Ivy Bar & Kitchen
Ivy Bar & Kitchen

Ivy Bar & Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ivybar.ca/
  • Phone: 9053334891x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Current Hours

    Monday-Wednesday: 4pm - 10pm

    Thursday: 4pm - 11pm

    Friday-Saturday: 4pm - 2am

    Sunday: 9:30am -4pm


    Note: Closed long weekend Mondays all year
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Thursday, Friday and Saturday after 10pm we have a bustling bar scene with great music from our in-house DJ. We are proud to be continually nominated as the destination of choice for evening guests ranging from late twenties, thirties, forties, and on.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Walkers and Guelph lines on South Service Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ivy Bar & Kitchen
Ivy Bar + Kitchen is a Contemporary, Cosmopolitan, Restaurant and Bar located in Burlington Ontario, Canada.

Ivy’s approachable modern elegant design and inviting ambiance, combined with a fun, fresh, and genuine approach to great food and service-make Ivy a favorite spot for upscale casual dining, cocktails, or weekend nightlife.

Ivy’s appetizing cuisine ventures through approachable American and International chef-driven classics, with a touch of modern flair – perfect for a weekend brunch, dinner, or after work cocktails.
A world-class wine list combined with a fun creative cocktail program; and the best of domestic, craft, and international beers – make Ivy ‘s warm and inviting spaces a first choice for discerning libation seekers of every taste.

The nightlife on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays is created with accents of sophistication, to appeal to a classier adult taste.

Your new favourite contemporary restaurant and bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Ivy Bar & Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (14)special occasion (11)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (8)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Brunch enjoyed
    Jodi
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was just enough. A huge variety even made to order items. Enjoyed the shrimp, crab legs, mini chocolat croissants, and banana bread french toast. Great service. The bartender played a joke with my mom who ordered a mimosa for $5 and brought it in a shot glass. She loved it, and laughed saying this is what it would beblike to be on candid camera. Very attentive staff but not overbaring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great concept for brunch but very few people and food was not fresh. Very nice patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday at Ivy
    NKE3
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Greeted well, only ones in the restaurant that night, except for a small business meeting. Exceptional service, amazing "small plates"--OMG 'Marc's Mushrooms'!!--and overall great ambiance. Dessert, however, was lacking greatly. Coffee was so-so. Came cold and muddy the first time but our awesome server got me another, better, one. I sure won't rush back for dessert (my friend had the donuts and I had what was supposed to be toffee carrot--it was a simple carrot cake that anyone could make). However, I'm looking forward to seeing how staff manage when it's really busy, and to try some larger entrees!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern. Good food & value
    EE22
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had brunch on Sun. Didn't realize it served buffet only. Good ambiance, live unplugged music, quality food, small sushi bar prepared in person was superb. Service was a bit slow and passive. No bowl nor spoons at food station when cereals were offered. Had to request them one by one. Would be a good hangout spot for drinks at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Susan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It is a beautiful restaurant. A real scene. Good food. Great service. Amazing decor. Expensive. Go and enjoy. Definitely ask to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant for Brunch
    nbr1ses
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The live music is a warm welcome! Our server was very friendly, attentive and accomodated us when we asked to move to an inside table due to a pesky wasp! We were approached with a friendly smile and recognition of our past visit. We will definately recommend Ivys' to our friends and family! Our beverages were always attended to and our brunch selection was very healthy & delicious. My only suggestion would be to accomodate the eggs benedict temperature hotter!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch on Sunday
    Lilyana
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The brunch was great. The sushi table and the sushi chef Misook were the best we have ever tried. We basically ate sushi the whole time. Our kids asked for ice cream, something that a restaurant should have especially in August, but were disappointed. The food was more like breakfast and very little for lunch. We found it a bit limited on desserts. Our table was right next to the kitchen door and we couldn`t take any good pictures. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    BmanVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I went to Ivy with some friends. Very creative menu, and my two dishes were great. We didn't get a chance to sample many dishes as two of us ordered the same thing, and two only ordered appetizers. Our server was amazing - she went and arranged for a special order, and left us to have a long catch up, only bringing the cheque when we asked. We'll go back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 12:30 brunch time
    hosedragger299
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Could not say enough about Ivy Bar! Food was top notch and service was excellent. Waitress was extremely pleasant and very attentive. Roast beef was by far the best that I have ever had at a buffet setting. It would even have been served in a formal restaurant setting. thank-you for a great experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charlie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I've been to Ivy a few times for brunch and both food and service have been great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the Place and the Food
    nbr1ses
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Other than the poor service we experienced this was a very good outing. The food was very good and the place itself very interesting. They had live music which was perfect (not too loud but very good). We will return..........just get a better server than last time! Thanks to the management for making the experience one we want to repeat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Sunday brunch. Wait staff was very poor with an attitude. Food was medicore with few selections. Food staff did not know about ingredients in food. Asked if one dish contained meat. Was told no. Then asked again and it contained duck. Live music was very good, great band but a little too loud for a Sunday brunch. I wouldn't go back again. Not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    First time and it was a sensational brunch. There was a nice variety of food for all age groups as we went with our two young children aged 3 & 5. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The live music was a wonderful touch which we all enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant for a nice dinner!
    gottalovelife
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I took my boyfriend to ivy kitchen and bar for our anniversary and it was the right decision. Food was great and drinks were especially superb! I was pleased with the service as well. The portions aren't the usual size like other restaurants, but it was expected because the place is more upscale than others. We sat out on the patio that Friday evening, but their indoor space is so beautiful with lots of room! Worth checking it out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance good; appetizers fair
    Golfgirl
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I have been to Ivy before and am reminded that their appetizer/sharing menu is not great. I guess you are going for a more upscale crowd, but sharing plates are not great. The mushroom toast was rock hard and the calamari was rubbery. Why don't you scale it down for the appetizers so that they are items that are easier to share and less "upscale" and more hearty with better taste. Wine list and cocktails are great. Service very good and outside patio is awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation - and never got seated
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    11am for a 2 person reservation for brunch - We were asked to wait a moment and the host left????, when he came back, he proceeded to lead us outdoors. It was very humid out, so I asked to be seated indoors. The host then led us back to the "wait to be seated area" as we waited, the party behind us were seated to a table indoors. A female then came to seat us, she said she had a table but it would be a tight squeeze, she brought us to a table of 4, that we would have to share with another party. I said I wasn't going to share a table with others, she brought us back outside. Both hosts looked lost and still didn't know where to seat us. The place was empty! We said we were just going to leave, neither said anything to us!! Terrible service!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 38 reviews are from the Ivy Bar & Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Ivy's brunch
    Sundaybrunch
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went for brunch on Sunday June 8th and had a really good time. Food was very good (except the roast beef - very dry). Not a lot of selection, but enough for an enjoyable meal. Music was a little to loud. Could barely have a conversation at the table. Really nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    great brunch - service somewhat slow in ters of picking up plates or bringing coffee etc
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful brunch
    DCCLUB2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Group of girls took a friend there for her birthday on June 1st. The food was all excellent sushi bar was amazing, waffles and eggs Benny outstanding, too bad they ran out of oysters so soon especially when not so busy. We all had a few different drinks they even offered some $5 drink specials. I would recommend it highly for brunch and have already told a few people, who are planning to go. Just go early enough for the oysters! Oh and make sure you try the creme freche and chocolate cAramel sauce you had 4 women drooling!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    foodie101
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    When I ordered a chai tea the waitress said all they had was black pekoe and nothing else. When my friend arrived she asked for peppermint as she was not feeling well again to be told only have black pekoe. At that point I had to tell her that I was there last week and that waitress was rhyming off a long list of various teas. So she says oh we have changed our kitchen maybe we do have let me check and there was chai and peppermint. there was no toaster for the bread although there was one on display last week it didn't work. The perogies were made weird. Looked baked. Took a long time to refill the shrimp cocktail bowl.the music is a nice added touch and they are very talented, found it too loud as we had to yell to have a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Brunch!
    ktjw
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My partner and I visited the Ivy Bar for the first time to explore their brunch. We were not disappointed! In fact it was better than we had anticipated. Quality food and good ambience with live mellow music from the duo who were playing. The environment was classy, relaxed and friendly. Price point for brunch was reasonable. We plan to go again! Thanks for a great first experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • QuietTuesdayEvening
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Brought a friend who was visiting from BC. She had a great time, good food and because it was a Tuesday night, it was very quiet, so we didn't have to tell over each other, bit still had an amazing ambiance setting. Have been in the past on the weekend and the place can get packed. Great for special occasions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    badbrunch
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I had been to IVY before for brunch and this visit was far inferior. Juices were obviously from concentrate and very watery. Lack of selection of food; no bacon or scrambled eggs on a brunch menu? There was a lack of utensils; nothing to remove hot veggies from their plates. It took 5-10 minutes to get a cup of coffee, without a spoon. Omelet station was staffed by someone who was not qualified. There was a hair in the juice glass. Overall experience was horrible and so different from a previous experience. It seems that they have scaled down the selections and really need to keep an eye on their staff.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as your last experience!
    Panache
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    In the highly competitive food service business consistency is key. This visit the key did not fit. Signature dishes no longer available with no replacements. Poor selections.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we had the seafood fettucine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    we had the seafood fettucine and the rib dinner. We thought both entrees were over priced. My huband did not like the ribs. For the price, he did not receive a fair size portion for the ribs. The ribs were also tough and there was barely any meat on the bone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would never recommend this
    Mitzy
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Would never recommend this place to anyone. I visit new restaurants for groups I put together and I would never utilize this establishment. Noise level for a brunch was unbearable. My party and several couples around us left. Bench seating extremely uncomfortable and you could hardly get between tables or get up from the bench seating. I will be letting anyone that listens not to go there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    Chloe
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. A group of friends had raved about the Sunday Brunch, and coincidently Groupon offer was available at the same time. I didn't know what to expect. The ambiance was lovely and the quite of foo was very good. Our server was the only. There were limited seating options through Open Table, hence I assumed the restaurant would have been busy. Not so. There were only 3 couples already dining when we arrived. Two other patrons who arrived very shortly after us, made the same comment. The reservation options seams to be limited through Open Table (I assume that is the choice of the restaurant), and it's difficulty to book reservation directly with the restaurant because the phone isn't answered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz brunch a real treat.
    Jodi
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Jazz brunch a real treat. Enjoyed with girlfriends. The live music is amazing and relaxing like being at a resort. I am a big foodie, its the best deal out there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6 of us for Sunday brunch
    Dande1
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    6 of us for Sunday brunch at 1:30. The cheese, salads & fruits promised on the website were mia; just picked over or empty plates. They only refilled the cheese & fruit 35 minutes later when we complained that the vegetarians had nothing to eat. The meat eaters fared better, liked the bacon and sausage and would have tried the beef but it too was gone. Only 1 server manning both the omelette station and the seafood bar on opposite sides of the room. There were no shrimp or oysters. Management was decent and comped the meal after we complained. Our server was good and tried to help. A Facebook coupon promo might have caught them off guard on the day we went. For these reasons we would try again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really enjoyed our brunch
    People
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We really enjoyed our brunch at Ivy. There was a nice selection of food on the buffet and we really appreciated the ability to order eggs Benedict, French toast and steak from the kitchen, the ensure they were hot and cooked to our liking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Great brunch! The only suggestion would be to lower the volume on the live entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    osfan
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    A decent brunch, lots of options...reasonably priced, certainly good value....just not nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Regulars
    KayRN
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Our staff enjoyed a wonderful Christmas lunch at Ivy this week! We requested Shane again, as he provided such attentive service at our last group luncheon on the patio in July and were just as impressed! We enjoyed a comfy banquette table adorned with beautiful throw pillows. Very quaint and comfortable. The food and wine were awesome. We did enjoy many of Shane's menu recommendations. The calamari dish is the best in the west! We will be back soon. Well done!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Again
    IvyBrothel
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The surroundings were nice, however, the server rushed us through dinner. There is a difference between an attentive server and one that is just obviously trying to rush you out so he can seat other people. We were paying customers and celebrating a birthday along with a girls night out and I felt that they should have offered us seats in the bar or an alternative without rushing us out. I would not recommend this place to upscale diners or foodies. The seats need to be re-upholstered since when you sat down you sank in. The throw pillows have to go because they are nasty. Never again. There are better spots to go to than this place.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • our 1st time
    lisachris
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Went for brunch last Sunday, the food was fantastic, the place is really nice, the seating was not at all private, we had a couple on either side of us, almost feels like they were at your table. (didn't bother us, we had fun meeting them, but really, maybe there was a more private spot if we had of asked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My second visit for Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    This was my second visit for Brunch. The food is excellent and the staff are super friendly. The only negative thing I could say is the tables are a little too close and it makes it difficult getting in and out to go to the buffet. The seating would be fine if you are having full table service. I will definitely be coming back though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ivy Bar & Restaurant Brunch
    yumyumrank
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    My recent trip to Ivy Bar for brunch was good. The atmosphere was jazzy and contemporary, but a little cool in temperature for my liking. We were seated next to the patio exit where several staff exited on occasion, letting in the cool October air. I would have preferred a summer brunch at this location. There was only one chef manning the waffle, omelette and steak stations, and though he did an outstanding job, several people, including myself waited for sometime before we were served. My omelette was very satisfying, as were the fresh-made waffles. A nice place to go, but a little over-priced for what is offered compared to other high-end brunch locations.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place for us 40 somethings
    jumungi
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The décor and hoping dance/bar on Friday & Saturdays is perfect crowd for the group of us north of 40 that love dancing. This ain't ball room dancing but get your heart pumping moving dance floor. Food was fantastic, had only been here for dancing before today. Wine list is a surprize( a good one).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for seafood!
    ggrosi
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Ivy Bar is great place for seafood bar, even though they ran out of crabs. The oysters were amazing and the mussels were fresh. The chef at the bar was also very friendly and accommodating. The rest of the food was okay. The omelette and waffle station was also good. I found there wasn't much selection of their hot food and the bread and antipasto station just seemed abundant but plain. It was a good experience all the together; the service was pretty good as well. We'll definitely go back again for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time customer, Food
    MC22
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    First time customer, Food and service were both very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.