Lotus Farm to Table

Lotus Farm to Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lotusfarmtotable.com/
  • Phone: 6105655554
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Allen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it’s a sit down dinner for 44 or a stand up receptions for 60, think Lotus Farm to Table for your next event. The Chef prepares delectable dishes from farm fresh ingredients and nothing is fried, overly seasoned, fussy, or contrived. If you want to make your next event a memorable one, let us help you design an event that that’s sure to please. We also do off premise catering. Our chef and highly skilled staff will be happy to recreate the Lotus Farm to Table experience in the comfort of your home or for your wedding.
  • Entertainment: We have monthly entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olive St and Veterans Sq
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and there is a lot on Olive and Baltimore that is free after 6:00pm weekdays and free on weekends.
A word from Lotus Farm to Table
Lotus Farm to Table, a contemporary American restaurant, owned by Courtney Rozsas, is nestled within the lively atmosphere of State Street in Media, PA. The intimate 40-seat eatery is a BYOB that offers a casual and comfortable atmosphere through its soothing colors and dark woods. Chef Ryan Sulikowski has created a tasty menu of healthy dishes. Every dish is prepared from whole foods, easily digested and proportioned so that diners can enjoy multiple courses with lots of variety without feeling over extended. At lunch Lotus provides a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Light soups and bright flavors will energize the diner for rest of the day. Floral teas that bloom as they brew in the clear glass teapots can enhance the mood and calm the nerves. At night, the serene décor accentuates the simplistic and unfussy menu that features the week"s freshest ingredients from local farms.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Lotus Farm to Table reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since March 30 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (7)romantic (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Always striving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is good. We frequent this restaurant as they focus on organic products but some of the combinations seem like they're trying too hard to be creative and aren't always successful. Service is good and they work hard to accommodate food restrictions.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Farm-to-Table Find!
    mermax127VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    LOVE the food here, seems to get better & better every time I come! Went out for my birthday with my Mom. There happen to be live music that was FABULOUS! Our meals were outstanding, server was very professional & lovely. We had the flatbread: DELICIOUS! Brussels Sprout salad: AMAZINGt & we both had the trout with bets.... DELISH! LOVE the food here, the ambiance, everything... the music was a nice little surprise! Can't wait to go back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed on a Weds. night
    MediaDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We know that Wednesday nights are crowded in Media, but the excessive waits we had for EVERYTHING (from being greeted, to water pouring, to each course serving) were really frustrating. And the chairs provided outside are incredibly uncomfortable! The food was OK, but what we'll really think about before ever going back is the terrible service and discomfort of sitting there for 2+hours.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Farm to Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great organic food -- delicious and good for you. How can you beat that? We enjoyed the Spring Menu for a birthday celebration. Both the Osso Bucco and the Lamb were delicious, as were the salads and dessert. The wait staff thoughtfully added a birthday candle, which was fun! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better Than Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Lotus Farm to Table has always had great food. Tonight Chef Ryan Sulikowski outdid himself! First, the chef’s selection-artisan pasteurized cheese board was spectacular. My wife selected the Pennsylvania Trout which was, as usual, outstanding. I ordered tonight's special, Wild Boar Belly. Cannot recall enjoying a new entree more - anywhere. The richly flavored meat was done to fork fall apart perfection. Mushrooms in a dark, delicious sauce surrounded the Wild Boar Belly and were accented by Breakfast Radishes. Always get a dessert here, it is that good. Beautiful music was provided by the fantastic chanteuse, Andrea Carlson. Thank you, Courtney Rozsas for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Serice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I both ordered fish (trout and branzino) and they were prepared preferctly. We enjoy this restaurant as the portion sizes are perfect, the service is attentive and knowledgable and the food is top shelf. The menu is limited so we try to go once each season as the menu rotates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful dinner
    Lynn
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Each and every dish was perfectly prepared, creative and delicious. We were the only people there! People are missing out on some of the best food in Media.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Dingo
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We've eaten here several times and found it to be very good. The menu is very limited especially for vegetarians. There are a number of appetizer offerings for vegetarians but only one entre. The tofu dinner was very good. They corn the tofu which adds a special flavor and texture to it. This time it was prepared with beets and broccoli rabe. It was a generous portion. Our appetizers were also good we had the cheese board and flat bread
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since March 30 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 234 reviews are from the Lotus Farm to Table reviews archive.
  • Great for date night.
    drexelhilldiner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My husband and I have been to this restaurant three times, and have had a wonderful experience each time. It's a great place to go for date night or with another couple for an interesting meal at decent prices. We love that it's farm to table. We will definitely be back again and would certainly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Fresh but just OK
    Stanleyeats
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Have walked past this place before but thought it was Indian based on the tables (maybe they took over for an Indian restaurant). 1st course was really good with a Fingerling and Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Beets, Pistachios and Dates. All the flavors worked really well together. At this point I was excited to see what was to come. Disappointment was to follow, I had the trout. it was fine but could have been so much better. Trout skin was not crispy and the vegetables were lacking. The flavors of the veggies didn't come together and were also served cold Probably on purpose, but since it is not the middle of summer should have been sauteed. Just left feeling like my mom forced me to eat my veggies and blah trout.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and healthy food
    Loyaldiner
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Lotus is a well decorated restaurant with fresh food from the area. The menu changes often but every single dish is delicious. The portions are just right. Not too big or small. We had the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer, the grilled salmon and the lamb osso bucco. All were perfectly cooked and delicious. The deserts were to die for! Would definitely recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week at the Lotus
    diningdiva1
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Dined at the Lotus on Sunday for the first time. $30 3-course meal is a foodie's bargain......good quality with an appropriate portion size. My complaint is that tables are too close together. We had difficulty moving the extremely heavy chairs in very close quarters..felt very confined. Johnny Never played blues guitar which was a nice touch but the noise level was probably 85 decibals..too loud for a normal conversation. Also, a daily prix fix menu would be a nice touch to make this a go-to restaurant instead of a special occasion eatery. The average 3 course meal with coffee/tea would be close to $60 per person with tax and tip..
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    tkok
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Went with friends for girls night&birthday dinner. Food healthy and ineresting. Only negative was the cold broccoli with the salmon. Odd combination we thought.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty!
    Salty
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Dined with friends; love the fresh/local commitment. We enjoyed the appetizers - great combinations of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience!
    Peggy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was fabulous, service was excellent! Lovely atmosphere, nice music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • great.... simply great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Terrific experience. Awesome and unique menu and food. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey & tasty
    new2area
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food, great taste pairings, friendly & knowledgeable service. If it were a bit less expensive I'd be a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Cbeitz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Farm to table? Instead, off season vegetables, heavy on celery. Too chewy octopus. Anemic veal chop served with barely dressed arugula. Duck leg dry and skin softly icky. $45 for a steak? Get over yourself. Best taste? Brussels sprouts with cranberries and almonds. Was expecting wow. got, uh. Won't go back nor recommend.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Gave. 4 for service because outle food took a while, but I love this place and the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Dave
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was great - price is worth it. Dining here is definitely an experience so don't go in for a rushed meal. Grab a few bottles of wine (BYOB) and enjoy your time. The only thing that came off as odd to me is the decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change of pace
    wazoo
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This restaurant brings out great flavors in the food, with the freshest ingredients. The teas are excellent and it really is a fantastic little spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly farm to table, creatively
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Truly farm to table, creatively and deliciously prepared. Also a nice menu of tea, complete with "tea accessories" such as lavender water and buds. Something different!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Guest
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Lotus is a hidden gem in the crowded restaurant scene. The food is all local, the atmosphere is pleasant. I'm not one of these people that only eats local foods. I think they sometimes go a bit overboard. But I'll concede you could taste the quality. It was great. We started off with a flat bread appetizer. It's one of those things that most people serve as (what's essentially) a thin crust pizza. But not here. It was made as it should be. And tasted great. I had the ribeye and my girlfriend had the salmon. Both delicious. The meat of the ribeye was fantastic, and full of flavor. Just right. For desert we had the carrot cake. A little non-traditional (no icing) but intriguing. I was pleasantly surprised. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very, very nice.
    anski
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    It was my first visit and I was delightfully surprised. Lotus is a well-kept secret. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food hidden in Media
    PurplebubbieVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We met friends for a mid week dinner here because it is a BYO. The food is creative, interesting- a mini version of what Talula's Table strives for. We shared appetizers- caesar salad, a grilled cheese and onion soup dish, a sweet potato dish - all good and plenty or sharing. I had scallops over aback mustard mashed potato and leek dish that was excellent. My husband had trout and duck confit which was enough to take home half. The only weak part were the desserts- here the interesting combos didn't work. I would skip them next time. All the food is fresh, changes seasonally, and locally sourced. We will definitely go back .
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Healthy Option
    JerryG
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Lotus Farm Table is a wonderful option to the Media Dining scene. It's reasonably priced very healthy food with a gentle atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Excellent food for the gourmet
    Vibhat
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Excellent food for the gourmet in you. A very nice selection of teas. Bring your own wine, they are not licensed.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious dinner
    veggilover
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was very tasty. We had an unusual Caesar salad, with homemade ricotta cheese. It was so large, we should have shared it, but was so delicious we each finished our own. The salmon was prepared with fresh veggies and a very tasty cream based sauce. The trout was prepared with onions and vinegar, maybe a little too much vinegar, but was still yummy. We wish we could have had room for dessert. Coffee in french press was wonderful. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    jabgott
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Love the delicious and creative food! Always delivers great service and great food. I take lots of guests there and we go it alone. One of the best hidden gems in the area!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok, but not as good as we expected
    ejwo
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    For the prices and the farm to table concept, we expected a top-flight experience. I would rate it 3-star, not 5-star. My trout had to be sent back to be warmed up and the beet appetizer was flavorful, but too crunchy. My son's tofu dish was good and the flat bread appetizer was quite good. My husband really like his veal special and my daughter-in -law enjoyed her salmon. I thought my other son's duck was tough, but he disagreed with me. too pricey for dinner. Maybe we'll try lunch sometime.
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  • Very nice
    Butch
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    With the exception of the food taking 25 minutes, our experience was very nice. We were warned of the long wait, so I was not upset. I would return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Nothing stood out as outstanding, but nothing to complain about. We went on a Thursday night, and it was pretty empty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Support Locally Grown!
    Chal
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Most of the food was delicious and the portion sizes were quite adequate. We enjoyed the decor and the serving pieces for certain of the courses were so much fun. You can go here for a full on dinner with appetizer or, if you want something smaller, many of the appetizers would be great for a late night snack. BYOB services were very good. Count on nothing less than $17 for a main dish, most were about $25 and the small dishes were between $8-13 and scrumptious. The best part? Locally sourced of course!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night ...
    GAK24
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Very good food .. .great service ... live music was very nice
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Well done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The food pairings were unusual at first glance, but after tasting my food, I was pleasantly surprised. What a nice restaurant! I will go back for seconds!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at Lotus
    woodcutter22VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I confess that the beets in the beet salad were under-roasted, both this week and last week in two different salads; just a bit too crunchy and one of my dining companions was unhappy with that; but otherwise the meal was superb. Duck last week, lamb this week, both cooked to perfection. The frozen goat cheese dessert this week was really creative and delicious. Still the best restaurant in Media. Glad to see that the house was fairly full this Saturday night; the previous week, a Friday, was disappointingly slow. But Lotus still seems to be holding its own. I still don't understand why Craig LaBan hasn't reviewed this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible!
    photomom
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Horrible food and cost us $125.00 plus tip for 4 people. Most bizarre food, smallest of portions and badly prepared. Had to go home and eat.
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  • Cozy BYO
    drexelhilldiner
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My husband and I live in Drexel Hill, so getting in and out of Philadelphia to go out for dinner and drinks can be a hassle. Alternatively, getting to and from Media by trolley is easy, so we were very excited to find a restaurant like Lotus. The decor and ambiance felt like a restaurant you would find in downtown Philly, but we didn't have any trouble making a reservation (I reserved a table the afternoon prior) and the prices were reasonable. We accidentally left our bottle of wine at home, but luckily there was a wine and spirits store a few blocks away. The menu was unique and the food was great. We will definitely be back. Ideal for a date night or a night out with another couple.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Missed the Mark
    CMcMW
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Had the beet appetizer--RAW beets & carrots??? I'm lucky I came home with my teeth intact. Salmon main course--I cook salmon all the time at home. Should have chosen something I don't make myself. My husband had duck comfit for an appetizer--good but VERY salty. Then he had scallops--again, not bad except VERY salty. Nothing was awful but nothing was exceptional EXCEPT the roasted pepper & raspberry soup amuse--Now THAT was wonderful. Nowhere to go but UP and UP is very attainable.
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  • Inventive and delicious
    mollycVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    This is a funky little spot, with new age kind of décor that is very appealing and a quiet serenity to the room (except for a light from the fridge in the back!). The food is very inventive and everything we had was delicious--great heirloom tomatoes, lovely salmon with smoked cauliflower--surprisingly successful. It is BYOB and wine is served expertly in lovely glasses. It is altogether an interesting dining experience and lovely.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.