Old Stein Inn
Old Stein Inn

Old Stein Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldstein-inn.com/
  • Phone: 4107986807
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jason Howard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact for your specific needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have inside seating up to 64 persons and outdoor Biergarten to 120 persons
  • Private Party Contact: Hostess 4107986807
  • Entertainment: The Old Stein Oktoberfest style Biergarten has become a Maryland tradition. People come—from near and far—to gather in the Biergarten and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather while drinking the best German beers and tasting the finest German cuisine. Visit the Old Stein during Oktoberfest and you"re sure to have a blast singing along to German drinking songs while sampling traditional German fare. Check our web site www.oldstein-inn.com to see when you might catch Silvia strolling with her accordian or Heidi and the Helmut Echo with their alpenhorn. Prost!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: just past Turkey point Road on right hand side
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: large onsite parking lot
A word from Old Stein Inn
IN 1983, Karl & Ursula Selinger of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany in the Rhineland Pfalz opened The Old Stein Inn to serve the finest German cuisine. They decided to locate in Anne Arundel County just 8 miles south of Annapolis in Edgewater Maryland. The Old Stein has a traditional Biergarten to give neighbors a place to enjoy al fresco dining with friends and family. The ten German taps pour an unparalleled selection of beer. The Old Stein has been featured on "The Best Of Show" on the Food Network and has won multiple awards for the Munster Cheese & Crab Soup and the Apple Cheesecake. The Old Stein is no run-of-the-mill chain restaurant. Diners come from all over the Mid-Atlantic (or right around the corner) to this family-owned, Maryland gem to enjoy fun, food, friends—and, or course, a cold brew in a gemütlichkeit atmosphere. Eins, Zwei, Drei, G"suffa!
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Old Stein Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (106)good for groups (75)neighborhood gem (72)special occasion (56)kid-friendly (49)fit for foodies (44)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (10)romantic (10)scenic view (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Wundebar!
    Ravi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wide and I have been going to OSI for many years and always have recieved great service, good food a fun time. They also have a great German beer and wine menu. The beer garden is a fun place to have a large group and/or kids to enjoy the live music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    PartyoftwoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was excellent. I am not normally a fan of German food, but this place proved me wrong. Everything was great- appetizer, meal, and the waffle sundae was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fun!
    momen
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had such a wonderful time. My 86 year old mother was with us - she uses a wheeled walker and we didn't have to worry about access at all! We sat at a wonderful table beside the band - just inside the side gate. The band was great - we clapped and sang along. The food and drink were excellent. Our waitress as pleasant - didn't rush us - -and really went above and beyond for us. Good parking - handicap access - good food - great drink - -wonderful entertainment. We will visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice German Dinner!
    dnk2VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always a good place to dine...had the poutine fries which were excellent...schnitzel was great, good sized portion made for leftovers...salmon was good...maybe a hint more seasoning here...good beer selection...overall a great nice out! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvthedundel
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    always a good time, good food, good beer and wine, at the OSI , ..unfortunately, rain was predicted, and came on STRONG, but we were "under cover" so didnt get soaked, despite being in the beer garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did no disappoint
    gb0629
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Raised on German food and having spent quite a bit of time in Germany and Switzerland I knew what i was looking for and found it. Great casual dining and our server (Amy) could not have been more friendly and helpful. Can't wait to see what the change in season brings to their menu and beer selection. Old Stein came highly recommended and in turn I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was all good until...
    KPReatsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    ...the restaurant got busy. We had a mid-afternoon reservation and when we got there, we were one of the only parties there. However, as the evening went on and more people showed up, service got increasingly worse to the point of eventually being non-existent. Too many people and not nearly enough wait staff to take care of them. However, we had nine people in our group and it sure seemed like everyone enjoyed their selections. Schnitzels, wursts and schweinhaxe were all well received as well as the various appetizers we ordered. We also managed to consume many mugs of beer. I'm glad we got there early and were able to get our food orders in before it got busy. By the time we got to order dessert, we had to wait more than 30 minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loupgarou
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great fun, terrific, quite authentic German fare, enjoyable live music, excellent beer choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the very few authentic German restaurants remaining in Maryland. Great menu, it was difficult to decide what to order and we loved everything we had. There is much more on the actual menu than is displayed on the website. Very good selection of beers and wines. Outdoor biergarten was very enjoyable. We look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mikes1stchoice
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been to Old Stein Inn many times and its always great. My wife and I take friends there often and always have the same response...they love it and want to take their famlies or firends back. I love that you now have reservations and honestly that you will substitue sides versus fixed menu which you used to be very strict on making substitution. My wife loved that new change. Again, great dining experience. Keep up the great work. Service was excellent. Thanks and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic to the T
    oldnavystein
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Delicious authentic German fare. We've been twice. Each time exactly as we had hoped. We are elated to have find a German restaurant a reasonable drive from our home. Service was top notch. The beer selections are good. We love the samplers. It German food the way you would expect. The last time we went a woman from Austria played a Styrish accordian. She was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sehr Gut!
    wmschmitz
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a dozen times and always look forward to it. I am German and this is as authentic as it gets. Weekends add a band and Sylvia, definitely adds to the experience. Food is excellent, great Biers, and warm staff. Feels like a visit to family, excellent selection of food too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • German beer garden delights
    UrbangirlVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for lunch Sunday and sat outside which I highly recommend. Excellent selection of German beer on tap. The food isn't the most authentic, but I appreciate the chefs touch to make the food unique. The pretzel was perfect - warm and not too much salt. Enjoyed the German chocolate brownie. Worth the drive from Gaithersburg and we'll return. Wish they served lunch on Saturday.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef review
    Sammyc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Old Stein has a gem in Chef Ian Douglas. Chef Douglas take on german food is both traditional and inventive. His preparation of simple fare such as schnitzel is excellent and his chef specials are well planned and well prepared. Without his leadership, this was just another restaurant that you would go to once a year. With his guidance, he will make regular customers a mainstay in the business. Well done chef!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always fun!
    Sue8888
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sylvia was playing in the beer garden while beer, great food and lively conversations was being enjoyed. Nothing better!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Germany in Annapolis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you like the beer gardens of small town Germany, this is your place, great potato salad, sausages, pretty good desserts and true German Beer, about 10 or 12 to choose from.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer Garden Dining Wonderful
    Georo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was a low-humidity day so we requested an outdoor table in our reservation notes. Not disappointed. There is always a great selection of German beers and food. My wife had pork kabobs and I had a wild boar goulash special and--of course--German beer. The outdoor atmosphere, food and spirits combined for great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the Biergarten!
    SchnauzerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The outdoor dining was fantastic! Food was just average. Everything but the wurst seemed to lack authenticity. The "Free Stein" special on Fridays in August was disappointing -- my fault for not reading the fine print (only after 9:30PM in the bar).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very surprised
    j2themills
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I took my boyfriend for hos birthday. I am very skeptical of trying new foods, but the cheese and crab soup was great! The light beer sampler was great as well. Beautiful outdoor area anf very nice staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best German food
    Inthemood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Have been there at least half a dozen times. My wife's favorite restaurant despite the 45 minute drive. Great for birthdays and this year we even went there for Valentine's Day. Best German food we have had since our previous favorite in California closed a number of years ago. Would recommend Old Stein Inn to anyone wanting authentic and deliciious food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    FirstVisit
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was our first visit, the food was mediocre, our waitress was GREAT. We have been wanting to try this place for a long time but probably won't return because the food was just ok.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Old Stein Inn is the ONLY authentic German restaurant and beer garden in the Washington/Baltimore corridor area. It's an hour's drive for us but always worth the time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great German Food
    Yorkman
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    If you're like us and tired of the usual American, Tex-Mex, or Oriental style restaurants, them the Old Stein Inn is the place for you. Great traditional old world German food that really is great with all the side dishes that go along with it. And wonderful service as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birdlandfan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The appetizers are creative and excellent. The main course was, as always, superb. The selection of German beer is great. And the entertainment, Mike and the Continentals, was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ah, Germany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great evening, best German food in the area complete with wandering accordion player. Outstanding beer selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jim's Birthday!
    Lilly
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The raspberry beer was a dream come true. Not since I was in Germany have I tasted such a delightful brew!It was Jim's birthday but he prefers no fanfare!The spaetzle was better than a birthday present!The smoked trout,pretzel with dips,smoked grilled pork chop,German potato salad and sauerkraut were all fabulous!We had three beers but left room for coffee, tea and a piece of chocolate layer cake with hazelnut filling.The service was excellent. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvschnitzel
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dined at The Old Stein with another couple on a Saturday evening.Took advantage of the beautiful evening and enjoyed their lovely patio dining. Food was really quite good,many choices,nice selection of wines,a multitude of beers to choose from,had a great beer flight.Would highly recommend for an intimate dining experience,or for a larger gathering.Either way,it is a really nice place that everyone should try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    NRC1927
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If one likes German food of a particular style, then this place will be good. For others, it may not be a good choice. Beer selection is excellent, and the appetizers are very good. Main courses vary, again a matter of taste.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nobunaga
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good ambience, friendly service, great menu selections, and even better beer - a wide selection of bottled and draft German beers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great German Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went here with another couple who loves German food. I am not that familiar with German cuisine, but my friends are and they raved about it. I thought it was interesting and tasted very good. The atmosphere had a German tilt and this was on a Wednesday evening. I highly recommend this place. Whether you like German food or have not tried it you should give The Old Stein Inn a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary
    DanNan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My husband was in the Military for 30+ years. We spent the first two years of our marriage near Frankfort, Germany. His mother grew up in Germany. The food is as close as to authentic german food as we've been able to find here in the good 'ole USA. Service was awesome too. She had a pleasant smile and was very friendly and courteous. We have retired in Florida, but come back to the area to visit family. We've recommend this to many of our friends and family and will continue to dine here when ever we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • entertaining
    Lammy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed the German music performed by Sylvia and Matthew. That was a real treat. Food was excellent. We also had the light and dark beer samples which were also excellent. We were there from out of town from richmond Virginia and upstate new York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ethnic food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place has good food prepared differently - German. If your palate is savoring something different this is a great place to go. Every dish that our party ordered was thoroughly enjoyed, and very tasty!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Sdboyer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Love the authentic Bavarian German food! Have gone many times & never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food slipping again
    OldGermans
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    For the second time in as many visits the Spaetzle were cold. This time they were actually very cold. Not certain why that is. Lat time, they offered to bring fresh (hot) spaetzle out. This time I just did not eat it. Now the Schnitzel was excellent and hot as always. I realize they reheat Spaetzle they prep in the morning. Maybe they need to learn to fry it a little later in the prep cycle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Been to OS many times over the years. After the fire several years ago, they did a great job remodeling but we always enjoy eating in the biergarten the best (especially when there is live music). Outside is kid/dog friendly and during Octoberfest, there is a very Munich feel here in Edgewater. Been to Munich for Octoberfest and this area has a lot of German descendants (and German born) who really enjoy a "real" German atmosphere/food/beer, etc........Bavarian on Mother's side, Swiss German on Dad's, grew up in PA Dutch area........really feel at "home!"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal.
    dineout
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were looking for something different for our wedding anniversary. The food was great. The service was awesome. Would recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biergarten Magic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food, great bier, shaded al fresco dining on a gorgeous summer evening, and prompt service from very nice people. The caraway-crusted tuna steak was a happy find that played superbly with the authentic German flavors of the accompanying sides. If you can get there, you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • German Deliciousness
    FoodieJunkie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The seating is awesome there is lots of room, the day we actually went to Old Stein they had an lady playing the accordion which was fun. Our food came out fast and was good - the only "complaint" was we purchased the appetizer platter with tons of meats, spread but there was only literally 4 small pieces of bread to put the meat, cheese, and sauces on (so that made it somewhat wasteful because to eat liverwurst I must have bread LOL). For beverages their beer/wine/liquor/specialty drinks does not disappoint - it has the largest list of German Beers I have seen, and their German Root Beer is an awesome drink. Our waitress was friendly, and in fact the next day I saw her in a grocery store and she came and started chatting with me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    GastroFun
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Once you walk in, you are greeted with a warm welcome. The food is fabulous. You will not walk away from the table hungry!! Great wine list and the appetizers are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.