Painted Pony
Painted Pony

Painted Pony

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.painted-pony.com/
  • Phone: 4356341700
  • Hours of Operation:
    OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Randall Richards
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our semi-private garden room accommodates 20-24 guests.
    Smaller groups can reserve the garden room for a small room charge.

    Larger parties (up to 65 guests) can use the back half of the restaurant which would be closed off to the public.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicki or Tom 4356341700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street & St. George Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available in the back parking lot of Ancestor Square. Street parking is also available.
A word from Painted Pony
A culinary island in Southern Utah, the Painted Pony brings a touch of class--and intriguing flavors--to St. George. The restaurant, tucked away in Ancestor Square, is exceptionally clean and cozy, with contemporary art, fresh flowers, and -- in the evening -- a top notch romantic atmosphere with subdued lighting and patio dining.

If your surroundings don't clue you in, your first glance at the menu will. Painted Pony is not your standard fare. Contemporary American cuisine evidently doesn't mean just another good steakhouse, and the simply written food descriptions promise something new and intriguing for your palate.

The Painted Pony has perfected the fine art of using fresh ingredients and delicate flavoring. An exceptional wine list, generous portions, attentive service, and reasonable prices will convince you to return to "the Pony" anytime you're in St. George.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Painted Pony reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (50)romantic (46)neighborhood gem (34)scenic view (20)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (14)good for groups (14)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Service
    Ginna
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had great service. We split several dishes and they helped with the split.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    LDSwinelover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Experience was delightful. You won't go wrong. Elegant food and presentation. Great service. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Southwest Utah Gem!!
    ProfM
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As good as any Las Vegas restaurant I have patronized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    JJPDlp
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always a great dining experience. Service, food and atmosphere are always great. For me the best in Southern Utah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of the West, hands down.
    Willie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Best restaurant in the Western Region. Fact: attention to EVERY detail, best wine selection, great ambiance, service out of the ordinary. Nothing compares to the Painted Pony. Still talking about dinner this past Saturday. My Smoked Bacon wrapped Duck breasts were better than anything I ever had in France. Perfect meats. Desserts from scratch, all exquisite, gelatto, pies and cakes you name it. They grow their own heirloom tomatoes and make their own bread. Very reasonably priced for the amazing dining experience. Unreal! My congratulations and most sincere thanks to the owners, the Chef, our server John and the whole staff. Look no further. Next time I go to Vegas, I will drive all the way out to St. George to dine at The Painted Pony!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 by far BEST in St George….
    onlythebest
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Truly outstanding in ALL respects! Food, ambiance, courtesy, cleanliness all simply beyond reproach. I go there EVERY time when I’m in St George!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our 40th!
    Excaliliver
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Painted Pony is very comfortable to walk into as the greeting is always very warm and friendly. The waitstaff, after seated, is very quick to start service. Our waiter was superb, timely, and we never sat and waited for any food. Even the young lady in serving our water was there to refill and yet never interrupted our meal, completely seamless Every time we've gone there they offer a salad special different each and every time. This time it was the most flavorful heirlom tomatoes and freshly made mozzarella slices. The rack of lamb and the fresh Cod we enjoyed were perfectly done. We are taking some visitors coming in November there to let them experience what we both love.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining experience
    lnhtdb
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great atmosphere, great service, wonderful food and fabulous presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing long-awaited experience
    KPLV
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Best dinner I've had in a long time. Food was fresh and cooked impeccably. Service was excellent, relaxed and anticipated our every wish. Filet, rib eye and tuna were all hits with our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We dined at the Painted Pony last Friday with our neighbors. Eventhough we both had experienced the Pony before it was delightful and refreshing to visit again. The food was great and our waiter Brice was exceptional. Brice was very professional, attentive, and not pushy. The Pony offers standard menu items which are great, but the salad and main course specials were creative and tasty as well. Thanks for the great dining experience and we'll see you again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a delightful expericenc
    2foodexplrs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    we went there for our 31st anniversary. the setting was quiet, great ambiance comfortable. the staff was friendly, helpful and fun. service was terrific. we did not want for anything. the food was innovative, creative and very tasty. best ingredients were used for our dishes. we cannot wait to return. a very wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    bforetheshow
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We found a review of the Painted Pony on our way through St George Utah to Zion National Park and are very happy that we decided to book a table there for our family for dinner and did not miss the opportunity to sample their menu. Everything from the appetizers to the main course to the desserts were excellent and very flavorful and we highly recommend if you are staying in St George or traveling nearby to check them out for a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch!
    Catles
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We shared a wonderful lunch with family - delicious food and excellent service as always. Our party had the mac and cheese, soup of the day, asian chicken salad, turkey/bacon/avacado club, and the key lime pie. All the food was perfectly cooked and fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is my favorite Restaurant. I live in San Diego and wish they would open a Painted Pony in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent oasis
    BudW
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Pretty good restaurant in a city with few fine dining choices. Food and service generally good. Good wine list. Only disappointment was the crab cakes which seemed to be all filler with few signs of any crab.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice ambience and good food
    RAllen
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant in St. George. I ordered the duck which was good, but my husband got the ribeye which was almost all fat. He is a meat and potatoes guy and it's hard to get him to complain about a steak but he could barely eat half of it. Salads were very good and the creme brulee was the best part. Overall I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place in St George, UT
    twang54
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    In the heart of St George there is a little gem. Painted Pony is really a nice place. Mostly for the excellent cuisine. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked, the crab cakes beautifully tasty. The atmosphere was very friendly and the service pretty accurate. If you are traveling in Utah I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Good
    Sylvie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very fresh and innovative. The carrot jalapeño soup was outstanding. The beet salad with salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    MSMMTM
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We discovered this restaurant on our first visit to St. George last year upon a recommendation from our hotel. Now whenever we head St. George way, we fit in a dinner or lunch at Painted Pony. Well worth the stop and the food is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lolo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the painted pony, the food and service were both outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great selection and tasty food. Ribeye was prepared perfectly with nice vegetables to compliment the meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best fillet in the world!
    Virtus82
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Even if we arrived few minutes later than our reservation and the restaurant was about to close, we could seat and enjoy this incredible and amazing food. I got just a medium rare fillet perfectly cooked and soft like a marshmallow! The best fillet in the world for sure. Perfect also the Californian red wine and the check. Unfortunately we won't be able to come back easily as we don't live here in USA. Great service too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Renabor
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Celebrated a friend's birthday here while on vacation. Food was fantastic, service wonderful, and dessert was phenomenal. Definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious mix...
    Geramina
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Of flavors, colors and textures. We thoroughly enjoyed the carrot-jalapeño soup, gorgeous beet salad, pea n parsnip ravioli, and coconut key lime pie! Each dish was a perfect balance of color, crunch, and creaminess. Our servers were all very nice and accommodating. The restaurant interior was rustic and elegant. The chilled water goblets were a lovely touch too! We would love to dine here when we visit St. George again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in USA
    SusieFS1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I can honestly say that this is the best restaurant I have ever eaten in USA over 30 years. French style food but with american size portions. Fantastic meal only wish I had been able to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Birthday dinner!
    Greenstin
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I took my fiance to dinner here for his Birthday. Our table was located in a quiet romantic corner with a nice view of the courtyard outside. Our table was promptly greeted and attended to with drinks and bread, and the waitress was very nice and friendly. We started with the infamous french onion soup that comes served in an actual onion oozing with delicious cheese, my fiance was in heaven! We ordered a ribeye and tenderloin for dinner and were very satisfied with the cut of meat and the flavor was perfect.The sides were to die for too! Loved the mac n cheese, the stilton fritters, green beans and mushrooms. Barely had room for dessert but we managed to down a white chocolate bread pudding with home-made banana icecream. Loved every bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Amazing!
    Catles
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a quiet lunch at the Painted Pony. As usual, we had a wonderful experience. We had the grapefruit/scallop salad and the asian chicken salad along with fresh, warm home made bread. It was delicious and to top things off - we shared a trio of house made fruit sorbet (totally fantastic). The very best part of dining at this restaurant, is the friendly and well informed staff. Bree's friendly greetings, Brice's excellent service, and the marvellous chef all make the Pony the best place in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Restaurant
    RedRocksGuy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    While visiting St. George on a house-hunting trip in July, my wife and I had dinner at the Painted Pony. From the hostess at the front, to our server(s) and helpers, the staff was attentive, professional and helpful at all times. However, it is the food that is the real star of this show. I had the beet salad (extraordinarily good), the pork chop (perfect) and the mango sorbet for dessert (wonderful). My wife had the filet and is still talking about how good it was. The wine list is excellent and fits the style of the food quite well. If you are in St. George, you owe it to yourself to experience dinner at the Painted Pony. It is in the historic district in northwest corner of Ancestors Square and well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for foodie travelers!
    Foodie79
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    It started with a warm welcome at the door, then a gracious choice of tables (we chose the secluded booth that "all of the locals" ask for, but the tables with a view would have been fine as well). The staff - all of them - were complimentary, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding. We had the signature beet salad (WOW!!), coconut shrimp appetizer, filet and hanger steak. The filet was just ok (though truth be told, I have incredibly high standards for filet). The hanger steak was fabulous. We finished with our server's recommendation for the lemon parfait and it was superb (tip: make sure you get all of the layers in each spoonful, otherwise the lemon curd can be too "curdy."). Great ambiance, best food in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everything about this place is exceptional, I always suggest that my client's and friends experience this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Maggie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We always love going to the Painted Pony. The entire experience is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of St George
    Sageadvisor
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    So. Utah is limited in terms of 'fine dining' and Painted Pony 'fills the bill'. The French Onion Soup is creative and 'to die for'.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant dining in St George
    JDRLV
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    On our way home to Las Vegas from our cabin on Cedar Mountain my wife wanted a place to go out for a nice Father's Day meal. I turned to Open Table and was pleasantly surprised to find an intriguing restaurant in St George. The Painted Pony is tucked away in a quaint shopping village. We were immediately impressed with the decor. The service was attentive but not stuffy. Our waiters Brice and Dominik were great at helping make entree decisions. Our food was unique and had an amazing presentation and flavor. The almond stuffed dates wrapped in bacon were a delightful start. The beet salad was beautifully presented. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Painted Pony has done it right and is a great dining experience in St George!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent choice in St. George
    Fabfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I can't really say enough about this place. The food was terrific, service impeccable and wine fabulous. We had one of the best waitresses I have ever had at a restaurant . She knew when to be there and when to disappear. She also made some great suggestions- including dessert which we usually forego. But the lemon frozen soufflé was just to tempting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    dinnertime
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Took my family here for a pre Father's Day dinner. This fine dining restaurant had a casual elegance. The food was not only inventive but delicious. One thing of particular note was how good the acoustics were. We heard little to no chatter from the table around us. Overall a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great meal
    bondnotjames007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    For our 45th anniversary we went to our favorite St. George restaurant and, as usual, we were extremely happy with our food. Our waiter John was the perfect guide to the fare, and everything from the crab cakes, squab, prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast to the perfect Italian-style sorbets in three fruit flavors (just made!) was perfect. We ended the meal with a perfect cup of coffee roasted by a local company in nearby La Verkin, which was a pleasant discovery. Although their wine list is excellent, we brought a special bottle from our own wine cellar for the occasion (they allow this useful privilege). All in all, the perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    marcelr
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    As always the Painted Pony was superb. We don't think it's capable of being otherwise. From salad through lunch to desert and wine there simply is no better....Bryce, by the way is a very fine server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative Dining Experience
    Vancouverite
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service - and would definitely recommend to fellow travelers. The beet salad is fantastic - as were the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went to Painted Pony as a special birthday dinner. The service is amazing and impeccable. The food is beyond description with a most beautiful presentation that makes it delicious well before it ever hits your palate. I will definitely be going back without occasion to try more of their delicious food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 709 reviews are from the Painted Pony reviews archive.
  • Hidden Gem
    OutofTowner
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The Painted Pony is a little difficult to find, tucked away upstairs in a square with other more prominantly located and signed restaraunts, but it is well worth the effort to find. Beautifully prepared dishes utulizing fresh ingredients are lovingly served by a very attentive staff. Good wine list is an added bonus. We were in town on vacation and celebrated our anniversary while in St, George and the staff helped make our special evening more special with the premium table, service, meal, and well wishes. They even gave us a celebratory desert topped with a candle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic