Murray Circle
Murray Circle

Murray Circle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cavallopoint.com/dine.html
  • Phone: 4153394750
  • 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
256 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (165)scenic view (156)fit for foodies (134)romantic (133)great for outdoor dining (104)great for lunch (88)notable wine list (87)great for brunch (83)good for groups (53)vibrant bar scene (42)neighborhood gem (30)kid-friendly (29)hot spot (14)late-night find (9)Show More
  • Rough start but ended well
    Cocolito
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A negative is we had to wait 15 minutes with a reservation. The staff kept saying your next and yet we sat there waiting. Server was attentive and the food was good. We did not like a wild spinach salad and they took off our bill. Food was creative, health oriented and presented very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, good service and wonderful view of SF Bay and Golden Gate Bridge
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • setting is superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It is a warm and inviting space that beckons you to sit and savor. The service is comparable, with a gracious greeting, that tends to wane as the meal progresses. The food and service does not compare to the setting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special spot
    TedB
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went for a walk to the bridge before dinner, had a drink on the porch overlooking the parade grounds and the Golden Gate, then retired to the lovely, spacious dining room with live piano accompanying our meal. Our waitress was wonderful, we were well cared for, and the dinner was delicious. The price was no more than any other very special restaurant. We celebrated our anniversary and could actually hear each other. It was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Seasoned
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a table for 4 for breakfast, the service was more like a coffee shop and the main courses, a simple quiche, that I ordered was burned, that is when the waitstaff did the amazing disappearing trick, so rather than cause a scene and flag some one down and inturupt the breakfast for every one else I made do with the burnt offering. The maitre d' was not on the floor that is until the table next to ours had to get up and get a waiter to bring their order over which they had been waiting 35 minutes for, of course that is when the maitre d' appeared and for the rest of the time we were there kept coming over to that one table to make sure everything was OK
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lower your expectations
    Randabella
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The menu was very pretentious and the food was nothing special. Highly overpriced for a less than average meal. We had a salad where the vinaigrette was more vinegar than anything else; I've had a tastier salad at Wendy's. The duck main course was just eh with the meat being a bit on the tough side. The fig tart desert was tasty, but the cheddar ice cream (yes, as in cheese) was foul- if you like rotten milk then that's the one for you. I would recommend having drinks in the bar; the chef can't mess that up and steer clear of the overrated, trying-too-hard menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique
    conaisseur
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    loved the presentation and excellent starter but found the duck too undercooked and lacked crispy skin. Did not like the ceiling lighting in large second dining room; not at all intimate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Wanted to just fall asleep on the lounge chairs. Beautiful close-up view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Really delicious food and good wine choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sam Beckett
    JoeConrad
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excels in ambiance, of course. Service is now more finely tuned. The standard lunch was quality fish and the other dishes just fine. Lack of reservations for deck is troubling because I had very special guests. Perhaps more clarity on how one gets to deck would be good. If it is $$$, be clear about that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What A Niiiice Place!
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went on a sunny day, it's a beautiful place to walk before/after lunch! The food was very good. The service was attentive and unobtrusive. One order of fries is enough for like 5 people; rich flavor and a big portion. A couple of things I had I would pass on next time, not because they weren't good quality, just not my thing (chips and dip) but there are enough choices to keep trying...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still Wonderful
    MVFanVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was concerned about booking for our anniversary last night, based on a number of recent diner reviews that had significant issues with service or food. I have to say Murray Circle exceeded our expectations. We were seated immediately and had very active, and professional service all night. Jocelyn was our server and quite good, knew the wines, and made good suggestions. Very flexible on special requests. The food was also very good, paced well & delivered hot and perfectly cooked. The front room was fully booked and they had four events going on upstairs, including a wedding. Next time, we'll spend the night and expand our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming historical setting
    hungrygranny
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had dinner at Murray circle while staying at the Cavallo point lodge. The historical building is very interesting and nicely restored . The dining room is made up of two large rooms and several smaller rooms.There was a wonderfully talented pianist playing non stop but not too loud and the restaurant is blessedly quiet. The menu is small but varied. We found the food well flavored and seasonally appropriate although not particularly creative. My husbands duck breast could have been a little more tender .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive in from Napa!
    DrLahni
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We live in Napa so excellent food and service is a way of life for us. For my husband's birthday, he requested lunch at Murray Circle! We have loved this restaurant for a very long time and have many fond memories since one of the original chefs was a dear friend. The food and service is still perfect. The wine list is a gem, even for a jaded Napan. They always get it right. Don't miss the warm olive and hummus appetizer. Delicious and quite a lot. And the homemade potato chips served alongside the sandwiches are worth the trip by themselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome hotel- but restaurant poor
    Ash523VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We loved our stay at Cavello Point but the Murray Circle restaurant was a big disappointment. We made reservations weeks in advance only to show up and be given a seat in the middle of the room not less than 12 inches from the next table. No privacy at all. Service was very poor, waiter pretty much ignored us and finally had to ask for the check. Food was very boring. Salmon had no flavor and steak was seasonless and one of the worst we have had. Will not go back.
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  • birthday "show and tell"
    onolicious
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The 3 Fox sisters met for a double birthday lunch in the little fireplace room, all to ourselves. and sat back with leisurely wine and pistachios while studying the view of the bay, the bridges, and the interesting menu, changing our minds several times. The sweet waiter forbore. We were catered to in every way. I chose the lentil veggie burger which was huge, tasty, and greatly pepped up by the red pepper flakes the waiter provided-- leftovers relished at dinner. We each thought we'd ordered the best thing. A little plate of sweets for the birthday girls arrived with our coffees. Tiny homemade treats! Everybody working at Murray Circle is personable and eager to inform and indulge. A wonderful find!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loulou
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Not as impressed with lunch as with a previous dinner. I brought 8 women here and requested a round table by the window 2 months ago. Was given a table in the middle of the room and told there were other groups coming. Nevertheless, the dining room is lovely, not overcrowded and not too noisy. My grilled bread had much the same salad as my grilled squid which was delicious, but the salad made the bread soggy. Would have appreciated a little guidance from the waiter. But it's a beautiful setting as the fog lifts - almost ethereal. I'll be back, it's especially romantic for two at night by the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    HammersVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our 3rd time here and as usual everything was exquisite. Such a nice touch to be given a glass of Prosecco to begin our meal. The oysters appetizers were oh-so-fresh, duck breast by far the best anywhere, chocolate assortment a perfect ending to a perfect meal. We'll be back! And back.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration
    ljzc
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It was our anniversary and I wanted to get out of the City. It was a great experience and I'll be coming out to try Farley Bar and lunch here as well. Low key but elegant. Loved the live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breakfast
    DinnerClub
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We has breakfast inside. Food was fine. Either our waiter or kitchen staff forgot items from both my and my husband's orders. Both mishaps were quickly rectified. Service staff was friendly. View of Golden Gate Bridge if you can sit outside is stunning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Murray Circle Has Lost It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Waiter forgot to serve one salad that was ordered. The boar ribs were almost pure fat. The pork tasting was equally bad. After ordering a $125 bottle of wine the waiter neglected to eliminate the $25 corkage for the bottle of wine brought. When Joseph Humphrey ran the kitchen the food was outstanding.
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  • Excellence at Murray Circle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Can't say enough about our lovely dinner at Murray Circle. Service was excellent, dinner was perfect, and respect for 2 our of GF diners was also evident by the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food and setting
    Dyan
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a wonderful luncheon where the food, setting and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & View
    Spearfish
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Three of us went to lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. We had the special tasting menu consisting of cold tomato soup, homemade chips and onion dip, fresh lettuce salad and day boat scallops. Wonderfully prepared and served. You can eat in a lovely dining room or on the porch looking across the bay to San Francisco. This is a repurposed Army base that is also a hotel, spa and lovely grounds for walking. Beautifully done. We will go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Disappointing
    Danielbwoods
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I have loved coming to Murray Circle for over a year, but I have to say that we're a little more disappointed with every visit. We stopped by the bar before diner for cocktails, and the bartender was aloof and showed little interest in discussing the selection of gin (or anything else) even though there were only 5 people at the entire bar. $13 gin & tonics might at least be served with a smile. In the dining room they seem bent on making their menu overly exotic. How about a simple salad? Perhaps a soup? Or maybe some asparagus? Not a chance. The wine list is loaded with wines in the $200 to $2,000 range, but only a small percentage of their bottles are in the $65 to $120 range. No wonder half the tables were open.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful gem of a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love this place. I live in SF and make the trek across the bridge any time I can for business breakfast, brunch, special occasions and non occasions. I've introduced this to locals who never been and out of towers alike. This is a favorite place to have any meal either in the bar or on the porch. You can enjoy the views or the interior, overall it's a very special place where you can just escape the city and have a nice meal, drink and lounge, while soaking in the views of SF across the Bay, the GG bridge, and the overall lovely property. I live just miles away and like it so much, I've stayed here. I definitely love this place. The service needs some fine tuning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gourmetmonster
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is worth the effort to get there. The wine list is extensive. While some of my favorites were missing, there were plenty of interesting choices available. Prices ran from moderate to "oh my god". Service was pleasant. Friendly staff were quite attentive. It's a good restaurant, go there and enjoy yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Murray Circle in the woods
    xdanvilleite
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    An adventure just getting to the restaurant, but you arrive, and again it's a lovely surprise. (my 3rd visit). Our server was from Instanbul and I could have eaten him he was so adorable. An exceptional meal for both my friend and I. We declined dessert, but 'adorable' still brought us a couple of truffles and a very thin chocolate slice with 'Happy Birthday' across it. A lovely evening
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remarkable National Park dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Not only are you in the Ft. Baker National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge, but this fantastic setting includes wonderful lodging and dining in one of the refurbished military buildings. Know that this restaurant features creative culinary offerings, including that trendy "marrow" and interesting infusions, combinations and flavors. You won't be disappointed unless you order french fries or mac and cheese. Even kids wouldn't eat them here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressively delicious!
    firefoodyum
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wow, what a find. This was quite a surprise to find a restaurant that had excellent service, amazing views of the Bay, classy setting and impressively delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Murray Circle
    Estic
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is stellar. The waiters are not in a rush so you can relax and enjoy your meal and company. We ordered half dozen oysters to start, main entrees of grilled halibut and poached salmon with a delightful white wine that worked perfectly. We stayed in San Francisco and I recommend this restaurant not only for the great food and service but to also experience driving over the Golden Gate Bridge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • murray circle
    food4us
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The setting and the meal were very good. We were celebrating a birthday and it turned out to be a perfect spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Murray Circle is Superb!
    Marinite
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent menu choices and everything ordered was scrumptious. Superb service! We will certainly re-visit Murray Circle.
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    special occasion
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  • Sorry to review
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    6 for brunch. Food cold, not lukewarm, COLD. Cold poached eggs are disgusting. Gravy cold and biscuits hard. Potato cakes cold in center, and sausage must have been sitting for hours. Cold and hard. Waffles still runny in middle. Service non-existent, so by the time someone returned to table, too late to send things back. Had already waited too long just to order. Sad, as fabulous view and have had good meals in past. Asked for "birthday" dessert that never came.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beutiful Location
    Diner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Go here for the beautiful grounds, historic buildings and views. Really lovely. We went for brunch. Wait staff were nice but it seemed the only person (of many)we saw more than once was the fellow filling the coffee cups - always nice. I rarely order omelets because they are usually too dry. Even after I requestsed"soft' and he said "no problem", I received a dried out hard coked omelet wrappped around the veggies. (haven't chefs even read Julia Childs?) We had to ask for each accoutrement: toast, butter, jelly, extra cream. But it is worth seeing once.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MrChoctaw
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Murray Circle is a quiet, sophisticated and quality eatery with a great location and an awesome view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snocat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Among the very short list of true crowned jewels in the bay area, Murray Circle is a special place serving incredible cuisine with stellar service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • A Real Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food. I highly recommend the pork taster and the fish stew if they are still serving them. The bone marrow was amazing too.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price.
    Marty
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food at this restaurant was rather pedestrian. Ingredients were good quality but the meals were boring. The $17 hamburger for lunch was not as the $6 burgers at Phyllis. The Huevos Rancheros were a poor imitation of this flavorful Latin dish. I had an excellent hash two years ago, but it is gone from the menu now.
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  • Lovely ambience; service problems
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Beautiful dining room in what was probably the administrative building of the military installation. But, we had NO service for the first 10 minutes, not even the waiter's acknowledgement of our presence. Then, slow service. I finally went to the check in desk to say that they needed to please take care of business and that the service was impersonal. Within a few minutes, the manager came to our table and asked everyone (we had a 7 person group), "I heard there is a problem with the service." Sorry, but that is idiotic , and a perfect way to ruin the ambience and good feeling of a special occasion. Completely indiscreet and amateurish. Otherwise, this would have been an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for dinner, not brunch
    mtf419VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went for brunch, and the ambiance and locale was as upscale civilized as I remembered it from past dinners (note that there are a lot of tourists, so the baseball caps and sweatpants on the younger crowd belies the fanciness a bit). The brunch offerings had all of the traditional favorites, but the preparation was just so-so. My waffle was hard, as though it had been prepared several hours before and left sitting under a heat lamp. Service was okay, but not on par with what I'd expect from this caliber of restaurant. I will return for dinner, but likely not for brunch.
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