PEARL Bar & Dining
PEARL Bar & Dining

PEARL Bar & Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pearlbellevue.com/
  • Phone: 4254550181x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Mon. & Tues. 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Wed. thru Sat.: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sundae Supper Menu, every Sunday: 2:00pm- 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: 3:00pm to 6:00pm and 9:00pm to midnight - Seven Days a Week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bradley Dickinson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pearl Bar & Dining is more than capable of helping you make your next special event memorable. Please contact us at 425-455-0181 for more information or visit www.pearlbellevue.com
  • Special Events: Don't forget Pearl gift cards for your friends and family!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 7th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Pearl Bar & Dining offers FREE valet parking 7 days and 7 nights a week. In addition, we validate parking at Lincoln Square for up to 3 hours. Pearl is easily accessed from the Lincoln Square parking garage by parking on Level 4 or Level 5 and taking the south elevator into lobby adjacent to the Westin Hotel, cross the street right into Pearl! For more information, please call us 425-455-0181 or visit www.pearlbellevue.com.
A word from PEARL Bar & Dining
Pearl Bar & Dining features Contemporary Northwest cuisine - fresh, local, seasonal. Located in downtown Bellevue at Lincoln Square, Pearl is a vibrant room that embodies the foods, attitudes and urban lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest. Pearl offers complimentary validated parking in the Lincoln Square parking garage. Our menu features an array of classics that look sound and taste familiar, prepared and presented with ingredients and garnishes, side dishes and sauces that set them apart. The wine list features over 200 bottles with 40 wines by the glass. Happy Hour features $6 select appetizers, wines by the glass, specialty cocktails and $1 off draft beers, early and late. Whether it's a casual bite in the bar with friends, a working luncheon or dinner with business associates or an intimate evening for two, Pearl is the east side's newest go-to gathering place. Pearl. Highly polished dining. We look forward to meeting you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
PEARL Bar & Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)special occasion (42)good for groups (34)romantic (26)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (14)notable wine list (12)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (11)late-night find (9)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great drinks and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice restaurant across from Westin Hotel, they subsidize valet parking for $5. On a Saturday night it's worth the $! We had fun drinks that were delicious. Good appetizers and the Wagyu beef was cooked perfectly. Pricey but nice for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal at Pearl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Never disappointed by the staff at Pearl. Our service was excellent and the food was as always, outstanding. Only complaint was the took the ahi crudo off the appetizer menu. Bring it back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Wonderful menu. We had four entrees and all of us said we would order ours again. White chocolate coconut pie for dessert. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice discovery
    MountainWanderer
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Never had sablefish before and it was delicious, My wife really liked the duck and we liked a place that was not so noisy and with great food for her birthday. A happy experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MABJVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had not visited Pearl for several years as our original experience was just OK and we put it in the category of the "corporate" restaurants in and around Bellevue Square. On this occasion we were pleasantly surprised by the varied and imaginative menu. the quality of preparation and the excellent service. In spite of the dark interior and high noise level we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobbid
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is my 2nds time at Pearl, 1st was a corporate event, which was perfect for large groupss and this time with small group both a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb service
    InternetsTad
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We've eaten at Pearl twice now and both times we've been blown away by the quality of the service. The service is at least a notch above the food. That said, the food is excellent, just not quite to 5 star quality, with the exception of the bread pudding which was one of the best bread puddings we've had. We will definitely be going back. Pearl is a great place to meet friends for dinner or just as a couple to be spoiled by their excellent staff.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Regi was our server and he was awesome! Very professional but also funny and engaging. He told us about the specials and was spot-on with pairings. He also remembered that we were celebrating a birthday and brought a complimentary dessert. Our reservation was fairly early so we got there before the rush which was great. Overall, wonderful experience. Will recommend to others and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner for four...
    BrueSpluce
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent -- we started with crab cakes, pork belly, goat cheese; had halibut and duck for entrees; and finished with crème brulee and bread pudding. The halibut was particularly noteworthy, in that it was absolutely perfectly cooked. The Scotch inventory could use a little beefing up, though... :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Chiecken Dinner
    RogerKillamVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've been a longtime fan of Pearl and finally got around to trying the new Sunday Chicken dinner. It was super good. You should go get one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normal
    Normal
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We visit Peal a number of times per year and have never been disappointed. A spur of the moment decision on a Sunday evening this time and we were greeted to a very quiet dining room (Seahawk game just ended, so all were still elsewhere!) Our waiter did well and offered great service. We love the little Sundae on Sunday gratis dessert. A nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beverly11
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    AWESOME FOOD AS ALWAYS...service is wonderful, a bit crazy that , only because the broncos where there
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place has great food!
    CloyneVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Server was a little too casual about serving out group. Food was superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Dinner
    bdtw
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great dinner for our anniversary. Manager brought complimentary champaign, had a private table in the corner. Enjoyed the lively atmosphere (crowd noise from the bar, people laughing and having fun at the chef's table). Good glass of pinot noir and pinot grigio; slightly overpriced per glass. The duck and papperdelle chicken were both amazing. Have also been to happy hour in bar; it is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sablefish is exceptional
    Alex
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent Sablefish on the menu which I end up ordering most of the times I visit PEARL. We were 6 at our table and 5 had the sablefish and greatly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl does not disappoint
    NNMM
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We made a last minute decision to have dinner at Pearl when we left another Bellevue restaurant due to exceptionally poor service. It was late, we were hungry and not in a very good mood, but that all ended at Pearl. It was a Sunday night and the restaurant was quiet. Service was quick and attentive and the food was fabulous. We ordered Cioppino - all of the seafood perfectly cooked, and a rare Burger, also cooked to perfection. We have a small group event to plan in a few weeks and Pearl is at the top of our list to host.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent Quality for the price.
    techhead
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I ate here for her birthday. I had the rack of lamb ($36) with mashed potatoes which was fantastic, and well portioned, though somewhat over salted. My wife had the wagyu sirloin, which was served presented elevated on thick potato slices. The steak was tough, and over cooked, and the potatoes were on the crunchy side. For a $34 steak dish, I expected much more. Particularly since we had had wagyu in the past, and it was to die for. For desert, they brought out a complimentary molten chocolate cake dish. Unfortunately it was overcooked, and not molten in the middle, which made it quite dry and not as enjoyable as it should have been. One out of the three dishes was well prepared, we probably won't visit again given the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cozy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The private room was ready. Some of the women felt the portions of the shrimp salad were smaller than they had expected. The ladies who ordered the chopped salads were the happiest. The service was wonderful and the women who served us are delightful and very efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lolovely time out
    simonz
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food, but small portions. Good atmosphere and wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a Pearl
    ieattoomuch
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our second visit to Pearl. Our first visit was for lunch, and the food was very good. Hence, we decided to try dinner. There were several people in our party, so we were able to try quite a few appetizers and entrees. A couple of items were outstanding (sablefish and fois gras), but most were just ok. This is a very expensive restaurant, and at these prizes, we expect every item we order to be very good to outstanding. Both the food and the prices make a return visit for dinner very unlikely.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I selected Pearl to host my cousin from San Francisco area for lunch because I was confident I could depend on excellent food and service. I was not disappointed and neither was she.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My VIP guest was very happy!
    hapyneko
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I appriciate your great foods, wine and service. I'll be back with my freinds soon. I'm looking forward to meet Mr. Bradly Dickinson on 8/25 at Consul-General Omura's Residence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luckystrike1
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    excellent service. good food. thanks for accommodating my special request re the table location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    patronVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have always enjoyed the food here. They have a great selection of meat & seafood as well as great tasting salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beverly11
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    everything was awesome, the only issue I had was there was a table of 8 people who where so loud thru our whole meal, my husband could not hear what we where saying to each other
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food ok but wine overpriced
    EmInSeattle
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wine list is ok but so overpriced with pinot noir starting in the mid $80's.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for Small Group
    liashane
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were treated to a semi-private room for a small birthday dinner and it was perfect. Our family tends to get a little loud and excitable and we felt very comfortable (and hopefully did not disturb the other guests). Food was amazing!!!! We filled up on apps so I was able to take the rest of my dinner home for the next day and it was fantastic (Merlot Braised Short Ribs....YUM!). Top Notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • holiday dinner
    Issaquah
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I went to Pearl Bar & Dining on July 5th, for the holiday. We have been there before and had a wonderful dining experience. We were shown to our table immediately upon arrival. The food was EXCELLENT, but the service was less than stellar. Our server spent more time talking to his fellow servers that attending to our table. My husband had coffee, and when the server brought the coffee it was cold. I has iced tea, and we had to call upon different servers passing our table to get more to drink. He simply was not paying attention to us. It was a great effort on my part to leave any tip AT ALL. My husband was not happy with our server and felt a tip was not warranted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining in Bellevue
    KirklandEaters
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was good. Portions were not large, but adequate. Waiter was helpful with suggestions. Water was never refilled. Coupon made it a good value. Not too busy when we visited. Had to ask for bread. In fairness, we only ordered entrees.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Meals at Pearl
    Gregorio
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We are fairly regular customers at Pearl and decided to treat ourselves after working in our yard and gardens all day. Pearl has an excellent chef. We've always felt that the quality of food preparation is very high there, and after all, excellent cooking has to be top priority. I had the broiled duck accompanied by grilled asparagus -- really duck a l'orange. My wife had the wagyu steak. We started with their excellent Caesar salad. All was excellent. Prices are on the high side, probably because it adjoins the Westin Hotel, but the cooking makes it all worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    kareilly
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our dinner was great and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl is our favorite restaurant
    Jeff
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Pearl is a excellent restaurant that is great for happy hour in the bar or a romantic dinner in the dining room. We enjoyed the beet salad prepared with fresh arugula, creamy goat cheese and a perfect dressing. For entrees we had the rack of lamb and the merlot braised boneless beef shortribs. Both dishes were perfectly prepared and totally delicious. Service was spot-on. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Lunch
    eastsidefoodie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I made a reservation for myself and two cousins for a weekday lunch. We were celebrating a birthday and hadn't seen each other for a few months. We were given a very lovely round table that was private and could be partitioned off behind sheer curtains. The food was outstanding, lots of choices and everything we had was delicious. Our server was very pleasant and even though we were there for almost 3 hours and never felt hurried. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 739 reviews are from the PEARL Bar & Dining reviews archive.
  • Great food, great service
    NansulitaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All three of us had a different choice from the menu and love it. One friend always "customizes" - always asks for substitutions or extras. No problem for Pearl - they're always accommodating. Love to go to Pearl. Sunday night is one of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • modern elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    To celebrate my friend's birthday, I took her to Pearl. I ordered the beet salad & cioppino. the salad was delicious, but the cioppino was outstanding!! generous amounts of seafood tasted fresh in a tasty red broth. I would recommend these 2 dishes without reservation. my friend ordered the Caesar salad with chicken, but didn't comment about it. service: I shouldn't need to ask for bread/rolls or ask for a refill of my tea. however, when asked, the waitress was cheerful and accommodating. the place was almost empty, so she wasn't overloaded. PARKING: they do offer "free" valet parking-- free for $5 ! only when I protested did the westin say that we could park ourselves anywhere on P4 level for no charge. I would definitely dine here again:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Luncheon went well, food was delightful. If waitperson had offered to refresh our beverages without prompting, it would have been a 5 star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Pearl to celebrate Father's Day. Sadly we were both disappointed in our experience. First, they were out of several foods we wanted to order, the service was certainly not up to its usual good standards, and although my food was presented beautifully and the ingredients were very fresh, it had not been salted properly at all. On a better note, the Caesar salad was excellent. Pearl is known for its bread pudding, and the "banana foster's" version did not appeal to us, so we decided not to order dessert. Pearl's Happy Hour is still the best bet.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at the Pearl
    lunchmate
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Pearl has always been at the top of our list for Bellevue eateries, especially for lunch. The service has always been excellent, attentive yet discreet. Food from the open kitchen has been imaginative in concept and plating. Our last visit, for a Father's Day dinner, was both excellent and shocking. The calamari appetizers were very tasty, the house salads were delicious, the Cioppino entree drew raves, but the Scallops dish was the reason behind the less-than-generous rating for dinner! Somehow, the thought of paying $29 for exactly 3 scallops was mind-blowing, to say the least. As a result, the decision has been made that our patronage will be lunch only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    Seahusky
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    had a great time for fathers day. would reccomend this restaurant to all wanting to dine in downtown Bellevue
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    2GuysinWA
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Pearl Bar and Dining is not the place if you are looking for quiet conversation, but if you enjoy great food and exceptional service I recommend it highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic