nines American Bistro
nines American Bistro

nines American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ninesmequon.com/
  • Phone: 2625180129x
  • Hours of Operation:
    OpenTuesday through Sunday
    Bar hours - 4:00 pm until close
    Restaurant hours - 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm Tues through Thur and until 10:00 on Fri & Sat. Open on Sunday for Brunch 10:30am-2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We offer the finest in local and regional music - please join us for #ninesLIVE offered every Thursday evening 7:00-10:00PM. Please check our website for the complete music schedule. http://www.ninesmequon.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fieldwood
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from nines American Bistro
At nines American Bistro in Mequon the atmosphere is of your choosing; there’s an enchanting dining room with panoramic views of the countryside, there is a sports bar with 13 HD TVs that’s as cool as it is comfortable and features Wisconsin’s largest Cruvinet with 44 wines by the glass.

And check out The Playdium Game room, 4000sq. ft. of pure awesome, a wonderland of interactive games for kids as well as the kid in all of us.

The food? In a word: extraordinary. nines American Bistro in Mequon has an inspired new menu with great steaks, outstanding seafood, salads, sandwiches and entrée specials to go with a tasty array of transcendental appetizers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
nines American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (40)special occasion (29)great for brunch (26)good for groups (21)romantic (17)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (12)fit for foodies (12)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Anniversary Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We met 2 other couples for dinner on 9/13/14 to celebrate our wedding anniversaries, which all occur within 3 weeks of one another. The service was great, and we loved the food! The braised short ribs are fantastic!! We had a lovely dinner and stayed for after dinner drinks in the bar. We were seated next to a window and had a great view as the sun set. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expectations
    Sebastian
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A bit pricey, but worth it. The walleye was excellent and the eggplant was amazing. Server was topnotch; attentive without hovering. Will definitely return, even though it's an hour away.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Special!!
    Mary
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I highly recommend Nines. It is the perfect place for brunch on a special occasion...but I would love to go there every weekend! The buffet was beautiful and delicious. A Mimosa or champagne included. There were not too many dessert selections (chocolate fountain, cheesecake, and small tartlets) but that was good or I might have eaten too many! The fruit display was gorgeous. Lots of lunch options as well as eggs and made to order omelets. Loved those roasted potatoes!!! Great coffee too. Our server was attentive, helpful and great all around. Beautiful setting with view of golf course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Packer backer
    Flyby
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent Friday fish fry. Great menu and wine list as well. Perfect sports bar for game day too.Highly recommend The Nines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ribs!
    litmanxpVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Saturday night rib special is epic. $19 for a full rack with fries and slaw. They bring it out on a cafeteria tray which makes the experience since it is a nicer place. These are the best ribs I have had in a very long time. These are NOT fall off the bone, they are smoked correctly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing steaks!
    litmanxpVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of the best steaks I have had! It was perfectly cooked and had a unique crust that was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Saturday night rib special!
    litmanxpVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The best BBQ ribs I have had in a very long time. A must try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Sunday Brunch
    jabkVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Hesitant to keep our reservation after arriving as there were 2 banquet parties also using the Sunday brunch line. However, the line moved quickly and the food and service were very good. Glad to see that the restaurant is doing well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish fry!
    litmanxpVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fish fry is one of the best I have had in the entire Milwaukee area. Ask for Mark as your server. He did a great job!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Changes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Lot of changes since my last visit 10 years ago. Love the fact that the restaurant is open to the public. Wonderful separate bar area and very classy. Service was outstanding. We were there on a Wednesday so not super busy. New ownership has the right marketing approach. I would bet Friday and Saturdays are even better. We would revisit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish fry!
    litmanxpVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A must try fish fry. I have had it two weeks in a row and it's among the best around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience as 15yr member
    Terrible
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Service was beyond poor. Left 4 messages over 3 days to confirm reservations --with no return call. Food took over 1 hour to arrive (cold)! Our server should not have been permitted to deal with customers--diffidently inexperienced. Overall, I would be extremely embarrassed to take any family or friends in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Nines was highly recommended to us and another couple, but did not live up to expectations. The hot food was luke warm at best and the sirloin meat was very stringy and hard to chew. The best part was the desserts which were very good. Also the bottomless mimosas turned out to be 1 each.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Evening!
    RMM2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We came to Nines American Bistro to celebrate our anniversary and have a good meal, and we weren't disappointed. The staff--from restaurant manager to table "bussers"--were warm, friendly and extremely professional. The food was outstanding--my salmon was moist and flavorful with vegetables done to a perfect crisp/tender, and my husband's walleye fillet was equally delicious. Dessert, a "drunken turtle" sundae, was decadently rich and generous enough for us to share and still satisfy a sweet-tooth. This was our first time as patrons of this restaurant--we chose it because we were married at this country club 44 years ago. It won't be our last visit. We highly recommend Nines based on our experiences--and we're pretty fussy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch has Improved
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Nice to see the improvements made to the Sunday brunch. Dessert presentation and selection much better than our last visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We have been there several times for bunch, we have brought a few family and friends, it is always good, it didn't matter if it was just the 2 of us or a party of 7, wait staff always a pleasure, has something for everyone, beautiful view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad...
    BIGice2623
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My girlfriend and I used to love going to The Nines, but now they have changed management/ ownership, kitchen staff, service staff, etc. The service was fantastic. My plate of walleye, steamed carrots, and fried potato wedges was alright (undercooked carrots, super greasy potato wedges); however, my date's plate of a sirloin steak with a twice baked potato and asparagus tasted like they dumped salt over the entire plate. Both of us were quite disappointed and we probably won't go back for another ($100.00 +) meal. Very disappointed in my old favorite restaurant. At least the wine was good...
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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  • 2 year anniversary celebration
    TonBon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    What a perfect way to celebrate our daughter and son-in-law's 2 year wedding anniversary at the Nine's American Bistro. They were married at the beautiful River Club Mequon 2 years ago. We had a wonderful experience then and had a fantastic dinner this past Saturday. The food was absolutely delicious, the service extraordinary (thank you Connie) and the atmosphere delightful. We will definitely not wait another 2 years to return to this wonderful restaurant..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribeye tough
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Ordered the bone-in ribeye and there was a lot of gristle. Not marbling, but up edible gristle. My dog loved my $40 steak. Ordered side of creamed spinach, which was served sautéed, not creamed. Served a dirty wine decanter and we had to ask to have it cleaned. Service and atmosphere are great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • changed menu again
    marcwojo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    1st time they has this innovative menu with flights where you could build small plates into a 'm meal. That was nice. Now they have a limited selection and are very pricey. Food was good but not worth the 20oz ribeye at $42
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    OUR SERVER DIDN'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO. WE HAD TO ASK FOR WATER 3 TIMES, I REALIZE IT WAS A BUFFET BUT HE DIDN'T HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO, DIDN'T EVEN CLEAR OUR USED PLATES OFF THE TABLE. WE NEEDED TO CONTINUALLY ASK FOR MORE COFFEE AND THEN WE STILL HAD TO WAIT TO GET IT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Samuel
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was great, need to keep it filled up but it was a busy day. Everyone very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day
    Bill
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed Father's Day brunch (and Mother's Day Brunch). Food was fantastic. Service friendly and helpful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Awesome
    eating4pleasure
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Nines did a great job on Father's day. The buffet they offered for brunch was delicious. We were greeted promptly with mimosas while they tried to minimize the burden on the servers by seating tables individually. We were a little perplexed by the fact that the waitress did not come to offer us coffee until we had been up to the buffet, but we went up without talking to her so it was fine. The salmon was the "good" kind (my daughter's words). The beef was perfectly cooked for my husband - rare. The eggs were delicious, the yogurt bar with fresh raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries along with granola was my favorite. Finally the desserts were great too. Most loved the chocolate fountain, I loved the chocolate torte.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good Country Club setting
    NYCguy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Beautiful view of golf course below. Room was nicely appointed. I hear that the Sunday brunch is excellent although have never experienced it. Waiter was nice but inexperienced. Forgot a few things and was slow in correcting, but not terrible. Overall it is very nice and I would go back and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time visit
    Cherie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Lovely place. Looks like nice outdoor space but we were not using that this time. Lots of menu choices. The food we had was all very tasty, especially the Friday night fish fry. We want to go back and try out the live music night. Everyone was helpful and very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    grouse101
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Buffet brunch excellently done. Seafood, omelets, carved beef, veggies, fruit and deserts all kept fresh and prepared well. A great value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    MissB
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Want a good deal for Sunday brunch? This is the place. Very nice variety of foods at a reasonable price. Especially enjoyed the chef carved beef, fresh shrimp, mussels, and lox and bagels.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At Nines last Saturday
    scottsays
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Nines last week end. The food was very tasty, if a bit pricey. The ambience was excellent. One of my friends and I ordered the boneless short ribs of beef, and both of us were not disappointed. Strawberry short cake was a treat for desert. The adjoining bar is also very nice, and I hope that more customers discover your excellent restaurant. I will have to try your Friday fish fry which is relatively new to your menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Will go again, good food , great staff and a beautiful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fish fry
    Mike
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The fries fish was beer battered. The fish had been in the fryer too long and the coating was hard and brittle. The waiter talked up the cole slaw but the serving was very small and the slaw was average at best. There was a bread basket while you waited for your order but when the entrée arrived there was no butter remaining for the rye bread. Overall as we continue to hunt for the best fish fry we rate this fish fry as below average for the greater Milwaukee Area. The Searching for the Best Fish Fry Trio
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 246 reviews are from the nines American Bistro reviews archive.
  • Not impressed
    MD51
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My family and I went to the Nines Bistro for brunch on May 18th to celebrate our daughters college graduation. We had reservations and were seated very close to the waiter's station in a far corner of the dining room. It was dirty and very noisy. We asked that our table be changed to a different local and the staff accommodated our request. When we changed tables the water glasses and mimosa glasses at our new table were very dirty, including lipstick from a previous diner on two of the glasses. The glasses were replaced with clean glasses by our very nice waiter. When we went to the buffet, we were not impressed. Last year we had brunch around the same time of year and the food was inventive and delicious. Menu was nothing special.
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  • I can't get enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Since the recent change in the menu and concept this past winter, I cant help but keep getting pulled in to return to nines American Bistro. The food and service have been consistently amazing, regardless o weekday or weekend. The Prime Steas are AWESOME, and the Burgers and Wings are hands down the best in the Area!!! No lie, Who would have thought tht a restaurant tucked away in the middle of a neighborhood would pump out signature quality! I am hooked and will e back over and over...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A "Treat" for Mom's Day
    Karen
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    After waiting too long to make reservations, happened to see nines American Bistro had openings and took a chance. It was a great "buffet" dining experience. Food was high quality, delicious and with abundant fresh supplies coming out all the times. We dined later so had mostly dinner items but the few breakfast items tried were wonderful. Very pleased with our choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food terrible service
    Jwara6
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for the Mother's brunch. Had a 130 reservation but did not get seated until 2. We were then seated outside which was nice. No one ever came to take our drink order. Finally got drinks them went back up to the buffet and our table was cleared drinks silverware and napkins. We were very upset with the service but the food was good. I expected much better service for the cost of 2 adults and two kids to eat.
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  • Great
    Stinky
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had Mother's Day brunch at the Nines. It was outstanding! Tha food was excellant and of top quality. The wait staff was great. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Mother's Day brunch!!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This place was absolutely amazing!! I brought my wife and family here for Mother's Day brunch and was not disappointed. Plenty of options for food everything was hot, all the food was wonderful, chocolate fountain was a great touch. This place was busy but they handled it very well service was excellent!! We will be back in the future for sure! Is a Mequon native it's great to see there's finally a great restauran here!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, versatile, welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have had several outstanding dinng experiences recently at the Nines, ranging from dinner, to brunch, to appetizers at the bar, to hearing great music on Thursday nights. Our most recent experience was incredible, the Mother's Day brunch. The Nines were miraculously able to maintain the high quality and quantity of food for 1600 people, as seamlessly as they do a normal Sunday brunch. We were amazed by the service, never-empty mimosa glasses, and delicious variety of breakfast and dinner dishes. Not only is the food fabulous, but the wait staff, bartenders, and managers act like they want you there and they really want you to come back. We will!! And the Oysters Rockefeller are to LIVE FOR!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Buzz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mom lives "just around the corner." ...thought we'd surprise her and try the Nines since we drive by all the time. Food was outstanding, service excellent and we got our reserved table fast. Discovered we weren't the only ones there on Mother's Day...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    close2nines
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We (6) were pleased to be seated in the restaurant area, next to the window as we could hear each other. A man came up to us when he saw my 101 yr. old mother with a walker and he placed us in this room to get around easier. Thank you. We arrived at 1:00 and some of the food was pretty well picked over at the salad/cheese area. The staff seemed hard put to keep up with the crowd. None of us could get an omelet or tenderloin, the line was too long. My husband said you were out of sauce for the shrimp and no cream cheese was left for his bagel. Our waiter was good. The food we all ate was good, a good assortment, but it seemed the kitchen couldn't keep up. Two omelet places would be better. Couldn't get the desired food paid for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.