Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant
Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant

Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://lambertscoveinn.com/
  • Phone: 5086932298
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly from 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Max Eagan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: There is no lovelier setting, indoors or out, than the Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant for a Martha's Vineyard wedding reception, anniversary celebration or other special event. We can host events up to 75 guests indoors or up to 300 in an outdoor tented area. The Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant is also the ideal location for your company, professional group or organizations' meeting, conference or seminar. We have a private conference room seating 15 guests and can provide breakfast and lunch as well as organize outings for your guests. Please call for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Jones 5086932298

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public transportation stops 1/2 mile from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant
The Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant is known as one of the most romantic retreats on Martha's Vineyard. Situated on 7 acres of spacious lawns, gardens, forest and meadowlands in the pastoral town of West Tisbury, it offers tranquility and seclusion. The Restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences on the island. Enjoy the ambiance of our elegant dining room with it's beautiful fireplaces and 100 year old grand piano featuring live entertainment in season. Our dinner menu rotates, featuring fresh island seafood, veal, beef, poultry, in-season vegetables from local gardens and farms, homemade soups, breads and delicious desserts. The Restaurant is not appropriate for children under the age of 8 (with the exception of Mother’s Day and Easter brunches). Note: The restaurant is no longer BYOB!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (28)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (17)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • WOW!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Again, my husband and I had a terrific meal at the Inn. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was great. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Evening
    AmantediTavolaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Dined with Island friends who had not been to Lambert's Cove Inn in many years and were very favorably impressed by the transformations. The garden alongside the parking lot "advertises" their use of fresh produce. Beautiful classy ambience and decor. Diverse customers. Excellent food that delivered -- none overreaching or pretentious. Short but well chosen wine list with many choices below $50 (lower markups than normal). Well-spaced tables allowed for quiet conversation. Very nice piano medleys (almost 90 minutes non-stop!) added to our pleasure. Attentive and professional service that was never obtrusive or pretentious. We have a new favorite restaurant on the Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What A Find!
    BirthdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I had an opportunity to eat at this restaurant on our most recent trip to the Vineyard and we were not disappointed. Great food, great service and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Of Its Game
    likegreatfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our last visit was a stunning disappointment. The waiter could not have been more disengaged and disinterested. Our food was a stunning let-down. Our rather pricey appetizers arrived nearly cold. Two of us had their special soup, which tasted good but was barely warm. My appetizer of "prawns," arrived as four small, decidely overcooked and barely warm shrimp with a small helping of polenta...not worth $19. A main course of haddock was overcooked, room temperature, tasteless and dry, with significantly over-salted potatoes. The Statler chicken was also dry and not hot. We would not recommend the restaurant, until they do something about their kitchen and cooks. What a shame for such a lovely place that used to be first-rate.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lamberts Cove was a perfect venue for a very special night. The food was outstanding, and the service and ambiance were both very classy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Nicky
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We stayed on Martha's vineyard recently at the Memensha Inn for a few days and this was one of their restaurant recommendations. The restaurant is in a rustic Inn and Farm in the woods, so very cozy. The interior was formal and tasteful although some of the tables are in an inferior back room. The food was pricey and not very good by fine dining or even casual dining standards. My husband had the twin lobsters which were overcooked and I had a sirloin which was also overcooked and tough. The sides were bland and uninspiring. There are too many great places to eat on the island to waste a dinner here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LianeH
    Rosiegirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The inn is beautiful and food was very good, specific complaints are:we were ignored for about 15 minutes after we were seated until a waiter asked us if anyone was waiting on us. Our waiter came to take our order and told us about the specials but not the prices of the specials. I should have asked,because 45 dollars for halibut is pricy even for MV. My husband had steak for 48 when there was a $38 steak on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so good
    BrooklynEater
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    It's rare that I post a bad review, but I just gotta say: Save your money. The food was highly mediocre. The avocado atop my "avocado-topped gazpacho" was brown; the soup itself was bland. My cod was rubbery. My husband's fritters had sauce stripes like they might at a Friday's, and the flavor was along the same lines--they allegedly had lobster, but that was basically impossible to detect. Service was cheerful and pretty good. But the heavy, traditional decor and live piano player made us feel like we were about 80 years old. All the more depressing was that the ingredients themselves seemed fresh--they were just treated terribly. The next night we cleared our palates with a delicious meal at State Road--wish we had gone there instead.
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  • Lovely place
    NHGal
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dinner at Lambert's Cove was scheduled well in advance in anticipation of my annual Vineyard vacation. I had never been before and everything I read indicated it was the best on the island. It was a lovely dinner but perhaps my expectations were too high, as it didn't strike me as the best on the island. The service was great and the food was great; just not very lively and the decor was a bit much. I think I'll stick with dinner in town going forward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aardvark
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been coming here for many years. Consistently good. Stick with the standards (what happened to the duck?) and stay way from the "innovative variations" (e.g. grilled gazpacho).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Everything about the meal was superb - the food, the service, the ambience and the view of the gorgeous pool area. The halibut special was fantastic. The only dish we had a slight criticism of was the sirloin steak - it was executed very well, but had too much charred flavor for our liking, but that's just personal preference. This was our third visit and you can be sure we will be back. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were looking for a "special" restaurant for a dinner out while on vacation and happened upon this gem. Everything about it is special; food, service, location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martha's Vineyard Magic
    BrownBagger
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This out of the way treasure on the west side of the island is worth a journey. A charming inn fronts a fabulous restaurant with locally sourced fish on special each night. A very attentive wait staff and tranquil view over the pool and the woods beyond complete the scene. All of your NY hedge fund managers will be there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for celebrating special event
    chemee
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The restaurant is decorated very nicely and has a romantic atmosphere. Very scenic grounds. It is very "upscale", so I was disappointed when the expensive sirloin steak was offered with french fries and not something more "elegant". The food was prepared well, however. The service was not as responsive as I would expect for an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what's wrong here
    onceafan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We eat at the Inn every summer - usually 2 or 3 times. This time the food was over salted and the waiter wished he was somewhere else. So sad.....
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  • Serene and relaxing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The Inn is beautiful: Traditional without being ancient (we didn't stay there this is just observations of the place). The dining room has high ceilings and tasteful decorations. Our table overlooked the pool area (which was unoccupied). We dined on a Tuesday night just before the start of the tourist influx. The service was attentive and the food was terrific! Everything was tasty and well prepared. I tried a new (to me) cut of beef: Teres Major. If you see it - get it. Very good cut (and best served medium rare). We will definitely return. A real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best places on MV
    rubeking
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    You drive through the woods to get there. The dining room is beautiful. The service is excellent. The menu changes often and the choices are superb. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The inn itself has lovely grounds and the dining room faces the swimming pool and more woods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the beaten path...
    JonPVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was great and very friendly staff. The only snag was how far out of the way the Inn was from where we were staying in Oak Bluffs. Public transportation was a little confusing and still about a mile walk from the closest bus stop. Either way once the taxi (who had trouble finding the place as well) got us there it was a very pleasant and enjoyable evening. The Inn is spectacular and secluded while providing a delicious dining experience. The staff and our server in particular were friendly and knowledgeable as well. Again, my only issue was just not necessarily being prepared for the trek there but that is on me and no fault to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst meal on the Island
    TinaK
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We've never been so disappointed in a restaurant. Lambert's Cove Inn shows excellent reviews, but I can honestly say that that meal and the service were the worst we've ever experienced. The food was tasteless, overcooked and cold. Two of us had broiled sole and it was served over a bed of tasteless rice and covered in unseasoned bread crumbs. It was totally inedible. Another had salmon that was way overcooked and difficult to cut into with just a fork. The salads were decent and the desserts were OK, but all in all.....a bad experience and we will not go back. Sorry.
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  • Excellent all around.
    Diddy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lovely restaurant in idyllic setting. Charming, gracious owners, attentive and professional waitstaff, tastefully decorated rooms, and yummy food. Inn has its own garden and its own chickens so this isn't farm to table, its Inn to table. We felt civilized and cared for and the food met our high standards. It's hard to please me when it comes to eggs benedict but their's are excellent. Dinners are a treat too. This is a genteel restaurant that provides opportunity for conversation without having to shout to be heard. What a relief. The whole effort gives you a civilized and wonderful experience which makes us happy to highly recommend Lambert's Cove Inn for dining or brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 188 reviews are from the Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Lambert's Cove is lovely in
    MVClammerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Lambert's Cove is lovely in every way. The dining room is beautiful, the staff are attentive and accommodating and the food generally delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place but dreadful
    Charlie
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Beautiful place but dreadful food. Hard to make gnocchi inedible but the chef succeeded!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Secluded inn with great food
    Larry
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    This restaurant is part of an old inn down a long country lane. The inn is beautifully restored and set up for romantic getaways. The food is wonderfully prepared and presented with a short but good wine list. We loved the soup and the plum and prosciutto salad, the diver scallops and the surf and turf steak and lobster. This out of the way place is worth finding and dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding ambience, average meal
    Annidinner
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The Inn came highly recommended. We've been visiting the Vineyard for decades, but this was our first visit to the Inn. The food was good but pretty ordinary. The service was mostly adequate but unfortunately inattentive--we had alot of trouble getting any drinks after the drinks we were served before dinner. No extra effort was exercised by the servers which, given the extent of the mandatory gratuity, was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive and unimpressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    All of the restaurants on Martha's Vineyard are on the expensive side...I get it. But at Lambert's Cove Inn Resto, you're paying for the service and ambiance. The food is fine but definitely not worth the prices. Caesar salad dressing had a good taste but was way over-dressed, as in soggy. My husband's mussels and clams were quite good but his surf and turf was unimpressive. Both entrees (mine being codfish) were served with mashed potatoes which tasted like they might have been out of a box. Best thing about the bread pudding was the vanilla gelato on top.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful old Inn has so much
    Mvdream
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Beautiful old Inn has so much charm. The food had great Culinary style. Will definitely be visiting again
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best on MV
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    There are so many amazing places on MV to try but Lambert's Cove is one of my absolute favorites! The food is supuberb, I've been a number of times and have never had a dish (appetizer, entree, or dessert) that wasn't outstanding. Decor is lovely, staff is gracious, cannot say enough good things about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place on Island
    Laurie
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Lambert's Cove has now added outdoor dining in their pool area. The ambience they created was so peaceful and romantic. The owners continue to surprise me with their presentation. One of my favorite places to visit on the Island. :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect Night
    Jay1016
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Brought my fiancé here before asking her the night I proposed. This was honestly one of the best meals either of us have had. Food was amazing and would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One Dish vs. One Dish
    HavanaVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    My husband had the Cod and it was delicious!! I ordered the surf and turf and got a tiny piece of a tail and a lobster claw that I couldn't open at the table. I asked to have the chef crack it open in the kitchen, which he did. However, when it was brought back to the table both my way too tiny piece of lobster tail and the claw were drenched in the steak sauce. I should have sent the entire dinner back...my fault that I didn't.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • New outdoor dining is great
    psucheerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food was outstanding (had the filet medallions). The wine list has greatly improved since last year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We had the mussels and beet salad to start...just fantastic! For dinner my wife got the pesto scallops and I had the duck. Both meals were amazing!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What happened to Lambert's Cove?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    We recently returned to Martha's Vineyard after a 10 year absence and were looking forward to dinner at the charming Lambert's Cove Inn. I'm not sure when Lambert's Cove decided to renovate, but they removed all the charm! They added a huge indoor porch area that was dark and depressing and without any of the antique feeling of the original restaurant. It seemed to be more like something you'd find at a Marriott. There is outside dining by the pool which I'm sure is nice (it was too chilly for us to eat there) and another more antique room that's a little closer to the original but they lost something that was truly special. The food was very good but I don't think we'll be back. Too depressing. Too expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite on Martha's Vineyard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    After a warm greeting, we were led to an elegant dining room, offered a varied menu, and served well prepared and presented food -- a fine place to dine and have conversation. What more can one ask?
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was tremendous,
    mark
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The restaurant was tremendous, food was great and service outstanding. A very friendly place that simply wanted to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat!
    VineyardGirl
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    there are 3 couples that go out for one "fancy" meal during the summer - The Lambert's Cove Inn was our choice this year. It was delightful - the food was just delicious! We enjoyed the mussels, the scallops, flat iron steak, salmon, tornedos of beef and just loved our dessert of bread budding and a chocolate hazelnut crunch dessert. We would all highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Lambert's Cove Inn was the perfect spot to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We were seated outside on the beautiful poolside patio surrounded by the lush gardens. As they knew we were celebrating an anniversary the waiter arrived with glasses of champagne, on the house. Our meals were delicious and the service was wonderful. The Lambert's Cove Inn was truly the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and we can't wait to return. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a truly special place to celebrate a special event or just to have a wonderful evening in a beautiful Inn on Martha's Vineyard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Again, we had a fabulous time. The special 4 meat chili appetizer was spectacular as we're the crab cakes and wrapped prawns. The Tornedos of beef were melt in your mouth. A great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening
    karebear
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Enjoyed this great hideaway restaurant. Definitely off the beaten path but worth the travel. Menu changes regularly but the choices were delicious. The menu accommodated my gluten free dietary needs very well. A nice romantic way to celebrate my husband's birthday. Amazing dessert menu, too! Loved the decor and ambiance. As we sat waiting for our taxi, we enjoyed sitting outside on the bench admiring the well-maintained surroundings. We even bought His & Her Spa Bath Robes to take home with us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mrs.
    BoricuaNYC
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    A visually beautiful restaurant with exceptional service and delectable food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.