Market

Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketsthelena.com/
  • Phone: (707) 963-3799
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-5:00pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eduardo E. Martinez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Market Restaurant is available for off-site culinary experiences. Please give us a call to discuss your next event!
  • Special Events: Large parties welcome. Please call the restaurant directly to receive more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring and Adams
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Market
Market Restaurant offers an elegant yet comfortable dining experience. Located on Main Street in St. Helena, the historical building features exposed stone walls and an antique bar dating back to the turn of the century. The menu features American classics with a fresh seasonal approach and the wine list offers a diverse selection of wines to complement Chef’s creations, with an emphasis on wines from local Napa Valley vintners.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Market reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (121)neighborhood gem (113)great for lunch (68)notable wine list (62)special occasion (60)romantic (51)hot spot (37)great for brunch (37)good for groups (30)kid-friendly (17)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A St. Helena must!
    realcablonde
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We love that Market's foods is both delicious and accessible. Think gourmet comfort food - always a winner. Plus it's aesthetically lovely with a stunning antique bar and rock walls. Cozy and romantic, we just keep coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WinengoodjunkiesVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Lobster roll appetizer fresh and enjoyable. Fish tacos good but needed more greens. Pleasant server and good service. Very nice choice for a special lunch. Winengoodjunkies
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Time ... Still a Charm!
    WineTempSnobVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was our second time to Market...and it was just as great as the first. Despite the Film Festival, our reserved table was ready on time. We all ordered different items so that we could share, and the winning plate was the fried chicken. The short ribs were magical, and also very deep and rich.The salmon was done to perfection sitting on top of wonderful brussels sprouts! As it was our last night in Napa, we decided to throw caution to the wind and ordered a side of the decadent macaroni and cheese for the table...a must!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True meaning of a neighborhood gem
    ConosseurVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Outstanding food, excellent wine list and superb service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Always great
    ShaferdudeVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We only get to Napa once a year but we always go to Market at least twice during our visit. This visit was awesome as always. It is a beautiful space for a restaurant, and the service and food are always top notch. Even though we only can come once a year, the staff still rembers us and makes us fee at home. Great wine list with reasonably priced selections. Food is always wonderful with a wide variety to chose from. You can't beat Market!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    LS2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The service was outstanding & my dietary restrictions were easily handled. The food was absolutely delicious and creative. Lovely setting. My friends enjoyed the wine list.
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    hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nov 1, 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Excllent mix of menu items. We started with lobster wrapped in rice paper with papaya and asparagus. It was served in the roll like sushi cut into pieces. Then had the Caesar Salad which was a bit garlicky for our tastes. Garlic types would love it. Then split an order of fish and chips which was excellent. Finally had pineapple sorbet and butterscotch pudding. No complaints. Nice comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ST Helena Gem
    NapastyleVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We love Market and have appreciated the food for some time but our last visit was just spectacular. The warmth and service of this restaurant combined with the amazing food make it a true gem inside St. Helena. We also love the no corkage policy that allows customers to bring their own wine in to dine. Note that market does have an amazing wine list and mixologist for cocktails. Favorites for us are still the fried chicken, Cesar and crab Louie salad and of course the butterscotch pudding and chocolate lava cake. The burger is also one of the best around. Fine dining to elegant comfort food make the kitchen showcase the food. We celebrated a special birthday and had ages 10-75. Everyone was thrilled. Thank you to the entire team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal
    Poorplumber
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our waiter Alphy was describing the menu and it was like you could taste the food as he described it. Making choices was quite difficult due to the fact everything sounded great. Had lobster roll starter unbelievable , had spare rib dinner , my wife had filet both out of this world .butterscotch pudding for dessert perfect meal. Needed to try something else on menu went back two nights later wonderful once again. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maitre d
    jschVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    was excellent. truly cared i ll be back just to see him. food was just ok
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  • Excellent food, great staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    There are a lot of restaurants in town and I'm glad we choose The Market. The ambiance was romantic and great for couples or small parties. The menu has a nice mix of foods including nicely prepared comfort dishes to more sophisticated entres for foodies. We had the lamb shank which was excellent. This was a good size shank that was slow cooked so the meat fell off the bone. It was very tender and flavorful. We also had the short ribs which were fantastic. Again, slow cooked and incredibly flavorful. The wait staff was very attentive, knowledgable, and friendly. Our waiter, Ozzie, was the best. The combination made a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was lacking, had to ask for our server after he disappeared, a manager took over. The food came very fast, before our drinks. We had to remind server/manager about drinks. Overall not a bad experience, just wish our server had give us the attention that his other tables got, we probably would have ordered more wine and drinks if he had been around.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Contented
    Contented
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We go here often, and are never disappointed. It's not 3 star dining, but it really is very, very good, and very affordable. Particularly when you factor in there's no corkage fee. How great is that?? Thanks, guys, as always.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NapaLocalVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been going to Market for several years, and it has consistently high quality and service. A Napa valley favorite.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, fresh food
    NYCfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I eat a late lunch here every time I visit Napa, and am never disappointed. I am from the east coast, and I crave their crab cake appitizer - very light, with fresh corn and a little heat, wish we could get them here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd Definitely Repeat!
    Exit98Diane
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I planned on starting Happy Hour with the place (starts with an "A") just a few door away from Market, only to learn that my arriving 15 minutes before opening (doors open and staff on hand) wasn't acceptable. Now early for my Market reservation, they apologized that they weren't quite ready yet but gave me a table and offered me a drink. Just 4 people at the bar, two having an interesting conversation, and I automatically felt at home. Started with the Tiger Prawns and they were awesome. Three sauces on the side, coated in a really light batter that crunched away so all I really tasted were the prawns. Next up was the Caesar salad, it was served like a tower, and not overly dressed. I decided to go with the fried chicken entree as I was craving some comfort food even though some reviewers complained about too much gravy. I didn't find that to be the case. Chicken hit the spot but TBH, next time (and there will be another time) I'd go with something else. Overall? Service was attentive but not overly so and Market was one of the meal highlights of this trip to Napa. As I said, I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Affordable Upscale Comfort Food
    oldsilver
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great food ! Fabulous waiter. Great Prices. Bring your own wine - no fee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grif
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great food with excellent service. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We were seated immediately by the window which was a perfect table for two. The crab Louis was delicious and my husband had the prime rib which he is still raving about. Could selection of wines. Would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Tried one of everything on Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a great dinner...We tried the oysters and steak appetizer, squash soup and oysters, 3 main entrees and two desserts (the butterscotch pudding was wonderful) and all it of it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay With Dinner
    Dissappointed
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've eaten at Market several times for dinner and have always been very pleased. However, after trying an impromptu lunch there, I am not so sure I would do it again. My wife had the watmelon salad that was very good, but the oyster po-boy was a major disappointment. Served on a dry hamburger bun, the rest of the sandwich matched with three medium sized oysters that tasted like they had been last night's leftovers. Ugh. It was actually bad - and such a disappointment considering everything else that I have eaten there.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was exceptional and the service was superb. My husband and I have been here several time and everything we have ordered has been great. We also like that there is no corkage charge at the Market and every server we have had has been excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on the Block
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    You should be ashamed of yourself if you ever pass up on this restaurant. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. Between the cute, cozy tables, the perfectly cooked, well balanced dishes, to the servers and owner who work their tails off here to provide the upmost perfect service, Market might be one of the best restaurants on the block. Knowing that it is a smaller place, don't mind the small wait you may have to encounter. Relax, have a drink at the bar, they will not forget you. Macaroni and cheese, to die for, chopped salad, delicious, perfectly cooked filet, impressive and you can make your own s'mores?!? Sold! Do not overlook this place, a promise is a promise, Market just does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating in wine country
    EATS4BB3VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    All our dishes were good, my niece has just enrolled in the CIA so I expected better so close to the School. Will be trying other restaurants in the area before I go back. the people were great, got there early, no problem, asked for a half mac-n-cheese, no problem
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Always Wonderful!
    LuvGrdntotble
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner at Market on Saturday night. Our meal selections ranged from steak to salmon and everyone was pleased. The waiter was knowledgeable and the chopped salad was to-die-for as always. If you want a sure bet, time and time again, this restaurant never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a nice a relaxing lunch with a couple of friends from out of town. The service, atmosphere, food and overall experience was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    Chicagoan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Noisy place but good atmosphere. Locals and tourists. We two tourists had reservations (a must!) on a busy October Friday night. VERY attentive at first...then larger tables came and our waiter was just lost to us. I think he was pacing our meal for us, which was great, but then with the larger tables forgot to put in our main courses? How else to explain other tables in other sections coming after and leaving before?? We sat and sat...finally asked the manager/host and within 10 mins our food came. NO APOLOGY at all, which would have helped. Crab cakes, awesome. Market salad, great. Salmon, delicious. No corkage fee for first bottle. Nice. I'd return for the deliciousness, but on a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Unattentive Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Decided on "Market" based on other reviews. Food was exceptional, but service was terrible. With so many other great restaurants in St. Helena, I will not return to "Market".
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  • dreadful
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    worst meal in years soggy corn bread, burnt chicken with plastic crust which waitress did not even charge for.....all companions equally unhappy
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  • Wonderful Last Evening in Napa..
    SkinFlickVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    What an incredible restaurant! Great cocktails and wine list. Great specials.. Fried Green Tomatoes and Fried Prawn appetizers were both awesome. None of us had any complaints about any of our entrees. Filet - fantastic, Fish and Chips - great (not greasy), Rosie Organic Chicken (both fried and roasted) - equally wonderful. Our waiter, Jessie, was fabulous and very attentive. Don't forget the famous butterscotch pudding for dessert. One of the other waiters refused to let us leave without trying it! Thank you handsome stranger. :-) Super cute place right in downtown St. Helena! Hope it's still there and as good next time we come to the Napa Valley!t
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner Experience
    Valeri
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our first dinner in St. Helena was at Market, and what a terrific way to start. Our server recommended an excellent Robert Foley Pinot and we had the special of Tiger prawns on a delicious basil mashed potato. Every dish we tried was beautifully presented and just as tasty. The next time I am in St. Helena, Market is at the top of my list of places to eat again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lunch in the wine country
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband & I had a late lunch. Service is good; atmosphere is good. I ordered the Mac & Cheese which was a bit disappointing. There were about 3 specks of bacon in it. The noodles were cooked well, sauce consistently was good but not enough cheesy flavor. Plus the lack of bacon. My husband had the swordfish special that day and it was wonderful. Flavorful sauce, fish cooked perfectly. Next time if I go back, I will try the fried chicken which looked delicious.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DorothyandBrian
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had an excellent meal and the service from Annie was first class. We would recomend this establishment for anyone visiting St Helena.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Regular Napa Valley visitor
    THECOSVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The Market continues to be great. Great food. Great wine. Attentive service. A must if you are staying near St Helena.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    JohnCVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Market focuses on outstanding ingredients that are not fussily prepared. The menu is solid from top to bottom and changes every six weeks or so. Specials are particularly good. Standards include a lamb shank with zinfandel and salmon or halibut--all always excellent. Some have suggested that other options in the area for the same price are better choices, but I disagree. Terra is a different caliber and a different experience, higher end dining. Market outperforms Cindy's, Mustard's, Archetype and Tra Vigne. One of its top features is not so much zero corkage, which is nice, but an outstanding local wine list with average markups from wholesale of around $10 per bottle. A true bargain. Service is always attentive and personal.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful evening at Market !
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Eddie was ever-present on the floor as usual....and Jesse was great as our server for a second time. Great job guys. Had the prawns as an app and short ribs for my entree.....wonderful meal.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    TravelLover
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food was just ok, well presented, but no wow factor. Table service was mediocre. Prices were in line with others in area. There are too many other places in the Valley that are better. If Market is to compete, they need to step it up. It was not bad, just ok.
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  • Neighborhod Favorite
    Spunkers
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Market is the "go to" restaurant for us in St. Helena. The food is always reliably good, the service great and the atmosphere convivial We always meet up with friends who g there as.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable supper
    wdc88
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Crowded enough to make the service a bit sluggish and conversation a bit difficult, Market nonetheless delivered a delicious meal and pleasant experience. Beer-battered shrimp were sweet and plump, if a bit greasy; whole-leaf caesar salad was excellent (it's all about the dressing, which was tangy and full of flavor); huge portions of beef short ribs and lamb shank were tender and tasty.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St. Helena Gem
    Cally
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great casual for adults. The gourmet appetizers were delicious. I loved the tuna ap! When we asked about the burger the waiter made us believe it was the best in town. Four of us ordered it and he was telling the truth. Nice wine list.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great food
    ocfoodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Truly enjoyed our diner there a few nights ago. The food was excellent, we ate too much though and didn't get to have dessert, so we'll have to go another time for dessert. The staff was very friendly, and the atmosphere was pleasant.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.