Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.normans.com/
  • Phone: 4073934333x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Norman Van Aken
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Available for buyouts, partial buyouts, and private dining room available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Young Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.
A word from Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
NORMAN'S, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers the unique flavors of celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken's “New World Cuisine." Conveniently located just 2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, NORMAN'S is the recipient of the prestigious AAA 4 Diamonds and Mobil 4 Stars Awards as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

NORMAN'S cuisine, is a celebration of the many different culinary and cultural influences that make Florida a unique place; it seamlessly combines Caribbean, Latin-American, and Asian flavors in dishes such as Yuca stuffed Crispy Shrimp, Key West Yellowtail Snapper, or Roasted Pork Havana.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (119)romantic (97)fit for foodies (89)notable wine list (80)scenic view (60)great for outdoor dining (33)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (6)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant staff makes you feel comfortable and welcomed from the moment you enter their doors. The attention to details to make your dining experience enjoyable is impeccable. The food was exceptional and we will definitely be dining here again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing... as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have eaten here before, and always treated like royalty!!! The servers are top notch and very professional. Fernando was our server and he was great!!!! Very informative about the wine list, which is very extensive!! Lots of great choices!! We had the Tasting menu, which was just one great taste after another..... amazing! A must do if in Orlando!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the top!
    Idzmeenodyou
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In Buddhism we learn that one way to live happy is to live without expectation. Well that's been blown out of the water by Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. The food was outrageous and the service was impeccable! If I may be Frank, that would be impossible because Frank was our Waiter who not only attended to our every need but was so knowledgable about the establishment the chef and what inspirations went into this fusion of delectable delights. My wife and I are sure to return to Norman's at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando every year from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!!!
    nancyfsu
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our dining experience at Norman's was fabulous!!! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. Our group tried many things on the menu and all were wonderful---fried green tomatoes, oysters, conch chowder, lamb, sea bass, snapper, and pork. Every dish got rave reviews. We would recommend Norman's to all of our friends and look forward to dining here again!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest dining in Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service, quality ingredients, creative menu combine to make a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 48th anniversary at Norman's. Our arrival was met with two complimentary glasses of champaign and a staff greeting us with "Happy Anniversary". There was a special menu also extending their wishes. The staff was first class and extremely attentive. Food was pricy but no more than one would expect in this quality of facility. In summary, it was a wonderful evening with an excellent choice of food. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and very tender. Portions were ample. This was our first visit with reservations scheduled through OpenTable. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Service and food the best we've seen in years. Waiter very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening for special occasion
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Plan on a long dinner but a wonderful experience! Great ambience and very romantic. Must try a dessert.... Blueberry s'mores were Amazing. Hot tea with dessert was also best tea I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    AubbieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We make it a point to dine at Norman's every time we are in Orlando. We leisurely enjoyed cocktails, never rushed and Frank was always very attentive without bothering too much! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. It was a great evening overall. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant, continental service & food
    mangiamolto
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was outstanding, food was delectable and the entire experience made celebrating my wife's birthday just perfect. Every staff member smoothly interacted with one another to bring us various elements of our meal & our server was delightfully personable, which added to the charm of the moment. It was one of the best dining experiences in a very long while and reminiscent of experiences we had in Europe. Definitely a 'cut above'. Chef is extremely creative & combinations are intriguing. My venison was extraordinary, the yellow tail snapper my wife ordered was perfectly done. The accompaniments to each dish were inventive, unique and complemented each exquisitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this dining here
    tweeksterVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Chef Andres's execution of the food is pure perfection and an explosion on the palate. Corey will pair a perfect wine for you everytime and Darren's dervice leave you needing nothing more. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, right price
    Brunch
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My snapper was truly amazing, however, we've had better sea bass than what my wife was served. It was quite warm in the restaurant to the point of being uncomfortable. Unfortunately, we were happy to leave because of this. The timing wasn't great - the food came too quickly for our liking and we even requested a slower pace. We hadn't even finished our first glass of wine before the entrees came out. I'm hardly ever one to make this assessment of a nice restaurant but, honestly, I cannot be certain if we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another To-Die-For Meal at Norman's
    BridgetG
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed this special evening on a Saturday night. The room was full, service was excellent (especially Nick), and our meal was impeccable. My husband enjoyed the oysters appetizer; he offered to share but I knew he didn’t really want to give one up! So I didn’t taste that plate. I enjoyed the appetizer of 4 small empanadas (lovely portion to share). The accompanying sauce is creamy and light. My husband’s venison loin entrée paired well with its fig reduction and the Chilean biodynamic red wine we selected (nice offering on the wine list). The wine also enhanced my Pork Havana. I’m usually not a big fan of mole sauce but this “21st century mole” was outstanding and the monster portion of pork would easily feed 2 people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normans - 5 star service!
    lmd1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was outstanding! Celebrated our 28th anniversary and they made our visit very special and memorable!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muito bom
    AprpSsos
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Muito bom, hotel é maravilhoso, mas a comida é muito diferente ( fruta com comida, eu não gosto, meu marido que gosta amou)!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Dining Experience!
    Diner44VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Where do I start the Restaurant is Fantastic! Our Bartender to start the evening was a true cocktail expert. The two young ladies hosting as we walked in greeted my wife and I as if we were regular visitors. Our wait staff was fantastic. It started with Can from Turkey which translates to John and our waiter Frank was top notch. The Food, Service and Presentation is fantastic. We actually had the opportunity to speak with Chef Norman Van Aken for a few moments and what a pleasure. On are return to the Ritz Carlton in a few weeks we will return to Norman's for another quality dining experience. The Snapper is one of the best dishes I have experienced in years. I wish chef Norman would open a restaurant in NYC so I could frequent more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Class Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Hands down we had the best dining experience ever at Normans. I was blown away by the food, the wine, and the service. The pork belly is a must try. You cannot go wrong with anything from the menu, the portion sizes are generous, and the food truly embodies the description of New World Cuisine. GET THE CHEESE! Yousef - the manager & wine director - personally prepared our plate for us, and gave us the most amazing explanation of the flavors. Ask for Frank as your server - he is a true professional, perfectly attentive (without hovering or interrupting), and extremely knowledgeable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection at its best
    tweeksterVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The menu has a wide variety to choose from for every persons taste, and is the best place to eat in the Orlando area. Ask for David to be your server as he makes it the most enjoyable meal ever. Yusuf the General Manager stops by every table to ensure all guests have the best meal possible, while Corey will pick out the perfect wine to be pared with your meal no matter what you are having. I can’t wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic ambiance amd superb food
    elgraaaan
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed an excellent dinner at Norman's. Our waiter was David and he was very attentive, responsive and knowledgeable. We ordered the oysters and ceviche picante for starters, followed by the pork Havana and seabass cerrano, sorbet trio and Jasmine tea. It was all divine! We definitely recommend the restaurant and the food. Ask for David and you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegance Personified
    CharlesDVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Service was 5 star all the way, food was better than Norman's in Coral Gables, the room is elegant , the table spread far apart and the staff were a delight. This restaurant is truly a gem. Ask for David to take care of you....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food in normans
    Laffey29
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had a fantastic the staff were wonderful everytime we come back still get the same level if service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-notch
    Berger
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Not much to say. The service and food were exceptional. Everything was truly phenomenal from the appetizer all the way through the cheese and dessert courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    FluffyfriscoVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We decided to review the famous Victoria and Albert's after dining at Norman's. Norman's wins hands down on service, food quality, portions and drinks. No more needs to be said!! If you have a handicap placard the valet parks you for free plus tip of course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Andre and Mimi
    Andre
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The evening was simply magical. Everyone that attended to us knew what they were doing and especially the explanation of the dinner menu. Great job to everyone there that night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food and service! Wonderful wine pairings. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best
    sdfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have been a fan of Norman since his flagship restaurant in Coral Gables, which has been closed for several years. His "Floribean" food, the imagination of the dishes, and quality of preparation all are preserved in this Orlando outpost. Some of his other endevors do not execute nearly as well. Our service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wondeful dining at a great location
    RitzGem
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This beautiful restaurant is located in the fantastic Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott complex in Orlando. The atmosphere and ambiance are conducive to a culinary experience you will not forget. We checked in at the podium with the hostess and were immediately seated and greeted by our server for the evening. The menu and wine list are fantastic. The menu is limited but each choice is a culinary gem. We tried the fish and veal chop. Both dishes were exceptional, beautifully presented and vibrant in flavor. We tried a peach pastry for dessert which reminded my friend of the quality found in Vienna. Service is world class, with a team of servers taking care of you. The view overlooks the golf course, lots of greenery and water, cannot be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Dee1
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Quite expensive to eat here, they made it special with a personalized menu, however my lamb was not tender, don't think I'd return for the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A 25th Anniversary to remember!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    From the valet to the host, servers, and renowned Chef, Norman's provided a 25th Anniversary Dinner that we will not forget. Very personalized, attentive, and exquisite! Greeted by name, personalized menus and desserts recognizing our special occasion, were just a few examples of this outstanding experience. The 6 course meal with wine pairing exceeded our expectation as it actually turned into an 8 course meal. Every bite was delicious and a full bouquet of flavors that were masterfully crafted. Thanks Normans!!!!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    dmfnole
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My experience, all around, was amazing from the minute we stepped foot onto the property to the time we left!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Specialselection
    srogner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Hands down the finest service I've ever experienced in a restaurant. I also found it very rewarding that entire menu was not exclusively $60 beef items but a well rounded with several very well priced options. Dinner for 2 with a shared starter, salads, entrees, and wine was half of what I budgeted for and I would have felt satisfied had I paid more. I could not recommend Norman's any higher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Norman's at the Ritz Carlton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I spent the weekend at the Ritz Carlton and had dinner at Norman's the first night. I had such a wonderful experience and meal that I returned the next night. Both nights I was surrounded by guests at other tables that eat there often which is a really good sign of how consistently good they are. My head waiter, David Hersey, was outstanding! He and the rest of the staff really took care of me. Everyone at Normans did a wonderful job and I will definitely return in a few months. I had the tasting menu the first night (loved every course and bite) and then the tuna, yellow tail snapper with the peach dessert the second night. Perfection! Thank you for one of the best dining experiences I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable
    DinningforFunVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    we selected this restaurant for its high Open Table rating. And, although I only gave it a 4 star, it's a 4 star for this caliber of price and level. Outstanding dishes - appetizers - like the green tomatoes, and the Ceviche . Fair - the grouper just was OK, Lamb was good, but did find the cumin a little over powering. Service is incredible. Atmosphere - great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food
    foodadventure
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    All was great.only complaint was Fried rice with veal chop was way too salty and overly seasoned. Marco was an awesome waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for hotel fare....
    Warren
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Good service. A tad noisey though. Oysters were superb. The stuffed shrimp, not so much. Bothe Snapper and Grouper plates were very well done, indeed. I would return. Quite a few small children at 9:00 PM...but it WAS the land of Disney - I should have expected that...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GourmetLady
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Norman's is easily my all-time favorite restaurant. I wish everyone could experience this kind of service when they dine out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorento
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food and friendly service. The patio is perfect at night
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    Mysterydiner1VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Stayed at the Ritz for business 2 nights, never a question about where we dine... Both nights at Here! Normans never fails to be perfection every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Successful business dinner
    Texasricky
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Our group of seven thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, food, wine, and desserts at Norman's. From the time we were seated until we left over two hours later, we felt comfortable at this fine establishment. They are creative with their meals as was the case with our ceviche and spicy shrimp appetizers to the Pork Havana and the spcially prepared sea bass. We will return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience ever.
    MarkR
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated birthdays there and they certainly knew how to make us feel special. From the customize menu to the excellent service. They definitely pay attention to the details here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.