen never disappoints
    Graham
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The only reason I couldn't give this a 5 star rating is because my friend ordered the fried chicken and thought it wasn't noise inside. We had the biscuits with ham and jalapeño jelly which is always delicious. I had the trout and it was definitely 5 stars. We had the special roasted chills as a side dish and I loved them. We had the creme brûlée for dessert and I like that very much, too. This is one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marda
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were in Portland for 5 days and went to several restaurants that were recommended to us. We ate here on our last night and it was definitely the best dinner we had during our stay in Portland! Friendly service, delicious food, and a nice ambience. Would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Good
    Stinger16
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Another reason why the Pearl is a fun place to eat out. The food here is creative, local and so good. Excellent service and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    luv2brunch
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We booked this restaurant based on prior reviews. I wasn't sure if we would like the place as the hostess seemed a bit aloof and not friendly when our turn came in line to be seated. However, the service was great. Our server as well as the bus guys were very attentive to refilling our water, coffee and taking our order. We liked the decor which felt open and relaxing with a western theme. The food especially the homemade bacon was yummy. It was cooked well - not too crisp and had a nice taste of the spices. We shared a basket of homemade pastries - sugar cake doughnut (okay), pineapple bread/toast (had a wonderful chunks of pineapple) and an apple muffin (very good). Overall, we enjoyed the place and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time at Irving Street
    adaddi
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated my wife's 50th b-day at Irving Street with family on Saturday night and WOW did we have a good time. Even though I let them know it was a special occasion you just never know, but WOW did they deliver. Quite table (tough in their space) and a terrific server who really knew both how to help us and how to leave us alone :) The staff assisting her was super friendly and attentive as well. Food - yum, we'd only ever been to Irving Street for brunch and the dinner was even better (in our opinion). Lamb, Fried Chicken, Cavatelli -- all fantastic. Followed up by great dessert - butterscotch pudding, choc cheesecake and the surprise winner bay-leaf infused crème brule..... Thank you Irving Street!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    cdavenportVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wife and I had the bread pudding the other day and it was fantastic! A couple great brunch drinks, followed up with their butterscotch pudding... phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great time
    Cubby
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I took a very picky customer to dinner here. She is notorious for finding fault in everything, special requests and yelling at staff. The Irving Street Kitchen's Sommolier, nailed it w/ wine, the food was amazing and timing impeccable. The dinner went so well, it was part of the following day's conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but...
    laura
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service is very slow and they have few vegetarian options and are not willing to leave off the bacon to make one of the options vegetarian. We made reservations and went for brunch, the place was not full but close. Still, an hour+ between ordering and getting food is too long.
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  • Awesome food!
    Lori
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We all had the halibut and the flavors were amazing! They use the freshest herbs and it really makes the food shine! I've never had tastier fried green tomatoes. I could have eaten a whole plate of them! For being in the Pearl, parking has never been a problem either, nice perk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch service and dining
    NearlynormalVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had an early, pre- theatre dinner here; outstanding service ( maybe the best waiter EVER ) and the food was superb. Husbands wine was perfect. Don't leave without trying the butterscotch pudding ! Trust me on this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great!
    rajvosa
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was our first time at Irving St. Kitchen. We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Everything was fantastic - food, service and overall atmosphere. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great gem in Pearl District
    SChanSF
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Irving St Kitchen was a great recommendation. It is nice to stroll around the neighborhood before and after our meal. The venue has a rustic cool vibe to it with an open floor plan along with patio dining. Since it was a dinner for two, the staff was so thoughtful to put us in a booth so we were able to actually talk to each other. The menu has a great variety of contemporary twist on classic dishes (yummy trout with peaches) and the prices were decently priced (as we're used to expensive Bay Area pricing). This was the best restaurant we had during our wkd Portland stay. We would highly recommend this restaurants to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome Pearl District gem
    awesome
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    consistently good and fun. great food and busy but not crazy scene in the resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on point!
    Swan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is always good. You can't go wrong with anything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in the Pearl District
    TheTurtle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Just amazing brunch food. The bacon is amazing: crisp and flavorful. The bloody mary is pungent and smooth. If you can get fresh donuts, by all means, get them. I ordered the chicken and waffles, which were pecan and tasty, and the chicken was terrific... crunchy but juicy. My friends both got the andouille sausage as a side with their eggs, and they described it as "good, but hot as hell." Our server, Zim, was just great... fun and attentive without hovering. I'd actually recommend reservations even for brunch... we were there at 11:30am on Saturday and it was obviously busy. And if you go when the legendary Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) is working up front, say hi!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place on parents night out
    Chris
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were looking for a good restaurant that we'd never been to before while the little guys were with the babysitter. This was a great find. However, it did turn out we had been to the location before when it was a different restaurant. The food was great and the service prompt. The dessert list looked amazing, but we didn't save enough room. We'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good excluding Pam
    MrKawakuboVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Aesthetically perhaps one of the best in Portland. The host was a delight. Our server was beyond awful and this is the second time I have had Pam, and each time was horrible. Totally inefficient, distant, rude, can’t even get the basics right, like asking if you need sugar with iced tea and coffee...and no ice in the iced tea. She is terrible on every level, doesn’t check back, doesn’t refill drinks, something was undercooked and she was obnoxious about it. If we go back we will refuse to sit in her section. It's sad to have such a beautiful restaurant ruined by a lousy employee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for food and fun
    RaySF
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and service. Little pricey, but good for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always amazing
    Louise3044
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I'm always impressed everytime I go. The service, the food, and of course the butterscotch pudding is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    MtGirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had friends in from Baltimore and wanted to show them how good food in Portland could be...we were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in and were greeted to the moment we left we were treated very well. Everyone's meal was delicious and the drinks were divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Irving street kitchen constantly amazes me with its wonderful menu and incredible service. I will be going back as soon as I can
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as always, a beautiful meal
    rkpdx
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've been coming to the Kitchen for some time now, and have always enjoyed it. Recently, I took my sweetie here for the first time, and we had a wonderful meal. We originally got seated in the middle of the restaurant, but the hostess was gracious when we asked if we could sit in a more secluded spot, and she put us in a booth. The service was impeccable, the wines wonderful, and the food delightful. The owners clearly think about quality meat, local veggies and interesting pairings. They were also more than willing to create sides that fit within our grain-free diet. It can be quite noisy, so I'd take that into account when planning a romantic dinner, but it's not horrible. This truly is one of the hidden gems on the West side.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Places in Portland
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I really want to like this place - but at the end of the meal I have to say it was mediocre at best. The four of us were looking forward to dining at Irving St - consensus at the end of the meal was that there are far better places to eat in Portland. I cannot recommend this place and I doubt we will be back.
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  • Loved it All
    JonBqttlw
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great location, great physical layout - open,but with several curtained off booths and nooks and crannies. I had the scrambled egg nachos - which is a stretch for me asw I rarely order eggs in a restaurant. Was wonderful - nice mix of crunch, eggs, cheese, salsa. Great!! Wife had donut sampler - all good. Had a fun time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was our first time here, and the only expectation we had was that the fried chicken dinner was to die for--so of course we ordered it, among other things! The chicken was good, but I've had better. The chilled white corn soup was a wonderful surprise, as were the fried oysters. Great beer menu, and I don't think there was a bad red wine on the list. And our server was perfect. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    Carrie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Irving St. Kitchen is my go to - had a long day, need a great meal - place. The food is seasonal, delicious, the dessert list is not to be missed! I might not have believed it possible to improve their butterscotch pudding - BUT THEY DID!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great PDX food scene
    Dawn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food and very nice space. Great front of the house team - from hostess to wait staff to wine director. We went with some friends and they think we picked such a fantastic restuarant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude hostess
    Herman
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was great, the genre inspired, and our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. However, my experience started off with a rude hostess who was incredibly annoyed by the presence of my service dog. She turned her back to me, told me to leave, demanded ID, and made a huge fuss when I insisted on my right to equal service as a disabled citizen. For your information, the American's With Disabilities Act, a federal law which supersedes all local health code policy. It is unlawful to exclude service dogs or their handlers. It is absolutely UNLAWFUL to require that the handler show proof of their disability or qualifications for their service animal and it is UNLAWFUL to require the service dog to wear any identifying gear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch Spot
    brunchie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is my second time to Irving St Kitchen and I would definitely recommend. Lots of positives: Location: On the outskirts of the Pearl chaos so quieter and parking is easier Ambience: Low key but classy. Bar is very comfortable and plenty of seating. Some booths are draped for privacy. I would never close the drapes but it definitely helps cut down on the noise Food: the main reason we go there. Very custom creations, not your usual brunch fair but extremely tasty and satisfying. Large servings. We all got a main brunch course, but shared sides of bacon, sausage and kale. Service: our server was quiet and accommodating, which is how they should be. If came to socialize with my server, I'd go alone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad....
    HappyEater
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had brunch here and was incredibly disappointed. Prices were ridiculous in lieu of the food served. Ordered the fried chicken waffle combo for $13, and the chicken piece was TINY (like a chicken nugget) and as if it was previously frozen. The waffle tasted like it was also frozen prior or perhaps came out of box. Service was fine and location was good. Too bad the food sucked, particularly for the price. :( Bummer. Never again...
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  • Clams
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Did not like clams until I tried them here...spicy curry flavored - delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad steak...
    foodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have to give 3 stars because I had the fried chicken. But the steak my boyfriend got was terrible. It smelled funny and tasted like the meat was off (not sure if it was the butter or truffles that was the off putting flavor). Our waitress never came by to ask about our dinner, and we felt bad, so we didn't send it back. Also, we didn't get our corn bread till our dinner was almost over...we had to remind our waitress about it (we put our order in all at the same time). It would have been nice when she came to clear the table to ask if the steak was okay, since he left most of it on the plate. So disappointed since I love eating at Irving Street, but this last dinner left a bad taste in my mouth and I have no desire to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great ambience, service and food. We had an enjoyable evening and we look forward to going again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Pearl restaurant
    Lovetodine123
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    What a great place! We sat outside and indulged in a superb Happy Hour menu...Delicious wine, yummy small plates, and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy spot, good food
    pdxoriginalVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Really nice experience sitting outside this past weekend. Food was very good. Service was excellent. We enjoyed the fried chicken and lamb porterhouse. Green Goddess kale salad was outstanding. Recommend you give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • goodeatz
    Live2dine
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was amazing, and there were dishes that satisfied the carnivore, the pescatarian, and the vegetarians. The staff was very attentive without being overbearing, and knowledgeable about all of their offerings. The noise level was a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I took my family from out of town here and for days we kept reminiscing about how wonderful all the food was
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Bronson
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Anchored by a great wine list and a very creative menu (that changes daily), Irving Street Kitchen epitomizes what the Portland food scene is about. Yes, it's in the Pearl District and yes, it's not the cheapest place in the world, but there are plenty of great spots in PDX that fit that bill. The service was impeccable, the food prep was perfect and the overall experience for 4 adults over a long dinner was memorable. I'd do it again without hesitation. Kudos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.