Parts & Labor
Parts & Labor

Parts & Labor

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://partsandlaborbutchery.com/
  • Phone: (443) 873-8887
  • Hours of Operation:
    Butcher shop: daily from 11am to 7pm
    Restaurant: daily from 5pm to 10pm
    Bar: daily from 5pm to 12pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: George Marsh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Jolanta Kunkulis, our private events coordinator, at Jolanta@WoodberryKitchen.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Jolanta Kunkulis, our Private Events Coordinator, at Jolanta@WoodberryKitchen.com
  • Private Party Contact: Jolanta Kunkulis x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. 26th St.
  • Public Transit: North Ave Light Rail
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Two parking lots at the intersection of 26th St and N. Howard. One between Miller"s Court and Ottobar along 26th St, second lot behind Parts & Labor on 26th St. Twenty on street spots available as well.
A word from Parts & Labor
We welcome reservations for parties of 1-4 at our tables and snugs, and for parties of 5-8 at our high-top, communal tables. We also have a great deal of unreserved seats, so if you cannot find the reservation you had in mind, please just walk on in!

Parts & Labor, from the team behind Woodberry Kitchen, located in Remington in an old automotive garage, continues the relationship with Chesapeake Bay growers focusing on pastured meats cooked in an open hearth. We pour 24 beers on tap with a focus on supporting small farm breweries in Maryland. Along Howard Street in this space we have a full retail butcher shop selling fresh cuts, sausages, cured meats, and Woodberry Pantry preserves, and staffed with a full butcher team to help make selections.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Parts & Labor reviews from OpenTable diners
224 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (185)neighborhood gem (138)hot spot (121)good for groups (96)vibrant bar scene (58)special occasion (53)romantic (14)late-night find (12)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Enjoyable But Pricey
    GMJO
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our party of five enjoyed all of the fare very much and appreciated the efficient and pleasant servers. We had hoped for a booth for our family celebration of 2 birthdays. Our hope was not realized; the communal seating wasn't unpleasant, but still a bit disappointing. The food was top quality and priced as such. Okay for a once-a-year outing, but our budgets could not withstand more than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, but Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Overall the food was good and the beer selection had a lot of variety, but in the future if I want to spend a little extra on dinner I'd probably go somewhere else. Might be better for a beer or two and an appetizer with a friend rather than dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and fun time
    FoodiejoeVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had an excellent array of very tasty food along with a great beer list. Service was perfect. It is just fun to be there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Everyone
    MissT
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Service was great despite my expectations from other reviews. The person I brought is not a foodie nor a big meat eater but enjoyed the atmosphere, drinks and salad. Myself was raised on a beef cattle ranch and appreciated the pride and care given to each main dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    MoreBigCat
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Come here if you are a meat lover. The meat plate appetizer was excellent. Pork shoulder was perfectly cooked. The beef heart was very tender and tasty. The flat iron steak was wonderful with an excellent herb sauce. Would definately come here again. But save your pennies. It is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually good, fell a bit short this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I've usually had pretty good experiences at P&L, but this time really, really fell short. While the service, as usual, was excellent (we had a charming waiter) the food was less than stellar. The pickled eggs we tried were uninspiring, and my go-to pig jowl had been turned into a salad! I mean, who goes and orders fatty, delicious pig jowl and wants it in a salad? Answer - no one. My friend had something that was equally mediocre and the sides we shared were "eh", which was disappointing since this was her first time at the restaurant. The drinks were tasty though, so I guess that's one good thing. I'd go back, but only because I know this place can do a lot better than it did.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place to visit
    XBking
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My wife and I were really impressed with the menu, as well as the great staff. Christian who was I sever was really great! She really made our experience an enjoyable one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than just meat!
    AmyK
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our server was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, had great recommendations and was attentive. In addition to the bok choy salad and the pick 3 meat appetizer, we ordered a fish entrée and it was fantastic. The coffee was wonderful too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This was my third time back to Parts and Labor and the food was it did not disappoint. This is a very happening place so it can be noisy at times. The service was a bit on the slow side just because they were packed but it left us more time to chat and eat so it wasn't a big deal. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    DizzyD
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I love Woodberry although they don't make my drink any longer.. But parts and labor is pretty good the drink list isn't that good . The food was ok nothing special and the service was awful . She took forever doing anything and she wasn't very attentive . Had to tell food servers what we wanted cause we didn't see her..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very, very good
    Whitley21231
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Butchers board, sausages, rib eyes, smoked trout, acorn squash, and pork belly! Everything I tasted was amazingly delicious and unique, yet possibly the best and most surprising was the cheesecake, which was more like custard cake. The family-style dining was perfect for our group of 9. Our only let-down was the very limited cocktail menu - no ginger beer (I.e no Moscow Mule), no champagne drinks (French martini) and no Irish coffee (although the Lyon Bijou rum is maybe the best after dinner drink ever). If you can get over the limited drinks, you're in for a 5-star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • come early
    NYCvisitor
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    i had a reservation but it still took some extra time to be seated. Hung out at the bar which was actually nice. The food was outstanding. Just plan to give yourself some extra time and you will be able to enjoy the evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Waited an hour past my reso time for a table. Food only so-so. Wouldn't rush to go back- if ever. Very disappointing night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, iffy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food here is terrific. With that said, we had to wait 40 minutes to get a table even though we had a reservation. Also the music was too loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat with a side or meat, please.
    RobT
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If you're a vegetarian or vegan, don't bother with Parts and Labor. If you are into meats and the many delicious ways you can cook it, cure it, and eat it, you've found your Shangri-La. The menu is ever changing depending on what is available that day. The Charcuterie board was out of this world and the oysters we fat and juicy. The special was any number of ribeyes ranging from 41 oz to 25 oz, and they even offered to split them between guests! The skirt steak was also tasty and fantastically grilled. The meat was the star of this show this night, but sides and the desserts were a bit meh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and beers, gets noisy...
    live2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food preparations and the ingredients are very good. The beer choices are extensive, and mostly very good, but pricey. The service is very good, but our server changed in the middle of our dinner and never got an explanation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Carnivores
    LauraK
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Fun scene and delicious food. Everything we ordered was tasty and was matched by a busy, buzzing atmosphere, which made for a fun night out. Watching the line cooks working at the open wood fired hearth added to the entertainment of the evening. It was a relatively pricey meal, but the quality of the food and drinks made us feel like we still got a good value. Our party of 5 was seated on stools at one of the high top tables. It was fun to be in the middle of the action, but the high tops seat 8 people, and we were seated alongside a couple we didn't know. That was fine, but I had made the reservation 6 weeks ago, and probably would request a booth along the outside next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    OK experience for my second time.....wierd with spirit choices and no citrus.....food was OK as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two thumbs down
    Jennyfromtheblock
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went to Part & Labor on a girls night out and was extremely disappointed. Like Woodbury Kithchen and Shoofly, Parts & Labor takes it's self way too seriously. Only go here if you are a fan of hipsters who are more concerned about image then providing good service. The menu is incredibly limited, and understandably, meat heavy. Food was mediocre at best. The thing I dislike the most is the air of superiority. While the idea of sourcing all your food locally is one I embrace it's quite annoying to not be able to get citrus or olives in your drink. However, most (probably all) of the wine comes from elsewhere. Portions were small and came with no sides. All of the sides tasted the same. It was very expensive and not in a great part of town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the tendon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Amazing steaks, a top-five burger, but I always order off the Varieties menu. Our table's winning dish was pork skirt and tendon, which came over nice lettuce and radishes with a spicy dressing. German potato salad and pork belly were also marvelous. Parts & Labor really has to get their service down though - continued visits to fill our water glasses didn't make up for a loong wait for a table (we had a reservation) and then when we finally asked for a time estimate, turned out our table was ready and waiting for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal steaks
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The beef was worth the calories and cholesterol. Absolutely memorable flavor, like the old days of aged, grass-fed beef cattle. Sides were also delicious and good accompaniments. Our waiter paid attention to our allergy needs, but wasn't very attentive to the general table needs. The major problem was the 45 minute wait for our table and the length of time it took for the entire meal, 2 hrs after the wait. We will definitely return, but will come early and not have a need to be out at a certain time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great service
    Care2foster
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Loved the food, portions were perfect, and service A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything but the butter
    constanteater
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    There was a lively crowd and we were offered the option of a slight wait for one of the small tables around the periphery of the restaurant or immediate seating at one of the high communal high tables in the center. We chose to avoid the high wooden stools at the communual tables which are better suited to yoga enthusiasts. The service was polite and informative without being overly directive or effusive I wish we had been more adventurous with our menu choices. We played it a little too safe but the food was excellent, the meat beautifully cooked. The only disappointment was a dish of radishes with butter. Why is good butter available in grocery stores but not restaurants? P&L should find some butter with flavour or pass the salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • redmas
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was interesting and different, but overpriced. The beer draft list was very good, but I would expect that a few free beer tastes ( not 5 oz. pours ) were offered. The waiter seemed to be very knowledgeable about the beers and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't stop eating here
    TondalayerVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    What's not to like the food awesome waiters awesome just awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food incredible service
    Lovegoodeats
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We heard a lot about this place and were happy to find that everything was true. Our server was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and made great suggestions. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parts and Labor is a hit!
    AbFab
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What a great job Spike and Amy Gjerde did with Parts and Labor! Wood and metal everywhere - the decor calls to mind the history of the Tire Shop. Home cured meats were the best we've ever had. Wonderful cheese selections, and the very best braised greens we've ever tasted. No room for dessert the two times we' ve had dinner here. All wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They seem to know the menu and what to recommend. An added bous is the attached retail shop where you can buy house made sausages, cured meats, cheeses, jams and pickles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well prepared foods, mostly....
    live2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Most of the food, from the starters to the main dish are well prepared in general. Some of the meat dishes are overcooked and the portions are on the small side/or over priced. Some of the meats are very well done, while others are overcooked and tough. The menu selections limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best best best in B'more
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Best restaurant in town right now. Truly innovative way with food that is deeply respectful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare miss.
    Guilfordgourmet
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After having eaten at P & L twice before, we were looking forward to another delicious meal. We had a group of 8 and everyone in our party was new to the restaurant except us. We sat down 20 minutes after our reservation time of 8:45 due to a party of 2 sitting at the long farm table that would seat our 8. Once seated we were invisible. By the time the waitress appeared, we were starving and pretty ready to order but she only managed to get the drinks and didn't mention that most of the items and specials on the menu were sold out. Another 15 minutes went by and she finally took our order. Not much left to chose from. We oredered and everything came quickly but undercooked and a salad forgotten. We were embarrassed. A Rare miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    Momtotwins
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We made our reservation two weeks in advance, yet still waited nearly 30 minutes to be seated. It took our waiter another 10 minutes to acknowledge us. The food -once we finally got it- was good, not great. The seating was uncomfortable. Will not likely go again. Was disappointed after all we had heard/read about it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieFamily48VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Rustic atmosphere. On site free parking, which is a plus in the city. The food is shared family style. Our party of four shared the 32 ounce ribeye. It was fantastic and perfectly cooked to order. We also shared a few cured meats as a starter and a few sides with the meal. Hominy was delicious and roasted potatoes were very good. Can't wait to go back to try the ham hock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun for change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The place was fun -it is a little too noisy for dinner-more appropriate for a bar setting. Considering the prices, I think the focus should be more on the dining than the fun, but I did enjoy it. The wait staff was very good. I had a reservation for a long time but we had to wait for a while. You did comp an app, which was thoughtful but you end up spending more money when you wait longer. I wrote do not recall on the noise rating because none of the descriptions were appropriate-it wasn't energetic-it was loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    kandmVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our third time dining here and we were not disappointed. We shared a number of dishes amongst the 4 of our which was the way to go: two sausages, the dirty rice, lamb and ribeye steak. All extremely dishes. We also ordered a number of side vegetable dishes: hominy, roasted tomatoes, sauteed greens, and charred cabbage. This is not a place for vegetarians obviously, and a few more simple green salads would be welcome, but we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere!
    diningtreat
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed our first experience at Parts & Labor very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • try the burger
    alwayseatout
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    burger best i ever have eaten. cooked to perfection - still craving the taste.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Food
    feedme
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent bat staff and equally superb wait staff. Make reservations because this place was jumping. Food was delicious....delicious! Ambience is inviting while still giving privacy to date night. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FlyingChef
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A great find: unusual cuts of meat are well seasoned and carefully cooked. Since the meat is rich, we appreciated that the portions were not too big, and accompanied by refreshing vegetables and pickles The hen confit, seasoned with ham, was outstanding. Service avoided the usual "My name is..........; how are we today?" cliches, and was informed and caring. It was too noisy for our liking, but I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, the service was excellent. We couldn't have asked for a better night. Thank you to everyone at Parts and Labor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretentious
    MABBERVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    DISAPPPOINTING in all aspects. Tables have uncomfortable small stools with no backs. Everything that requires heat is done in a woodburning store, fine for a pizza palor, but not a restuarant. We entered at 7:05 on a Monday night and waited until 8:26 for our salads. They do tell you that entrees might come out at different times because of the wood burning ovens and that is true. Our entrees came ot over a 15minute period. We visited on a Monday night (considered slow in the resturant business) and it was nowhere full, but our total meal took over 2 hours on a piece by piece basis. I can only imagine what it like on a Friday/Saturday night. Would we go back - NO; Woujld we recommend- NO
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