LB Steak Menlo Park
LB Steak Menlo Park

LB Steak Menlo Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lbsteak.com/
  • Phone: 6503218980x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Sunday and Monday 4 pm-9 pm
    Tuesday-Saturday 4 pm-10 pm

    Happy Hour Every Day at the bar and on the patio from 4 pm-6:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Kelsey Casavan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: "PRIME TIME" HAPPY HOUR
    Available every day at the bar from 4 PM to 6:30 PM.

    PRIME RIB SUNDAYS
    Join us every Sunday for “Prime” time! Begin your Prime Rib Dinner with a salad, followed by a 12 oz cut of our juicy, tender Prime Rib, served with a baked potato, seasonal vegetables, and au jus. Finish with a sweet finale of artisanal ice cream, all for 29.95 per person. Let’s Meat!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from LB Steak Menlo Park
LB Steak, led by acclaimed Chef-Owner Roland Passot, is a casually elegant modern American seafood and steakhouse reflecting the distinctive charm of its surroundings and neighbors.

Chef de Cuisine Kelsey Casavan's seasonal menu showcases naturally raised meats, line-caught fish, only the freshest, local, and organically grown produce, decadent desserts, handcrafted cocktails, artisan beers, and an array of domestic and imported wines.

We are best known for our diverse selection of seafood and steaks. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Menlo Park, our restaurant is where people gather to relax, socialize, and enjoy food and drink of exceptional quality. Let's Meat!
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LB Steak Menlo Park reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (24)neighborhood gem (22)romantic (9)fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (7)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Dinner for special occasions
    whineandine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    LB Steak offers a place for those looking for a quieter dinning experience. Now they have to up the food preparation; for a place that specializes in steak, more care is needed in actually preparing it. Order medium rare and get less rare and more medium and a somewhat tougher piece. First courses did not impress; however, the service was good, attentive and caring. I will probably try again in another few months.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted to like it, but...
    loves2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A bit of a disappointment. Based on this having same ownership as La Folie, we expected plusher ambience. Popovers to start were a nice touch and the accompanying salted butter was very delicious. Bearnaise sauce was outstanding but the ribeye, while cooked as requested, was not the expected thickness or tenderness. Also, we would have preferred creamed spinach to be a bit creamier! French fries were done well. Decent selection of wines by the half bottle. So, now that I think about it, I'm upgrading to 3 stars. Would have been higher if the star (the steak) were more flavorful and the spinach creamier. (And the noise level not deafening.)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our local steak house
    MenloGuy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been to LB's a couple of time now. Their menu is solid. I like the sauce selections that come with their steaks. They could have a couple more selection of sides. Knocked the food down 1 star since my steak was a touch overdone (ordered MR, got it a little closer to medium).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    First and foremost, for a restaurant to bill itself as a "steakhouse" (a high end one at that, located in downtown Menlo Park, white tablecloths, hostess, uniformed waitstaff, bar, extensive wine selection, etc.) to have only one meat option that is a prime cut, that is totally unacceptable. All others are choice cut. Choice cut is what I expect at your average steakhouses ie, Black Angus, Outback, etc., certainly not at LB Steakhouse. What I did order was okay, just okay. The complimentary popovers were completely bland, too hard/crunchy on the outside, doughy and tasteless inside. Nothing about the dining experience was great or above average. Service was nice but the food was underwhelming. For these prices, it should've been awesome.
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  • My favorite neighborhood bar
    Y2mckay
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We are lucky enough to live 2 blocks from LB Steak and love the happy hour there. We have also had dinner there many times and brunch whenever they offer it (Mother's day, Easter, etc.). The staff is awesome and have always given us very good service. They have great steaks, chops, and a prime rib special on Sundays! They also have a great bar with an extensive bourbon and rye selection, and make some very good cocktails, including their house special Gin and Tonic and the High West double-rye Boulevardier. All in all, I cannot recommend this place highly enough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was my wife's birthday & for a special treat we went to LB for Sunday dinner. She had the Sunday Prime Rib & recieved a very generous portion. Her dinner included a salad & dessert. I had the fish with rice & the Miso sauce. We both really enjoyed our meals, the service & the great Popovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • GREAT!!
    ggood70
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, not massive chain size quantities, but good sized portions, great quality, great service great and delicious popovers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Great place to celebrate!
    Foodtolove
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Amazing food, fun atmosphere, grandson welcomed. Will return
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday dinner!
    GuestdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We popped in for a quick dinner at Lb Steak, and we had a wonderful time! We started with the mussels in a curry broth, so unique and delicious! Then we each had a filet and the sides and sauces were wonderful! But my favorite part of the meal was the ah-mazing strawberry mousse!!!! Our server was great and the manager was super attentive and knowledgeable. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starnge Experiance
    John123
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Hostess with the "Party Hat" was very strange and eccentric. The place was empty, and had requested a seat in a pretty empty section. She sat us all the way in the back staring at a wall, claiming all seats were reserved. The waiter ended up saving the day and moving us to the requested seat and providing excellent service. Worst part was the hostess decided she was worthy of sitting directly in front of us while she dined, read her newspaper ( Note to management, not correct to have employees have their evening meal with paying customers). Otherwise, the food was good, and the manager was top notch. BTW, the artsinal dessert was excellent.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Quiet Sunday Evening
    JJSales
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Met our group to celebrate the recent graduation of a friends daughter... we had the corner window table and seemed to have the whole place to ourselves (though the restaurant had many other guests). Food was excellent. Had a memorable evening.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    123meVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    World class quality and preparation in sleepy menlo park/peninsula. Seafood a must in addition to the outstanding meats.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Better
    LamboVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    After a couple mediocre dinners at LB when it fist opened some buddies told me to give it a try again and it was much better! The Filet was cooked perfectly and the Ceasar is excellent. Cost was very fair, unlike some steakhouses that are gouge you at every turn LB's does not - 2 sides come with your steak. Wine list is good and well priced, definitely going back! Give it another try!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steaks Around
    EnjoyzFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Have been to all local area steakhouses, and hands down this is the best. Sat in a cozy booth (2 benches, 2 chairs, at an angle). We had 2 Prime Ribs (Sunday only, but omg delicious!), and a bone in filet mignon. Meats were cooked perfectly and well seasoned. The loaded side potato is also a must. If you still have room, try the Cookies Extreme ice cream for dessert. Literally the BEST ice cream I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining experience
    Mary
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The popover was the best part of the meal. Steaks came medium not med-rare and potato needed a lot more sour cram and/or butter. Dessert was fine.
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  • Great Food; Great Folks
    UhClem
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a delicious dinner served expertly. It was a treat to be able to order beef ribs, and LB prepared and presented them very well.
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  • Very good prime rib dinner!
    Busters6
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lovely setting and service! Delicious food ~ recommendable
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch out for large parties.
    EJKSFAreaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    LB Steak: Stick with the steak (or duck) and eat elsewhere if the place has a large party. On a Friday night we arrived at 6:35, ordered at 6:45 and didn't see food till 7:50. After nearly an hour of waiting the manager came over and apologized, saying they had a party of 40 that slowed down the kitchen. (One would hope that when they know they have a private function they might add kitchen staff to accommodate!) The servers were terrific and embarrassed by this kitchen failure. The food was great (steak) to mediocre (salmon) with unimaginative sides and typical desserts, in a noisy dining room that has the decor and decorating style of Denny's.
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  • We will Definitely be returning!
    VQue
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    My Sister & I decided to visit LB Steak after hearing great reviews from a few of our friends. The food & service was amazing! Our reservation was for 7 and as soon as we checked in we were sat. We started off with the LB Caesar & the Pate', both great starters! Moved on to the main course, I had the Bone in filet which was cooked exactly the way I ordered it, My Sister had the Salmon. Even though we were pretty much full & satisfied after dinner we figured we couldn't leave without trying a dessert, we shared the Tuxedo De Creme, which we both recommend & give 2 thumbs up. Our Server was excellent & catered to our needs, David the Manager even stopped by our table to ensure everything was to our liking. We will be seeing you again soon LB!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    GuestdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I came in on Sunday night with my family to treat my Mom to a Birthday dinner. Our table shared some appetizers, including the incredible curry mussels. They were uniquely prepared and delicious. We all had the wonderful prime rib special, great portion of juicy beef, and I loved the baby carrots it came with. Our server was knowledgeable, but not hovering, and she gave my mom a delicious chocolate dessert with a candle. Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The prices are way too high relative to the food quality and ambience.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 314 reviews are from the LB Steak Menlo Park reviews archive.
  • better options
    SMRealtorVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    went for steak, not very good shrimp appetizer was rubbery, tasted like the Costco shrimp plate ordered a glass of wine and got closer to a taste
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  • Slow service, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Brought my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday because the reviews were solid and she loves steak. It took about 30 minutes from ordering to food served (no apps). Apparently there was a large party slowing the kitchen, which I understand as I work in a restaurant, but there was no offer of even a soup or a salad while we waited to tide us over. The only thing saving the poor service was the excellent food. My New York strip and her filet were tender and juicy with a little char on the outside. Sides were also good and the meal with a bottle of wine was very reasonable for two. Had to skip dessert because of timing, but I'd go back for the food not expecting expedient service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food. Perfect night
    GourmetGal
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Met my girlfriends here for dinner. It was wonderful! The food was perfect with something for everyone, even fried pickles! Started with pickles and pate. The chutney with the pate was amazing! They split the Caesar salad (with real anchovies!) for us. The steaks melted in your mouth. One of the girls had the risotto with vegetables. It was so creamy delicious with lots of vegetables. I had a Cosmo and let the waitress choice the vodka. It had a tangerine flavor, so good I had two! Had the Katherine Kennedy wine with dinner. It was perfect. With such a great meal we had to try the desserts and wasn't disappointed. The service was great – from the hostess to the waitress. We weren't rushed or pushed. I look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for fat.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I ordered the prime rib and was disappointed. It was tasty but a little chewy and one third of it was pure fat. It should have been trimmed a lot more to get rid of the excess fat before it was cooked. The baked potato was also a little small as well as the size of the wine pour. Salad and desert were fine.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Premiere dining spot in Menlo Park
    Y2mckay
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Delicious steaks, fabulous brunches (sadly, not every Sunday yet, but the Easter and Mother's day ones were amazing). An impressive wine and whiskey selection, and pretty reasonable prices for an upscale steakhouse. The sidewalk dining is pleasant, but it's even nicer inside. The specialty cocktails were also quite good. Well worth your time. Actually, it's probably good they don't have brunch every sunday, or I'd gain back 20 pounds. But they do have Prime Rib every Sunday (haven't tried it yet, but that will be next!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LB Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was fair, Ceasar lettuce was not green at all. We asked for a medium rare steak but it was very rare. I would expect better for the price.
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  • Worst steakhouse in peninsula!
    roger
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Waited 1hr from time order placed till served & they mixed up the order. Food was mediocre and over priced service non existent
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  • 40th Anniversary Disappointment
    pvdiner1
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    My wife decided to try LB Steak for the first time on our 40th Anniversary. We went on Sunday evening because of wife's love of Prime Rib. We both ordered the Prime Rib special which includes a salad and in house ice cream desert. My comments follow: Salad was skimpy with overly salty dressing Salad was served by the busboy, nobody bothered to check if we wanted pepper (no salt and pepper on the table) Cooked chard served as vegetable was so salty we couldn't eat it The twice cooked potato had obvious been made days before, frozen and partially reheated, not worth eating The prime rib was cooked to our satisfaction but was overly salty on the outer edges and tough The in house ice cream was the only part of the meal that met expectations
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  • Delicious!
    GuestdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    What a wonderful meal! My friends and I dined here on Saturday night and we had a great time. We shared a variety of appetizers, our favorites being the lamb riblets and the Caesar. For entrees I had the bone in filet, and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly. My friends shared the 14 oz ribeye. They were also very pleased with their food. Desserts were great too! Classic brûlée and chocolate pot de creme are wonderful. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Prime
    EnjoyzFoodVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a delicious primerib, with salad, side and dessert all for under $30! This is a great deal. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improvements are needed
    foodie50VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great restaurant but their tiny baked potato was a huge disappointment. This is a steak house and one should get a "real" baked potato.
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  • nice for special burger/steak
    DanManVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    good beef including some grass-fed; good food quality across salads, entrees, sides. nice wine list, bar. bit pricey but good for special events. good service. nice popovers!
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    special occasion, Notable Wine List
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  • Exactly what it looks like
    25sam16VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This place looks like a high-end steak place with a bit of a cafe feel and a nice bar - and that's exactly what it is. Cocktails were tasty, the appetizer (we had the mussels) was delicious, and the steak was top-notch!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    jose
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My friend and I arrived promptly at 200 on a Thursday afternoon- hardly a busy night. When we arrived, we would have been the 4th table to be occupied. Yet, it took about 10 minutes for someone to ask us if we wanted to drink some water. Then we had to flag someone to ask if we could be served drinks. The restaurant was otherwise dead. I ordered a Cesar salad (large, very good); and the filet mignon (ordered medium rare- but arrive medium well; no blood); my friend had the lamb dish, and he barely touched it- not the best endorsement. The chocolate mousse was delicious. Overall, I am somewhat disappointed. We needed a good restaurant in Menlo Park, unfortunately, this one is not as good a Marche used to be in the same locale.
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  • Below average steak house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food: Clams and pate appertizers were average. Our steaks (2 filets, 1 skirt steak, 1 NY strip) were all very chewy, definitely not high quality steak as I'd expect from a 'steak house'. I'd give one star for the mediocre side dishes and zero star for the steak. Service: Our server was over-eager and rubbed us the wrong way. He even tried to give me instructions how to order my steak! If the chef doesn't understand what medium-rare on a rare side of a steak should be, then he has no business working in a restaurant. Given the food and service were below average, I'd tell other friends to stay away.
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  • Foot was meh. I expected a
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Foot was meh. I expected a lot more!! Nothing special. Great Dirty Martini.
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  • A Waste of Money
    RagsVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I advise diners to not spend their money at this establishment. The service was terrible; we didn't get our wine until we were finished with the appetizer and half way through the salads..I think we saw our server a total of two times after he took our order. The food was marginal at best, my daughter had to send her steak back twice before it was cooked to her order. My husbands ricotta gnocchi was heavy with flour and cooked too long so it was very dry, and my duck was so covered in sauce it drowned out the flavor of the duck breast. I came away with the impression that the kitchen is staffed with cooks who lack experience as well as a young indifferent wait staff.
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  • Tomahawk
    Sueppr
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We brought friends from Maine to LB on Saturday night. Our friend Bill thoroughly enjoyed an entire tomahawk steak (something like TWO pounds of steak). The chef was very impressed and came out and thanked him! We all enjoyed the rest of our entrees and dessert too. Justin was a genial host for our meal. It was a memorable night.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very attentive, respectful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very attentive, respectful, & knowledgeable service. Food was nicely prepared to our requests. Wine recommendation paired very nicley to meal selection. Our steak dishes were excellent!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.