Nuvo at Greenup
Nuvo at Greenup

Nuvo at Greenup

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nuvoatgreenup.com/
  • Phone: 859 415 1308x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    PLEASE LIST ALL DIETARY RESTRICTIONS WITH YOUR RESERVATION
    Note: (due to our size some dietary needs may not be fulfilled we apologize for any inconvenience.)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Bodenstein
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Nuvo is made up of 2 small dining areas and each can accommodate around 10 diners. So please contact us about our private dining rooms that are available to you without room charges or fees.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Bodenstein 8594151308x
  • Special Events: To stay informed about upcoming events join our email list at

    info@nuvoatgreenup.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Southbank Shuttle bus stop is on Greenup St. less than 1/2 block away from Nuvo.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Less than one block North of the restaurant is a large parking lot that is free to park after 5 p.m. and there is on the street parking available.
A word from Nuvo at Greenup
Chef Mark Bodenstein's Nuvo was born out of passion for hospitality, food and beverage. We are not just inviting you to dine we are inviting you to experience something new and exciting. We are the first entirely prix-fixe restaurant in greater Cincinnati. Our belief is a menu should constantly change with the season and evoke the essence of each so, come see what the new seasons are bringing to Nuvo.

Pre-fixe menu is $65 per person
3 Course Pre-fixe is $35 per person

PLEASE LIST ALL DIETARY RESTRICTIONS WITH YOUR RESERVATION

Note: (due to our size some dietary needs may not be fulfilled we apologize for any inconvenience.)
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Nuvo at Greenup reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)fit for foodies (39)romantic (30)neighborhood gem (20)notable wine list (18)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (6)good for groups (5)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A Covington Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We lead busy and hectic lives, and Nuvo was a perfect getaway. This was an absolute amazing experience! Everyone was so knowledgeable and kind. The service was excellent and the food was thoughtful and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After $175 and we were still hungry
    OTRLivingVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I went here to celebrate a special occasion. We were excited about the 8 course, chef selected menu. Our reservations were at 8:00. There was no problem getting seated promptly. We got our drinks quickly and a the first course came out. Each course was 1-4 bites. Most courses were good, a few were great leaving us wanting more, and a few were just okay. At the end of the night we were left hungry and disappointed. We left at nearly 11:00. Food was coming out every 15-30 minutes. When we did get our next course we were still hungry. I can't say I recommend this restaurant. Having to choose again I would go to an establishment where I know i'll get my value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kate Mount Adams
    Kate
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had a wonderful dining experience with my husband and son. The food was truly thoughtful, full of seasonal ingredients and comprised of unique combinations. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fun, unique concept. 8 course menu - all completely a surprise. (You find out what each course is when they bring it out and describe the dish.) My husband and I both thought 2-3 of the courses were really good, a couple...not our favorite, and the rest...in between/good. Overall, it was good, and it's worth a try for something different. In our opinion, it's not necessarily a place we would go to all the time or all the time/regularly, but a nice option for an occasional visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nuvo exceeded our expectations in every way. We decided on the 8-course menu with wine pairing. Each course was sublime, and the wine was paired perfectly. We also enjoyed the very thorough descriptions of each course and wine pairing. Being that it was an 8-course meal, it was a rather lengthy dinner, but it was spread out nicely such that we weren't too full by the end of the meal. We will definitely be back...one of our new favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    Eastsiders
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed an Oktoberfest weekend meal with our Atlanta based son. He has done a lot of International travel and is familiar with the Prix Fixe dining experience. We had the 8 course meal and added a bottle of wine. In short, everything was well done with a great variety of selections and an appropriate spacing of the course servings. Plan for 2-2 1/2 hrs. for the 8 courses.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful cuisine!
    Hargirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had my first visit to Nuvo. Heard that it was exceptional. Did not disappoint. The menu, of course, was Chef's choice and I would recommend that you no be a picky eater. My friend and I are very open to new food experiences and we were very happy with the menu. We chose the 8 course without beverage and of all the services, there was only one that was not to our liking. Reservations were correct, pleasantly greeted and service was very good. Definitely would visit again. Pricing is very appropriate for the experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gastronomy gem in Cincinnati
    FoodTime
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Thrilled beyond belief to find this restaurant showcases Molecular Gastronomy in their dishes. Each course was creative and sublime for your taste buds and emphasized farm to table ingredients. Service was personable, and intimate and often involved the chef presenting and discussing the current dish. Wine pairings were thoughtful and well chosen. Overall the meal is one that we'll remember for a long time, and I can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lauren
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We loved the craftsmanship that went into each dish and the chef's pride when presenting them to us. Very creative flavor and texture combinations you don't see in the Cincinnati food scene very often. We enjoyed the surprises in each course and the layered use of in-season local foods. The chef's love for creative cooking is apparent in every detail of this food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Gastronomic genius on Greenup
    Delicioushealthytasty
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We loved the understated neutral elegance of this little restaurant. Our menu, an 8 course tasting was chosen by chef Mark after inquiring about allergies. Each course was beautifully presented and explained by our server, Samantha who was well versed in wine/beer pairings. All but two of the dishes were a home run and those were still not bad. I loved the delicately poached egg with country ham but my DH did not appreciate the room temp. egg. The duck, so tender and flavorful was served with roasted leeks and a berry reduction sauce. Roasted whole carrot with a cinnamon/bay leaf crust was served with a carrot/vanilla purée and was fabulous! It's a bit pricey, but worth it. Beautiful service and Chef Mark made his rounds. Nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Night
    FoodieBeeVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I surprised my husband on his big milestone birthday with Nuvo, and the restaurant surprised the both of us with the menu-less 8-course dinning extravaganza with superb wine pairing! Love the concept and the innovative dishes, like savoring art of dining. Will certain go back for another surprising experience. This is not a place you'll find passing by the neighborhood; but it's the perfect place if you want to experience culinary art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Artisitc dinning
    NALNAL
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This isn't dinner, it's an experience. Thought goes into every detail and the chef will push your palate boundaries. Since there is no menu then your meal is an extension of the chef who is a master of his art form. I highly recommend the wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Lovesfood
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our second visit to Nuvo and it did not dissapoint. The food was again amazing, the wine pairings perfect. Logan does an amazing job of explaining the wine he chooses for each course. The chef is so creative and the dishes prepared were all wonderful. Nuvo is a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Surprise
    IrishBearcat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our dinner on Sat. night was the most unique and best dining experience I have had in Cincinnati. We had an 8 course dinner with generously poured wine pairings to match each course. The food was all incredibly well conceived, the wine was uniformly good, and the service was outstanding. We will definitely return although I am certain we will be disappointed because it will be impossible to top this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish I had found it sooner
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    What a great place! Excellent food served by people who understand it and seem to really WANT to be there. Food is inventive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding !
    PZH12
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was stellar -- deliciously inventive. A breath of fresh air. The Chef took advantage of summer vegetables and fruits, showcasing them in interesting combinations. Several of the courses had foam and 'deconstruction' which was fun to guess his concept. A savory and a sweet course had 'smoke' which were presented beautifully. The wine pairings (we strongly recommend) were well chosen & ample pours. We received at the end a signed menu listing our dinner and paired wines which we are going to keep to remind us of a amazing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining experience
    RCG48
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    With no menu you must put your trust in the chef, but if you do you will be richly rewarded. Every dish was an explosion of tastes and smells. The portions were just the right size, to leave you room for the next wonderful surprise. Dinner took a few hours, so leave yourself time to enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Joannalynn60
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I accidentally booked the wrong date for our reservation, and thankfully they were able to accomodate us since it was truly a wonderful dining experience. We ordered the full eight course dinner with wine pairings and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Service was impeccable and they made us feel like family. It was along the lines of Charlie Trotter's in Chicago, without the stuffiness.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    Jingles
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was divine and unique. Flavorful and colorful and of course the staff was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Each visit gets better
    bothenjs
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was my second trip to Nuvo and what I love is the food is so wonderful and every time you go you are going to get something different- it's a culinary experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    Jen1777
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had high expectations for Nuvo and unfortunately our experience fell flat. Food was delicious, service was poor and SLOW. I love a leisurely meal, but there were a few point during our dining experience where we had no food, wine or water for over 20 minutes. The pricing for the grand tasting was explained incorrectly, making our bill almost twice as much as we had anticipated. We don't mind paying for an incredible experience, but this was not one. That being said the food was very good and the wine pours were generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Total Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was the most notable dining experience I've had. Delivery of each course was like receiving a gift, I knew it was on it's way and could not wait to see what it was. Each course touched all senses and was a true delight. I also recommend the beverage pairing option to complete the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 27 reviews are from the Nuvo at Greenup reviews archive.
  • Wine pairings great food OK
    EBNinCVGVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The staff was very attentive and the wine pairings were very good. The food presentation was creative and beautiful. I felt that they tried to have as many exotic food choices in each dish but sometimes the taste fell short. I like the pre-fixe concept. I will try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Foodlover2
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The staff are very attentive and the food was Devine. The flavor combinations creative.
    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.
  • Fantastic Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I loved our dinner at Nuvo. The food and wine pairings were fantastic! My only wish was for air conditioning! We will return but not on a hot summer evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    Lovesfood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I don't even know where to start. What an amazing experience! The food was perfect, the wine pairings were perfect and the experience more than perfect. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    ginoVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    little known gem in Cincinnati. inventive tasting menu with perfect wine pairings. unlike other 5 star places in the city they do a great job of spacing the table so you can actually have a private conversation. The back patio was a such a cozy surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went Home Hungry
    David
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our second experience at Nuvo. We returned because our first experience was superior. On this occasion, we again ordered a multi- course (6) meal. The food was excellent, but nearly non-existent. The portions were unbelievably small. I'm not kidding when I say we went home hungry. We actually prepared a meal when we got home around 9:30. This is very difficult to justify when you're presented with a bill for $195...for 2 people. They were very generous with the wine, perhaps a bit too generous (we didn't order any additional wine beyond what came with our meal). With so little food, and so much wine, I really should not have driven home. Too much wine, too little food, for too much money.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • antcor67
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We loved the 6 courses menu. Second time at NUVO but not the last one.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine pairings a good choice.
    cabinquilter1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Nuvo's is a lovely, small, intimate restaurant with an original, well thought out menu and great wine to accompany the offerings. The tasting/ wine pairing option was a good choice. We were even given a glass of wine and relaxed in their new upstairs lounge for making reservations on Open Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant to Dine Out
    oishii
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I were totaly satisfied with thier service and foods. I usually put the most importance on the atmosphere, the behavior of the waiter and waitress, and the taste of the foods when I dine out. We are pleased in every aspects.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the usual
    NightOut
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Set course menu with farm-to-table ingredients. Enjoyed the carrot summer "soup" but found the sauces richer and more buttery than anticipating for summer time. Good variety of ingredients throughout the 6 course meal. Chocolate dessert a plus! Outdoor dining available but patio needs some aesthetic work. Friendly staff. Extensive wine list.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying too hard
    TootsVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I truly appreciate what they are trying to do at Nuvo. I like the tasting menu idea and frequently order from it at restaurants. I like to be surprised. However, my experience there was not the best. One of the courses we had was seafood with asparagus. The server stated that it was their take on surf and turf. What? One of the other courses was so covered with greens that I felt I was eating actual grass. Most of the food was tasty. I just felt that their presentation was overly done for no reason. Too many of the courses were presented on thick pieces of wood. I like different place settings but it just felt like they ware trying way to hard to be clever when they don't need to be. Wine pairings were excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasting Menu
    Awesome
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was okay, nothing that wowed us. We ordered the six course pre fixe with wine pairings. The duck did not seem to be prepared properly. It was tough,fatty, and difficult to cut into. For the money that was spent, I would choose to go a different restaurant rather than return to this one. The wine pairings were matched well, and the service was very good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb experience
    RHH01VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Grasping for words to describe our 6 course dinner with wine pairings. Our daughter was in from Chicago and she is a foodie. I selected Nuvo as wanted someplace adventuresome and a place we had never been to. Logan and Lee provided excellent service and the creations from Chef were like nothing else in the Cincinnati area. My wife, our daughter and I talked for days after our evening out about the different flavors and dishes. The lack of online menu seemed to concern my wife, as she is a bit more conservative in her tastes, yet she was thrilled with the cuisine. Highly encourage you to go yo Nuvo. Incredible!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Original and delicious
    BMWlady
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We went to Nuvo, and dined outside on the patio. We ordered the six course dinner with wine pairing. The wine complemented each course perfectly. We enjoyed the french champagne presented with the first course. The entrees were extremely delicious, unique, and present well with a flair. The service was outstanding. We will dine at Nuvo again! The restaurant is great for a special occasion or for an extraordinary evening out. Thanks again! Julie & Andy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a find
    datenight
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had the wine pairing with dinner and were completely blown away. Staff was knowledgeable but not stuffy. The anticipation over each course made it seem like an adventure. Id recommend an open mind to embrace the experience. I would not have selected any of the courses and yet was amazed when I found myself wanting to lick the plate clean.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Some of the best food I've had in a long time. Did the 6 course with wine pairings. Portions were ideal for multi-course dinner and wine pairings were inventive. Amazing flavors with each dish.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try!
    musttry
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I went with a group of girlfriends for dinner and drinks, and had no idea what to expect. We had the four-course experience, and were amazed and impressed by the service, the presentation, the food, the flavors, and the wine. None of us had been there before, so we were excited to try it, and were in suspense waiting for each dish. The colors and flavors of the dishes were exceptional, and the locally grown foods made it even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this for a dinner with friends, a date night, or anyone wanting to try something different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    dbeyes
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The experience was exquisite. Each course a surprise that did not disappoint. Leisurely dinning, with no pressure to turn the table. After six courses we left the table satisfied, but with no sensation of being over served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet