Le Beaujolais
Le Beaujolais

Le Beaujolais

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lebeaujolaisbanff.com/
  • Phone: 4037622712
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Moser
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Located upstairs, on the corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street, Restaurant Le Beaujolais invites you to enjoy a modern take on French Cuisine, with a menu that reflects a certain nostalgia for French classicism, amidst a meticulously crafted setting overlooking Banff's Central Park.

    Restaurant Le Beaujolais can accommodate parties of 10 to 130 people. You can also reserve the entire Restaurant for a Private Functions. Opening hours can be adapted to your need and we can also host Lunch for a party of over 30 guests.

    Our Private Dining Room accommodates 16 to 38 guests for a seated dinner. Our Main Dining Room can comfortably accommodate 90 people for a seated reception.

    We offer a full service bar, featuring an extensive wine list with many of our wines offered by the glass.
  • Private Party Contact: Albert Moser 4037622712
  • Entertainment: Available for Private Functions

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Banff Avenue
  • Public Transit: Across from Restauran on Banff Avenu & Buffalo Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Across from Restaurant on Buffalo Street & Banff Central Park
A word from Le Beaujolais
“Le Beaujolais, an elegant oasis of fresh flowers, outstanding wines, great food and fine service, and has been parked above the corner of Banff and Buffalo since 1980. I've never been disappointed. Le beaujolais is a classic. “

John Gilchrist CBC Radio Restaurant Critic


The Menu offers something for everyone; AAA Alberta Beef, Elk Osso Bucco, Duck, Veal and a variety of Seafood entrees including Butter Poached Lobster, Arctic Char and Dover Sole. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list. Renowned Restaurant critic, John Gilchrist, sums up Le Beaujolais best by stating "I just can't believe how reasonable the prices are for the quality, the service, the room, the food and the location.


AAA Four Diamond Award Winner since 1991
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Le Beaujolais reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (8)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)Show More
  • Boring and bland
    Screw
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were a party of 6 and the food was average ambience was brutal, we were the only ones in there and laughing appeared to be frowned upon. Food was average and the music they played was for example the theme from the love boat. This restaurant needs a much needed upgrade on all levels.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience!
    Dargon8
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Amazing food, amazing service. Just a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boz62
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent diverse menu--not for someone looking for authentic French Cuisine, but for one looking for intriguing takes on local ingredients and special preparations. An underappreciated Banff gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great
    Myronbg
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Attention to detail. Variety. "French". I had the elk shank. Meat was dense, that is, it's not falling off the bone, but still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our service and dinner were quite delayed. 2 large travel groups were present. This certainly reduced our enjoyment of the dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rude matradee
    Captain
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were unimpressed by the initial contact with the restaurant. The matradee/bus boy was rude and condicending. The other staff were friendly enough, but our initial meeting was very distasteful. That uptight child should be fired before any further customers are turned off of this place. The food was okay, but better the last time I went a few years ago. Overall, I'd say to pass over this place unless they make some changes.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    spikesdinners
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Party of seven adults - the food was good but the over-the-top service made the whole dining experience embarrassingly uncomfortable. Just put the plates on the table please we don't need all the hoop-la - the food should be able to stand alone without all the faux French 'fine dining' pretence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everytime it gets better
    Mirka
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our second time dining at Le Beaujolais and everything was beyond amazing once more. Our waiter Ted was very knowledgeable and so funny, he made our dining experience just that much better. The food here is amazing! We are definitely keeping this restaurant on our list of "regular" places to done at when visiting Banff. :D
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CANROCK14
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Excellent Service, Great food and highly recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything Very Good
    Lexus03
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent restaurant in a very nice setting. Food and service outstanding. Wife had the osso buco bone marrow and veal scallopine. I had the filet Bernaise and we shared profiteroles for desert. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed this time
    diner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We come here once every couple of years and it is usually special. This night was a disappointment, as both my wife and I found the food ordinary instead of special. I hope it was just an off night, as it would be a shame to lose this gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Le Beaujolais reviews archive.
  • Forget it!
    AnnickVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    French only for the name! Too bad as the menu is interesting but does not live up to it. Food is extremely average and overpriced, the roesti were awful. Don't go there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Appealing still
    spukspukVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    As time wears on im wondering if Le Beaujolais still has it, for me at least. The staff are good, the food is fine. Here comes the "BUT"... Im not sure that on the menu feature, where the option of 6 course wine pairing is as good as the cost would reflect. Once upon at time, when i was new to wine, I thought Le Beaujolais was the cats meow. As years pass, my knowlegde of wine has grown quite significantly. My point is... the pairing of food with wine. If serving wines, that barely crushes the $18 mark is the point of adequate....then this restaurant for me any longer for food pairings at the least. Not to say there's nothing of value, in that price point. Whats hard to swallow is paying $400 after tipping, and feeling satisfied...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The restaurant is " tired" . It needs renewing in all areas. Ambience, energy and fresh good food and presentation. It was Friday night. We did the special tasting dinner and NOTHING tasted freshly made! It truly was like having left overs . We also did the wine pairings and when we asked about the wines we were reassured they were very good. When we put one of the wines in our wine app, it came out as a $13.00 bottle of wine"! None of the wines were very good! At the end of the dinner we asked for another macaroon so we each could have one and were told they didn't have any more. Really? This place needs revival. We spent over $400.00 and it was not worth it. We will never return nor recommend it.
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  • Went with my wife and another
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went with my wife and another couple. We had a fun night with tasty food and good service. Only complaint is how the waitress was a little too much of a salesperson trying to get us to order more food after we had already told her what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the 6 course suprise dinner
    FloydVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had it with the wine pairing ..... Fantastic!wine perfectly paired for each course if the menu service!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent time
    Lawrence
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was outstanding even though they were busy but they took the time to look after us. Food was great with attention to details. Quite a number of customers had the whole fish where they debone the fish in front of customers before serving.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    JVanDellen
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food was excellent. The service was great. I had the Filet mignon with half lobster and it was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went there for Xmas dinner
    Dandy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Went there for Xmas dinner this year. Food and service were wonderful. Best meal I have ever had and the ambience was great - low light, quiet with a view of the mountains and Banff downtown area. Will definitely go back when we pass through Banff again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review for Beaujolais
    sgold02
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Restaurant was just ok. Went there for special evening with my wife and left disappointed. Very expensive for what you get. I had the ribeye steak and the wife had the tenderloin. Mt steak was thin and overcooked, honestly the Keg is generally better. To be fair the wifes meal was very good, they did do a good job on her tenderloin. I would give this 6.5 out of 10 just on food quality, if I factored in price rating would be much lower. Wife would probably rate at 7.5 or 8 out of 10, she did enjoy here meal much more than I did. Cheers, Steve
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise and good value
    Creeker
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Dinner for two this past weekend on a Banff overnighter. Last minute reservation, but they fit us in! Really nice place overall. Great service, tables aren't packed together and for the quality of the meal, the price was quite reasonable. We went with the Veal Saltimboca specials and they were great. Risotto was a touch underdone, but nothing serious. Best part of the meal was the Chenas Beaujolais that we "stumbled" on while perusing the extensive wine list. If you're in Banff and looking to expeience some fine dining without taking out a second mortgage, Le Beaujolais needs to be on your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience the best at Le Beaujolais
    Tericino
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    This is the place for a quiet, relaxing romantic dinner. Soft music, soft lighting adds to the spell and attentive waiters take care of every need. This was a step up in price for us but worth it for a special occasion like an anniversary made even more special with the Banff location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated
    Martin
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Great location in downtown Banff. Food was good, but nothing special. Decor is tired. Seems a bit overrated.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, but the service was a lx
    bobbyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We selected this place as we had heard good things about it, from the food to the servcie. On Saturday evening (Oct 5, 2013), a small group of us dined here, however, while the food was OK, we felt the service was quite slow. It seemed like there was just simply not enough staff for the number of tables....I mean guests. At one point, when our server came with the wine we had ordered, a small amouint was poured (as is customary), and she then left. She attended another table, took an order, then came back to us. HUMMM. Either lacking experience, attention or both. Seems to me a bit of a snooty place. I will likely not be back, next time in Banff
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    ValueDiner
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Expensive, Mediocre Service, Overcooked Steaks, $14.00 lettuce only salad, enough said?
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  • Fenominal
    VeryHappy
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    A absolutely complete evening of quality food and service! Have been recommending to family and friends as a must go to restaurant in Banff!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We were very disappointed with our meal. The fillet steak was inconsistently cooked and the elk was so tough it was inedable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • REALLY GOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    It was our first time at Le Beaujolais (my boyfriend and i) and it we will definitely come back. He even said "we're driving to Banff just for dinner at Le Beajolais" I've already recommended it to my friends! It's definitely a must try. A bit pricey but worth it. The service was outstanding. The decor needs a little bit updating but it wasn't bad. I really liked the big windows. Although I must say, there were two bugs flying around. I would usually get turned off by bugs but this time I didn't. The food was just really good I was able to see past the bugs. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service; mediocre
    tomazio
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Excellent service; mediocre food especially given the price; but the dessert was superb
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were warned!
    ggrz
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    We were warned that we might not like this restaurant. We still wanted to try it. Service was great. Food was good. I had lobster bisque to start. It was so hot I could barely eat it. It was a large serving and I could not finish it. Flavour and presentation was very good. My husband had scallops and scampi tails for a starter. Both were perfectly cooked and had great flavour. For entrees, I had the veal and my husband had filet. Both plates were hot when delivered. Food wasn't better than anything we'd had before, but was good. Once again large portions and I could not finish my plate. The views are spectacular. Full windows around the restaurant give you a view of Banff Ave, the Bow River, and the mountains. Pricing was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordinary and overpriced
    KatelikesgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Although the service was fairly good, the food was nothing more than ordinary with poor presentation and was well overpriced.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Seasoned Beaujolais?
    2XYYC
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Our first time in this long standing Banff Restaurant at the corner of Banff and Buffalo. The dinner menu is varied enough without being a novel, and the cellar is well stocked with different varieties of wines. This is no doubt due to the Chef's 6 course menu with wine pairings, which looked delicious but we ordered a la carte. The Elk was excellent, as was the Duck. We observed great wine handling service, from suggestions to proper Decanting and allowances for "breathing". The location is unique, with town, mountain and river views which are all the more attractive as the restaurant is above street by one storey. Thanks for having Gluten Free bread. Maybe show GF more prominently on the menu, so GF's will risk a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was decent, the service
    tommy
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The food was decent, the service was not good. It took us 25minutes after the waitress gave us the dessert menu to be able to order, and it ended up being a different server taking the prder because she could see we were frustrated, they didnt even give us an option to have nprmal water, then charged us $7 for a small bottle of evian water. When I asked for a recommendation, the server didnt know the menu, and didnt know what part of the elk the meat was coming from. Very expensive for what it was, although the portion sizes were good, the food wasnt as great as I thought it would be. Not sure if I would ever go back.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Better than Paris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Being there is a magnificent experience, by far best restaurant in Alberta
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • I wouldn't recomend this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I wouldn't recomend this place for anyone under the age of 40. The way it's decorated is just so outdated, and it is very quiet (no music playing.) I was not very impressed with the food either, on a $30+ dish they served FROZEN spinach...I mean how does this place have a 4 diamond award if they don't even use fresh spinach...bizarre. Fish was dry, my dish came wrong, food looks better than it tastes and the atmosphere is HORRIBLE.
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  • Not so Great
    lovely
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The positives are that the view is nice, the service is mostly very professional and the prices are not too bad. Unfortunately the food is just fair. There is nothing new, interesting or inspired about the menu or the food we sampled. I found the service to be really good, that is, until the bill arrived. They had added a 15% tip automatically despite us being only a table of 2. There was a note on the menu about this mandatory charge for groups of 6 or more. We then apparently had no choice as when the waitress returned with the interac machine the amount was already punched in with that arbitrarily decided 15%. I found this really tacky. Finally, the restaurant decor is really out of date. There is much better in Banff.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good and
    Captain
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The food was very good and the service was great. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and they sat us early even though our reservation was for a later time. I would definitely return for another great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    My husband and I come to Le Beaujolais rarely, as we consider it a total and complete treat. It is definitely one of the reasons worth the driving to Banff. My husband enjoyed the duck, I had the elk, and our daughter had a vegetarian. At the end we split two deserts between the three of us. As we paid the bill, the waitress brought another plate with a few sampler deserts. Scrumptious!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Le Beaujolais Underwelmed
    RLWfromILVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    From the somewhat unknowledgeable staffer with whom we dealt to the OK but not great food and preparation to the totally unacceptable clientele we were overall relatively underwhelmed by Le Beaujolais. Our evening was certainly colored badly by the four tables of "snow birds" who spent most of our shared time there shouting back and fourth between their four tables (spread the width of the entire restaurant) about everything from grandchildren, to what type of BMW was the best, to US politics. While it is not the restaurants fault that people of such advanced age had no manners or concerns for their fellow diners, it certainly set a tone for the evening. Beyond that, everything else was just pretty average: not bad, just not befitting.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our anniversary and
    YepitstomVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    This was our anniversary and we have been here before. We had pre-ordered the 6 course "surprise dinner" with the chef-selected wine pairings. It was heaven from start to finish. Everything was interesting, inventive and out-of-this-world flavourful. The same can be said for the wines. The service was knowledgable and not obtrusive. It was a culinary adventure we will never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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