Maialino
Maialino

Maialino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://maialinonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127772410
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 10:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday noon - 2:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nick Anderer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our communal table in the private dining room seats up to 22 guests and is available for events and celebrations.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Kehr 2127772410

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 23rd Street, 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R & W trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Unique Parking Garage is located on 21st Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway (1 block to the west of Maialino).
A word from Maialino
Maialino is a Roman-inspired trattoria from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, located in Gramercy Park. Maialino captures the warmth and comfort of a true neighborhood trattoria, with a menu that celebrates the restaurant's ongoing relationship with its local family of farmers and suppliers. Executive Chef Nick Anderer draws inspiration from the Roman cooking tradition to create soulful food, reflective of the rich culture of both Rome and New York.
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Maialino reviews from OpenTable diners
348 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (226)special occasion (151)neighborhood gem (138)great for lunch (119)great for brunch (111)notable wine list (109)romantic (81)hot spot (79)vibrant bar scene (68)good for groups (65)scenic view (24)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (18)Show More
  • Maialino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service impeccable as always - yet something has changed with the quality of the food. Perhaps the menu choices, but the bread isn't as fresh and the eggs were undercooked. This is sad because Maialino has been my favorite brunch spot for years. I hope it was just this experience - as I said service is amazing but the food was not the way it used to be. I hope it goes back to the way it used to be.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EatoutVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very slow service. Took over 20 minutes for espresso
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  • A great experience all round
    TimTraveler
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great service from arrival to departure; classically excellent food, with no unnecessary fussiness; and a very pleasant dining room. A very wide selection of starters and pastas, we were not disappointed. For the main course three of us shared the slow-cooked piglet - the eponymous Maialino - which was melt-in-the-mouth tasty, served with rosemary potatoes. Desserts were also excellent: pain au chocolat bread and butter pudding; plum tart with brown butter ice cream. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special occasion
    MrAB
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My experience here was great. Our waitress was really interested in making sure we had a great dining experience. The wine she suggested for us was great and paired well with our meals, too. The malfatti was really delicious. The veal and sirloin were too. And dessert was great. This is a great place to go when you're looking for quality Italian that isn't standard red sauce fare or if you're looking for a place for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Artichokes the best in the world
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is so fantastic and the experience is just wonderful. If you go, you must order the artichokes...once you eat them you will dream of them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Great for brunch
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I enjoyed my meal here. The waitstaff was very nice, maybe a little slow with getting an order. The verde drink was refreshing and the lamb chops with egg and salsa verde was excellent. The side heirloom tomato salad was just ok - don't feel that it was really worth the $10 price point. Overall, I think I would return if in the area again
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • impress your guests
    ChantboyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Made reservations for myself and two friends from out of town. They were impressed with everything - the ambiance, the service, and the food. The lunch prix fixe is also an outstanding value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A hit and a miss
    pinkbugVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been to Maialino several times and never have been disappointed. . . until now. Although the food was prepared and presented in its usual excellent fashion, this lunch was ruined by very inattentive service. The waiter would disappear for long periods, and when asked for something simple like a fork, he would not return until the food was cold. This happened recurrently (we never did get the sweetener for our ice coffee, even after he was reminded.) We'll try again since we live on the park, but will make sure we avoid this particular waiter.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Superb
    TobycatVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    A birthday dinner for 4 was splendid throughout. The service was exceptional - attentive, friendly, helpful and thoughtful. The sommelier was a real pro providing excellent guidance and suggestions. We were never rushed or hurried. The food was superb. Appetizers were exc lent and highlighted by the white truffle shavings fondue. The mains too were excellent led again by a truffle highlighted ravioli. The fish was excellent and the traditional cace e pepe was excellent and nicely spiced. Would return again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had lunch with a friend who had not been yet and she loved it. Food and service were fabulous; it was great. I feel badly I cannot remember the name of a gentleman who took extra special care of us……can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missed
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The people were friendly and attentive. I was placed at a nice table and the ambiance was warm and inviting. The disappointment was with the food. I had an omelet that was fairly tasteless and there was a wilted salad dumped on top. It was not with the feel of a "Roman" presence,- and the breakfast, with which the reviews were raving about left me empty. I wasn't asked if I wanted any bread or side order,- which normally one receives with an omelet. overall, I think the hype going into the restaurant with is what made the disappointment so much greater.
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  • Disappointed
    zimzum
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Generally speaking, we were disappointed with food and menu choices. We were surprised at the lack of salad/greens available. Chef had a heavy hand with salt. Halibut was dry and boring. Wine very good. Dessert delicious.
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  • We ate every morsel
    dunesgirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Holy bananas this restaurant is one of my top faves in the city now. Every dish was a taste explosion. Loved the artichokes and the potato skins. Even my simple pasta was fabulous. The ambiance and decor is so lovely and relaxing. They gave us a table in the far back corner which meant quiet and we were so happy! (Until a staff meeting started around us and our waitress disappeared; but we did start lunch late at 2p.) Will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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  • Great
    boyslovefood227VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I surprised my boyfriend for his 41st birthday with dinner at Maialino and asked if they could make the night memorable. They definitely did. We had the chef's tasting menu and it was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and the GM even came over at one part of the night to wish him a happy birthday in person. He is still talking about what a great time he had. We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    bdaydinner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday here and it couldn't have been better. The staff went above and beyond to make our night special. The Maialino pig special is phenomenal. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Italian on Gramarcy Park
    GothamFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have been here several times for business lunches. Always good. Charming, sunlit, warm wood and window lighting, with views of Gramercy Park. Food is excellent, upscale Italian. Smallish portions, but right-sized for lunch. Relatively quiet corner walkable from midtown East. Not as crowded as in past visits, but still lively. Consistently great. Had a celery salad as a starter that was little less interesting than its description, clean but a little bland, and great Cavatelli with lamb sausage. OK biscotti and surprisingly good French press coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my favorite Italian in all of NYC
    claudiay
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A memorable meal. No missteps whatsoever. Truly an incredible Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was amazing. I forgot to take a portion of my wrapped unfinished meal with me. I called the restaurant when I realized my error and a representative delivered it to me! Amazing!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Place
    Cookie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    there were 4 of us for brunch and the food was not your regular brunch. We had soft eggs with pepper which were more like an egg soup. The flvor was great, but the consistency was not something I'm used to. We also had a ham n egg sandwich which was great. The ricotta pancakes were our favorite item. They were so light and fluffy and came with an amazing fruit sauce and syrup. I would go back for that! the last thing we had was the poached eggs over corn. it was very good, but not a huge portion. We also got a pastry basket that was full of delish goodies. The cappuccino was very good as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Superb!
    Gramercy2014VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dining experience at Maialino can only be described as perfect. The service was attentive and on target. The servers always came to the table with a smile. The food was exquisite, if you go, you must try their signature dish, the suckling pig, it was a generous portion and delicious. Everyone at our table was beyond satisfied with their meals. We can't wait to go again and try their brunch. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • somewhat disappointed
    norm
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    this was my third time at maialino. food has always been very good. this time however the seafood brodetto was oversalted.and not enjoyable. the first course was up to their usual standards. the staff was very attentive and service was excellent. they were aware that it was our 65th anniversary and went out of their way to please. sent us home with a bag full of goodies. dessert was excellent as well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar Food!
    LauraB
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Truly a great experience. Went with my son and we had a truly unique experience. Everything was delicious and no details were spared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hello
    handymckay
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a very nice lunch. The pacing of the courses was very slow for weekday lunch, though. I was fine because it was a casual lunch with a friend but for a business lunch it would have been too slow.
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  • Lovely night
    FooDiva
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious meal in a warm contemporary setting at Maialino to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. The standouts of our meal were the Malfatti pasta with pork and arugula and the mushroom side dish. Portions are modest, so if really hungry consider sides and/or family dining option for whole table. What really shines here is the service. Our evening started at bar with short wait for our table. Bartender was terrific and knowledgable. Our waitress was warm and exceedingly helpful. Fitting place for special dinner, but atmosphere lends itself to small groups as noise level can be enthusiastic at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was amazing as always but the service was terrible. Our waitress forgot our drinks so they arrived after we reminded her and right before the good; when we ordered coffee had to remind her to check on it. Nowhere to be found when we wanted the check so asked for it on the way to the bathroom and she didn't know where we were sitting.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • First Timer
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I chose Maialino mostly for the location for a business lunch and also because it was a Danny Meyer's restaurant. What a find! The food was truly Roman italian, the wine was excellent and the selections really wonderful. And the staff was friendly, attentive but not overbearing. I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • all you need is love
    calabria
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Nothing special at all about this food. I didn't believe the poor reviews I'd read cause I didn't want to. Beautiful website and a friend of mine raved about the place. Specifically the bucatini - that friend of mine is now in an idiot category I keep. C'est la vie. Avoid the tall thin Asian server - cause he will avoid you. Seriously. We never saw him. There were scores of empty tables around so it's not cause it was busy. On a positive note - a girl named Grace made our coffees. I haven't had a better cappuccino anywhere. Great work young lady. The host that greeted us was brilliantly sincere and fun to be around. Cocktails; excellent. The food lacks heart, simply put. The one ingredient necessary for Italian food to work.
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    notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Good dining experience, food and wine up to expectation but compromised by sullen arrogant lead waiter - should have left him just one dollar but there were other staff to acknowledge so we did the decent thing
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gramercy Park Gem - Maialino
    Chunky
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You wont be disappointed. Situated in the decadent Gramercy ParK Hotel, you are greeted by towering ceilings, a roaring log fire and the huge glass chandelier in the hotel's lobby. Turn a sharp left and in slight contrast to its surroundings you enter the more relaxed, rustic Maialino. Delicious french cuisine with a sumptuous wine list to match. Particular favorites for us were the carbonara and an extremely delicate dish of fresh cod. Start with a cocktail, they're delicious.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We LOVED our brunch here and will be returning often. So fresh and delicious! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We seem to have had a completely inexperienced waitress and that made a pleasant lunch difficult. someone else finally came around to help us and that was a big difference. .
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  • sunshineVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have been coming here for some time for special occasions and the most recent one was no exception. How welcome the staff makes you feel. From the "Happy Birthday" card already on our reserved table to all of the extras in celebration of my husband's 75th birthday, everything was just right. The menu and drink list are a treat and there are many excellent choices. You can never go wrong here with such fine fare and a staff that is so hospitable, a Danny Meyer trademark, and professional.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    luv2tryplaces
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    great food. We tried various pastas, caprese salad and the steak tartar and all were terrific.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Amazing!
    Claumorab
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went with my husband to celebrate his birthday! Everything was very good, the food amazing and fresh. I'll definitely go again!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Kalle
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nice restaurant with great food! Service was excellent and good location close to Madison Avenue.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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  • great meal
    nolanyc
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had the let us chose for you menu and it was wonderful! Went for a birthday dinner- staff was very friendly and engaging. Would defiantly recommend this place! I will be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Another great Meyer restaurant
    JohnL
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My goal, to eat at every Danny Meyer restaurant is nearly complete with a great night at Maialino. The location like all of Danny's restaurants is located on a park square which provides a nice view out the windows. The layout of the restaurant with multiple sections, bar, coffee bar and dining room is open yet cozy. The service is its usual attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding. We had a Salami platter with olives and a roasted asparagus as an appetizer, both were terrific but the hit of the night was their famous suckling pig with potatoes. It was perfectly prepared, tasted wonderful and is a guilty indulgence. Desert was a slice of olive cake and a delicious cup of coffee. Overall an excellent, high recommended restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wonderful experience
    Leeya448
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    From the food to the wine to the service, dinner here was perfection and it felt more like an experience than just dinner. We were treated like VIPs, and my gluten free dairy free allergy stricken boyfriend had an amazing meal here. We want to go every day! Also, the bill was about $100 less than I was expecting, this will be our go to special occasion restaurant for now on. Ps- I'm Italian and felt like I was eating pasta at home with my family, hard to find in a restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in Every Category
    Chet
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Professional service, excellent food, comprehensive wine list, knowledgably discussed.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Great food.
    reviewernickname
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Maialino is a great restaurant with excellent food and outstanding service. I went here for brunch, as this restaurant has an excellent reputation for quality food. A few (tiny) drawbacks: A small chocolate chip and salt cookie (just one) for $3. Really? (Literally the size of a chips ahoy). It was very delicious. Also, they provided a delicious bread basket with no butter, olive oil, jam, or anything. It felt odd (and dry). When I pointed it out to the waitress I kind of expected a "oh no, we forgot to bring you olive oil?!?!" but instead got a more unexpected "oh, you want olive oil?" Other than these relatively minor things, staff was very attentive, food was prompt, and everything tasted exquisite.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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