Mideastro Yorkville
Mideastro Yorkville

Mideastro Yorkville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mideastroyorkville.com/
  • Phone: (416) 477-2427
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11am to 3pm; 5pm to 11pm
    Friday - Saturday 11am to 3pm; 5pm to 12pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Benny Cohen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Mideastro offers full catering facilities for more information please e mail - pola@mideastro.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mideastro Yorkville
Mideastro is a bolt from the blue, er, Vaughan. Mediterranean fusion, Middle Eastern Plus. Chef Benny Cohen is wonderfully brash: He shows just why the Middle East is the spicemeister of the world and he mixes traditions with élan. Fish cocktails are glasses of chopped tuna-tabule salad mixed with different liquors. Couscous, the ME’s fave starch, is handrolled to perfection matched with seafood, drenched in a rich, winey sauce. And there are no meatballs in town to rival the spicy kufta, ground lamb and beef under a foccacia lid with hot yogourt and tahina sauce.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Mideastro Yorkville reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (17)notable wine list (14)good for groups (12)romantic (10)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Outstanding menu, Excellent Service
    CathyM
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The menu choices were excellent and the specials were even better, Presentation was outstanding. I felt like I was on a food network show. The food was very flavorful. Service was extremely attentive without being obtrusive and the pricing was extremely reasonable. Would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mideastro you've done it again
    Torontofoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have been to mideastro many a time… I keep coming back because I love it. The food is spectacular for such an excellent price, the service is amazing (the servers are so knowledgable, kind, warm, and really make an effort to make the whole experience a luxury) and the environment is excellent. I think the service is mostly why I go to Mideastro honestly. The servers are approachable, caring and take every request to hand and are so incredibly respectful but not cold and distant. I really don't need to talk about the food… its amazing. The quality of ingredients, the presentation and the price is just wonderful. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rosedale
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Love this restaurant. Have a varied and interesting menu. The décor is sophisticated and tasteful. As for the food - wow! - perfectly prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dnner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food, as always, was terrific. The only downside to the evening was the astronomical cost of the wine! It was our fault because we looked at the 5 oz serving costs instead of the 9 oz. To our surprise, we paid $22/glass for our wine. We were so engaged with our friends in a conversation, that we didn't see that one coming. Having said that, our bill was almost $100, just for the wine. Our waiter probably should have mentioned to us that we could have gotten 2 bottles for that price. If you have a 5 oz glass, it looks almost ridiculous. We have found that the cost of wines, in some of the restaurants in and around Toronto, are turning off us off from going there to dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Where the customers?
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and setting in this restaurant are amazing. But if you are looking for the hustle of a vibrant restaurant look elsewhere. The marketing department needs to follow the chefs lead and step it up. Great spot, but clearly a hidden secret.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Warm atmosphere!
    Neighbourhoodfoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Persian influence in the menu is a welcome change for the ordinary fare. Flavours are amazing. Service warm and welcoming. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jabs
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our server was exceptionally professional, hospitable and non obtrusive! The cuisine was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous
    Muzungu
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We both cook so when we dine out we go for the experience. As visitors we were checking out Open Table as to where to eat in Toronto,and came across Mideastro. The reviews were pretty unanimously positive, so we booked. We were overwhelmed. The food was so different and so exceptional. Sean led us through his specials like a maestro leads his orchestra through the adagio. Yes, this was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb & Inventive
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was creative and absolutely delicious and gets a 10!! Will delight the gourmet palatte. A wonderful find with understated elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Innovative cuisine
    Biltong
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Menu changes always include innovative food and flavour combinations such as scallops and shrimp in a rich Middle Eastern broth, and salad of crisply fried goat cheese balls with mini vegetables, red lettuce and a dash of appetite-awakening vinaigrette. Service is helpful, friendly but never intrusive. This sommelier knows his stuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place, no ifs, ands or buts
    late2opera
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant has it all: wonderful food, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable wait staff in a beautiful space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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.
  • Wendy
    Wendy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have nothing to say on a negative note. The service is great and the food is scrumptious. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet resto for old folks
    OpenTable1VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went 830 on a sat night with gf. we were the only ones under 60 in the whole restaurant. not exactly what we were hoping for. service was great though, food was pretty good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great refreshing menu
    Drewmic
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Reminded us of Ottolenghi in London ... Really good, inventive flavours, great wines, great service ... What's not to like?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will definitely be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Really glad to have found a restaurant with excellent quality Middle Eastern food and classy décor. Was totally pleased with the entire experience, and will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic service! great ambience.
    vakp
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    devine cuisine. fantastic service! great ambience. merci.mercimercimercimercimerci
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 264 reviews are from the Mideastro Yorkville reviews archive.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Being a fan of mid eastern cuisine I was excited to try Mideastro, Yorkville. A few friends recommended it highly. I went with little expectation as everyone has different taste levels. From the minute we walked in and met our waiter Sean, we were impressed. The evening kept getting better as it went on. From clean, elegant, interesting, knowledgeable, delicious and friendly in every way we became fast fans of Mideastro and will be sure to return as well as try the Thornhill location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Outstanding. A favorite have always been very impressed. Will keep coming back for the best food and service. Thanks again for another great evening
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Needed a neighborhood restaurant open for a late dinner with my wife and son. Though inside décor was inviting, we chose do dine outside and enjoy the balmy weather. Interesting menu. Chef was very accommodating in meeting my wife's special dietary needs while still providing a great dish. Everything fresh and flavorful. Sea bass among the best we've had anywhere. Excellent lamb. Though kitchen officially closed at 10p, they stayed open beyond to allow our son, arriving late from a business meeting, to dine with us. Couldn't ask for better accommodation, service and cuisine. Can't wait to go back on our next trip to Toronto! Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food
    Stefffg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We love course experience at Mideastro. We went last Saturday for summerlicious. Small appetizers but delicious warm bread and dips to make up for it. The entrees (we both had the sirloin) were purely outstanding!!! Desserts were a bit small but thinking back, we left full. Great place, we'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a gem
    Mel66
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lovely spot - i think when you walk in, you have a certain impression about what it's going to be like - you might think it's going to be ok - but then - the service and the food takes over and WOW - total home run. Kudos to all involved!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner
    fussyeater
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Delicious, unusual dishes, beautifully presented in just the right portions (not too much and not too little). The ceviche was amazing! Felt very welcomed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rebecca18VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was delicious! our service, was less then stellar..... very slow, not attentive, and impossible to pay the bill. We would go back for the food with the hopes that the service will be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious
    LiciousFan
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Was anxious to try this restaurant as menu offerings/descriptions sounded wonderful, but was disappointed in lack of flavours. Three of us shared the entire Summerlicious menu, so it was a good way to try a number of different dishes which we noticed were also on their regular menu. Our favourite was the carmellized onion/eggplant dip that came with the warm bread. It was deliciously flavourful. The other menu items were okay, but unremarkable, although attractively plated.
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  • another good meal at Mideastro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This has now become one of our local go-to places when we are staying in Toronto. Always good food, well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining at Mideastro
    DefneVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    All 3 of us in my party enjoyed the exceptional food and excellent service, very much. Our very friendly and attentive server also had a wonderful combination of raw veggies and greens for my raw/vegan boyfriend. The summerlicious menu is so good, deciding among the mains was difficult :) Every dish we had was delicious starting with entres. Me being a dessert person and being very particular about the last course, loved both my dessert and my friend's, which I had to taste. It was a very pleasant dining experience for all of us and we will definitely be back soon. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Delishfinds
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Ate at Mideastro for summerlicious dinner and was initially skeptical as the summerlicious menu was limited though turned out to be a delicious surprise of fantastic flavours. My boyfriend and I ordered different items from the menu in order to try as much as possible and every single item was fantastically scrumptious. The ingredients were fresh and truly authentic dishes with a twist. I am still salivating thinking of their food and will surely be returning to try dishes from their full menu. The staff was pleasant and friendly, with the owner coming to say hello as he was extremely friendly and pleasant to speak with. Overall I am very content that I tried this restaurant and will be returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thanks to sunmerlicious
    thegirlca
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Delighted to have found this great place because of Summerlicious. We had a great girls' night out with wonderful food and even better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My experience
    Notaveryhappylady
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Me and my husband dod reservation for 5:30 to the restaurant. As soos as we walked in there was no music and only one couple in the restaurant. So it is already was't really warm atmosphere. The air conditioning was very strong so my husband went to the car to get me extra jacket. We asked to bring twmperature down so it was cold on and off. The structure of the restaurant is like a long corridor and kitchen right at the end of it. We were sitting in the middle so i felt that waiters constantly were going back and forth. Not very nice feeling. All waiters were guit nice and friendly. The food I had very fine. My husband did not really enjoy his food. Meet was over cooked, he got potatoes loaded with mayoness, kind of discusting for such
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very good takes on Mediterranean fare, served up professionally and pleasantly. Maitre d', Ian, was hospitable, knowledgeable and gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food were presented well. The stroploin was fine. But the whole fish and spices were not my type.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was a little slow at first, maybe because we sat outside. It took a while to get our drinks. But after that, service picked up, food was really good, and we had a friendly server so that helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!
    bigaleatzwell
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were celebrating a business venture with new clients and chose this restaurant for its location. We were all pleasantly surprised by the variety and selection on both the wine and dinner menus. The food, wine, ambience and service were all outstanding! I am definitely looking forward to more dinners at Mideastro soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You'll come back for more!
    Shaike
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Highly recommended, from our server who was extremely knowledgable to the amazing creations that we've ordered, Chilean sea bass and Lamb T bone were mind and pallet blowing dishes ! Paired with a glass of white and a glass of red, it was exceptionally grand ! Tasty cooled Grappa with our dessert plate, sweet sweet chocolate that makes you want more. Even the 3 dip and baguette left us craving another one of those!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't recommend
    Angten
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I wrote a review for TripAdvisor about the restaurant and said it was over-priced, the entrees were mediocre at best. There were five of us, my sister-in-law is very knowledgable about wines and we had two good bottles of wine. The maitre d' was intrusive and overbearing, urged us to have the tasting menu. Our appetizers were good. The positives about the restaurant: nice decor, we were able to stay at the table chatting for a long time.
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  • Impressed!
    SweetItalianFoodie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    A last minute reservation, a lasting impression! My boyfriend and I absolutely loved Mideastro Yorkville. Sunday, 8:30 pm - pretty quiet, a few tables inside and 1 group on the patio. The ambience was great and the decor was the right amount of sophistication. We were promptly seated and the waiter wasted no time coming over and offering beverages! We were told all the daily specials in a timely manner and with great detail. Staff was knowledgeable! Served warm olive bread and 3 unique dips to start! Apps were delicious, amazing presentation *Ahi Tuna, Ceviche & Mushroom/Goat Cheese Salad* Mains exceeded expectations *Lamb Duet & Kufta* Both dishes cooked to preference. Dessert - Chocolate YUM! A+ plates Service - Phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    All the staff are very courteous, friendly, respectful and accommodating. They really know their menu and able to explain/recommend them to us very well. I love their eggplant spread/dip on their bread, which I would agree that they should have them sold in bottles. Their shrimp falafel and paella is very delicious and none that I've tasted before. Lastly, their cast iron ribeye is too die for... Very nice presentation, very tender, tasty and grilled/cooked just right. Prices are worth the food you'd be spending here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing cultural food experience
    monkeyboy
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    If you would love to try something completely different for a real foodie then take a trip around the Mediteranian ! From Portugal to Morocco and every place in between! The food is amazing Great knowledgable staff work there and can help pair the wines that are also from the region! This is a must visit spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fine dining prices/ pub atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    very loud pseudo jazz which we asked to turn down 3 times! we noticed another table also asked for the music to be turned down. people had to talk even louder to be heard over the music. The food was mostly good but due to above issues will not return or recommend
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • underappreciated yorkville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    this is a relatively unknown Yorkville restaurant we have been to a number of times. it is a little off the beaten track...but very close to the four seasons hotel. It is far superior to most of the other Yorkville restaurants and offers diners who want a high quality meal without the usual hassles of yorkville
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic