Michele's
Michele's
  • Address:
    2761 East Oakland Park Blvd
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Michele's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.michelesdl.com/
  • Phone: 9545331919x
  • Hours of Operation:
    CLOSED SUNDAYS, EXCEPT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS


    HAPPY HOURS: MONDAY - SATURDAY FROM 5 TO 7 PM. ENJOY HAPPY HOUR PRICED DRINKS AND SPECIAL $7 BAR MENU.

    DINNER: MONDAY - SATURDAY 5PM TILL


    WE CAN ALSO HELP YOU WITH A BUSINESS LUNCHEON, CELEBRATION OR PRIVATE PARTY.

    MICHELE'S DINING LOUNGE OFFERS CUSTOM CATERING FOR YOUR LUNCHEON, BUSINESS MEETING, PARTY OR EVENT. See our hostess and inquire how you can become a Michele's Dining Lounge VIP!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Michele's offers LUNCHEON, FORMAL AND CUSTOM CATERING. You can also host your private party or business meeting of 20 or more people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Michele's Dining Lounge's Private Dining Room is the perfect location for your Business Luncheon or Social Celebration (birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings). You may choose from our Luncheon, Dining or Catering Menus. The private dining room is perfect for groups up to 20.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeffrey Belcher or Adam Irvin 954-533-1919x
  • Entertainment: Monday-Wednesday Pianist Mickey Havens 7pm
    Thursday-Saturday Pianist Sal Fazio 7 PM
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bayview Drive
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking on Friday and Saturday from 5 PM
A word from Michele's
Michele's Dining Lounge, voted "BEST NEW Restaurant in Broward County 2011" offers you chic and comfortable dining. You can enjoy a wide range of culinary experiences from cocktails and tapas to a spectacular dining menu. You may choose an appetizer like Crispy Eggplant cake or a scrumptious entree from NY Strip, Pork Osso Buco, Grouper, Salmon, Beef Short Rib or Penne Alla Vodka just to name a few.
Enjoy Happy Hour drinks and $7 Bar Menu specials Monday- Saturday from 5 - 7PM, Dinner is served Monday - Saturday from 5 till. We are closed Sunday except for Special Events.
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Michele's reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • NO REVIEW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    AS NOTED IN A PHONE CALL TO OPEN TABLE.....AFTER TRAVELING AN HOUR ON MY BIRTHDAY---8/23 WE FOUND THAT MICHELLE'S WAS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER AND WOULD NOT OPEN UNTIL 10/23. PLEASE DO NOT PRINT THIS REVIEW. DO NOT WANT TO HURT THE RESTAURANT. THE ABOVE RATING WAS FROM PREVIOUS VISITS
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coming Back Soon
    LivingOnTheBeachVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had purchased a Living Social Coupon for 2 glasses of wine and appetizer. House wine was very good as were the steamed mussels. Thoroughly enjoyed the seafood stew as well. Service was very attentive and very pleasant ambiance. Don't know why it is not more crowded. Hopefully there will be more reviews that share similar experiences so others can also have a tasty, enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DINING
    turtle
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    IF THE FOOD CAME OUT HOT AND THE BREAD WASNT TOUGH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A 10ER
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maggi
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Exellent Foot,nice Location,nice bar, good happy hour
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 314 reviews are from the Michele's reviews archive.
  • Horrible experience
    ArlibarliVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I made this reservation and the hostess told me to drop dead!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for all!!
    Pickleface1
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Enjoyed this romantic, neighborhood gem for our 28th anniversary, Mothers Day & date night Saturday night. We were there with our 23 yr old daughter. Along with us, she also enjoyed the live piano music playing in the bar. We all enjoyed the caesar salad & our entrees. Thanks for the complimentary Cosmo! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    navidadVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We should have known better than to eat somewhere when the dining room was only occupied by a few people. The bar scene seemed like fun for people whose median age was 60. They were having fun dancing to a synthesized piano. The menu seemed ok but the food was not. I could not even eat my salad as there was so much oil in the dressing that the lettuce felt slimy to eat. My salmon was plain atop of an unflavorful bed of couscous.my husbands skirt steak and fries were ok. The decor looked like a throwback to a fancy 80s restaurant and is very masculine. Lots of black lacquer and white cushioned chairs.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We came on a Thursday evening for the lobster tails special. We were told that the prices for the lobster tails special was more than the flyer that we had come in with. Management ultimately agreed to honor the price on our flyer. The lobster tails unfortunately were very overcooked and made for a very unpleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of those great holes in a wall
    schlabuffo
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Happy hour is from 5 to 8 great offers like $7 appetizers $5 house wines. Kathleen at the bar was great. I even met the chef and talked about food. The place apparently gets busy only on Fridays. We had lite dinner at the lounge but with the appetizers at the bar could have been more than enough.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Birthday Celebration!!!
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We decided on Michele's after reading the great reviews online and do not regret a minute of it. We were greeted by our waitress who was very helpful when picking a table for the three of us. The food was delicious, very nice presentation and were well taken care by our server who at the end of our meal presented me with a dessert with a candle for me to blow out. The menu doesn't have a large selection like most restaurant but was able to accomodate with the fact that I am a vegetarian with what they had. Overall we enjoyed the live music, the ambience and food!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with the Wife
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a very nice time. This was our first time and we would go back again. The food was very good our bill was 100.00 dollars with tip.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and ambience
    Great
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We had a great lobster dinner, fine wine and wonderful music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boys Night Out
    Al12VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Monday was BNO which had a 2 for 1 menu. $7 martinis. A good time to try this restaurant. We ordered from the 2-4-1 menu and received excellent friendly service. Nice piano music from the bar area. The decor is very pleasant and attractive. When entering we were greeted by a very friendly maitre'd. Food was good but not great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    FLLFoodie
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Michelle's was a perfect mixture of good food, atmosphere, entertainment and still quiet enough to hold a dinner conversation. I'm hooked! The Happy Hour deals are what would bring me back due to quality and price and the two for one was my speed as well. Due to the menu prices on any other normal day, I'd have to go elsewhere but I know where I'll be on their "specials" night. Go and check out this restaurant..... You'll be glad u did and you'll feel like a sophisticated grown up :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    LpstkbizdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Live music always a plus in my book. Crab cake was not lump as advertised, too much cake. Booths are cozy but not particularly comfortable as the seat is too low for the height of the table. It was not full for prime time Saturday night which is a concern for its viability. That said, the octopus salad was fabulous. We might try it again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wine dinners
    ballsyjim
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The first wine dinner I attended was memorable. The second one was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    JoEllenG98
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I was at Michele's with 3 other girlfriends and we all got the lobster special and every one of us was thoroughly impressed! They were generous with the portions, the lobster was cooked perfectly and succulent! The service was awesome! Will be dining there again and it's my favorite happy hour place to meet a friend. Love Michele's! Great job, Lou!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food, service, ambiance was
    nick
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food, service, ambiance was fantastic, but expensive. I like the live entertainment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie but goodie
    MissLizVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    This is a neighborhood hot spot. Great piano bar and singers. A bit of an older crowd, but age is simply a number in this place! A+
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The good and the bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Aatmoshpere of the dining room side is charmin/romantic. They offered us to sit on the bar side at first, which had a good piano player/singer, but super loud. So, we waited to be on the dining room side. Food was excellent, but service was poor. The timing of dishes was off - once course showed up before being done with the prior course. We had to ask for bread - and it was frozen in the middle. We had to ask for silverware (twice) - when they took it from one course, the didn't notice or think about the next course (and when asked it took a trip all the way back to the kitchen to find silverware).
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day 2014
    DonandElla
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Michele's had a fixed menu for the evening. We had voices of tenderloin, duck, fish for entrees as well as choices for appetizers and desert. The food was nicely prepared and well presented. Being Valentines day, the place was busy, but under control. They also had an entertainer playing piano which was nice, although I'm not sure if they do this all the time. There was a good mix of patrons of all ages.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rough night
    SFBomber
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    V Day menu with no substitutions or off the regular menu orders (including previously noted allergies). Clearly, the staff was unprepared for the night. Understaffing with a reduced menu gave pause to our continuing the evening. My wife loves Mediterranean, which this should have been. But typical American fare, aided by a lack of it on the plate, caused additional negativity. Each of the four courses was tiny, to say the least. $60 per was $20 too much for that experience. Not worth mentioning the food since it is not on the regular menu, but the small amounts we had were wonderful. The waiter forgot to provide a steak knife or ground pepper; the two tables on either side of us enjoyed the use of both. Unacceptable to me, unforgivable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    Jimmie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything was great! Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good Experience
    Lostpearl63
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My significant other and myself had Valentine reservations for 6:00 pm. We were a few minutes late when we arrived. The host and hostess couldn't quite decide where to place us in the dining area, and we stated that "it does not matter where we sit" (trying to ease their stress a bit). Upon sitting, at least 4 different people tended to our table. Everyone was very pleasant, but I felt as if we were being a bit rushed due to the holiday. Minor mix up bring wrong app. The food was very good, and we did thoroughly enjoy our dinner. The duck was amazing, and the sea bass was cooked to perfection with a crispy skin, and tasty sauce. Everything was delish. We will definately be going back. This is our second experience at Michele's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • K at Mich 1st
    Chaz
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Music is a big draw. Food was very good. Portions good size but quality counts and it was there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place no people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    can't understand why this place had only a few tables of customers, when the food is good and ambience was very nice! It was a Tuesday night, but this time of the year most restaurants are busy during the week. It was four of us, and we all enjoyed Michele's very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and great music
    DavidinFTLVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I made the reservation without knowing about the incredible live music. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great chef
    lulu
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The chef, Farid, is excellent. Food is super. The place is elegant and nicely decorated. The only criticism that I have is that the deserts could be a little improved. Had the chocolate brownie and it didn't taste like much. The rest of the food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place
    ANNIEVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    GFood, service is always good. Sal, musician is terrific!! Good Bar scene.. Will return..
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WE ENJOYED THE EVENING VERY
    turtle
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    WE ENJOYED THE EVENING VERY MUCH. MUSIC WAS GREAT. SERVICE NICE AND BARTENDERS FRIENDLY. OUR ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT THE FOOD DOESNT COME OUT HOT, EITHER ITS COLD OR TEPID . THEY SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive - but worth it
    LivingOnTheBeachVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We went with a group of 8 friends and ordered salmon, grouper and seafood pasta along with a variety of side dishes (calamari, mussels and salads). Enjoyed every dish. Fish was perfectly prepared and sauces were tasty but not heavy. Friendly staff who checked back frequently to see if there were any needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice time with friends
    Allison
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We took our friends to this restaurant and were very happy to share a meal with them here. The scallops were spectacular (wrapped in phyllo-dough like strips, and delicate calamari with a light but tasty batter tempted us before we started our meal. I had the beet salad and it was tasty and beautifully prepared. The crab cake was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Ending with tiramisu, we felt satisfied. Looking forward to our next meal here!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale food in upscale interior
    tdmiller65VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    What a beautiful restaurant, very classy and quiet, although it wasn't full on a Tuesday night. Everyone at our table of 5 remarked on the food. The servings were substantial, but nobody left food on the plate! Specifically, my salmon was perfectly cooked...slightly crisp on the outside, rare and moist on the inside. The basic wine selection was fine, but for a $12 glass of Kim Crawford, I would have preferred more than 3 oz at a time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Beautiful restaurant
    Debi
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    A lovely restaurant, great atmosphere, we enjoy going there for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • customer service
    ArlibarliVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    I love this restaurant. Zach,the manager was so kind and caring. I have a garlic allergy and he changed my food immediately. immaculate too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant surprise
    KAJ1
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Restaurant was quite on our visit but service was exceptional and food was excellent. Live music on some nights. Good value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not extremely pleased...
    Delish
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This place is beautiful on the inside and the service was ok, there were hardly anyone there besides us. Our server was not very knowledgeable about any food or drink item offered/available and the food was ok. Each of us got a different dish and it was quite small as well as only having maybe one item on the dish that was pleasing, the rest was basically inedible. The meat was ok, the rest was not so great. Now I know why there was hardly anyone there. The wait time was very long as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Hidden Treasure
    foodguru1
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We went here Saturday night just before Christmas and it was very quiet. Everything was terrific and we had a great time. We will definitely be back with friends. Just very surprised that the place wasn't packed given all that it has to offer!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date night
    turtle
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    micheles is a beautiful restaurant. the staff is friendly and the music great. we did not care for their new menu its too gourmet. there wasn't enough of a selection. I don't eat fish. didn't want filet so it was either chicken or pork. I chose the pork but I reallyfelt like pasta and was told there was no pasta of the day which is on the menu.they made us a Caesar saald which wasn't on the menu and was the last visit.i would call first before I went again to see if they made any changes. we were also told that they no longer have a bar bite menu and a happy hour. big mistake in florida where most people look for that.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is ALWAYS GOOD.
    FirstTimerVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Just don't come on Friday nights for a quiet dinner. Live music is good... Preferred when they played Sinatra/buble ... The 70's flair was odd ... I will continue to come, cause food and staff are awesome
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic