Pera Soho
Pera Soho

Pera Soho

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.peranyc.com/soho/index.html
  • Phone: 2128786305x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Thur: 12:00pm to 10:30pm
    Friday: 12:00pm to 11:30pm
    Saturday: 11:00am to 11:30pm
    Sunday: 11:00am to 10:30pm

    Brunch is served from 11:00am until 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Happy Hour every day from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Bar.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Sezai Celikbas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, 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, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fine gourmet catering and chef-for-hire catering is available to your venue of choice. On-premise catering options include several private dining rooms, an outdoor private dining gazebo, and a rooftop patio for cocktail receptions.
  • Special Events: Private Dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available. For more information please visit www.peraeventscatering.com or contact sohoevents@peranyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broome Street
  • Public Transit: In order of proximity (nearest to farthest): E to Spring Street, 1 to Canal Street, N/Q to Canal Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking is available, although limited, on neighboring streets. Best chances would be to park on Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) or on West Broadway. Several parking garages are located on West Broadway between Broome and Canal streets.

A word from Pera Soho
Pera Soho expands upon the exploration of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine first embarked upon by midtown’s Pera Mediterranean Brasserie when it opened in late 2006 on Madison Avenue to become a “Top 5 Newcomer” in the 2008 Zagat Survey. A downtown-ized version of the original restaurant with an edgier approach to food and ambiance and with the pursuit of pleasing all five senses, Pera Soho embraces the Pera hallmark of presenting a culinary experience firmly rooted in centuries-old Eastern Mediterranean traditions, while incorporating contemporary Western trends, seasoned with New York City gustatory flair, without any compromise of the essential integrity of the food.

Pera Soho offers some of the signature dishes that made the first Pera so popular, while also taking diners’ palates on a more adventurous journey through the Eastern Mediterranean in a tri-fold setting: indoors, private garden, and rooftop patio for private events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Pera Soho reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)neighborhood gem (27)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (20)romantic (18)special occasion (14)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (13)late-night find (9)hot spot (7)scenic view (5)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Really beautiful setting with outdoor patio and balcony. Bar is comfortably chic and dining room is funky. The food was not boring and expected Turkish. What a wonderful surprise! We had a couple amazing meze (red lentil kofte & barbounia in grape leaves) that I had never seen/had before. They were delicious! Unlike some of the reviews here, I thought the final bill was very reasonable (I was actually surprised how little it was).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdor haven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoyed a great meal with great service on a wonderfully warm, sunny Fall Friday, in their lovely outdoor dining area. The menu had something for everyone while still maintaining it's Mediterranean flare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Meal in NYC.
    ebolazaire
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The cocktails were heavy handed. The food was atrocious (especially the octopus and the greek salad). We spend over $100 basically for decent service. Do not go here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TomNYC
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were looking for a last minute Friday night dinner in Soho, and Pera exceeded our expectations in every way. The food was excellent and the outdoor dining was fantastic. Really good service too. If you like Mediterranean, it's a great choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad
    borsaci
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I did a quick search to see what was available in Soho on a friday night. And that's how I ended up here. The pera cocktail tasted like cough syrup. A cocktail involving sour cherry (visne) should be hard to mess up, but somehow they did. The food was pretty uninspiring. When we asked how the chef recommended the lamb chops, the first response was "well done"... I have lived in Turkey (where it seems the menu derives inspiration), and there are plenty better options for this cuisine. If you want a nice outdoor space to drink efes beer, then this place is good. Otherwise overpriced, and underwhelming.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Princess
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Absolutly going back I love the good and the waiter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was a gem to find on a Sunday afternoon. My girlfriends and I sat outside for drinks. We did feel a little bit of a tense vibe which started with whoever seated us. There also seemed to be pressure from the server to keep asking us what we wanted. I get he was trying to be a good worker but it became annoying as we only wanted to hang out and drink. (I think it was due to an intense management style) Otherwise the atmosphere is awesome and the music is calm and enjoyable. A great spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Delicious international cuisine, great location in Soho, beautiful garden. Romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Versteckte Gartenterasse in Soho
    bubi82
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    In entspannter Atmosphäre saßen wir gut abgeschirmt von der großen Kreuzung, an der das Restaurant gelegen ist. Die Portionen sind riesig, gut, dass wir keine Vorspeise hatten. Wir hatten den Schaschlik mit Huhn bzw Rind, sehr saftig gebraten.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    GreatNight
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday. The great service started with the confirmation call to make sure we still planned on attending for dinner. The outdoor space was romantic but not stuffy. I enjoyed my drinks. The food was fantastic, especially the lamb rolled in philo. It was like eating a mini gourmet gyro. The Baklava was insane. Thanks for a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish
    Freqdiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Loved the bass with lentils, it was perfect! Usually not a fan of sweet potato until that night.The outdoor area is lovely. Look forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cocktails but Mosquito trap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Terrace is lovely for a delicious cocktail but at dusk we got eaten alive by Mosquitos! Food was good but not excellent. Service was very attentive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pera is a Winner
    NancyOTRVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Give Pera Soho a try next time you are looking for something a little different. The menu, tapas and small plates are just wonderful. Plan to stay a while so you can try many things, the menu is extensive. Outside dining is lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great
    linneaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The meal began with stale bread, mediocre drinks without garnishes. The appetizers and entrees were somewhat better, especially the Manti, which was quite good, but overall, the food did not live up to the prices or ambiance. It seemed more like it should be $12-$20 entrees, not $25-$35.
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  • Great for dinner
    Lovegoingout
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a great birthday dinner! Good turkish style food! Nice and friendly atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Properly Pleased at Pera
    QuadMCVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were late for our reservation, so did not mind that a request for an outdoor table could not be honored. The table we were shown to was however a very close second to our desired location. Staff were polite, friendly and attentive. Our wine selection, with our server's assistance was just right, and all the food selections delicious. For the most part large parties in adjoining rooms were not intrusive, until very late, so all in all a successful outing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open air seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The open air dining is terrific. One would never know you are in the city. The food is great. Our family of four with two young children loved the food; ordered many items to share.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    cloude
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice service. Waiters friendly. After dinner we did not feel forced to leave like in many other restaurants. Try to eat in the yard very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent Service, I saw all the poor reviews, but I went at 6:30pm on a Saturday evening, the place wasn't empty, but it wasn't full either. The wait staff was most certainly on the ball.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pera Midtown's bad cousin
    dm10010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food at Pera Soho is nothing like the food at Pera Midtown, which I've been to numerous times and is quite tasty. At Pera Soho we had sliders with stale buns (we sent them back and received tasteless sliders the second time around), bland fish and over charred steak. If you want to eat good food, I'd avoid at all costs.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KatNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Pera used to have great Mediterranean cuisine but the food quality has diminished severely and the service is now amateurish. The outdoor garden is lovely but the fans that are supposed to circulate the air were misplaced causing the area to be stuffy. Too bad as this used to be a great place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth it
    SocialDining
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Dining At Pera was a bummer. We booked a table for 09:30, which is late, but suited our plans, and we got poor service, not so good wine, the bread was dry and our waitor left work before our meal ended.. In addition the bar closed before we were finished eating so we could not order more wine if we wanted.. The whole experience at Pera was a bummer, since we also went there for the rooftop terrace and it was closed. Hopefully you will have a better experience than us at Pera, but I am sorry that I will not recommend this restaurant to others...
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  • Annette
    Four2two
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Unfortunatley we could not sit outside due to rain. But inside was just as good. Service was very attentive and friendly! Food (we had the mezze menu) was very good. I did not like so much the calamaris but I guess that was me since my friends liked it. The meat was excellent. Would go here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night at Pera Soho
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Service was slow, took us two hours to get our main course, but our server, Ulysses, was fantastic, and the atmosphere was conducive to conversation, so we did not mind the wait. Ulysses profusely apologized for our slow service and comped some of our food and wine. I would definitely return in the future. Food was absolutely outstanding, and the joke was it had to be flown in directly from Turkey, which is why it took so long to come out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 254 reviews are from the Pera Soho reviews archive.
  • Thanks you Anna for GREAT service!
    BillyPVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    She did a fantastic job of making all 12 of us VERY happy. Her suggestions were spot-on. Her service was quick and never without a smile. She is a gem. The food was phenomenal as always! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but SLOOOOWW
    Fuddy
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    we had a lunch party for 10 people. Lunch is quiet, so you would think service would be very good. It was very slow took along time to get meals. Two of the appetizers were done wrong. Overall we were happy and might go back again. rainy day, but Outdoor seating looked really cool, would come by for that to try out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ehhh...
    oneforktwoforkVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The service was slow and disorganized (we waited forever for just water and the pauses between courses was unacceptably long). The food was fine but really nothing special. Chicken and rice dish had mushy overcooked rice and chicken sloppily piled on top - like something you would get at a food cart. I have had very positive experiences at the midtown location, so was not expecting to be so disappointed. Perhaps it is the Soho effect - with such a prime location, they don't have to try too hard. Wish I had better things to say about the service and food because the outdoor space is lovely - secluded and airy - you feel far from NYC. Go for drinks and eat elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time we've had prob w/ Sigrid
    BillyPVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Sigrid, our server, has difficulty explaining the dishes. This is the second time she's exhibited this problem. She'll describe a dish and then after it's been ordered and arrives different from her description, she backtracks. Management needs to speak with her about accurately describing the dishes. If she says a salad "is on a bed of greens" or that an entree "comes with bulgur", then they should arrive that way. No excuses.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AMAZING
    JIMLOVESFOOD
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    How rare it is in NYC to find an outdoor space, set back from the street and so spacious. Plus the service was perfect! Not too much on top of us, but there when we needed it! Food was absolutely delicious and fabulous specialty drinks. Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • milenaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Lovely outdoor area, but the food was mediocre in quality, a real shame! Service was lovely as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch spot
    LoriB
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    nice outdoor seating and great food for brunch. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service
    Dkow
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Would not go back. Worst service I've ever experienced. Took over an hr and a half for our brunch to come out and I had ordered a salad. When it finally came out they got half the orders wrong.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant BUT....
    Leslie
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I am a frequent diner at Pera and I love the food, ambience and service. On this evening, however, there was a large private party in the main room thus the noise level was unbelievable! Even though we were placed in a small private room with doors that closed, it still made for a pretty uncomfortable dining experience. I looked forward to a nice date night with my husband, but i must say that on this night this was not the case. Thankfully, I will not allow this experience to keep me from returning to the restaurant
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WORSE SERVICE EVER!PLEASE AVOID IT!
    SuVivares
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This experience ruined my whole weekend. A friend was visiting from abroad, we waited for our order for more than one-hour!! The make waiter had an awful attitude, We though it seems like the job was beneath him!!. The manager and the front hosts a total disaster, they did not care!! By the by, the food was overcook, poorly presented, was a nightmare. Please avoid this place, they do not care about their customers, service, nothing. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Very disappointing. We had reserved table for 6 but on arrival we had to wait until they put the 2 tables together. we sat for 15 minutes before anyone came to our table and yet another 15 minutes to get our order of drinks. We had to address to the manager to get our drinks. Both the classic mimosa and bloody mary's were so watered down that we had to order red wine sangria and insisted - very little ice.... The bread rolls arrived when we were half way thru our meal. Pathetic service - we were really embarrassed as our guests were from europe and we had from previous experiences expected better service. Two dishes were not available - one was simple ice cream!
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  • Disappointed with portion sizes
    Domingo17
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a large group of 10 and reserved for an 8pm meal. We arrived on time and they had the table ready for us. The outdoor court looked great but it was a bit cold to eat outside. Service was good. I did not get to sample any appetizers. Every entree was ridiculously small. I am not a big eater, but it is shameful to only serve 3 small bite size pieces on one of the signature dishes (CENTER-CUT SIRLOIN “SHASHLIK") and charge $31. The SIGNATURE FRESH LAMB “ADANA” for $27 was one shish kabob and the AUBERGINE could fit in a small cereal bowl. We went to this place because of reviews and are very disappointed of other "reviewers" giving it 5 stars.
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  • A little piece of the Mediterranean
    MarkRVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Amazing outdoor space with excellent food. Slip away from the fast paced world and journey to the calm, relaxed environment on the Mediterranean in this restaurant. Food is fresh and light and fillies with flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pera Soho, No thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This is the second time I went to Pera for brunch. First time was good. This time I was with my friend and her 2 year old daughter...and brunch was awful! We got a good table and the waiter took our order within 10min. We ordered OJ, it was hot outside. We asked the waiter many times for the juice.. Took them 45min to open the Tropicana bottle to put juice in 2 glasses. Then the food came and it didn't look good. The fries were over-cooked, the salad was taste-less and the presentation was awful. Should have taken pictures.. Paid $60 for 2 brunch and bad service. I will never go back.
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  • Great Group Night out
    Ec68
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised at the decor and ambience of the restaurant. We ordered from the prefix menu and the food was amazing. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try!!!
    Szc76
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My husband and I went on the recommendation of a friend. It was fabulous tasting food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.