Mallards on the St. Croix
Mallards on the St. Croix

Mallards on the St. Croix

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mallardsmn.com/
  • Phone: 6513420903x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Taylor
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music on the deck every Friday and Saturday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 95
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mallards on the St. Croix
Mallards is a family run restaurant offering a Chef crafted menu selection. Some of the starters include fresh seafood cocktail, cut and breaded to order walleye bites, and nicely seasoned wings served with in house prepared sauces. Fresh salads and sandwiches, lobster roll as seen on TV, BBQ ribs and a 22oz bone in Rib-eye are just to name a few of the selections. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine, ice cold beer or choose a refreshing drink from Mallards specialty cocktail list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mallards on the St. Croix reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (22)great for outdoor dining (19)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (9)special occasion (7)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (4)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)romantic (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Change of pace
    BeerSnob
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    TL;DR - Overall good time, but with a couple small complaints. We went out this last Friday and had reservations. They were backed up, so our reservations had us wait at the bar for 15 minutes until a table opened up. The food was good, the tap beer selection is nice. Our waiter was super nice, but towards the end was pokey with our bill. I recommend going, but there isn't an "it" factor that makes me want to come back any time soon (we are from out of town, so we will end up back there eventually).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not on their game tonight...
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We eat here often. The last few times, it seems the staff have been off their game. Dishes have been coming out wrong, timed incorrectly, etc... Not sure if they are tired from the season or management changed...Hope it gets better. Food was fine, its been better - nothing to get excited about this evening. And we even tried the special - butternut squash Ravioli.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor start
    Ceci
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We made a special 2 week ahead reservation. Our table of 7 was seated OK. Hostess gave us menus and told us a waiter would take our drink orders. After more than 15 minutes, no waiter had appeared. Someone from our group had to look for the Host in order to find waiter. Waitress said that she didn't know she had our table. This was our first visit to the new restaurant in the old Clydes location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anytime dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a great spot to dine with reasonably price entrees of wide variety served with class . The view of the St . Croix River is fantastic. The owner stopped to talk and was gracious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great St. Croix River View
    Glenalla
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We met friends at Mallards for Sunday Brunch. It was good, but I had never had "Family Style" Sunday Brunch before. First we went inside to get fruit, sweet breads and some wonderful smoked salmon and bagels. Then they brought out biscuits and gravy on a plate for the three of us who ordered the brunch. Then they brought out a platter of three pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon and ham. Very good, but I wanted an omelette. After inquiring, we found out they had to be ordered from the server. So, we ordered a ham and cheese. It came out nice and fluffy. Very nice. With the brunch you got unlimited Bloody Mary's for $7.99 or unlimited Mimosa's for $4.99 extra. It was a different experience, but very good food in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    dineoutweekly
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had reservations, however, owner could have cared less & seated folks waiting who did not have reservations first. Owner appeared very aloof. Not enough staff, meals & drinks took longer than acceptable. Great location, but overall from owner to quality of food is very mediocre.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining venue
    Tommy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a perfect Saturday night in late September to eat out doors. The patio offered great views of the river and the marina. My friend had the walleye and it was great. I had the lobster roll. (I had ordered it previously there and enjoyed it a lot.) I was disappointed with the size of it. Also some of the lobster chunks had little or no seasoning/sauce on them. Glad there was butter to dip it in. The bread was really a roll or a bun--not sure what it was. I wouldn't order it again . The music was great just too loud--couldn't carry on a conversation with my dinner partner. Overall, I was disappointed from my previous visits to Mallards.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Little pricey for the quality but the ambiance is very nice and the music was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meh
    wifoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The menu made it seem like a high end place, but the ambiance and the food was just ok. The service was slow, and the atmosphere was just ok. Looking at boxes piled up in the service bar is not what you expect when you are paying close to $100 for dinner. It seems like the restaurant hasn't figured out if it is going to be a casual dining or fancy place. In either case, the food needs to get a lot better to justify the prices.
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  • Surprised by quality of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We found Mallard's on Opentable while in the area and seacrhing for a lunch spot. Despite the clouds and drizzle, the staff accomodated us sitting on the patio with umbrellas. The food and wine were unbelievable and the service was professional and prompt. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood
    apple
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The seafood cannelloni tasted more like flour than seafood. My wife's walleye was very good and so was dessert. I would like to try something else for dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lobster Roll!!! OMG!
    ForeverYoung
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    9 of us went for dinner August 9th and not 1 negative point. Service was great and the food .... well prime rib, walleye, salmon and the Lobster Roll - all wonderful. A little loud outside with the live music, but the music was good. Have been there several times now and will definitely go back for more! So happy we have this option, very convenient having a boat there in the marina.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • St Croix River Destination
    Snuffy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We arrived by boat on the St Croix River, we'll be back via boat and car! Great patio. Unique menu. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    winendine
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary there and had a delicious dinner with seafood cannelloni and walleye. Amy gave us such excellent service and really made the evening enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food,Great View,OK atmosphere
    MrsScrooge
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    1st time at Mallards. The food was great and the waitstaff was friendly and very helpful. It's a little noisy, but it seems that more restaurants are that way now. We will go again sometime.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • suedVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Disappointed that the waiter would not accept metro dining card for one free entree. Because we were with another couple did not want to make it an issue. Arrived early and took advantage of happy hour specials. We stayed for dinner & dessert and he said we couldn't use it since we had happy hour discounts. Could have closed the bar tab and started a new one for dinner. Food was very good on all 3 of our visits but this taints our opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Mallards on the St. Croix reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Views of the St. Croix and marina are outstanding, waitstaff delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    StillwaterFoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Mallard's for Father's Day brunch. The food was good. Server was Great! They could have used more help - took a long time to get drinks and buffet was out of plates a few times. But all in all, we were pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was a joke!
    unluckyfathersday
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It started the first moment we arrived which was on time. We were not seated for 15 mins when we could see several available tables. They commented that they were shorthanded but I never saw management/host lift a finger. There was food all around us on the floor and when we asked that it be cleaned up, we got excuses. Our server was clearly inexperienced as she could not take an order by memory for two people, she never seemed to have a pen on her! She served French bread that was still frozen, sent back, got our food ordered our drinks, finished our food, wait, wait, wait. Where's our drinks? Can't find the chardonnay, but the beer is ready. Should I bring the beer out? We are ready for our check and just receiving our drinks!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    MauiSarahVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Mallards for Father's Day brunch. We were disappointed in basically every aspect of it. Service, the majority of the food, temp of the room. All disappointing.
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  • The Waitress Saved The Day
    Jakeinthebox
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to Mallards for their wine tasting Groupon. Their front of house staff were kind of a mess. We had a reservation, they made note that we had arrived, then forgot about us until ten minutes later asking if we had been helped. Clearly not since we had not been seated. Once we were seated, the entire experience turned around. Our waitress was fantastic. She was funny, attentive to our needs, and knowledgeable of the variety of wines we were tasting. The food that came with the wine was mediocre, at best, though the wines were fairly delicious. Doubtful that we would come back here, though I wouldn't discourage others from going. I just hope you get the same waitress that we had.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mallards takes the cake...
    carey
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    ...and gives it back to you in the shape of a beautifully folded swan. Why have I not been here before? We went with my SIL, MIL, and mom to do a wine tasting and it was AWESOME. Amy, our server, was phenomenal. For four ladies out without the kids and husbands, we give it 8 thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and Fun
    Good4eatsVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We (group of 5 adults) thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here last Friday night. From our very friendly greeting on arrival to our excellent, very personable waiter, Tyler, the service couldn't be beat. We all enjoyed our food choices--sea bass, ribeye, fajitas and walleye, were all tasy, fairly reasonably priced though not overly gourmet. The appetizer portions were small for sharing, but tasty. The peppers wrapped in bacon were particularly good. Most memorable for the evening is how much fun we all had. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were really looking forward to a nice dinner and relaxing night at Mallard's Our reservations were at 7pm. We were seated right away in main dining room (even though we "requested" outside when the reservation was made) we were told there were 3 other "walk in" tables ahead of us. We ordered drinks and an appetizer right away. Then dinner. Drinks came then appetizer 1 hour later. 2 hours later later we still had no dinner and left without having dinner at 9:15pm! VERY disappointed!!!!!!
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  • Mallards great location okay food
    DMP54
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    First time diner. Read they were known for their lobster rolls. They were good, but not outstanding. We made a reservation on Open Table but the hostess acted like she couldn't find it. not sure what was up with that. She initially sat us near two large groups that were yelling back and forth between the tables. We asked to be moved as we couldn't carry on our own conversation. Not sure why we were seated so close to a large party. We'll go back because the patio has a great view of the harbor and the St. Croix River
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a water view
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Been there twice now. First time, food was awesome, Thomas, our waiter was great. Desserts were really good. Second time, food was so so and the waiter was really slow ( getting glasses of water was even a challenge). But the view is awesome, as we like to eat on the water or take the boat to dinner. Will probably try the place again...it may have been an off night the second time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mallards is okay.
    ILike2Eat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our reservation was for 7:00 PM on a Friday. We had to wait more than 20 minutes before they showed us to our table. The menu is fairly diverse. The food was okay. The service was great
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the Middle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not overly impressed with the food, but our Server was absolutely fantastic and the view is great! Some hits, some misses on the food. Ran out of Lobster, really mushy crab cake. Fun drink menu. Probably will come back for drinks/apps on the patio once the weather gets warmer/sunnier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but way too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Mallards for the first time on Mother's Day. We sat outside the main restaurant on an enclosed patio. The entrees were wonderful! We had the walleye, the sea bass and the duck pasta dish. Very good. The salad before the entree was a disappointment as it was just iceberg, red onion and 1 cucumber slice. Ambience was fine but music was too loud. We will go again. Looks like a great place for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great reviews, bad service
    mrglass
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We Went this restaurant because of its reviews on opentable.com. We went for Mother's Day, and it was not great at all. First they would not sit us outside even though there were other people sitting outside on a pretty nice day. Another key note, the girl who Sat us did not ever bring us a high chair for our baby. Even though we asked two times. We then asked our server to get us one, and it took her about 10 minutes to get us one. Next it took about 10 more minutes to get drinks to the table. And after that through our whole meal we never got refills. This was not the service we expected from such a nice place, and we hope it was only a fluke, but we will not return because of the service. the food on the other hand was great. Very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2dine
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Hadn't been here since it was Clyde's. Had an opportunity for a deal on dining here so decided it was worth it. Read the reviews on Open Table and was happy to see that it was getting good reviews. It was definitely worth it! Our wait person was great and laughed at my husband's jokes. Food was good and view of the St. Croix great. Looking forward to going back once the weather warms up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Olive
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have not been there since it was Clydes and they have made a great improvement and we will go back again. Everything was freshly made and tasted great. Thanks for having us!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the River
    MNmom
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Right on the St Croix River which is high right now. Family friendly casual but with very good food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summertime find
    Marygjune
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to Mallards Easter brunch. The drinks selection was varied, food was good, the service great but the view worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I took a friend from Singapore here for brunch and we had a delightful time. The brunch had great variety and a build-your-own omelet bar. While the ingredients for the omelet bar were the standard fare, the quality was excellent. I was especially pleased with the high mix of vegetables and salads over more starchy items found in other buffets and the peel and eat shrimp was great. You can't beat Mallard's for the view of the St. Croix river and while the service was slightly slow, it was very professional and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PabloeatsVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We came in late but it was a great experience. This place was recommended to us by a friend and it was very good. A lot of good items on the menu to try, we will need to go back to try others. We look forward to going back and experiencing the live music on the patio.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sat night Birthday Dinner, April 12
    CooperVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Environment was fabulous - laid back, quiet, river views. Service was exceptional. Food was good/not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very quiet the day I was there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Very quiet the day I was there. The service was great. Loved the crab cake sandwich and the key lime pie. The sweet potato soup with Moroccan seasoning was a bit funky tasting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab Legs Galore!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here specifically for the All-You-Can eat crab legs and Mallard's did not disappoint. Great selection of seafood and meat on the menu as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alwayshungry
    alwayshungry
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My wife and I really enjoy dining at Mallards. Fantastic location on the beautiful St.Croix River with good food and great service. The hamburgers are great as are the fish tacos. We're looking forward to warmer weather so we can eat out on the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet