Meadowsweet
Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meadowsweetnyc.com/
  • Phone: 718-384-0673x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday:
    6-11pm (kitchen), bar is open until midnight
    Friday-Saturday:
    6-12am (kitchen), bar is open until 1am
    Sunday Brunch:
    11am-3pm
    Sunday Dinner:
    6pm-10pm (kitchen), bar is open until 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Polo Dobkin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bedford and Driggs
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Meadowsweet
Meadowsweet is a new restaurant in Williamsburg.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Meadowsweet reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (70)neighborhood gem (57)special occasion (35)romantic (31)notable wine list (18)hot spot (17)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Loved my dinner here!!
    Estelle
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Everything was excellent, from the delicious food to the great service and ambience. Highly r
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable expirience
    Yuliya
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went there on Thursday night (late dinner) and was totally stunned by service, food and overall experience. Perfect place for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Perfect
    LadyTeabag
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have been to Meadowsweet two times now, and each time has been very pleasurable and of a high quality. The menu selection is not only healthy, but also fit for foodies. All of the waitstaff are very kind and accommodating. There isn't anything about the restaurant that I would change. Comfortable noise level, good spacing between tables, and the lights dim to just dark enough to be romantic but not so dark that you can't read the menu or see your food. Excellent!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • tullymonty
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Boyfriend and I were huge fans of Dressler and loved to splurge there on special occasions. So we had high hopes for Meadowsweet, which did not disappoint! I had the pork chop, which came with polenta with fresh corn and mustard greens. Still thinking about how much I loved it 2 days later! Boyfriend also loved his entree, which was the wild sea bass with mushrooms and stewed heirloom tomatoes. We had the grilled squid starter, which was good but I can't say I would get it again--it was a bit too vinegary and the price was a bit steep at $19. And the coconut ice cream pie...oh, the coconut ice cream pie! It was absolutely heavenly. The service was impeccable. I'm not a huge fan of the minimalist decor, but that is a personal preference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet
    JetsolVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Came with a group of 5. They squeezed us into a table for four, and that was the only negative of the entire evening. Our server was personable and quick, the food was terrific. We had the trout appetizer at our servers recommendation, and it was really fantastic. In fact everything we ate was delicious. We each tried four different entrees, pork chop, steak, chicken, black bass and each were terrific. I'd recommend it and we'll be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh and exciting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our dinner was for a small work group. From the fresh and delicious oysters to the flavorful ricotta starter, we were impressed. Presentation was fantastic, pace was and attention from servers was perfect and the tequila habanero drink to start was delightful. Definitely should be on your list!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    the seafood is to die for and the service was top notch. We went on a quiet Tuesday and the scallop ceviche and seafood sampler were terrific.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so good
    coco
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    i will crave the chicken dish. the pasta special made me want more than a taste, and i don't eat pasta. the staff was so charming i wanted them to join us. i had friends in from out of town who are serious foodies, and all were pleased. thanks!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Honestly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was very good, but the portion sizes for the prices were totally unacceptable. A new establishment serving entire meals the size of your fist for $28-30 is absurd. The most annoying part is that the owners claim that's fair pricing for their overhead. Well, it's fair to go somewhere else where the food is just as good and priced fairly.
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    special occasion
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  • Pricey for what they offer
    Stuka123VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I see so many new restaurants in Williamsburg, they are all about the same. Meadowsweet has a brief menu with the new trend, small and large options. We tried two appetizers and one main course. All of them were ok, nothing to remark I expected more. We spent $ 242 tip included. A bottle of wine, two cocktails, a bottle of water, 2 appetizers, two main courses, two desserts and a dessert wine. The best part were the desserts.
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  • Great food but a bit inconsistent
    FoodTraveler
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a party of 4. The location, interior, decor, ambiance were all great. We each ordered one cocktail each which i thought were OK. Nothing great but not horrible either. For apps we had the Sweetbreads, St. Louis Ribs, Octopus and Poached Hudson Valley egg. All were amazing. I could not get enough of the Sweetbreads! For the entree we had the Plancha marina, roasted chicken, sea bass, and the ricotta ‘cuscino’ . All looked amazing, however we all commented on how everything was over salted. My seafood dish consisted of scallops, seppiolini and head on shrimp. Everything was cooked perfectly however the shrimp was very salty. Overall we had a great time and would definitely come back. I hope they work out the salt issue.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food, great service, great addition to the neighborhood.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried really hard.
    SteveEatsOut
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    ...almost too hard. We had a special app of pappardelle that was a standout. The entrees of pork and chicken were good but almost had too much going on. It's hard to explain but neither of us finished our entrees. This never happens. My broccoli rabb was so bitter that it was annoying.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this new spot!
    ispyjms
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    What a delightful new spot in the old Dressler space. We loved everything we ate (crab cakes, octopus salad, sea bass, coscina, cavatelli, CHEESECAKE, peach tart) and had excellent service. The space is beautiful, clean, crisp, and modern, but very warm and inviting at the same time. LOVED the wallpaper. Lovely wine list w/ reasonable and delicious selections. And the chef, his partners and his wife round out the overall excellent vibe of this place. GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Terrific new find!
    DinescoutVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was just creative enough to be special and was spectacularly good - the staff was very friendly and nice and the ambience was lovely and cheerful -all around excellent !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    mrowland
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our group of six had a fantastic dinner here on a Saturday night. Every dish was amazing, and a few got raves such as "the best __ I ever had". My pescaterian friend ordered the oysters again for dessert because they were so good. He also loved the roasted baby carrots. The poached egg was excellent, and the mushrooms were super savory. The hanger steak was fantastic, and even split with my wife was a very sizeable portion. For dessert, the panna cotta and semifreddo were popular. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomeness !
    Kman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went here Saturday for friends birthday. Everything about the place was great. Great space added to awesome food and service. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for foodies
    willyburgdiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our second visit and we really enjoyed both of our dining experiences here. The mix of small and entrée plates gives everyone a great range of choices. The addition of interesting seasonal specials is great as well. The hanger steak is one of the best dishes along with bronzino and cod for great fish choices. The service is exceptional and the ambiance makes it a great addition to the Williamsburg restaurant scene on Broadway. Wine selection is excellent, but a little pricey by the bottle.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Candy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A wonderful experience! The food was delicious and service amazing. We will definitely return. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service and ambiance
    jahovaVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    went for earlier midweek dinner - excellent cocktails, got pasta which was cooked perfectly, trout crepe and octopus to start. finished off with steak and carrots - excellent meal, service and very charming place. i miss dressler, but this is a worthy replacement.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • a very welcome change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Dedicated, talented hard workers havecompletely transformed the space that was Dressler; Meadowsweet is a fully contemporary, more affordable, seasonal and excellent restaurant now. Should not be missed.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    cfriedman2000
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Hello Darlin!! enjoyed my visit--food was well prepared and the staff was attentive. Pleasant design and layout. Excellent cup of coffee too!loved our hostess with the mini ipad. would definitely return
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    neighborhood gem
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  • GOOOOOD
    kuaobo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I like the atmosphere also good cocktail with there herbs !
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Excellent dinner at Meadowsweet on July 24th. Chef Polo Dobkin and his talented wife got it going on. The Müller‑Thurgau was on the mark too. Meadowsweet is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • boris62VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything about our meal at Meadowsweet was absolutely perfect. Service was friendly and attentive. The menu is interesting and lived up to my expectations and all the other glowing reviews I had read. We ordered, among other things, fried artichokes, BBQ ribs and both fish entrees. Would have gladly eaten second helpings of each. I would (will) absolutely go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Sweet it is!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food is outstanding and the staff is even better! Skip Luger's (across the street) and go to Meadowsweet. You won't be sorry. LOVED it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    TimothyR
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great to see the old Dressler's spot being put to such good use. Dishes are small, so ordering a couple of appetizers probably won't be too much. We were a large table, so ordered several apps. The veal sweetbreads special was good; carrots and honey and fried baby artichokes were nice. Ribs app were substantial and classically presented; scallops cerviche was light. Salted cod was more salty and less classic salted cod. The pork chop and chicken dishes were surprisingly substantial and well-received. The hanger steak was smaller sized and very tasty. The wine list is not bad; our malbec was v good at $42. Desserts were excellent: coconut ice cream pie was a standout.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Damn Near Perfect...
    BKFoodNinja
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Savory Mediterranean-inspired nouveau cuisine. No pretense. Great service. What more can you ask for?
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Everything was great
    AFewWords
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Everything was great. Get the cod, it is overwhelmingly good. I haven't been this excited about complimentary bread in a long time. Wonderful staff, just about the friendliest group of people you'll meet.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Treat in Williamsburg
    Fish5VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Very much enjoyed our dinner experience at Meadowsweet. We started with the octopus, which was very nice. Pastas were very good, nicely portioned. The steak was excellent, salmon was good but could have been less done for my palate. Interesting selection of wines. Well worth the trip from Manhattan!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous all around!
    NYGrasshopper
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    What a great addition to the NY restaurant scene! Polo Dobkin's new Williamsburg restaurant is OUT-STAND-ING! I enjoyed some of the best dishes of my life. Notable appetizers were the poached egg with truffles over grilled asparagus, the pea Ravioli with ricotta and the crispy artichoke hearts with chanterelle mushrooms. The hangar steak entree was also divine. HIGHLY recommended!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Nice Change
    ParticularVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Meadowsweet is a welcome addition to South Williamsburg. Unlike most of the totally fine, but not great, places to dine in the neighborhood Meadowsweet has casual white tablecloth service and food to match. Everything we ate was delicious; the honey-roasted carrots should not be missed. Good spot for vegetarians and meat eaters. The cocktails are also original and excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Raven
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Expertly executed food and a beautiful space. Great having this in the neighborhood. Will recommend and will rerurn soon.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    GKandHKVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Restaurant 10 days old. Food was delicious, but wish portions were bigger. Our very friendly waiter seemed a bit over stretched, but I expect that they'll work out the staffing situation as the place gets its sea legs. I look forward to going back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A friend recommended Meadowsweet to me on Friday evening and seeing as I needed a last minute reservation for Saturday night I was surprised to have been fortunate enough to get a table at such short notice. The food was exceptional and reasonably priced too. I was a little bit shocked to see the mark up on the bottle of wine that we had but I'll now put that down to some good luck (since I can buy it to stock up my own collection now for a much more reasonable price knowing the real retail price). I will most certainly be going again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Exceptional rebirth!!
    Oliver374VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I were big fans of Dressler and were so sad when it closed. When I saw that a new place was opening with the same chef we were ecstatic!! I took a chance after only opening 10 days earlier and took my husband and son their for my husband's birthday and were literally in love with everything we tasted!! Sweetbreads were exceptional as were the oysters, fried artichokes, and pork chops and bellies. Incredible food and we all walked out of there saying it was some of the BEST meals we had eaten in a very long time!! I will note as well that we liked the ambiance much more……lighter and very welcoming. Kudos to the chef and staff for having a fabulous opening and we wish you all the best!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • great start!
    sidecarsteve
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great start for new restaurant. As big fans of the former space Dressler, we were excited to see a new restaurant in our former nabe favorite. The space is the opposite of dressler, with lots of light and modern accents. Will always rememember that crazy chandelier from dressler! Food is solid but hopefully still working to refine the service and menu. Highlights were a delicious lamb loin and succulent octopus. Skip the mediocre cavatelli and the overly lemony fried artichokes. Great cocktails and wine selection. A good addition to the hood. Bon appetit!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Brooklyn Find
    DBNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food and even better service. They have really created a wonderful restaurant out of the old Dressler space. The food and the wonderful staff are top notch! Go!
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  • Hello Meadowsweet
    BklyneaterVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Dined at Meadowsweet on Saturday night. So happy to be back in the old Dressler location, but even happier with the bright and airy renovation of the space and glad we were able to enjoy the efforts of the chef. The food was delicious from start to finish. We particularly enjoyed the smoked trout salad, fried artichokes, the chicken with dumplings and the seafood a la plancha. Loved the home-made mini bread loaves and the cocktails too. Special kudos for managing the food and service so well on a Saturday night during opening week. Can't wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
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