Mediterrano
Mediterrano

Mediterrano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mediterrano.com/
  • Phone: 7343329700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Closed for Lunch Saturday, Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Rob Underwood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: La Piazza by Mediterrano has their own private kitchen to provide you with the best quality service possible. Perfect for graduations, tailgating, and holiday parties. La Piazza has been chosen to cater the V.I.P. tent at the Townie Party which kicks off the Ann Arbor Art Fair every year. Please contact Sales Director, Jessica Herron for questions concerning catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: La Piazza's Board Room accommodates up to 25 guests. This is the perfect room for birthday parties, office meetings and private interviews. The Pomegranate Room will hold an additional 80 people allowing for a maximum capacity of 100 guests. This breathtaking room is perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Intimate Wedding, and Family Reunions. As a full service coordinator, Mediterrano can assist with all aspects of your event, from the colors of the linen to the pairings of wine with your entree selections. Mediterrano will create a truly personalized and seamless event for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ray Borden 7343329700
  • Special Events: Please check the Web-site for upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eisenhower
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: You will enjoy the convenience of our extra large parking lot with tons of close spaces perfect for the elderly or handicapped! Our parking is perfect for coach buses as well as large parties. Avoid the hassle of limited street parking downtown. You will feel extremely safe in our well lit parking area.
A word from Mediterrano
Centrally located among the city’s hotels and Briarwood Mall, Mediterrano has been one of Ann Arbor’s premier restaurants for over a decade. Mediterrano is walking distance to an array of hotels including The Four Points by Sheraton, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Kensington Court. Using only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients, the innovative kitchen staff expertly prepares tantalizing dishes from each of the 14 countries on the Mediterranean coast. Start off with everyone’s favorite sampler of Hummus, Satziki, and Tapenade before you dive into the fabulous Chicken Jerusalem. Make sure to save room for the traditional home made Baklava and Frutti Di Basco! The attentive and highly trained wait staff serve your every need. Refined, while comfortable, Mediterrano is the perfect venue for business luncheons, family celebrations, friendly get-togethers or a romantic evening for two. 2008 Taste of Ann Arbor Winner, "Best of Show"
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Mediterrano reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)good for groups (16)romantic (14)special occasion (14)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (9)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (3)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was a great success for our group of elderly ladies -- our round table was in a quiet corner, the service was excellent and the food delicious -- we especially liked the corn chowder ~ !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent!
    BEEGEE5VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Whenever we are in Ann Arbor, the treat second only to a Wolverine victory is a meal at Mediterrano. Nuffield said!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service and Food
    aatom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The wait staff anticipated our every need and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but in need of upgrades
    pinnaclepeakdiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The interior was nicely decorated, but old and needs to be updated. The menu was acceptable; there were two or three items that interested me, but not as many as I might have hoped. Most disappointing was the wine list - far too limited and the wines were not especially good ones. When we ordered a Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, the waitress poured our glasses overfull until the bottle was empty, then took the empty bottle away with her. So much for ambience, I guess! The waitress had obviously not been trained in how to pour wine. And the wine glasses were cheap thick-walled ones that seemed to place more emphasis on reducing breakage to reduce operating costs than on making the wine experience enjoyable. Overall very disappointing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizer, salad were good...
    DrSoc
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The lamb chops and sea bass were swimming in oil/butter to the point that with the sea bass the potatoes were soggy. The service was poor. It was hard to find our server even though they were not busy but another server finally stopped to refill water and wine. When our server did show up it was obtrusive and about their favorite alcoholic beverage - each time... We were having a business dinner and this behavior became obnoxious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Experience
    Conway
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I chose Mediterrano to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a very pleasant experience; food was vey good and service was excellent. Will look forward to visiting this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We dine there once every year when we attend the Ann Arbor art show. It's in the briarwood mall area and is not a chain or fast food place. Food selection is European and the menu is always eclectic and different. We look forward to dining there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • al fresco or inside
    restaurantmaven
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wide variety of Mediterranean food from multiple cultures. Consistently delights the palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    As usual, Mediterrano did not disappoint, and sitting outside on the covered patio on a beautiful day made it perfect. The food and the service were both excellent, and as this lunch was a celebration of my friend's birthday, a dessert of her choice was offered as a gift: an incredible and very unusual tiramisu, easily large enough for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    enviro
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Consistently excellent food & service. This gem is quite accessible & often available. Though close, it is outside of the downtown Main & State Street areas, it offers parking and tasty interesting food/meal choices. One of our favorite spots!
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scratch-made pasta...delicious!
    ToddK1
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our first time at Mediterrano. At first we thought the location was a bit awkward, especially for the outdoor dining area, which is in the parking lot. However, we quickly forgot about that since the outdoor dining is nicely enclosed and very quiet. The food was outstanding... The house-made pastas and house-made sausage (in the spicy linguine) were brilliant...and unexpected. The service was terrific, and our server was very knowledgeable of both the food and wine menus. We would definitely (and have already) recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 436 reviews are from the Mediterrano reviews archive.
  • A nice Mother's Day brunch for all
    Sara
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have always enjoyed Mediterrano; however, this is the first year we've seen them offer brunch. It was excellent! The men in the family are hoping we'll celebrate Father's Day with brunch at Mediterrano next month. I hope they offer it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediterrano never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all wonderful, and we actually closed the restaurant. No one bothered us after we'd finished eating and we sat and talked until we were ready to leave. The food was outstanding and the choices plentiful. Also great drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neither here nor there
    FairWitness
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The menu is dominated by Greek selections. The food was apparently run through a deflavorizer before being served...bland, overcooked. Too pricey for casual dining, not impressive enough for a special occasion. Meh!
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  • Rave Review
    KateVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We choose Mediterrano for special occasions above all others as the meal is always delicious and the managers, Olsi and Ray, ensure the finest service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    LuckyMan
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I've eaten at Mediterrano four times now (once for a catered group event with limited menu; twice for small dinners; and most recently for my daughter's graduation dinner) and had outstanding experiences each time. Good food, plentiful servings, and courteous and professional staff who went out of their way to help my mother-in-law, who is recovering from a stroke and has mobility issues. Quickly becoming a favorite!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation weekend
    onionsoup
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our reservation was during UofM's graduation. We had to leave a deposit when we made the reservation because of the crowds. The service was very slow, even though we had a early reservation and the restaurant wasn't full. When our food came, only five of the six dinners arrived. We had to wait 15 minutes for the last dinner. Both steaks were overcooked, the pasta dinners were very good. No offer for a second drink; we had to flag them down.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    VoyageurVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Had the chicken with yogurt and my business associate had the chicken shish kabob. Both were generous portions and were tasty. The waitress didn't pronounce "gyro" correctly as one of the specials but otherwise was okay as a server. One item I did miss was the complementary hummus that I have had before. I did not inquire since the entrees were more than ample but am not sure if that is even still being offered.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure...
    DaniLynn
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My husband took me here before proposing to me. Yesterday, for our 5 year anniversary we returned for a nice dinner. The menu has changed and evolved and the food was absolutely to die for! We love this restaurant and visit it for special occassions every year.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moderate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food not as good as previous visits. Also, too much food per serving....makes it less appetizing. Service excellent and noise level acceptable for mature guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tough "tender" lamb kabob
    Phoodiepan
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The appetizers of crab cakes and calamari were quite good. The (I think) hummus paste for the bread was too little for 4 of us. I had to ask for more. I ordered a (supposedly) tender lamb kabob. Only about half or less of the lamb pieces were decently tender. The rest was tough as leather. I am sure the cook should know this (what part of the lamb is tender and what part is tough). I don't know why a restaurant like this would take chances on serving something like this. A major disappointment for me. Fortunately, it seemed like my wife, daughter and her friend seem to enjoy their meals (seafood pasta, beef tenderloin and vegetable pasta respectively). The saving grace was our server - very polite and accommodating!
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  • Consistently the best
    BEEGEE5VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Every visit to Ann Arbor would not be complete without a visit to this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet and good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had a fine experience. Food was very good, indeed. As was ambience and quiet, unrushed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a pleasure
    NFHU
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    celebrated a friend's birthday. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience for out party of five, the latest of many excellent times that keeps us coming back to Mediterrano. A quiet place with great service, drinks and food, simple and convenient parking_ what's not to like?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Before the hockey game
    Janey
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went for a 5 pm dinner prior to U of M hockey game. Been here before, returned as they have Vegan dishes. Only disappointment, the wine cost. My spouse & I had two glasses each of the house cabernet, totalling $52. Would have been better for the waitress to recommend we have a bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waiter and staff were nice
    drpoley
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    waiter and staff were nice and knowledgeable. His recommendations, unfortunately came out overdone. Appetizers were good, drinks good, dessert good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, moderate service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We liked the place, we liked the food. The wait staff was not as attentive as we would have liked. Only our wait staff noticed us, and if s/he was nor around, we were totally ignored. I do not understand why they cannot help each other.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were stuck in Detroit after a big snow storm in the East cancelled our flight. We picked Meditererrano based on what I could glean from Tripadvisor and similar sites. We were looking to treat ourselves. I was mildly disappointed to find it located in a strip mall setting, however---It was just wonderful. The restaurant was lovely and the staff very accommodating, but best was the food. The presentation was lovely and the flavors great. The thing that struck me was that if this had been more of a "foodie restaurant" they would have served half as much food and charged twice as much money!! Nice evening. Good wine. Glad we found it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a place, Mediterrano!!!
    Scott
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    So I took my wife to eat out at Mediterrano for Valentines. While my expectations weren't high, I was pleasantly surprised with what I got. The area isn't hard to find if you've lived in the area. The parking area is very large and can accommodate many people. The first thing that i noticed was the outdoor dining area, while not a most scenic area in Ann Arbor (across from Briarwood Mall near World Market). The option of outdoor dining is a plus/paired with the food... but we'll get to that later. The decor is nice and just dark enough to be romantic but not too dark. The food was absolutely amazing!!! From the Lamb to the Sea Bass to the Creme Brulee, they were all delicious and flavorful... Perfect for a spring or summer day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Granted it was Valentines Day, the service was very slow and the resturant didn't look that packed. The food was definitely not as good as portrayed. I would not to back there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an off night for Mediterrano
    NFHU
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentine's Day meal - not up to expected standard. the Sea Bass was too salty and the potatoes flavorful but cold when served. the server did not, surprisingly, check back with us after setting of the entrees. She seemed a bit rattled, maybe the crush of the anticipated Valentine's Day crowd? If so, shame on the manager for not doing a better job. We love this place and will give it another chance to redeem itself. Oh yes, the baked fetta appetizer was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good. Fresh and
    FullMoon
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The food was good. Fresh and well-cooked. The service was good too. The servers were friendly and helpful but not too intrusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    enviro
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    A comfortable, gracious eating experience that is good for causal or special occasion dining event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!!
    KateVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Mediterrano has always been a favorite of ours, and now, even more so with their new Greek chef. The food is amazing... authentic, delicious. We dined during restaurant week and couldn't wait to try the next course. The renovations really jazz the place up, the service is impressive and the restaurant is definitely in the top 5 within the area. Well-done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baked feta appetizer was delicious.
    Nikndods
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Baked feta appetizer was delicious. The service was very good, the servers were all very kind and attentive without hovering. Easy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Experience Jan 2014
    HowURate
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I only went one other time to this restaurant...I think. I forgot about it until restaurant week. I would consider coming again but I would not pay $15 for just my meal. I came for lunch at about 11:45 a.m. It would was nice and quiet. I could hear my conversation; I was not disturbed by other diners. I would have given you 3.25 stars if I could have. Not quite 4 stars.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff
    Stafford
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    One order was overlooked for one of our guests but was filled shortly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable
    RimontskiVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I can depend on food being good, hot and well presented.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but
    Dusty
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This is our second time to the restaurant. We made advanced reservations for New Yeara. We arrived on time, only to be seated right next to the drafty door. When my husband Asked to be moved to another of several open tables, we were told no. The food was good As usual and table service quick and polite but the earlier abruptness of the host Spoiled the mood of the evening a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's what you expect.
    Dustin
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Not great, but not bad. Definitely middle of the road.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate