Pearl Bistro
Pearl Bistro

Pearl Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pearlbistro.biz/
  • Phone: 3178767990x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesda - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Susan Eichholtz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pearl Bistro specializes in small party catering. Small gatherings at your home, or box lunches for work functions. We will customize the menu for your event.

    The restaurant is also a perfect place for a small quiet business meeting for groups less then 40 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our dinning room is divided, so we are able to provide an intimate seating arrangement for 20 people comfortably, However we are happy to provide the entire space for 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Eichholtz 3178767990x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 86th St. and Ditch Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large free parking lot surrounding the restaurant.
A word from Pearl Bistro
Pearl Bistro is your local connection. We are a small intimate locally owned casual bistro, serving local ingredients with global flair.

Our mission is to delight our guest by consistently preparing and serving healthy innovative fare at a competitive price. We accomplish this by serving classics from around the world with our special touch. We strive to utilize fresh local produce and meats. We grow our own herbs on site and make our own bread. We only use healthy oils such as olive and canola oils in our cooking. During the day, Pearl is a casual cafe, offering healthy food choices, with the lunch hour in mind. In the evening, Pearl transforms into an eclectic bistro, providing a relaxing and unique dining experience with healthy choices and good flavor in mind.
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Pearl Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (8)romantic (6)good for groups (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • saz1
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I have been to the Pearl Bistro a number of times now and introduced it to many friends. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service okay
    Melvin
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We went there on a Weds. for dinner. Pearl is small and hard to find at the back of a shopping mall. But... the food was really good. I had the Moroccan chicken w/ polenta and it was very, very (and I mean VERY) good. My friend had the house special (can't remember the name) and liked it. Service was slightly less exciting but okay. Just a few niceties were missing: water glass not kept filled (came once), did not come back to see if we needed anything else, reluctant response to request for more honey for brie crepes. Just little things, but ones that make a difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very worthwhile!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What a nice surprise. It is tucked away, and slightly off of the main street. The thoughtfulness going into the food preparation was obvious and appreciated. It was a nice spot for dinner or lunch and we will return! for some more great items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Goodfoodfan4ever
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Pearl Bistro is a favorite of mine and it never disappoints. The most recent meal I had was beef bourguignon, and it was excellent. So tender....melted in my mouth! Dessert was a lemon cheesecake with blueberry compote. Delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Youve got to try dessert too!
    BobB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always amazing food. Familiar yet different. We need to work our way through the entire menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will Definately go back
    66motorsportVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Good location. Relaxing feel with good food. Everything was homemade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely Out of the ordinary
    jbr4914
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Suzanne does a great job. Wine list is reasonable and half price on Tuesday. The dishes are things you would not or could not make at home. I had her version of Salmon and it was perfect. My wife who normally does not like beef raved about her dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful intimante resturant
    frankVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    our first visit We will certainly return again and tell our friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice quiet dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant is a quiet little hidden gem. We like dining here on special occasions since the food, atmosphere and service are all great. Many restaurants these days almost seem to pride themselves on a high level of noise and clamor. Here things are quiet and elegant, which is a nice respite from most run-of-the-mill restaurants these days.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 122 reviews are from the Pearl Bistro reviews archive.
  • Hidden gem
    GgalVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Can't wait to go back to the Pearl .... If you haven't been make reservations right now. It is a treat. The menu is wonderful the specials are better. Homemade dressing with spices from her own garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We like restaurant and will return again. We have been there for both lunch and dinner. The dinner menu allows both sandwiches or a fuller meal. This is attractive to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very excellent food, home cooked
    Lynchburg6
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Would go again, over and over. Such great food and in such a small, calm and relaxing restaurant. Go here to never wait in line, but remember to relax. Its mostly freshly prepared and takes time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall very good
    Jeff
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was very good but they certainly could have used another server. I believe that we had the good fortune of being waited on by the owner and she was a delight if not just a little too busy. The food was a mix of creative but traditional and definately did not lack in flavor. There is no doubt that I will be going back even though I live 60 miles away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Food was better than expected just sad to see this one of a kind place in a location that is hard to spot so it was empty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Gem
    MADMom
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This restaurant is truly delightful. Atmosphere and food are personal and high quality. Love that the owner serves patrons and makes sure that diners are happy. The quiet restaurant is refreshing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EASTER BRUNCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our first Easter Brunch at Pearl Bistro. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    nelle
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is a hidden gem of a lovely restaurant. Lots of personal service, great food choices and a quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sorry, not impressed
    newcomers
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Hostess said she didn't get the Open Table reservation, which means I didn't get the points, but she was able to seat us! Menu looked interesting but we were not informed of items that they were "out of" until we ordered and both of us ordered items that they were "out of". My sandwich was interesting but my husband's meal was overcooked and sparce. For a small setting the noise level was rather loud. Sorry, but overall we were not impressed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thirsty Thursdays
    IndyDMan
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Pearl Bistro has become our favorite local restaurant. We're so tired of bar food, tired of multiple, distracting TVs showing talking heads and instant replays. Tired of places offering quantity instead of quality. If you want a place where you can get to know the owner and the staff, where you can meet friends and linger for the evening or have a quick and quiet meal, Pearl Bistro is that place. Susan changes the menu frequently, so we don't grow tired of the selection. We always try to go for Thirsty Thursday; first Thursday of each month. Susan invites local wine distributors in to share several wines - usually five. She prepares a delicious sampler plate and it and the wines often relate to a theme, . Wines are varied and affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointed
    livvy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Had lunch there a couple of times and liked it. Dinner service was a little rocky even though the dining room was not full. This place has great food, a nice drink selection and a fun quirky atmosphere and should work on serving and being equally attentive to each customer.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Indeed, Pearl Bistro is a gem of a restaurant. After weekly trips to Half Price Books for several years, I finally convinced my husband that we should give this establish a try for dinner. What a treat we had in store. The salmon crepes were lush and the leek soup delicious on a chilly evening. My martini was perfection. Husband ordered a burger and salad, prepared just the way he enjoys both. Although short-handed because of spring break, our lone waitress handled the entire room with a smile and excellent service. A lovely dining experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Consistently wonderful food and service. We love eating here for dinner and lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl Bistro
    daisydiner
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Love the decor. Cozy and great art poster prints. Mushroom soup was delicious, and not a boring cream broth. Crab cakes were pretty bland, but the horseradish sauce helped spark them up. Friend had the beef bourgunion and reported it was wonderful. Bread and garlic butter are always appreciated. Couldn't resist dessert and glad I didn't even though I had to get it to go. Lemon cheesecake with a warm blueberry compote was the best part of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great!
    Jack
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Been there many times and it remains a true gem. Marvelous food. Quiet. Pleasant environment. What more can you ask from a small neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had high hopes after reading the reviews, but not worth it. The burger and pasta were ok, but my chicken, the special that night, was dry and overlooked. It came with avocado that seemed definitely out of a can. Service was "detached friendly" - certainly not a warm and inviting place you would want in a neighborhood bistro. Wouldn't go back. If you do go, stick to the burgers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there because of the
    divemama
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were there because of the deal that was offered on Northside Nights. We were very impressed with our meal. We had been there several years ago (they had not been open very long at that time) and at that time had not been all that impressed. We are very glad we went back and it is much improved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple Elegance
    Natasha
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I really like Pearl Bistro. I have been there twice for dinner, and highly recommend it. Excellent entrees (prime rib, salmon wellington, goat cheese ravioli, Italian chicken, pork chops), crisp and tasty salads, and delicious desserts made in-house. Seems to be family owned, with a welcoming, multigenerational staff. The décor has a simple elegance. And: where else can you enjoy Yorkshire pudding?!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    BobB
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Tucked in the back off a shopping center, it's not the easiest place to find. Bur it is well worth it for the food and experience. We were served by the proprieter, who has created most of the dishes. We started with the salmon crepes as an appetizer, which were excellent. All or our entrees were also tasty, with interesting snd well prepared vegetable sides. We also tried both deserts - made from scratch and to die for! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    MarcsPicky0042VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The place works for a small quiet place that has a family atmosphere. The person on the phone was a bit discouraging later rsvp's...anything after 8:30 pm is at your own risk on a weekend...they close if they are slow. Food seemed very promising however I felt there was too much of a store bought mix....Crab cakes where over cooked and nearly black on the outside, taste was soso, chicken was very falvorful but masked potatos seemed to be from a "bob evans," microwave container. Veggies where very tasty but not appealing to look at (over cooked), bread was store bought but had wonderful herb butter. If they went the extra mile and upgraded on some of these things I would go back but this seems to be lack of focus on mangement.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great home cooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Our experience was outstanding! The food was amazing, it was better then I coulda have asked for! A great restaurant to end a great day!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Year's Eve Spot
    Maria
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We dine frequently at Pearl Bistro, and decided to make it our choice for an early New Year's Eve dinner. We had received the menu electronically, and were thrilled that it did not disappoint. It was probably the best meal we have ever had at this restaurant. Everything was well prepared, served attractively, and a delight to the taste buds.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had 7 other people with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    I had 7 other people with me and was very pleased that we could carry on a conversation without so much other noise. The food was good and everyone said they would come back. Thank you for a great luncheon. Karen
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious food, pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Always delicious food, pleasant and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    TbzzVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We dined on a snowy night and the restaurant was not very busy. The service was very friendly and you definitely got the feeling that it is a family run operation. The food was excellent, from the appetizers through the dessert. The Beef Bourguignon was wonderful and the beef sourced from Fischer farms. The salmon and pork chops ordered by others in our party got rave reviews. We shared a chocolate cake that was a perfect ending to the meal. Be sure to try the chip mix made with Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes and beets. On top of all of this, prices were very reasonable. We will definitely make another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Jack
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Wonderful experience - food is consistantly great and Susan makes it happen. She never disappoints her customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint setting for delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Nice and warm on a cold winters night. Pleasant, comfortable and inviting setting in a suburban strip mall. Great tasting food; not too expensive, good selection. Just right portions. Lots of fun with friends. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy Pearl's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great place to have dinner with friends when you want wonderful food, to interact with owner/chef and be able to have a conversation with friends without screaming over music. Everything is made from scratch (or most everything) with a wide range of price options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Miss Pearl Bistro!
    INDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Pearl Bistro is a surprisingly charming little restaurant in an unlikely location. The variety of menu choices (including home made soups and salad dressings) is excellent, as is the food. Service is attentive; and the owner came by to be sure we were pleased with our food and wine selections. Pearl Bistro is located toward the back of a strip mall at 86th and Ditch, but is well worth the search to find it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite quiet spot
    nelleVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Pearl Bistro is a wonderfully quiet spot for a terrific meal. Great food and a personal touch from the owner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a try
    IlTeatroVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Trying to branch out from some favorites we found Pearl Bistro on Open Table and decided to give it a try. Tucked away but not hard to find with today's technology. Cute courtyard entrance. Very quaint, cozy feel when you walk in. Front view is of parking lot but it did not really matter to us. Service was OK but nothing to really rave about. We had the two pork dishes and it seemed the same sauce was purposed for both and tweaked just a little to make them seem different. Presentation was good, pork was a little overcooked but not bad. Cheese grits were neat and not something I see that often. Chocolate cake dessert was good but not great. Overall pretty average experience but worth a try for something different.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.