Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.plumedc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 448-2300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - :Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: M Street NW
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for all Plume guests
A word from Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
One of the finest restaurants in the capital and a recipient of five stars from Forbes Travel Guide, Plume serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our culinary team. Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes expertly executed with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today’s enlightened palates. Plume’s wine list spans more than a dozen nationalities and dates back to a rare 1720 Borges Madeira. Among the more than 50 vintages are those Jefferson himself enjoyed in his time as well as newer wines he might select were he alive today.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Plume at the Jefferson Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)notable wine list (36)romantic (35)fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Was expecting a lot more...
    GregDC
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The space itself is beautiful and is a great for a very nice fine dining experience. Like a previous review, ask to be seated in the dining room not in the patio area. Everything was great, service, space, ambiance, etc, but the main course of the fixed menu was not up to par for this caliber restaurant. They did recover with some great desserts, but not enough to wow my wife and i. For the money, I'd go to Restaurant Eve or Maestro (if it was still around) for a great fine dining experience. Just not wow'ed like I was expecting, for the expense of dining there the food should be very close to perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating my 50th
    RtinocVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We spent last weekend in DC and one of the highlights of the trip was our dinner at Plume. It is very classic a classy décor. Service is impeccable. The are some unusual choices like pheasant, quail. My husband had the pheasant and loved it. My son was very happy with his steak. It was a fantastic and unforgettable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine, decent food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Plume was a lovely evening for a quiet, romantic, dinner. The ambiance was lovely and very attentive hostess. Service started out excellent but got a bit slow toward the end of the evening. We did the wine pairing and it was outstanding. Superb selection, beautiful wines and they paired amazingly well with the food to really enhance both wine and food. The food was good, but I wasn't blown away, I found the prices to be a tad high for the food ingenuity and quality. I came because I heard that the sommelier was outstanding and she did NOT disappoint. We did the premium wine pairing and found that to be worth the money spent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KD468VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was very disappointed in our evening at Plume. We were not seated in the lovely dining room, but rather, in a chilly and drafty porch-like corridor. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SEATING BEFORE YOU CONFIRM. The food was good, but not enough to make up for the lack of ambiance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I were looking forward to dining at Plume. It was part of the reason I chose The Jefferson for our visit to DC. Sadly, the food was disappointing. We had the tasting menu, with wine pairing. There is no a la carte option. The foie gras was cold and unpleasant. The consumme tasted like it came from a can. Apart from dessert, the rest of the meal wasn't much better. The staff was very pleasant and the room is beautifully furnished. For the price, this was very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    EAEA
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything was perfect! Rare combination of Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • filippo47VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always a great pleasure to dine at Plume when we are in D.C. The best foie gras as usual, wonderful and attentive service without being intrusive, elegant surroundings, a class act.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hume
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Superb food, service, and decor, including table clothes. WOULD have been quiet except for a middle size group (office?) that occasionally became a little raucous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Artistry in action
    Robert
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I usually avoid restaurants in hotels, but, despite the cost, this one was worth it. On par with the best in the country. The entrees were not too exotic, nor blending of ingredients cutting edge, but the dishes were artistic, ingredients were fresh and flavors and aromas of each ingredient poppingly evident. And, this was not the champagne or wine talking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal ever!
    notafoodiebutnowwantbeone
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary here and it was the best meal I've ever had in my entire life. Every bite of every dish was so alarmingly tasty with a combination of flavors that is truly a culinary sensory experience. We went for the prix fixe instead of the tastings menu because I was a little leery of some of the things like sea urchin and pheasant… however, after eating the most amazing meal ever, I would love to go back and taste whatever the chef prepares even if it's something I normally wouldn't eat. The desserts were by far the most unusual and wonderful things I've ever tasted as were every other bite of every other course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gourmet experience, start to end
    Jkfuel
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Incredible service, food and ambiance - at a high price but worth every penny
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    dineoutoften
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Without doubt, Plume was one of the best dining experiences that my wife and I have ever had. It is on the order of the grand restaurants of a previous age. Plume excels in every area that every restaurant should excel. Perfect ambiance and decor, perfect service, and absolutely stunning food. We have been fortunate to dine at some of the top restaurants in the United States as well as in England, France, and Italy. Plume is easily in the top three at which we have ever dined.. If you ever want to experience dining as it was intended to be, Plume is the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plume at the Jefferson
    goddessofgold
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The restaurant decor is lovely right down to the silverware. Exceptional service - attentive but not overbearing. Crab risotto was the best dish I ever ate in D.C. There is a lot of food, so don't go unless you are prepared to eat a lot and stay for a long dinner. Choices are only between a fixed price or a tasting menu - no a la carte options. Only complaint - I would have enjoyed some more vegetables with the dinner - sides are not an option. I had the bison entree which was perfectly prepared but came with only teeny tiny bits of vegetables. Would have loved to have had some more veg/sides with the meat or the option of ordering a side. Desserts were spectacular. Expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plume Reigns!
    HilaryS
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We make a point to spend an evening at Plume every time we visit Washington. From the moment you arrive, the staff showers you with attention and anticipates your every need. From the flowers on the table to the tuffet for your handbag, there is no detail overlooked. The dining room is so quiet and romantic that you forget others are there. The food is incredible; perfectly prepared and artfully presented. Plume is a very rare gem and ranks at the top of our best dining experiences again and again. Cocktails at Quill before dinner are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Plume
    Clifton12VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The struggle through DC traffic was worth the delicious dinner we had at Plume. I love the decor and the layout of the restaurant affords privacy. Our server was fantastic! Very helpful in describing the ingredients of the entrees and offered suggestions which were great! The blue crab risotto was perfect as was the lamb. It's impossible to suggest any improvements for Plume!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Evening
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our experience was exceptional. It made a birthday celebration for my best friend a truly memorable event!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • extraordinary
    MixedVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We chose to spend out wedding anniversary here at Plume this year. Everything was perfect- actually Perfect! i am still framing about the drinks - a Chopin vodka gimlet and a small batch bourbon...the food is delicious, the service is attentive yet not cloying. not to miss- Beef tartare, scallops, Dover Sole, cheese cart and the little truffles they bring you at the conclusion. My husband and i will be back. -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    GK27
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We came back to the Jefferson (and Plume) having last visited Washington DC just after the hotel reopened. Plume was great then and it remains so. The service was just as attentive and the food still magnificent. It's great to see that the high standards set on opening have been maintained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too many superlatives to note!!!
    JaketheSnake
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Plume knocked it out of the park on our first visit. Though we have meant to patronize this location for years, we finally made it after some of our all-time favorites closed and the newcomers did not "match up" to our expectations. From the pre-dinner cocktail in the Quill Bar (with outstanding service by Michael), to the end of the evening's meal, everything was perfect. Boone (the m'd) took good care of our every need. Our server, Fakhre, anticipated our every need and each course of the meal was excellent. Can't recommend this place enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still First Rate
    DEM126VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Plume continues to be a first rate restaurant on all levels. The food and service were top notch. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing....delicious! The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine. We were celebrating a birthday which they acknowledged! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plume
    Conventiontraveller
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    After finding it (no signs), the welcoming was wery warmful. We were placed on sofa, which actually in the begining did not felt comfortably but later you got used to it. Service was fast and very proffessional, litlte bit too serious. Food was great, champange was outstanding. A little disappointment with desert- they try to do many things in it (this goes for all restaurants these days). Overall, best restaurant I visited in my stay in DC. I can highly recommend this. And the color scheme in a restaurant was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat!
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service, delicious food, and great ambience. The only available prix-fix/tasting menu options makes it pricey (along with the wine list) but well worth to celebrate a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best in Washington
    diningdancerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dining at the Plume is more than just a meal... it's an experience! Everything from the little stool they bring out for your purse, to the spectacular and creative prix fixe menu, stellar wine list, and impeccable service make this the perfect spot for a special occasion. I will definitely be back for the next celebrator dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Both the food and the service at this excellent restaurant could not have been better. It is hard too find a genuinely elegant, gracious restaurant. Plume is one of the best we have ever discovered. And the wine list is splendid!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were welcomed to the dining experience as soon as we stepped foot into the hotel. The service, the environment, the food, and the wine list -- all were truly wonderful. It was an intimate evening with good friends - where we could easily have a conversation and enjoy our food at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    4mercustVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The desserts were the best I have ever had. Especially the pre-dessert. I was sorry that I could not do the tasting menu because I do not eat meat, only fish and vegetables and the server said that could not be accommodated. Other fine restaurants have made such adjustments. The other menu offered me lots of choices, however and my salmon and scallops were wonderful. I felt like there were too many servers but had an unusual experience. I think I wished for a lemon but must have mentioned it quietly to my partner, and voila, one appeared. Now that is service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everything was outstanding! From the excellent and very attentive staff and service, to the excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    BillW
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My second visit this year. As before, a superior dining experience with superlative service. Worthy of any customer dinner or special family occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 673 reviews are from the Plume at the Jefferson Hotel reviews archive.
  • phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Words cannot do this restaurant justice... they had everything from a chair for my purse to complimentary pre-dessert AND post-dessert chocolates. The staff was outstanding and I will definitely be coming back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plume is Sophisticated and Special
    Grady
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I've dined at Plume several times now and always enjoy it. The food is very good and the wine list impressive. However, it is the beautiful room and lighting that make dining here so special. I highly recommend, especially if you need a meal to impress someone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Fine Dining Experience
    FineDiningTraveller12345
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I cannot overstate just how exquisite this dining experience was. The food was phenomenal, but what made the night was the staff. Talk about professional and accommodating. All of the staff were so kind and knowledgable, it was by far one of the best dining experiences of my life. This is coming from someone to travels around the nation and frequents fine dining estsblishments.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    dropnh
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First visit. Seated in a small area with only one other table which was very romantic. Seated immediately. Staff was very efficient and polite. They kept coming to the table to pour wine or fill the water glasses or ask how was everything. Then our entree was served and everyone disappeared . I wanted a salt cellar but there was no one to ask. Never got it. The portions were typically small. Some of the food was really good, some not so much. A number of unusual taste combinations. It was a very expensive meal. Overall we enjoyed the experience. We will probably go back some day, but not soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Choice for Special Occations
    SummerDiner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed the wonderful service and atmosphere at Plume. It exceeded expectations without being pretentious or old fashioned. The sommelier was so personable and picked out a fantastic red wine that complemented my dinner. My husband is unable to eat dairy and the menu worked well for him with a small modification to the main course and dessert. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu ingredients and appropriate substitutions. We would definitely return for a future special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plume so good, and yet
    TheZmanVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our first visits to Plume except for one thing. The setting in the wonderful Jefferson Hotel is lovely and very conducive to a romantic dinner or an intimate dinner with wonderful conversation. The wine list is stunning and there are plenty of very good wines at all price points. The service is impeccable, both courteous and helpful. Everyone's food was well conceived, prepared and presented, except for my filet. After excruciatingly detailed instruction, twice, my steak was over-cooked. We all agreed we would go back. I will order the scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great to experience...if only once
    Baffles
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Incredible ambiance and an outstanding wait staff. The food is on the unique side but the waiter was full of great recommendations and thoughts about each course to help us chose. The wine list is full of out of this world wines but most are over $750 a bottle which, at least for us, was well outside our price range. Settled for a $150 half bottle of Bordeaux that was good but not perfect. I loved the bison and my date loved the lobster. You certainly will not leave hungry, the number of courses brought are more than filling. Many reviews have raved about the bread but I thought is was good but not to die for. They seated us in an alcove that was quiet, private and perfect.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not out of the world
    wirywizzVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was good but I expected the wow factor, we both had the tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank You, Thank You!
    StLousLouVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Though not for the faint of heart from a price perspective, Plume is an evening out that you will remember for a long time! We had the tasting menu with wine paring and were very pleased that we made that decision. The food was creative without being off the wall, the server timed each course perfectly and the wines were inspired! This is a must stop when you are in DC! We are restaurant owners and not easily impressed. This night was very impressive! Thanks for a wonderful meal, great service and spectacular wine! WE WILL BE BACK!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
    Lion26KingVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    If you want an evening that's really special, come to Plume.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant dining
    gourmandVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It reminded us of dining in the finest restaurants we have eaten in in Paris. Every aspect of the experience was carefully thought out and executed to perfection, starting with the greeting when we walked into the hotel. through the beautiful alcove we sat in, knowledgeable, attentive (without being intrusive) service, and original and extraordinary wines,several courses, and desert to the extra deserts given us in a classy small bag when we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • She said yes!
    SimpleElegance
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My girlfriend, now my fiancee is a "DIY Chick" so as I planned the dinner date and came upon this restaurant's website that featured the private romantic for two, it was perfect! We found ourselves marveling at the Victorian era decor and got ideas for the next diy project. Anyway, I digress, back to the dinner...from the moment I made the reservation, I was impressed with the care and concerns about my plan to propose. Although all of my requests couldn't be met (e.g. our favorite song playing as I popped the question), I was presented with a couple of other options that I didn't think of. The ambiance is exquisite. The service is superior. The food selection is impeccable. We're making this our go to fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.