Normandie Farm
Normandie Farm

Normandie Farm

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.popovers.com/
  • Phone: 3019838838x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00am - 11:00am
    Sunday,8:00am -10:30am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Cary G. Prokos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: “You’re Special Occasion Restaurant”

    Chef Owned and Operated, Normandie Farm Offers You Years of Experience and Dedication for Your Special Occasion! Whether your Event is Large….250 guests or Small….15 Guests, We have a room to Comfortably Accommodate Your Guests for Your Celebration. We offer Affordable Packages and No Site Charges and Plenty of Free Parking for Your Guests.

    We welcome You to Visit Us at “Popovers .com” We are Always Here To Serve You!
  • Entertainment: Margery’s Lounge Come and Enjoy the music of Barry Gurley & Friends on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 11 pm. and Dance @Potomac's only Dance Spot! We feature fine wines, spirits and ports along with a light dining menu or our traditional dinner menu . Once a month enjoy the Potomac River Jazz Club on Sunday Afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Check our event schedule @ popovers.com, for our entertainment schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Democracy Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Free Parking!
A word from Normandie Farm
“Where Traditions meet Today’s Expectations”!
Enjoy fire-side dining in our distinctive and rustic Restaurant. The French Decor creates a Classic and Unforgettable Ambiance while enjoying Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch or Afternoon Tea.

And Join us for our Special Holiday Buffet Menus on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day! Adults $45.00 Children 12 & Under $14.00

Sunday - Thursday Nights, Select from Our 3 course Prix Fixe Menu, $28.00 including Coffee or Lobster Lovers Enjoy 1 1/4lb Maine Lobsters Every Day!

Also, Dance to Live Music in the casual elegance of Margery's Lounge every Friday & Saturday Evening. Chef Owned and Operated,

We welcome you to enjoy this Unique Dining Experience! Attire is Smart Causal plenty of Free Parking!

Normandie Farm....A Touch of France Right Here in Potomac!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Normandie Farm reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)great for brunch (32)neighborhood gem (28)romantic (27)good for groups (26)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (12)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (9)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Slowdown
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We chose this place for our anniversary. The night we went, most of the restaurant was taken for a high school reunion dinner, so we sat in the back room. And although there were a number of other non-reunion parties seated in that room, it wasn't cramped or rushed. The service was attentive and the food was good, though not great. Overall, a very enjoyable experience, and we will think of it for other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world charm
    Savorydish6
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My family had an amazingly great meal and excellent wait staff. We have driven by the place for years but never stopped and now I think we will be back a lot more often. They went out of their way to make us feel like family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nesto
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was amazing! From appetizer to the main course we were so pleased. We have been looking forward to Beef Wellington for some time and it was even better than we expected. We will be back soon
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special place
    frank
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is outstanding. Every item on the menu is first quality. Portions are just right for a satisfying meal leaving room for apps, salad and dessert. We visit several times a year and the quality of food and service never changes. It's outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch is Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have always loved the smoked Salmon. The staff is always very attentive. Sunday was not that crowded so we could enjoy a leisurely brunch with our friends. No pressure to clear the table. The English Trifle Desert was a real treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for almost everyone
    RandomDisplayNameVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Normandie Farms continues to be a place that will provide complex dishes to those who desire them and simpler dishes to those who require those. In addition, it now deals extremely well with food allergies and gluten sensitivity. Kudos to this long-standing institution for keeping up with the changes of its clientele.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Traditional feel and look to the restaurant. Staff were courteous and friendly. Had the veal oscar which was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Steve237
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I wanted to take my wife out for her Birthday and I decided on Normandie Farms. We have been there before and twice this year. It is always quiet and refined and seems to cater to the over 50 crowd. The waiters are always helpful and pleasant. I had the sole aldondine and it was very good, it came with whipped sweet potatoes, two petite broiled tomato halves and some broccolini. I also had their wonderful onion soup. Each diner also gets a fresh out of the oven popover. We had a wonderful and relaxing meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daveo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always great and consistent. Out favorite restaurants. We love the Classic menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Normandy Farm has been our favorite neighborhood restaurants for many years. It is consistent in its menu and tasty. We expect to continue to patronize Normandy Farm on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normandie Farms
    Tennisgal
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were impressed with the variety of foods and the presentation of over 30 different brunch items. Too bad we could not sample all of them!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Sunday Brunch!
    Livia
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Best brunch EVER! Great wait staff, management is extremely accommodating with changing tables, adding chairs, etc. A wonderful place for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Normandie Farm is great for a special occasion; this time we went because we felt like it and hadn't been there for a while. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was very good, as always. They are reliable, tasty dishes without being off-the-wall creative. We'll definitely be back...sooner next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    CristinaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Good food and extraordinary service in a really nice Scene.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I LOVE Normandie Farm!
    1977Rockville
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This elegant restaurant is probably my favorite dining destination in Montgomery County. Normandie Farm is a gem! The food is delicious, the dining room is charming, the staff is professional. This place is one of a kind. The brunch is awesome, and it's a great spot for lunch or a "special occasion" dinner, too. Don't ever change, Normandie Farm!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunch
    lulucita
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is very good and the price is reasonable. Some years ago the waiteres were dressed as farmers in Normandie but now they have an olive green uniform.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid friendly
    Meredith
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We decided to celebrate my daughter's birthday at the restaurant as I had read it is kid friendly. It is indeed, and not only that - they serve very generous kids portions. We all enjoyed the food and atmosphere, and the service was excellent. The only thing I would recommend is to avoid is their hot chocolate, which is made of some law quality powder.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • btbffx
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The specials for Bastille Day were surprisingly good and very ample. The restaurant was a very pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always nice to eat there
    TMED
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Quiet environment, great service, food is always wonderful. Great place for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Has always been a winner for Sunday brunch and has not lost any of its delights over the years
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not as good
    DarrylnElleVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have known this place for years. It is always good. One of the things I have a problem with now is the lack of fresh waffles--they used to have an iron, now they have a covered tray. It just was not AS good. Still, I highly recommend the place. The omelet cook has been there for as long as I can remember.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for Special Occasions!
    Lawrence
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Have been going to Normandie Farm for the last 16 years on my anniversary or wife's birthday! She loves the popovers which are large and freshly baked! I had the prime rib. It was very good. Can't say the same for the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail! The shrimp were actually tough...a new experience for me! The wife had the usual beef dish which was excellent as usual. The wait staff was very friendly...when they showed up. Although the restaurant was not crowded at all on a Tuesday night, I had to wait several minutes to get my waitresses attention several times! I have noticed the prices have risen a lot over the years which is why we only come here for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch around
    ArtB
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This restaurant is one of the best in general, has been so for over 50 years. I moved farther away from it and forgot about it for ten years or so but when my sister came into town for a visit we were looking for a place for brunch and remembered it. She was very impressed with the service but especially the food. The brunch is one of the best ever and is a breakfast, lunch or dinner type, highly recommended!! Also, it had not changed one bit in the ten year span, pretty amazing in these days of restaurant failures. It is back on my radar now!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normandie Farm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I had brunch at Normandie Farm on Sunday June 22nd. I had a reservation via open table. When I arrived I stood in the entry way waiting for someone to come over and greet us and take us to our table. When the manager arrived he did not apologize for making us wait. He simply said oh I was taking care of something. It wasn’t the most positive start to our brunch. I do love going to Normandie Farm so I was a little surprised by the lack of care for having customers waiting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The entries (Lobster and halibut) were too cooked. Also we had to ask twice for bread. Finally when we asked for a knife the waiter took it on another table and "threw" it on our table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Landmark
    32years
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food there has always been good and the service is excellent. The mashed sweet potatoes were good, if you enjoy a good sweet potato, and the soups were very good. The beef Wellington is a regular with my friends. Normandie Farms has been a landmark my entire life, and has not changed much since I was a kid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    the food was fair. the porkchop was dry, the duck was tough. we had to send back the steak because it was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very chaotic
    ChefG
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    They did a pretty good job keeping the buffet filled but $45 + tax & Tip per person - really? For "buffet food"????? Definitely not up to this foodies standards. Typical buffet items - beef stroganoff, coq au vin, something marsala - all the meats were overcooked / dry but Sauces had good flavor. Eggs Benedict were only slightly over cooked & yummy. I wouldn't mind the price if the food was better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • past its prime
    unhappy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The only thing "special" about the Father's Day brunch was the over inflated price. There was no omelets made to order instead you had a choice of 2 pre set omelets. This restaurant is no longer something special and is looking quite worn. Our waiter was not attentive. We had to ask for items several times. We asked for a refill of coffee and water and despite the carafes sitting on the bar a few feet away, it took 15 minutes. The next go round, we just helped ourselves. They upped the price for Father's Day and warehoused the guests. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was disgusting
    NeveragainVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    If I could give this restaurant zero stars, I would done so. I had great expectations. I took my family here for breakfast because it has such great reviews. I had a bad feeling since the moment I stepped in. The place was huge but it was completely empty! The server was very polite and attentive...well, of course, we were the only ones. I am not sure who wrote the other reviews, but they definitely have VERY LOW expectations! Food was less than mediocre. My pancakes tasted exactly like a pancake mix. None of the food we ordered had flavor. Popovers? Those were burned and with zero flavor. I ordered french toast for my daughter, which were soggy and flavorless. I am not sure how they can afford to keep this restaurant open!
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  • Cold Food - Poor Food Selection....
    MortenVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Very bad experience.... Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.....Very bad experience.... Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.....Very bad experience.... Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb wine average food
    Stinger6
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Normandie Farm's table was good, not great. I was underwhelmed by the food and the selection. It was solid, delicious, and traditional; no surprises either pleasant or unpleasant here. The wine list is superb and the table service is really attentive, professional and fantastic. The ambience will please the grannies. Price was reasonable for the amount and quality of the food, $170 for four entrees, four salads/soups (a la carte, of course, which always makes me feel a little nickel-and-dimed no matter the calibre of the restaurant), two appetizers and the puff pastries for which they are known.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Had not been there for years. It was a lovely experience, with a nice birthday special treat for my tow guests, both of whom had birthdays on that day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice Evening
    Jimmy4Ever
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    If the food and service are superb, I always make a note of it on my bill. In this case I wrote, "Great food, Great Service!" And I never say it if it isn't true. Managers and owners need to hear it when the kitchen staff and waiters (male and female) impress customers. The ambiance, however, was so-so, but not bad. And it would be a mistake to try to remodel your restaurant, because customers, while they may like improvements, tend to dislike new menus with new prices. By the way, one thing I'd love to see on your menu is onion rings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great destination brunch
    LaMarVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Always look forward to a Normandie Farm Sunday brunch! A great selection on the buffet line. Food is pretty good for a buffet. (No matter where you go, it can never be quite the same as ordering individually). It is never too noisy, even when there are large groups present, which is most of the time. There is a large staff of waiters & bussers so if you need coffee, another popover or whatever, they are on the spot. The drive out there is pleasant, there's plenty of parking, and it retains a very "out in the country" vibe inside & out, which is a nice change from the overdevelopment in closer-in suburbs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normandy Farms dinner
    Jack
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Appetizers were fabulous, paricularly the scallops. Soft crab entre was quite good. However, the duck confit, rather than being succulent, was dry and tough. Next time I would opt for the regular duck entree instead. Birthday desset was a Truly decadent chocolate cake...great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Mother
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. Our party was celebrating our daughter's graduation. Very memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1147 reviews are from the Normandie Farm reviews archive.
  • Best Lamb ever!
    dinnerout
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our fourth trip to Normandie Farm - twice for lunch and our second time for dinner. We spent some time in France this year and really enjoyed the lamb that so wanted to try the entrée here. There were two lamb selections and I convinced my boyfriend to order the Roast Rack of Lamb. Of all the lamb we had in Europe, this was by the far the absolute best! It was very tender and a great flavor and the garlic au jus was amazing. It was "carved tableside" which they really should play that whole thing up more as it was somewhat uneventful in the presentation, but the flavor certainly made up for it. I had the soft shelled crabs which were also good, but the Lamb was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Topnotch service for a group of 9, & excellent food with many choices. Pasta, meat (prime rib) & seafood dishes all equally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vary famous and good food
    lulucita
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The restaurant is ver good, the lobster was wonderful, but the popoveres a littled overcooked. Ths service is good ann may be is better on day hours becuase in the night it was almost empty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate