Post & Beam
Post & Beam

Post & Beam

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://postandbeamla.com/
  • Phone: 3232995599x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: Govind Armstrong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz on the Patio - please call restaurant to confirm dates

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marlton
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public lot and parking garage.
A word from Post & Beam
No stranger to the dining scene in Los Angeles, Brad Johnson’s and Govind Armstrong's venture, Post & Beam, is intended to bring warm hospitality, exciting, yet approachable cuisine and good times to the surrounding neighborhoods of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Brad has created memorable places since relocating to California from NYC in 1989. Remember Georgia, that was him, minus some of the gray hair.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Post & Beam reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (17)great for brunch (16)special occasion (16)great for lunch (16)romantic (14)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Unwelcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I just didn't feel welcomed. The hostess was indifferent, the server looked sleepy, and the owner wasn't too kind either and upset my husband.
    • Food
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  • Great, but miss some items
    hereswhatIthink
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was excellent as always, but I miss the burrata salad, the champagne cocktail w. tequila, and the deviled eggs. I did love the summer salad and the cucumber gimlet. The service was a little wonky. The food did not come out when we would have preferred it and the drinks were slow in coming. But all was just as delicious as ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with a bonus
    Ronni
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant is quite noisy inside but they have a lovely patio where you can talk to your dinner partner. As a bonus on Friday evenings at 8:00 they have a jazz group playing. The food was quite good and the music was wonderful. I am taking friends there next week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Not much on the menu for vegetarians. Atmosphere is good
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    GladfreeVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambience is really nice and this neighborhood needs more nice local places to dine that look upscale. The food was very good and we enjoyed it. The food was pretty slow coming out of the kitchen as they seemed really busy and maybe short staffed. Our waiter was really nice...we have had him a few times and he is nice and has good recommendations. One person in our party was a little disappointed at her glass of wine...there was very little wine in her glass. Other than that it was a really nice evening and meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    BigEater
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The maître d' sat us down as soon as we arrived. The waiter quickly came to our table, gave us menus and asked us, "what would we like to drink". After recommending appetizers, he took our order. The food came quickly and was great. The ambiance was great. Date night turn out to be a night of fun, good food and very nice music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Energetic Buzz
    luvsgreatfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took my father to Post & Beam for the first time. He loved the food and the ambiance in the restaurant. He said the bread pudding tasted almost as good as his mother's. He was very impressed with his experience there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightfully Unexpected!
    chasem12
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was really good and the ambiance was great!! The jazz was soothing and there were a few celebrities in the house. Overall experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The catfish!
    Reef
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Overall, we enjoyed Post & Beam. Dined at lunch and the restaurant was almost empty. Young, casual staff but attentive and welcoming. Delicious fried catfish, kale salad, cornbread, and sweet potato pie. With the exception of a throwaway pasta salad side dish, the ingredients were fresh and flavors vibrant. Caught a glimpse of chef Govind Armstrong looking over the kitchen and spending time with the staff. Would return again to try the delectable looking cocktail menu and the catfish!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and Good Food!
    Lily
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Post and Beam was a delight. We were greeted when we entered by the receptionist and immediately seated. Our server, Joey, was friendly, helpful, and energetic. We were left alone when we needed to be and attended to when we needed to be. The owner came to the table and chatted with us. The food was very good. The server recommended some dishes - we took him up on his recommendations. Cast iron chicken, brussel sprouts, mac and cheese, shrimp & grits - nothing disappointed! For dessert, rum raisin bread pudding was excellent. We'll go back - it was a wonderful evening. The downside - a little loud where we were seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I met some friends for dinner at Post & Beam for dinner on Sunday, which turned out to be Sunday Supper. While the menu was smaller, it was actually easier to choose dishes and we all ended up getting several plates to share. Everything was great! It's tough to decide if my favorite was the fried wings or the pork ribs, but I was happy with everything we chose. We also had a charming waiter who was excellent and really made our meal great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 100% Improvement!
    LANativegal1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement in food and ambiance last Friday. Our waiter Foster was extremely friendly and well informed about the food selections, how they were prepared and recommendations on the various cocktails. I had the boneless short ribs which were "off the chain" along with two delectable side dishes-- Creamy mashed potatoes & broccolini. My friend had the grilled Salmon Filet and it was also fabulous. There was a nice jazz ensemble out on the patio--which also added to the atmosphere. I will definitely come back and bring out-of-towners here for a truly great View Park experience! Hat's off to adding more choices to the Appetizer/Happy Hour menu as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leaves room for improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Me and a few friends dined here earlier this week during dine LA and ordered from the dine LA menu. We'll to begin the waiter was not attentive at all. She never assisted us unless we called or flagged her down. Our food wait time was rather long for what we ordered. The greens I ordered on the side were extremely salty. Not good at all. The whole experience was not anything to brag about and I have no intentions on going back anytime soon, my friends agreed as well. Nice spot though, very nice inside. Rather small. Not good for large groups though so keep that in mind. The patio area is nice but, the set is awkward and sorta fenced in. But, for a such a small location and not a lot of space to play with, I guess it works.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I've been here several times and just though the energy in the place was off. No one seems happy to be there and happy to have you dine. The Dine LA menu (Cobb Salad) wasn't great either.....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In the middle
    NewRobert
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My general impression of this restaurant is much higher than this experience presented as a "special dining event." First I need to say that my wife and I had different responses to the food but we did agree on the atmosphere. While my wife enjoyed the presentation, selection and taste of her choice, I found my selection "meatloaf sandwich," lacking in taste. While presentation would receive an A+, I was let down by the total experience. That being said my history with this restaurant would lead me to come back and sample other dishes in the future. Try the Pork Chop from the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lacking customer service
    Sexy101
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food is a small portions and the taste is just not there.... This is the second year I tried eating there but I will not waste my money again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • STeve
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Maybe Sunday night isn't the night to go. The pizza was the best. But the cornbread, chili and salad were disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, nice ambience
    Lana32
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I was disappointed in the food here. I have dined here three times and got different meals each time but the food simply is not seasoned well and tends toward blandness. At times the food is too salty or over spicy but the subtle blend of flavors that I expect when I go to a restaurant is missing. There simply aren't many choices such as Post and Beam in this neighborhood so I keep returning hoping I will find something I really like but so far it has not happened. The service was good, the patio area is nice but too many flies, it really made the meal unpleasant as I spent most of it batting them away. They need a better chef in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool but Missing Something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    It was good food, great ambience (Jazz on the patio night), and our server was very nice. Serice was slooooooow, and it's way overpriced for somethings on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was very good although not as many entrees to choose from as I might like. I would recommend the skillet chicken over the fried chicken dish. The sides were interesting and tasty. Our server was particularly informative, attentive and responsive to our requests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely great neighborhood find
    Eclectic
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The chef's are creative and eclectic when bringing new receipe ideas and meals for your dining pleasure. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hire more waiters/waitresses
    FatGirlSlimVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The weekends seem to get busy at this local eatery in South L.A. Please hire more waiters/waitresses to service your patrons. I waited 15 minutes for my waiter to bring me water, I figured since he was finally at my table take advantage and order your drink, food, to-go box and check! I wont write how long it took overall, just know that it was a while... Now on to the food... Its blah, the menu needs an overhaul, the only thing appealing about it are the names and descriptions of the dishes, please add more options and a little bit more fresh herbs and seasoning... The low lighting, sexy people and live jazz on the patio are the only reasons why I would go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll give it one more try...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and love the idea of a stylish, delicious and hip dinner spot. But I've been twice and just don't think that the service and food are up to snuff. $50 for two at brunch with no liquor and $90 for three at dinner with no liquor should afford stellar service and impeccable food. The service leaves much to be desired. Everyone is sweet and friendly but they're clearly over stretched. I couldnt find my waiter to pay at the end of the meal and never got more than one cup of water. Also, our food was cold and for me that's just a mood killer. I'll give it another try because I definitely want to find a neighborhood staple but I'm pretty disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and Cool
    Sensational6
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I love the food and abiance, but service needs improvement.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    hereswhatIthink
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Staff is friendly and helpful; Service is quick; and Food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Kimberz
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We absolutely loved everything we tried from the deviled eggs to the cornbread appetizer and that was just the starters. All of us agreed that their Natural Chicken cooked in Cast Iron Skillet with Broccolini was amazing. We would definitely go back here again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs Work
    jaimesol
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Beef rib special was just OK. P&B burger was barely edible- beef was overcooked and bread was dry. Price point was insanely-high for lunch- more than $80 for a party of three with only 2 soft drinks/no alcohol. Chose this restaurant based upon (usually reliable) Jon Gold rec and was sorely disappointed. Service was good and would give this restaurant another shot but for the risk of another $80+ for a Car rows level meal.
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  • Bad meal
    Alexalone
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've been to Post and Beam before and really enjoyed the food and service. I had some friends from Chicago and wanted to impress them by taking them to P and B I never so embarrassed and disappointed in my life...though the ambiance and service was fine. In fact the young man who waited on us was superb. The meal however was awful I had the pork tenderloin and it was anything but TENDER....the broccolini was chewy and the black-eyed peas cold and had no flavor..even the corn bread was cold!!! My friends said it was fine but none of them finished their meals. You have a wonderful establishment ...but it is a restaurant and if the food is bad,all the ambiance in the world would make me want to spend 200 dollars on another bad meal
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  • Recommended
    GladfreeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Fantastic little restaurant in an area of Los Angeles that has few places for a great meal and ambience. We went for brunch...the egg dishes were wonderful and the waffles were flavorful. The all you can drink mimosas were a hit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation Celebration
    OldSchoolVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had my son's 12th graduation celebration at the Post & Beam. We were very fortunate to choose an early afternoon time -- not as crowded. We utilized the patio area, and had a ball. We were able to get a little festive, and the atmosphere was perfect for this type of occasion. We even were able to entice one of the waiters to sing to my son. All was very, very good. Highly recommend this spot and will come back (if they allow it :)). Oh, and the food was delish too!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Labor of Love
    Michaelmange
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    After two and a half years, at a time when most restaurants situated away from the intense competition of Downtown and West Hollywood are settling into a groove of predictability and amiable mediocrity, Post and Beam keeps getting better. The execution of the food in particular has moved from strength to strength in recent months. You will find many current LA food trends reflected on the menu, and done quite well, while remaining true to itself as a sophisticated "ethnic" venue. At Post and Beam people aren't afraid to have a good time, savor their meals, and have an occasional laugh at the continuing comedy of life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 134 reviews are from the Post & Beam reviews archive.
  • Southern Cooking with Pizazz
    GourmetGourmand
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    What a find! As suggested by our outgoing, informative waiter we tried the deviled eggs with smoked catfish--tasty take on a beloved comfort food. Hands down the fried chicken with waffles is an entree I'm still dreaming about. Shrimp with grits was a close second. The bloody marys were spicy and delicious--apparently a new recipe. Looking forward to coming for dinner and Friday night jazz on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad day for service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Well there was a large party of 30 outside on the patio. I don't think the restaurant was prepared with the staff or cooks. Service was extremely slow. However the food was great and I would go back again. My daughter was celebrating her 20th bday and she was happy with the food and said she would bring a friend back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Food
    kaycooks
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I don't know how Post and Beam made Jonathan Gold's top 100. The food was average; drinks were good. The only stand out was the succotash. The manager soured our dining experience when he asked us if we would move from the cozy corner table where we were already seated at to another corner table that was not quite as cozy because a regular customer was coming in they wanted that table. We were a little taken back, but agreed. As a "thank you," he comped us the two cheapest appetizers ($10 total) and wasn't even apologetic. It felt like our business didn't mean anything. If it wasn't a Saturday at 8:00, we would have left. It was offensive and insulting.
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  • Just great...and with music too!
    markdmarcVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I always feel so comfortable at this place. The food is great. We sat out on the patio....and there was a jazz duo playing that night. It was just lovely. The service was good. We just had a wonderful surprise evening. We were just expecting to get a bite and then come home...but stayed for an extra nightcap so that we could continue to listen to the music!
    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, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GraceandGod
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Excellent from the greeting when we entered the restaurant. Lots of good professional yet warm attention from Simone. Food came quickly and was excellent. The turkey and roasted vegetables soup was outstanding. My friends Caesar salad with an abundance of special instructions arrived exactly as he asked and he was thrilled. When ever someone wants to meet me for lunch I will recommend Post & Beam.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood's best kept secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food was GREAT and different! I only knew about it because of my daughter attending Debbie Allen, but this is a must go place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missy . . .
    Missy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I went to Post & Beam for Mother's Day brunch. Though brunch was good, I would have liked a better variety. Having said that, what was served was tasty (though they could use a little help with their cornbread). I don't think it is a good choice for a family with young children because of the more sophisticated menu. Other than that, I will be going back and will tell others about this restaurant . . .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good people
    eshelle14
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because we couldn't get outside seating, even if we had waited, which was disappointing but was totally made up for with the great food and our excellent server. She recognized we we're put off by the seating situation and acknowledged and apologized for it as soon as we sat down. I went for Mother's Day and our server offered to take a pic of my mother and I out on their beautiful outside patio area which she didn't have to do at all, overall very good southern style food and great service, but too small to really accommodate on seating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal & evening
    JoJo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Started off to be a dinner for 4 and then we added 2 more and then 2 more. The restaurant was very accommodating. We had a great meal and time. Everyone loved their food. We started off with about 6 appetizers that we shared. The deviled eggs were wonderful. We had 2 orders for the 8 of us so we all got to try them. We had kale salad, asparagus salad, mussels, grits, corn bread, and something else. We shared 4 entrees among the 8 of us and we enjoyed them all. Somehow we didn't even look at the desserts. We all had drinks and some had 2 and the bills including tip was $80 per couple. Totally recommend this place and will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.