Pallet
Pallet

Pallet

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatpallet.com/
  • Phone: 8019354431x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Zachary "Buzz" Willey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We will entertain Buy Outs on weeknights for private events. Contact us at 801-935-4431 for further details and options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pierpont Ave.
  • Public Transit: Within walking distance of both the Frontrunner and Trax drop offs.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking lot directly to the South, street parking, and pay lots directly to the West, and to the East on 300 West Pierpont Ave.
A word from Pallet
Pallet is a new and entirely refreshing extension of Salt Lake’s downtown dining circuit. Marked by a chef-inspired menu that is imaginative, elegant and simple, Pallet’s timeless design and smart vibe make an ideal setting for your next culinary experience. Located in a restored brick building built in 1901, the restaurant’s name pays homage to its roots; for many years it served as a busy loading dock for Salt Lake Valley’s first creamery.

Pallet’s menu is a clever take on casual fine dining, with choice ingredients and inventive creations, such as Sweet-Beet Salad with Goat-Cheese Mousse, and Scallops with barley, stone fruit and salted caramel. Pallet is a unique and complete dining experience, from the incredible food to the impeccable service, design, music and company. Make your reservation, and take a bite.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pallet reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (39)romantic (34)hot spot (22)great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (8)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Disappointing. Enjoyed the energy of the restaurant but the food and service did not add up to a great experience. Also, wine list was a disaster, highlighted by the fact that vintages were not printed on menu. Tells me that ownership does not want to attract a serious clientele.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As a first time experience it was disappointing. Please refer to item number 4 for a more detailed review.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall average experience
    Nick
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had heard good things about Pallet from a Salt Lake native so we decided to try it out during Dine Around. The place was packed (which is always a good sign). 3 of us ordered off the prix fixe menu and one ordered ala carte. The cocktails were pretty good. The food was quite ordinary. I had the asparagus salad which consisted of shaved asparagus and not a lot of dressing. Main course was Bison short rib which was overcooked to the point of being dry. Dessert was peaches and Panna cotta. The PM was not too sweet which didn't appeal to me. Final verdict - I may go back once more when it's not Dine Around. But there are loads of places to try out so it might take a while.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time here
    Trapper
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Overall a very good experience. The kitchen had a couple misses, overcookeing a couple things. Sometimes it matters and sometimes you can get by. The one dish we sent back, the wait staff handled perfectly. And when the new dish quickly reappeared, it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine O'Round
    TAkakyoj
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had to ask for the special menu for Dine O'Round. The portion was very small and they don't even serve any rolls or any bread. The food tasted good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is my favorite place in town! We went to try the Dine O'Round menu and loved it! Same quality with the select menu. Loved the peach panna cotta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it all!
    Ajman
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Amazing food and perfect ambiance. Had to ask our waiter to order and for our check but beside that it was an amazing place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food, the service was great! It was crowded, but the service was still great. Food and drinks great. Our only gripe was the seats are no that comfortable, but over a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food however less than stellar service. Took over five minutes to get water after seated and over ten minutes to get drinks after ordered. We had to ask the server to take our food order and when it arrived, only four of the five entrees were placed. At least 3 - 4 minutes before the fifth entrée was brought out. (I realize that is a kitchen issue.) I booked the reservation on line an indicated we were there for a birthday celebration. No mention whatsoever from any of your staff. I indicated above I would dine with you again and I will based on the quality of food. If service is only fair again, not sure I will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better a second time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had the opportunity to return to Pallet and enjoyed it again. Being from out of town, I found Pallet a month or so ago on a previous trip. I brough 2 colleagues from across the US to dinner. We sat outside where the weather was perfect and it was a nice quiet dinner. Inside, it is noisy, no question, hard to have a conversation, but outside is perfect. A reasonable wine list as well. Dinner was fantastic, the octopus starter is amazing, highly recommend it. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice splurge but needs improvement
    jrjm
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I went on a little splurge. The ambiance is nice with good use of existing building persona. Food was presented well however my fish was undercooked so sent back, not a major issue. Server took care of and came out replated. A little dim inside to read menu. Overall, worth looking at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    FoodieAsh
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Pallet is the perfect place if you're looking for a stress free evening and great food. It's absolutely an experience and as such, not the sort of place you want to go if you're in a hurry but rather a destination in and of it's own. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So food
    Bala
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Appetizers were great! We got gnocchi and mussels (A must try). The entrees however were very disappointing. We got scallops and lamb. Both of them came out burnt. We complained about the scallops and they gave us a fresh new order of scallops. Even on the new plate, there were burnt scallops. The staff is super friendly and nice. They didn't charge us for the scallops but went there hoping for great food and was kinda disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lordor
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Everything was perfect from start to finish. Our server was attentive, knowledgable, and pleasant. We had appetizers to start, the tuna, octopus and truffle fries. OUTSTANDING! Everyone's entree was subprerb. It ranged from trout, sea bass and the steak. Everything was absolutely the best meal,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and great ambiance
    Hammer411
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was flavorful and filling. They were also able to meet my gluten/dairy free needs! I had the New York steak with brocollini and mac n cheese. I subbed out the mac n cheese for a mix of green beans and asparagus ( chefs surprise) A great find during our visit to SLC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    NY Strip steak was outstanding. Scallops were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoyB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sea Bass was out of this world. Wait staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try!
    foodislife
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food and service was amazing! We have recommended our friends already. Save room for the oatmeal shortbread dessert or two!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool atmosphere but not romantic
    Westie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our food was pretty good, and Pallet has a really cool vibe. Tables for two are really close together so having a private conversation is nearly impossible. Our server was not very friendly to us and offered the couple next to us a free dessert for their anniversary, and then offered us nothing, though she did know it was our anniversary too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Close, Yet So Far
    BobLawbla
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We've been coming here since they first opened, and honestly the only two things that keep us coming back are the staff and the cocktails. Unfortunately the food pales compared to these. Without getting into specifics, there's just something off with the flavor profiles and presentation. One major note we all wanted to impart to the owners is that we wanted to sit outside, but it smelled like sewage and rotting food. One reason for this is because the restaurant's trash cans are sitting right there next to the tables. Something definitely needs to be done about that. In closing however, we just want to say that as a server coming from a fine-dining background myself, the service at Palett is always top-notch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So damn good
    Swirvy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It's sophistication overload in there. Really memorable and perfect for a nice date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My colleague and I were in town for a meeting. We wanted to enjoy a very good meal with fresh ingredients, a good wine selection and great service. Pallet delivered on all three of our requirements. Marygrace said the Scallops entree was one of the best preparations of scallops ever served to her. I enjoyed a sublime short rib with ravioli and an exquisite combination of wonderful flavors that were equally matched against the Zinfandel blend from the BUCKLIN ~ Old Hill Ranch Winery in Sonoma. A word of note -- Brian the Bartender is really a Mixologist with a great understanding about making a serious cocktail. He will not disappoint your expectations. The service staff is courteous and friendly. The dining room wows you too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as any Soho restaurant
    LarsenVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food in a very unique atmosphere for Utah. Service was terrific, truffle fries were spectacular and both the NY steak , Mac and cheese and Mahi mahi were incredibly good. A SLC GEM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming and Delicious
    missingplumalley
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Ate here for the second time a few nights ago. The setting is an old dairy warehouse/loading dock refurbished as shabby industrial chic. Brick walls, oil paintings, a typewriter positioned near the bathroom to amuse you if you have to wait. Had 2 great bourbon drinks with crazy names. An octopus app that was a bit chewy but had good flavor, a delicious baby beet salad and a ny steak with broccolini and house mac and cheese that was out of this world. I way overrate but I was so looking forward to visiting this little gem on my SLC trip. My only complaint is that we were a party of 3 wanting to add a 4th. No can do they said, fully booked, not enough chairs. Strangely the restaurant remained half empty throughout our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is fair at best!
    MargieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Restaurant had a weird odor when we got there (and it wasn't the smell of food). Decor was great but the food was fair at best. Specialties like gnocchi was tasteless, truffle fries didn't tats like there wereANY truffles on them, only Parmesan cheese which why would you pur a strong tasting cheese like Parmesan to mask any truffles if there really were any. The Gorgonzola Mac and cheese also very bland and the meatballs would've knocked someone out if hit on the head with them they were so dense. Someone wrote a review at Yelp saying something about if from Brooklyn Pallet is a greatplace reminding the reviewer of NY. I'm from NY and this restaurant would not pass muster in the food dept for sure!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic !
    gdfavoriteplace
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our second time to Pallet, we could not wait to go back, and again our experience was outstanding. A truly unique menu, a beautiful presentation, and fabulous food! (best Scallops I have ever had). Everything we ordered was exceptional, from the Truffle Fries App thru dessert. Outstanding service, Chris was our waiter and I must say that he was without a doubt one of the finest waiters we have ever encountered in Salt Lake, (and that is many years of dining out). We will definitely be going back to Pallet again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pallet could make some changes
    SusaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The dining at the Pallet was not as wonderful as I had hoped, but the waitress was cheery and helpful. Salad was okay, but nothing outstanding. The tortellini was fabulous, very delicate flavors, but not really an entree portion--more like a side dish. Dessert was disappointing because the peach cobbler was made from unripe peaches--very hard and not good flavor. The recipe might have been very good had the peaches been ripe. The ambience is rustic and funky, but the chairs and window bench were not comfortable at all, not a place where you want to linger. Decaf coffee was very good--I'm hoping the decaf process was done with a water method, not chemicals.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm, historic setting great food
    WesternGal
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was my second visit. I like the laid back, historic vibe with people committed to making the night special even if you are a solo. Made me a social bartenders choice gin cocktail and the bar tender and waiter both checked on whether I liked it. Had wonderful chicken liver app and sea bass cooked perfectly for the main. Always enjoy the people watching and the hip, but not trying too hard atmosphere. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    foodarchVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I ordered the lamb and was assured it would be medium rare. When it came and was clearly overcooked, I asked my server if I could have it medium rare. She said that it was medium rare and that was that. It was show leather -- disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth an experience
    M5unit
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Rustically elegant with knowlegdeable and friendly attentive staff. Food was very good with some dishes better than others. Truffle Fries are a must. Cocktails were tasty and not your standard fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were very impressed with Pallet. Wait staff was extremely friendly and very informative. Food was very good and priced at where one would expect. Atmosphere was fun. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great Find!
    Jewellery
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had such a fun night! The staff were awesome especially Josh, she put up with our fun but highly obnoxious friend!! Thank you! The dishes were flavoured beautifully and I enjoyed all of the ones I tasted however the oysters were a bit tired. My friends and I enjoyed the cocktails and loved the ambience. If I ever go to Salt Lake City again I will be sure to visit Pallet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    FoodiesByNight
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    A charming restaurant with a great vibe. Every bite of the food is DELICIOUS! By far, our favorite restaurant in Utah. The service is always friendly, knowledgeable and timely. Chris makes our mouth water just by his excellent description of the dishes. Eat at pallet. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I booked this restaurant to treat my adult kids; it fell totally below all expectations. Each of our dishes had major errors; i.e., salad greens that were brown and wimpy with tough, rubbery craisins; chicken that was chewy and unseasoned, celery root with the consistency of a pencil eraser. My daughter's mahi mahi was raw in the center, and the son-in-law's lamb chops were tough and dry. Top all of this off with the fact that service was impossibly slow -- 90 minutes for three courses with long waits in between, and a waitress who looked like she would rather be doing anything else. I don't mind paying when the experience is memorable, but I would not recommend this restaurant or be tempted to go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary dinner
    c8pratt
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We loved Pallet! The food was great, the service impeccable and a wonderful atmosphere. We had the beautiful patio to ourselves for most of the evening. Chris, our waiter, was very helpful and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. He had great recommendations and served all of our needs. Everything from the appetizer to dessert was delicious and we would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another nice SLC foodie option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I had a very pleasant first visit to Pallet. The hostess knew my first name and the waitress (Madelyn) was impeccable. To begin, I wanted to compare the Pallet Truffle fries to a recently tried offering from Santa Barbara, but was very disappointed. The fries were distinctly unspectacular in presentation or preparation. The lamb chops were tasty and nicely prepared, but seemed a bit pricey for 2 lamb chops. My companion diner's scallops were enjoyable, though again, I expected more. The menu is diverse and the ambience terrific. I shall return and hope for greater tastes to match the prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York Feel in Salt Lake
    Bman
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Similar dining experience to the land where at times you seat elbow to elbow with your neighbors but enjoy your own party, or both parties, Pallet is a top 4 stars restaurant in Salt Lake City.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Equally good again
    Chefy71
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This was the second time we went to Pallet. Our start was a little slow, but once it got going, all was great. Attentive service and the food was well prepared and plated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 390 reviews are from the Pallet reviews archive.
  • great food terrible service
    overview1VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    last two times in two weeks-service was bad-same waiter may be the problem, but food slow to come-waiter slow to come-one more chance but that is it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not very impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The drinks were the highlight of this restaurant. The service and food were not impressive. Our waitress took a long time to come over to greet us and take our order. We waited 35 minutes for our food and were served the appetizer after the main dish because the server forgot to ring it in. The ravioli I got was over priced ($26 for a vegetarian version) and did not taste very good. The kitchen was excellent with our allergy but the food did not end up being impressive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet