Little Prince
Little Prince

Little Prince

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://littleprincesoho.com/
  • Phone: 2123350566
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Matt Conroy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sullivan St. and MacDougal St
  • Parking: No
A word from Little Prince
Little Prince is now open at 199 Prince Street in SoHo (between Sullivan St. and MacDougal St.) This new destination, featuring Chef Matt Conroy, aims to be a cozy neighborhood stand-by. Featuring classic French bistro items, the menu includes Skate Grenobloise, Bistro Chicken and Steak au Poivre, in addition to lighter fare such as Steak Tartare, Ratatouille and Mussels. Signature specials include an “off-menu” French Onion Soup Burger with caramelized onions and gruyere. Little Prince will also feature a frequently rotating beer program, highlighting unique French and local beers and seasonal French cocktails. Dramatic floral arrangements accent the light-filled space, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on bustling Prince Street. Caramel banquettes line the walls and the wooden bar is warmly lit by classic globe pendant lamps. Hand-painted ceramic floor tiles complete the bistro ambience.
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Little Prince reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (37)romantic (35)great for outdoor dining (23)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (21)special occasion (14)hot spot (10)notable wine list (8)late-night find (7)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lovely spot for brunch. We were able to sit at one of the few outdoor tables and it was a perfect morning for it. The monte cristo was decadent, and the beets as a side were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lilly
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Nice place. Enjoyed the salmon entrée. Service was OK.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, poor service
    IndyAdGuy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is incredible. Every bite we were saying "wow" about. Perfectly seasoned, well-balanced, beautifully fresh, and great portions. Cocktails were great too. Unfortunately, the service left a lot to be desired. From the hostess to the server, a lack of polish, professionalism and general knowledge of the service industry. Server never made eye contact, forgot our order, put in the wrong side, never asked how anything was (it was delicious, we would have been happy to tell him so). We'd return in a heartbeat, the food is truly fantastic, but would know to expect poor service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treat for Tastebuds
    Inara
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Ranging from cocktails, through appetizers, entrees and wine, this charming restaurant is a real taste treat. Creative bartender pours innovative cocktails with a respectful nod to the classics. The chef delivers excellently prepared dishes with just the right balance of flavors without the fuss. My chicken was unbelievably moist and tender with a unique, well-seasoned sauce and my husband enjoyed some of the best steak-frites he's had in a while. The Gigondas that accompanied the meal was amazing! This cozy, attractive bistro, reasonably priced is a rare find. I do look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, hold the disco music
    theelkVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The mussels were amazing. My wife loved the Skate and I thought the steak frites were delicious. Swe both enjoyed the crispy frites. The music was too loud and the service was spotty but nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    sirhcepep
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    After NY Mag's Adam Platt trumped up Little Prince as one of the better new French restaurants that the city has to offer, I made it my mission to try it on a quiet Labor Day weekend. You might want to call me out for believing I would experience the best this place (let alone any restaurant) has to offer on a weekend when the A-team staff assuredly took off, and maybe you're right. Still, the experience was not up to snuff thanks to poorly timed & understaffed service that overshadowed the food. Great appetizers, decent entrees that sat in the kitchen too long, sides that the waiter never bothered to mention to the kitchen, and coffee and desserts sent free of charge to improve the situation. If Little Prince is to survive, it needs work.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    SouchVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    HIGHLY recommend! Food was amazing, service was great and the vibe is awesome! Great for lunch, dinner and everything in between. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a great spot!
    sthrngrlnycVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food is wonderful and the ambience is fun. We had a brand-new server who was very nice but a little bit slow. But it didn't matter - everything esle was amazing. We had the quinoa kale appetizer, and I had the shrimp entree and my husband had the steak frites. The steak frites was so good I didn't even get a bite! Will definitely be coming back (so I can get my own steak frites)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    very much enjoyed my meal there last night....everything we ordered was delicious...I had the steak frites along with a couple of appetizers
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely little spot with fine food.
    NiiaVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is the type of place you would think Soho would be full of - a charming, friendly place serving top notch food. But there are not many places like this - and this is a winner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French. Onion. Soup. Burger.
    ChrisVermont
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food is very tasty and the wine is good. The atmosphere pleasant, and the staff is professional. It's a little cramped, french bistro style, and you can really hear the conversations at neighboring tables.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Difference in service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Eaten here in the past but unhappy with service this time. May not go back...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch in SOHO
    ListingBucket
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very positive experience. Excellent brunch selections and imaginative bartending in an extremely pleasant room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • earsplitting noise levels
    IZ817VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    this has been one of my favorite neighborhood spots when dining early but if you go at 8pm or later, it is impossible to have a conversation. the maitre d' likes to add to the noise level by playing a tambourine. additionally, it has become a hot spot for panhandlers to hit up those dining outdoors with some even coming right into the restaurant to approach tables AND the restaurant staff does NOTHING to protect the diners or to remove the panhandlers. it was like being in the subway - horrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious and adorable
    AmaraVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Delicious meal and what an adorable space. Defintiely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What you do for a view
    foodgal
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The best part of our dining experience was that we were able to sit outside on a balcony that was raised slightly from the side walk. The people watching was fabulous and even though it began to rain, we were well protected and looked after by the friendly staff. The wine was very nice and the avocado toast appetizer was delicious, however, our fish entrée and side dishes were lack-luster. We opted for the chocolate s'amore desert-- which was interesting, but not worth having again. I would go back for wine and an appetizer, but I don't think I'd have dinner again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Awful Service
    KBMP116
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food is yummy, the warm bread is unreal. Ambience is beautiful. But never have I felt that I was more of a bother to restaurant staff, simply by showing up for a reservation (on time). Some choice quotes: Me: "Can we get one more water glass please?" Server: "Um, what's your name?" Me: "[Name]." Server: "Okay [name], it's called trust."* He then pulls out additional water glass. *A polite response would have been, "Yes I have one right here!" Server (after being MIA for 20 min): "What do you want?" Us: "Well, are there any specials?" Server: "Nope." Other minuses: - Table not ready upon arrival - Appetizer ordered as an entree came out before other entrees - Polite feedback given to maitre'd after the meal was basically dismissed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MayorDVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Very disappointed, Limited menu, Hot and humid interior. Not likely to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dutch4760
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The wine list is short and this is the second time we were there and selected a bottle of wine which they did not have in stock. The noise is very loud and sometime way to much to enjoy your meal. With that said, the food is always great and we enjoy the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommend to all
    MarissaVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I recommend this restaurant to everyone- whether for a casual weekday dinner, or weekend occasion, or brunch. Waiters are so kind and fun. Food is delicious! Quaint and fabulous yet unpretentious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Neighborhood Gem!
    southerntocity
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Little Prince is a great little restaurant tucked in the Village/South Village. I have been here a few times, and it is superb every time. Great food and atmosphere! You can come alone and sit at the bar or come with a couple friends for a relaxing, but fun brunch! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Little Prince reviews archive.
  • Great food, horrible service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I took some clients here for lunch. The place is adorable and the menu looked great and we were starving. Unfortunely, there was only three people helping service the place so it took forever for us to get 1) Menu's. 2) We had to ask for bread once we saw another table get bread. 3) our food 4) took forever to get our bill. We litterally had to waive down anybody that would look at us to get any attention. Unfortunately, the host had to double as the waiter and the bartendar had to bus the tables. I had the french onion soup burger and it was delicious. I might give it another try because of the quality of the food but if this is typical of their service I would never come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beware an inconsistent kitchen
    IZ817VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Love Little Prince for the service which is absolutely amazing, the ambiance and the food. i normally get the salmon or the chicken - both delicious. however, while the roast chicken is ALWAYS spot on, the salmon is very inconsistent. it is supposed to be served with smoky salsa-type of sauce that is phenomenal when the stars are aligned in the kitchen. unfortunately, that sauce is more or less smoky every time i go which makes it tricky to order.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute little place
    Linda
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was very good and the ambience was quaint, but it was very noisy. This made it difficult to have a conversation with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, awful service
    MontanaVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We got seated fairly quickly as we had reservations (Thursday night) but then waited 25 MINUTES for menus and water! I had started looking up other restaurants in the area to move to. There was ONE WAITER for 36 seats (all full, it was very busy) yet they had 2 hosts who were also acting as bussers. Thankfully they also had a dedicated food runner. Starters were good- onion soup and roasted carrot salad. My dining companion loved the skate and I chose poorly with the steak frites. They were decent but I think other things would have been better. We left before dessert because we had already been there two hours!!!! Probably won't be returning unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing...
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very soon after our arrival, the place was packed with people seated cheek by jowl, most of whom seemed to be shouting at one another. This made conversation impossible and ruined what might have been an OK dining experience. Our waiter was hopeless. It took nearly an hour to get a bottle of wine, because he told us repeatedly that the wines we ordered were out of stock. After several tries, he finally brought us one of the wines we had previously told us wasn't available. After taking our order, he disappeared, and never came by to ask if the food was OK. We had to flag down someone else to ask to have my friend's dish cooked a bit more. We're not likely to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Delicious and Fun!
    Kris
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is a lovely little spot with a terrific ambiance and delicious food. The wait staff is charming and the overall vibe is lively and fun. It is tiny and often crowed so it can get a little noisy but the food is so delicious and everyone is so nice that you tend not to notice. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    jamiVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Sorry...i dont often write bad reviews..but i was pretty disappointed in the experience at Little Prince. It started off well with amazing salted butter and warm bread (simple pleasures make for a great start!) but then i'm actually not sure who our waiter was. We must have had 4 different people visit our table, never consistently to take our order, deliver the food, and (hardly) check up afterwards. I'm sure everyone at our table would have ate more and drank more had there been any servers in site. If the food was impeccable, maybe this horrible service could slide. But with only so-so food, at pretty significant prices, with little service, i would go to many different places when in this hot spot of SoHo next time. Sorry guys!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst ever
    Princefelldown
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I had a reservation for 5 which is always difficult for a restaurant but we were seated at a table for 4 and 3 were squished on a bench so tightly that it would have literally been impossible to eat. Stupid. Told him so and he moved us rudely. We sat at a table by the kitchen with a seat at the end of a four top where the staff had to struggle to get by. The food was good but would have neede to be totally great to over come. Icing on the cake: I paid and tipped well I might add. Probably 22-23%. We lingered for a moment. There were three other empty tables in the place and the maître d (had his arm in a sling) came over a asked us to leave. As I said "Worst Ever"!
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  • neighborhood gem
    IZ817VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    wonderful, warm welcome and service and great food - i recommend the mussels or quinoa salad to start, the roast chicken or the salmon as a main. wine list is good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Great
    SweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Selected Little Prince based on the Open Table reviews. Unfortunately, we didn't have a very good experience. The place is really small so we felt like we were dining with the people next to us. The service was slow and the food was mixed. Our salads were very good as was the bread. Our entrees - we both had steak frites - was off. Steak had a weird taste - but the fries were quite tasty. Dessert offerings were extremely limited so we passed. Given the other great places in this neighborhood - we wouldn't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Springtime in Paris
    JMicheleVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I live in Greenwich Village just a few blocks from Little Prince and finally went for dinner, after walking by many times and admiring how charming the place was. From the friendly staff handing flowers to each lady who enters the restaurant to the fabulous food, it was a great experience. I felt transported to Paris in the Spring. I highly recommend the beef tartare. It's quite possibly the best I've ever had. My boyfriend is a big wine drinker and was very impressed with the list. The signature cocktails we had before eating were fantastic as well. Little Prince is officially a new favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good but watch your bill.
    Out2dnr
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We finally got a reservation for Little Prince but I don't think it's worth the hype. The food was terrific! However, the server added 3 items onto our bill that we didn't have. When we asked about the items he gave the lamest answers of how it happened. Luckily we were with good friends that didn't mind questioning the bill but it made me lose trust in their service. The tables are close (no surprise for NYC) but made it a challenge getting to your table and even thinking about going to the restroom. The host was great and friendly but there are enough other restaurants with the good qualities that I don't think we'll be back to Little Prince.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The most amazing experience!
    anaskuVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    So so fun. The food was great, but the staff made the night unforgettable. They were so fun and friendly, danced around all of the tables, and gave everyone - girls and boys - flowers to wear behind their ears. It's all of our new favorite spot. We fell in love!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I live nearby and never usually write reviews, but Little Prince was outstanding. The food was perfect and the service in particular was amazing. Most places in NY have arrogant or dismissive staff but Little Prince were on top of everything. So polite, aware and discreet. Would happily go back here every time!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe just an off day
    corkyo
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Friendly atmosphere and service, but very chilly day and the doors were wide open. They put a little heater on our table, but I still felt cold. They were also out of three of the wines I was interested in. The whites that were available were not enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • s'mores and daisies
    ahimelsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I loved this spot. The waiter gave me a daisy when I walked in:) Everything was fabulous, especially the s'more dessert, which is to die for, trulyl. GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I walked by The Little Prince
    Jinni
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I walked by The Little Prince and knew I had to come back to try it. I went on a Friday night with a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The restaurant is not too small and during the evenings, it feels like you walked into another world - each table has a small tealight and the staff offers a flower to every lady once she is seated. The food is delicious - my friend and I split appetizers. We tried the brussels sprouts (on the salty side but still tasty) and the special parsnips. The ambience is romantic and it's a perfect date night choice. I'd definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice French Bistro in Soho
    barryrowell
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Came here with a group of six people on a Sunday night (fairly early—about 6pm). We chose it because the menu offered the vegetarian in our party a few (I think she would have been happier with a few more) options and a good wine list. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable: when the first wine we selected was not available, he recommended another that was about the same price and, we all agreed, very good. We stuck to the lower prices on the wine list and were not disappointed at all. The food was very good—my wife and I had a couple of salads (both great) and then shared the casoulet—granted, it's pretty easy dish but it was very well done. Two people had steaks and were very happy with them, too. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I went off the reviews from Open Table to book this restaurant. I was NOT dissapointed. It was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.