KRES CHOPHOUSE
KRES CHOPHOUSE

KRES CHOPHOUSE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kreschophouse.com/
  • Phone: 4074477950x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining accommodates up to 40 guests for a sit down dinner. For reception style including cocktails and appetizers, our private dining room accommodates up to 50 guests. The upper level dining area, including the private dining room accommodates 75 guests for a sit down dinner or 100 guests for a cocktail reception. Kres Chophouse is also available for private events for approximately 250 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Billy Ray Deans 4074477950x
  • Entertainment: Feature entertainment on select evenings, please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orange Avenue
  • Public Transit: Downtown Orlando has a complimentary bus system that loops the downtown area and is available on late nights when there are special events happening at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, etc. The "LYMO" bus system stops on the corner of Church Street and Orange Avenue adjacent to Kres Chophouse.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available after 6:00pm directly in front of the restaurant. Parking garage available for self parking across the street from the restaurant in the SunTrust Parking Garage or at the 55 West Pine Street Garage.
A word from KRES CHOPHOUSE
The present and past pair beautifully at Kres Chophouse, a classic, top tier Steakhouse with a modern eclectic flair. This premier Steakhouse embodies the heart of Orlando's historic district, featuring chic and elegant décor within the striking architecture of a 1930's landmark. A thoughtful layout with luxurious banquettes and private dining options create an intimate dining atmosphere.

Kres Chophouse specializes in house aged, hand cut prime steaks and the freshest seafood, sourcing quality ingredients that emphasize authenticity over pretension. The full bar boasts a diversified and well-curated wine list as original as the art on the walls, with a weeknight happy hour featuring half priced appetizers at the bar.

Easy valet parking and the bustling nightlife of Orlando's legendary Church Street create an extraordinary dining experience for a night on the town!
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KRES CHOPHOUSE reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)romantic (56)notable wine list (36)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (19)hot spot (18)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (12)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • on convention time
    onalarkVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Heard some recommendations and made a reservation. You will not be disappointed. Food is excellent. Would place the beef on par with Tampa's great steakhouse. Service was very attentive and, important, informative and honest!. Plan on returning on my next visit. The prices maybe a little high, but it is a good value for the expense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, excellent service
    Minorlive
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My girlfriend and I sought to be adventurous one night so we decided to dine at Kres for the first time, and it surely will not be the last. Our waiter was very well educated on the menu, and eager to answer any questions we had. He was also very friendly, but not annoying. Overall, our experience at Kres was one of, if not, the best dinner I have ever had. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    No other way to describe dinner but Excellent! Thank you Rob for the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    Sara
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Highly recommend this neighborhood gem! The service was great, and the food was even better! We actually went back the second day for the escargot and drinks with great friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant and Service
    Orlandoflyboy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The services at the restaurant bar is fabulous. (Thank you ladies!) The wine by the glass and great bottle selection are reasonably priced. Try the Merrillville Cabernet. The steak and duck dishes were incredible. The chef at Kres Chophouse has to be one of the top three chefs in Orlando. Normans and the Citrus Club has nothing on this menu selection and quality! I have eaten here a dozens times. Never ever a bad experience with anything. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    Christo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Love the food very delicious and service at its best Robert was our server very Profesional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    DiningZorro
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had the steak medallions they were tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in town
    thefav
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place never disappoints! If you want a great meal with terrific service and a laid back atmosphere, look no further. My wife and I eat here at least once a month and it never gets old. I like the fact that it's an upscale place with a laid back feel. Ruth's, Morton's and DelFrisco's are just a little bit too "stuffy" to me. I like being able to relax and have a casual conversation with the staff, rather than have them coming around and acting like I'm a dignitary. Also, wear what you want. I usually just wear jeans and a button down and wear dress shoes or maybe even some flip flops. They don't care:) During basketball season keep an eye out for some of the local and visiting NBA players.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Srn863
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fun place to spend with our family for our daughter"s birthday. Food was excellent and Our server Joshua was especially friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Front window seating
    Beatrice
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always a vibrant and energetic scene at Kres; especially on a Friday evening seated front window table for 8. The dinner began with a cocktail at the bar and no rush was made to make us take our seats as we sauntered over to our table. Enjoyed having several apps I.e. The carpaccio and shrimp apps were yummy, then on to salads and an array of everything on the menu. I stepped outside the box this evening and had the duck over risotto- tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kres-tastic!!
    ThemoD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ate @ Kres on Thursday evening, prior to a concert. Everything was outstanding... The food was excellent and the attention given to us by Billy and our server, Chris goes beyond the usual/or expected. When Billy asked our plans, he informed us of the free bus service and actually walked us down the block to the bus stop!! Chris was attentive, friendly and polite. The apps/meals were timed perfectly. The bread pudding was absolutely sinful. We will DEFINITELY be back! Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nailed it
    Matt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Made a reservation at Kres to celebrate a special occasion based on a recommendation from a friend and they nailed it. Our server, Chris, was awesome. The food was amazing (try the elk, trust me) and we left with an unforgettable night in the books. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Drag
    JMarie89
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My boyfriend and I like to try different places when we go out to eat. We don't normally got to places like Kres but wanted to try something different. We were immediatly out of our element. The food was pricey but very good. We felt like our waitress thought we were "beneath" her. We realize we aren't the type of people that would normally attend a very fancy resturant or order off the wine menu, but we did. She got a decent tip from the bill alone so some more assistance and more attention would have been appreciated. The couple that sat down 30 minutes after us got their food before we did. It was an experience and something different but I don't think we would go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!!
    SassyEpicurious
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was my first time dining here and it did not disappoint ...Everything was delicious ... The escargot was superb!!! The drinks were made with care... We will return :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent! We had a great square table in the back to accommodate our party which was reduced from 8 to 7.... The service was excellent and on target from start to finish. There was a noisy bachelor party dinner going on next to us which got quite noisy but we were ending our dinner when they arrived....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Will
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Kres is one of the best restaurants in the downtown area. The food and service are always consistently good and the ladies tending bar are the absolute best. I highly recommend this venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    PCA22
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    In town for a family emergency and looked up on OT places to eat, so pleased we went! Food was great service was OUTSTANDING. Comparable to most top rated restaurants in NYC. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!!!
    FoodieDiva
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I've eaten here for both lunch and special occasion dinner, and both times the food was AMAZING!!! The bread pudding was the BEST I've ever eaten!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT a Surprise in dtn Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have eaten at Kres several times and have always had a great meal! Everything on the menu is properly prepared, beautifully plated and a delight for the palate! Not only do I love this food as a local (I live just a few blocks a way), it has become my go to spot for dining with out of town guests or entertaining business and professional associates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kres dining
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very nice decor. The lighting for the wine bottles was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a romantic date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We live in Tampa and decided to celebrate our birthdays in Orlando. Thanks to great reviews, I decided to take my boyfriend here. We loved it!! Our server happened to over hear that it was his birthday, and sent out a delicious birthday dessert - on the house. It was a Thursday night and there were several groups having a good time as well. Thanks so much!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th anniversary
    tomtman
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Went to Kres at the advice of a friend and we had an awesome time. Asked for and received the window seat. Our waiter, Chris, was friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered the blackend sea scallops for an appetizer. Huge and sweet. My wife got the 8oz fillet and at Chris's recommendation, I tried the elk steak. Everything was delicious. The elk is not gamey at all. Then they brought us the bread pudding and ice cream (on the house) for our anniversary dessert. Highly recommended. Great time. Thanks again Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Great Service.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It would have been a five as the Elk, carpaccio, Eacargot and Brussel Sprouts were great. The only Exception was the potato which tasted like they added too much salt. Small detail but with the coat it should be perfect. Great atmosphere and good wine recommended by Josh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely go back
    Anne52
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We were delighted with the quality of the food and the wine list. Service was great as well. A little pricey but terrific food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Dine4Life
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I chose Kres Chophouse to take my wife to for our third wedding anniversary and was not disappointed! Reservations were made for 7:30pm and we were promptly seated and greeted by our server. We ordered the Blackened Diver Sea Scallops appetizer which arrived quickly and were cooked perfectly and were very good.... just a little pricey for the serving size. For the main course we had the Filet Wellington, and the Deer River Ranch Elk Loin. My first time eating Elk, and it was like filet mignon +100! Our server was very attentive, friendly, and brought us out a complimentary crème brule for our anniversary. I usually don't like crème brule, but this one was amazing and I actually ate most of it. All in all a great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    ChrisKF1
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    An excellent place for a business dinner. Food, wine list, ambiance, noise level were all exactly as one would want them to be. Wait staff was attentive and engaging but not disruptive; again, exactly as one would want them to be.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot-on Steakhouse
    FoodMatters
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Everything a steak house should be. Cold tasty salads. Hot tender steaks. Yummy sides. Excellent reasonably priced wines. Efficient friendly service. Been visiting Kres often since they opened and never had a bad meal or experience. One of Downtown's great restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good !
    TPIV
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always good food and not just for steaks; although, the steaks are great. Also have wild game occasionally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always a great experience! I love your salads. Everything is always cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Middle of the road
    JackMahoffer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was so so and the service lacked. Server didn't introduce himself and was not very personable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong
    JBBSVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Want a great place to take a date, or an important client...can't go wrong here. Our streaks were great and the service was perfet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Filet was mouth watering
    FOODDUDE23VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    They did an excellent job on that filet, service was stellar. Totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great good, great service!
    M1K1
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This was our first time to Kres and we were immediately impressed with the decor and ambiance. We were greeted right away and our waiter was fantastic. He explained the menu to us and even recommended meals that were best when split...which I didn't expect from a pricey steakhouse, but he was spot on and my wife and I were glad we did split our meal because it was plenty of food! The food was wonderful and I highly recommend giving it a try!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    ServiceJunkie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Waiting area couch table was covered with finished drinks making it unapealing to sit and relax to wait to be seated. Hostess said special menues would be on the table. They were not. Had to remind hostess. Menu`s were then switched at table while Elyssa was reading menu already making first impression akward. Waiters changed halfway through dinner.....This brought more akwardness. Waiter didnt know we were celebrating a birthday. At desert had to be reminded- Akwardness overload systems ready to crash. Other then that food was excellent! Work on service a bit. I like the place though:)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Surprising Menu!!
    PhillipVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My partner and I visited Kres Chophouse for the first time to celebrate his birthday. I was able to make my reservation and alert them of our celebration. They ensured a romantic spot upon arrival, accompanied by what seemed the BEST server available. We both were very surprised that Kres updates their menu every day, to provide the freshest food possible. We were both very pleased with our dinner, and would highly recommend it for a romantic dinner! We will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    USFBulls2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I have had the opportunity to dine on two separate occasions at Kres Chophouse in Orlando. On both occasions I was extremely pleased with every aspect of my dining experience. The food is always excellent and the servers are very personable. My family and I will come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place for downtown Orlando
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The restaurant feels like a classic steakhouse but the menu has a better variety than just steaks. My wife's salmon was very good, and my duck was prepared perfectly. Service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 518 reviews are from the KRES CHOPHOUSE reviews archive.
  • Went for a celebration.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The only negative thing I can say is then Oscar added to my steak seemed to have too much lemon in the bernaise sauce. The steak could have had a hair more spice too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kress Chophouse
    Robert
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The service was great.The food was great, everything was as we had hoped it would be. I can't think of anything that could have been better. I can't wait to come back on our next special occassion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Julieravs
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Wonderful food. Started with calamari- cooked perfectly.. Romaine wedge was HUGE. My filet Wellington was amazing and the asparagus and truffle mash so good as well. Dessert: had to try the bread pudding. OMG in heaven. Only slight knock on the whole meal was that the whiskey taste was a little to much for me. Our server was great and knew a lot about our wine choice. I'd go back in a heart beat !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.