JUST
JUST

JUST

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.justrestaurantnj.com/
  • Phone: (732) 707-4800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Hours
    Monday through Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Vukusich
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Free Wi-FI

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Jake Brown Rd & Fairway Ln
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from JUST
Just Restaurant is a Zagat-rated New American dining destination hidden in the heart of New Jersey. Well-received by both diners and critics such as the New York Times, Just presents a selection of artfully prepared culinary creations, an extensive and diverse wine list and a unique specialty cocktail menu. Just offers value with its medley of dishes comprised of only top-quality ingredients.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff can recommend wine pairings to any dish. Just Restaurant features a collection of wines from all over the globe carefully selected and sorted by their flavor profiles to best suit the diners’ tastes. Specialty cocktails present a balanced mix of different spirits and liqueurs with fresh garnishes and a variety of flavors that create a buzz at the intimate bar scene.
Altogether the elegance of the decor, the unparalleled presentation of the cuisine and the attentiveness of our wait staff, your experience at JUST is guaranteed to be unforgettable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
JUST reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (65)special occasion (55)romantic (43)neighborhood gem (41)notable wine list (26)good for groups (21)late-night find (11)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Still my favorite
    HeartFood
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Every visit here leaves me full and satisfied from exploring every culinary whim your heart could desire. I can't get to this restaurant often enough! The spicy tuna cones are always my favorite, and this time we added the crispy pork belly, roasted beet salad, and zucchini fríes as appetizers, all of which were fantastic. Entrees were Moroccan lobster fried rice and braised lamb shank: delocious. Dessert was banana nutella wontons and roasted apple, perfect. Service was above par, as usual. Matt was attentive and sweet. I already can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Everything was just simply amazing. Cozy ambience, excellent service, wonderful food, and some great cocktails as well. The short rib ravioli was delicious and the pear martini was not too sweet or boozy, nice and fresh. Although I was much too full for desset the list looked incredible, not to mention they brought out 2 tasty cookies on-the-house. The waitress was attentive, helpful, and overall delightful. I will most definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looked better than it tasted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Nice people and entres sounded good and even looked good but everything we had was bland. Way overpriced for bland food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was incredible.
    DFlappsVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Matt was an excellent server again! The service is top notch, and the staff makes you feel like you are in a 5 star restaurant. Great place, will continue to come back, especially now that I am part of the wine club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Lms0403
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    After reading the reviews about this restaurant I was excited to have a great dining experience. unfortunately we has reservations but had wait 20 minutes. Our waiter did everything he could to avoid us. Food was great but did not get any until 55 minutes after our reservation time. The table next to is sat 30 minutes after us and had drinks and food before us. All the wait staff were very young and not very professional. I will try one more time because the place is nice and the food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    pegs
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We snagged a reservation at Just this last cold Saturday night. The place was packed and loud but we we greeted warmly and guided to our table shortly after our party was complete. At the table it seemed like the noise level dropped probably due to the upholstered panels in the ceiling. The wait staff were courteous, pleasant and very knowledgable of the menu. After what seemed like a little too much time our appetizers appeared, plated beautifully and were delicious. That was the only off beat in an otherwise delightful meal. The mains came through, again, beautifully and great. The potion sizes were fine and everyone left pleased and full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS!
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    They have a great selection of foods to choose from. The tuna I had was wonderful. Service was exceptional. It is difficult to find this restaurant. A sign would be helpful. Also they did not honor my Open Tables card.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great placefor those special friends
    Mike
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and took special friends of our to Just Not only did we love the food and service,Not only was thefood menue a pleasure to read,it also itemslisted that are not common to many manues,ie,chrispy pork bellies.All an all everything was GREAT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daryl
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great restaurant. Excellent service from very well trained staff. Food was outstanding. Prices very reasonable. Decor a bit dated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Surprise
    sdymo
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I picked JUST for my birthday celebration with friends because it was a good location for friends from north and south Jersey. While waiting for the group I had a Maple Manhattan at the bar; the bar staff was congenial and experienced and had suggested the drink; which I really enjoyed. The food was exceptional especially the steak special that night. All in all this was a wonderful experience from beginning to end!!! We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food -- Great Time
    easyDiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I have been to Just several times now and have never had any experience but amazing. The staff are very nice and knowledgeable, the food is delicious, and the deserts are to die for. If there is anybody looking for a really good time delicious dinner, I would recommend going. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUST a little more privacy please
    robo421
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was tasty and portions were fair. Presentation of food was good. A bit pricy for young families with children and even people with fixed incomes. Would appreciate for the price that the tables were not so close, I don't want to hear the other peoples conversation and they don't want to hear mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    jazzyorkie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was awesome! The calamari is on point, the lamb shank is to die for and the peppered tuna was sushi grade and the best ever. My new favorite spot. Do not let driving through the gas station deter you. Once you get Inside it is like a top notch Manhattan restaurant. Will be back over and over again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cut Above
    Sagesse
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    In a sea of chain restaurants and Italian/pizza places, Just restaurant is a cut above. When you hunger for food that is different and expertly prepared and you wish for a wait staff who are not kids and know what fine service is all about, then go to Just. The ambience is not intimate but good for groups, large and small. Prices are above average but justly deserved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUST restaurant visit
    LisannexnVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Don't be fooled by the location! Sitting awkwardly behind a gas station, with an exterior that buddies up with an International Food Emporium, it is by first glance unimpressive. Walking in, though, what a pleasant surprise! The service was 5+! The waitstaff are engaging, helpful, and knowledgeable without going overboard. The menu included some seasonal choices in both food and drink. The Manhattan and Pear martini were execellent. And it is always about the food. Both meals we ordered (filet mignon and the miso glazed sea bass) were instagram worthy and tasted fantastic! So don't JUST drive by, give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    StaciHutch
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Hidden off a main highway, Just is an amazing surprise dining experience! The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. One thing was better than the next! I highly recommend the short rib dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicely Done!
    SuzeshoesVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to this little gem in Old Bridge. They are quick to accommodate special requests and knowledgable about the menu. We had a fabulous server who was attentive and proactive. Food was excellent. You are eager to try the unusual spin on many dishes and then pleasantly surprised as the harmony in flavor. We applaud restaurants that use ingredients like cacao nibs and forbidden rice, and offer healthy sides like sweet potatoes and greens. This allows mixed group of healthier choice eaters and those who prefer old standbys to both be satisfied! How smart! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Dannydinin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food great service, prices are high but were expected for that kind of dining atmosphere. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackson Foodie
    Jacksonspyglass
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent first experience. Food quality top-notch. NY Strip, superb. Desserts sublime!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JUST Restaurant Old Bridge
    billyboy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    outstanding food and service - staff very attentive and food and desert better than most
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yet to be disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Perfect for a Friday night after work, open late so we didn't have to rush. Can't say enough about the food and service! We even took home 2 bottles of a new wine we tried at half price since we are wine club members.. Bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything but location
    Ds8816VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was our first time. Although I had read that the restaurant is behind a gas station, I didn't realize that you actually have to drive into and through a gas station to get there. That really was a bit jarring. So this is not the place for ambiance. However, once inside, it really is lovely. The decor is very nice, although the projection screen is a bit distracting. The table layout and set-up is very good, the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Three of us had the Chilean Sea Bass which was delicious. Had an appetizer of Mahogeny Calimari which was outstanding. The menu is a bit limited but everything on it seemed excellent. The prices are a bit high for the location but we plan to be return customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but bad acoustics
    BeyondBabedom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    First, the cons. It's oddly located next to/behind a gas station, so we almost missed the entrance. Based on the website, we were expecting upscale. The attached "gourmet market" told us "no." Upon entering, we realized it catered to a Staten Island crowd. At least half of the men were wearing jeans - and not dressy ones. The women were not quite so casual. On the wall there was a four-screen "aquarium". . . not really upscale, but at least not showing a sporting event. It was very loud (We could hardly hear our waiter over the din) with really poor acoustics - but very crowded, which is always a good sign. All that said, the food was excellent, even for my vegan husband. Service was good; wine list good as well. Will we go back? Maybe. . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    ManalapanVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Drove bye 1000 times finally went in. I regret not going in the first time. A eso me food and even better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Surprise on Route 9
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Pulling up to the restaurant which shares a parking lot behind a gas station on one of the busiest corridors in NJ, I had my doubts. But my party of 5 was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, and presentation of the plates. We had a knowledgeable waiter as well. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Luv2EAT
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    From the appetizers to dessert the food was crazy good. If you haven't gone here yet - you must. Service was great, great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just is Just Amazing!!
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was the second time my boyfriend and I went to Just. It's a great place to go with your significant other. The service was amazing both times we went. They constantly filled water, asked us if we needed anything, and were extremely helpful and friendly! The menu has great options to choose from. I have a gluten intolerance and it was nice to see delcious gluten free options on the menu! Some of my favorites...the Filet Mignon Kebab, Lobster Fried Rice, and the poached Apple for dessert. Also the pumpkin ice cream is perfect! Coming from someone who doesn't really drink, I am in love with the iced tea pomegranite cocktail! All in all, I think Just is a great resturaunt that not many people know about, but need to check out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neverhomeVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A thoroughly wonderful evening. Started at the bar with happy hour drinks and appetizers. Moved to main dining room for entrees. There were many interesting choices on the menu. We decided on the tandoori chicken and Moroccan lobster fried rice. Both excellent and so fully flavored.. Not just tongue burning spicy. Patrick, the general manager made interesting conversation about wines and was very attentive to our needs,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sophisticated Suburban Dining
    Thinman2001
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Think upscale Manhattan dining in a stylishly decorated, high-scale atmosphere...behind a gas station on Route 8 in Old Bridge, NJ!!! A hidden gem, this pricey but elegant restaurant allows you to leave the suburbs at the doorstep as you enter a well-appointed, sophisticated dining establishment. The menu is a bit limited and everything is a la carte, but it is well worth it. Fine wine and excellent service only enhance the experience. From the warm pretzel bread with honey dijon butter to the last bite of food, you can find no better dining experience in Central New Jersey -- or Manhattan for that matter. Highly recommended for that special occasion or for a romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • N.J. Gem Hidden Behind Gas Station
    Jimatehere
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Exceptionally well informed staff capable of explaing your options for both food and wine. Great presentation for the several entrees our party of 7 tried. The " Just Champagne " was a wonderful toast to ourselves for eating here. Interesting side dishes with unique seasoning. The interior is very pleasant and the restrooms are simply gorgeous. Attention to detail must be the mantra of the owner. 7 out of 7 in our party were impressed. Very special place.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High End NY Restaraunt in Jersey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant has a very unique menu and the food was delicious. The wait staff was very receptive and attended to all of our needs. Yiu have to be careful trying to locate it, it is behing a gas station, but well worth finding it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a date night or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food
    Spikeylikesit
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I speak for my fiancé and I when i say that we had the most amazing time in your resturaunt on Saturday. The food was probably the best food I have ever had in my life. My fiancé believes it was the best food she has ever had. The service couldn't have been any better. Menu was a little tricky at first but any question I had was answerd and we will be coming back for dinner very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    5yranniversary
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We loved the food and the service at Just, but because it was expensive for us, we would only return on special occasions. We were not enamored with the décor or the atmosphere. We thought the tables were too close together and didn't allow for much privacy. The lighting was tinted and altered the color of the food, which I thought was strange. Why do that when the emphasis at your restaurant is on the food? The covering on part of the wall my wife faced was very 'dizzying' as she says. There were few tables for two in a layout that was more suited to the food court at the mall.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Cricket
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Location is a bit off the main road and the entrance is easy to miss. When you get inside, the ambiance and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Meal
    dmb1983
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had a co worker go to Just. She raved about it. I also read the reviews. My fiancé and I thought it was horrible. The food was cold and terrible. We paid $105.00 for the meal without tip and the meal was done in 50 minutes. We will NEVER go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Great! Pund intended.
    Ziggie370
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I chose this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. Needless to say that it was a wonderful night. Ambiance was perfect with lighting and music. We had a great wine list to choose from and were able to have a very conversational night and enjoy each other's company. The food was delicious specially the pretzel breads with their special butter. It was a great choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LUV2DINE
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A friend had recommended JUST. It was amazing. I can't wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal at JUST
    Peter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first time at JUST and it was an excellent experience. Food, service and ambiance were all beyond our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whatever mood you are in,
    sherylfVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the menu can satisfy....want a full meal, you got it; want a tapas style meal, you got it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    GLNCVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Second time here since we like to explore different restaurants. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate