Local Three
Local Three

Local Three

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.localthree.com/
  • Phone: 4049682700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11pm

    Sunday Supper: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Bar opens at 4pm every day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ben Barth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have ample event space and would love to host your special event. There are a myriad of private dining options at Local Three including: Knights of Revelry (KOR) private wine room for up to 12 guests; the Chef's Kitchen Table for up to four guests; and the Bushwood Room for up to 40 guests seated and 60 for standing reception. Buyouts and additional spaces in the restaurant are also available. For more information regarding booking a private lunch, dinner, board meeting, wedding or party, contact Carly Monroe at carly@localthree.com. General information can be found online at localthree.com or by emailing carly@localthree.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Carly Monroe 4049682078x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howell Mill Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is validated and available in the lot directly adjacent to the Local Three building. Signs clearly indicate where to park throughout the property.
A word from Local Three
Using one the best kitchens in the country, Local Three presents a neighborhood spot with really good food, beverage and service! Join us for a come-as-you-are atmosphere and "foie gras in your flip flops" ambiance with the best quality cuisine at affordable prices alongside intriguing wine and beer lists and a full bar. Chef Chris Hall was formerly Chef de Cuisine at Canoe and most recently helped Jay Swift open 4th & Swift. The bottom line: Real, honest food served by people who care - at a fair price in a comfortable atmosphere.
In our never ending quest to keep things interesting here at Local Three, we've decided to switch things up and change brunch from the current buffet style to a la carte selctions. Starting on Sunday, 9/18, our a la carte brunch will feature creative takes on traditonal standards. Come by and spend Sunday morning or afternoon with us!



Visit us online for menus, special events and more info. Localthree.co
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Local Three reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (127)neighborhood gem (79)special occasion (66)good for groups (64)vibrant bar scene (46)hot spot (46)great for brunch (42)great for outdoor dining (37)romantic (34)great for lunch (28)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Always a Creative Menu
    HeadoftheTable
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Local Three remains one of my favorite stops for lunch. As a vegetarian for less than a year, however, I have difficulty finding Local 3 options beyond the typical salad - though I'm sure they would leave the meat off their flatbread pizza, etc. I had a beefsteak tomato, buffalo mozzarella salad as my entree -- good if not stellar: it didn't look as beautiful on the plate as it might have, as though they weren't trying hard enough on the presentation. But one of the 3 chefs does have his own farm and some of their food is sourced there, which I love. Maybe it was just that one day, but through the noon hour - it remained less busy than I'd seen several months ago. It's a great restaurant. I trust they are not 'letting up.' Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Diner
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We tried Local Three because we "lunch" a lot and have heard great things about this restaurant group. We asked if we could sit at the bar were told, of course you can! We headed towards the bar and as we were picking out our seats the manager came over and told us that unfortunately the bar tender had not come in and if we were going to sit there we would probably not get the attention we should and would we mind sitting at a table. No problem. We proceeded to order cocktails that were good but were then sadly served an appetizer that had very stale old bread and so we didn't eat it and told the server. No one mentioned it again. Rest of lunch was only okay, and the dessert was pretty but not worth eating :( We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aspires to Greatness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service staff was very good, and aimed to please on all fronts. Eclectic menu, but sparse descriptions lacked clear explanation of what to expect, so, dish and presentation was a surprise on a couple of dishes. The "beef" meatballs, while the server did warn they had a bit of pork in them, overwhelmed with the smell and taste of bacon. I happen to love bacon, but not in a beef meatball. House made Tagiatelle pasta and sauce with meatballs was just excellent. Also, the grilled veggies, fresh and well done, and crusty mac and cheese was excellent. A creamy Crab Risotto dish had blueberries and orange slices, but only a whiff of crab meat; again a surprise Would recommend a visit, and expect it will get much better with time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divine Birthday Dinner
    UrbanAcheiver
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We chose Local Three for my best friend's 40th birthday dinner and we were completely blown away by our wonderful experience. The beer selection was fantastic, the food was so delicious and the service was wonderful. Try the Redneck Refry! You won't be disappointed. Everything about this place was special. The people, the decor and the carefully thought out menu truly make this a phenomenal dining experience from beginning to end. We knew we were in the right place when we walked in and saw The Big Lebowski artwork on the wall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    AMC65
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great experience and great food. Enjoyed the ambience and the service was excellent. Great for foodies
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Brought a friend who had never been..... it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef
    nance
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chef Ryan and our waiter couldn't have made the experience any better! The food was amazing and the service was impecabile
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Mikeats
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have never had a bad meal here! Nick was our server and he was excellent in explaining the menu! Will definitely will go back. It is a bit loud though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service good food
    jsbfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent service from friendly waiter. Food was a little weird. With no menu ingredients to suggest it both huckleberry salad and entree were very spicy. Everything tasty but nothing memorable
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MMan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We wanted to go somewhere different for an anniversary celebration and we chose Local 3. We had a wonderful time on Saturday evening. Good service, delicious food and we even got a tour of the kitchen. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service & BOURBON!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wow. I loved this place. Farm to Table menu, new creations daily from the kitchen, knowledgeable staff, and a bourbon shelf to admire. The people behind the bar know their stuff and I can't wait to go back with more time on my hands and sample many of those amber liquids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    cybeline
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We loved our dinner at Local Three, food was outstanding and so was service. We had the "spam and egg", steak tartare and McDowell. All highly recommend if you see them on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you love bourbon....
    Mabel
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    this is the place for you! They have a huge selection. Even if you don't, the food is also great and the service was excellent. We sat outside great patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    MartiVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Food was innovative and delicious and the service was outstanding. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    YQM28VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Local Three continues to be my go-to place for when I want a great meal and service; and there is no other place I want to bring my out-of-town guests. Thanks to the entire team at L3 who make each visit a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    CRL1VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Atlanta! Our group had: Apps: Truffle Parmesan Popcorn Liver Mousse Scallops Raviolis Entrees: Country Fried...Does It Really Matter? Niman Ranch Pork Schnitzel Hanger Steak ALLL AMAZING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed for the first time
    loveATLVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been here several times and always enjoyed it. However, I was disappointed this time. Our service was poor and absent. I've never paid so much for a meal with such tiny portions. It seems to have lost some of its value. I'm hoping it was just a fluke this time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever
    LandlockedVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Local Three is simply one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Their newest menu is tremendous, and the bar is cranking out some inventive and interesting cocktails. If you haven't been lately, you owe it to yourself to enjoy a dinner there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A New Favorite Spot
    mrsmcwilliamsfood
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner at Local Three and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My husband surprised me with roses on the table...he'd dropped off a vase and a wrapped bunch of roses and the host cut and arranged them in the vase! Our server was totally into the menu, giving us tips on her favorites and explaining the oddities of the chefs' creations. We had several "today's special" small plates and appetizers, one entree (the schnitzel, which is so crispy/salty/delicious and its topped with a cool kale salad), and two desserts (they were small and we were celebrating ;) the lemon "pie" was amazing - like my mam-ma's pie elevated to celebrity status). The cocktails were equally fab, they have an extensive bourbon menu. We'll be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    They ran out of entrees so some of us got 3rd and 4th choices, we ordered quite expensive wine and the waiter failed to bring wine glasses, or refill. Took wine glass from one guest to give to another. All in all a poor experience for such a previously good restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always have a great time here
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    With its always changing and imaginative menu, Local Three is one of our go to restaurants, it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waitstaff dressed like hobos
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The wait staff was all overweight with pot bellies that stick out. While we can appreciate that they were not wearing a uniform in an effort to prevent it looking like an Applebees the waitstaff wore clothes that looked as if they had reached into their dirty clothes pile. It is clear that there have been no policies put in place to make sure that the staff looked presentable and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I came with 3 friends and we had a lovely time! Usually we will each order one cocktail to try, but the Jack-John Daly and the No Pagne No Gain drinks were so good we ordered a second (and third) round. We shared the beef tartare and both the cheese and charcutterie platters with the group, all three of which were excellent. The waiter did an excellent job explaining each dish and providing notable combinations. For our entrees, we had the wagyu meatloaf (nightly special) and the scallops. This was the best meatloaf we have ever tasted and the scallops were huge! The mac & cheese side was a decadent addition to our meals and the chocolate mousse trio was the perfect dessert to end our meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    ksmith8
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Just moved to Atlanta from Chicago and was hoping to find some great places to eat here in Atlanta. Food was delicious, space is cool and fun, service was excellent. Will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu is an adventure
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Walking into the empty office building lobby and down the long hall, you wonder if you've found the right place. Through the wooden door, you find a space full of people enjoying adventurous southern cuisine. My wife and I had a very good meal with an outstanding server. There were so many interesting appetizers, we took a tapas-like route so we could explore the menu. The seasoned popcorn was delicious; the crab risotto was good but would have been better if it had been hotter; and the octopus corn dogs were outstanding. The fried pickled okra was good, but I think just plain okra using the same method would have been as good or better. We liked Local Three so much that my wife is taking a friend there for lunch next week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different Sunday Brunch
    TrixiEatsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Sunday Brunch at Local Three is a serve yourself trip through the kitchen where the chefs serve dishes family style straight from the cooking line. Customers serve themselves from a variety of breakfast and lunch items portioned in small bites to encourage grazing. Soft scrambled eggs, blackberry jam crostini, french toast, quiche, shrimp & grits, chicken thigh confit and turkey panini are just some of the delicious choices. The items have that unique Local Three twist. The bar menu features the same unique approach to specialty cocktails as well as excellent wines by the glass. We had a 1 pm reservation and the place was jumping. When the restaurant is full, the noise level can be high. All in all, a different brunch experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting local food!
    cgshap
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Delicious local and fresh fare - very limited options if you require gluten free and no pork or shellfish! Our server was very helpful and our meal was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I go at least once a week. They have daily specials so you never tire of the menu. Our neighborhood favorite .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Ambiance was lovely and drinks were mediocre, but the food did not live up to the hype: odd flavor parings, bland dishes and low quality seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have been going to Local 3 since it opened and we had one of the best meals there this week! The barrel fish with the blueberries and risotto was cooked to perfection. The staff met our every need and was very professional. The restaurant is always a delight, but what makes it special is how they mix up their menu to take advantage of what is in season and local so it is always a unique experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Uneven tonight
    EVC4
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    another basically good meal but sometimes I think they are trying to hard - waffle was hard as a rock in the chicken and waffle - Trout was just not as good as past times but risotto was awesome. Pancakes in strawberry short stack were heavy and lukewarm, at best. Heirloom tomato salad simple and delicious - Ham & egg "spam" delicious - pickled shrimp great flavor - bread is awesome H&F - but we had to ask for it - service excellent as always - friendly warm atmosphere -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch
    BrianJVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Brunch at Local Three is a unique and wonderful experience. Looking forward to our next visit! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME!!
    Elle1277
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I always enjoy Local 3. The food is absolutely amazing! I can't say enough about this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LivvyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good menu variety, beautifully plated and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    oceanview
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The server was helpful in making wine and food choices, the dishes were artful and delicious. Desserts were unusual and tasty. The flounder was extremely fresh, I would have guessed the ocean was outside. The Bacon sauce on the unusual BLT dessert was savory and sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmm
    Intlgranolagirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As expected lunch was spectacular. The trout was amazing and our server was incredible. Hadn't ever been to Local Three for lunch but it did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great choice in Atlanta
    Raul
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As usual Local Three delivers interesting and quality dishes as well as innovative cocktails. Great Bourbon collection, of course. Great ambience for dates, friends catching up, or celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    Full
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Everytime I come here I have a great meal with lots of interesting, fresh choices. Good use of local, seasonal foods without being over the top. It's pricey but worth it. Great to show out of towners that Atlanta can compete with the best of the food scenes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique ingredient combinations
    Bruceman
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Farm to table with a flair and one of the best bourbon offerings around. Tastes great and cocktail list is cool. Has dailychanging menu items included with their staples.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    ebonysingVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our anniversary dinner and we could not pick a better location. Enjoyed the evening and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.