Le Bistro
Le Bistro

Le Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.le-bistro-upland.com/
  • Phone: 9096080204x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner (Summer only): Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Franck Lamonica
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Euclid Ave
  • Parking: No
A word from Le Bistro
Le Bistro opened in December of 2011 by Franck (executive chef) and Laura Lamonica (dining room coordinator). Le Bistro offers a menu with salads, pasta, crepes, pizzas, and a wide array of specials that change weekly such as rack of lamb, flat iron steaks, filets mignon, duck a lorange and fresh fish such as sand dabs brought in fresh several times a week. Also on the menu is french onion soup, escargots, sweet corn bisque,lobster bisque, truffle salted french fries and fried calamari strips and dip. The grand Marnier soufflé for the dessert is the house specialty. All of our dishes are prepared a la minute and are all homemade, from start to your table. We invite you to come dine with us and savor a little taste of the south of France. From all of us at Le Bistro bon appetit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Le Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)romantic (10)special occasion (10)great for lunch (10)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • When You Need to be Pampered
    MusingMary
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A friend and I needed a quiet place to talk and a bit of pampering -- and couldn't have made a better choice than Le Bistro. The food and service made us feel that we were the only people in the world. I'm not a vegetable eater but I wanted to ask for a second helping as my dessert. Actually, the meal portions were perfect and we were able to order dessert which was a special treat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Fare
    1014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you are looking for the delicious taste of French cuisine, Le Bistro is a must. When I traveled to France in the year 2000, I was surprised by the freshness and simplicity of the food that was served in restaurants. A savory steak served only with green beans on the side. A fresh succulent fish with some potatoes. This is what I enjoyed about Le Bistro-simplicity, freshness, and delectable flavors. If you are in the mood for mac n cheese, loaded potatoes, etc. then you should hesitate coming to Le Bistro. If you want to savor the delicious fresh ingredients, prepared perfectly and carefully by this talented chef, this is the place for you. The wine list is excellent, by the way.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Saw an ad for Le Bistro and looked at their web site. Reservations were recommended, so I made one. Walked in at 6:30 on a Wednesday to a completely empty restaurant. Food was good, but browsing the menu, I would not call it a French restaurant. Another couple walked in just as we were walking out, otherwise we had the place to ourselves the entire time...
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  • BillSVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent dinner as usual. This time I reveled in the summer special of vichyssoise and the Truffle fries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    gjcoburn
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had the short rib and it was great. We plan on a eating at Le Bistro once a month or so.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fred
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent French restaurant...small and intimate ......food is outstanding......because of the size of the restaurant, reservations are a must
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fred
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    One of the finest small French restaurants I have dined in for many years. This is the genuine French cuisine. Highly recommend for those who demand the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DELICIOUS !!!!!
    nygalluvs2dine
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES AND THE FOOD IS SIMPLY FAB.....THE SOUFFLE IS THE BEST !!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best French restaurant
    Rich
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Every time I go there I don't feel like responding about my experience to Open Table. If the restaurant wasn't outstanding we obviously wouldn't bother returning
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Like Finding Gold !
    KabyEnSchelle90
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    What a treasure here in the Upland area. We had tried before to get a table and this time we used the Open Table reservations online so we were happy to get into this very special place. Having been to France a few times, wondering if sauces and the gourmet flavors there could ever be found in this country, it was a wonderful surprise to find they actually do exist at Le Bistro. We had the Coquilles St. Jacques and it was a delight down to every last bite. They have wines most other restaurants don't supply. The souffle with gran marnier was amazing, so full of rich flavor. The chef came to our table to make sure everything tasted just right. Chef Franck is gracious and so professional. We're counting the days until we can go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Genuine French Food
    Tina
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I have lived 11 years in France -- finally at Le Bistro I can get REAL French food, not Americanized, or overly fancy -- wonderful, tasteful, light, balanced, textured, beautifully presented. The chef makes all the desserts as well. And the quiche was especially genuine, light, flaky, creamy, high quality ingredients -- not the heavy Americanized version, with poor quality ham, so many make. A lovely night or lunch out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Early Father's Day Dinner
    dcMike
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Scallone Steak, Short Ribs, and Pasta for the 3 of us. Started with calamari and escargot. All of it was excellent. Everyone was happy with their selections. Capped it off with the soufflee. My only issue continues to be with the $15 corkage. Sure makes Two Buck Chuck an expensive choice of wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungry
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Have been there for lunch and dinner and have always had good food.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    GormandoGato
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    A real French bistro right here in Upland! We heard about it on PBS, and had to give it a try. The food was phenomenal! The service was very friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. We made a reservation, and were seated promptly when we arrived. The prices were very reasonable for the high quality cuisine. We nearly went back the next night to try some other items. We will definitely be regulars there, and can't wait to return! What a great place for a nice lunch or dinner anytime, but also for a special occasion. I read some of the yelp reviews, and frankly I don't care whether the chef smiles or not, as long as he continues to create such culinary masterpieces. The waitress smiles enough for both!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Menu Items & Wine List
    BillSVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    At the end of a hectic few days, we stopped by Le Bistro for some GOOD food and relaxation. We were not disappointed. A notable addition to the menu is an appetizer of Truffled French Fries. They are wonderful with just the right amount of truffle flavoring to peak your taste buds. Also the wine list has now been upgraded to include some very nice French whites and French reds. I'd recommend the La Roche Chablis (French) as a great value and wonderful taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Le Bistro reviews archive.
  • Our anniversary celebration
    NtinoVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I took my wife to Le Bistro for our anniversary celebration. I had seen a review for the restaurant and wanted to try it out and it did not disappoint. Even though it is a 40-mile drive from our home, we would return for dinner there. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous French!
    FussyFoodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Yes it's saucy. And decadent.... and just very very French! LOVED it. All from scratch and I think out of all the wonderful things we tried the crepe Suzette was my absolute favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French at it's best
    ArtemisVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We love this little Bistro and the food is the best. Great portion size, the soups are fantastic, and dessert is the best souffle ever tasted. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    ChanceVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was our first trip to Le Bistro. It is tucked away in a small shopping center on the North side of Foothill Blvd in Upland. Once inside your in for a treat. The service was excellent. I tried the Steaks Diane and my wife the Sand Dabs. Both were delicious. We couldn't resist sharing some creme brulee and an expresso for desert. It was outstanding. A party near us had a souffle and they said they come here often and love the souffles. We will definately repeat. a good value for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Find
    dcMike
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We had duck leg, sand dabs, and scallops/abalone. All were excellent!! We took our own bottle of chardonnay and payed the $15 corkage (seemed a bit expensive). The local mailer had a 15% discount coupon so the corkage was a trade off.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu and additions
    BillSVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Another visit to one of our favorite restaurants. The menus are being revised, shortened and improved. None of our favorites have disappeared, but there are some NOTABLE new additions, especially to the dessert menu. Most spectacular is the "Souffle Glace", a fantastic cold (ice-cream-like") take on a baked soufflé. Hard to describe, but absolutely FANTASTIC!. Be sure to split it between at least two people. A second addition on many dishes is the replacement of the potato croquette with a wonderful small serving of polenta. That's become a great favorite of mine!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food/Excellent Service
    Paul
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Le Bistro is a wonderful restaurant. Great food, wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This is almost like being in France. The owners are very nice, the food is perfect. Wish we could afford to go more often, it's definitely a real treat.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Outstanding Cuisine
    TravelinNan
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This intimate restaurant located in a strip mall is a real gem. We've eaten there several times and have never been disappointed. Wonderful lunch menu, too!
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    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Excellent French Restaurant
    Frenchlovers
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I found this restaurant from the neighborhood magazine. My husband and I are French cuisine fans. We know it's rather difficult to find a good French restaurants. It was really a hit!!! Their food is excellent. How they cook is just right. Sauce is not too thick, salty or sweet. We had to ask for more bread to clean up the dishes:):) The timing of the service is also excellent. We never waited too long, but waited enough to have wine and conversation before the entree. The choices are not large, but simple and just good number of selections. How they present the meal in the dish is beautiful, too. They still have casual atmosphere, but not so casual in price that you may want to go there for occasions.
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    LetsEatVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We were disappointed with the food because we normally love French food. The food, and especially the sauces, were very bland. It was interesting that the real menu listed only about a third of the items shown on the open table menu, plus they were out of some items on their menu. We found ourselves doing something we don't normally do at a good restaurant, salting the food trying to enhance the flavor. We regretted paying $90 for mediocre quality.
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  • New Menu Additions
    BillSVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Franck and Laura (the owners) have now returned from their trip to France and brought back some new additions to their menus. Two new desserts: a blueberry tarte and especially a Souffle Glace which in frozen form mimics their very popular Grande Marnier Souffle. The Souffle Glace especially is a GREAT dish, but be aware: it really needs to be shared between two (or maybe even more) people. IT IS WONDERFUL. As always, Le Bistro is a superb dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner in a strip mall
    Genevieve
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    A classic bistro with a not-large menu and preparations that say "Paris." The first indication was the excellent bread. We liked the mains w tried: coquille St. Jacques and the flat iron steak. The steak was perfectly cooked (WOW on the sauce) and served with excellent frites and a very fresh side salad. I'm trying sand dabs next time. Desserts (a peche melba and a souffle glasse) were a calorie splurge well worth it -- house-made, rich, flavorful, not too sweet. Not many wine choices but we were happy with the French red we ordered. Service was relaxed, attentive and friendly. The room is lovely, with an open kitchen in the back. Ladies room was clean but utilitarian -- tres Parisienne! Dinner, wine, dessert for 3 came to $115.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Lunch
    Emily
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I went to the Le Bistro to celebrate two girlfriends' birthdays. We had a wonderful time, the food and service were excellent, the desserts were even better. Everything is made to perfection by Chef Franck. One of my girlfriends can't wait to come back for dinner with her husband. The other friend has been to the restaurant many times and truly enjoys all the French cuisine. We'll all be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Good Prices
    Dinki
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The calamari and Flat Steak are family favorites. The duck is excellent so is the different soups.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old style french menu
    Huck
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The menu brought me back about 30 years - old school American French restaurant fare. it was somewhat expensive for the quality but the meal was pleasant and the restaurant is quiet. We were seated close to the open kitchen. They have a pizza oven so it got kind of hot where we were sitting. So you might want to sit further away from the source of the heat.
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  • Outstanding
    Rich
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We go there every chance we get Great food and service
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our party of 6 had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our party of 6 had a wonderful meal with great service!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality MAINTAINED!
    BillSVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Consistently the best food (of a variety of kinds) that can be envisioned. This restaurant is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to be one of your regular haunts. My wife and I, and frequently friends, are regular diners at Le Bistro. Because of that we try just about everything on the menu. Tonight was no exception because we put together some unusual combinations, like multiple appetizers instead of a main course. I highly recommend your being creative in selecting among a la carte offerings to suit your exact mood and desire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden French gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This place is tucked away in a Vons shopping center in Upland. Inland Empire aesthetic aside, the place itself inside is quaint, quiet, and good for couples or small groups. We were there for dinner, so they have a different daily menu of specials as well as their standard fare. The lunch menu looked great, too. I had the Prix Fixe, which was $25 for soup or salad, main dish, and dessert. Quite reasonable for the quality of food served. The staff were friendly and attentive. All in all, a surprising find out in the IE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Food!
    Hungry
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We tried 10 different items, all perfect & all outstanding & delicious except the pizza (only buy pizza at Italian restaurants). We 100% recommend this restaurant to everyone of all ages, just stay away from the pizza (cardboard).
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet dinner
    Gene
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 34th anniversary and wanted to try something new. Since we both like French cuisine and had heard about Le Bistro we decided to give it a try. The food was excellent as was the service. We both recommend the desert souffle. We would return to Le Bistro just for that and a cup of coffee. Small place, quiet. Although not busy the night we were there, I understand reservations are a good idea on Friday and Saturday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • open kitchen
    cary
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This is a open kitchen restaurant. The front of this restaurant is dinning room, the back is kitchen, there is no wall or blockade in between, I can see every move by the cook., it is interesting experience for me. The lady is a very friendly person with great smile and has real great service. I have lamb chop is tender and tasty. The price is reasonable, I will recommend this restaurant to my friends.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of Paris
    ArtemisVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    It is so nice to go to Le Bistro, the service is great, the food wonderful and the atmosphere is relaxing, nothing urgent or upsetting. The soups are quite possibly the best we have had, and the food is always beautiful as well as great tasting. We love to go with family or on date night. We will be back there soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Dine
    Paul
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Marvelous food/wonderful service. Truly a fabulous place to enjoy a delightful meal with family, friends or a special one. I always have a wonderful dining experience when I come to this restaurant, whether for lunch or dinner.. The food is magnificent and the service is always charming and delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.