Local
Local

Local

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatatlocal.com/
  • Phone: 4059285600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kyle Mills
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Since we source our food directly from farmers and make everything in-house, we are able to create unique and flavorful dishes suited to any budget and style. We are especially sensitive to dietary restrictions and offer a large variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • Special Events: Thank you for considering Local for your special occasion. The Gallery, our private dining area, can accommodate up to 50 for a seated meal, or up to 40 for a buffet. The room can be sectioned off by curtains to create two separate event spaces. The Gallery is suitable for large cocktail parties, business luncheons, and intimate dinners or celebrations. We also have a private entrance for VIP guests or surprise visitors. You may choose to order from the menu or work with the LOCAL Chef to develop a menu just for your occasion.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in the Normandy Creek shared lot.
A word from Local
Local features modern American cuisine sourced from local farms. Our menu changes seasonally as we bring you dishes with the best and freshest local ingredients.

Local’s dishes feature seasonal produce, local grass fed beef, free range chicken, house made pastas and more.

Don't get a sitter! Bring the kids along and let them experience our supervised children's area while you dine. Our children's menu is delicious and nutritious, and our play area features a media cave, interactive play houses, an art center, and a dedicated infant room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Local reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)good for groups (23)special occasion (22)neighborhood gem (22)kid-friendly (20)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (13)romantic (10)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best Place to Eat in Norman
    TulsaFoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had my daughter's birthday lunch there with a party of 8. The food was fabulous. My sister-in-law said it was her new favorite restaurant. I had the Green Chile Corn Cowder with the most fabulous corn bread nuggets. Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great first impression.
    Muaddib
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our first time to 'Eat at Local'. The food was excellent. Everyone was genuinely friendly. The place is large enough for groups yet cozy enough for a couple. The pricing was appropriate and the proportions certainly were filling. Overall it was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Potential
    Umamimom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This little spot has everything it should to be a great restaurant...except location. It's too nice for the strip center it's in & a bit out of the way from the happening area of Norman. That's probably why there were so few people there on a Friday night. Service was very accommodating & for the most part, the food was really good! Pricy but the quality & creativity was excellent. My only gripe is that it came out way too fast. We were still noshing on appetizers when salads came out & salad when the entrees came out. It definitely needed to be timed better. My suggestion is Do go there but order one thing at a time if you want a leisurely dinner. Great special occasion or date night spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    mars
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Amazing brunch... food was so fresh and good. I will keep going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorinterest
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We probably won't be going there again. My husband's salmon was overcooked. The portion was very small for the price and it was sitting on a huge bed of risotto that had a slight flavor of crab but no other seasonings. He was really disappointed. The salad with chicken, pecans, berries, ect.,was interesting but not wonderful. I wanted dressing on the side, my daughter expected to receive a normal stressing. She didn't get any. So I gave her mine. However, the corn chowder was excellent. The ambiance and gallery room were all really good ideas. Generally speaking, we were all so disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expert menu, but not all "local"
    Explorers
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Not sure why their fish isn't local (Oklahoma) fish. Do they really need crab and salmon from other places, when their fish could be bass or farmed catfish...? The fist tacos were just ok, served on corn tortillas which really kind of gum up the works for me, I prefer flour. The meatloaf was tasty, and the potatoes fantastic, but the green beans were undercooked. Great variety for a small menu. When I go back, and I hope to, I'll get the market salad and one of the daily specials. Next time I might bring the kids! The atmosphere was modern but comfortable, surprisingly big considering the storefront is in the corner of a strip mall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Weekendeater
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went with a group of friends catching up. Everyone was amazed that this place was tucked away in Norman. The food was great and our service was good. We were surprised to find options for all kinds of different diets (vegan, gluten free, low-carb, etc.). Everyone was happy when we left! We were there early and it got a little louder as we left. There's a side room and some booths that probably would be protected from noise if that concerns you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When I travel to Norman this is where I go for my favorite dinner. Fresh, healthier & creative menu. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friends and food
    Eataround
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had friends in town visiting, and decided to try Local for the first time. One of our party has a gluten allergy, and was impressed with the selection of gluten free items. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive, but low-key. The fish tacos were so-so, but the risotto was amazing! They also had turkey lasagna, a treat for the non-red meat eater in our party. The spacious seating area allowed sufficient room between tables for a comfortable and intimate table conversation. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional food and service
    bookworm
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    On a whim my husband and I tried Local. We had a delightful experience. Since then when we have friends or family visiting from out of town, we recommend Local if they are looking for out of the ordinary food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The restaraunt was great, great food, service, atmosphere but for a Friday evening at 7 pm it was kinda if empty which was weird. I'll definatley go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    DoctorbethVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The green chili chowder is always wonderful. The peach and spinach salad was bland. The hibiscus jalepeno margarita is quite interesting. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    lindseyclift
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had a meeting schedule and were able to sit down and actually speak as a group with no children interrupting. Stellar service and VERY easy reservation process. This will be my hot spot for meetings from now on--a special treat for those invited to attend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOCAL
    12of12
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My Husband and I go to Local several times a month -sometimes more! Always fantastic and great service. It's the perfect blend of trendy without being stuffy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Local
    Laurie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The brunches at Local are the best and I am so glad that we went to Father's Day brunch. We have been to Mother's Day brunch for the past three years but we were unable to make it this year. The fact that Dad's ate free for Father's Day was an extra bonus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service not so much!
    naturalfoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went in for Father's day brunch and had a reserved table. After getting there we waited for about 10 minutes. After the wait, we were seated at a booth that was not even wiped down properly. My skirt felt wet as I sat down and we realized that there was water on the seats. The table was also wet and had water rings where the previous guests put their glass. Someone came down and wiped the table after we complained. Then the waitress came in and placed our food without asking if that is what we wanted. I am vegetarian and Local is supposed to be vegetarian friendly! Then there was a long wait before every course and the waitress hardly checked on us. I like this place for the food quality but may not go back for this kind of service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasion
    live2teach
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for Father's day brunch which was a special deal for this restaurant. I want to go back to experience the normal service. It was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local is a local delight!
    HuMJah
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was searching for a place to have supper before a show and found Local on Urbanspoon. It was fairly well reviewed, and we'd tried restaurants with similar themes before (locally sourced), so we were game to try this. We were not disappointed. The service was perfect: attentive enough to never let the glasses empty, but not hovering so much that we couldn't conduct a conversation. The food was divine, and if something wasn't available (not yet prepared - we were there early) or adjustments requested (my husband dislikes strawberries), suggestions came from the kitchen and were on point. We loved the 4-meat meatloaf & turkey lasagne. The truffle chips were delicious, & their signature dessert was divine. Dark chocolate, flourless, perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5/30 Dining Experience
    MollyandI
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The restaurant was very well kept. Noise level was extremely quiet in the booth where we were seated. Opted for An Appetizer of bread and marinara sauce. Excellent choice. For the main course we selected the salmon on a rice pilaf and the 4 meat meatloaf with green beans. Both were well flavored and tasted excellent. The Dessert menu had many great selections but we opted for the gelato sundae. Another good choice for a wonderful evening. Overall I would recommend this restaurant highly.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A staple for creativity
    soonerjon3
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I rarely eat the same thing here, and love it. Creative, changing menus. My kids always love Localville, and my wife and I got a spontaneous "date" out of it. We love local
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant that thinks
    DiningWithFam
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Not is the food delicious and service was so fast, like any good restaurant, but they best part is the healthy "local" choices they provide like its no big deal or bother. My wife, our four kids, and I really appreciate this! Plus, the best part for the kids is Localville...we play in there whether we need to or not. It's just fun. Love the food, atmosphere, and consideration of health. Thank you Local!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 289 reviews are from the Local reviews archive.
  • I love Local!
    Kimmish
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my Mom to Mother's Day Brunch at Local and everything was perfect. When we arrived for our reservation, we were immediatley taken to our table which had a scrumptious fruit/cheese/pastry plate waiting for us. We ordered a french press of my Mom's favorite locally roasted coffee, relaxed, and talked while the other two courses effortlessly appeared. They even gave my Mom a sweet potted plant when we were ready to leave. My Mom had a wonderful brunch and I looked like a hero for selecting such a cool place. Win- win!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Jack
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went here for Mother's Day brunch. In spite of the big crowd, the service was excellent, the food was very good, and the prices were reasonable. I really enjoyed the family style serving of the food, and we will definitely be back. I love the supervised play area for kids where they can be left while mom and dad dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and food
    LadyinBlue
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Local is one of my favorite Oklahoma restaurants. Love the seasonal food options. Always great service.
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as Usual
    Susan
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We had brunch Sunday and the food and service was good as usual.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!!!!
    NikkiB
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Found this gem on Yelp, looking for a foodie place that could accommodate a paleo eater. Everything was perfection: the appetizer of proscuitto-wrapped dates, and the main course of a small portion of the risotto of the day, were both wonderful. And the tea came with a tea timer to make sure I brewed it to the right strength. That kind of attention to detail was impressive! The ambience is very casual and I saw lots of families with kids. Nothing fancy, just good food, which is what matters in the end. Hope they're around a long, long time!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always tasty!
    kevinbuck9
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Local provides a very consistent dining experience. The food is always great!
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOCAL EQUALS AWESOME!!!
    SoonerDad
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our daughter, who is a student at the University of Oklahoma introduced us to Local a little over a year ago. We were in Norman to visit her and as usual had to feed her and her three roommates. She recommended local and I admit I was skeptical at best, she is a vegetarian and I really wasn't looking forward to having alfalfa sprouts and soy bean curd for brunch. Nothing could have been further from the truth, the brunch was excellent and so was everything else. Now, any time we go to Norman, Local is on the schedule of "must do". This past weekend we celebrated Easter at Local for the second year in a row and once again it was great! Once again, it was a great experience
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Brunch Experience
    Susan
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had four adults and one well behaved child. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocked
    Biscuit
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had Sunday lunch here. There were only 3 things on the menu. Portion sizes minute. I paid $6.95 for my daughter to eat 3 strawberries. Not kid friendly menu at all. Not impressed. Won't be going back. Just not the way I want to spend my money to dine out.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meeting spot
    Funfoodie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Third time at Local. This time the food was good but not as great as the first two times. Looking forward to the summer menu.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Friends
    SoGal
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I want to like this place as I like to frequent locally-owned restaurants and love the concept of fresh and local foods. The staff is welcoming and helpful, however they always seem a bit disorganized. I make reservations and they seem surprised and in some cases seem taken aback even when your name is on the list. I like the drinks better than the food. I've eaten here a bit and find the offerings a bit stale and redundant. Last two times, nothing appealed to me from the regular menu or daily offerings. And I was a bit disappointed in my meals as the food was average at best. Ambiance is okay, but the noise factor is a bit much at times.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night in middle of the week
    soonerjon3
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Love being able to fake my wife to a great restaurant with fresh creative food - and my kids love playing and eating in the kids area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummu
    beckks13
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great food, great concept, strange location but would recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat. Appetizer: Smoked smalon dip- could have done without, weird temperature but it was tasty Entrees: Fish tacos & Salmon Drinks: Moscow mule
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The worst experience I have had. The food was served looking like leftovers and waiters were busy gossiping without paying any attention to guests. Will never come again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Welcome stop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    While driving from Minneapolis to Houston, we stopped at this "better than it needs to be" restaurant half way through our road trip. The vegetarian and vegan options were compelling - the sage infused vegan risotto and the rosemary salad dressing on the farmers market salad were standouts. Fun assortment of classic and local cocktails. Reasonably priced and not what we expected when we saw it from the outside. We'll be stopping in again on our way back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    lk2eat
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food was great as always, the staff was quick and attentive, and the atmosphere was great for a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par...
    Peggmegg
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have eaten at Local many times, and I'm accustomed to giving 5 stars across the board. This time we were a bit disappointed, my entree, stacked chicken enchiladas, was full of grissel and hard to eat, sad because it is usually wonderful! Everyone has a bad day occasionally, we will be back and expecting better things next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only once
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was ok. Chicken enchiladas were ordered by 2 - would not order again. Chicken was dry and it was very hard to cut as it was stuck to the plate. BLT and ravioli were good but not exceptional. Kids liked the pizza. The salads were ok but there was no dressing selection to speak of. It took a long time to get our order. The saving grace would have been the dessert but they were out of pecan pie. The cheesecake was average. The chocolate cake was so heavy that the 3 who split that order could not finish it. The kids did not like it. If you are vegan or need gluten-free, I guess it would be the place to go but for the average diner, probably not so much. We were all hungry by the time we got home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good
    pegmeg
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We have dined here many times, and I'm sure we will go there many more, but this time the food wasn't quite up to their usual high standards. It was OK, but not as good as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.