The Restaurant at Meadowood
The Restaurant at Meadowood

The Restaurant at Meadowood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.therestaurantatmeadowood.com/
  • Phone: 7079671205x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Kostow
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Silverado Trail
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Restaurant offer complimentary valet services
A word from The Restaurant at Meadowood
The Restaurant at Meadowood offers an elegant, but relaxed dining experience featuring a modern approach to Napa Valley cuisine by Chef Christopher Kostow. "Approachable, dynamic, evocative and playful." The interior of The Restaurant showcases Meadowood’s natural, tranquil setting with rows of windows bringing the beautiful surroundings into full view. The Restaurant features a two hundred and twenty-five dollar prix fixe Chef’s Tasting Menu and a five hundred dollar Chef's Counter Menu. A tailored wine and spirits pairing experience is also available to accompany the menus. Given the nature of the set menus for each evening, we invite and encourage you to contact us once booked online to make us aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions several days in advance of your reservation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Restaurant at Meadowood reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)romantic (60)fit for foodies (59)notable wine list (52)scenic view (10)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Great evening!!
    Dejaview2
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I was a little worried when we walked up to the entrance and there were three guys mulling around just to greet us. I was thinking just one guy would be fine and the other two could be in the kitchen doing prep work. Well it turns out, they didn't need any extra help in the kitchen. Great evening and the food was exceptional!! One slight problem, it tends to be a little loud in the dining area but since we had a late reservation, it became less of a problem as other diners left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic service, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I will start out by saying that the service here is impeccable. The staff is very attentive and informative. We had told them we were celebrating our honeymoon and they had a very lovely note waiting for us on our table. If we could go back just for the service alone we would. For the food, I did enjoy it however I think I expected a little more from it. One dish was too spicy for me (I had said I couldn't have anything spicy beforehand) which was a little disappointing. And we both not care for a veal dish, there just wasn't anything memorable to it. The wine pairing was decent but the cocktail we ordered was amazing. Overall the food was creative and delicious and something everyone should experience. I'm not sure we would go back though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Though you definitely pay dearly for it - the meal at The Restaurant at Meadowood is quite something. We were there for over 4 hours enjoying the 20 course meal. We will be talking about it for quite a while. Such incredible attention to detail with the food and service. Really enjoyed having a tour of the well run kitchen. Neat to experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    wdc88
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Pretty much indescribable, but I'll try... The 12-course tasting menu, customized to each diner's likes/dislikes, was worthy of every one of the three Michelin stars this places owns. Fresh local ingredients, superb flavors layered atop one another in astounding combinations, breath-taking presentations. The sommelier gave us three absolutely perfect recommendations for half-bottles of white, red, and dessert wines. Afterwards, we were offered a tour of the kitchen, which was itself a remarkable experience. Ambiance is quiet, elegant, relaxing. Service was welcoming, attentive, completely unpretentious. (Not accustomed to 3-star dining, we were a bit worried about this -- don't be!) Unforgettable. We'll go again as soon as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    iheartfood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The best service that I've ever received in a fine dining setting. A lot of veggies in the menu. Healthy choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too long and small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took too long between dishes. Portions were way smaller than expected. Food was delicious but not worth the price at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect
    Brad
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It is my best dinner ever ! I will enjoy and appreciate the offering the restaurant provide ! I will definitely come back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unmet expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    for a michilen 3 star restaurant, this one did not meet our expectations. a few of the courses were ok, but most unimpressive. there are many great restaurants in the Napa valley and this is not one of them. the wine pairings were great, but the price of the pairings was way out of line for the pairings used.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best experience.
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It exceeded our expectation in terms of food and service. Never imagined a restaurant catering the menu to your likes/dislikes, allergies and your personal wine. Did not think that a Michelin star especially a 3 star place would be this customer friendly as that has not been our past experience. The freshness of food was evident in every bite and every dish. My wife and I decided that from now on this would be our new anniversary place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a 3*
    tdiddyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    this place serves good, imaginative food, with good service. But both the service and taste do not "wow" compared to several other 3*s, particularily in Europe. I would also suggest that Saison, which we dined at shortly before, was superior in most aspects (the style of food was similar, simply better though)
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  • Finest dining experience -- ever!
    FoodieEric
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Now I know why they have 3 Michelin stars. We had high expectations going in having experienced near perfection at The French Laundry the previous night and Chef Kostow and company exceeded expectations. The service was beyond excellent -- they greeted us and knew us by name at arrival and we were greeted and thanked by Chef Kostow himself at the end. And the food! I had no idea you could make food like this! Our favorites were the Veal Short Ribs with Trout Roe Dill and their Surf Clam with Lardo, Sea Lettuce and Avocado though it is difficult to pick a favorite as all were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deception
    Dididi
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Total deception,the 225us menu is not worthwhile and the staff,mainly the hostess and the sommelier, are extremely arrogant,we didnt like the treatment and i would never come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A must go for a special occasion and if you like something special. Menu is created based on input received and delicious. Presentation of food is artwork together with great service, very much like an European high end restaurant. Everything is flawless and the menu is served a nice flow with some breaks between the courses.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Artistic but portion deprived
    km56789
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I went for a special occasion to The Restaurant at Meadowood. Quite often when traveling in the US we find the portions enormous, this meal however was quite the contrary. Sadly, we left hungry. I recommend eating something before hand so you can enjoy the food journey. Otherwise the meal was artistically beautiful, full of interesting ingredients, thoughtfully presented, and with stellar service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is the only restaurant I have ever asked for my check half way through the tasting as I was completely disappointed in the food. I have dined at many of the finest restaurants in the world and I expected this to be another exceptional experience based on their reputation and the three Michelin stars. The sommelier and the wine were exceptional - it was the only positive experience of the night. The service was mostly stiff and rehearsed. The food was presented on the plate beautifully, however, that is where the quality ends as the food was either tasteless, tough or under cooked. After tasting our fifth course, we finished our wine, paid our bill and left.
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  • Horrible
    MfmdocVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Never had such a bad experience dining out as I did there. Fully expected to be "wowed" but was completely disappointed at every turn. I wonder what the Michelin Group was thinking. Art maybe, food NO.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food as expected.
    LynCH
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My only criticism is that the dishes came too fast. I had to ask the personnel to slow down as we hardly had time to enjoy one that another was already in front of us. This didn't allow me to enjoy the wine as it changed frequently and I didn't have time to finish it. I know you want to get in two services per evening but I live in Europe where a meal like this lasts all evening. I've eaten with Girardet, Rochat, Rabet and others who have gourmet restaurants in Switzerland (I'm sure your chefs must know these names) and the dishes are spaced out perfectly but the meal lasts all evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening albeit costly
    FitFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I just took my husband for his 50th birthday. We had a really lovely three hour dinner but nothing really super special sadly. We both agreed we'd rather return to the French laundry for Alinea in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as I thought
    Hyyily0525
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I believe the restaurant should do better at cooking the food and make sure to keep the original taste of the food instead of over making it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Was probably the best dinner I've had. EVER. Great experience. Food was amazing and the service was very welcoming and perfectly timed. A very expensive meal, but worth every penny. Those who love good food and good service should make a reservation. The tasting we had was incredible and all of the small touches we were given did not go unnoticed. I can't imagine a better way to spend my birthday evening. I especially loved the personally printed menu I was given at the end of the meal. It is a great way to capture the memories that were created.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Winefoodie2
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was our first time at Meadowwood, and we already have another reservation to come back. Exceptional food and wine pairing, service and food preparation. Surpassed our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Must try, TOTALLY worth the trip, SUPER attentive service ever!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Michelin 3 Star Experience
    SonomaFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were excited to have dinner at Meadowood since the chef recently received his third Michelin Star. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, with the dining room open and airy with a view of the grounds. We decided to have the wine pairing which consisted of 6 wines, 3 whites and 3 reds; one Napa Valley wine and 5 wines from France. The wines were fantastic and well paired with the food. The food was simply quite disappointing. In a 10 course meal, at a Michelin 3 Star restaurant, I would have expected 7-8 (at least) to be "OMG" shockingly good. The dried tomato, creme fraiche and wild plum beet was "OMG" good.The daylily spot prawn was "OMG" good. The other courses were fine, but not even close to notable. Very, very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, this is the place. You will be in for an exceptional dinner where you will be spoiled! An amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    LongTimeFanVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Amazing food with perfectly paired wines. May be the most you ever pay for dinner, but it is worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best!
    DwayneVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    There is not enough space to write an adequate review. The food (custom menu), wine, service, and ambiance are all outstanding. If you like exceptional food and wine, then you must go to The Restaurant at Meadowood. The Restaurant is at least equal to The French Laundry, or Per Se, or Alain Ducasse's restaurants. This is an experience not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good by American Standards
    apkurk
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We've eaten at many 3 star restaurants in France, Spain, Italy, so I am confused at the 3 star rating for Meadowood. For example with regards to food, creativity and service, it does not hold a candle to Vague D'or in St. Tropez with regards to food and service, or Azurmendi in Spain with regards to creativity, or old school white glove treatment in L'Ambroise in Paris, with high end ingredients. I don't know if there is just a culture of extreme formality in European 3 star restaurants compared to the US or if my expectations are high? For example, we also ate at Eleven Madison Park in NYC, and noticed a much more casual, less emphasis on service approach, but they had a stronger emphasis on quality of ingredients and range in the menu.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpentableDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It's amazing how much effort is put into every ingredient and dish.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • first-rate experience
    GinoO
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday dinner here and was very impressed with our overall experience. Excellent service from beginning to end. We opted for the chef's counter menu and was totally pleased by the blend of flavors and textures of the different courses. We had a similarly great experience at the French Laundry 2 months ago. I do, however, have to mention that the 20+ courses of the chef's counter felt lighter and left you not feeling bloated due to their heavy emphasis on their garden products compared to the Laundry. At some point while at the Laundry, I couldn't take another bite and there were more deserts being served.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special evening
    DiningDenizenVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was a very special dining experience. Creative food and creative presentations. Kudos to the chef and staff.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 Stars
    MrLuke
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    As one of only ten Michelin three star restaurants in the US, this restarant was very impressive and I highly recommend it. Skip the stuffy French Laundry and have a memorable dining experience here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare dining experience
    ursus
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Meadowood restaurant has been compared to the French Laundry. However, it is possible to obtain a reservation at Meadowood. The food is world class. The chef is innovative and seems to have a remarkably library of tastes that he combines in unexpected and magical ways. We had the twelve course tasting menu. It was spectacular. When you have a chef that works at the leading edge there are times when there are misses. There was a pork broth/lettuce infusion which didn't make it for me or my wife. There was also a chicken in sourdough that failed. But to a degree you have to realize that menus on this level are experimental. And not all experiments hit their mark. However, the overall menu was remarkable and the service was impeccable.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    cowoth
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food and service were excellent. After dinner the chef provided a tour of the kitchen. It was a great experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    LaurieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had the most special experience at the bar. The service was outstanding and the food was creative and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing experience, good food
    DurhamfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My wife and I chose to eat at the Restaurant at Meadowood as our big night out while in Napa. The experience of the restaurant was wonderful. It was in a beautiful location and the service and attention you received were wonderful. We especially appreciated being shown the kitchen at the completion of our meal. What was somewhat lacking was the excitement and flavors of many of the dishes. There were about 10 courses in all, and while some were wonderful, others like the main entrees squab & steak were forgettable. While we enjoyed the experience as a whole, I don't think we would return here. We simply had better, more flavorful meals in Napa & Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Service I Could Ever Imagine
    theoneandonly2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The staff at the Restaurant at Meadowood could not be any better. And I mean this literally. I literally can not imagine the staff being any more knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, or easy going. They were perfect. The food was creative and delicious. The wine list is the most extensive I've ever seen. This restaurant has the best service I've ever experienced, and the food was in the top 3.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best. Dining Experience. Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    OK, it's not cheap. More like $600 per person with wine pairings, but if it's a memorable, very special occasion it's so very worth it. There is nothing like it in CA (except maybe French Laundry) but you can actually get reservations here fairly easily. There are not enough superlatives to describe this place.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Kman13
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The evening was exactly as we hoped it would be....spectacular from start to finish.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding with reservations...
    OpenTable Diner Since 1999VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    food is interesting and terrific and abundant. service is, of course, outstanding--without a hitch. wine-by-the-glass is, however, ridiculously limited and priced. how about $30 minimum for a single glass of wine or $120 for another. surely, the sommelier can find a $20 glass or even $18--come on! our evening ended with an invitation to visit the kitchen, which was a perfect ending of a wonderful meal. see the kitchen-in-action, it's well worth a few minute viewing...!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best date
    JaiD
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was one of the best meals ever. The food was exceptional but the service was out if this world!!!! Kudos to the chef and his staff
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.