Lyon Hall
Lyon Hall

Lyon Hall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lyonhallarlington.com/
  • Phone: 7037417636x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 1130AM-3PM

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5PM-10PM Friday & Saturday: 5PM-11PM

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 9:30AM-3PM

    Happy Hour:
    Everyday: 3PM-7PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Belgian, German, French
  • Executive Chef: Liam LaCivita/Andy Bennett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Near Clarendon Metro on Orange Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Lyon Hall
Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. The menu changes with the season to highlight fresh produce from local farms, as do the pastries, desserts and fresh bread.The affordable wine list focuses on French selections, while the impressive beer list offers an extensive selection of European drafts and bottles. Located in an historic art deco building in the heart of downtown Clarendon, Lyon Hall is a vibrant neighborhood spot with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, frankfurters and beer flights with friends at the lively bar, or enjoying a warm evening on the patio with a bottle of wine and selections from the dynamic cheese menu. The private room located in our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Lyon Hall reviews from OpenTable diners
265 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (149)great for outdoor dining (148)fit for foodies (131)great for brunch (101)vibrant bar scene (84)great for lunch (65)good for groups (64)special occasion (60)hot spot (56)notable wine list (49)romantic (34)kid-friendly (26)late-night find (22)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Very good but noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was very good, especially scallops and swordfish. Service was lax - I think our waiter was responsible for the whole upstairs (which was full) so we had to ask a couple of times for bread, another drink, etc. We are in our 50's and early 60's and it was too noisy for us. Too much ambient noise. But we all agreed we'd go back to try other things on the menu and the many beer offerings. Great happy hour every day 5-7.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacon wrapped swordfish
    techyentaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The bacon wapped swordfish was a treat. Done to perfection with bokchoy and mushrooms. Service was excellent. The bar made my wife happy with a great dirty martini.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is eclectic but very good. Nice charcuterie and cheese plate options. Pretzel is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I'm not so sure I'd say the restaurant focuses on French food, but the food is good nonetheless. We had the pretzel, which came with some great dips. Followed by the mussels, which were so-so (and not served with bread until we asked for it, probably should have had it brought out with the pretzel). We ended with the sausage platter and pomme puree, both of which were good. Our waiter was great, answering questions and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food As Always...Bad Service
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our server was completely inattentive. We had to flag him down for everything that you would normally expect to be done on his own initiative. He spent too much time chatting up the hostess.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cuttingboard
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was very good, Bloody Mary very salty, and service extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, kinda loud
    BigPaul
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service here are consistently outstanding, but it was so loud in there that we couldn't hear each other talk. Whoever picks the music they play must love the Strokes - it seemed like every 3rd song was the Strokes....some music variety and lower volume would be helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner out
    BBJJVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We took advantage of the Restaurant Week special and enjoy it! A great evening meal. Will be back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food great, service fair
    willrams
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    No complaints on the food. Our server was necessarily abrasive - insisted in a particularly rude manner that we order all three items on the prix fixe menu at the same time. She may have been having a bad evening, but that is no excuse for poor customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two thirds excellent; one third bad
    Unenthused
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The service was excellent, up to a point, the surroundings were relaxed and the environment was inviting. The food however, changed some of our perceptions. The French Onion soup was really terrific, and also the best part of our meal. Bread and butter was very tasty and so was my wife's entree, which I believe was a variety of sausages and meats. The lamb though was another story. Almost raw to the point that you could not chew it, and a couple parts were so stringy that you could not cut it with the knife. Rest of the entree was good, but at that point, water tasted excellent. As a courtesy we let the server know about the experience, but I think he brushed it off by just saying "oh so sorry", would you like desert?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    August 17th Sunday brunch was very crowded, but the service was good and our reservation was ready when we arrived. There was a selection of the usual brunch items, and our order was nicely prepared and presented. We recommend Lyon Hall for locals.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Brunch
    Putzee
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    First time guests, enjoyed dining inside (rather humid outside) and selected 3-course restaurant week option - all of which were very good. Service was just okay, however - quite busy, but I found it odd that no one - and I mean no one - inquired as to whether everything was to our satisfaction . . . had to ask for coffee/iced tea refills, which were a little slow in coming. No one was slacking, but perhaps they were a little overwhelmed? Not terribly busy when we arrived, but packed before we left. Glad we went, however, as food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable standard brunch spot
    al337
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I came here with a friend to try out their brunch menu. The atmosphere is trendy-casual, and they have a nice shaded outdoor area perfect for brunching on a sunny day. The food is good, but fairly standard brunch fare. I tried the eggs benedict with smoked salmon and Texas toast, which was very well made. I think their drinks menu is probably a better reason to come here - they seem to offer an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail selection, although for brunch I stuck with a regular mimosa. I noticed no refills on mimosas were offered. I will have to check out this place again in the evening for their drinks menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed it
    melvisf
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everyone in our group enjoyed the food, including our toddler. Get an outdoor table with an umbrella if you can!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    flowjana
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love when restaurants embrace restaurant week and allow their whole menu to be used. Had a great meal with a friend, beautiful day to sit outside. Food was great, service was good, but busy. Overall would come again for food and bar scene. Sit outside for less noise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!!
    Rayy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dined here for brunch during restaurant week, a great deal since Lyon Hall let customers choose from the complete menu. Our party sat outside, and service was wonderful. The presentation and quality of food was top notch. I'll definitely be going back to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleaser
    Spunkyasian
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious food and great service. It is a little loud at night; however, it's not unbearable. The food and drinks are excellent. Never disapponting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rosslyn resident
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As a fan of the Liberty Tavern and having read an open table review, we decided to try Lyon Hall for lunch. Bad from the start. The hostess was rude and surely. Service was slow. The food, when it finally arrived, was barely edible. We are going back to the Liberty Tavern, where all things are good.
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  • Wonderful Experience, great food
    Saint
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience - good food, great service, nice ambience. Was a pleasurable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuluVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very good food and ambience. The only down side to the dining experience is the parking. Rode around for 20 minutes trying to find garage or street parking. Finally found something several blocks away and the hostess was very gracious to honor our reservation. I will return but it probably will be for brunch rather than dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to make a reservation for restaurant week-- who knew you got to choose anything off the menu for the $35.14!? I got the french onion soup, bacon wrapped swordfish and the pot de creme. I'm still full! My boyfriend ordered the tuna tar tar (very good) the steak for a slight upcharge and the twinkies. He wasn't very impressed with the dessert but overall the food was amazing, our server seemed busy with a lot of tables but she was very friendly and gave us the appropriate amount of attention. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    Raspberryberet
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening here. Good food - a little pricey - and nice place. Quite loud some of the time, and I hate when they seat five at a table where one person is stuck off the end. I also hate when they won't seat you because your whole party isn't there even though they're just parking, and you have to hang around the entrance getting in everyone's way. But overall a return visit will probably happen.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magnifique
    familyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    perfect from beginning to end. amazing fresh choices, house made sausage beyond anything I've ever had, cheese board not to be missed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    food and service were fantastic, the menu offerings were unique. The one small issue we had was that we had a handicapped person in our party, and access to the restrooms would have been very difficult for them. Even with the elevator to the basement level, you would have to go through a long hall through the kitchen to get there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Pamela
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was just great, the food was excellent......we had a great time. And it is in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great local spot with outdoor seating. Gets a little loud. Staff very helpful and informative but they were unstaffed last time I was there so service was delayed. Great high quality food reasonably priced but very small menu, check it out before you commit. Great spot for drinks and a small plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stands out in neighborhood
    tjkinmd
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lyon Hall has an atypical menu in this neighborhood. Great beers on tap too. I tried the schnitzel and the pasta bolognese and some of the fries. All were really delicious. The bread, if the bake it there, is amazing – crisp crust and moist crumb. The service was amazing too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, okay service
    Iheartbrunch
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I went to Lyon Hall for the first time for brunch. the menu had a nice variety without being too overwhelming with choices. We chose to sit inside since it was quite hot out, though the patio seating looked lovely. The food was delicious and the portions generous. My only concern was that the service was quite slow. We were greeted right away, but it took about 15 minutes to be served the coffee and tea we ordered when seated. The food came out in a timely fashion, but there were long stretches between check-ins from our server and before we were offered our check. I appreciate not being rushed, especially at a busy brunch spot, but the slow service made the meal drag. The food is worth another visit, as long as you aren't in any hurry!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch/Lunch spot
    juanu
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love this place for meeting family for Brunch every other month. The food is great, the cocktails are good, and the coffee is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was amazing! I really enjoyed my experience however the service was subpar. The busboy was more attentive to our table then our waitress was. This was likely just the specific waitress not being able to handle her tables that night so I would def go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of mine
    Ph39n
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A small but interesting menu, good wine and beer selections, and excellent service! That's why it's a favorite of mine...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent mussels
    happyeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    enjoy some of the best mussels around. They come in 4 different varieties and I especially like the pho lyon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another terrrfic expwerience
    JHackettVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our return trip to Lyon Hall was as impressive as our first. Their cheese and charcuterie selection was great, as was every entree our party of four ordered. Especially appreciated was the wine list, which has some well chosen, less-known wineries that won't break the budget. It appears that all of our future trips to D.C. will include a reservation at Lyon Hall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overextended?
    bagelmavenVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had a mostly great experience at Lyon Hall - until the service just stopped. my food and cocktail were wonderful, but server nowhere to be found. the restaurant didn't appear to be too busy. there was an issue with the table behind me getting the wrong food (what i'd ordered, actually), which was uncomfortable, as the server seemed unable to solve the problem. finally, I had to go find the server and I gave her my credit card to pay. when she dropped it off for me to sign, she said nothing - not thank you, not sorry you had to come find me, nothing. it was uncool.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lyon rules over the Hall Venue
    Droktheworld
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Lyon Hall was an excellent scene for me to take my wife and a few friends out for her Bday dinner. From the stellar service, to the excellent happy hour the Hall provided everything needed to have a great time! The food was spot on and the recommendations our server provided instilled enough confidence in my wife to allow the server to choose her bday dinner (and the server didn'teven pick the most expensive thing on the menu!) I'd highly recommend Lyon Hall for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Clarendon spot
    Easy2please
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Lyon Hall is a great spot for an upbeat place to enjoy dinner, or to start out your night. It's not a quiet, romantic place, but if you want a place for dinner with someone special, Lyon Hall is a great choice. There is energy, lively conversation, outdoor dining, and great views of the city even from inside. Food is very good, the red wines the waiter offerd with my filet were a little disappointing, but the attention by the wait staff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the usual Clarendon restaurant!
    psynthia
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Refreshing to go someplace where you can have the sidewalk dining and friendly service of many other surrounding eateries, but also enjoy special touches that make the food more interesting! Heirloom tomato salad with house-made cheese, thinly-sliced prosciutto and balsamic was so delicious we ordered another one. And the consideration to gluten-free preparation was much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Clarendon Favorite
    ArlingtonGranny
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lyon Hall has a constantly varying and always interesting menu, and I've yet to have a bad meal there. They have, alas, stopped serving the arctic char, which was my favorite, but their policy of changing the menu keeps the restaurant fresh and forces me to try new things. My main complaint is that it tends to be noisy, which we avoided this time by sitting outside on a beautiful evening. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nothing special
    NotSoPickyPalate
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great location w/ busy brunch vibe, including outdoor dining... but food and table service could use more attention. Twists on eggs benedict r not so memorable on taste and while donuts were just right on texture and melt in your mouth quality, couldn't tell one flavor from the next, really. Constant passing of dish cart on bumpy concrete, ok service, and costly coffee refills, make this a better meet up spot than "must-have" meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dineandwine
    Dineandwine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Alsatian influenced food in an American Art Deco atmosphere. The three hot dog appetiser was unique and highly flavourful. My escargot dish was as good as I have ever experienced. I opted for the Charcuterie combo which is house made and outstandingly flavourful.mthis place has it all masterful drinks, great beer and wine selection, energetic atmosphere and fantastic food. I have previously visited during very cold days in the winter when the atmosphere was more sedate and homely, during a beautiful summer day the place is hopping with activity and yet the staff makes you feel like you are the only customer in the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.