Johnny V
Johnny V

Johnny V

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://johnnyvlasolas.com/
  • Phone: 9547617920x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 3:00pm,
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Johnny Vinczencz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We work with you to make your special event perfect for your needs. We can accomodate up to 170 and have semi private dining available for groups of 8-64.
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha Smith 954-761-7920x
  • Special Events: Please contact us for your special event needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may park along Las Olas Blvd. There are also 2 parking lots directly behind the restaurant.
A word from Johnny V
Johnny V opened in December of 2003 and features the unique cuisine of Chef Johnny Vinczencz. The food is Regional American with Latin and Caribbean influences. Chef Vincencz combines the freshest ingredients of South Florida with a beautifully blended selection of spices from the Caribbean and South America. The result is a wide ranging menu of unique items, like blue corn crusted calamari and ancho cinnamon grilled pork tenderloin. Sporting bold compositions and beautiful presentations, the cuisine at Johnny V is like a trek through America's Heartland by way of the islands. The Chef and his staff have worked had to make dining in this restaurant an elegant adventure.

The restaurant has received numerous accolades including 4 stars from the Miami Herald, 4 Stars from the Sun-Sentinel and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. In 2005, it was voted #1 of the top 100 restaurants in the Sun-Sentinel as well as Best New Restaurant in Conde Nast Traveler.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Johnny V reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)special occasion (53)great for outdoor dining (40)neighborhood gem (38)romantic (31)notable wine list (29)hot spot (25)good for groups (21)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (11)scenic view (6)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A Dine Out Ft Lauderdale Favorite
    oscarVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale and were thrilled to take advantage of their Dine out Ft. Lauderdale menu this month. They offer a delicious 4 course menu for $35. Their smokey tomato soup is my absolute favorite. The spicy calamari appetizer is delicious. I don't think this restaurant makes anything I don't like. We highly recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    mon70
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everything was amazing! Food outstanding, service outstanding, place great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal and service
    JuanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Awesome cheese selections and creative dishes. Our server was very attentive and informed on their offerings. Everything we had was superb. The duck meat balls were awesome as were the scallops served over short ribs. Did not to try the desserts but the bread pudding flan sounded very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative cuisine
    Snuznb411VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Although we eat here often for lunch, this was our first time for dinner. Although fairly expensive, the portions were generous and the recipes were rich and creative. I had the diver scallops with short ribs and lobster salad - very rich but very good. The double cut pork chop was excellent as well. The tapas appetizer for $28 was a little over the top but our guests enjoyed it. Definitely a special occasion place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that tapas starter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We shared the tapas starter, next time I might have that for my main course! That tapas is sooooo tasty with a great mix of flavors, from sweet to spicy, I love the meat and cheese and those pecans and spicy tomatoes! My shrimp was a little overcooked, but it can be tricky to get shrimp just right, it was still tasty. Our waitress was really nice.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Among the Best in Fort Lauderdale
    PatentPending
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I have dined here many many times for lunch and dinner. The food and service are always top notch. While there may be more trendy restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Johnny V is among the best meals to be had in this town. Great wine list. If you don't want a big meal, the wine and cheese selections are excellent too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great restaurant!
    Mike624VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Johnny V is a consistently great restaurant, and one of my favorites. And now with the dine out Ft. Lauderdale, its only better. Consider dine out a tasting menu...and its fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lasolas
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The waiter came to our table the minute we sat down. He would regularly check on how we were doing throughout the meal. The food came out fast and was delicious. The salads, appetizers, and sides and sauces on each dish were very creative, unusual and delicious. Presentation of the food was nicely done. There were many different fish dishes to choose from. The prices were a bit high on the drinks but the food prices were fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't dine outside
    Redsrage
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Noise level was so high dining outside between the traffic and music from across the street, we hardly could hear each other. Plus you get to smell the exhaust fumes from traffic. We won't make that mistake again. Service was very attentive by Miro. Food was great but a little over priced.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price point, we expected more.
    MellowFellow
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    For the price point, we expected more from the taste of the food. The ideas and concepts for the food were definitely on point but for the $$$$ we just expected a bit more in the overall taste & flavor mix department.
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  • Must go
    eat2live
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went for Ft lauderdale dines. Wide variety of choices for a fixex menu. The food was tasty, service was great, sit outside for people watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The service was wonderful. I really was impressed with getting new silverware after every course. I will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasty
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great service & drinks. Our salad and soup were very tasty. Entrees left a lot to be desired.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    BNoles
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I took advantage of the "Dine Out" menu and don't regret it. All four courses were tasty and the wait staff was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Amazing
    happyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have never been to Johnny V's and we decided to go for the Dine Out Lauderdale.. I cannot say enough about the menu that they produced for this event. The food was outstanding as was the service. I think I have found a new restaurant to frequent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great food and very average service
    gomarlins
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    been to Johnny V about 10 times, food is always consistent and great. this occasion, my service was less than impeccable. had to pour our own wine as a group. server forgot our order and even brought out the wrong apps. they were not busy at all for a Saturday. very surprising. kitchen was on point. the floor was not. manager laughing and giggling with hostess rather than greeting guests and helping the servers. just seemed very C level for such prices and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    Mark
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We read the reviews and were looking forward to it, but it was pretty average abd definitely overpriced. Good wine list. Good service and nice atmosphere but the food was less then inspirational. Food combinations lacked imagination and the subtle flavors of things like scallops were overwhelmed by pairing with dense mashed potatoes and short ribs.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Started great ended poorly
    Getinspired2day
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Celebrating a bachelorette dinner and server's attitude went south after we asked for the check to be split up a certain way. I have never had a server say this is going to take a while. Didn't listen to how we wanted it split and messed the request up three times. We were patrons of an earlier dinner and the busier it got the service goes. Delicious food and wine!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Delicious Food
    Dinning4Fun
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Big portions of delicate food cooked to perfection. Great location in Las Olas.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Johnny V's - always the best
    rreviews
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great seafood, salads, sandwiches and appetizers for lunch with original preparation and great flavors. Share the Wild Mushroom Pancake Short Stack or the Tapas Sharing Platter. Service was fantastic and great place to people watch on Las Olas. Dinner entrees are awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant on las olas
    BrookeNyc1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Johnny V has been a long time favorite of mine. Food and service is always impeccable. Great wine list. We recently dined for my father in laws 70th birthday. My family and I loved every dish. I had the filet which was so juicy and delicious, it melted in my mouth. I look forward to dining again at Johnny V's very soon. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect anniversary dinner
    nbfixit
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was our first time at Johnny V. We wanted someplace different, and out of our neighborhood, to celebrate our 36th anniversary. We did run into someone my wife knew, but it was on the way out. Our server, Michael, was wonderful as was Diego for our wine selection which went very well with the snapper special. We're looking forward to our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great until the steak
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were very excited to go back to JohnnyV's. Had a nice quiet table and the service was attentive. Great cheese selection and the apps were perfect. The only issue, and it was a big one was the two steaks we ordered medium rare, were served medium well, and it took a while to find the waiter. Very surprised at a place of this reputation and cost. Would go back, but ...
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good
    fourtimes10
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had reservations and when we arrived we had to stand over our table as they set it. The restaurant was completely empty. I didn't think the hostess had much experience. The servers were very nice and food was pretty good.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Outstanding. Perfect.
    MGCascioVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was looking for a place on Las Olas for dinner. Read reviews for Johnny V's and they were all good. Had passed this placed many times but not gone in. Dinner was amazing. Appetizer. (Duck meatballs). Salad (Grilled cheese). Entree( Scallops with short ribs). Dessert ( Chocolate cake). All fantastic. Our server Malcolm was also awesome with his service and suggestions. Highly reccomending this place.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Cheese Menu
    RelaxAndDine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Johnny V's was recommended to us by a friend who said, 'If you like cheese, you need to dine there." We are glad we took his advice! The Cheese Menu is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lena
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The salad which I added shrimp to was excellent. . My husband said it was the best burger he ever had. The fries were delicious. I had been for dinner but for lunch. H\ighly recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Other times it was better
    Jack147
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service and food was OK but I've eaten there in other occasions when the food was outstanding. My fish was a bit dry
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service, food, atmosphere and overall experience was outstanding.. At a reasonable price too!!!
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True dining experience
    Dave
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Perfect evening. We were in town on business and found this place on the internet. Wonderful experience. Tablecloth and napkins which one does not see to much of anymore. Delightful staff. Wonderful presentation of food. Food choices excellent. Loved the cheese plate we chose to start with. Cannot wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Johnny V is time & $$$ well spent!
    RBS32
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Johnny V's is always a treat! A consistant dining experience with plenty of splendid treats, drinks, ambience, and cuisine. Our server Michael was fantastic and even went the extra mile to educate us on the local fish, what to pair it with and how it tastes. Compliments to the chef for all the marvelous food, from apps to dessert... And the little extras in between. As usual, well done! When i'm back in Lauderdale, i'll be back to Johnny's. Thanks again!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SeaWorm
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My family was in to visit so we took a special night out. Johnny V's did not disappoint. The food was awesome and the service spot on. The wine, though a little pricey, was very good. The star of the night was the cheese plate menu. I will definitely go back again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food we had on our Miami Trip
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My GF and I had lunch here and it was the best food we had on our Miami trip.
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  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I love this place for lunch or dinner, this was my first Sunday Brunch, it was quite quiet which surprised me because the food is always amazing. My guest was crazy for the short rib eggs benedict! Menu has some great appetizers but I found the main choices a bit disappointing. Fabulous fries though!!!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grt Restaurant!!!!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food is fantastic! Happy Hour drink prices are great as well!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • Another surprise!!
    ChrisdyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had walked by this restaurant many times, but when I saw the menu, I knew we had to go there! We had the tapas plate (amazing) and the lobster appetizer ( very yummy)! Everything we had was well prepared. The smoked tomato soup amuse was just outstanding. The service was fantastic! We never expected that kind of food- it was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Food still great, Interior tired
    HowardVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Tried the summer menu with a party of four of us...fixed menu, except peach cobbler dessert was not available due to a recall of peaches, so blueberry cobbler was substituted (though not so noted on the special menu). 2 persons in the party didn't eat blueberry, and when asked for another choice of dessert they were advised of the very strict rule management had as to substitutions. I certainly understand this, had you not changed the advertised dessert, but considering you changed it, you could have given the server more latitude to substitute. After all, it is dessert, not an entree. The manager's attitude was so condescending, that he made the atmosphere so uncomfortable that it ruined the thoughts of the otherwise wonderful meal.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Johnny V rocks
    DubsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As he was as head chef at the Astoria Hotel in SoBe, JV rocks everything he touches. Don't miss his famous mushroom pancakes!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very friendly staff. Very good cheese menu. Short and very good food menu. Service of waiter & busboy was very efficient.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I knew this restaurant was going to be good from all the reviews I read and it was recommended to me by a friend whose opinion I trust. All of our dishes looked like pieces of artwork. We enjoyed the barrata and watermelon salad. The Wild Mushroom Pancake “Short Stack” was especially light and succulent and unlike I have ever eaten before. We also tried the Thai Barbeque Lamb Ribs which were crispy, sweet and left you wanting more. The plating was definitely beautiful.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.