Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant
Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant

Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketbyjgvancouver.com/
  • Phone: (604) 695-1115
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week.

    Breakfast from 7am - 11:30am daily
    Lunch from 11:30am - 2:30pm Monday to Friday
    Brunch from 11:30am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday
    Dinner from 5:30pm - late

    Bar Menu at our Bar and Lounge from 11:30am until late.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Harris
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thurlow Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Secured underground Valet parking as well as Impark Self Park is located at 1137 Alberni Street (on the 1100 block of Alberni Street between the Coastal Church and Urban Fare). Follow the Shangri-La sign down the ramp.

    The street level entrance to Market by Jean-Georges is accessible from 1115 Alberni Street. A glass elevator is also available to the left of the restaurant entrance, directly beside the Urban Fare grocery store.
A word from Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant
The concept of the “hotel as a home” extends to the restaurant as its casual family kitchen. Inspired by the casual, simple elegance of modern dining, Jean-Georges has created menus that emphasize fresh, locally produced ingredients, served in a sleek and sophisticated setting.


A destination restaurant with four distinct experiences: an intimate second dining room featuring a fireplace, a heated outdoor seasonal Terrace with city views, an enticing Bar and a sophisticated Dining Room. The full menu is available in all areas of the restaurant.

The Outdoor ( Seasonal ) Terrace and Bar are on a first come first served basis.


Please be advised that parties of seven or more are subject to an 18% automatic gratuity.
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Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)fit for foodies (32)romantic (29)great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (15)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (7)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Enjoyable lunch
    Sundown
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Always enjoy the excellent quality, great flavors and artful preparation of the food. Service is attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Brunch was delightful. We made a special trip to have the 3-course brunch menu for a birthday celebration. Discovered it was removed for the summer. Regardless, the food quality was fabulous, however would not recommend the Pandan Waffle, but everything else was amazing. Our server was equally exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SueS
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    One of our party is in a wheelchair and the staff here handled her with grce and care. The food was excellent - menu easy to reaad. We also had very good drinks. The waitstaff were attentive and fast. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch for 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Third time's the charm. I had lunch here last week as well, but this time it was better. The restaurant was quieter this time, so the staff were less busy and more attentive. The food still takes some time to bring out, but it was faster than usual. Overall an excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ros2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is one of our favourite restaurant to go to and as usual the food and service did not disappoint us. Service was top notch and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good service
    Ianchoy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We enjoyed a great dinner there. The food is great and service is wonderful, and we will highly recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No surprises here!
    itsme
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I must say it was brunch! My guest and I were seated , in spite of the restaurant being virtually empty, at a table hemmed in on one side a great pillar. Let me start by saying that the service was exemplary! I started with a great soup, chili pea, the smallest portion in the largest bowl possible. My main course was Dungebss Crab Benedict. It was barely warm and tasteless. I will not comment on my guests food because I didn't taste it. Good wine list. The restaurant is in a hotel and has all the hallmarks of such, bland, soulless and needs to excude a passion for something. Thank you for your goodness for the service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very good restaurant. The service was very pleasant but a little slow. The food was slow to be brought out too, but everything tasted good. We only had time to order one entree.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Market
    Ateammum
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I think I discovered the best Nicoise Salad in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service!
    WonitaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We enjoyed the sable fish and halibut, which were both fabulous! We started with a 1/2 bottle of the Louis Roderer Champagne with 1/2 dozen oysters and the tuna tartare, all excellent! It was a little quiet, but we did have an early seating. Our server was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quick Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver is a beautiful hotel. The restaurant is very spacious and there is a good distance away from the other tables. It was a very sunny day so there was a lot of natural light coming into the restaurant. Service was excellent and attentive, although the food was slow to be brought out. We ordered the halibut and the steelhead. It was nothing spectacular, especially for the price we are paying for. It was a good meal, great for a quick lunch. Overall we had a pleasant time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food and service
    Cre8te
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    If you love great food, a beautiful setting and attentive service, you will love Jean-Georges. I was excited to find that Vancouver had this restaurant after having visited the New York and Shanghai locations and experiencing the amazing food there. We had the tasting menu which allowed us to try 5 different courses, each equally interesting and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Good Food
    CreativeGoodFood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The menu is great ... I had the spicy lunch with egg plant last time and I love it. This time, I had the halibut which was nicely done and the dessert (the sorbet) with a lime sauce is so refreshing and light!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Steady Decline
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Used to be one of our favourites and have gone to Market for years. With only three tables seated in the patio for dinner -- service was incredibly uneven. Server disappeared and waited 15 minutes before taking our dinner order. For reference, a couple that sat down at the same time as us already started on their appetizers before our order was taken. At the 20 minute mark, had to ask for some bread. Once ordered, we were told that the tasting menu could only be accessed if both diners were partaking. Sat a few more minutes and decided that the special evening we had planned was not going to be ruined by the restaurant. Discussed briefly with the Maitre'D who graciously offered to cover the wine.
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  • Snooty Service!
    diningduo88
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Hmmm what to say ... the food and wine we chose were delicious and satisfying! Unfortunately the snooty service and relentless up-sell attempts were transparent and irritating. At the end of the day, we are all customers paying good money ($$$) to visit your restaurant (on a slow night I might add). We deserve to be treated as such. Could have done without the waiters snarky remarks! Doubt we will be returning to "Market".
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  • Best tasting menu in Vancouver.
    ThinProf
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Fiancé and I celebrated our engagement with their tasting menu. Each dish was amazing by itself and together as a whole.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    vbnfood
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Finally made it out to brunch after friends' recommendation. Ordered the fixed price lunch, with the seared scallop appie, sea bass entree, and the rhubarb torte and basil ice cream for dessert. The appie and sea bass were absolutely delicious, but the dessert stole the show: the basil ice cream was so refreshing! Service was excellent - I downed 4 glasses of water before the first course arrived (had just run a half marathon and was dehydrated), without ever asking for a refill. Service was prompt and uninterruptive, which allowed us to converse with our friends. Will definitely go back and try the Farmer's Market brunch and other menu items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food and servive were wonderful. Decor was a bit cold.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • See below
    bear1VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I regret that illness prevented me from going. And I failed to cancel, a first for me using open table. Apologies to Open Table and Jean-Georges!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • it was okay
    meme
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    waiters were friendly but two times they knocked our glass of water. Also, for the price, i think there are better choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food as usual
    Gummivore
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Amazing food, perfectly executed. Service second to none. For this quality of dishes, it's a great bang for the buck with a fresh menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointing
    birthdayblues32
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I expected outstanding service and did not get it. When we arrived there was no one who offered to take our coats. My coat spent the evening on the floor as we were in a booth/table with no room to put it anywhere else! The service was very slow at the beginning and improved somewhat as the evening went on. The food was very good but not superb, which is what I was expecting. It was fairly noisy and it was difficult to hear all the conversations going on at our table. It was a family dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday and we are a family that shares conversations a lot.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Market Restaurant not overwhelming
    Market
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Wonderful food but lapses in discretion and attention to special requests risked ruining an evening with surprises. Not all items pre-identified on the web menu were available. Gaps in service (like loudly dumping a handful of cutlery into a drawer), failure to explain a course, and others unbecoming of a restaurant of this calibre and reputation. Food mostly wonderful, although one dessert on tasting menu - thai fruit - looked more suitable for a 10-yo birthday party than for adult diners.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, just not up to expectations
    rvr604
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    After receiving an email from Market, we were excited to give the 'Spice Market' menu a try. All four of us had the $29 3-course tasting menu. Although good, none of us were "wowed" by any of the dishes (found the food at the actual NYC Spice Market amazing, so expectations were somewhat high). We were satisfied with the service and the food in general, but did have one disappointment. Our reservation was for 1pm, and they had already run out of one of the appetizer options (the tuna) - if that's such a popular choice, you would think they would better prepare for that. We were not even the last seating..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oiffieVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    always great for business gathering! quiet, great ambience, and quality services never fails. The food was not as good as years ago when they first open though, so that might need a bit of picking up again. Otherwise, all good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Really Sure
    OTsince08
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Short ribs and sablefish recommended by the server were excellent. I was disappointed when the menu online did not quite match what was presented. We are undecided if we would go back, kind of doubt it as there are so many other places with as good, if not better, selection of menu items. Not for vegans or vegetarians. There was a gluten free menu that we found out about later when the server meant to give us the dessert menu. She never did come back with the actual dessert menu!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for special occasion
    AlyRVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Seemed to be a good restaurant for any special occasion and bar area was very lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bermuda55
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I found the dining room to be a bit too dark and the tables for 2 very close together. I tried the scallops which were very good and the sable fish which was amazing, it melted in my mouth. My daughter had the chicken samosa and she loved them. I will be back the next time I am in Vancouver
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spice Market has Zing
    willbikeforwine
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Initially we almost got up and left. We went specifically for the special Spice Market meal. However my wife eats very little so doesn't ever order the 5 course menu. She wanted 2 appis. I wanted the 5 course menu. Then told us we both had to order the 5 course menu or they wouldn't serve it. I complained! A manager arrived and tried to explain why everyone at the table had to have the same. I said, so if I was here solo you wouldn't serve me the 5 course, correct was his reply. I tossed my napkin and got up to leave... they quickly had a change of heart and the meal was fantastic!! I hope they change their policy on that. It almost ruined a lovely evening. And yes, they did have the wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spice Market Feature
    Stela
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Having been to Spice Market in the Meat Packing district inNCY a few years ago I jumped at the opportunity when I heard that the Head Chef of NYC Spice Market was invited to Market Jean- George for a collaboration! My date and I do not eat land animals, so we opted out of the $68 price fix. We each had 2 glasses of wine, an appy and a main ordered off the a la carte menu. The food was great but I wish there was more emphasis/excitement on how special it was to have Spice Market in the house. Great concept and with more promotion/awareness I think the collaboration series will be amazing and welcomed in Vancouver! Nothing overly notable. Service was fine, atmosphere was a little underwhelming, food was great, value.... Not particularly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fat
    Ivan
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Everyone else loved there meal, 4 of us got the short ribs, mine was half fat which is not what I wanted while everyone else was perfect, my wife ate 3/4 of hers so I ate the rest and it was great. Everyone else would say this was a great experience, but you didn't ask them you asked me, who paid for the meal for 7 guests. You have a really beautiful place with a posh outdoor Vegas ultra lounge feel. This was my second time eating the food, the first was a special pre set meal for something I came for, I was really hoping this time would be a different experience, but now this is 2 bad experiences with the food. I only rated my food as a 1 star, the other 4 adults said it was a 5 star meal they had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had spice market in New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I had spice market in New York with great memory and foods. This event was not comparable . N over priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food, poor experience overall
    Hart
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Waiter informed us that the whole table had to order the tasting menu, when only two of 4 requested it and one was ordering gluten free! Instead of been recommended a solution, we had to speak to the manager and say that we wanted to split the party over two tables in order to fulfil it! Upon leaving there was no one at the coat check and another hassle to find someone - disappointing evening overall...
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  • Longest Dinner Ever
    hapahybrid
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Don't get me wrong…I like to take my time when I dine, but I don't think it's normal that a meal should last over 3 hours. Granted, we were a group of 10, but a restaurant in a hotel should be able to handle large groups. The server was awful. He was absent most of the time, rarely checked in on us, and slow as molasses. We were put in a private room at the far end of the restaurant and assigned ONE server. I think he was either new, incompetent or just very slow. The drinks and courses took SO long to come out, and the dinner just dragged on forever. The ironic thing is that if they were quicker with our drinks, we probably would have ordered more, and they would have made more money. Good food, terrible service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu
    YKim
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I enjoyed the tasting menu with my wife. The food was fantastic. Aside from the rice side dish to my meat course being a little hard, my experience was excellent. The theme of the evening was "spicy" with cumin and cilantro making their presence known throughout the evening. The flavors were bang on and the temperature of the food (hot) made the dinner very pleasant. Although I paid 65 dollars each for 5 courses, it was worth it. The portions were perfect, as well. I loved the food. A must try...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable service, greeted
    ros2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Impeccable service, greeted right away at the concierge with a smile and taken to our table right away. Our server, greeted us with a smile and remembered us from previous times and it was great to have her looking us again(Alesha) .We chose to have the tasting menu which was their special (Spice market) and it was awesome. Each course was presented artistically beautifully and the food was delicious. The dining room was just a humming and I think the majority of them was having the tasting menu and it appears that everybody was enjoying their food. Hats off to the visiting chef Rico and the sous chef Lau, thank you for a lovely dinner and thank you to our server Alesha for making our evening a pleasant evening. We shall be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was ok but not what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service was ok but not what you would expect at a restaurant with this reputation. The Crusted Tuna appetizer was tasty but the presentation was off (served with an overly large portion of the mayonnaise based side sauce). The Roasted Sable fish was not nearly as good as what I have had at other restaurants. My wife was disappointed with her short ribs. The soufflé was dry. Overall the experience was generally disappointing (I have been in the past and have had excellent meals here). Nothing was bad, but nothing was "Wow" either.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely dinner
    dinnertoday
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I went here for a birthday dinner. I've been to Market previously for brunch and another time for drinks / appies in the bar area but wanted to try dinner so a birthday was the perfect excuse to go. My order was the beef tenderloin - it was delicious, lovely flavours. Dessert was scruptious - we all shared the blueberry cheesecake and molten lava cake. I would definitely come back for another dinner meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I feel hugged!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    David (the manager), Nicolas (the head waiter), and our waiter made us feel as if we were members of the royal family. The food is outstanding and the service is absolutely impeccable. Spectacular experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in a nice room
    TheshowVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Had the tasting menu , 5 courses for 68$ . Was good value and service was good . I would go back , and reccomend .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.