La Provence
La Provence

La Provence

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laprovenceroseville.com/
  • Phone: 916-789-2002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm Sunday Brunch: 8:30am - 1:30pm with Live Jazz from 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Shane McMahon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz during Sunday Brunch
  • Special Events: Call the restaurant and reserve a special Tour de l'Isle wine dinner! Monthly Wine Tastings; Monthly Wine Dinners; Monthly Family Movie Night; French Conversation Group; Art Workshops.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blue Oak
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Parking
A word from La Provence
The flavors of France and the Mediterranean regions prepared with California style, in a garden setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
La Provence reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (81)special occasion (81)romantic (75)neighborhood gem (56)scenic view (52)fit for foodies (48)great for lunch (40)good for groups (40)notable wine list (29)great for brunch (29)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (5)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Big Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went on a Thursday night to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was not busy...maybe 5-7 tables at the most. We were seated next to a group of business men and women who were very loud. (really?...the whole restaurant was empty). In a short synopsis...Our cocktails took forever to arrive, then they were wrong. The FIRST thing I ordered, they were 'out of it'. We brought in a special bottle of wine, had to ask the manager to bring a bucket for it, the waitress poured the first glass and then never refilled. My main course was rib eye and the meat was tough and I could hardly cut it or eat it. Although we were not charged for the main course, I was offered nothing else. The service was horrible, I left hungry and totally disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!! Hidden gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place is fantastic! The food is wonderful and the drinks creative and appealing! Service is great! The manager even came over to check on us and get us water, I feel like it's a family here. Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Another great time with old friends. We brought our old friends to La Provence for their first time. They loved it! The food was perfect and so was the service. We had Jessika that night. They have two new hostess, they are Molly and Mariella. Both are awesome and very friendly. Be careful, Mariella is great at selling Icing on the Cupcake cupcakes!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and Delicious
    FPepoonVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    There aren't many places in Roseville with an outdoor dining spot as pretty as La Provence. Evenings on their terrace are delightful. Add to that deliciously prepared French cuisine and leisurely service, and you have a recipe for a perfect evening. With small plates, full dinners, and prix fixe options, there is something for every appetite. The wine list is not huge, but the selections are very good and prices reasonable. Or, you can bring your own bottle for a $13 corkage fee. Don't expect to get in and get out in an hour for dinner, this is a fine dining experience. Do expect to be enchanted and delighted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Know
    Wonderful
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It took 2 hours to bring salad and entree'. Then steak was overcooked. Great scallops for my wife. They worked hard to make it right. Overall we will give them another chance. They were genuine but boy oh boy the service needs to kick it up a notch on timeliness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • roastville
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beautiful night to eat outdoors. Food was ok, as usual. Not great, not terrible. Service was better than it has been in the past. The multiple menus are always confusing. They really need to make menus look cleaner, more organized.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50% off wine on Wednesday
    NateVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food has always been hit and miss. It was okay. The carpaccio salmon starter was good. My wife's coquilles was good. My chateaubriand was over cooked for medium. There was no pink to be seen. Profiteroles were not fresh. Our waitress, Michelle was sweet but very inexperienced. She brought our bottle of wine, opened it and poured out a small tasting amount, I nodded to prompt her to pour both glasses which she did. THEN, she recorked the bottle!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
    fancyone
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a very nice evening at La Provence. We enjoyed a glass of champagne at the bar during "Happy Hour", which had a nice crowd and wasn't too loud. Nice bar menu! We opted to eat inside rather than on the patio. We were seated in the restaurant adjacent to the patio area. Our server was very pleasant. She served our food in a relaxed, timely manner - but not rushed at all. We both chose to have their price fixed dinner which included wonderful options for soup/salad, main course, and dessert. We were not disappointed! The bottle of wine we ordered ended up being half-price (must have been a "Wednesday Special"). Nice surprise!! We would definitely return to La Provence!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chinahand
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The tasting menu was very good, pricing was attractive, combination of taste and preparation was very good. I would highly recommend this option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • savorythoughts
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    You walk into a beautiful building, service was outstanding and friendly then your dinner arrives and disappointment sets in... The food was very average...too bad because everything else is outstanding except the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time and food
    janc
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Four ladies "doing lunch" and enjoyed it very, very much. I am not vegetarian but I almost always order a vegetarian meal there as they are superb...very, very tasty. My companions enjoyed their lunch as well. Will return for sure. In fact.one of the party made reservations for tomorrow night as it is her birthday and she wants to spend it there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Something Different & Classy
    AlwaysEatingOut
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went here to celebrate a special occasion. The atmosphere was elegant but the waitress was also very friendly. The manager was on hand making rounds and chatting with the guests. The view was very nice and the food was cooked perfectly and also very different than the usual. The manager told us some of the history of the design of the building which was very interesting. The food was not overpriced like other fancier restaurants in Roseville-Rocklin area. There is a nice bar area as well and the specialty cocktail I ordered was very good and not fake or too sweet tasting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Luvtheambience
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Staff very friendly, wonderful ambience and setting. Food was excellent, especially the desserts. Only complaint was the service was very slow, two hours for a party of 4. Food was lukewarm when it was served.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our first time at la Provence. Very nice varied menu, food was excellent. Service good. Patio looks lovely although we chose to eat indoors. Plan to go again and try the patio. Nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best night ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and have been a customer for 10 years and tonight was the best. Everything was perfect. Best food ever. I had the paella and my wife had the salmon. Michelle was our server and was excellent. Thanks La Provence.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only getting better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Dine there with friends who have never been there. We sat on the terrace and truly enjoyed the live music. Our server was Kyle, who we knew from Ruth's Chris. It was great to see him. Of course the service was perfect and the food also. Our friends were impressed and we are coming back this Saturday to listen to the jazz duo again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great to dine at La Provence
    CMac
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We decided to pick La Provence to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, as we knew we would not be disappointed. Always a great place to dine, especially an evening meal on the Terrace. This evening was topped off with a Jazz duo preforming for the evening on the outside Terrace. Very romantic and special. Our waiter was the best, and the food delicious! We had a very nice and special time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland Flavors, Disappointed Lunch
    CoquilleSaintJacques
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I ordered a classic Proencal French dish, Coquille St. Jacques. But this restaurant serves 'new french' I suppose. To be fair, the scallops were cooked and not raw, the way I like them. But why serve them with a Mexican corn relish?? Served over a bed of blah-flavored orzo. Cafeteria food! ( My mom made this dish the classic way ala either James Beard or Julia Child. They are traditionally in a rich sauce and served in a scallop shell. Yummy! ) My husband had the Hanging Tenderloin. He says it was okay, kind of tough. For appetizer we ordered the spinach-artichoke fondue served with flatbread. Huh? Flatbread? What happened to French bread?? And the "fondue" was flavorful yet it reminded us of a happy hour at a chain restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Spent Saturday evening and enjoyed everything. The food, service and the live jazz was awesome. Thanks La Provence, keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, not exceptional
    eagles785
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It's a nice restaurant tucked into this north Roseville neighborhood. Casual atmosphere. We elected to sit outside since the evening shade was perfect and the inside air conditioning seemed chilly. Our table had cobwebs on the chair and table legs which probably need to be swept down daily, but weren't. The service outside seems to fall down a bit as we saw our bus boy only once for water when we were seated, and our server seemed to have a great distance to run between the kitchen, the register, and our tables. When she was finally able to show up for drink orders, we were ready to order our food. Food was "too many flavors trying to be too much." Super fancy descriptions. But our palate was left asking, "What's the star flavor?"
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sewgirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A delightful experience,great food and ambiance. Beautiful outside dining area under the giant old oak trees
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Out-of-Town Guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We often bring friends who are visiting from out of town to La Provence. Not only does it provide great food, but the atmosphere is quaint and elegant. The service is always wonderful. This past Saturday, we brought friends who were visiting from San Francisco, and they had been to France on their honeymoon. They were very impressed with La Provence! Thank you Stephen Des Jardins for bringing this restaurant to our community.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Provence
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food is hit or miss. Some food excellent some very average. Desctiption of food dishes not very accurate. Service very good. Ambience good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful Time
    Rocky
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was great the ambiance was wonderful. The noise level could be a little quieter but at least we could hear each talk. Our server Shannon was Fantastic. She was prompt, caring and very cheerful. Although this was for my birthday my husband and I dine out often and feel as though we have found a real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, iffy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I think our server was overwhelmed. She was nice and polite but we did not see her much. We waited maybe 15-20 min to get our check when we were done. Honestly , the restaurant was not very busy. The food was great although we missed some of our favorites which have been removed from the menu, mainly the Brie. Over all, we enjoyed it and will come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    spinosig
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Another amazing dining experience for my wife and I. Can we get enough of the Mushroom Gnocci? No way!!! The Chatobriand cooked to perfection ... a great Pinot, nothing better. We had no problem hanging out and savoring every precious moment for 2 1/2 hours .... What a gem this place continues to be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio is great and relaxing
    phase2682VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Sitting on the patio on a beautiful summer evening is made even better with the nice selection of dinner options, even the vegetarian options are tasty. Paul's Lemon Drop martini is my wife's favorite accompaniment with the meal. And we can bring our pup with us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great service, atmosphere
    Vince
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Vita is a wonderful server, attentive, friendly, efficient, with an understated elegance. The main dining room is the most attractive and inviting in the Sacramento area. The food is good, but no chef specials on our most recent visit. The specials give the menu the variety it need
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was great but the service was a little slow. Had to ask the bus boy to ask our waitress to bring us things that we already had asked her for. The restaurant was very warm, not enough air circulating. It was cooler outside
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for special occasion
    Poipuboy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went there for our anniversary & were very pleased with the selection, taste and service. Our desserts came with candles in honor of our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5th year anniversary dinner
    Special
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had been to this restaurant once before and enjoyed it. We'd visit more often, but it's a bit pricy for us. That said, I thought it was the perfect place to take my wife for our 5th year anniversary!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nonchalant
    Jacx
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants, but service is the inconsistent weakness lately. Our server has been at La Provenance many years and seems to have grown weary with the concept of hospitality. Food and atmosphere were great as usual, but service makes or breaks the restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you!
    JackK
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I can only wish that we had La Provence in San Francisco. Great place, reasonable prices and food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, reasonable prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good food, reasonable prices. Service was very good and staff was friendly, but not super professional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Love Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful eatery!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't say enought about La Provence. Just a wonderful place for lunch or brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    LCabby
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Recently went to La Provence for lunch. Although the beautiful outdoor dining patio looked inviting we decided to stay inside because of the heat. As always the ambience is perfect and reminds me of Paris. I was greeted at the door by name and seated in a booth as requested. Our waiter was excellent and friendly. The lunch menu had many excellent choices. Also had a very nice "by the glass" wine list. The food was served promptly and exactly as requested. Shared a tasty dessert and found ourselves talking about when we could come back with friends for dinner! Lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner and will return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It was our first time to go to La Provence and went with friends who live around the corner from La Provence. It's their favorite place. My wife and I live in Auburn, so the drive was worth it. Loved the terrace and Jess who was our server. They have happy hour outside, which was great, but the food was excellent. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak & snails were terrible.
    lindylou
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Steak had gristle & too much fat. It was barely edible. The snails were served differently from the last time we were there which was in ramekins. This time they were served on a plate with a very strong tasting cheese (can't remember the name of the cheese). The cheese totally overwhelmed the dish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is ok
    Achievepeace22
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Small plates lacked flavor - very bland. Restaurant used to provide bread plates with interesting breads and spreads- now it's sourdough slices with three lumps of cold butter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Martinis were OK. NOt the bet I have had. The risotto was bland. Had not had it in some time but last time was much tastier. The Salmon was very good and the carpccio and the artichoke&spinach dip is very tasty. There was one disturbing aspect: when we inquired as to the pricing of the martinis with certain calls versus the house we were given prices. Yet when the bill came the prices had surcharges. We were then told that the prices quoted were for just a shot of voldka and not a martini. The surcharges were removed but this wasnot a comfortable thing to have to go through at an intimate birthday dinner with my wife.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.