Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
  • Address:
    290 John Street East
    Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
    Neighborhood:
    Niagara-on-the-lake
  • Cuisine:
    Continental
    Price: CAN$51 and over

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peller.com/
  • Phone: 8886735537x3
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00am-2:30pm



    Lunch: Daily: Monday-Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm



    Dinner: Daily from 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Jason Parsons
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
Located in the heart of Peller Estates Winery, this fine dining experience offers inventive regional cuisine paired with Peller Estates award winning wines. Executive Chef Jason Parsons works with our winemaking team to showcase wines in his seasonally evolving menu.



The restaurant was recently awarded the highest possible rating for food Extraordinary by Zagat readers.

Please see our website for a fantastic array of signature culinary events that will be held at the Winery. www.peller.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
309 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (234)scenic view (231)fit for foodies (206)great for outdoor dining (204)romantic (197)notable wine list (166)great for lunch (112)good for groups (74)great for brunch (70)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Great special occasion
    herbiesmom
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Have been to Peller Estate for dinner on numerous occasions over the years. Always very pleased with the food, and the atmosphere, and the service. On a warm night dinner on the patio is always enjoyable. Try the 5 or 7 course chef special if you are a bit adventurous. You never know what you'll get but worth the surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly recommend!
    CMontclair
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While my personal opinion of Peller Estates wine is that it's "meh" in comparison to some of the other wineries in the area, the food is wonderful. We had the 7-course tasting menu with wine pairings it was fabulous - absolutely delicious and appropriately portioned. I would highly recommend this option if you're not a picky eater (even if you are, actually...) - the mystery is part of the charm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed reviews this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My first dining experience was fantastic so I wanted to come back. This time I had some serious issues. First and foremost I think the ladies washrooms were appalling. When I am dropping several hundred dollars for brunch I would expect that the washrooms could have been maintained. The hostess from the dining room was cleaning and restocking supplies in the washroom. This is totally unacceptable as well as unsanitary. For an establishment that has won the winery of the year I would think they could have either have separate washrooms for the dining guests or have a full time washroom attendant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a delicious lunch on Saturday...food was amazing! Great wines. Our server Sandra, was the best. We sampled several wines & relaxed over a leisurely lunch. View was great too, felt like we were on vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service but great food
    Stuff
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been to the restaurant at Peller several times, as usual the food was excellent but this time the service was deplorable. From the lack of attentiveness from our server to the inability to get seat where we wanted despite the restaurant being half filled and having a reservation. All I can say is that I will be considering other options on my next visit to NOTL. I hope this was an aberration and I hope that the service gets back to where it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A winery with extraordinary food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food and good wine. Highly recommend. We where very much impressed with the quality of the food selections from appetizers to entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Christi
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    You think you are in the south of France...stunning view over well tended vineyards, gracious and welcoming service...lovely food and wine! Simply the best among the vinery restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wednesday Lunch
    worththedrive
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Took family members to celebrate 25th anniversary. The knowledgeable service and attention to detail was outstanding. We appreciated the waiters wine recommendations and alternate suggestions. The food was first class in quality, flavours, combinations and presentation. Dinning on the patio was relaxing with a spectacular view. Looking forward to the next visit. Definitely worth the two hour drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chattycathy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I visited this restaurant with 2 girlfriends for lunch near the end of September. The weather was so great we were able to sit outside on the patio. Our server, Joshua, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We ordered the recommended wine with each course, and suggest that this is the way to go. The food was very good. In particular we enjoyed the braised lamb and the seared scallops. This is the third time I have visited this restaurant, and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just amazing
    Salem
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This place is breath taking. The service is five stars and the food was to die for! Unbelievably delicious! For the service you get and for how good the food is, prices didn't seem hight to me at all. I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kunsky47
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Been here for great lunch before. Now can recommend it for dinner. Presentation excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Worth the trip and the price. A lovely experience. Leave yourself in the hands of the chefs and try the tasting- great food and generous pours of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    2special2dine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Looking for a special place with an intriguing blind tasting menu, well this is your place! Exceptional meal and wine pairing. A memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • erieviewdines
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent dining experience! Dinner was a feast for the eyes and palate! Lovely presentation, delightful little extras, food was done to perfection and each bite was better than the one before. Portions substantial. Wait staff friendly, humorous, knowledgeable, attentive. The dining room is out of the magazines! decorated in the most beautiful colours and is welcoming to both the casually dressed diner as well as those going to the theatre. View is outstanding! We're already planning our next visit and will make this our special destination spot! Well done Jason and staff at Peller! PS buy the cookbook, Jason may sign it! I read my signed copy on our 4 hr drive home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    Notasgoodasexpected
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    In the past Pellar Estates was a special occasion restaurant. This time it was disappointing. The mussels that we had for our first course were tiny, lots of empty shells and not flavourful. When asked for lemon they brought two tiny pieces as though they were running out and had to conserve. The same was true for the bread. In. general it felt "parsimonious". Although the wait staff were pleasant, the service was quite slow even though the restaurant was less than 50% full.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tktk
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was a bit scattered and not attentive when it should have been [ie when we needed to leave] but still we are BIG fans of Peller and will come back every year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ellie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is always excellent. Have been going when at the Shaw Festival every year for at least 10 years. I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    NiagaraDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Very accommodating to food allergies. Expensive but worth it for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Coarse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We let the chef make our supper , with no clue what we we getting. The wines where match with the food. It was great ,everything was more then excepted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oustanding
    VeniceDiner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The personal service offered by our waitperson combined with the outstanding meal (we ordered a la carte) made it a most enjoyable dining experience from start to finish. The pacing of our meal was perfect and our waitperson offered samples of wine before ordering so we could be certain of getting just what we wanted. Our experience was so good that we are going back for lunch before we return home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gr8dining
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Expensive, but most delicious, tasting menu with Peller's flight of wine offerings allows you to truly experience their various vintages with beautifully prepared cuisine in a lovely setting overlooking their vineyards. A lesson in food-wines. We initially laughed at the artistic but scant plates, longing for a salad or more veggies, until we realized that we were receiving the seven-course tasting with it's three main entrees (rather than the five-courser we had thought we ordered) and there would definitely have been no room for any thing else. Definitely don't try this unless you have two or three hours or so in which to dine, and can walk to your accommodations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfecton on the Patio
    YUMMM
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Beautiful weather encouraged us to have our brunch on the patio overlooking the vineyards . A gracious host seated us beside the bubbling fountain -a perfect setting. What followed was equally as memorable. Our waitress was personable and quietly efficient. We never felt rushed as the five course tasting menu continued to impress course after course. The wine pairings were a worthwhile addition to the gourmet presentations. The proportions were exactly right. Each was perfectly cooked and plated to please the eye as well as the taste buds. It was the perfect 46th anniversary celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very poor experience
    TreadwellVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    For the first time we left a restaurant mid-way through. We were here to celebrate a birthday occasion & we were deluged by fruit flies. The server did open the patio door to let them out but when at least 10/15 circled us & landed on the bread and/or wine we asked to be moved. We were moved with no issues but the same thing happened at the new table. We've eaten all over the world & never experienced something like this. We asked for our check and left. The manager came over & told us it was not the restaurant, it is the time of year. When we ended up eating at another high end restaurant or other places over the weekend, we didn't experience this at all. Therefore the issue was with Peller. I wouldn't eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the sophisticated palette
    Jeanine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Certainly Peller Estates knows how to do it...the outstanding wine, the fabulous view of the vineyards and the excellent cuisine. If you're looking for fine dining with "the regulars" (pastas, chicken, salads, etc.), head into the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. But if you are someone who has a refined and sophisticated palette with a price to match, Peller is perfect. Excellent for special occasions...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • keith10
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A bit disappointing. Lovely room, location and excellent service with nice touches such as an amuse bouche and sorbets, but the food seemed a bit nouvelle cuisine from the 1970's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nina
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The atmosphere is great, the patio overlooking th vineyards is nice. Food is good, well served, well presented and definitely worth the trip from Toronto for a special occasion. I wouldn't rate the food as extremely creative or extremely delicate, but it's good. Service is excellent. We were a group of seven and we all took the 5 course dinner and all the plates arrived together with multiple servers. Very nice and enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
    CanadianGourmet
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I ate here on a Saturday night and had the Chef's tasting menus - we had the 7 course and the 5 course with the wine tasting options. The tasting menu was very good and gets better through the courses. They have done a good job matching the food to the wines. It started with an oyster amuse bouche and progressed through a smoked mackerel salad, a tomato soup with smoked cheese and bacon, a rabbit loin with escargot, beef rib eye, a triple brie cheese plate and a desert of summer fruit. The rabbit was the best course by far which was on the 7 but not the 5 course option. The wine option was good value as it was a full glass of wine with each course and allows you to sample almost their full range. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic match of food and wine
    Zebulon
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had the 7-course tasting menu with matching wine courses. The matching of wines and food was interesting (Sauvignon blanc and tomato soup?) and absolutely fantastic! (Sauvignon blanc and tomato soup - it really worked!). The chef brought out the best in the wines and local produce. The courses were varied and kept our interest from first to last course. Loved the vegetable compositions paired with meat and seafood. We also loved that the food was light enough that one could still appreciate the 7th course (a dessert course of local berries, a buttermilk cake and a berry wine reduction). The service was great, professional and friendly - we appreciate when the servers are excited about the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and atmosphere
    flo1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall a great dining experience. The food was simply amazing and the staff were very polite and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fruit flies!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful but we had to move outside as the fruit flies inside were overwhelming. Would expect a few as it's a winery but had to cover our glasses, cork bottle and swat at our faces and plate to avoid ingesting them. Once we moved outside it was good. Unfortunately they should have suggested dinners eat outside as an option before our courses began.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I thought it was a bit over-priced for what it had to offer. It was nothing spectacular, as the prices would hav eyou believe. Excellent service and admosphere does not compensate for average food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peller NEVER disappoints you!
    GlobalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Peller Estates Restaurant is my FAV in Niagara. From the tour, wine-tasting, and amazing food, you will be Wowed from start to finish. Service is always impeccable - a real dining experience! Recommend the wine-pairing with each course** Make time for Peller at your next visit or you don't know what you have missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is the second time I have eaten at Peller Estates and it was every bit as spectacular as the first time. The foie gras mousse might be one of the best things I've ever eaten! The soy glazed duck breast was cooked to perfection, pink and crisp skinned. The cheese plate we had for desert had 5 cheeses, 4 of them wonderful and one good. And the wines were delicious as ever. Peller makes a nice dry rose in their signature collection and a great Cabernet Franc too. I would definitely recommend springing for the Signature wines as they are that cut above the rest. It's a bit of a splurge but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite
    PrincessButtercup
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We felt totally spoiled and I was a princess for the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat
    Foodfoodfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I'm not sure what we were expecting, but our visit to Peller was outstanding! We spend quite a bit of time in the Niagara Region and, for some reason, we've never visited Peller Estates. Rest assured, we'll be back time and again. The estate itself is absolutely beautiful - what a lovely drive in. The weather was beautiful so we were able to sit outside with a view of the vineyards. The food was excellent, although I did find the 5 course tasting menu somewhat uneven. Tiny portions for some courses and a bit too large for others. We had a little trouble getting our coffee and bill at the end of the meal. Apparently, the restaurant suddenly got quite busy. Not a huge deal, but when you're ready to go, you're ready to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, lovely atmosphere
    foodies
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had an excellent meal - the ice wine chicken liver parfait was light and airy with delicious flavour. I had lamb shank and my friend had the salmon, both of which were cooked to perfection and delicious. Dessert - the chocolate cream brownie and the sorbet were extremely tasty. Plating was beautiful. We were able to eat outside, it was a beautiful day. The ambience overlooking the vineyards was lovely, very relaxing with beautiful vistas. The indoor dining room looks very peaceful and relaxing as well. The restaurant seemed under-staffed the day we were there but made up for it with professionalism and a focus on customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    DaveLon
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went for a 1 pm lunch and had a great time. Food was excellent and the wine by the glass is reasonably priced. Unfortunately three tables of 6 (without reservations) arrived just before us so the staff were more than a bit overwhelmed. Not their fault and they tried to be attentive to us but had way too much to do.
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    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A MUST DO...
    Miscott
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Enjoyed our free wine tasting, compliments of Riverbend Inn, then headed for dinner. We ordered the Chef's five course tasting with the wine pairing. Every course was absolutely exquisite and well thought-out. We will return!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding tasting menu!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Brought my fiancée to this place for lunch. We tried the 5 course with wine pairing. Awesome lunch!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairings at lunch. It was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet