Murray Circle
Murray Circle

Murray Circle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cavallopoint.com/dine.html
  • Phone: (415) 339-4750
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 11am
    Brunch: Sunday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2pm
    Saturday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 9pm
    Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm – 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Everett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join us in Farley Bar every Monday, 7pm - 9:30pm for an evening of vibrant live music. Complimentary – all are welcome.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Murray Circle
Cavallo Point's acclaimed restaurant, Murray Circle, under the direction of Executive Chef Justin Everett is one of the Bay Area's top culinary destinations. Murray Circle features a locally sourced, down to earth menu served in an elegant and historic dining room with casual and attentive service. Whether escaping your home kitchen mid-week or celebrating a special occasion, Murray Circle and Farley Bar offer a personable retreat. Located above Farley Bar, The Cooking School at Cavallo Point offers hands-on, demonstration and celebrity guest chef classes for cooks of all levels.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Murray Circle reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (125)special occasion (121)romantic (100)fit for foodies (93)great for outdoor dining (80)notable wine list (70)great for lunch (67)great for brunch (62)good for groups (46)vibrant bar scene (32)neighborhood gem (25)kid-friendly (24)hot spot (19)late-night find (10)Show More
  • The setting is magnificent!
    Cuki
    Dined on 7/15/2008
    The setting is magnificent! The decor is fabulous -especially the glorious restored ceiling. The food was very good, if perhaps a little too ambitious for a new restaurant. I am sure that over time it will simplify and become as wonderful as the setting. Though the servers were friendly they leaned toward being a little obsequious. One couldn't want a better setting and as things shake down, I hope and trust that Murray Circle, Cavallo Point will become a destination spot!
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    romantic, scenic view
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  • Very small portions of exquisitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    Very small portions of exquisitely prepared dishes with interesting combinations made from local produce, fish, etc. Waiter advises that portions are small and three dishes should be ordered for each person. Unusual breads included seaweed ciabatta. Deserts were larger and quite interesting, decadent. Wine list extensive. Room was delightfully quiet so that we were able to hold conversations that included all five diners. All of us were impressed with the setting, service and food.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • My second time to this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    My second time to this restaurant. Service inconsistent to nonexistent. Two different hostesses and both showed little acknowledgment of us and both came across with a very spacey attitude. Food good to fair but seemed somewhat limited. Overall a great location, but everything else needs work.
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  • waitress was inattentive and
    RilkeSF
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    waitress was inattentive and apologized for her poor service on three occasions. I also am really tiring of the type of restaurant where you have a wait person however three or four DIFFERENT people bring your food. I don't think it creates any kind of efficiency. i want to be served by ONE person.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Its new but I found the hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    Its new but I found the hostess terrible and amateurish. The wait staff while well-informed were smarmy. Tried hard, but not what the location could command. Food was good, but its clear the chef is getting ready for the local food reviewer to come through (they were all talking about it amongst the staff). All I know think that the room is mostly occupied by meeting attendees which lends for a convention-like atmosphere. That was a bit my experience. Bar is nice and eating there or on the terrace is what I'd recommend. Setting is world-class given the view of the Golden Gate. But the crew needs lots of work. I am not going back. Better to bring a nice picnic with a bottle of win and enjoy the views from Ft. Baker or the Marin He
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVELY ROMANTIC PLACE, THE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    LOVELY ROMANTIC PLACE, THE ONLY THING THAT MARRED THE EXPERIENCE WAS THE ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC THAT WAS BETTER SUITED TO A HAMBURGER JOINT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined at Cavallo Point for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    Dined at Cavallo Point for brunch last weekend. Was disappointed by the food portions (small) and unattractive plating (very plain and solitary). Gorgeous setting and buildings, but the restaurant itself needs some work in order to be worth the drive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, the service, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The food, the service, and the ambience were all outstanding! I only wish I could have tried more of the dishes on the menu. Everything we had looked and tasted wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The Saturday brunch at Murray
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The Saturday brunch at Murray Circle was disappointing - the food wasn't as good as expected. Several items were not as promised - cornmeal pancakes were undercooked, the smoked duck confit was an almost absurdly large portion but was heavily salted to the point of being unpleasant, and the Wagyu beef "hash" was very overcooked. The duck needed accompanying potatoes or other flavors to compensate for the saltiness. The server was excellent except when he inserted his opinions into our private discussion - not a good thing. While I plan to return to try the dinner menu, I feel that Murray Circle needs to work on food and service. In addition, the interior design is uninspiring - much like an old resort dining room - boring and pedestrian.
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  • We had a lovely time. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    We had a lovely time. The staff was attentive without being overbearing or intrusive. We had to return a dish for being oversalted and they could not have been more gracious or accomodating. It was handled perfectly.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Concept is great, but still
    babsVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Concept is great, but still has a very "working on it" feel. Service needs work. Need to let folks know that there are very few "view" tables. And you're likely to be placed in the back room.
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  • The jury's still out on this
    edsanfranVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The jury's still out on this place. The waiter was very inexperienced, and not very knowledgeable. We were completely misinformed about the wine list, and were limited to 2 pages. The food was served lukewarm, and in petite portions. We could have thrown a dart and found a better place in Sausalito.
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  • Loved the food but the sevice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    Loved the food but the sevice was inconsistent. The tables were spaced well so that there was privacy during dinner. The napkins were great - no white lint all over your pants. View was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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  • Waiter was not that knowledgeable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    Waiter was not that knowledgeable about the menu. Service was slow. Had to ask several times for things. Manager was very nice. Portions for lunch were a bit skimpy. We should have been better advised about what to order.
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    scenic view, great for lunch
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  • I have been three times and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2008
    I have been three times and will keep coming. The food is fabulous - the ambiance conducive to a relaxed enjoyable time. The service is earnest and well-intentioned, clearly, and coming along in execution.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful location and gorgeous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2008
    Beautiful location and gorgeous buildings. Service was good, food was delicious, but I have to say the portions of both appetizers and entrees were miniscule. Not to say they were not delightful, but we were both hungry after 2 courses and needed desserts (which were "normal" size) to feel like we'd eaten a full meal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • We enjoyed the location,feel
    SweetSpot
    Dined on 7/8/2008
    We enjoyed the location,feel of the environment and the food was lovely. My only feedback the portions were exceptionally small. Other than that, we found the restaurant and food to be very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The best dining experience
    LiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    The best dining experience in the entire SF Bay Area, including the wine country. Go there earlier than your reservation time and sit out on the porch for drinks, it's THE BEST.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • An outstanding new restaurant.
    jaslinSF
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    An outstanding new restaurant. Unique setting and a fabulous view of the City. The food is excellent, with multiple, subtle layers of flavor. An exceptionally fine young waitstaff, that seems to know the menu and the wine list. The Farley bar is a great place, before or after the meal. Well worth the drive and bridge toll to visit. Only negatives were a very expensive wine list - most starting around $50 up, but a nice selection of US and foreign wines. We went for lunch, and the menu choices were limited but adequate. There is evidently a rib eye steak that is only available at dinner, but would be a nice addition to the luncheon menu. The quality of the meat is notable, with one dining companion declaring the burger the best ever.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • I have no doubt that Murray
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    I have no doubt that Murray Circle's Chef Joseph will soon bring this to one of the best in the Bay Area. The food was outstanding as was the presentation. The portions are small and one should not hesitate to order 3 main courses, similar to a tasting. The wine list is good, growing and already has some unusual finds. The ambiance in the old Ft Baker Building is outstanding. The service is very good and the young staff will with more practice transition to outstanding -- what they currently lack in polish they make up in friendliness and spirit. We look forward to going back soon.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This place is a serious up-and-come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    This place is a serious up-and-comer. Everything works, except for some fine-tuning: some foods came out a bit cold, lunch rolls are fine if you like old-fashioned mushy white rolls, and service can be a bit spotty at times. But there's so much good going on here - beautiful space, amazing location, great menu, and overall professional service. A major addition to the Marin dining scene--and so close to San Francisco.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • I think, as with many new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    I think, as with many new restaurants, they are going through a "shake down" process. Hopefully, they will get it all together soon.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • I hesitated to give 5 stars
    Mbsb
    Dined on 7/3/2008
    I hesitated to give 5 stars on the basis of one lunch - but I was very close to doing so. Main course portions that were small enough that several people at the table were put off by it and wine service that was a bit slow and (in the case of our champagne, temperature-challenged) were the only things that kept me from doing so. But I will be back for dinner and then we'll see....
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • We arrived only to be told
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    We arrived only to be told that the valet car parking was not avaiable for restuarant only for hotel. Had to park quite a distance off and it was windy, foggy and cold. Put me in a rotten mood that I never recovered from.
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  • For a great location, the
    tsl94107VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    For a great location, the food was also very good. Have a drink on the veranda which is great. Only slight disappointment was that the historic buildings didn't allow for a full view onto the gorgeous location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Pastries, breads, and desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    Pastries, breads, and desserts far outshine the savory side.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We had a Saturday lunch with
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    We had a Saturday lunch with friends (2nd time we've dined here)and our party ordered two burgers, halibut and quiche. The burgers we not cooked correctly and one was dropped on the floor by the server. The manager came over and said it would be 15 min to replace the burger and asked if we wanted to order something else.. when we said yes, she said the replacement burger was already on the grill and anything else would also take 15 min - why make the offer?? The quiche crust tasted like it came from Costco - they definitely do not know how to make quiche at Murray Circle. To top off our experience, the server made a mistake on our drink order and when he presented our check, tried to cover it up. Not sure we'd go back...
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  • Thanks for keeping the history
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    Thanks for keeping the history and allowing the public use and enjoyment of this very special place. The service was tops and the food was excellent. I am returning in September for an overnight stay, but am already planning several return dining trips in which I will be bringing many more friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • What a place! Tucked into
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    What a place! Tucked into this little cove right under the Golden Gate bridge is beautifully restored Ft. Baker with a fantastic new restaurant--Murray Circle-- food is a treat for the palate and originally composed with incredibly fresh ingredients! Fun bar --Farley Bar--(though hard to get a table because the secret is out--they say they are getting some more seating....) Wine list is exceptional and overall vibe is very special--laid back but truly lovely--.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Went for my birthday - We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Went for my birthday - We sat outside & the people at the table/couch next to us had their dog who drank out of their glass - wasn't the most appetizing experience. But i have recommended it to friends & my son who took his girlfriend there yesterday & had a wonderful time.
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  • Delicious lunch in a beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    Delicious lunch in a beautiful room. Had the four course lunch on one plate and it was very tasty and an interesting concept. The property is fabulous. Next time I'll make time to have a drink on the beautiful verandah in front of Farley's bar. Looked like there was some great rooms for private parties.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Great experience. Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    Great experience. Wonderful food. Service is good too considering it is a new restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was wonderful but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    The food was wonderful but the vibe was not friendly--the staff seemed uncomfortable with a lesbian couple dining there.
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    notable wine list
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  • Good food, but chef needs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    Good food, but chef needs to augment servings with more side dishes/vegetables. E.g., a partial rib eye steak for $22 with just a mini-potato, one small onion, and untrimmed turnip would have benefited from a few stalks of broccoli. Vegetables are in short supply at this place, and it's hard to fathom why that is. Service by Danny was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • This is a nice restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    This is a nice restaurant. The service was a bit rocky, most likely because they seemed to have a trainee who was pretty rough around the edges. The food was good - but a little too exotic for my taste for lunch. I would love to see one or two simple, but delicious salads - the lobster and squab was almost too rich. I like the atmosphere and the relative quiet. I will be back - but hope they can adjust their menu soon - it seems to me it is aspiring to to be too "foody" when the context seems to warrant great food - but not trying so hard.
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  • It was a delicious meal. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    It was a delicious meal. A bit too slowly paced though. Took about 2 3/4 hours for dinner. Great service--I haven't used so much silverware in years. Daniel was really friendly and took good care of us. Dinner was expensive, but with all the local, organic ingredients, it was expected. Downside: the wild mushrooms were gritty. The vanilla crab dish was fabulous. Caramel souffle was excellent, although a bit small.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • food quality is very good;
    Keith
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    food quality is very good; limited menu selections make selecting a meal difficult. Menu needs major work. It is so quiet, you find your self whispering so you are not overheard by your neighbors. The service was a joke. None of the serving staff knew the wine list (there are actually 2 lists; the standard fare list (+/_ 40 wines) which is relatively small, lesser known wineries, fairly priced, and a premium list which they don't seem to have yet, which is a very extensive and for the most part very pricey library collection) None of the serving staff knew anything about the standard fare wine list; it took half an hour to get the sommelier to make an appearance and then they didn't have one of the wines I was interested in.
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  • The food is terrible. We are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    The food is terrible. We are not concerned with price, but for that price the food was very "Showtime at the Apollo" if you get my drift. I felt like pulling the chef off with a cane with the audience applausing. the server was gracious. The room, beautiful. The bar lovely and so were the cocktails. The bartender surly. He definantly didn't put on a good game face. Would not go back except maybe for a cocktail on those stupendous rocking chairs on the porch to admire the view.
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • There were many servers ,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    There were many servers , but the flow of service is a bit off still. They need to perfect their timing. The waitress didn't take our entre order until after the appetiser which made us wait for our entre. Also, they need to increase their portions, although delicious, tiny tiny portions.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • The food was good. Even though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    The food was good. Even though we were told that the portions were not full size, we were still surprised when the ribeye turned out to be about 4 bites total. And, even though we were seated right away for our reservation, we had to wait about 15 minutes to even get a waiter to take a drink order. Then another 7 minutes or so to get the drink. My drink had not been made correctly, and it took awhile to flag someone down to get if fixed. And this time the server waited to make sure the drink was ok. Once we were able to order our food, it all came in quick succession, not even done with the forst courses before the next course was placed on the table. The butterscoth souffle was superb!
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