Marjorie Restaurant
Marjorie Restaurant

Marjorie Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marjorierestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2064419842x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Davenport
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Marjorie delights in catering to your needs and the requirements of your off site gathering. We use high quality, fresh ingredients to create an array of delectable dishes. We offer drop off or pick-up service, as well as high end, attentive and detail oriented service to meet your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Annex is a private dining facility that comfortably seats up to 50 people. Smaller Parties can be accommodated in a semi-private setting, or can buy out the room to have complete privacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Donna Moodie 2064419842x
  • Entertainment: Marjorie does not have live entertainment, but we are lively. The mix on the iPod and the Turntables in the Bathroom and Back Room provide guests with countless opportunities to spin while enjoying the animated atmosphere and culture at Marjorie.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th and Union
  • Public Transit: The number 2 makes a stop at 14th and Union. The number 8 and 11 are also close by. As regular Marjorie customer, the Bus Chick notes, Marjorie is easily accessible by a multitude of buses!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking, particularly to the south and east of the restaurant. Secured garage parking is also available in the Chloe Retail Parking Garage, on East side of 14th Avenue between Union and Madison.
A word from Marjorie Restaurant
Marjorie, the jewel box anchor on the corner of 14th and Union, is in Capitol Hill’s latest hot zone. Marjorie, the pride of owner, Donna Moodie, who is reknowned for urban trend-spotting while designing hip, urbane spaces. Marjorie’s kitchen creates amazing, delicious cuisine, using fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. Under the guidance of reknown Chef, Joseph Bollag, Marjorie takes a respectful approach to eclectic cuisine, focusing on fabulous, high quality ingredients. At Marjorie, hospitality is as important as what's in the glass and on the plate. Attentive and caring service are qualities that keep Marjorie's guests returning. The charming, warm, hand crafted interior, complimented by a lovely courtyard patio await you. The recent addition of a second dining room, provides more seating and a great place to host a party. A warm interior, tremendous cuisine, and crafted cocktails are indeed how Marjorie feeds the soul.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Marjorie Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)fit for foodies (58)great for outdoor dining (49)special occasion (29)romantic (27)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Charming experience
    SitdowncomedyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food, service and ambiance were wonderful. Owner is exceptionally charming and involved in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gracious welcome
    Esro
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a restaurant that takes its cue from the warmth of its owner/host Donna Moodie. A very welcoming atmosphere with very good cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Wasfun
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Really a cute little place, great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Donna and her team always provide great food and service in their wonderful neighborhood location. It is one of my go to restaurants on Capitol Hill. Most recently took some friends from London who loved it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for friend's birthday dinner
    tiomiguel
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was my first-time dining at Marjorie, but I'll be back -- whenever I'm in Seattle. I was visiting from Tucson, and wanted to take an old Seattle friend some place special for her birthday. Marjorie definitely fit the bill! The food was excellent, the service was attentive, helpful, and personable -- without being obtrusive. The space is not large, but it's well laid out, with outdoor dining that would be perfect on an evening just a little less cool than the one when we were there. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting a romantic, intimate, little neighborhood dining destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    maried
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Came here to celebrate a special occasion....and the food, and especially the service rose to meet our high hopes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun food, Bohemian vibe
    RossMcKVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Marjorie is very casual and the food is very good. The relaxed feel of the restaurant is a surprising contrast to excellent cooking of wildly varied dishes. My wife and I had four "I" dishes (small plates) that we treated as tapas, sharing them. 3 of the four were superb, the fourth wasn't bad. I can recommend the chanterelle saute, which was great, a bit spicy with baby artichokes and berries. The bruschetta with chevre, nectarines, mint, and walnuts was delicious. We also like the octopus and chorizo. The chicken tikka masala was fine, but the least of the four. Dessert was a brioche bread pudding. Oh, so good. Go to Marjorie, even if only for dessert! Service was excellent, the wine list okay, and we'd be back if we lived here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great drinks, fabulous food
    KDSeattle
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a lovely evening at Marjorie. The cocktail menu is diverse and delicious. We had the plantain chips with salsa and scallop ceviche-- absolutely yummy. We also had the grilled prawns and the salmon-- both wonderful. Great service. The metal seats outside don't look comfortable-- until you sit in them-- they were more comfy than most restaurant chairs. The only down side is there is no view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small plates and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very much enjoyed the outdoor seating along with a chanterelle mushroom plate and cold lamb salad. So good I had to go for the scallops as an entrée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great experience
    NeatWhiskey
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I recently celebrated our second anniversary at Marjorie and it was absolutely perfect. We had a bottle of Bordeaux, friend plantains, pupusa, and steak. They all went perfectly together. Desert was bread pudding - the best I've ever had. I highly recommend Marjorie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and eclectic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, interesting variety and fresh ingredients - standouts were hanger steak, seared scallops and house-made pasta with pork ragu for mains and papusa and scallop crudo to start. It's eclectic but, just like the restaurant itself, a wonderful mix. We sat in the new back room on a rainy summer night with the doors open and tunes playing from the collection of vinyl. Service was fantastic - helpful suggestions (both food and music!) and good pacing in spite of the several large groups that were seated at the same time as us. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something really Special
    VinoForTwoPleaseVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ceviche w plantain chips, clams, chicken Tikka and scallops. All amazingly creative and wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shortlatte
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed the garden patio atmosphere and had a delicious meal. The servers were amazing...we had a very attentive waitress, and the owner was also helping by visiting tables and filling water glasses. Very memorable meal and we ate every course. The place has a nice energy, and is also intimate so you can easily hear each other across the table. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Always good, but this time even better. All four of us dining had great meals, well presented and a nice wine list by the glass for each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, wonderful.
    Foodiesfromfaraway
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was exquisite and service impeccable. We were lucky enough to sit outside in the patio area, enjoying a warm summer's breeze as we dined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistenly Delectible
    MishaG
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Marjorie is our favorite. The delectable food, creative drinks, warm ambiance and inviting staff are sure to bring a smile. We loved Donna during her 'Lush Life' years and we are so glad that we discovered 'Marjorie' three years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful Evening
    sitstayeat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We recently celebrated our daughter's college graduation here and had a very memorable evening. The six of us ordered a wide array of appetizers, entrees and desserts and we all loved what was served. Our favorites---the plantain with ceviche, the halibut, the rabbit and the monkey bread pudding. The restaurant has a casual and cozy vibe with excellent service and wonderful food. It was our first time here, but we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seculded Oasis on Capitol Hill
    ElkArcherVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Deceptively small from the front Marjorie has a great outdoor dining venue in the front and a much larger dining room in the back of the restaurant. All of the food was original and well executed. Northwest and regional in nature, sourcing and style, Marjorie brings it all together in a really unique intimate environment. If you are looking for a get away that is close by but feels miles from the city try Marjorie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food4me
    Food4me
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    It was our second visit and it was even better than the first, which was pretty great. The food is delicious and just the perfect portion size ,even for sharing .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    HeartSeattleVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I can't believe this restaurant isn't talked about more. The food is amazing, the service is really good, and the ambiance is wonderful! The plantains were really good, the seafood dishes were outstanding, and the dessert couldn't have been better. I'm generally really wary of giving anything five stars, but I was truly impressed with this place and couldn't believe that this wasn't on any of those "top" lists. Make a reservation and try it out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marvelous Marjorie's
    cheriru
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with great service. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great second time back
    jac425
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Returned to Resturant for second time in less than a month. First time was amazing. This time not so great. Plantain appetizer had too cooked plantains. One step away from burned. Sides were so so. Main courses lackluster. Disappointed but will give them one more chance
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 215 reviews are from the Marjorie Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Fantastic!
    tu2tuGirl
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went to dinner with girlfriends on a Saturday night. Outside of the great company we enjoyed delicious food (including to die for the plantain chips), a lovely selection of wine and cocktails and Donna was her usual gregarious and friendly self which made us feel very welcomed. I will definitely tell friends and will be back for dinner again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful in every way!!!
    Thoughtfulfood88
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Every once in awhile you find a gem of a restaurant that fills your happy tummy and soul and Marjorie's is it!!! The food was exquisite, beautiful and ever so tasty. We shared the Burrata--a dream to start with, the local greens salad and an amazing pasta with a sauce that incorporated pistachio, and roasted red pepper. Rosa was very attentive, kind and wonderful with her suggestions. The space is beautiful with the cobalt blue walls and I can imagine dining outside too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was ok.
    lovetodineVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I ordered a medium hamburger and it was well done. The meat was tough and salty. The goat dressing on my salad was salty. The bread pudding is excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Marjorie
    pansyollieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    You don't read a lot about this restaurant but the food is amazing. The owner is formerly of Lush Life and Marco's Supper Club. All four of us in our party ordered something different and we all thought the food, wine and even the lemon seltzer drink was fantastic. I particularly love the outdoor dining and the glass-lined seating right when you walk in the door. We sat in the "back room" this time which the rest of my party really liked - and the restaurant really needs so they can seat more people - but I missed the windows and didn't like the ambiance as much. Otherwise it would be five star all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    jac425
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Marjorie was a real gem. The appetizers were excellent. I have never had plantains before but they were much better than chips and were severed with a great tomato/avocado dip. My halibut was perfectly cooked for me with an interesting sauce with fresh radishes. My son had the steak and it was cooked perfectly. Bread pudding was yummy for dessert. The owner stopped by to chat with our table. A lovely person. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Line up for this one!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The ambience, energy and quality of food are all amazing. The intimate atmosphere made us feel as if we were having a very special dinner made just for us - even though the modest/little sized room was packed. Love the feel of this place! We are going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Wonderful intimate restaurant. Plantain chips were delish, as were the cocktails, salads, lamb & chicken dishes. Great find!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    TTTT
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A great place to go with friends for an excellent meal and drinks at an affordable price. Love the plantain chips with guacamole appetizer!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    KawinnieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Can't do past it for a decent eat out in Seattle. Marjorie is an amazing host and the food in superb.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and Comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We like to walk to Marjorie's where food and drinks are good any time of year but best in summer with the garage windows open and patio seating available. This cozy patio nestled in a courtyard but retaining a view of an urban street gets my vote for best in the city. Marjorie's bartender makes consistently great Old Fashions. While the menu changes seasonally we're glad the fresh baked plantain chips served with homemade pineapple guacamole is always available. On our latest visit we loved the gnocchi served with ox tail ragu and the nettle fettucini served with an unusual but delicious pesto. We recommend Marjorie, good food in a small, cozy, comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing, especially desserts!
    kiwimaster
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Will need to say this place exceeded my expectations (food-wise) xD Wasn't expecting to taste something that's almost purely reliant on the organic taste of the food. Most food these days rely on lots of seasoning and processing (even if the ingredients are spectacular), but the food here: they taste.like.real.living.magical.food. I mean, seriously, you can taste the original essence of the food (because there aren't excessive seasoning), and it's so good that it's actually feeding the soul in addition to satisfying the taste buds. This might be my personal preference, but food like this is hard to find these days... The vegan dish i especially like :) And desserts are awesome! Caramel at its best! Large portion size too!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Excellent service - food wonderful as always. I did order beef well done and had to send it back for further cooking but that happens to me almost everywhere - chefs do not like to cook meat (or fish) well done. Would like to see them go back to the dip for the plantains they use to serve. Look forward to the summer - perfect outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighbor Gem!!
    TTTT
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Marjorie's is an excellent addition to the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It's a great place to take in an excellent meal and drink while enjoying the hill vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food combinations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We enjoyed finding this small neighborhood restaurant during our visit to Seattle. The service was attentive and unhurried, the food choices inventive and delicious from appetizer to dessert. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soooo Good!!
    Queeny
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The food was incredible. We went for Restaurant Week and ordered from the prix fix menu. We both got the cevice as an appetizer. It was too bland, but the plantain chips used to scoop it up were incredible. We both ordered the snapper for our main dish and it was PERFECT. The fish had a salty crust on it and was cooked perfectly. It was accompanied by greens and a parsnip puree. Both are desserts were really good (bread pudding and strawberry sorbet). I would highly recommend the bread pudding. Our drinks were also perfect. Our server wasn't all that great. She didn't seem present or engaged. Even though our particular server wasn't great, I gave it 5 stars because the food and drink were SO GOOD!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot on the Hill
    Sammy
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Marjorie is such a great little restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. I can't wait to go back when the weather is warmer and the garage door walls are open. There is also a cute little patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time in
    waytogo
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This was my second time in this restaurant and I was even more impressed than the first time. It was the first time for two of the five persons in our party and they were totally blown away by the steak entree and a dessert called Chocolate something or other. I am vegetarian and chose something called Kayla's Kichatri (sp?) with a side order of broccoli. In three words, I LOVED IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Eclectic Spot
    Bubbles
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I went to Marjorie for the first time as part of Seattle Restaurant Week and had a great time. My dinner companions had frequented Marjorie when it was downtown and were already sold. I love little gems like this that are lively with a bit of eclectic funk.The pre~fixe menu was innovative and had very complimentary courses. The daily menu was also wonderful not to mention a great cocktail and wine list. I'm sure to go back for good food, fun ambience and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic