Met Bar and Grill Natick
Met Bar and Grill Natick

Met Bar and Grill Natick

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.metbarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 5086510003
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday-Tuesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Todd Winer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room that can accommodate up to 36 people equipped with AV and Plasma TV.
  • Private Party Contact: Beau 5086510003

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Speen Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet available as well as Mall Parking.
A word from Met Bar and Grill Natick
The Met Bar & Grill is an offspring of the “modern” steakhouse which serves world class meat with an innovative approach. Located at the new Natick Collection this stylish restaurant serves classic American fare with a touch of sophistication and comfort. The menu boasts something for every appetite. Try the traditional steakhouse options which are sure to please the carnivore in you or select from the Met Creations for more inventive dishes. A main feature of the Met Bar & Grill is the Met Burger Bar where the American Iconic Classic is served. Enjoy your burger simple and traditional or custom design it with a selection of fine meats, artisanal cheeses, fresh baked buns and choices of 48 toppings from around the world. Be transported across the globe on a “burger Journey”.
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Met Bar and Grill Natick reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (3)romantic (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Ok this time
    Wasafan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have been to the met bar a few different times always really good food ! Thus time there took away the Brussels sprouts dish witch was amazing! The steak tips were very over cooked an one if the meals came out wrong! Service was slow but the waiter did tell us twice!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Tuesday night was beautiful: we were happy to sit outside. The service was not good. It's the details: (1) I asked to have one thing left off my dish, but two things were left off. The waiter apologized - then it took a very long time for them to fix it. (2) A couple times we had to grab a passing-by server - who would say "it's not me -- I'll get your waiter" -- and then it would be another long wait. (3) My friend asked for water with no ice. That was right, but all the refills had ice. (4) My friend just had a baby (like 3 weeks ago). It was her first beer. She asked for 1/2 a draft beer. "We can't do that." Give me a break. Of course you can. Or at least you can make an effort! Totally underwhelmed by the service. The food was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    out2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Met Bar is a favorite spot and we keep returning for their large selection of healthy entrees. The staff was friendly and hostess sat us promptly. We had a choice of outdoor or indoor dining, but due to the warm weather we sat inside. Our waitress was very good and she gave us great service. We were very disappointed to learn that they were out of salmon burgers. Apparently they did not get a shipment that day. The manager came over and spoke with us after we voiced our concern. The chicken club sandwich was good, but a little dry. Onion fries were very good and crispy. They have a large selection of beers. The Brooklyn IPA was very good. I'm sure we'll return again, in hopes of ordering the salmon burger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best burgers
    Newmexdex
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place consistently serves up the most delicious burgers. The variety is good and the meat is cooked the way you like it. I got mine medium rare, and it was served medium rare. Not like most burger joints that ask you how you want it and always serve it medium well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Week night dinner
    out2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The Met Bar and Grill has a large variety of entrees to chose from, especially burgers and salads. We keep returning to try a different selection from the burger and craft beer listing. They feature a monthly entree with a drink. The turkey burgers are very good and lean. We tried the D.C. and Fenway turkey burgers on top of a bowl of lettuce without the bun and sides of fries and crispy onion strings. Both meals were delicious and filling. They forgot to add the fried egg on the Fenway, but we got the waiter quickly and he took care of it. All of the entrees we've had at the Met Bar have been very good and prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good backdrop
    IwatchtoomuchfoodnetworkVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Met is a backdrop - don't go there if you want a fine dining "experience", go there if the main objective is business or social and you need a solid, high-quality meal. A friend and I met at the Met for dinner on Tuesday, We sat outside, which was really pleasant, and enjoyed great service. The drink menu was good and the drinks themselves were delicious and high-quality (I am very wary of chain restaurants and their cocktails which often taste like cough syrup to me). The menu was not super interesting, but my hanger steak was very tasty and well-prepared. We left completely satisfied.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with an Old Friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Overall, I had a great experience. It was my first time dining here and I have been wanting try it since we live nearby. I met a girlfriend who I had not seen in nearly 20 years and the staff was so accommodating. They gave us plenty of time to catch up, acknowledged how great our meeting was and provided us great service. My only issue was that the salmon on my salad was overcooked and there was not a lot of it. Most of my salad was spinach with some fillers, so that was disappointing. I will go back as I would like to try other items on the menu and really did have a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprise wow
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    stopped in for a quick dinner, knew about the burgers here... didn't expect the memorable rice bowl entree with salmon, and perfectly cooked vegetables - great flavors and overall presentation.... will be back
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    fit for foodies
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  • Very disappointing
    4wolvesnowaitingVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food quality and portions have gone way down. I can’t imagine going back here again. The waiter was very good and the manager tried to make it right on the portion, but there is no making up for poor taste and poor food quality.
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  • Going downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    wine glasses are dirty food and services are not as good as it used to be very disappointing
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK... Could Improve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My last visit was just ok. The drinks were good, as usual. The chow not as up to par as it has been in the past. Very loud.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food at Natick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The variety of food, hamburgers, Asian fusion, reasonable portions, and prices makes this place a good evening stop after work and before or after shopping. Wine list and bar menu are also a plus. The back tables are a little dark but are comfortable for 4 or more in a party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 316 reviews are from the Met Bar and Grill Natick reviews archive.
  • poor service
    ad123
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our table was poorly lit - could barely read the menus - and they did not try to seat us elsewhere with better lighting. Side orders were served alongside appetizers (and were cold by the time our entrees arrived). An order for food without cheese was delivered with cheese. And a steak ordered medium-rare came medium-well. Very disappointed.
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  • Good Option for the Mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The large and vaired menu provides a reliable spot for the whole family when visiting the Natick Mall. We like the burgers a lot and the fried chicken wings. Tried the rice bowl for the first time... interesting and very good. Always excellent cocktails and craft beers. Friendly staff.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food
    Churrascooooo
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    i will def come back. food was amazing!!! comparing to a mall food this place is way beyond.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good food for a mall
    Jennifer
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We needed someplace to eat in the Natick Mall on our son's 16th birthday and chose the Met -- first visit. The guacamole & chips appetizer was generously portioned and delicious. Husband got dry-rub chicken wings; tasty, although we wished they'd cut off the tips and sectioned the wings (even the presentation suffered without this simple step). Two of us had the cedar miso salmon -- perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. Son had the NY strip and devoured it, along with fluffy mashed potatoes. Dulce le leche cheesecake and an order of coffee ice cream finished things off. The only downside to this place is that it is run-down; banquet fabric all ripped up, boards missing from woodwork of room divider, etc.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers with a twist
    out2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The place was very busy on a week night and we were seated right away. The Met Bar is a great place to go if you want a real good hamburger with a twist. They have a huge selection of burgers, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Burgers are with or without a bun. You can get a topless burger in a bowl with or without lettuce. Fries can be upgraded to a side such as a vegetable. We tried the Fenway burger in a bowl with lots of bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato. They forgot the fried egg, but we alerted a waiter and he quickly brought one over. The burgers are large and a handful to eat, but delicious. They also have a very large selection of beers and feature a monthly special entree. We enjoy coming here and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually better than this
    AndrewOfCanadaVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The service is good here..this visit we hit a snag with the food in ordering the "turkey hash" opening time on a Sunday...it wasn't "hash" at all but large pieces of dry turkey cubes that came with undercooked, and a few raw inside, potatoes--and this after waiting a long time. The manager was prompt in handling the issue--which we appreciated. I think overall they are better with their signature burgers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    GuestVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had not been to Met Bar in a while due to a less than great experience last time and unfortunately we felt the same about this visit. appetizers took a while to get to our table and within a couple bites our dinner arrived. It shouldn't be that difficult to get the timing right on this. Our favorite appetizer (Buffalo shrimp) was not as good as usual - very disappointed. My burger was great. I don't think we'll be back.
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  • Burger was meh...
    frenchchef
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I was looking forward to my $21 kobe burger., but I've had better burgers elsewhere (in Boston). It was overcooked for the medium I ordered. It also was quite thin, which made it appear that it had been pressed with a burger press, which of course will make it dry. The fries were so-so. Truffle oil frites or even a freshly cut/skin on fry would be better considering the price of the burgers. I have eaten here twice before. Once was restaurant week at the restaurant in Brookline. Steak was fantastic and we were very happy with everything. Second time it was with a group and I ordered the salmon, which was yummy but a bit inadequate given there were really no sides and the portion of the fish was small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Burgers at a Mall
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Overall, very good burgers at a pretty reasonable price given the atmosphere and location. Thought the appetizer was incredibly small, but needed the space for the burgers so all good. Not sure if it's right for kids, might be a little too adventurous for some, but would recommend it to someone looking for a good burger in a pretty trendy setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Mall food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    A group of us went for "Spaghetti night". Web site advertised that day (and still on). Placards on the table. Sorry, that has been discontinued. We went on a Sunday night--lots of kids and families. Wouldn't go back for date night, but for a quick lunch with friends at the Mall, it works.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Met Bar & Grille was a
    out2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The Met Bar & Grille was a very busy place on a Friday night. We've been here before and like their hamburgers, so that's why we returned. The menu has a large variety of choice, especially for hamburgers. The selection is great and they offer some unique choices to try. We tried The Fenway with bacon and a fried egg topped on the burger which was delicious. The burgers are a bit large to handle, so come hungry. Fries are very crispy. The Met also has a variety of micro beers to chose from. Our server was busy, but he gave us good service and it didn't take long to have the meal come out. Besides burgers and sandwiches they have salads and full dinners. Some of the entrees have a gourmet flair. Good value, worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • second time not as charming
    pickyshrimp
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We had been so surprised and delighted with our first visit to the met bar-super interesting food combined with a nice, grown up bar/restaurant atmosphere - that we were excited to come back and try a few other things on the extensive menu. Unfortunately, the second time around was not as charming - same great scene and excellent service, but my "mini burgers" - sliders" were served virtually cold (thankfully the fries were hot and perfect) and my cesaer salad had a dressing more reminiscent of thousand island than cesaer. My dining partner tried the new york strip, which he found to be pretty average, although he thought the smashed potatoes were a great accompaniment. Hoping it was just an overly busy Friday night as this is a cute spot.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Spot in the Mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I typically order a burger here and it's always very good. Round it off with a nice micro brew beer and it's a great option for a casual meal with our kids when we're in the mall.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    DiningOutVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    it was a good atmosphere, but the burger was very average and i substituted the kale salad for fries, and it was full of grit, which was very unpleasant. Plus, they dont give any OpenTable points which is disappointing. Doubt I' will go back anytime soon.
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  • Burgers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Will be one of the best burgers you will ever have.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, fresh, and healthy meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Pan-seared tuna was very good. Stone rice bowl had fresh, interesting veggies. Everything was quickly prepared and hot. Service was good. Waiters were very attentive. Seated at "the windows", view is of bare trees and parked cars. Door opening to outside was slightly drafty on a cold day. Dining room next time or bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    DuSeg
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We have been to the Met Bar here and newton and Boston.......we always enjoy it.....the menu offers a good variety of items.......the drinks are delicious and the service is excellent.....whether we sit at the bar for two or at a table for six.......have had lunch and dinner there....will continue to eat at The Met Bar......
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food, Terrible Service
    SydneyVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We hadn't dined at The Met in several years so were excited to go. The menu is extensive, which I actually find a detriment -- it's hard to get through all the lists of items and I really wonder if they do them all well. That said, 2 of us ordered burgers, 1 steak tips and 1 had onion soup and fries. We also had the housemade guacamole. The guacamole was good, but salty, the steak sauce was overpowering, and the onion soup was fair. The burgers were good, but nothing special. But the service was horrendous. We had a waiter who didn't every listen to the whole request, took forever to bring back drinks, food, refills, etc., pretty much ignored our table for much of the time. We would have to think twice before returning.
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  • I expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    The tune/salmon tartare was only salmon I had ordered a salad because I wanted something fresh; it was soaked in dressing and cheese. I could barely see green
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  • Totally Awesome
    ServiceAceVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Wonderful as usual. The menu as good as Met Back Bay (probably identical). Our server was very attentive and helpful. We had a very pleasant dining experience. The food was well prepared and spot on as ordered
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience. Didn't
    CharleneVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Horrible experience. Didn't even receive part of our meal.
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  • Great service, ok food
    natickfoodie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    My party had reservations for a Saturday evening - something you might want to consider given that the Natick mall is about to be very busy through the end of the year. Our server was fantastic - sorry to say I don't remember her name. She got all of our orders right for a party of 6, including special requests due to dietary needs. Apps / starters included buffalo shrimp over asparagus (very good - not much heat though) and salsa and guacamole (salsa got good reviews from the group, and the guac was fair, but so chunky that the chips had a hard time scooping it up). Two in our party ordered the steak tips medium and the meat arrived pretty tough in both of our orders. The vinegar peppers and mashed potato accompaniments were quite good.
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    great for lunch
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  • Good mall food!
    BillVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Perhaps the best thing about this eatery are the hamburgers and sandwiches. They are great. The entrees are good, but not the price/value you get from a hamburger or sandwich.
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  • Late Lunch
    TCCousins
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Had a late lunch with family- added another member to our reservation easily. Service was excellent, although it was hard for our waiter to hear us as it was quite noisy. Couldn't stop eating my food-got sirloin steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All dishes were way to greasy
    local123
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    All dishes were way to greasy with too much oil and fat.
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  • Disappointing food
    Caislean
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Had high hopes for this restaurant but very disappointed with tasteless good. Never had worse eggs Benedict before and sadly this restaurant delivered just that. Sad for a restaurant that is very beautiful and comfortable. Guess you should stick to the hamburgers!
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Great dinner, helpful service
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    A dinner date with my teenage granddaughter. We had a lovely meal. One of the highpoints was the server did not miss a beat when no alcohol was ordered. (Sometimes servers seem really annoyed by this.)
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    CrankinSteveVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    The food is always cooked and served just the way you would expect in a place that cares about its customers. The waitstaff is always friendly and energetic. The bottom line: you feel like you are truly welcomed. I had a very tasty salmon burger this time, but other times I ate the lunch combinations. The combos are special because you get to choose just about anything on the menu from salad, soups, and sandwiches.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.