Johnny's - Roland Park
Johnny's - Roland Park

Johnny's - Roland Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.johnnysdownstairs.com/
  • Phone: 4107730777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am,
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 4:30-9pm
    Midday Menu offered 3pm-4:30 daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Mexican, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kiko Wilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Northern Parkway & Coldspring Lane
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a lot on the side of the building as well as in front of the building. On street parking (non metered) is also available.
A word from Johnny's - Roland Park
Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf are pleased to announce the opening of Johnny's; the fifth restaurant for the Baltimore-based restaurateurs. Featuring west coast cuisine, spectacular coffee, and whiskey.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Johnny's - Roland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
193 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (134)fit for foodies (91)great for lunch (66)great for brunch (59)kid-friendly (49)good for groups (41)romantic (33)special occasion (28)notable wine list (18)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • $8 tomato
    Familyofthree
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We ordered the heirloom tomato salad as recommend for sharing by our server. It was a raw single, medium-sized tomato cut into wedges with sea salt and red basil. While tasty, it was an $8 tomato. Really? An $8 tomato with virtually no prep? That's a bit much. Burger and chicken étouffée were great, but an $8 tomato and a $6 can of beer are outrageous. Service was just average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipping
    EatDowntownjd
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They are getting complacent. I've always loved going here, but recently the food doesn't quite measure up to expectations and the staff is un-interested and indifferent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Johnny's really knows how to make a classic brunch or breakfast shine. It is a great place for a morning meeting too since too as it is never rushed unless you want to have speedy service! Breakfasts offerings hit all the highlights without being overwhelming. We loved the great, piping-hot coffee and the fluffiest, most mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes. Sides of fruit, sausage, maple syrup and creamery butter were just right. OJ was fresh. The wait staff was amazing--explained specials and the menu clearly, set a pace that met our needs, were attentive but never interrupted our conversation. Filled water glasses and coffee cups when needed. Let us linger to wrap up things at our own pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • UnsatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    For a Cindy Wolfe restaurant this place leaves alot to be desired, food wise. First, my martini had to be remade twice. Then the only chardonnay that was decent was $16 per glass. Menu was limited but weird! I ordered the T-bone which was kind of tough and served with some dull looking and tasteless potatoes. My wife had a salad with grilled chicken which was ok but not great. Cindy this could be a really cool place. You have to get the food better!
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  • VisionEmbraced,Executed&Realized
    LucidDinacle
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Johnny's - Roland Park (Downstairs) continues to impress. It truly combines a demure yet loose, professional yet casual, and classic yet edgy modernity that satisfies all members of any diverse breakfast, lunch or dinner party. In addition, for those of us familiar with the location and history of the venue downstairs over the past couple of decades, it remains a consummately welcome unique addition to an already architecturally-pleasing neighborhood and, to boot, Johnny's is an ecstatically-embraced replacement to the curmudgeon mean-serviced common lunch "restaurant" that previously occupied the same space....so glad that other lame spot is gone! Good riddance. Thanks, Johnny's & the Petit Louis crew!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Another tasty lunch at Johnny's. The three of us enjoyed what we ordered -- the bacon, lettuce, roasted tomatoes and avacado sandwich is a filling lunch -- comes with choice of sides -- slaw is so-so. The presentation is lovely, and service is generally very attentive. Not the biggest or cheapest menu, but if you don't want to go downtown and want a place with parking, you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    Jann
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a wonderful grotto...cozy, inviting, and interesting. The menu is varied...and each item we ordered was very nicely prepared and delicious! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed!
    lovedit
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Without a doubt, this little restaurant is a winner...especially for lunch. The selections are varied, interesting and delicious. I am so happy I found my new favorite "spot".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieFamily48VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Always a good experience. This time I got the grilled cheese sandwich with bacon. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience at Johnny's Roland Park
    Neil
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my Wife's Birthday with our daughter and friends. The food was superior and Janna, our Server, was superior in her presence and knowledge of the Menu. Everyone commented with high marks on her. The timeliness of dishes being served was superb. We saw many friends and acquaintances during our visit. This makes "it the place" to be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonsoVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Very good turkey burger! Neighborhood restaurant that's nice to have around. Would like to see a few less expensive items on the menu though....would eat there more often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good not great
    foodyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ive been to Johnny's three times now and ordered something different every time. Its a good meal, nothing great, but its nice if you don't want to go downtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Etreinncias1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went here for brunch with my mom and we both loved it. I got the Steak Juevos Rancheros. The meat was tender and cooked perfectly. The server was really nice and was always attentive. Want to go back to see how their dinner is like!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place we wanted to like
    nineofnine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Look and feel is great, obviously much thought/money/time spent renovating the basement under Petit Louis. Had a reservation problem-showed up on time but seated an hour later-but that wasn't the real disappointment (popular and busy isn't a bad thing). The problem was the menu/food. It's without the unifying theme the owners are known for. Is it Tex-Mex (spicy guacamole)/comfort food (grilled cheese), or something European (cheese plate)? But execution was the real problem. Either too heavy, bland or small. (chips w/sour cream (bland), guacamole & chips(unbearable w/onion & peppers), and a turkey burger (very good but small) with duck fat fried fries (limp, greasy). Go for the bar, but avoid the food. But as expected, service was great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lettuce and greens taste like California. That's a very good thing indeed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parsimonious
    DelectableVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The sandwiches we're spare, dry, and the salad skimpy. If felt as if Johnny's could not spare a generous or delicious lunch!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    JazzFester
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Creative cocktails and a diverse menu for any palate in a warm setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely venue, tiny portion
    bearle
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service and ambience are excellent but the $9 fish tacos were ridiculously minuscule. My husband got the fish of the day (instead of the trout he ordered but that was fixed on the bill) which was a small portion, too, although not miniscule. The kale that accompanied his fish was too oily and too much - more of the regular dish, please, less of the green. The tiny tiny cup of chicken soup was good but again, the portion small for the $5 price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • christianVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not as impressed on this visit as during our last two. Food was overall good but somewhat flavorless. Service was very good but let's be honest...people eat out for the food. I also really wish they would get rid of the horrible margarrita style glasses they use for wine. The thick brim and stem completely ruin the feel of drinking a glass of wine.
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  • This is it!
    Thunder
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The service is always crisp like its upstairs sibling, Petit Louis. But Johnny's food is average at best and far too expensive. They have a captive wealthy neighborhood willing to tolerate these prices. Wolf Foreman have a great concept, average food at steep price points. Kudos to them but I can no longer visit their overpriced establishments! Its just not worth it as the food is nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I absolutely love this place!
    Jennick
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have been here for a family dinner with kids and for lunch with just my mom. I plan to come back with friends for a women's night out. Inventive food (watermelon heirloom tomato gazpacho) and traditional food makes this a restaurant that appeals to varied tastes. So glad it is here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with "da Boy"
    MinervaTakesaBite
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First time dining at Johnny's - mostly because Petite Louis isn't open for lunch on Monday. It's a very attractive space, 'though a little dark. We sat in the section to the left as you go in - quieter than the other side but still rather dominated by the big screen TV. My son's burger was HUGE (just what he wanted the day after a 45-mile bike ride!) and tasty. Fries were FABULOUS (no surprise there)! My shrimp spring rolls were disappointing - sort of dry with little evidence of shrimp in the filling. The house salad was simply fresh greens, a little Feta and a very nice, light dressing. A pleasant lunch and a good value. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    laurenw
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Johnny's produces a delightful brunch. The black bean dip is a must-have and their unique and delicious entree items (I had the BLTA and it was fantastic) do not disappoint. My Bloody Mary was also amazing, and the coffee was spectacular. Great ambiance, lovely service, delightful food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect night with friends
    FayeBean
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great time on Friday night. The service was great - Pedro was very friendly and knowledgeable - and the food was yummy. My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that my fish might have been just a smidge overcooked (I had the fish tostada), but that might have been because I ordered medium and not medium rare. Highly recommend Johnny's, whether for dinner, or a yummy breakfast meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New neighborhood home
    JfixVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It's always fun dining at Johnny's. Don't miss their fabulous breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    TomH
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was very good but portions were small. People were waiting in line to get in- I wouldn't. Ambiance was good but the service was slow and the kitchen was backed up. I wouldn't rush back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BonsoVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Hostess was great, server pleasant but not knowledgeable. Small plates are really small. We'll go back because it's close.
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  • Good food.
    Majannie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came for brunch and there was confusion when meals came (2 meals came and then 5 minutes later came the other 2). 2 were served the wrong meals and started eating it which meant they had to take it back and start over. The manager and the hostess were amazing and bent backwards to rectify this. They brought us complimentary fruit while we waited and at the end of the meal they gave us pastries to take home. I would recommend this restaurant because the food was good and they really tried to make it a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    WellDone
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first visit to Johnny's and all-in-all we really enjoyed it. Our appetizer was delicious and entrees were also very good. We were wondering why 6 different wait staff were "assigned" to our table. That really doesn't allow for any kind of relationship between staff and patrons. The wine list was very different, offering many local wines at a pretty steep price. We were able to find a delicious wine (not local) that was not too expensive. We really loved the heavy water and wine glasses - how unique! We were also surprised at how large the restaurant is. We were seated in a back room which had very nice, low lighting and a low noise level. Dessert was disappointing - but not enough space to comment on it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Spot/Great Food!
    BTownFoodie1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I recently went to Johnny's on a date. It's in a magical part of town that has a lot of charm and character. The hostesses really make you feel welcome and everyone at the restaurant come around frequently to make sure you're comfortable and have all you need. You're not just a number here-the staff work hard to make sure you're dining experience is exceptional. The ambiance and charm make this restaurant perfect for many occasions. I came here for dinner and the food was amazing! I had the tostadas and the veggie spring rolls. The flavor and timing of food service was impeccable. I've also been to johnys for lunch and has the burger which is a must have! Definitely recommend going to Johnny's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly impressed
    Beefsteak20
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on a Saturday night and could not have had a better time. Our server, Nathalie, was fantastic. The food was outstanding as well as the bourbon selection. We can't wait to go back and try more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • k from Baltimore
    katef
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The wait staff is friendly and professional. The food is excellent every time. From pub food a with a gourmet twist to a quite elegant fresh entree to a specially prepared (and excellent) meal for a guest with an allergy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The rainbow trout on the menu the night we were there was as good as any of us who ordered it have ever had. Perfectly cooked, and the accompanying tomato relish as excellent. As always the service was very good, and the back room is quiet for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LPSRVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always enjoy Johnny's- love ambiance, eclectic food choices, and personable servers. I wish the wine list offered more on the lower side of spectrum.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lackluster experience
    CityslickerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our server was nice enough but don't think she smiled once. Just didn't feel warm. As for food, we went during restaurant week but my meal seemed flat. First very limited options. (Only 2 starters, 2 entrees, 2 desserts). The chilled watermelon soup was interesting but missing something. Chicken was tasty but a little dry and the plating boring. The worst was the dessert...mocha cookie or red velvet cupcake. Basically a giant chocolate cookie. Totally over cooked. Tough on edges, dry in the middle. I didn't taste cupcake but my husband's looked like someone picked them up from eddies on the way in to work. My advice would be to opt our of restaurant week if you can't provide something good for the price. Raise price or eliminate a course.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
    roscosmama
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dined as part of restaurant week and loved everything about our experience! The cocktails were unique and delicious, the wait staff was attentive but not smothering, and the food....oh, the wonderful food. The low lighting and subterranean setting felt very romantic. The place is an upscale gem, but not at all snooty. We will definitely return soon. Maybe tonight! P.S. Don't even think of skipping dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heeeeeere's Johnny!
    VirtualPilgrimVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    ... and thank goodness for that! Options in this part of Baltimore City can feel limited - too much of the same thing. Restaurants that come and go quickly, or the same places that don't change year after year. Johnny's feels fresh every time and great for a special occasion, or for a spur of the moment decision to grab a bite when you're not really dressed for dinner. The staff is friendly, and the waiter from our first visit came back to chat when we returned for our second. Looking forward to coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attractive Setting! Good Food!
    RunnerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Johnny's is a very attractive casual restaurant that caters to a broad array of diners. The food is very good for the most part. I had shrimp spring rolls as an appetizer while my son had beef spring rolls and my husband had hummus with veggies. All of our appetizers were superb. The spring rolls were crispy but not oily. The hummus and veggie accompaniments were fresh and yummy. For the main course, I had the short ribs while my son had shrimp etouffee and my husband had fish totada. My short rib was as tough as shoe letter. (Pardon the trite language.) My son's and my husband's main courses were delicious. The stars of the meal were the desserts--fruit tart and blueberry pie; the crusts were among the best I've eaten anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but...
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nothing was stand out here. The food was good not great. The advertised portion of three spring roll only came with two. My turkey burger was small compared to similar orders at other restaurants. However it was very moist and the sauce was actually delicious. Service was less than attentive. The setting though, is very cool, so if you wanted to be hidden away for a private conversation, it could be done very easily.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Missy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Love Johnny's. Great, fresh food. I loved my bean burger and shrimp spring rolls. My husband got the meatloaf special and loved it. The only problem is my son who has a peanut allergy can not go there b/c they fry in peanut oil.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet