Kitchen on George
Kitchen on George

Kitchen on George

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kitchenongeorge.com/
  • Phone: 251-436-8890x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Carl Tilley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Savannah
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking located behind the restaurant,
A word from Kitchen on George
Kitchen on George is a dynamic part of Mobile’s vibrant local restaurant scene. The restaurants lunch, dinner and brunch menus change seasonally to focus on fresh, locally sourced and regional cuisine featuring fresh Gulf seafood. Located in the charming neighborhood of the Oakleigh Garden Historic District, the restaurant is also close to businesses, local attractions, and a few blocks from many downtown area hotels. Our friendly staff and professional chefs seek to provide guests with a dining experience you'll want to repeat again and again. We have a great selection of wines and cocktails, too! Try our Sunday Brunch, or join us Monday through Friday for our cocktail hour from 4 p.m -- 6 p.m. We're just 4 blocks off Government Street in the heart of Mobile.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Kitchen on George reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (79)special occasion (61)romantic (43)great for brunch (28)good for groups (22)notable wine list (17)hot spot (16)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (12)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Generally very good food, though the soup was lukewarm. The duck spring rolls were excellent and the duck and pork mains were very good. They do however bring the food too quickly. Starters a couple of minutes after ordering, mains 5 minutes after finishing starters. This was after the server had said that they paced the meal so we did not have to order entrees after we finished starters - our normal practice in the USA. We could have been in and out within half an hour, no good for an evening out. Other diners we could see had the same issue. Wine list generally good, could do with a few lower priced wines, a few are in the 30s, else more expensive. I was a bit taken back by the $6 price for a single espresso.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Food
    Kate2004rockVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We visited while on a business trip and tried quite a few things. The crab cakes were delicious. Tempura Okra had a little too much breading but was still good. I had the goat cheese salad and the blackened shrimp and grits and they were both delicious. Would definitely recommend swinging by if you're in Mobile!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    FletchVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant set in a quiet neighborhood. I was stunned when I stepped inside to an elegant and sophisticated space. I couldn't believe I was in Alabama. The menu is varied, smart and modern. I had a blackened grouper over goat cheese grits, crusty warm bread fresh from the oven, a salad with the house Tabasco vinaigrette (outstanding) and finished it all off with the Dreamsicle Creme Brulee. Apparently, the restaurant is connected to a local culinary school and the food is prepared by advanced students under the supervision of a master chef. But this is no restaurant on training wheels. The wait staff were well trained, attentive, informed and helpful. I will remember this meal for many days and return here soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oakleigh Garden District Gem
    maryandken
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Crab bisque was flavorful and light, with just the right amount of cream and consistency. Eggs Benedict was served on what appeared to be house made English muffins that were delicate and crisp, the sauce was well, special, and poached eggs were cooked perfectly. Served with the freshest, locally sourced, crispy crab cakes. KOG, you outdid yourself on this Sunday brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting, creative food
    snowmonkey3
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The use of local ingredients in creative ways is outstanding. Food is excellent. Service is outstanding. The Cappucino was excellent, especially for a non-European restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyable. Would return in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs Improvement
    Doctorsquared
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The front door staff were courteous, communicative and friendly; our table wasn't ready, we were directed to the bar to wait for our table to be cleared and prepared. The bartender was stellar, he was informative and engaging, my wife ordered a drink, which he was unfamiliar with, he thanked us for having ordered it because it gave him the opportunity to learn something new; my wife LOVED the drink! Then we were seated and here the experience slowly deteriorated, Travis had to be asked to refill our water, bring us bread, refill my drink, bring spoons to eat our dessert and bring sugar for my coffee; another server brought our food, dessert and cleared our table. The crab soup was awesome; omelet and salmon brie salad were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kwillt
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the meal and service. The crab soup was great. I was happy we were able to get reservations on the Sunday we went. We use Kitchen on George about 3 to 4 times a month and usually see friends we know each time. One of our favorite item to order is shrimp and grits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    Mike
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed our meal very much. Noise was tolerable, but I can see where it might be a problem with loud patrons or noisy groups. Service was good. Our waiter was knowledgable about the menu and specials. He quickly brought out our salads which were superb. Unfortunately, timing of the other dishes and main course was hurried. For example, before we were half done with salads, additional plates began arriving at our table. The food was very good. A bit over salted, which has been mentioned many times before about this restaurant. It hurt the taste of the aoli on the oysters and the special fish dishes. Prices are too high for nightly specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missed the mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    usually very good, but this time there were a couple of disappointments. salmon salad was fantastic. however the lightly blackened grouper was more than lightly blackened and was very salty. the steak (teres major) had something of a gamey taste. service and all other aspects of the experience were very good. will definitely revisit. this was the exception to an otherwise consistently good restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Lucysview
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food is consistently good, as is the service. Must have had a different chef Thursday night, however, because my regular snapper entree was slightly different than it's been the previous four times! Still delicious. Crab bisque is out of this world scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Happy Hour
    wannabefoodcritic
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This place has one of the best happy hours I have ever had. Fabulous small plates for only $5. We had the black bean hummus with plantain chips, fried okra pods, shrimp and grits with goat cheese and duck spring rolls. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Biteme10
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at the Kitchen on George. I had the salmon dinner and it was fantastic. I was so please to find healthy options on the menu. Of course there were unhealthy options like wonderful desserts as well. My husband ordered the duck and he reported that it was too gamey. The other of the part of 7 were impressed with their meal. The service was wonderful. Probably the thing I would change is the sound level. The sound of other customers was loud which was surprising for the level of the roof. It was difficult to carry on a normal volume conversation. Maybe there is some way you can baffle the sound with fabric or something else. I really enjoyed my meat and the atmosphere. I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A pleasure to eat here!
    LivetoEat
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our 3rd. visit and will continue coming back! Servers are very knowledgeable of drinks and food ingredients and preparation style. The Red Snapper with a creole sauce was excellent. A bit pricy at $29 with virtually no sides except for a few sauteed squash. The shrimp & grits are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mobile ' s Best
    Melbell
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My fiance and I were looking for some unique Alabama cuisine. We found Kitchen on George on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. OMG! Mouth watering, delicious is not an adequate description of the food. We had Tempura Fried Okra, Shrimp with Goat Cheese Grits, Fried Oysters, and Red Snapper on Ratatouille Veggies. The service was impeccable from the waiter. The bartender suggested Boneshaker Zin which was perfect since we were looking for a red mix. The dining room is small, but cozy. We came back two days later for Sunday Brunch. Every time we come to Mobile or pass through, we will dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • leolab
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was really good but service too quick, they brought the main entree before serving the wine and when I order a bottle of wine I want to taste it, enjoy it, this is a resturant to enjouy the food not to be in a hurry. It's my second visit to the restaurant and I had in both the same experience. Thanks
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  • Love the small plates
    Suzanigans
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The tempura battered okra and fried artichoke hearts were amazing. Can't go wrong with the bread pudding either. Great service and menu options.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • F2T excels at KOG
    bg48
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Very good mid-week dining experience. The food was very good, fresh, innovative. Signature cocktails are a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in Mobile
    GoodToGoDCVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We came upon this gem by chance in a quiet residential neighborhood. It was quite a find -- so good that we went back two nights later. The first light I have the "Alabama Jerk Catch of the Day," which was grouper. On the second visit it was the "Pontchartrain Catch of the Day," which was flounder. Both entrees were sophisticated and delicious.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy with all the benefits
    Aila
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went for brunch on a Sunday. After reading several reviews about how great the place is, I made reservations for 11:30. We showed up at 11:00 and had no problem being seated immediately. After an amazing bowl of grits, succulent snapper, and ridiculously good bread pudding (it was my friend's birthday, so the waiter brought out his portion with a candle on it!), we spent much less than anticipated and enjoyed the food immensely. For brunch, the Kitchen on George is tops, complete with fantastic, quick service and delicious options.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best in Mobile
    foodfrontierVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I am in town fairly often from Houston to visit with family. I found Kitchen on George via Open Table and haven't stopped smiling. Have brought family members and been wow'd. Service may at times be a bit slow, but it's not as if the servers are lax - this is a busy place! Even so, Chef accommodated a request to divide a portion so my mother and sister could try a certain dish. Thank you, Chef. The menu is smart, the portions good-size and I was pleased to find an unoaked chardonnay available. The dirty martini wasn't bad either, especially as Zach, (a delightful server with great competence) brought along the extra olives I begged for. Pricing is eminently fair and I love the self-park element!
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  • Our Favorite
    OutdoorDiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Another great evening at the Kitchen on George. We tried outdoor dining last Friday (early September: warm weather, some visiting flying beasties but no mosquitos) and enjoyed a quiet meal with great food and ambience. Every selection we've tried over four visits have been tasty and the portion size allowed for fun trying new things and sharing items with others at the table. Great wait staff. No other restaurant in Mobile comes close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wonderful, could not have found a better spot to celebrate a birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary surprise
    CE3Kdiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed dining here for our 22nd anniversary. We shared several small dishes and were able to sample several appetizer-like portions. The shrimp and grits and the crab cakes were standouts. Nice ambience in an historic neighborhood not far from beautiful Oakleigh and Washington Square. Our waitress was very attentive. The only negative would be the cramped quarters, which contributes to noise somewhat, but don't let that keep you from dining here. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Mobile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    table4one
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My server Travis wrote down how I like my martini, that was a good start. I came in already having reviewed the menu online, but I allowed myself to steered toward the Pontchartrain Catch of the day. I was not disappointed. It was excellent. To top off the dinner I had the bread pudding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinelocally
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food, nice atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The entire staff including the wait staff are associated with Culinard culinary institute so your server is intimately familiar with the entire menu and everything that goes into each dish. Great restaurant in a neighborhood setting. Have never had a bad meal and will continue to dine here.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spicy
    First
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was a little over spiced. For some in my party, the quality was good and portions were ample.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was another great experience at Kitchen on George. The food was outstanding and the service awesome. We will return! Highly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • thank goodness for this gem!
    lolli11
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    while in mobile for business, i found it challenging to find healthy food options. . . until i found kitchen on george! yay, what a find! my dinner was exceptional! and, the service was so friendly and knowledgeable. cute and lively atmosphere! check it out!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic Service, Great Food!
    Duke
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I am a foodie and love fresh seafood and cook alot myself, but could learn alot from the Culinary Students in the kitchen with their great sauces that compliment the fish. Had the Red Snapper and friend had the Grouper and both dishes were great with the Snapper winning a close race! Finished with the Chocalate Creme Burlee infused with Cayenne! Who would have thought but they pulled it off! Will be my go to resturant while in the area, sorry Wash House!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • A great find
    Dizzy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This restaurant compares very favourably with the best restaurants in New York City. The fresh caught local fish is a must and there were several kinds and preparations to choose from. Serving sizes of the main course are perfect--not too much and beautifully presented. The small plates are also most tasty -- we had oysters and a Caesar salad.
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    special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    Stfurr
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Outstanding. Wonderful service. Cannot wait to go back again.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I eat out with some regularity and have enjoyed many fine meals. Out group of four ordered numerous small plates to share, one steak entre, an two desserts. With so any different items ordered, I would expect 1-2 to fall short. However, every dish we had was amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant to all.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Mobile
    Foodiebinn
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Overall, Kitchen on George easily tops the list as best locally owned restaurant in Mobile. Our party of six, received optimal service from Alissa. We were pleased with her knowledge of ingredients for the those with food allergies and the staff's ability to accommodate for us. The creativity and quality of ingredients were excellent! A wide spectrum of choices on the menu allowed everyone to enjoy a wonderful meal. We will return again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Loves Spice
    mobdiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have visited Kitchen on George several times and have generally found the food to be quite good, with a couple of exceptions. However, the restaurant seems to prepare their recipies for the customer who loves spicy (hot) food. I once had gumbo that was too spicy to eat. But, we always enjoy our visits and especially like their small plate selections.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully consistent
    BentheadsVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was our third meal here and we continue to be impressed by the high quality and great consistency of this place given that it is, after all, a culinary school staff. Each dish shows quality and invention without being over the top in flash and complexity. We appreciate the modest portions which allow you to enjoy 2 or 3 small plates if you wish. The service has been very knowledgeable and conscientious and the space if very handsome. On the two occasions when we sat in the main room the din was deafening due to very large groups at one table. We will ask for the bar or outside in the future as the noise is the only thing that detracts from the nice ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Food small portions
    Mobiledining
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant was nice, the service and food were good, but the menu needs a category for larger portion items. I ordered an appetizer and the blackened snapper but the portions were so small that I actually left hungry. Granted the prices were probably appropriate for the portion size. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere but I would have needed to order 2 entree's in order to have been satisfied.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Retired
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our second visit and we brought friends. Wine and food were great, and service was excellent. The peach creme brûlée was exceptional.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful food...
    Va66
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Had dinner last night with my sister to celebrate her birthday. The Tempura Okra was awesome. I had the Goat Cheese salad & my sis had the Crab & Corn Chowder. Also awesome. We both had fish for our entre. Snapper was okay but the Ponchatrain Flounder was the best flounder dish I have ever eaten. The noise level was a little loud. Only complaint was that I asked if they had any dessert wines and our waiter said he thought they had one. What I was brought was not a wine but an after dinner liqueur....
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have enjoyed every meal
    GardenGirl
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is my third time here and I've enjoyed it every time. They don't throw meat in everything, so they are good for me who eats fish, but no meat and they also have vegan and meat dishes. Expect to pay a little more than most restaurants, but you will leave happy. Our group of four ordered several side dishes and a main dish and we shared everything. Many people do this and the restaurant accommodates it. When I eat here, I feel like I'm back in Europe. They know how to creatively combine flavors to create a pleasing taste.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food by toooo loud.
    RandLK
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was tasty and well seasoned. Nice variety. Great service. My wife had to send back one of her dishes because it was still cold. But the noise level in the back room was unbelievable. We had a table for two and had to yell at each other to try to have a conversation. It ruined what could have been a real nice date night for us. The creme brulee was also still cold.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic