MoonFish - Orlando
MoonFish - Orlando

MoonFish - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.moonfishrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (407) 363-7262
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
    Happy Hour Daily: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Marcus King
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Fountains Plaza at Dr Phillips
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
    Self Parking
A word from MoonFish - Orlando
One of Orlando's most innovative restaurants, MoonFish serves the “Freshest Seafood from the Oceans of Planet Earth”™ - from the usual to the exotic. In addition to its fish-fusion cuisine, MoonFish offers Prime and Choice mid-western aged steaks cooked over a natural wood-burning pit searing in the flavor. A raw bar with everything from oysters to beef tartar and an intriguing sushi menu, offering only the freshest sushi, sashimi and anything legally raw make this your one stop dining option. The vibrant atmosphere at MoonFish combines modern ingenuity with a blend of Pan-Asian, Cajun, Pacific Rim and Floribbean flare to stimulate your senses. Numerous awards ranging from the prestigious DiRōNA Award, "Best New Restaurant” by the Restaurant and Hospitality Rating Bureau and Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award Of Excellence make MoonFish a dining experience you won’t want to miss.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
MoonFish - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food5
    Service5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Needs Gordon Ramsey!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Calamari app they served was okay- salad was one day from expiring - had whole crispy snapper good but I could do better. Sent green beans back , cold AND burnt. No pow in Kung pau sauce. Save your money go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 457 reviews are from the MoonFish - Orlando reviews archive.
  • moonfish is second to none
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    my wife and i celebrated our 23 rd wedding anniversary at moonfish -angel was our server and we got first class service and first class food ( i recommend the lobster tail with crabmeat stuffing omg still thinking about it ) we would definitely go there again and recommend moonfish to everybody that i know
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's 84th birthday and family gathering
    cbozo
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were impressed with plentiful parking, friendly greeting as we first entered the restaurant and warm ambiance as we sat down to dinner. Our waiter greeted us when we first arrived, gave us an overview of the restaurant as this was our first visit, explained the featured wine and appetizer specials. We were impressed with the food runner who acknowledged my Mom's birthday. We were also impressed that the restaurant took care in customizing our menus in our celebration of my mother's 84th birthday celebration - Thank you. The hot seafood combination appetizer was delicious and plentiful for our party of six. Our meals were served in a timely manner, cooked well and were delicous All in all, I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprise Disappointment
    Elsewhere
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This was our second visit to Moonfish in Dr. Phillips Orlando. The first experience was nice enough to entice our return for a very special family event. We made a reservation for my parents 58th wedding anniversary. We made sure to detail our reservation request with attention to the occasion. We were not greeted or seated with any recognition by name or occasion. Our party of four was seated in a mini-booth. Our request for a full sized booth was readily accomodated nearby without undue difficulty. Our waiter and various staff of servers and assistants, at least 4, combined to provide a completely incompetent, though energetically polite, evening. The bread was very good. We endured the obligatory sales presentation, wine, etc., by our waiter and waded through the initial beverage order. My cocktail was not served on the rocks, but in a glass half full of crushed ice...twice. After very good salads, our entrees arrived just after the second warning of its arrival and the first apology for its delay. Everything appeared attactive. My Mother's swordfish was a cold brick. My Father's barramundi was cold. My wife's Mahi was "warm enough". My boulliabaise was cool. Our a la carte vegetables, string beans and squash were cold. The creamed spinach was hot and delicious. A manager intervened and shortly returned with hot correct replacements for my parents entrees and the cold vegetables and a RE-HEATED entree for me. I let the manager know of the occasion and he returned with a copy of the menu that had 58th anniversay on it. You get the picture? Orlando, our home for 20 years, is a culinary wasteland.
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  • BigDogVegasVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Service was friendly and excellent, the food very good. Yellowtail snapper with kung pao sauce was the standout dish at the table. Definitely a place to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Cool place.
    Helma
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    A serious seafood experience... My family had 5 wonderful dinners and 1 amazing desert, the perfect slice of chocolate cake...Gotta try them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter missed his calling
    BonAppetit
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Abundant menu selection, delicious food, well-made cocktails. Too bad Phillip has the demeanor of a used car salesman. Fast talking, aggressive and eager to place orders for "off-menu" items. Exceptional food in a nice atmosphere was undermined by the feeling of being rushed and the irritation of having food and wine pitched like penny stocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Among My Top 3 Best Seafood Meals
    Retiredteacherjean
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Excellently prepared food with a great presentation, friendly, attentive waitstaff, great chef specials, & farm to table vegetables, salad. Wonderful seafood to melt-in-your-mouth. Loved the Triggerfish and Grouper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nearly a disaster
    gds1919
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We have been dining at Moonfish when in Orlando for at least 5 years. When we arrived we asked for a table rather than a booth and were told the restaurant was fully booked and only booths were available. After a considerable delay and questioning this with the staff - we were booked in for 18.30 and so told them we would be gone by 20.00 - a table was finally found in a very cold room off the main restaurant space. We were with friends who were staying with us and had told them of the fantastic atmosphere at Moonfish and were then annexed. Despite this the food was excellent and we recovered some of the special event feel.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • looked better than it actually waas
    ks19
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The restaurant received high ratings online so we booked a table for a large group. Got there to hear from the server that their menu changes daily and fish is brought in daily - pretty impressed by that. Server was great - very professional. Food was a bit disappointing. I got bamboo steamer and it was really plain - nothing impressive. A steak was under-cooked but they fixed that. others' fish plates were ok. the steak wasnt that impressive. in general, expected the food to be a lot better and stand out more than it did. kind of a bummer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • third visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I absolutely love dining at Moonfish.My third visit I was celebrating my 21st birthday and the service was impeccable! I always have the steak with baked potatoes.&My boyfriend always get the pork chops with lobster gravy.Needless to say, I cannot wait for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    moonfish
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very nice place for dinner. The food was amazing! I would definitely recommend for a date night or anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Orlando!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We dined at MoonFish our second night in Orlando, and liked it so much that we booked another reservation before leaving the restaurant to return the next evening. The menu is diverse and extensive - not just great fish, but also extensive sushi and beef offerings. Our server, Kevin, who has been at MoonFish for nearly 13 years, was professional, attentive and responsive. Others assisting - Chris, and the MoonFish partner, Terry, had great suggestions and made sure that our experience did not disappoint. For an extensive variety of well-prepared and delicious offerings in a lovely setting with a low noise level for great conversation - MOONFISH is the 5-star attraction!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tom50
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Room temp way too cold. Food very good. Appetizer platters about $50 each.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Overall not a bad experience at all. Bartender and staff were memorable. I'd go again. Good sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time on a recommendation
    Lloyd
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Visiting for NBAA convention. Recommended since it was close to Orlando Executive airport. Would recommend it for lunch or dinner on a stop-over in the city. Very nice re-gentrified downtown neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moonfish bad experience
    Furance
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    waited 25 mins for waiter to get 2nd beer, because he had a large table in lounge, all food came same time, bill came and I was over charge for items I did not order this place was bad tonight, my 4th visit and they are going down hill fast
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr.BOB
    DrbobVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    GREAT FOOD GREAT ATMOSPHERE GOOD APPLE MARTINI VERY BUSY RESTAURANT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went because of Reviews
    HanginSoBe
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was in Orlando for a few days, and was looking for a good place with a semi-wide range of choices. Moonfish was very good, I'm not sure it's 5 star and among the best places I've ever been, but it's very very good and you wouldn't be disappointed. I'm not sure if there is more restaurants or hotels in Orlando, but this one is probably top 10. For the price, vs what you get, it's very reasonably priced. I spent about $50 per person, including a glass of wine each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A rare food find in Orlando
    Sdipietr
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As a visitor in Orlando I found it almost impossible to find a good meal. But then I came across this restaurant. Great food and excellent service. Try the big rib eye steak it is sensational.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bduran
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    On vacation in Orlando, wanted fresh seafood. One of the best meals I have ever had. Waiter suggested the trigger fish, it was delicious. Also had both roasted and fresh oysters and my husband had the blackened swordfish. All choices were wonderful, would recommentd this restraunt to everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    MJM65
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a great dining experience at Moonfish. Took my Mom out for her birthday and couldn't have picked a better place. From the warm reception at the hostess podium, to the beautiful ambience of the restaurant, to the outstanding food it was a great night out. Our server was not as sharp as you would expect from a place like this, but the rest of the service team made up for it. Overall a great place to go for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre Meal (Seafood)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I were on a weekend getaway and were looking for a nice restaurant to enjoy some good seafood. The ambiance was fair, tables were on top of one another. the music was loud and felt like we were attending a nuwave concert. The waiter informed us he was a seasoned employee (12 years) - he was less than friendly and didn't even share the house specials for the evening. We ordered raw oysters that were small with no meat and gritty. My dinner entree was overcooked (Swordfish) and not edible (returned the meal). My husband had Mahi-Mahi and it was fair. The overall experience was not what we had expected and walked out with a hefty bill for a less than mediocre meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    emesgrl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food and staff were wonderful. Server was very thorough and the chef prepared the food perfectly. The butter garlic cheese bread is so sinful, too hard to resist. Desserts were over the top, definitely meant to share as they are huge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic King Crab
    SeafoodLovers
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Alaskan King Crab was amazing. It was a pricey compared to other crab that I've had in the area but it was served hot and already cracked so that was nice. It came with rice and vegetables which were pretty good. My husband ordered a seafood dish which he thought was pretty good. The rest of the prices on the menu were reasonable. The wine list was very good, lots of choices. Our waiter was only okay. He treated us like we were there for a special occasion or we not as notable or important as his other customers. (We aren't even that young.) I think it was because I asked what the market prices were for the crab. Anyway, overall the food was great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We could not have had a better server. Her name was Kelly. She was a true pro. Wish we could take her home to PA with us.
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  • great birthday celebration
    nodoe
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The double cut pork chops are to die for. Food is always excellent.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Ralynn
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Taste....I have never been so awe inspired by food! I wish I loved in Orlando because I would save up every month just to go... it is expensive if you buy a bottle of wine, an app, a desert and 2 entrees, but I've never been so satisfied from food! Wow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood menu
    StacyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised at the variety of seafood offered and creative recipes used for standard items. The crab encrusted sea bass was incredible. Service was very good even though the restaurant was very busy. While considered high end, the prices were not outrageous like some of the other restaurant row eateries. Moon fish would be a good reason to venture out of our winter park two mile radius. 😃
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dining Experience
    SCtraveler
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Truly a memorable dining experience in all respects. Everything we tried was fresh and unique. Check out the "lettuce wall". Our server Joe made the evening extra special. Will definitely return and recommend Monfish to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Moonfish was always a "go to" spot for a great dinner, expensive but always worth the price. I wish I could report that the experience matches the price point, however, that was not the case last Thursday, 10/2/14. With few customers, maybe I should have realized that things were different, but I clung to the promise of the past. Unfortunately, somehow the food never reached our table while it was still hot. Only a handful of customers in the restaurant and the calamari appetizer was almost room temp by the time it came out. The house salad was the most delicious dish we had. Portions have shrunk to a ridiculous size - seriously small for a $38 piece of fresh fish - no more than 3 oz., and East West fries were cold and inedible.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    cshoes408
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We're here from out of town and decided to give this place a try…so glad we did. By far, the best meal we've had here so far. Our server, Heather, was amazing and the food was as well. We would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moon fish
    Bluewater1
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We enjoyed a very excellent dinner of the chefs mixed grill and the crab Louis wonton for an appetizer. The fish dishes were all excellent. Our server Michael was outstanding on his recommendations and service. It was one of the best dinners we've had. We will definitely return on our next visit to Orlando. Beats anything we can get at home in San Antonio.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner
    TravelingTCVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A wonderful place to spend a quiet, romantic evening. Excellent food, and extensive wine list. The recommendation of the trigger fish entree and grouper were perfect. Our service from Ebony and other staff was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Excellent
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had an excellent expierence! Our server was the best, Andrew knew the menu very well, and he had very good repore with my wife and I. Loved it the Moonfish food was very tasty my wife had the filet and lobster tail (Andrews pick) it had so much flavor, so juicie! Absolutely the best!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, Ambiance, and Service
    WaterGirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    "Restaurant Row" on Sand Lake offers the best South Orlando dining experiences. MoonFish was suggested to me by a friend for a particular event that I was planning. I was meeting my party for the first time, so I wanted to make sure the food was awesome, that there were adequate acoustics for discussions, and the wine list offered a wide array of selections. The ambiance is modern and comfortable with enough silence to carry on your own table's conversations. You can make a reservation online at OpenTable.com, which includes their menu. Michael, our waiter, was very knowledgeable and was able to suggest a wine as well as a white fish for our meal. The manager even came to our table to make sure we had a pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We booked our anniversary dinner and when we arrived we had personalized menus! The manager (Brian) was amazing!!! We had fantastic service and the food was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JSV1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great food, nice wine list, great service, great experience. Worth the trip.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time but I'm going back!!
    jerseygirlVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    So nice to eat in Orlando with a minimum of small kids and strollers and noise. Great restaurant with large menu. Lots of choices (unlike all the Disney restaurants). Love this place and it's a real find.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spockview
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had been at the restaurant before. Service was a little slow on this occasion. My wife and I had lobster and it was a little chewy. My son, who had the Prime Rib, said his steak was a little rough. Since I have been to the restaurant many times and the experiences haveSpock been outstanding, I will chock it up as an aberration. The staff was very courteous and prompt with greeting and seating us. I had an outstanding server.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate