Partake by KJ
Partake by KJ

Partake by KJ

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.partakebykj.com/
  • Phone: 7074336000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tasting Room Open Daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm

    Restaurant Hours:
    Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5:30pm to 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Wangler
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Matheson
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Partake by KJ
Welcome to Partake by K-J, Kendall-Jackson’s Tasting Room and Restaurant in the center of Healdsburg, California. Explore a wide range of wine flights to satisfy your curiosity and thirst. Dive into our seasonal menu driven by our gardens and Sonoma County’s culinary artisans.

Plunge into Partake by K-J, featuring exclusive Kendall-Jackson wines in our Tasting Room or enjoy guided wine and food pairings in our Restaurant for dinner.

Partake by K-J’s dinner menu is powered by seasonality and a close-to-home sensibility, a table infused with ingredients from our gardens and orchards and enriched by the farmers, foragers and culinary artisans of Sonoma County.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Partake by KJ reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)notable wine list (40)special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (23)great for lunch (22)good for groups (19)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent food/wine pairing
    2knots
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Staff was very attentive. We did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. Food was outstanding and farm-to-table fresh as expected, with great wines paired. It is a Kendall Jackson restaurant, so one should be aware that the wines will all be KJ rather than outside labels. Only reason we didn't give a 5 was the ambiance was a bit cold/open.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could not have been any better!
    ladycradyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my 4th time dining here, the first time we all did the Chefs Tasting Menu and loved, the next time we ordered picked options from the menu but some of the great things we had before were not offered so we were not that happy, friends came up and booked a table so we went back a month or so ago and I had the Vegetarian and loved it, so last night we had foodies coming up from the city so we went back and we all loved it. The service was just as good as the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Showcasing KJ and Sonoma
    hard2please
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    What better a setting than "Partake" to gain an understanding of KJ and Sonoma wines. The pairings were superb, and the dishes nothing short of excellent. If there were a Partake in the greater Washington DC area, I would make it one of my weekly stops with friends and family. Bravo, KJ!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific food in a wine-tasting
    rdegoliaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    What a surprise that the food at Partake was so great. The wine wasn't too interesting (they left off the best wines offered by KJ), but the food is spectacular. The arugula salad was excellent and the crab cakes were the best that I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a GREAT dinner and would recommend this to everyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A great spot for pairing wine with food. The gourmet chef creates great food options paired with excellent KJ varietals for a taste explosion! The cabernet French fries are a special treat as were the mushrooms fried in wine skin flour. The wagu beef was also excellent, paired with the excellent cab. Service was excellent and the blind wine tasting was fun! An excellent way to visit Sonoma! But maker sure you allow extra time should you come up 101 from San Fran. Hopefully the construction work will be completed soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    lsgrizVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We're always looking for that great experience with food that matches and Partake exceeded expectations. Everything on the menu looked good so we choose our dishes and paired them with the suggested wines. Each bite was incredible. The tomato salad, the chicken wings, the mushrooms. Yum. The service was also outstanding. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing wine pairings!
    A10earthquake
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a fabulous experience. Our server, Earl was excellent and the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Cali
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wait staff is great. Just a fun experience. It was our second time there and we weren't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing treat!
    NicoleEGVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I have had some wonderful meals in the past and Partake is among the best! My husband usually doesn't like mushrooms, but he was fighting me for the miatake mushrooms. The food was all delicious from the heirloom tomato salad to the duck three ways. The wine parings were great, and it was interesting to taste the differences in the wine in relation to the food. I can't say enough about the service, it was outstanding. We will definitely go back on our next visit to CA. We also made sure to tell our west coast family and friends to treat themselves to a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surprise
    ArkansasTraveler1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We come to Healdsburg in the summer every year. We were hesitant to go to Partake because we thought it might be too commercial. We were wrong. The food was excellent, the wine pairing was wonderful. The tasting was 2 oz, but Earl slipped us an extra (hope I don'g get Earl in trouble) Earl was very knowledgeable and informative with the wine and food pairings. Justin, the chef, came out and spoke to us and even gave us his card, encouraged us to visit the KJ winery for the wine tasting. On the downside it was a little noisy and hard for us to hear, hope they can change that somehow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice wine and tasty pairings
    WineLover2
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went to Partake for a light anniversary dinner and to taste some KJ wines. The room looks out to Healdsburg Avenue so you can see the people traffic in the quiet of the room. The service was excellent and helpful as there are many choices of both food and wine. We are locals so are quite familiar with many of the Sonoma County wineries. KJ has consistently good wines and many are in the more affordable price range. We are members of seven local wine clubs but after these tastings we made it eight. The food was very good and went well with our wine selections. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Each bite was just sensational. Service was friendly and attentive and the menu was very creative and expertly presented. Chicken wings and maitake mushrooms were among my favorite finds but each of the 10 or so small plates we sampled was delicious. Highly recommended for the wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun experience
    Cali
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was a great opportunity to sample different wine varieties and very tasty bites. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a busy night
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The wait staff is great, although I do think they are understaffed when the place is busy. When new patrons come, the servers have very long spiels to give regarding the various wines lined up to pair with food. They are all extremely knowledgeable but get so tied up with explaining things that us folks that have been there many times and know the drill end up waiting quite awhile to order. Once ordered, the food pops out quickly though. We do love the place, prefer when they aren't swamped of course, but we went at a busy time on a Saturday night, our bad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RacerBoy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a party of seven and dined in the tasting area - it was great, basically a private dining room! Service was great and they made ever effort to make sure that everyone got what they wanted. My wife and I did 2 tasting menus and they were terrific- great pairings and the food was fabulous. I would highly recommend Partake to anyone, especially a first time visitor to Wine Country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Healdsburg Dining Experience
    ChicagoLar
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I dined at Partake during our recent trip to Sonoma Valley and absolutely enjoyed it! We both chose the food and wine pairing. It was outstanding! Each of the wines chosen absolutely enhanced each food course. Moreover, our server, Earl, did an outstanding job in explaining each food and wine course while exhibiting a warm, personal demeanor. I would, without hesitation, recommend "Partake" for anyone looking for a marvelous food and wine experience that provides "value" in Healdsburg, California.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Wine Pairing
    PickyGuy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    If you are a lover of food and wine pairing menus, this is your spot. The combinations they've selected are fantastic and you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing
    weberreviewer
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    By far the best place we ate at on our vacation to Healdsburg. The food, wine and service were AMAZING!! I highly recommend the Chef's Pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acoustics need work
    Doug1Kristina
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The noise in this restaurant is overwhelming. There was a fairly large group next to us having a normal, lively conversation, not loud or obnoxious at all, but it was so loud that my daughter and I had to lean in to hear each other talk. I don't know how a space can be made quieter, but they really need to work on that. The waiter even apologized for the noise level. The service was very good. The wait staff were all attentive and very pleasant. We picked five dishes to share with the wine pairings, which was a perfect amount of food for us. The lamb sliders and the beef were really exceptional. The calamari dish was not bad, but it's certainly nothing I would ever order again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mediocre food with mediocre wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Awful... Healdsburg has much better food to offer at gems like Chalkboard and Bravas. This food was mediocre at best, and each serving came with copious amounts of horrible Kendall Jackson wine. We left several glasses of it untouched on the table when we left.
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  • Tasty and pampered.
    ACofHB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    All was great. The chef came out a few times and served the food and commented on it's sourcing and preparation. Nice touch. Our server was awesome as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TASTING MENU - KENDALL JACKSON WINE
    1KTravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I booked this not realizing it was a quasi tasting room for Kendall Jackson wines. However, we were not disappointed. The food stood on its own, and paired very well with the KJ wines. One of our party ordered the cheese plate and the rest of us ordered the Chef's vegetarian tasting menu. Although items can be ordered a la carte, the Tasting Menus are the way to go. Overall, we had a very nice lunch and everyone was happy. This place is good for everyone from a casual diner up to a serious foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience
    pesceveganVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Be prepared for unique dining/wine tasting experience. The concept is wine paired with small food plates. The food is delicious but it is not allowed to shine because it plays second fiddle to the wine. Great for a snack or a light lunch; not so great for dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • redwoods
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is an outstanding restaurant! The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. You have no problem leaving wine choices to their recommendations. It is upscale but not stuffy. Any table you are at, you feel like you are the only ones in the restaurant. The staff makes it a very personal experience. Our favorites were the coriander brined chicken wings and the tempura Maitake Mushrooms!...oh, and then there was the red wine fries, the Tomato Risotto....and last but not least, the Kobe Sliders. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Badlands
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was the ultimate winetasting and dining experience. Excellent wine pairing and excellent food. Definitely out of our comfort zone but something we really enjoyed. I would highly recommend this wine experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best bargain in Sonoma County.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Wine snobs may turn up their noses at the tought of Kendall-Jackson but this tasting room/restaurant is a gem. You can order bites or get the 5 course tasting menu that comes with wine pairing for $45 (great value). Don't miss the tempura style fried mushrooms!! You can also try their small production wines. Some of them are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What fun!
    EarthyEater
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This restaurant is made up of small delectable bites, specifically paired with Kendall-Jackson wines. You can order a la carte, or follow one of three chef tasting "flights". A delightful experience. Upscale atmosphere, service, and food…yet, casual and easy vibe. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 125 reviews are from the Partake by KJ reviews archive.
  • Wine pairing brilliance
    ChowMiner
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A charming, intelligent, creative approach to sampling Kendall-Jackson wine. They provide a delightful opportunity to make your own wine pairings. The wines are good, the food is good to excellent, the service is careful, thoughtful, measured and informative.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healdsburg at its best!
    AlexanderValleyVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Excellent wine and food pairings. Great value and outstanding service. The 2009 Highland Estates Trace Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley will knock your socks off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pairings
    Live2dine
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great small plates with wine pairing options. Perfect for wine and done lovers that look for the perfect match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a hit!
    PLMarks
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been to Partake several times and this time brought 4 more family and friends who had never been before. They were just as impressed as I have been each time. They loved the food and pairings and purchased wine afterward. Looking forward to coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Great way to pair some wines with bites of lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, service, anbience!
    CarpeDiemVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    If you like small plates with wine pairings in a cool, elegant but casual environement with good service, stop in here! Not cheap, but high quality fun and tasty experience. I landed up buying a bottle of each of the wines that came with my pairings, (had to restrain myself from joining the wine club). Comfortable seating, pleasant, fun flexible service, very clean
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvvegan
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Superb, excellent tapas menu with delicious flights of KJ wine. Vegan friendly.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Kgsmithmaine
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I appreciated how different the menu is set up and liked that decisions were made for me. The mystery glass was a fun twist. The wines and pairings were great. The service great - not pretentious or snobby wine people, very friendly. We didn't have one server, but many including the manager who came by to check on us and ask us where we were from. And the price was right - $45 each and we were definitely sated with enough food and wine.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We took friends visiting from the UK, and they were overwhelmed at how delicious and what a wonderful concept it is. I would only go back for dinner though, as I ate far too much food for lunch. The sliders, mushrooms, salads, boneless chicken wings all outstanding. Great spot, highly recommend it, server extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicioso!!
    Winas43
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband & I were so impressed with the wine & food pairing. We don't usually drink white wines, but tasting the Sauvignon & Chardonnay wines with the dishes it was paired with, was an eye opener! Every dish with wine was so delicious, we just wanted more! My favorite was the lamb dish w/ the cab, just fabulous! Every course was fantastic, from the oysters to the delish "oatmeal" dessert! It was such a grand experience, we cannot wait to go back & take our friends!! The best thing too was being able to purchase a bottle of wine to take home & the Late Harvest Chardonnay is to die for! Kudos to the chef & fantastic employees who delivered excellent service & overall a fantastic experience for our first time visit.:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and wine pairings
    HealdsburgerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Enjoyed dining at Partake so much. The food is outstanding and the wine pairings are perfect! What a nice change from the ordinary tasting room. I left here wanting more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great offer for lunch. Our server was very welcoming and service was great. The food portion was a bit skimpy, but the wine tasting and service made up for the lack of food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.