Park Plaza Gardens
Park Plaza Gardens

Park Plaza Gardens

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkplazagardens.com/
  • Phone: 4076452475x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Antoine Ludcene
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call (407)645-2475 for catering options and details.
  • Entertainment: Live music at the bar and patio every Friday and Saturday! Sip and Spin every Wednesday featuring live DJ entertainment.
  • Special Events: Dine in our beautiful garden-inspired atrium. Enjoy a personalized menu prepared by our acclaimed chefs. Perfect for birthdays, reunions, celebrations, baby & bridal showers, engagement parties, dinners, wedding receptions, holidays and more!

    For more information on booking a reservation or to schedule an on-site consultation, contact us at 407-645-2475.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New England Avenue
  • Public Transit: N/A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Winter Park valet is available as well as street parking and the public parking lots on New England.
A word from Park Plaza Gardens
Park Plaza Gardens has set the standard for dining in Central Florida for more than 30 years. With an ever-changing menu of fresh ideas and inspiring presentations, Park Plaza Gardens Continues to delight long time patrons and newcomers alike. Every plate created is infused with a passion for great food!
Join us for lunch as you stroll Park Avenue, sip cocktails in our sidewalk cafe, or celebrate that special occasion in our dining room.
Dine amid lighted fichus trees and rustic brick, interspersed with chic textures and contemporary furnishings.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Park Plaza Gardens reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (25)special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (22)great for brunch (14)fit for foodies (11)great for outdoor dining (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (9)good for groups (9)hot spot (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Amazing place
    SimoneVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Grate ambience e delicious food, we will back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were very delighted by the quality of food and the beautiful outdoor seating area in this restaurant. Service is very polite and accommodating. The only dissapointing thing is that we were there tocelebrate my 50th birthday and it was completely ignored. Details are very important and just by saying Happy Birthday it would have made a great difference.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • open table did not reserve this tho
    brunch
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The reservation would not complete on line and I had to call the restaurant directly, so I am not sure why the email from you asking for a review.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so service and food
    DGPayne02VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nothing to write home about but convenient if you need a bite while in Winter Park.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Ritz2652
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great good, Great atmosphere and fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A birthday dinner finally brought us to Park Plaza Gardens after living in Winter Park for many years and saying we should go there one day. The service and food were excellent, exactly what I would expect on Park Ave.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dining at Park Plaza was a wonderful experience. The food was perfectly prepared and the portions very generous. Our server John was the utmost host and professional. The wait staff worked together to provide a very memorable evening. I would highly recommend Park Plaza Gardens.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere outweighed sad service
    YoungTipper
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have nothing to complain about with the food, is was to DIE for, the atmosphere? You can't do better, endless mimosas? I had to request more orange juice haha it was great. However, I was FURIATED with the attitude of the wait staff towards my friend and I. I understand a nice restaurant is expensive, and when 2 younger girls come in - staff might not see a huge tip on the table. However, I am a huge tipperand gave the man 25% even though I wanted to give him 5%. Reason I didn't was the attitude he had was that he expected us to tip poor and so served us poorly, but I watned to prove him wrong. Zacory. I will make sure to request sitting outside next time, I spoke to some locals and they said that's where the good service is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most Romantic anniversary
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This place was amazing. Don't be fooled by exterior look and front window bar. The gem is inside. Jason our waiter was fantastic. Food and ambiance were romantic. The crab stuffed grouper was to die for. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Keith
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was great except row of bench seats were really uncomfortable. That's the only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars. Mussels were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NIce ambiance, good food
    diner2618
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I love the fact that the inside dining area feels as if it is outside with, all of the greenery coving the ceiling (but needs to cover more so that you don't see all of the leaves,etc.)mGalette was very good; Benedict had 2 eggs that were almost hard boiled and had to be sent back; chicken/waffles good,but didn't know chicken would be tenders. Mimosas good, BUT they can't call thier sparkling wine champagne (not from France) If Bloody Mary is unlimited, don't charge for refills w/o saying. if advertisement says choice of vodka for the price, don't then say it is a particular type of vodka. I brought these to the server's attention, and while she understood and was gracious, this to me is false advertising and I would not return. Principle
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Need Friendlier Servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was excellent. Everything came out cooked perfectly and in a timely manner. Service was dull. It was our first time there and our server wasn't very familiar or helpful with suggestions and favorite items on the menu. I wish the cocktail menu had better choices but the food menu is absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plan to return often.
    FRANKM
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service is extraordinary. Ambience relaxing and upscale. Food portions are the right size. Setting is romantic. Generous refills on mimosas ans champagne. Menu is varied enough for all tastes. Price ranges on a la carte offering are fair. Parking is convenient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was quite good, but the menu should be jazzed up a little.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real disappointment
    ThomVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I had dined at this restaurant back in the day when it was the classiest restaurant in Winter Park. I took my wife there recently hoping to at least have some great food and service. Sadly, at present the restaurant is not even a ghost of its former self. The waitstaff tried really hard to cover the details, but to no avail. The food coming out of the kitchen and its presentation was mediocre at best. Perhaps it had just reopened with new chefs, waitstaff and management, I really don't know, but they all thought they were doing wonderfully well. They were not. We wish them well, but my wife and I will likely not be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great night out.
    Datenight
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This place has it all. The front of the restaurant has a pretty popular and busy bar. We started with a drink there before our reservation. After our drink we go to the back where the dining area is, completely different. The dining area is elegant, quiet and peacefull with a very old world feel. The level of service was great, friendly and knowledgable. I had the double pork chop and my wife had the seared Tuna, both very good. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    BridgeVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    With all of the options for brunch in the area, PPG is not usually my first choice. We decided to give it a go and it was ok. Nothing to get excited about and nothing to go running back for, but it filled us up and we had plenty of mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    IkenDawn
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Service was great. Our entrees were served very quickly. All of the items we ordered were very good. The breakfast potatoes were very tasty without being greasy. The salmon breakfast dish and the omelets were very good. The French toast was good but was a little too much. I probably would not order the French toast again. We enjoyed the endless mimosas and the build your own Bloody Mary bar. The only slight disappointment was that there was only one tomato base for the Bloody Mary (I believe that a choice of a few different tomato bases were advertised) and the horseradish was not put out for the bloody Mary's until we were about to leave. Otherwise, a very enjoyable Sunday brunch to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely dinner
    emy5
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    dinner here was very, very tasty. good menu choices that would fit most any type of taste. they had my favorite wine. it was a little pricey but very nice for the 'priceyness'. made reservations by email and they sent a coupon for $15 off the next bill of $50. or more. spent it a few days later and i had the same experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • no airconditioning
    Melissa
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food was always good for lunch. Now substandard. Lettuce on a sandwich room temp very wilted and old. They brought me new lettuce and said sorry. Oh well. Their A/C was down and not enough fans. I live in the area very disappointed in Park Plaza Gardens today! Portions are smaller. I have eaten here at least 6 times in the last year. This was my last time. The staff is always very good. The kitchen needs help.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MaryVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, good service and nice area to have lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner experience
    PepeAndPenelopePussycat
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We choose Park Plaza Restaurant to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The staff was very friendly and polite. The food was excellent and a vast wine selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!
    clermontfoodie
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We picked this restaurant after we saw such wonderful pictures on the website. The pictures did not do it justice. It's beautiful! And the food was so delicious... there wasn't a morsel left!! Could've licked the plate!! Mmm. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Tina
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Service was slow, we sat for 30 minutes before we received our salads. Drinks took just as long. I got the tuna entree which was under seasoned and had no flavor. My husband ordered the filet and it was over cooked. Once we finished our dinner we sat for at least 20 minutes before our server cleared our table. Maybe if the restaurant was packed I would expect less, but it wasn't we were the only table there. The only good part about my experience at park plaza garden was the company we had with us.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 362 reviews are from the Park Plaza Gardens reviews archive.
  • Food was ok. We went on a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Food was ok. We went on a groupon. Other than the discount it was very over priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Sunday Brunch
    winterparkepicureanVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We have always enjoyed Park Plaza over the years. Years of many good meals mostly evening. Recently have started going to Sunday brunch. The menu has something for everyone. The atmosphere seems fun and cheerful. Dining room feels right for Sunday family meal. Our food has been consistently good. The wait staff helps make the meal. Overall an easy to recommend choice anytime but fun Sunday meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suprised!
    tizz
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had a groupon and didn't expect much. We waled into the hotel part and the guy couldn't even get out from behind the desk in back to show us what dooes he was referring toto get to the restaurant. Ambiance nice except for the plastic ceiling and bunches of exposed wires. Food and service was outstanding however and we were pleasantly suprised. My only suggestion would be to install a door between bar and restaurant and the cigaratte smoke was choking near entrance. We will go back but to another table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Care with Food Taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    One of the things that struck me the most about this restaurant is that the kitchen did not look stressed and hurried---when my food came out and I tasted it, I knew why---we had jumbo scallops and the sea bass, and both dishes were prepared perfectly, with amazing taste! Thank you for paying attention to what really matters---the taste of the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EVERYTHING WAS VERY SATISFACTORY.
    dinearound
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    EVERYTHING WAS VERY SATISFACTORY. FINE JOB ALL ARUNG D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in anice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    good food. NIce indoor garden. Good Wine selection. We had a group of 6 and they did a great job.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and prompt
    RandR
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Needed a fast dinner before going to an event at Rollins. We had the King Crab legs that were sliced, fresh, easy to eat and tasty. We started with the carpaccio. The twiced baked potato was awesome. Jason was friendly and prompt but a little chatty for our taste. He definitely knew the menu and was a very good server. Just not sure everyone enjoys the additional effort to inform or relate personal experiences with food. Would recommend Park Plaza Gardens to anyone anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ambiance yes… food no
    specialoccasion
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We requested a seat in the gardens because we have been there in the past, and it was a lovely setting. Unfortunately, due to daylight savings time, if you are seated in there before dark, you are looking at a nasty roof with stained plexiglass inserts and wires hanging everywhere. The calamari appetizer was like eating jerky. The chicken was rock hard and couldn't even cut through it. The seafood salad was a bunch of lettuce with no vision of seafood (sprinkles of pieces of unrecognizable bits) The waiter was very upbeat and positive, so that would perhaps have been the highlight of the entire experience. So I'd say, go for drinks, but leave before you consider eating anything in the restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service gets an A+
    dinerpsyco
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Our server deserves recognition, he was awesome!! To the point that our kids still talk about him!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The food was very good, but very expensive for the setting. Our waiter was weird... He would interrupt our table of six conversation, get our attention and then not know what to say so then began to ramble stiltedly and nonsensically? leaving us all looking from one to the other? High end price dining for low end surroundings!
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  • Anniversary Success
    djluv822
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    From the moment we walked into the restaurant to moment that we left the service was amazing. Everybody was so tentative. We were given the best seat in the house and the waiter was very informative and friendly. He made sure we were very well taken care of. They truly made our anniversary night a beautiful night. The ambiance was gorgeous and the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Great place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Johnson
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We spent our 31st Anniversary eating a fantastic piece of ribeye steak. The crab cakes are a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I decided to go to Park Plaza gardens with my wife based on the review from other posts. I was amazed by the service and the food quality, simply spectacular.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very slow and
    Chris
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Service was very slow and there restaurant was nearly empty, so no obvious reason for the drawn-out service. Took at least 15 minutes before the bread was served. Chopped Salad plate included small shrimp that were cut in half; very under-whelming presentation; insufficient dressing. I requested no onions on the salad, and I could still taste them, even though it appears they removed them. Lovely setting, as always, but not worth the check.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still a classic!
    CandS
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere in the atrium. Waiter (John) was very good and pleasant. Appetizers were a bit pricey for the size (lobster escargot was delicious! and the burrata tomato salad was nicely split for the two of us. Entrees were fantastic - lamb mix grill was three parts of perfect and the Gulf Shrimp with grits was divine. Will be back!!!
    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.
  • Took too long for food to
    Melissa
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Took too long for food to come. Bloody Mary bar is a bloody joke-no olives. One meal had to be sent back. Our party was bothered by other people waiting to be seated--hostess seemed to be ignoring them
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic