Kinzie Chophouse
Kinzie Chophouse

Kinzie Chophouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kinziechophouse.com/
  • Phone: (312) 822-0191
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Alvaro Zamuido & Jose Ramierez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private Dining Rooms Available! Contact: 312-329-9826

  • Special Events: 3 course Seasonal menu for $29.95 - Available Now!

    1/2 Priced bar menu appetizers with the purchase of a $3.50++ beverage Monday through Friday 4-6pm!!!! (Bar-Lounge and Patio only)

    1/2 Priced Bottles of wine Sunday - Tuesday with every 2 entrees purchased. Does not include our special selections, reserve or Napa Premier lists.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kinzie Street
  • Public Transit: Brown line - Merchandise Mart
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Self Parking in garage at MartParc Wells on the corner of Wells & Kinzie Streets. Validated down to $9 per car after 3pm for up to 5 hours. Must ask for voucher from server/manager/hostess for validation.
A word from Kinzie Chophouse
This River North restaurant is well known for outstanding steaks, seafood, pasta, an extensive wine list & an excellent lunch menu. Kinzie Chophouse is a very popular place for business lunches, pre-theater diners, conventioneers & neighborhood regulars.

Four spacious rooms, including a bar, are outfitted with attractive & comfortable banquettes. Susan Frasca of Frasca Hospitality Group who purchased the restaurant in late 1998 has made some exciting changes to the menu, & received the Wine Spectator "Award Of Excellence" 10+ years in a row.

Private dining rooms are available - contact 312-329-9826 for more information.
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Kinzie Chophouse reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)romantic (82)neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (64)notable wine list (58)good for groups (46)hot spot (20)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Steaks
    JennyMVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food was outstanding. The ribeye filet was one of the best steaks I have ever had. Highly recommended this steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Ranelle9022VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We enjoyed our meal with out of town guests! Thanks for a nice night out :)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Place
    SueandadamVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Kinzie is a great steak place right in the neighborhood. Definitely try to eat in the bar area for a cozy, fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kinzie Chop House
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We were from out of town and made reservations for 2. Ended up in the bar area. Tables were separated between two others and my wife shared a booth type seat with others. All we could hear was the other parties conversation. Service was slow. Had to ask for refills on drinks, our ticket, etc. Did not feel at all like we were taken care of. Food was good, but not overwhelming. We were there for almost 2 hours, just for dinner because we had to keep asking for the servers to come back to help us. Probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A real Chicago steakhouse
    mattflamm
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    You can eat at a national chain steakhouse, but it's the same experience wherever you go. Kinzie Chop House is a longtime local restaurant. It feels like a Chicago place -- an old building, nicely updated. The dry rub Delmonico was delicious and unusual. A nice selection of wines by the glass -- many steakhouses push wine by the bottle, which would have been a waste since there were only two of us and one doesn't drink. Service was attentive but not fawning. I would definitely return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took my girlfriend out for a birthday dinner
    Bodie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The service was good and the food was excellent. My prime rib was some of the best I have ever had. Near the end of the meal we were in a hurry to catch a train and they brought her a complimentary dessert to go. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected better from a restaurant of this caliber
    Ndh7
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This past Saturday was our 1st time @ Kinzie Chop House. I made reservations for a party of 4 for a birthday celebration. The service was lacking. Our waiter's attitude was just off & thus made us feel uncomfortable. Everyone in our area was shown the steak presentation except our table. When he took the drink orders he only took 2 of 4 & began to walk away until my friend interjected..never apoligized..just took the other 2 drink orders & briskly walked away. Our food was delayed, there were 2 other tables that were seated well after us but received their food before we did. The waiter never came over to check on us or to explain what the hold up was. Eventually the manager advised that the delay was due to a printer issue in the kitchen. My crab cake appetizer came out cold. My friends ordered the pork chops & they were undercooked to the point of bleeding in the middle. At this point, we've waited quite sometime & everyone is beyond hungry so sending it back was not an option. In the end, the manager gave us a trio of desserts @ no charge & we were told it was due to the delay in the kitchen. That was appreciated but then we paid our bill we never saw the waiter again. I asked for a soda refill during dessert & it never came. The bus boy was more attentive & had a better disposition than our waiter. Our table was the only one w/people of color in that section so I hate to say that race was the issue but it honestly seemed like the waiter had an issue w/us in particular. He never cracked a smile, never looked us in the eye & was very curt....very rude all the way around. I expected a warm welcome, exceptional service & food that would force me to come back but we received the exact opposite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening at Kinzie Chop House
    AHipp1965
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had some friends visiting from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere with good food and a nice wine list. Our friend is a wine expert, and he was impressed with Kinzie Chop House's selection and felt they were fairly priced (for a restaurant). The carrot soup was delicious, as were both my wife and daughters pasta dishes. I was not thrilled with my special ribeye filet - however, that may have been more due to it wasn't what I was expecting more than anything else. It was grilled just fine - I wasn't expecting the edges to be crusty. The center was prepared a nice medium rare. Overall, the service, food, wine list, and ambiance were great. I probably wouldn't order that cut of steak if we go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 11/13/2014
    DanoverVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Lunch was terrific as usual....always a good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a great place!
    OHguywholuvsCHI
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I go to Chicago twice a year for work and usually my client and I go to a steakhouse one of the nights we are there. Our go to is Chicago Cut, which is top-notch in food and service, but this trip I wanted to try out a different place. Kinzie Chop House exceeded my expectations. The decor is like a nice home, our waited was prompt and friendly, and the food was out of the park! I do know good food, and I can't see anyone being disappointed by theirs. The creamed corn and sausage side was amazing - I highly recommend. The prices are on par with most other mid-high end steakhouses in the city, but sometimes you have to say, "If it's worth it, I'll pay for it..." Five stars, 5 thumbs up, 5 T-bones... whatever you want to use to rank!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm Venue and Friendly Staff But..
    McFerg
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I found the front of the house to be very friendly and attentive and the lighting, tables and place settings to be very inviting. The food was Hit and Miss. I had the Double Cross Martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. The bartender has got to know (if it's a signature drink) that the blue cheese can't sit in brine (rubber cheese). Minor point. This is about steak. My Tomahawk and my wife's Cowgirl Ribeye were wistfuwonderful and my son enjoyed the filet of his surf and turf. His lobster was a bit cold and dry unfortunately. Creamed spinach was underwhelming. Double stuffed potato - Awesome. Dessert...Hot Butter Rum Cheesecake - Killer! Pick the right dishes and you hit a Jackpot. Pick the wrong ones and eh.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    MamaJ
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Kinzie just recently (11/7/2014) and were not disappointed. Having dined at some wonderful restaurants over the years, Kinzie definitely ranked "right-up-there!" I would definitely recommend this restaurant! Steaks were delicious, stuffed baked potato (enough for two) was wonderful, and the butter rum topped cheesecake was "to-die-for!" Overall it was a great experience! We'll definitely be back when in Chicago!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dinner
    GreattimeatKinzie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We were in town for a romantic few days and chose Kinzie for our romantic dinner out. The food was great, the service was great. When we are back in town, we will surely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food is very good, wine is excellent and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great table
    MissKate
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We had the best table in the restaurant which I understand Open Table delivers. Great service but I can cook the same steak although maybe not fair to say since I live in a small town with no restaurants and had to learn to cook. We were able to book at a decent time with Chicago full of convention folks.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Chicago Gem!
    nextgreatbite
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great dining experience! In the city for business and found this restaurant to be a great choice. The menu has a good range, is well priced for the quality of both ingredients and level of preparation we experienced. The Blue Cheese Gratin is a must. The meat cuts are beautiful and prepared to perfection. The service was top notch in every way. The noise level, while not offensive, was the only negative aspect to our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steaks Ever
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We had a wonderful night at the Kinzie Chop House. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The Dry-Aged Delmonico is easily the best steak we've ever had. Hands down, best steak house in Chicago for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stonewall56
    stonewall56
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had a group of six and the food was great and the service was even better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointed
    mtnation
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have eaten here twice now and have been disappointed both times. This time I ordered the cowgirl as did several others at the table. To say they were cooked inconsistently would be an understatement. I ordered mine medium, it was medium-well to well done on the outside and medium-well most other spots save for near the bone where it was medium. Another gentlemen ordered his medium well and it was at best medium. I also felt for a peppercorn crusted steak with peppercorn wine sauce it was rather flavorless.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Our Favorite Restaurants
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Everything here is good ~ the food, the drinks, the service & the location. We come here often & we will return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were celebrating a special birthday. The manager and staff went out of their way to make sure we had a special evening. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding. We traveled from Boston to Chicago for a special evening of wine and steaks. It was worth the trip. Thank you for a wonderful night in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent steak house
    glory
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We always make this our final lunch when in Chicago. Something to look forward to and never disappointed -food, service and ambiance perfect. Have recommended to others and they agree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awkward Moment with Owner
    badnightout
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My friend had a bad experience here five or six years ago. He was given a business card by the general manager that entitled him to a free entree on his next visit. Although it had no expiration date, the restaurant wouldn't honor it (they did offer a free round of drinks). My friend was irritated and got into it with the owner, Susan. It really ruined my meal as 40% of the conversation that night was dominated by this unpleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Eat here this past weekend with a couple of friends for my 21st birthday and I don't have one negative thing to say. The food was great as well as the service and I even got a free cake for my birthday!
    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.
  • All is fine, nothing spectacular.
    luckysix
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everyone's meal seemed fine, nothing spectacular. The kind of meal where everyone asks each other "how is your food?" and everyone seems to politely respond "it's good." No raves. Nothing memorable. Side dishes claimed to feed two are undersized. There are far too many great (and very good) restaurants in Chicago (particularly at this higher price point) for this one to to be worth noting or revisiting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, poor service
    Alex24
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was my first time here and the food was very delicious! I will have the say the service was not great. We were seated near the bar area which was fine but the bar tender was our server instead of a regular server. He was extremely busy so we were neglected often. Also we went for a special occasion and the restaurant knew as much but did nothing to help us celebrate. It was a minor disappointment but added to the service being very poor for an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An absolute favorite!
    G3smomVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is one of my favorite all time restaurants. I've been coming here with friends and colleagues for over ten years. It's perfect to treat out of town guests to unique cute of quality Chicago steak. Everything is good but my favorite is the tuna. Will keep going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NSubFoodExpert
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is OUTSTANDING ...... Very consistent at being awesome food .....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kell
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food if you don't mind sharing personal space with every one else there
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    RedinkVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I had dinner here with three business associates. The restaurant was exactly what was needed for dinner. The food was excellent and there are enough choices to make anyone happy. While being an excellent steakhouse, the other choice, pasta, seafood and salad will make anyone happy. The wine list is very good and there are some excellent wines at reasonable prices. Well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    sw821
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We took out of town guests here again, and it was equally as good as the first time. The menu has a nice variety to meet the needs of various preferences. The food was once again outstanding as was the service. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Average Service
    MateoVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant had pretty decent food, mediocre service, and overall average execution. You can tell a striking difference between this steakhouse and a Mastro's or Benny's Chophouse. The bus boys wander aimless through the restaurant, with waters unfilled. When people leave their tables, their napkins go unfolded. This is your neighborhood steakhouse. The prices need to be adjusted down 10% to compensate for this difference. The food was solid. The steak seemed of a choice cut, rather than a prime cut.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kinzie dinner October 12th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My family and I chose to dine here after I read good reviews on Yelp. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. We loved the wine selection and the desserts were amazing. We also found our server to be very attentive and very friendly. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10/8/2014
    DanoverVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had a surprise guest for lunch and we both like the crab cake sandwiches....great overall choice for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We Love Kinzie
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I have been coming here for 14 years. The staff makes us feel like family. We bring our children with us too from time to time. We could not imagine celebrating our anniversary with anyone else except our friends at Kinzie! They are very responsive to feedback. The owner Susan is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Tmcubbies
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've gone to Kinzie Chophouse many times now, especially when family comes to town. Many of them love a good steak and Kinzie never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTableBDFVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We went in with a larger family group of nine who was in town for a family wedding and had a great experience. The food was great, the waitstaff dealt with people arriving late. Of course the bill was high, but reasonable for a downtown Chicago restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steaks
    Flyoverfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    When a restaurant dubs itself a "chophouse" you expect great cuts of meat and the Kinzie Chophouse did not disappoint. Took a client here for dinner and we were all pleased. Highly recommend the Mac and Cheese as a side dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Par Excellence
    Boca54
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were a group of 7 and all the food was timely and Delicious. Everyone's meal was cooked right, great quality and we all went home full and happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best kept secret in river north
    Enoclaf
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I hate to write a review, because I Want to get in each time I am in the city! Always get the Lamb Chops, Brussels Sprouts, and some calamari. I love this spot. Noticed that five other tables were people I knew. I should STOP spreading the word! My Dates steak was the best she ever had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate