Patrick's Bakery Cafe

Patrick's Bakery Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.patricksbakerycafe.com/index.html
  • Phone: 6128617570
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Brunch: Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining in our beautiful restaurant or at our location in Bachman"s on Lyndale where you can enjoy the live greenery and flowers of the greenhouse with bistro seating.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Bernet 6128617570

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Xerxes/York
  • Public Transit: On Bus Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Patrick's Bakery Cafe
Patrick's Bakery and Cafe features the best of French and American cuisine. Located in Southdale Square, the restaurant offers guests a warm and inviting atmosphere with a selection of the finest pastries available in the Twin Cities. The menu offers such classics as Coq au vin, Beef Bourguignon, Steak Frites and Escargot. But, classics alone do not make up Patrick's menu. Grilled Salmon, Sea Bass and other coastal selections are available to tantalize your taste buds. Prefer something a little lighter? Try one of our many creative salads. Patrick's famous Patou burger is a fabulous choice, just one taste of the Patou burger and you are instantly taken away to Paris. Patrick's also offers a wonderful selection of french wines. Dinner at Patrick's is an experience that always leaves you wanting more, this want is enhanced by affordable prices.
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Patrick's Bakery Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (4)romantic (2)special occasion (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good not great
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was surprised how well the little bakery served as a restaurant. The atmosphere was quiet and kind of cozy. The food was good but a little too much oil on the side dishes. Our waiter was new and forgot our salad but did bring it late and didn't charge us for it. The service was slow but thoughtful. We would go back but not rush back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Natureart
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One doesn't typically find a quality cafe/restaurant/bakery of this quality in a suburban strip mall, but Patrick's is all of those things. And very reasonable prices: Two of us enjoyed dinner with wine and dessert for under $60 including tip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great little find!
    SouthMetroFoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fabulous bakery items - I mean just try to find somewhere in the Twin Cities that rivals their desserts. Tough assignment. Danishes, opera cake, raspberry-infused brownie cake, strawberry napoleon, etc. Amazing! But the surprise was their food is absolutely delectable as well. I had the large Bistro Salad and my husband had the Barbecue Beef Brisket Burger - oh man, the flavor! The breads are made there so it was soft and just completely wonderful. All of it - fabulous. There is a nice little patio outside which overlooks the parking lot, but they do it up with greens, candles, and lights so it feels cozy & romantic. Glasses of wine are filled high and quality, yet wonderfully priced. Our new favorite place!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch with grandaughter
    Purple8PrincessVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Loved to be able to take my granddaughter to a place that wasn’t just for kids. She enjoyed ordering a terrific cheeseburger and loved the french fries. She was treated with respect and even got to sample the appetizer. Along with the bill we were presented with a small cookie thank you. They take care of everyone there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit to Patrick's
    Fitzthoughts
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Four of us enjoyed the great food. Mussels in white wine sauce were a real treat. Good quantity and well prepared. Another had the rack of lamb and it was quite wonderful. A new place of us, but we will return. Prices are affordable and value received was high.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Dannu
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Terrific . Found Patricks when they opened about 10 years ago. Best pastries in the Midwest, terrific food and service also. Relaxed dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Strip Mall Dynamo!!!"
    CappyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Don't be turned off by the location in a mall....please go inside, check the menu, sit down and get ready for really well prepared food. When I first approached the restaurant, I could hear a recording of Edith Piaf singing a French song. Well if that doesn't set the mood I don't know what does. We had the Mussels in cream sauce, Duck Breast for the entrée and Escargot and Crab Cakes for an appetizer....all were really good. We live 3 hours away, so usually stay overnight. Will be returning at the end of July to have another great meal and try some of the other choices. Prices are very economical. Wine was lovely also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    Fitzthoughts
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Recommended by friends, we were somewhat skeptical. We were seated promptly and graced with attentive service. Found a very attractive menu and ordered. I had the rack of lamb done to perfection and enjoyed a substantial portion. My wife enjoyed the steak and frittes. Accompanied by a reasonably price bottle of wine, we enjoyed and definitely will return. A very nice find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, great service
    Sukey
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Once again, a great meal from Patrick's. Excellent service as well. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Patrick's Bakery Cafe reviews archive.
  • Delicious food, great service
    Sukey
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    First time at Patrick's for dinner. The food was great. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining week-ends at Patrick's
    penny
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    When we moved to the neighborhood we discovered that what seemed a great little pastry shop was also a great cafe, but more importantly a very nice and elegant restaurant on the week-ends. Patrick's makes first rate French cuisine that my kids and I enjoy at a price and in a setting that is appropriate for almost any occasion.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good
    tedarinoinmn
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a reservation for 5 but when we arrived the table reserved for us was not given to us because 3 of our 5 were children. We instead got a 4 top table and one child stuck at the corner. It worked out ok but was a little annoying since we had a reservation for 5. The food was good as always and my children loved the mussels. The wine was very good and a very reasonable price. Overall a very nice evening with great service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Transformed at dinner
    casualdiner
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was the first time I had been to Patrick's since they started the table service for dinner. Loved the ambience. We had the very delicious baked brie to start. I had the Shrimp Eiffel which was beautifully presented. It was very good, but maybe a bit too salty. My family had onion soup (great), ceasar salad (great), croque monsieur (not good), beef brisket sandwich (delicious) and the California burger (good).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My wife and I dined here on a Friday night and although this is a cozy restaurant we were seated right away. The waitress was very informative and helpful and the food was Delicious. I had the salmon and my wife enjoyed the french onion soup. My wife enjoys sweet wines and the waitress recommended a wonderful wine that she really enjoyed. All in all this is a great place to eat. The food is wonderful, the staff is polite and efficient and the experience we had makes us want to come back often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In France for a while
    Larry
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    With a focus on the food, service and energetic vibe without the formality, stuffiness or inflated prices so often associated with "French" dining, Patrick's continues to please. Closer to a neighborhood bistro with a great bakery beside this place is a gem in the southern part of the city. The menu is imaginative enough to satisfy most and has been consistently good in our several visits. We will definitely return before long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Croissants and Dinner too!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Not just a great little bakery. Romantic dinners too. Our "French" club had a wonderful dinner and took many treats home for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Sat night
    Dave
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My steak was excellent. My wifes hamburger had a hot spicy mustard that she did not like. The wine was great. The service was good but not excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Dinner
    ECooter
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were celebrating a special occasion and Patrick's is a great place for that. Food was outstanding. This was our second visit to Patrick's and they do not disappoint. Service is attentive but not to the point of pestering. We definitely recommend them to anyone for a quiet dinner or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    thenurse
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I had only eaten dessert there until that evening. The dinners were excellent, and the desserts, as usual were so delicious and beautiful to look at!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Andrew
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Patrick's Bakery Cafe offers table service on the weekends only for dinner. My husband & I went there for our Valentine's dinner, and we loved it! Everything was excellent, from start to finish. I highly recommend this hidden-away gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • less than expected
    Valentinesdaydiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We have been here for V-Day three years in a row. Unfortunately, my Sea Bass had many bones and was undercooked. Likely the cause of my stomach ache later that night. My wife got the beef bourgenoine?(sp) as in the past. This year came on a mountain of noodles. The past presentation was much better and a lot less work. The waiter never asked how the food tasted. Dont think we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disapointing
    Purple8PrincessVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    It was a quiet night (Super Bowl Sunday) but the food wasn't quiet. My seabass was excellent and my husband's steak is always great. The Sunday night special (a bottle of wine $10 with 2 entries) is a good value. Patrick's is a goodd place to go any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have had dinner at Patrick's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We have had dinner at Patrick's several time and the food has been delicious, the menu has numerous offerings, the wines are good and well priced. Especially like that it is in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a find
    FoodieFoursome
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    If you like classic French preparations at a moderate price, you will love Patrick's. By no means a hot spot or a hipster hangout, the draw is the quality of the food, the reasonableness of the price, and the fantastic desserts and pastries. We will be back - often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect date night experience
    foodfan
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My husband and I made reservations for Patrick's Bakery & Cafe for a Saturday night and were promptly seated in a lovely corner spot. The Cream of Pumpkin Soup was absolutely wonderful as was the beef brisket burger & filet mignon w/shrimp. We loved the atmosphere and left with some pretty fancy desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place. The food
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We love this place. The food is very good and the staff is excellent. Everything done here is first class. Don't forget to stop at their bakery after dinner to pick up some breakfast treats. The croissants are wonderful. It is one of the few nice restaurants that is open for Christmas Eve so we make it a traditions to go there. We can't wait for them to open their new place in Maple Grove so we can go more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great food and wine. While the wine list isn't long, the choices are great and the pours are even better for $6 a glass.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a welcome date night
    cjbear
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Don't be fooled because of the location of this place. I'd love to see it not in a strip mall, but that doesn't distract from the amazing food and - dare I mention - the dessert display. It's lovely enough to make you want to skip dinner (but don't!) and sample desserts. I've had the duck a l'orange (perfect risotto in a restaurant?!?!! Delightful surprise) and beef bourguignon - both excellent. I highly recommend the wine selection as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patrick's is always good.
    Chowfool
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Patrick's is always good. Went there for my birthday and had a great burger with real french fries and a marvelous Napoleon. This place is in a strip center in a generic suburb, so the good bristo food is counterintuitive. Highly recommended..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Spectacular
    dinstoner
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The desserts at Patrick's are works of art. The food its all good, from the fresh baguettes, to the interesting burgers and specialties. But even if your not hungry, you can't pass by these desserts. Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't shy away because it's French
    Marko
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Many restaurants claim they are French cuisine simply because they use fresh ingredients or because they have mastered the technique of serving very small proportions, Patrick's serves full size portions and stays true to French style cuisine. This is as close to a French meal that you can find. We've dined here five times and have been extremely satisfied each time. They have somewhat limited seating so make a reservation for diner to assure you can get in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    jronningVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner there on a Friday night. We each had a fish entrée and both were very taste. Loved the amuse bouche and the small chocolate hazelnut candy at the end of our meal. Service was good, everyone was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pumpkin Soup was incredible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Pumpkin Soup was incredible. Complimentary bite sized appetizer and post dinner chocolate sweet were extra nice surprises. Ryan cake was delectable. Hannah was a terrific server - pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. Whole experience was delightful - looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as ever
    cutter
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Excellent menu. Bread is wonderful, desert is a difficult set of marvelous options. The French Onion soup is quite good. The Brisket salad is good but not outstanding. The lamb chops/rack of lamb was outstanding. The mussels are good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Night
    lindaj28
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    This was my first time at Patrick's and I had a wonderful time. The entire evening was very relaxing and laid back. The food was wonderful and our waitress was attentive but gave us our privacy. My friends and I were there for 4 hours enjoying the food, ambience and company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, unassuming and
    MLdiner
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Great food, unassuming and pleasant atmosphere-- don't let the parking lot fool you into thinking Patrick's will be ordinary - it's not!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way more than you'd expect...
    Steveofoto1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    ...from a bakery. Outstanding French-based entrees, burgers, and sides. It's really more of a gourmet restaurant with the option to take out both dinners, sandwiches, and desserts/baked goods. My wife had the Sea Bass; I had the Beef Bourguignon. Sea Bass equal to preparations at the top restaurants in town and better than most. BB very good although a bit on the soupy side. Pleasant if somewhat bustling atmosphere. Great for outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprise dining in a storefront.
    Izzy
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    It is a nice surprise to have a place for dinner, $10.00 bottles of wine, good food and great desserts in a storefront.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a glorified cafeteria
    XyzfuckyouVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    This is a glorified cafeteria (granted, the food was good), not a restaurant with table service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little gem in a strip mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The Th - Sat dinners at Patrick's are consistently great...imaginative menu, casual atmosphere, hospitality galore. If this menu were served at a "hot" neighborhood location, the place would be overrun with customers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate