Kayne Prime
Kayne Prime

Kayne Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kayneprime.com/
  • Phone: 6152590050x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar and Dining Room Opens Daily at 5:00
    Reservations highly recommended, Walk-ins welcome. If you are unable to find a reservation available, please contact us at 615-259-0050.
    Bar is full service
    Business and Business Casual Attire Only
    No Shorts No Tank Tops No Hats No Flip Flops and/or Sandal Shoes on Gentlemen Please.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Robert Grace
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Ave S & McGavock St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Kayne Prime
Kayne Prime is the artful fusion of a chef-chic boutique restaurant, with the great American steakhouse. Progressive in every sense – cuisine, wine & mixology, stylish design – Kayne Prime is the modern evolution of the classic upscale steakhouse. Market-driven, farm-to-table creations.. sophisticated cocktails.. an exceptional wine list.. award-winning steaks - all set in a “rustic–modern”, “Best Design” interior that features a sleek study of woods, rich leathers, and walls of reclaimed railroad ties, with breathtaking views that highlight the historic train yards, Union Station, and the downtown Nashville skyline.

Every great city has its own best. Nashville’s best is Kayne Prime.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Kayne Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
293 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (227)fit for foodies (171)romantic (139)hot spot (139)notable wine list (125)good for groups (103)vibrant bar scene (73)neighborhood gem (52)scenic view (36)late-night find (14)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • One year anniversary
    imrich
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Ambiance is always one of a kind. Food and service is outstanding. It was a busy night and we requested to be moved to the booth in bar area which overlooks the beautiful downtown Nashville. Staff made it happen very quickly and made us feel very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    Trent
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Kayne Prime is an upscale steak house. It is not cheap, but you get what you pay for, as the food is outstanding. I highly recommend the duck tacos as an appetizer, as well as the au gratin potatoes as a side (maybe the best potato dish I've ever tasted). You cannot go wrong with any of their steaks, either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    Samuel
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We ran into some trouble with steaks not being prepared properly but they made it right. great place. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good
    NashtituteVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I really wanted to love Kayne Prime. I'd heard about it for so long from so many people - so maybe my expectations were way too high. The service was excellent and the menu was creative, maybe ambitious. They have a pork belly appetizer that's incredible. Overall though, the overall experience was very average for the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Although the food was very good, it could not make up for the inattentive service. Of note food-wise - good salads and well seasoned steaks. Desserts appeared to be an afterthought with a burnt apple gallette and some type of milk chocolate bar.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Was very excited to try this restaurant, unfortunately, having a culinary background, I was very underwhelmed. Menu is straight forward, dictated by the old school steakhouse. I was expecting the food to be elevated beyond what the menu described with interesting techniques and garnishings, but it was just very straight forward. Cocktail menu was appropriately inventive and creative, and the side dishes all sounded very creative and interesting. Service was impeccable however. Our server and his assistant went above and beyond and could answer any all questions we had. Wagyu steak was recommended to us, but having cooked thousands and thousands of steaks, I couldn't tell any difference. Overall good experience, but not worth the money to us
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    newfan
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Dining at Kayne is a treat that I hope to enjoy again soon! The food was amazing, and the service was exceptional. Thank you for a great setting to entertain our favorite customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    Mudbug
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Read other reviews prior to visit. Was in Nashville as a stop over and was looking for a place within walking distance of the hotel. Met a friend who lives in Nashville who also had never been to Kanye. Overall a great experience. The food and service were wonderful. If I had a complaint it would be minor in that it was a little noisy in the bar. Not the restaurants fault. Some people forget they are not at home. Would definately go again when back in town.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Raising the bar on Nashville dining
    OurNewGoldStandard
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Just an outstanding experience that easily made our " all time " top 5 best of the best list for dining . We were in town on business and fate placed Kayne Prime on our schedule. We are a well traveled group and can appreciate such experiences as so enjoyed this past Monday evening. Our seating arrangement was perfect which provided us an excellent environment to wrap a little business into the evening. The service, food, wine, and overall atmosphere took care of the rest for us. Obviously a very impressionable experience and we can't wait to come back the next time any of us are in Nashville. Kayne Prime is our new gold standard! Our dining experience - " The way it should be "!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stormy birthday night
    dgpjap
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Arrived in heavy thunderstorm; busy for a Columbus Day crowd. We all had filets which were cooked to perfection; sides were excellent. Could have done without the spicy rub on the steaks. Service was friendly, attentive but not obtrusive. Noise was more than we expected. Parking lot is not well suited for valet parking; small and competes too much with taxi traffic. Waiting for a valeted car requires everyone to queue down the same stairs other customers are using to enter the restaurant. The weather did not help this situation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything about Kayne Prime was Phenomenal!! We will definitely be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in every way!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had an amazing dining experience at Kayne Prime! We had heard such great things about the food, but weren't expecting the wonderful service and beautiful ambience. We sat at a table in the bar area, and the view of Union Station was awesome! The weather outside was great, so they had the windows up and we loved the feel of the open air. We ordered cocktails that were delicious, and the bacon appetizer is a must. A friend of mine had recommended the duck tacos, and I wish we had tried those too. All of the steaks and sides were great. We argued about our favorites, but I think the potatoes gratin, corn and brussel srouts all tied for the best! I'm dying to go back. It would be a great place for just a drink and an appetizer at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a group of six in for a convention. Our palettes were singing Joy!! The food & service were simply fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravelingDiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were looking forward to a great dinner, traveling from out of town, spending two nights in Nashville... everything was great except the most expensive item from our dinner, my steak. It came out warm at best and extremely undercooked which I ordered medium. Our waiter did not follow up to check on us... eventually the manager came by where I told him of the error. He quickly returned my steak to perfection but it's hard to recover when you spend 10 minutes waiting for your waiter who never showed until after the fact. Great place, I assume our experience was a rarity.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    theeaslings
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 5th year anniversary. We chose Kayne Prime because of the reviews and the reviews were spot on. When they found out we were there for a special occassion, we were offered complimentary champagne. The food was just incredible. Our steaks were prepared perfectly. Full of flavor and utterly delightful. Our waiter really knew the menu well and made excellent suggestions. Superb service. We still can't stop talking about the delicious dinner. Thank you, Kayne Prime! You totally made our evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouthwatering Steaks
    Afleming
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I love Kayne. We brought friends with us this past week and they absolutely loved it. We ordered a variety of sides and of course the bacon for appetizers and they loved everything that was put on the table. We always have a great experience when we dine at Kayne.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kayne prime was awesome!
    JoeL
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went here for my wife's birthday and had an unforgettable meal. The service was Greta and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavy food, light flavor & service
    pepperonies
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Not impressed with the service or flavors after not eating at Kayne in 14 months. The latest time was a birthday celebration, party of two. The only good items were the Wagu flight and cocktails. Duck tacos and vegetarian entree were heavy with oils but almost flavorless. Brussel sprouts were partially-cooked and light on flavor, as well. Apple dessert was uncooked. Banana bread dessert and French fries were passable. Service was disjointed with our main server also tending a large group. The "co-waiter" seemed stressed. Politeness seemed forced by everyone except the gentleman serving water. For $250 with tax and tip, minus a comped apple dessert, I was disappointed. With many other steak houses around, we will not be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    EwhtnVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Another great meal at Kayne Prime. As always their steaks and sides blew us away. Very enjoyable meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    Serrato
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Everything was perfect!!!! It was our anniversary and we told them when we got there and they really went above and beyond
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Kayne Prime had a great atmosphere, lively bar area and an outstanding wine list, but this was by far the worst service I have ever had at any restaurant. The waiter was extremely condescending and made numerous insulting remarks throughout the evening to our group. It took 25 minutes after we were seated for our drink order to be taken. A few of the steaks were overcooked and the creamed spinach was not great but everything else we ordered was satisfactory. I would have given this restaurant a better rating had the service been, at the very least, moderate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual....
    Critter
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our dining experience was as expected - awesome! Kayne Prime never lets us down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Sc0tt
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have dined at Kayne Prime twice and both experiences have been wonderful. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The food is amazing and always prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kayne Prime is a real treat
    JimP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Kayne Prime puts a modern twist on the traditional steakhouse. The menu still centers on beef and the cuts are all well prepared, but Kayne Prime differentiated itself by offering dishes like a bacon/cotton candy appetizer; a slab of smoked pork belly served with maple sugar cotton candy to give you that bacon/maple syrup experience. And then there was cream corn brulee; creamed corn covered with a crust of sugar, fired just like creme brulee. A bit sweet, but still a pleasant and surprising addition to a plate generally covered with beef. The wines are very good, but overpriced, and the deserts were also very good, though not the standouts for the night. With two glasses of wine each, the tab came to $100 per person, before the tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I planned a repeat birthday celebration for my family at Kayne Prime. I had multiple reminder calls from multiple people who assured me they had the requests and details for my reservation. Even though they called me 4 - 5 times, none of the details were followed. The drink orders were wrong and the chardonnay by-the-glass choices were very limited and request for second glass of wine never fulfilled. Even though the food was excellent, the service was not. I had hoped to make this a tradition, but I need to find a new spot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing first anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My husband and I decided to try Kayne for our first anniversary dinner. Everything was amazing. Jimmy, our server had great recommendations and was very attentive. All four courses were amazing, especially the house made bacon appetizer. Another server stopped by to wish us a happy anniversary. I believe he said his name was Tristan. Both servers were amazing, as was every course. Highly recommending this to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing!
    caligirl
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I took my business project team here for dinner and we all had an amazing experience. Not to be missed is the homemade bacon appetizer with cotton candy. Simply melt in your mouth delicious. The Waygu beef is just beyond delicious and the prices were not outrageous. We shared a number of sides including the cream corn brulee, baby brussel sprouts, pepperoni and mushrooms, risotto tater tots, and the black kale. There was more than enough to feed my group of 8 and we all left feeling full and satisfied. Definitely will make another trip here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the Hype
    DKofTN
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Returned after many months - need to make sure we go more often. Bar is awesome - the view, drinks and service. Party of 4, got seated in front section. Right under speaker, could not hear each other - quickly got it turned down. Food incredible - duck tacos and tuna on sushi rice - wanted MORE! Then shared heirloom tomatoes w/ fresh mozzarella - so that's what tomatoes are supposed to taste like. Mains: Waygu filet with corn brûlée, Brussels sprouts and Mac and cheese - more than enough and taste buds so happy. Definitely ate our veggies! Enough for lunch leftovers (not the meat - all gone, tender & tasty). Dessert: Eton mess & peach crostini - not a drop left. Loved it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever
    Yummy123
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I loved this place. I am a meat lover and this steak (filet)was amazing! My bf wasn't as pleased because they brought it out a little cold and they reheated a little but that didn't help much. They offered us to remake it but we passed. I still thought it was one of the best filets I've had. The corn is amazing and so it the simple peach salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food we loved it
    Pkjj
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The waguy steak was amazing and the wedge salad is a must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was poor. Had ribeye that all you could taste was char and the wagau stop that was tough and flavorless. While the sides sound interesting and good they are lousy as well. Very disappointed. Very disappointed. Service was excellent by our server. Not so much the manage who made us feel like we were wrong for sending back an overbooked steak.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    MThompson
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My husband and I visited Kayne Prime for the first time this past week. We spent a pretty penny but it was worth every bit of it. We have already recommended it to all of our friends and are looking for any excuse to go back. The service team was lovely from the host, to our server assistant Erin and our server. They took their time and recommended wines and dished that paired well with our pallets and price range. I can't remember ever having a steak melt in my mouth like their wagyu filet. They cook is sous vide style then throw it in a hot pan for a quick and delicious sear. My mouth is watering thinking about it. :) If you're thinking about trying Kayne Prime, do it, just go, right now. You will absolutely not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful night
    lovemyfood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We took our daughter and some of her college friends here to celebrate her birthday while we were visiting. It was a spectacular night. Everything was so delicious, and presented beautifully. All of us had steaks, and there wasn't a morsel left on anyone's plate. We shared the sides and each one was magnificent. Expensive, but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First rate on all counts
    WearyTraveler
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service was prompt, friendly and very informative, excellent steaks, creative and delicious spin on some traditional sides (such as risotto tots, or jalapeno creamed corn brulee), dessert was also excellent, everything right down to the popover rolls. High quality, great execution, great service. We had a great meal and a great time and found no nits to pick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak E-V-E-R!
    SadWhenMealEnds
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've been fortunate to have been able to try many steaks around the country. There haven't been any that match the flavor, texture and perfection that was achieved with the Waygu filet that Kayne serves. The drinks were good, the service was good (bordering on great), but the food was the real star. Even the sides were spectacular. Yes, it's not cheap, but it is certainly worth the price. I would rank my steak above the Stockyard, which I have also visited (although it was quite tasty, too)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service.
    RebeccaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went to Kanye Prime for a bachelorette party. At first our waiter was rude and annoyed by us. Once we complained and received a new server, everything was great. The restaurant comped our dessert and a round of shots. The bread is out of this world. Also love the mac and cheese. Steaks were good, not great. Although we live in Chicago so there really is no comparison between our steak houses and others. Would definitely recommend Kanye Prime if you are with a group that is willing to spend some money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic in every way
    maest
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Perfect restaurant, food and staff. Had we stayed longer in Nashville I would have dined here more than once. Loved the wagu tartare, spinach with fried egg, bone in filet. Great wine list. We asked for a booth and were accommodated for just the 2 of us. Booths in the bar were also very cool. Staff was professional and attentive. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a Kayne Experience
    Cmac
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Too loud to talk at a table for 4 or 6. 2 1/2 hours and we didn't have salads or dessert was too long. The price was high but I don't feel like we were ripped off. The open air bar was impressive along with the Gulch Life. I was very proud to host a dinner for out of town visitors for Orlando and St. Louis and their experience of the Gulch was over and above. Everything food wise was good but the beef was awesome. Kayne does Nashville Proud!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal of my life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Incredible. Expensive yes, but they put on a great show, fantastic service, delicious food. These people really care about giving you a great dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Kayne Prime!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to Kayne Prime for my birthday. The bartender while we waited was fabulous, and we sat enjoying our time in front of the open windows, with perfect weather outside. We then moved to our table on the opposite side of the restaurant, also near the open windows. Our servers were delightful but also allowed us time to just enjoy our conversation. The food was fabulous! Get the cotton candy bacon appetizer! Our entrees were incredible, with our steaks cooked to perfection (get the brussel sprouts!!) Since it was my birthday, the server asked if he could bring a surprise dessert. He chose Eaton Mess for us, which was scrumptious. I had never had it before, but I knew that it was a favorite of Prince William. Everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic