Miel
Miel

Miel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.intercontinentalboston.com/
  • Phone: 6172175151x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Friday:

    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Saturday:

    Breakfast: 6:30am -11:00am

    Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm



    Sunday:



    Breakfast: 6:30am -11:00am

    Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining is offered in our Olive Oil Cellar, this unique space seats 18 guests with a chandelier composed of 376 olive oil glass bottles, suspended above a 9-foot round table carved from a 1,000 year-old olive tree.
  • Private Party Facilities: Miel features a private, glass enclosed dining room that accommodates up to 14 guests. With a table made from a 1000 year-old olive oil tree and an extensive collection of olive oils.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Neves 617-217-5041x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Congress St and Seaport Bvd
  • Public Transit: Two blocks from South Station (red and silver lines) and Aquarium (blue line).
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available. $15 for 4 hours with stamped ticket.
A word from Miel
Miel “Brasserie Provençale” is a AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant, and is Boston's first Provence themed Brasserie. Miel celebrates the organic wonders of this region of France and highlights products such as aromatic herbs (de Provence), lavender, honey and olive oil. Miel boasts outdoor dining overlooking the glistening Fort Point Channel and InterContinental Gardens.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Miel reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (59)scenic view (54)special occasion (23)romantic (20)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (12)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (11)notable wine list (8)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Nice outdoor lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    An enjoyable lunch out and the setting made the price tag palatable. Service was pretty poor - food was slow to come out and the waiter was no where to be found after the food came out and one meal had been improperly prepared and a salad was completely missing its dressing. I expected more for the price (better service and food)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I hoped for
    inmyhumbleopinion
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First the good- our waiter Paul was awesome, helpful with wine pairing and accommodating when I didn't like my salad (swapped it out no problem!) but sadly he couldn't make up for the failings of the menu and food which were very disappointing, especially for the price, not worth it I am sad to say
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • comfortable fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent service friendly professional staff delicious superbly prepared meal. Beautiful room simple elegance and able to have leisurely meal while enjoying view of water and harbor walkway. Convenient location with reasonably priced valet parking
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Elibeth0
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Though the food and service was great, it wasn't an oh my God experience like some of the restaurants we've been to for Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice views, ritzy setting
    JOHN02155VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was good, service very satisfactory. The vibe is very international, i.e. except for the view you could be anywhere. No local character, but if you're not looking for that, it's fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    JemmyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Not really sure what to expect but this is one of the best we have had. The portions were not huge but were reasonable. The Flavors However were spectacular and the smaller portions allowed you to really relish the delicious creations from a master chef! The best duck breast ever and my husband said his scallops were the best tasting he has ever had. You leave remembering nothing but the exquisite flavors you have experienced! Will definitely go back for more. Not cheap but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IrongoatVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    outstanding service with experienced and knowledgeable wait staff team, great outdoor dining experience and terrific selections from appetizers to entres available.I will be going back here alot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was OK, scenery beautiful
    WendyEVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very overpriced, mediocre food. But you can't beat getting a table for 6 outside with a live band playing nearby, the water flowing by, and the generally beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited new menu
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had lunch here this week and have not dined here since they updated the menu. Lunch offerings consist heavily of salads, with a few other entrees. Prices seem to have gone up dramatically--I had 3 scallops on a slice of potato and it was $21. The scallops were tasty and nicely prepared, but very sandy. The salads my colleagues ordered looked very full and nice. Great spot if you enjoy patio dining, as we overlooked the Tea Party ship.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for outdoor dining
    Dine2live
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We've celebrated a birthday there last week and the weather was nice, so we could have a table outside. It was great Sunday afternoon with some live jazz music and delicious food! The restaurant gave a surprise cake, so it was a nice touch. They didn't rush to take away the finished plates, but the food was good. Don't expect to have huge plates though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was good but not great; it was better when we've gone in the past.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Outdoor Dining !
    yes2food
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Experienced a birthday dinner at Le Miel on the patio. It was very enjoyable. The staff went out of their way to make it special. It made for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointing
    burgh
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The highlights include the atmosphere/view, the clam chowder, fries, chocolate cake, drinks and wine. The service was a bit slow. A couple us ordered scallops and they were room temp. They were served over potatoes that were supposed to be crispy but most were soggy. We mentioned to the waitress that the scallops were not hot. She handled the situation very well by bringing fresh orders of scallops that were warm but unfortunately the potatoes were still not right. In addition she did not charge us for the entrees which we certainly did not expect. My previous dining experiences there were better overall especially lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfui
    Foodfan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We dined here twice over the course of a weekend stay at the intercontinental. The food was exceptional and the service was superb. Waiter Stephen was not only familiar with the menu but was also able to make wonderful suggestions that made our meals a delight. The moules frite was our favorite treat. Also enjoyed the lobster duck and steak. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food in a great seat
    svthompson
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    one of the better waterfront dining spots in Boston. The food is good, but you aren't there for the food. Great for a business breakfast or lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    noankpearl
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    A colleague and I went for lunch on a hazy, hot day and sat outside. There were not many full tables, despite it being noon on a workday, and so it was a peaceful setting along the canal and beautiful plantings. Food was delicious, although the "format" of the Nicoise salad keeps changing, which threw me off at first; what I received wasn't what I expected! But it was delicious, nonetheless, as always. I'm not sure why this restaurant doesn't get more traffic, particularly with its lovely outdoor setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food service not so much
    Sqbean80
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a special occasion brunch here. Can't bear the view and outdoor space for dining. Lobster roll, tuna Niçoise salad (which comes with anchovies I don't think the menu indicates that) and eggs Benedict were all satisfying. Very slow service despite an empty dining area. The waiter did not come back over to check on food at all. I think they mean well, but disappointing to have service take so long and not check on meal. Menu was satisfying but could be balanced by adding some additional unique options (lobster omelette or sweet potato hash)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BOSTON
    MyTummyisFullVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great Ambience, beautiful view should you enjoy dining outside....Service could have been more professional....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    all around not good for their price point. Crab appetizer smelled really fishy, we didn't dare to eat it! Pasta undercooked! We seemed like an afterthought to the server.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went for our anniversary and it was excellent. Great food, service, and surroundings. Gave us little extras like cake and champagne after dinner. Great place !!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to enjoy food and views
    Mitzi
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were a group of 6 and we sat outside. The olive spread and bread was incredible. We ordered crab salads to be shared in pairs, and they were great dividing the amount and serving our own portions. We ordered scallops, and they were great as well as the fish dish. The portions are not big but it's a French restaurant and that is to be expected. You go for quality not quantity. Overall great experience, and worth going again on a warm summer eve.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor
    GasmanVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Repeatedly poor service and quality of food. We thought they didn't care about costumers coming back. It must've been tailored to out of townies! For the second time we feel the waiters are rude and not friendly for no reasons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • missed opportunity
    NYfoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The outdoor dining setting is lovely but the food is horrible, even factoring in that it's hotel food which is commonly common. The management should devote more attention to the food and less to the drink and they could have a "destination location" on Boston's waterfront.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place for summer lunch
    kat44
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Several people chose Miel for a summer lunch. One person came from out of state. We like the menu, food quality and service. We are not rushed by the waiter. We have chosen Miel several times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a family gathering for Father's Day on a Saturday night and found plenty of room at both the outside bar and the restaurant deck. It was a gorgeous night and the setting was wonderful as you are right on the harbor. With eight of us for dinner, everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but worn
    DrTomVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Lunch was successful. Good advice for food choices from rather unsophisticated staff. Place quite seedy looking; worn upholstery, tired decor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for al fresco dining...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dined here on Friday evening with friends visiting from Florida. We asked the hostess for a table on the outdoor terrace, which is recommended over eating in the dining room. Note however, that the terrace is within view of the hotel's outdoor bar, and therefore depending on the crowd you might have some noise. On the evening we were there, the bar area was packed and there was a DJ. Additionally, on the opposite end of the Miel terrace, a surprise engagement party was occurring. Despite this we still had an enjoyable evening without having to "yell" to our dining companions. All meals served were very good, but on the small side. The best meal at the table was the quinoa and roasted asparagus. Service was attentive without being invasive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frenchseaside
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The menu has French titles for entrees. Being rusty with the French language, we asked our waiter to describe the menu and point out entrees from Provence. Moule Mussels was simply perfect. Be sure to look at the specialty drinks. A martini w/ lychee was lovely. I tried a dessert -a citrus souffle. Definitely a highlight. The decor and setting are lovely. Our waiter was great. It was bit noisy w/ a large party nearby.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In Need of a Complete Make-Over
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Miel is in need of a complete make-over, both of its physical space and it's menu. The restaurant looks tired. Hardwood floors are in need of refinishing; bench seat cushions are matted down, stained in places, and a we're a little smelly where we were sitting. The chair I sat on was a little rickety, definitely in need of some tightening. While the menu looks good, what is actually delivered on the plate is disappointing. My spouses's ravioli were very undercooked. When we left, the primary entry/exit point of the restaurant had been blocked off with large plants so as to steer folks to the hotel's bar. Miel, in its current condition, is clearly not suitable for a hotel of the world-class caliber of the Inter-Continental chain.
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  • Pretty Restaurant
    Figburrera
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The deco is airy and light, a nice change from the trendy darker interiors. The food was pretty good. Nice view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not recommended for a meal. The service was not good. Food was good but not enough food for a brunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    g123
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was great, great scenic view, servers were very good, however kitchen was extremely slow
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocked
    QuietDee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my wife and daughter out for Mother's Day brunch and had quite possibly one of the worst meals ever (for the $200 I had to shell out for outdoor view). Upside: great view of the Ft. point Channel - could not have found better seats in town! Staff were pleasant, but completely not communicating with each other. The meal took 3 hours, but the waits in between seemed like weeks (esp when waiting for them to return with the right appetizers!). The food was pretty average - my croque Monsieur looked like it was sitting under a heat lamp for the three hrs I was waiting for it. Too bad - I had a good business lunch there a few months ago. Definitely not a brunch destination.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Miel
    PJM5VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was very good - when it finally arrived. But the service was bad. Drinks didn't arrive, we kept receiving food we didn't order, our water glasses weren't filled and plates were not removed. In total, we were there for about 3 hours!!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luxury dining experience
    Claudia02459VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Wonderful experience celebrating my husband's birthday. Excellent service, with exquisite upgrades, compliments of the house. Wonderful seating outdoor area, quiet, views of the water, elegant and very comfortable. Excellent food and wine! Will have it top on my list for special occasions, romantic dinners or to honor guests from out of town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 720 reviews are from the Miel reviews archive.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    They were a bit slow for a Saturday, which was fine for us, but the food and service was great. When it gets a bit warmer, I hope to come back and try out the outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    Mikey
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Miel last weekend. The food was first rate, the service excellent, the view was great (looking at the water). Overall we loved our dinner and plan on returning. The restaurant was on the pricier side, but not as expensive as others we have dined in Boston. We got an appetizer, two entrees, two glasses of wine and it was $100 with tip. I can live with the price though because the quality of the experience ensured we got more than our money's worth.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul made our meal!
    KristaPopVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    On the Saturday before Easter, my parents, my boyfriend and I went to dinner at Miel, and Paul was our server. He was knowledgeable, fun, and made our meal one to remember!! The food was amazing, my parents are still talking about!! Thank you Paul, and thank you Miel for making our Easter dinner a special one!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • A wonderful birthday dinner
    bostonienne
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I'd been wanting to try Miel ever since it opened, so I finally went for my 30th birthday dinner. I was not disappointed. The service was impeccable, attentive and gracious, and the food and wine were top of the line. We were more than taken care of, and our server was knowledgeable and just absolutely wonderful. The olive oil tasting was interesting and delicious, and ALL of the food was phenomenal (and we ordered a pretty wide sampling from the limited but tantalizing menu.) Every single thing was delicious, and ALL of the various steaks were perfectly cooked! The wine list was comprehensive and reasonably priced. Miel is hands-down the best French dining experience I have had in Boston. Go. Because I know I'll be returning.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the Brunch??
    SusanK
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We went there for brunch because it said online that they do a nice brunch. When we arrived at noon on a Sunday there didn't appear to be any kind of brunch. We were handed a menu with approximately 5 breakfast items, 4 salads, and some entree type items. Unless you ordered several entrees you only got the one thing you ordered. To me a brunch usually means you pay a set price and can select from lots of things and get a little of this and a little of that to eat. The food was good but not over the top wonderful. Maybe I just couldn't get over the fact that I went for brunch and ended up just ordering breakfast. It felt like a bit of a bait and switch. I would not go back. I would not go back.
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