Norma's - Parker Palm Springs
Norma's - Parker Palm Springs

Norma's - Parker Palm Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://theparkerpalmsprings.com/dine/normas.php
  • Phone: 760-321-4630x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Friday: 11am - 3pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Herve Glin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pl call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Reynolds 760-321-4630x

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Norma's - Parker Palm Springs
Hello, Happy Luxe. Looking for the ultimate five star diner? At Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs the dining experience begins with a shot of the fruit smoothie of the day and ends with a gift of delectable lightly glazed orange slices. In between, a gastronomic delight of entrees including Very Berry Brioche French Toast, Normalitas Huevos Rancheros, Flat-As-A-Pancake Crabcake, Pancho's Fish Tacos, the chef’s famous Zillion Dollar Frittata straight from Broadway, or Lobster Swimming in Cheezy Macaroni are sure to delight the most discriminating patron. Norma’s wooden floor, cozy leather chairs and inviting residential feeling sets the stage for relaxed gatherings of family and friends. Choose to dine under the stars on the lovely Norma’s patio or surround yourself with the innovative interior of famed New Yorker Jonathan Adler, who has brought his quirky designs out into the California sun at Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs.
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Norma's - Parker Palm Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Service is seriously lacking. There were more wait staff than diners and they still couldn't get our order right. The actual waitress was the one who messed up repeatedly and then she never showed up again until the end of the meal to drop off the (expensive) check, with no acknowledgement of the mistakes. Also, we don't need our water glasses refilled every 30 seconds just because you're not busy. I'd rather have the right food at the right time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneven but overall good lunch spot
    DesertDave
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We lunched on a quiet Thursday at noon. There were only a handful of occupied tables inside and out. We chose to eat inside due to very hot climate (105 degrees), which provided a lovely view of the landscaped grounds of the Parker property and patio area. Menu is varied, and we were delighted to find out that the breakfast items were still available. We enjoyed a lobster omelette and a Cobb Salad; both were very good, but a bit bland; needed more seasoning (but 2 types of hot sauce were brought to the table). Service was prompt, professional and friendly. The small smoothie of the day was a welcome treat. Yes, this restaurant is a bit pricing ($25 for the omelette), but it IS lobster....in California.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not hesitate...
    pkeenanVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Each and every time we venture to Palm Springs we always, always grab a bite at Norma's and tour the grounds of the Parker. It's very unique and embodies all that is good about Palm Springs. Go to the hip and splurge. You will not regret it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    Hlapuz
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Second time coming to Norma's, this time around with my daughter and my husband and we all enjoyed our meals. Very kid friendly and was a nice outdoor dining experience. The food was yummy and service was great! Would recommend Normas while visiting the Parker.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite huevos rancheros
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    we love brunch at Norma's; their egg dishes and their potato pancakes are superb and we always enjoy their smoothie of the day. Service is personal and very professional and, now, with Chef Herve, it can only get better! (if that's possible)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nene
    Nene
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Enjoyed the retro vibe of the Parker Great patio dining Restaurant menu was excellent ewe ally enjoyed the ahi poke
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    ArtGuy
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I adore the Parker and have been to Mr Parker's at previous restaurant weeks and enjoyed it. I expect the hefty prices but not mediocre food and terrible service. Despite being nearly empty at 7:30 pm I first got the wrong appetizer, so my friend was finished with her first course before I received mine.Then the waiter apologized for the long wait (45 mins to an hour?) for the main course (mushy fish) but mentioned knocking something off the tab, and I half seriously/half jokingly said "how about more wine?", which was ignored. As was his mention of a lower price. $50 for the lower priced restaurant week prix fixe and a glass of wine? Puh-lease
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 155 reviews are from the Norma's - Parker Palm Springs reviews archive.
  • Breakfast Love
    HappyDiner4
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    At our recent our breakfast we were very well looked after by our fabulous waiter Tito. He was very friendly and welcoming and also provided great menu choice suggestions . Our breakfast was delicious and Tito kept the strong coffee flowing. The setting was ideal on the outdoor patio on a warm sunny morning. The people watching was fascinating. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid Century Restaurant
    Palmoasis
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I'd heard so much about The Parker because I'm a modernism buff but the ambiance didn't cry out to me. The waiter and car guys were darling. Waiter even told us the history of the place and did a great job. He was so, so pleasant. Because of the rain there was no outdoor seating and I think I would have given The Parker a higher rating had we sat outside. It was just so loud we could hardly hear one another....really loud, so if you go, ask for an outside seat on the patio. My fish tacos were good, fish they broiled for me and it was wonderful, just a little skimpy. Also the gal who seated us really tried to put us in a quiet corner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and people watching
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food is surprisingly good, service is very good and people watching is great.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely setting, fine service,
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Lovely setting, fine service, mixed reviews on our lunches, with some in our group happier than others. Lobster mac and cheese very rich, spicy shrimp quesadilla delicious, tuna salad sandwich bland and too much mayo.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio for morning coffee
    Baja
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Great patio for morning coffee and indulgent sweet breakfast treats. Also, great place to walk after you eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past Its Prime
    AnnePVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    below average food, lackluster service... has seen better days! My third (and last) time at Norma's. Waitress was over it. The one dish she liked (fish tacos) was terrible - tortillas had not even been warmed up from the bag! My husband asked what kind of whiskey's they had.... she didn't know. He asked if she could check at the bar, she said she would write down as many as she could. Results? "Wild Turkey, Jack Daniels and some other fancy ones." Had to flag someone to order another round of drinks After our appetizers, brought entrees without having bussed the starters (or first round of drinks). Custom milkshakes were terrible. One fell on floor and me, NO ONE ever came over to see if we were OK or if they could help.
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  • Back again
    Scotty
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    With the menu at Mr. Parker's remaining stagnant we've started coming to Norma's. Food is awesome and plentiful. Service is attentive and personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu is more suited for
    1668EL
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The menu is more suited for lunch, brunch or lighter dining. Found the menu limited for dinner. .
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find for Breakfast or Lunch
    samdeeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The food and service at Norma's meet the price. The menu selection is very good with something for everyone. You can't go wrong with any of the entrees and they are large portions meant to be shared. The smoothie of the day is always a treat to start your meal and really sets the tone for the remainder of the dining experience. We had breakfast twice at Norma's while staying at the Parker and both times exceeded our expectations for breakfast. Make sure you dine here when in Palm Springs as you won't regret it. The blueberry pancakes are some of the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i dream of Norma's
    javalip
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Once again, Norma's did not dissapoint. We had breakfast two days in a row. On day one, the Eggs Florentine was beyond delightful and tasted heavenly. The lobster eggs seems a little dry. Also, the coffee wasn't quite hot enough. Day two, the berry french toast was divine and the sweetness melted in and around the plethora of blueberries. My fruit ring was fresh, but the papaya was green. This time the coffee was perfectly HOT! Tracy our server made us feel like we belonged and raised the bar on service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Home Away From Home
    MangiaMadness
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Everytime I'm in Palm Springs, I make it a point to go to Norma's - they NEVER disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Time Was As Good!
    pshouse1
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The second time at this restaurant was as good as the first, and the service was even better. Great location for any time of day!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Treat
    yshah
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    This place has a great selection of Brunch meals. I had the peanut butter waffles ... outstanding. My wife had the juevos rancheros, and man did that look good. My kids had the fresh donut balls with jam to dip in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mac n cheese!
    EnjoyVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Stopped by the resort for a wedding venue tour. No go on the venue, but great lunch. Fiance had Lobster macncheese and it was fantastic. Really really good. I had the Ahi cobb- very good also- strong on the wasabi dressing tho. They give you a shooter of the daily smoothie when you sit down, so it helped since the wait for lunch was a little on the longer side. Service was good with the exception of the greeter who looked confused. Server was fantastic. I would go again, but just for brunch/lunch
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • need to experience
    ps2good
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Went because of restraunt week, great experience food and service
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food terrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Expensive hip delicious and mismanaged. But I'd go again.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OutAlotVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Norma's is a great hotel cafe. A little expensive for what it is but the food, service and space are good. I could do with a little more then four demitasse cups of coffee from a $12 french press pot, (the same will cost $19 if you order it through room service!) but otherwise it's quite good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Love the Jonathan Adler inspired outdoor courtyard - splendid!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really enjoyed my lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    I really enjoyed my lunch at Norma's, the decor of the patio is amazing. I wish they would have brought the wine at the same time as the food... it took them a while and a few additional requests to eventually bring it over. other than that. no complain. I had a great experience
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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  • First visit to Norma's. Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    First visit to Norma's. Had been given cookbook, so knew what to look forward to. Went with group. It was busy, but service was excellent. Loved the daily smoothie. Everyone in our group tried something different - from healthy to absolutely decadent. Everyone was happy with their meals. I tried the Wa-Za, not only beautiful presentation, but soo good and not too sweet. Other favorites - Norma's benedict and Rock lobster and asparagus omelette. Were also happy that could substitute potatoes for fruit. Looking forward to returning!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best brunches I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    One of the best brunches I have ever had. Would definitely recommend it and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful ambiance, food was
    SSEPS
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Wonderful ambiance, food was quite good--just wish the menu wasn't so limited.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Probably the most expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Probably the most expensive tuna salad sandwich I've ever ordered but...it was excellent as was the lobster and mango salad ordered by my spouse. The outdoor seating allows for quiet conversation and a walk through the gardens (after your brunch/lunch) is an added plus.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a delightful breakfast
    HappyDiner4
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We had a delightful breakfast on the patio on a beautiful California morning. The mood was fun and lively the service was attentive. The food was outstanding and truly creative. Fabulous non-stop coffee service and interesting people watching make it a must for entertaining visiting friends.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is my second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    This is my second time at Norma's and if your in Palm Springs you MUST go. First reason, the breakfast is the BOMB and second to just enjoy the totally fab Parker Hotel. I never get tired of going there. Just love the decor to death! Recommend reservations for breakfast on weekend just in case it gets busy .
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weak on all accounts
    Azpenguin
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    I took my girlfriend there for a nice night out. I was expecting to spend $100 plus bucks on a nice meal with good service in a hip resturant nestled in an architecturally signifigant environment. We went for dinner at 7pm Sat night on modernism weekend. The place was dead. We were one of 2 or 3 tables. The waiter was very nice but pretty green for a place like this. The menu was disapointing and unexciting. I had a meal that I could of had a Chilis or Applebees for a third of the price and it would have tasted better too. The $12 drinks were unexciting and watered down. I expected to spend over $100 and I did. However, it met none of my other expectations. Spend your money elsewhere.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Patio Breakfast
    EmilyRiverNorthVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Best breakfast on a beautiful patio. A must if you are staying at the Parker! They even give you a sample of their smoothie of the day to start, and the breakfast quesidilla is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good mea;
    surfngrandma
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    This is a destination place for a good meal with all the amenities one would expect at Norma's. It is especially nice to take the time to explore the grounds and relax by the fire on a cold morning! And yes, it can get very cold in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is expensive for brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    It is expensive for brunch. The food is good but I don't know if I would go back.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normas as always provides
    SIGDinnerVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Normas as always provides a whimsical getaway with excellent food and a friendly wait staff that made this celebratory moment even better. From the smoothie shots to the entrees everything was perfect. Our group had the potato pancakes which were perfect with great sauces, pancakes of several varieties and the breakfast quesadilla. We will happily return again and I highly recommend it for those interested in a great breakfast in Palm Springs.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was mediocre.
    WellTravelledVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Brunch was good. But no good enough in comparison to the bill. $100 breakfast for two. That's a bit steep. Especially considering the bloody Mary's were horrible and we didn't even drink them. We loved the space and food but I don't think we would return its simply not worth the price.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful scene, underwhelming eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Food was ok. Had to send our hamburger which twice, which made for a slow and awkward meal. Restaurant is beautiful and ambiance is great, but food was disappointing. The gems of the meal were the potato pancake and the breakfast smoothie.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming and Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Not worth the price. No one came to help us at the valet stand, and once we parked ourselves, we wandered around for 10 minutes trying to find the entrance to the restaurant. The overdone presentation just made the food harder to eat, and I'm never sure how anyone can justify charging 18 dollars for bacon and eggs. We were all also attacked by tiny birds on the patio the whole time. Bloody Mary only Meh. Go to Cheeky's instead for brunch.
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