Madrona Manor
Madrona Manor

Madrona Manor

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.madronamanor.com/
  • Phone: 7074334231x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Mallgren
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Madrona Manor can accomodate groups up to 80 in one of our 5 private dining rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Arielle Larson 7074331542x111

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Dry Creek Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Convenient on-site parking is available.
A word from Madrona Manor
One mile from downtown Healdsburg, this Michelin one star restaurant is on a Victorian estate at the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. Chef Jesse Mallgren takes full advantage of a wealth of local seasonal produce, whenever possible from our estate gardens. Compose your own 6 course tasting menu or, at the whim of the chef, choose the Grande Dame pre-fixe menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Madrona Manor reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)fit for foodies (40)romantic (39)great for outdoor dining (28)notable wine list (26)scenic view (25)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • An evening's entertainment
    Foodaholic
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Seated on the veranda of a 19th century mansion on a hill diners are treated to a food extravaganza. We chose the smaller menu consisting of six courses interspersed with at least ten amuse bouches, each a quarter mouthful of subtle flavor and texture. The service was perfectly paced throughout the three hour extravaganza. The total bill for four was $731, including gratuity, three cocktails and 3 glasses of an excellent Oregon pinot noir and one serving of Wagyu beef - well worth the $40 supplement. This would be a high price for an ordinary meal but it is a bargain for an evening's entertainment.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I never make posts but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is a special place. I rarely write reviews but I felt inclined to share the experience we had last week. A truly memorable night, great food with unique presentation. The staff was amazing and made the extra effort to ensure our entire meal was up to expectations. If your in the greater Sonoma area and are not afraid to pay up to dine with true elegance and care take the time to make a reservation here. A top 5 restaurant experience that would rival only Blue Hill Stone Barns (Westchester County, NY), Il Mulino (NY, NY), Homestead (Greenwich, CT), Beach Bistro (Long Boatkey, FL)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Manor was a nice place to visit, however once in the dining room we found that there were too many servers around. Not comfortable when dining as they seem to keep walking around and crowd you when serving. It is truly a foodies dining pleasure, did not expect molecular dining. I would rate it good but not at all over the top as is presently rated.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Two people for dinner with a wine pairing. Our bill was $597.54. After the bill came and I started to figure in the tip, we were informed that it already included the tip. The service WAS stellar. The food was good. However, unless you are a hardcore foodie... The food portions were simply tiny. One amuse-bouche was so small it was literally a couple centimeters across. The meal was served in six courses with multiple amuse-bouche's in between. Yet, there was nothing that I ate that I will remember as being remarkable. Now mind you I AM a foodie, and a chef. My husband is more a meat and potatoes man and left the restaurant hungry, (I'm not kidding) as the portions were so small. The seating was awful, we were shoved in a corner.
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    special occasion
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  • Simply amazing!!
    meanina
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The view from the front porch was amazing, the garden was beautiful, and the building itself was historical. The food made you want to cry and the pairing was one if the best pairing I've experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place is really special. Once a year is a good way to think about this incredible experience.... Amazing service and food. Each dish is a delicacy with no flaws.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    AngelaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The tasting menu was perfect, the wines excellent. We had a mostly fabulous experience. My husband would have preferred fewer small dishes and a few larger portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The tasting menu was a great foodie experience for my husband and I on our first anniversary. We ate at The French Laundry on our honeymooon last year, and I would definitely put Madrona Manor in the same league as FL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine food in a romantic detting
    Yacht41VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The 13 course chef tasting menu is not to be missed! Food and service exceeded expectations. Save this for a very special occasion. Expensive, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A treat for a friend
    Maralyn
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is about the 7th time I have taken someone to or enjoyed dining with family. It NEVER fails to be sensational.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and full of suprises
    CalNAiry
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The ten course dinner is an expensive delight, but worth every penny. The chef kept surprising us with little extras and the staff was knowledgable and fun. Easily comparable to the best of international dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High style
    TastyTexans
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Many courses, each more inventive and delicious than the last. Highly professional service. Reminds me of a meal at Tregabuches in Ronda.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    ManhattanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food as it's been for so many years and the service is outstanding. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again a memorable meal
    cyssf
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always beautiful sitting on the porch over looking the gardens. Between the overhead fans and the heaters, the temperature is alway comfortable no matter what the weather. We chose the "create your own menu" dinner with the six courses plus at least five other amuse bouches and other treats sent out by the chefs - all interesting and creative. We had to had the ice cream made at the table side with liquid nitrogen again since we enjoyed it so much the last time we were here, but Tom's "strawberries and peas" was so fun with the white chocolate "peas" and the sugar confection "pea pods". I usually don't like strawberry flavored things like ice cream but the strawberry mousse in this dessert was wonderful - the essence of strawberry.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food, Service, ambience was amazing! Family loved it!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    MichaelW
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Every time we have dinner at Madrona Manor we think, it can't get any better than this. But it always does. The fine folks at Madrona Manor have found a way to continuously improve on perfection. For special occasions, they will even personalize your menu page so you have a memento to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • BarbS
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every item brought to your table is a masterpiece. The food is exquisite, the presentation is beautiful, and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Madronna
    Auntie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent presentations of each dish, a visual & culinary delight. The service was wonderful and made us feel very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Greatest Gastromic Experience !
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It was one super course after another, the presentaion was only toped by the tastes. Service was top notch. nothing overlooked . Expensive but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is amazing and very creative. Beautiful, peaceful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10-course dinner and wine pairings
    albion49
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food dishes were superb with many interesting intermezzos. The wine pairings were disappointing. Most of the wines would not rate above 86 or 87 on the Wine Spectator scale. I'd recommend selecting wine from the wine list and not relying on the sommelier.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perhaps our best meal ever
    AnitaMW
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We can't remember when we have enjoyed a meal more than our Grande Dame" chef's 10-course tasting menu. Every dish was perfectly prepared, both in the balance and freshness of the flavors and the appearance. But unlike other tasting menus, the flavors were the stars of each dish (as opposed to sensationalized appearance). And the numerous gifts from the chef in between each course were wonderful, and gave us different tastes and novel preparations as well as previews of the next dish, but in a different form or format. And when we got to the final "meat" courses (squab and beef) instead of portions too big to finish, these were perfectly sized and prepared bites. The wine pairing was perfect too. We absolutely recommend this splurge.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely stellar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The amuse-bouches are excellent, the Chef's menu with the wine pairing was impressive. Except for the abalone, which was less than perfect every item on the menu was delicious. Madrona Manor continues to be an excellent spot for romantic dining and pure culinary pleasure. They certainly deserve their Michelin stars.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our second time at Madrona Manor. We brought our daughter who was home from graduate school in NYC and who frequents fine dining in that city as well as San Francisco. We were ALL so pleased and delighted with every aspect of our dining experience at Madrona Manor. The food was outstanding in it's subtlety and interesting/often surprising flavors. The presentations were just beautiful - mirroring the beautiful surroundings on which the Manor resides. The service was absolutely wonderful - on top of everything, and warm and friendly. We were further taken by the integrity of the restaurants staff in catching a mistake we made with gratuity which could have easily been overlooked to their advantage. An absolute favorite.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Romantic Getaway
    Tukia
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was creatively light and natural, with some of the ingredients used grown from their own herbs garden located behind the Manor. The cheese choices were beautifully presented and accompanied by dates, nuts and dries fruits. It's great wine list showcased revered local producers that heighten the dining experience. We really enjoyed ourselves and felt that we had discovered a gem in the middle of a valley.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Madrono Manor Healdsburg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary here and was from start to finish a wonderful experience. We were seated on their outdoor patio, very relaxing atmosphere, service was impeccable, the food amazing. We chose to go with the 6 course menu so we would have more variety and taste from each other's plate. I believe we had at least 8-10 amuse bouches and even though small bites it still adds up and was just about the perfect amount for me. Courses and amuse bouches were presented in an innovative way and there was not 1 dish we did not like. Special touch was that on the top of the menu it had a "Happy 40th anniversay", nice touch. We will definitely return here one day
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fudsnob
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Wonderful flavor and creativity in every course. The service was excellent, and presentation first class.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Claire
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Dining here is truly a dining experience. In addition to the menu, the staff brings little surprise additions to your table. The service is outstanding. Mu husband didn't care for one course on the menu and didn't finish it. The staff noticed, asked about it and brought him a substitute for that part of the menu-we didn't even ask! Wonderful experience!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our dinner at Madrona Manor was hands down the best dinner either of us had ever eaten, beating out some pretty serious competition. We would fly back to Sonoma just for dinner! Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food4funVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Jesse's food was, as usual, exceptional. The setting is romantic. There were a few hiccups in the service that did not do justice to the quality of the food--incorrect flatware for one course, a second amuse bouche brought, which we had already been served. While these are minor glitches, the food and setting are so exceptional that they deserve the same level of service. Despite these glitches we will be back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but overpriced
    cornelljhrVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our a la carte dinner for two with two glasses of wine each came out to $425 with tip. We spent much less than that for a superior meal with equal ambiance at Auberge Du Soleil and pay less than that for a full dinner at top restaurants in NYC like Bouley and Jean Georges.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Night to remember
    MrKirby
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Absolutely marvelous. The setting in the mansion is beautiful with seating indoors in different rooms and outdoors on a large veranda. We were outdoors and loved it. The food was creatively prepared and sublime. One of the finest meals i have had in the past year.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but Pricey!
    8160
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Beautiful, wonderful event, but be prepared ... pricey!!!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 781 reviews are from the Madrona Manor reviews archive.
  • Marvelous Meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Madrona Manor gets better and better. We dine there periodically (our favorite special occasion place). The food is imaginative and beautifully served. Madrona Manor is the best restaurant in Healdsburg by a wide margin. Several dishes on the multi course menu stood out for us. The onion veloute is always supurb and the salmon was impeccable, as was the beef. The service is friendly and professional. Our only suggestion for "improvement" is that an optional four-course menu be available for those like us with lighter appetites. While none of the courses is too large individually, they do add up, especially with all of the delightful amuse bouches. I would rather not be so full that I can't properly appreciate every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • .. just keeps getting better
    GrandmaJane
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Just when you think it's perfect, it gets better. Beautiful setting - porch looking out on the garden. Try the rabbit - juicy and tender. One of our favorites is the egg-shell served amuse bouche - delicious and unusual. Signature desert is the cart a glace - ice cream made at the table. They can manage anything from small dinners to large groups.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Best Meal of my Life
    SharkyFoody
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My fiance and I recently decided to get married at Madrona Manor because of the beauty of the grounds and the great reputation of their restaurant and service, but wanted to have dinner there at least once before finalizing everything. Without any hyperbole, I can say with certainty that it was the best meal of my life. The food is memorably flavorful, creative, and gorgeously presented by an impeccable staff that is extremely polished and thoughtful. My fiance and I were so impressed by the team behind this meal, and are very much looking forward to our wedding here next year!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • great dining experience
    YoshiSF
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The service was impeccable. The staff was very knowledgeable about the foods. Each dish was tasty with many of them being very exotic. We enjoyed the whole experience, the ambiance was very quiet and romantic, the food amazing, and the service was as good as it gets.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated Restaurant
    JR12
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Three of us ate here and were extremely disappointed. They put us in an outdoor space that was heated with heat lamps and it was very uncomfortable and by the end of the evening downright cold. The food was OK. Extremely small portions. The lamb was touch and I couldn't eat it. The wine was really good. The service was chaotic with so many different servers, it was not well done. This is an extremely pretentious restaurant. I do not recommend.
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  • Mostly frills
    SRdinner
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food ingredients are fresh, but the execution is not very memorable. For the whole "Grand Dame" experience, I only remember the scallop and the beef dishes. The lobster dish is a big miss, just so so plain sweet. How can you go wrong with lobster? The staffs marching (yes, really marching style) around is a big distraction. I had dinner in Europe before, and I hardly notice the staffs of the restaurant.
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    Notable Wine List
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  • Truly small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very well done flavorable food, but hardly enough of any one thing to get more than a smidgeon of a taste, even by small-bites-high-end-food standards. Fortunately, the prix fixe includes a cheese course, where they finally give you decent portions so you don't leave feeling hungry.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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