Oak & Vine at Springside

Oak & Vine at Springside

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oakandvine.com/
  • Phone: (315) 252-8463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Java
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Oak & Vine's private dining facilities can accommodate up to 30 guests. Featuring the great cuisine of Oak & Vine.
  • Private Party Contact: Chad Siddall 3152528643
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Wednesdays 8-11pm. Featuring local music talent. Talented musicians playing a wide array of great music. Always a great time at the Oak & Vine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 38 S
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Oak & Vine Offers free onsite parking.
A word from Oak & Vine at Springside
Oak & Vine at The Springside Inn is a modern gastro-pub located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, just a stone's throw from Owasco Lake and The Merry-Go-Round Theater. Our CIA trained chefs offers an array of American cuisine featuring delicious burgers, creative specials, locally-sourced organic produce from Happy Bee Farms. Seasonal-menu offerings range from creative pizzas, vegetarian and gluten-free options, to our hoisin-marinated bone-in pork chop and sashimi-grade tuna club sandwich. Off-menu we emphasize fresh fish and regionally-sourced beef. The restaurant provides private dining, casual pub-seating, and outdoor tables overlooking The Springside's Gazebo Gardens. Our knowledgeable staff strives to create a vibrant, neighborly atmosphere, so come enjoy our inspired fare, our extensive selection of craft beers, and our Wednesday-night live music!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGastro Pub
Oak & Vine at Springside reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (12)scenic view (11)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Special event
    Beth
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were there for a special event (limited menu and live music) and in the reception hall rather than the main dining room, so our experience was not the "norm". Service was slow and disjointed. My meat was under cooked and had to go back to the kitchen. However, the staff was friendly and, once cooked appropriately, the food was good. The Inn is beautiful and we will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What a lovely experience. Never knew it existed. So close to the Merry Go Round theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A grand inn and charming restaurant
    NYexpat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Springside Inn has a long history in Auburn. I went there first for my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary in 1976 and I remember the lovely banquet room with a view of the sculptured lawn. I have dined in their restaurant too over the years, but it had a bit of a hunting lodge ambiance at the time. Not really a place for special occasions. However, the current Oak & Vine restaurant there, which was remodeled awhile ago, is now a charming, tastefully decorated restaurant and provide a lovely setting for my mother's 80th birthday dinner. The food was very nice and they offered an expansive wine selection. I was very happy I gave their restaurant another try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service!
    blix
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a wonderful time at this restaurant. The only changes would be more comfortable chairs, a little more space in between tables of two (we kind of felt like we were eating with the couple next to us) and faster turn around time on our appetizers (seated at 7pm and appetizer did not show up until 8pm). The food was outstanding and the staff was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    EAPoe
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Oak & Vine was fantastic. The owner was amazing, and at last minute gave us a private tour of the grounds because we were interested in using Springside as a wedding venue next year. He was enthusiastic, down-to-earth, and so nice to us. Our server was great, the timing on everything was perfect. We were not rushed around like in chain restaurants but we were not forgotten about either. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy, and we can not wait to go back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    Love2dine
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    It was easy to book the reservation through Open Table, the restaurant was easy to find, we were seated right away, the incoming bus tour was not a bother as they were located away from our dining area, the menu choices were varied and all looked tasty, the service was cordial and always very warm and attentive. If we are in this area again, we would make it a point to come back. great wine and beer choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food noisy inside
    fun2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to dinner many times and enjoyed thoroughly, however last time was very noisy and table too big for our party. Could not converse with guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    bonnetbabe
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We truly enjoyed our meal at the Oak and Vine. We shared a delicious roasted beet salad- the portions were more than sufficient to share. One of us ordered from the regular menu (Sea Scallops and pasta), while the other one ordered from the small plate menu (Shrimp and Grits). Both were fantastic! We also shared a creme' brulee with apples and cinnamon that was great. The server was wonderful and we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pre-theatre Dinner
    JoanB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Four of us had a great dinner before heading to Merry Go Round Theatre. The menu had a variety of choices, the service was great and the food was delicious. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary - September 6, 2014
    luvurplace
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was very satisfying and our waitress, Katie, was superb. She answered all our questions and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Loved the cheese soufflé.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A foodie's delight
    JoeyRocket
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I found this place on Open Table last year while driving on I-90. What a find! Went back for a second time for a special dinner. Overall pretty good. Waitress was pretty good. Newbie. Had to ask her to light the table candle. Was not terribly familiar with the menu. But in fairness it was her first day. She was very eager and helpful. Ordered Traditional Ceasar Salad with anchovies ($1 extra). If I pay extra for this you would think it would be part of the salad? No. On the side :). Porc Osso Bucco was a little dry but good. On a bed of heavenly creamy polenta and garlic spinach. Huge bus dropping people off and making lots of noise driving around the patio was distracting. Staff did not seem concerned about us on patio :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    out4goodtime
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    When we made our reservation we asked for outdoor seating and that is just what we got. We had a nice table on the porch which is covered by a huge canopy ( no dodging sun under small umbrellas). Service was there promptly. We asked for time to enjoy our drinks and they did not keep pestering us until they thought we might want another drink. At that time they took our order. Our meals were very much to our liking and I had excess to take home. Very pleasant experience and one I should have done more often this summer. Inside bar area looked very appealing too if it was a cooler evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    8yearsandcounting
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were married at the Springside Inn 8 years ago. We decided to go there for our anniversary dinner. We've been there for brunch a few times since we were married but we hadn't had dinner since our first anniversary. The food, service and atmosphere was wonderful! Perfect really. We are planning to return (at the very least) every year for our anniversary. We hope to dine there more often! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience at Oak and Vine
    Along4ride
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I thought it was a nice place and our waiter was very good. I had some "Greens and Beans" soup that was very good. And then I had a salad with tuna added, and it was not good at all. The salad was ok, but did not have tomatoes or enough onion. And the tuna was awful. It was dry, WAY over cooked and hard, like crusty and dry. If I was not with friends I would have sent it back. Instead, I did not want to make a scene, so I just ate it, but it was not good. It seemed like everyone else's entrees were good, but mine was a failure because the tuna was terrible. Would ahve been better to just empty a can of tuna on the salad rather than the dried out little piece that I got with my salad for ANOTHER 7 DOLLARS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice place to have dinner
    macaroni
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The major distraction was a group of 6 or 7 noisy women, who cackled loudly and ruined our otherwise nice evening. I made a momment to the host when she tried to seat us next to the women, but even at a distance it was a major distraction.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 111 reviews are from the Oak & Vine at Springside reviews archive.
  • Add this to your bucket list
    Owascoite
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    For anyone living in or vacationing in the Finger Lakes, taking in a meal at Oak and Vine is a must do. The Springside Inn is dear to those of us who grew up in Auburn and it has maintained its charm and warmth through the decades. The menu at Oak and Vine reflects that charm and warmth while presenting contemporary and well prepared cuisine. If it is not seriously stormy, opt for a table on the porch. The view is lovely and the lake breezes will make you fall in love with the Owasco Lake. This restuarant should be on your bucket list!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frenchy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our first time here. Service was attentive & food was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely outdoor setting
    marbra
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were hoping for a nice day that allowed us to eat outside, and were not disappointed. Outdoor setting is lovely and peaceful. Food was delicious. Service was great. A good experience. Will plan to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice dinner
    DLoeb
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a moderately large group (8 people) and felt that everything went smoothly. Service was just right and we left there quite happy. It was a gorgeous evening and we were happy to be able to sit outside. Thank you for accommodating us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We split a couple pizzas and an order of each side. Everything was delicious and the everyone left full with even a couple leftovers. We sat out on the porch and ate, and even though it rained the awning still allowed us to stay outdoors. Great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service!
    Benaround
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good was of good quality. Nice outdoor seating and a good waiter. Prices are reasonable for ala cart menu. Enjoyable but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great experience - all in my party were very satisfied!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining, delightful
    marbra
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had been to the Oak and Vine before and enjoyed the wonderful food. This was our first outdoor dining experience. The weather was perfect and the view is delightful. Unfortunately a bus arrived to unload passengers, right in front to the outdoor dining area. Toward the end of our meal this happened again. It is too bad the buses have to stop in just that spot and not a little further down the driveway. ' The waitress was very pleasant and for the most part the service was good, but she did bring the wrong meal whaich had to be returned.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • penney
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    seemed as though the waitress was new or occuopied someplace else. i had to ask another waitress for my drink. she brought my wifes but not mine. we were there for our anniversary . waitress needs better training.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Surprise
    dreamnest3
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We are new to the Auburn area and were looking for a nice place to take my in-laws for dinner. This was a last minute suggestion from someone at work and it turned out to be a pleasent surprise. The food was excellent if a tad pricey. Our waiter was gracious and informative, helping us feel relaxed and pampered. It was a beautiful setting on a goreous night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't wait to go back
    JoeyRocket
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Found it by chance on OpenTable while driving on I-90. Warm atmosphere, great service. Spectacular food. Pork Shank with Polenta was to die for. Portion was a little large so go easy on apps.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting from Kansas
    justvisiting
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We enjoyed dinner at Oak and Vine 3 years ago on our way to Syracuse to drop off our son for graduate studies. We enjoyed the same excellent experience this year in celebration of his graduation. We hope to dine here again when we visit this area in our future travels.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, Seth was awesome.
    judy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was great, Seth was awesome. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great night
    Mike
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Oak & Vine is excellent for a special dinner or for a night out with friends. Beth and Sean always make people feel welcome and the wait staff is always friendly and provides great service. They go out of their way to make special events happen in the winter and summer. Great selection of beers on tap and the wine list is always up to date. Foods specials are always unique and worth trying. Tuna club is a favorite bar menu item. If I was to sum it up why we go there, it is a comfortable place to go out and relax.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    eba1
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    For a weeknight the Oak and Vine was pleasantly busy! As always the food and service was a delight....so attentive! Recommend this to one and all for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Butternut Squash soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Butternut Squash soup is a Must! Ordered the special - Sea Bass - yum!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girlfriends get together
    Daisymasy
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    On a snowy night had dinner with a friend. Fireplace warmed the Dining Room. Hot cheddar broccoli soup was perfect for the night. After our soup we had a Caesar and Beet salads. Our attentive waitress suggested a glass of wine with dinner. Everything was delicious and it was a perfect way to spend a Winter night. I would highly recommend Oak&Vine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Special Event
    CindyD
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The special Blues and Burgers night was again a great hit. Food was very good and the band was awesome as usual !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On a Slow Night
    Rich
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    My wife and I were there the Friday after Christmas which turned out to be an unusually slow night for them. Started with a couple of drinks at the comfortable bar then went into the Dining Room where we were greeted by a friendly host who gave us choice of seating. But that was easy since we were the only ones in there until another couplel arrived just prior to our departure. The waiter was very professional but friendly. Make sure you try the Butternut Squash soup which is excellent! Food was available in about 20 minutes from ordering and was very well presented and tasteful. Not the least expensive price but we got a good value for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely return...a gem!
    Steve
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    My wife & I were looking for accommodations for the nearby Seneca Falls' 'It's a Wonderful Life' festivities. We [thankfully] stumbled onto the Springside Inn, attached to Oak & Vine. The dinner was part of a package get away deal with a one night stay. I'm pleased to say the accommodations were great, and the dinner even better. The service was outstanding - our waiter Kevin was attentive, knowledgeable, and engaging. The food was excellent - my filet was cooked perfectly with a tasty reduction sauce, and my wife's ribs tender & flavorful. With a gorgeous blanket of snow outside, we enjoyed a table right next to the fireplace. Would recommend this as a nice 'off the beaten path' place for a delicious dinner & charming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BYOB Mondays
    pmrthirdVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Monday is BYOB night with no corkage fee. Great food and atmosphere and loved ability to bring my own wines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    Emmelle
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Chicken Alexis was really a pasta dish more than a chicken dish. Mostly pasta and a few chunks of chicken etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Room with a View
    alnbarthelVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    After driving back roads of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York for 7 hours, the Oak and Vine was a delightfully quiet find in a superb setting. The food was delicious gastro-pub fare. My fillet was prepared to perfection! The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food and great service
    Robi
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Hi - my party of 8 dined with you on Sat, Sept 7th and we all enjoyed our meals. We had two children with us and they, along with the rest of us, were treated very well by your wait staff - very friendly and courteous. Will definitely be returning - especially loved the butternut squash soup!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was average or slightly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The food was average or slightly above. The service was the worst!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate