New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.newleafrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 568-5323
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday- 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Brunch: Monday 12:00 Noon - 4:00pm

    We do not accept reservations for Saturday and Sunday Brunch. The New Leaf is closed Monday Evenings
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Welch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: New Leaf offers an intimate, elegant setting within beautiful, natural surroundings right here in Manhattan. We have seating for up to 55 guests in the main dining room and up to 150 with inclusion of the outdoor patio. Whether a special occasion or a business event, New Leaf is the ideal choice.
  • Private Party Contact: Cathy Mosomillo 8557573406
  • Entertainment: Friday evenings from 7:00 until 10:00. Live Music. No cover charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 193rd and Fort Washington Ave
  • Public Transit: "A" Train at 190 St. Or the #4 Bus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 26 spaces available behind the restaurant.
A word from New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
New Leaf Restaurant and Bar is nestled in beautiful Fort Tryon Park -Upper Manhattan, steps from the Cloisters Museum, the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar offers a stylish and memorable dining experience. The New Leaf culinary team creates seasonal menus, utilizing the finest organic and sustainable products wherever possible.
All proceeds support the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). Founded by Bette Midler, NYRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. www.nyrp.org
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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (73)neighborhood gem (54)scenic view (53)romantic (47)special occasion (47)great for lunch (35)great for brunch (32)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (22)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Good food, beautiful spot
    ZKNY
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food at New Leaf is very good. We ate scallops, which were exceptional but the portion was small. The gnocchi portion was generous on the other hand, and spiced in a creative way, but the gnocchi were very chewy. The desserts were uneven. The ice creams/sorbets and the bread pudding were outstanding; the semifreddo and apple crisp were good but mot fabulous. Service was a bit disorganized but servers were friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • walk on in
    jenynyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Beautiful setting for excellent food. the restaurant is not too far into the park, walking in and out on a Saturday night felt calm and safe. We could have ordered all the apps just to taste, and the mushroom toast and crab cake did not disappoint. The tables are nicely spaced and the room is sorta rustic but very comfortable. My duck was cooked perfectly, my friends scallops were sweet as candy (though we can never remember when we order which are the big ones and which are the small ones), and the pork ragout was tasty with a lot going on. We got three desserts, all delicious, but the bread pudding was the best - a bit like french toast with a lot of maple syrup. I live in the neighborhood, but this place is worth a cab or a ride on the A!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOT MILK?
    Neighbor10040
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    On Veteran's Day, Tuesday 11/11 we had lunch at New Leaf and when ordering coffee told: 'sorry no milk'. Apparently because of 'holiday' milk was not ordered to arrive in a.m. How unprofessional, unprepared and ridiculous is this restaurant? You would think they would say.......if you order coffee or tea and we made this error......beverage is on us.......but you guessed it.....NO......take it or leave it. The food is overrated and expensive......nothing special. We could hear the kitchen staff arguing as we exited. Was much better menu, service and tone when Chef Campbell was in charge. They seem to be riding on that previous reputation. I (was) regular....2-3 times a year but........ no more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place
    joel
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    interesting fun place, good food, great location ,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nytraveler
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I've been here many times, and the food was good as usual, but I don't know what's happened with their service. Our waiter came and took our order. Someone delivered our food, but we never saw our waiter again. We had to flag people down to get bread, to learn about the desserts and when we got our dessert we had to keep signaling people, then even start waving our hands before we finally got spoons to eat it with.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner!
    Naples53VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We met friends for dinner and had a wonderful meal. The menu is small and varied. Everything was extremely fresh and nicely presented. The noise level was a little high because of the jazz band that was in the bar area....but they were very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked, bland and dry food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    4 of us, 3 different dishes. Eggs benedict came with hard boiled eggs. Way overcooked. Egg over pork shoulder dry - 2 orders. My friend did not eat any of the meat. It looked totally dry. Calamari was tasteless. Enough said. We were all totally disappointed. Charles Sayre
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice museum restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Cloisters plus the grounds plus the views plus the New Leaf= a terrific fall day. Highly recommend all....
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; fabulous location.
    dragonlady
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    New Leaf Cafe is a lovely place in the middle of stunning Fort Tryon Park, near the Cloisters, and a few steps from stunning Hudson River overlooks. Feels a million miles away from NYC. The food is very good-- salads, burgers, fish etc for lunch. Everything we had was tasty and well prepared. Not sublime. But very good. Drinks-- bloody Mary's--were exceptional. Dessert--pumpkin cheesecake-also very good. Service excellent and friendly. Parking-- a problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would return for brunch
    bmarsha
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I guess beautiful ambiance during the day-just too dark at night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Night Out
    eveningsout
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Enjoyed complementary champagne upon our arrival and a "Congratulations & Well Wishes" from the staff - truly a special greeting for a special night out. We ended with a fantastic Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheese Cake. From beginning to end, a lovely evening. Thank you - we're very glad we chose New Leaf for our 23rd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I remembered
    paprikajVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What has happened to this place? The outdoor patio is now a wedding venue with a white tent. The food has lost all taste and creativity. The menu is uninteresting. The service has always been slow so that was no different and at least our server was charming. On the way out, the manager said that he is making changes and the new chef will be starting a new menu. I don't know if we will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem near ythe tip of Manhattan
    ATSatNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Easy to access off the west side highway. Great ambiance and don't forget to visit the Cloisters while your there!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • theatergoerVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A beautiful spot located in the Cloisters. The food is beautifully presented and an excellent waitstaff. Dining outside is a joy although the. Inside dining room is dreary and could use an upgrade.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, pastoral setting.
    Nanacass
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I would go back for sure. Its amazing to stroll into beautiful Ft Tryon Park, down a lane and up to an Olmstead cottage, have that be your dinner destination. The foid was simple and very good. Wonderfully tasteful Jazz came from a skillful, subtle combo in the bar. Its a one of a kind spot in NYC. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed it !!
    caz1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    All of our food choices were excellent and service was great too !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good and To try again!
    Olivier
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The table service and the surroundings deserve more patrons and a better chicken salad: great calamari entree though! Go all the way. Good luck, New Leaf! Private Note to the restaurant: The outside next to the entrance and the entrance is pretty. I would have wished to see the greenery a bit more from the outside tables. Very attentive service. I hope the New Leaf could get more patrons. It has potential. Kitchen: the calamari were great and fresh. The chicken salad did not have great chicken, sorry. Dry bits. Could be VERY romantic with just a little more attention. Worth giving a second chance. Go and turn a "New Leaf" indeed!
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  • 2 for 3
    ree4
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This relaxing and pretty spot served great cocktails, starters and main courses but the desserts were disappointing. The waiters and busboys could not have been nicer or more accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No food
    damsinger
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Dinner was not enjoyable at all. Having a large appetite I ordered the Hanger Steak. My steak was served to me already cut up into five small pieces.... with mostly potatoes and peppers.... I left still starving after spending a good amount on dinner. Was very unsatisfied with the restaurant. I also told the restaurant that I was there for my wife's birthday and would like a nice table. They sat us next to the giant heater outside. Not a good experience at all. I do not plan on ever going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great City Escape
    IsabelleVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After a long bike ride, the Cloisters visit and an extensive Fort Tryon Park walk you can forget the cafeteria and treat yourself to a hearty good lunch at New Leaf! Fresh as the leaves around you, attentive service, and you can even enjoy desert without guilt because the proceeds go to a good cause!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Leaf
    jackdoc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Restaurant was just OK. A very good location with indoor and outdoor dining (it was too hot for an outdoor lunch when we were there) but the menu and the food were just average.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DLC75
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The restaurant has a special ambiance unusual for New York dining with materials, lighting and adjacency to nature that is wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually love this place
    VillageResidentVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This has always been a favorite restaurant of mine. The new clear tent over the patio area and the fans makes eating outdoors even more pleasant. However at a recent brunch, the food was considerably less than stellar. Oyster po boys were served stone cold on round brioche rolls that had bottoms so soggy that the sandwich had to be eaten with a fork. The pork tenderloin with eggs and grits looked like it was tumbled out of a pan and wasn't warm either. I'm hoping that this is just a temporary lapse because I love this place. Otherwise, service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jwegs
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    New Leaf Cafe is perfect in all ways. It is our one and only special occasion restaurant. Perfect in all ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasonal treat
    retepnutnim
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    New Leaf is at the top of my list when I entertain out-of-towners. Everything about it is top notch, except for the hard folding chairs outdoors. I never feel "rushed" by the wait staff, and the runners are also very cordial. I am always sad when the season ends for New Leaf, because I would patronize it all through the year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LUNCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I ordered the oyster po 'boy for a cost of $18. I was very disappointed that I could not taste the oysters at all. The sauce put on the sandwich completely overwhelmed the taste of the oyster. And for a cost of $18 I thought perhaps a bit of a side could have been expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was great and the place is wonderful, the prices are not too excessive for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was good
    EricG
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Made a reservation through open table. It was not crowded so I guess it was not needed. The place is charming but the menu is very limited. My wife ordered the duck and I had the hanger steak. The duck was delicious. The steak was good but overcooked. Service was good not great considering the place was not crowded. My only disappointment was that in the reservation I made a note that it was my wife's birthday and would they please do something for her at dessert time, like a candle in the dessert. My wife didn't want dessert but I sort of forced her and they didn't do anything anyway. Minor disappointment. It was nice to visit once but I see no reason to go back.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful. Not the gem it used to be.
    Maxine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Not even qualified for one star. We have loved this place for 6 years. We took my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary and it was a disaster. The drinks were average. The menu is so scaled down and average now. The food was sub par, not the wonderful food it used to be. The waiter disappeared on us several times. He finally address our drink order for the main course just as we were finishing it. Top it off, the lights kept flickering, fans were going on/off. It was so disruptive. They have a tent above the patio which made it feel cheap. It's recently under new management and is a mess. Don't bother...we won't ever go back. Sad.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly outdoor dining
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've had dinner here twice in the last month. It is a beautiful spot on the edge of Ft. Tryon Park. We dined outside; the food was good as well as the service. On the 2nd visit, a wasp flew down my friend's shirt and stung her 4 times! The staff was most helpful, and luckily my friend is o.k. Shortly after, 2 "tame" skunks appeared under the bushes at the edge of the tent. The staff shooed them away. Because the lot was full, we were forced to walk back to the Cloisters for our car, with the street lights out. I really love the location and like the food and service. In spite of the 2nd experience, I would definitely return. I'm not sure my friend with the wasp stings would concur.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let's do lunch.
    Mag415
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We began with the calamari appetizer and everybody raved about it... the dipping sauce made the dish. Two at our table ordered the chicken wrap sandwich..they loved it. My burger was also a very good.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful spot, that is all
    BlueStar
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The location is beautiful, in the middle of Tryon Park, but we were disappointed in the mediocre food and slow service. Prices were all right, but the choice was very limited -- only a small brunch menu, although we went for lunch.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A terrific place in Hudson Heights
    AnthonyCTVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is simply the best restaurant in Hudson Heights. Nestled in beautiful Fort Tryon Park, the food and the service was terrific. Given the time of year, we had the opportunity to eat on their outdoor terrace. Simply beautiful setting. The food was great and the service friendly and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    Cooke
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A hidden gem. Even as vegetarians we had a lovely meal with good wine. Best of all the outdoor dining area is QUIET! It was so nice to be able to talk and hear one another.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite spot for friends to meet
    SlowSally
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good food, beautiful setting. Quiet enough for real conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful jewel in Ft Tryon Park
    summerlover
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Visited twice this summer, this is a lovely place on the grounds of the Cloisters museum. There are tables inside as well as covered and uncovered outdoor dining. The food is very fresh, salads are so good they do not need dressing, and portions are normal sized, not too much and not too little. Cocktails are a bit pricey but creative and good. Had the "s'mores for two" one visit, it was kind of fun toasting marshmallows on the little candle flame at this beautiful woodsy restaurant hidden in upper Manhattan, although the s'mores did not taste as god as the real thing, the ambiance made it worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BelleVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Beautiful setting. Good food well prepared. Especially appreciated was the lovely birthday greetings in chocolate on the cake plate
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect evening
    KMan
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I had wonderful evening at New Leaf. Starting with the friendly staff who made us feel welcome at our arrival and served us with well throughout. No rushing but no overly long waits between courses either. Our waiter (Matthew) answered our questions and was attentive without being intrusive. We enjoyed everything about our experience and hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place, quiet for intimacy
    JMNYC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great music Fridays, It's different from two yeras ago but yet worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Trip
    revanduwsVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We always enjoy New Leaf for special and not so special occasions. Good choices of meals and wait staff is always friendly. Even the wild life adds to the charm. The only problem is lack of parking. We wish the Parks Department would open up more spaces.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet