Lucas Park Grille
Lucas Park Grille

Lucas Park Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucasparkgrille.com/
  • Phone: 3142417770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Limited Menu available Daily from 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kyle Patterson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Lucas Park Grille offers all the service and great-tasting appeal of the restaurant in a coordinated, customized package for large and small events.
  • Private Party Contact: Joshua Wells 3142417770
  • Entertainment: DJ plays music 11:00pm-close every Thursday-Saturday. No cover; upscale dress code enforced.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking offered in front of the restaurant.
A word from Lucas Park Grille
By completing the 2004 renovation of its breathtaking 8000 square foot space, Lucas Park Grille on Washington Avenue claimed its role as one of the first in the progressive downtown revitalization. By offering a variety of New American Cuisine in both small and large plates, Lucas Park Grille provides a customized experience for all guests. Honored with the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence,” 2007-2011 Lucas Park Grille boasts an incomparable wine selection of over 300 choices by the bottle. The ambience of the 25-foot loft-style ceilings, three dining room fireplaces and creative use in elements of stone, copper and brick provide an unparalleled experience. With styles ranging from a casually elegant café to a formal candlelit experience and including several exclusive lounge areas, Lucas Park Grille is suitable for any occasion. Named by Sauce Magazine as the “Place to See & be Seen,” Lucas Park Grille continues to be a standout in the St. Louis bar and restaurant scene.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Lucas Park Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)great for outdoor dining (19)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (14)special occasion (13)good for groups (11)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Delicious
    Cdr2tat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were seated in the back room which was in need of dusting. Our waiter for oft about is for the next 20 minutes. Once he remembered we were back there, the service was great. The food was delicious! Our steaks were cooked perfectly. I would avoid the wilted spinach. It was overpoweringly garlic. Couldn't even taste spinach.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff!
    TheAverageGuy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I were there for a long weekend with our twin 12 year olds. We found the staff friendly, and while being mostly vacant at 6pm on a Saturday (our server informed us it didn't really pick up downtown until later) they seemed happy to have us there. They were great with the kids, but the place was more adult oriented as a downtown hotspot would be. Some interesting and tempting menu choices that were not too "foodie" but still edgy. We'll be back and would recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The waiter was very slow, he need to wait on one table at a time. We had to wait 15 minutes for our drinks; for him to bring ours and the next table next to us; that came 15 minutes after we were seated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They've Upped their Game!
    WesC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first visit to LPG since a "good but not great" visit about a year ago. We went with friends for Downtown Restaurant Week. Some restaurants choose to sort of mail that in, but not here. The food (we opted to pay a little extra to try all four courses -- incidentally, the "3 out of 4" option was a great idea to accommodate people with different dining priorities) was consistently excellent. Highlights included the mussels with Andouille, the Ozark mushroom bruschetta, the roasted local vegetable salad, the salmon with grilled veggies served in a cast iron skillet, and the chocolate and peanut butter s'more. Our server was friendly and efficient, and had a very playful sense of humor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our dinner was a wonderful experience. Our server Doug was awesome and funny. The food was excellent. The restaurant was quiet, not due to lack of patrons, rather it was a wonderful evening and most were sitting outside. We chose to dine in and were given a wonderful romantic booth. Our appetizer choice of PEI mussels was superb, my grilled vegie salad with blue cheese was perfect and my partner's caesar salad very good, and we thoroughly enjoyed the salmon and pork tenderloin by playing musical plates. Definitely a return visit is in order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner/wonderful specials!
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After seeing a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and a mushroom risotto on the menu, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Lucas Park for a recent birthday celebration. However, once our server told us about the wagyu beef special, we knew we had to try it and both of us LOVED the dish. Rich, flavorful, cooked perfectly. We also really enjoyed the risotto, salmon appetizer, and cocktails from their specialty menu. Our server was friendly, helpful, quick and overall it was a great experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but sparse crowd
    Sundown1943
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went on a Sunday evening at 6:30 and there was only one table occupied, in the rear, with about 3 people. We were very surprised, since we had made reservations thinking it might be crowded. But the food was wonderful, and, perhaps because of the sparse crowd, the service was great. A group of about a dozen conventioneers came in just as we were leaving and were being seated in a "large party" area, but aside from that, there were no other diners. Too bad, because the food was excellent. Hope their other evenings are better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch!!!
    Kito3987VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Amazing brunch and very reasonable prices. Especially if the weather is nice and you can sit on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    AnniversaryCouple
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was our 20th anniversary dinner where we each ordered steaks. I ordered the strip steak and my wife ordered the flat iron. Both cuts of meat were definitely low grade, not cooked properly, and truly seemed reheated from being cooked earlier. The restaurant was not busy so we thought it would have been perfect. Unfortunately, it seems as though the level of care by our server and the chef were non-existent. We were offered no bread, no salads, no dessert...and the bill was dropped off promptly. We will definitely not be coming back and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone else. It's mostly disappointing because the ambiance is excellent...the people just don't seem to care.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I thought it was nothing special. The food was good not not great. The Sweet potato fried was soggy and served luke warm.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    Wotan
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Excellent food, great service. We really enjoyed the stuffed dates as an appetizer as well as the roasted beet salad. My wife ordered the Amish Chicken, which was melt in your mouth amazing. My sea bass was equally terrific, though the rice could have used an extra couple minutes to be more tender. The fruity sauce was an excellent compliment to the fish. And, we highly recommend the "Pick-3" dessert option. The bread pudding, and crème brûlée were winners, but the beignet were outstanding! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    JTSTL
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Everything was good the coffee was a bit overpriced but other than that it was good. We were sat in the front which wasn't very comfortable for breakfast and had a bar look to it and the table was wobbly. The back dinning room is much better and where they should sit people for breakfast in my opinion softer decor and lower seats.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    my first visit was for a birthday brunch. the food was great and the brunch menu had a nice selection of drinks overall it was very satisfying and will be going back to try an evening dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food; Poor service
    PaulF
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was good, fresh & seasoned nicely. However thats not what we remember - we just recall the totally disinterested server - he appeared just to want to leave .... which is exactly what he did as soon as we paid the bill !
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale and nice
    Pudgy
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is a nice downtown restaurant. We dined early as we had a show to go to later. I think we were the first couple in the restaurant. We were seated in the back room by the window. This room is definitely where you want to be seated if you want it quiet. The bar is in the front room. Okay on to the food! The popcorn popped in bacon grease was fun to try. I had the grass fed filet which was excellent. Had asparagus side which was fine. The cinnamon ice cream was touted by server. It was good but we liked the chocolate better. The service was top notch!! Had a great waiter who was very personable and gave us tips on what to order. Would eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed dinner and cocktails
    oconnellk10
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great spot on Wash. St. Ecclectic menu. Lots of options. Food was delicious. Will return on my next trip to StL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, Needs changing table
    Sarah
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love Lucas Park Grille ever since we chose to use them for our Rehearsal Dinner. This visit was no exception. We ate Father's Day dinner here for my husband's first Father's Day. The restaurant was basically empty, because it was early on a Sunday night. Our waiter, Alex, was so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious as always. My only complaint (and I do mean only complaint) is that there is no changing table in the restroom. Aside from that, we love Lucas Park Grille and will be coming back time and time again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dined here on a beautiful Saturday night, sat outside on a very delightful deck. Cocktails were excellent and generous, service was great and friendly, food was good, nothing spectacular. Overall, will go back especially for the outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salmon to Die for!
    Carla
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I was here for happy hour on 6/12/14. I ordered the night's special which was a salmon dish. Everything from the aspargus to the potato hash to the shrimp and salmon was cooked to perfection. My guest had the pepper flank, which she clean her plate and that is saying alot since she is hard to please when it comes top meals and restaurants. To finish the meal, we had the 3 dessert sampler, which included the lemon mousse with fresh strawberries. What a great way to end my work day. The server, I believe his name was Michael, was very attentive, knowledgable and friendly. I have already been referring people to dine here and it has only been a few days since my visit. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • in town for a conference
    mnracinggirl
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great dinner after spending the day at the exhibit booth. The bonus, desserts were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent service, very good food, made us feel well attended to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem!
    Trooper
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It was our first trip to St. Louis and found your restaurant on Trip Advisors. We were celebrating our daughter's 13th birthday and I mentioned this on your reservation through Open Table. It was nice that you read this and wished my daughter a happy birthday upon arrival. Everything was superb! Will definitely visit you again when visiting St. Louis!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 453 reviews are from the Lucas Park Grille reviews archive.
  • Sunday brunch
    HailCorduroy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was good, but nothing really notable. Bacon was chewy, although the sausage was good. Shrimp was delicious. The Washington Ave Sunrise drink was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AATJP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Food was off the charts! Price was good too. We really enjoyed the location, restaurant was decorated way cool, service was good. Highly recommend Lucas Park, and want to go there again. Tim P
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hubby b-day
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My mom suggested that I take my husband there for his birthday . It was great he enjoyed the ambiance of the place and said his burger was delicious. It's a great place to eat and in a great neighborhood surrounded by boutiques and close to the Arch and riverfront .
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Hidden" treasure!
    HungryTraveler
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We hadn't heard or seen anything about Lucas Park Grille until we went looking for a place for dinner on Easter. We were very pleased with the restaurant, and the prices! Everything on the menu looks great, and we will have to go back to work our way through it. Food was all done perfectly, well presented, and even healthy. ;-) We tried both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, and all exceeded our expectations. Prices were reasonable, portions generous. Doug, our server, was attentive without being hovering. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    BaxterEats
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food that was supposed to be hot was hot and the food that was supposed to be cold was cold. That isn't always the easiest thing to pull off for a big brunch. Service was spotty as it seemed like they were a waiter or two short. Food was very good, particularly the shrimp and peach french toast. Crab legs were cut in half length wise which, while convenient, appeared to dry out the meat some. Very nice layout and decor and we may have to try this place again for a normal meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Dawg
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had Easter brunch with my family. Great selection of food. Awesome flavor
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The selection of brunch items was excellent. Everything was delicious and very well seasoned. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food do not make up for bad service
    HungryHippo
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter Brunch - had reservation. I should have listened to the other reviews that mentioned the poor service for this restaurant. After sitting and waiting for more than 10 minutes for someone to take our drink orders without success, we decided to go ahead and hit the buffet. Came back to the table with our food and still no sign of waiter. Actually, let me rephrase that: there were servers walking around, but they seemed more focused on the tables with a larger number of people - I noticed that other tables with only two people were practically abandoned. Finally, my wife and I had to physically stop someone to order a few drinks. It was not the most expensive brunch buffet in St. Louis, but not the cheapest either. Food was mediocre.
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  • Kale Caesar
    Njtraveler
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Try the kale Caesar salad it's very good and portion is great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Girls Night Out
    Ymmik0484
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were there for a Bachelorette party and they sat us a the perfect table for all 7 of us, we were able to order quickly, however the only thing we didn't care for was the waiter basically forcing us to eat a specific side when we tried to order a different side... however the rest of the experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, decent service
    umturtle
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service was adequate (nothing special), and food was pretty good. I thought the pork chop was much too salty but I didn't bother sending it back because we had already waited awhile for the food. I've been to this place before (and it was MUCH better the first time), so I'm not ready to give up on it just yet!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good for talking.
    STLTourist
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I made a reservation for 10 people, and called the morning of to confirm and to raise the number to 11. When we arrived, the restaurant had prepared a table for...8! We had to squeeze in chairs around the table. The restaurant was incredibly loud; I mean very, very loud. Food was just fine. Lots of options for a group with varied tastes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible brunch experience
    Kate91VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Ate here with a few friends for Sunday brunch and had a surprisingly bad experience. The service was slow despite the restaurant being mostly empty and when our food finally did arrive, our food was cold. They seemed disorganized and uninterested in serving us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoy a Sunday After Noon Meal
    CardsFan
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was a great place for a after the Fox Theater meal on a Sunday afternoon. Easy Parking, not crowded and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our disappointment at the number of TVs in the bar area disappeared when we were seated in the lovely dining area. Our dinner was delicious and our server was charming and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Went with a party of four, were the only ones in the back room except for one large party and there was a large group in the adjacent room. Service was extremely slow. I had the arincini which was quite good. Unfortunately, the lobster mac and cheese was not. Very uninspired version. My first beer was served warm.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased
    Foodalicious
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very cool place in happening area of Wash St. Great service, good food, nice menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Tender and tasty ribeye. Duck fat fries are awesome. Service was average for this type of restaurant, but not bad enough to not go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.