Preserve24 Restaurant & Bar
Preserve24 Restaurant & Bar

Preserve24 Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.preserve24.com/
  • Phone: 6468376100
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm;

    Cafe & Pastry: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am,

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: John Parlatore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Preserve24 offers a full selection of hot and cold catering options for any size event. Call us at 646-656-0994 to talk about the various options available for your event!
  • Private Party Facilities: Preserve24 provides a unique dining experience within its five unique private to semi private dining rooms. Clients have several options to choose from and our clients have the opportunity to work with Executive Chef John Parlatore to customize unique menus to your specific taste and needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Evan Hungate 8887372809
  • Special Events: Preserve24 offers a full array of event options from small get together & birthdays to large-scale receptions and galas. Please see our event page description for more detail on our unique amenities!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allen St.
  • Public Transit: L Train to Second Avenue Stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private parking at Edison ParkFast, 167-177 Essex St, (212) 253-6891
A word from Preserve24 Restaurant & Bar
More than just a restaurant, Preserve24 is a new art and dining experience composed of a café, pub and restaurant in the theme of a turn of the century expedition society. Chef John Parlatore creates rustic American dishes with a old New York Chophouse feel which is complimented by a locally sourced Oyster & Raw Bar.
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Preserve24 Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.7
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • They closed without notifying me
    mayonakaVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We only found out when we walked up to the restaurant...a minute before my birthday brunch reservation!! No wonderful the restaurant is having a new management.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Hot tunes & Cold drinks made this a great brunch spot for a younger crowd! From my Bloody Mary to the Large & Sweet Jumbo Shrimp to the Burger with a side of the thick, cut bacon...everything was perfect! Great start to a Saturday in NYC!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • peachyss16VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Really great food and service. I've been hearing about this place from my friend for awhile so I wanted to try it out. Very adorable inside decor...almost rustic. Delicious food and a true gem in the lower east side. Friendly staff all around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance2.7
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 100 reviews are from the Preserve24 Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • As Close to Perfect as Possible.
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    What can I say? The service was fantastic; the food was delicious; the booze was awesome; and great ambiance. All ingredients for a fantastic time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Brunch in the LES
    nomnomflower
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The brunch menu had many unique mouth-watering-looking items; I wanted to try them all. The waitstaff was very friendly (and all hip-looking) and service was exceptionally. All in all, a great experience. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boozey brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This place was great! All the ppl here are super nice and they are definitely NOT stingy with the unlimited sangria. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kb123
    Kb123
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I couldn't decide what I wanted to eat because everything on the menu sounded so delicious. When the food came, it was just as good as it sounded. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, made recommendations on what to eat, and was super nice. Overall a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for brunch on Mothers Day. Not very crowded. Food was very good. What set the tone for the experience was the service. We have been to lots of NYC restaurants w/ mediocre service. By accident one of the bus boys spilled a glass of water on our 7 year old. OK, no big deal. 5 other bus boys, the manager, two waiters all rushed over. Next came a free desert and drink. We were OK with the spill and so was our daughter. The desert and drink were a classy touch. Lots of other places would not have been that fast on the draw.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice vibe and staff, food hit/miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Tried it for a small birthday dinner on a Wednesday night. Was seated in an elevated wooden booth with a nice view of the playfully textured decor. The waitstaff was great, very pleasant, though with a few mix-ups: I was mistakenly served a ribeye instead of the porterhouse, but they fixed it in under 10 mins. The steak had a wonderful dry-aged funk, though my particular piece had much more connective gristle than you'd expect, and the side of duckfat roasted potatoes were burnt. A friend got a prixe-fixe, which was an incredible deal: heaps of bone marrow for an appetizer & a flavorful confit short rib. Their black forest cake was incredibly dry, though. My carrot cake & earl grey ice cream was executed much better. Would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Find!
    Terese
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Everything--from the oysters and fantastic cocktails, to the scallops and short ribs and basket of focaccia--was beautifully prepared and delicious. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food. great service.
    ChristineIsPinkVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    met a college friend for brunch. we split the chorizo hash and ordered the lobster benedict and LES sandwich. all servings were a little smaller than I'm used to (giant American servings!) but by no means "small". the lobster in the eggs benny was in a tomato sauce, unexpected but great acidic balance for how rich the biscuit and hollandaise are. my yolks were overcooked (soft yellow in the middle, but solid). LES sandwich looked yummy. fries were good. our cocktails were strong (even tho I asked for mine weak!). all servers were friendly and helpful. would definitely return. very laidback vibe. and we were right by the entrance so not too loud but I imagine it may be louder in the more crowded areas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Came there for Sunday brunch. Had a reservation for 12. The place was nearly empty at 11:50. The place has a very distinct style and seems to be well invested. I have been there before – like their bar - but never came to eat. They don’t make regular Benedict so I had their Croque Monsieur with truffle potato. It was decent though not exactly what I expected. Service was quick and friendly. Positives: • Decent Bloody Mary’s • Decent food • Nice place/nice people Negatives: • Nothing specific Other considerations • Probably can get messy when full • Portions are not that large
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good brunch
    moose
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    my friend and I came with her daughter for an early brunch. we had the oysters with garlic which were good. I couldn't stop dipping my bread into the oil. the lobster benedict was nice but the biscuit was a little salty. there weren't a lot of people so it is was no problem for the kid to squirm around and crawl.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pancakes!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This is the place to go for brunch if you love pancakes. They have two pancake dishes - apple cinnamon and banana walnut - and when I went they also had a strawberry rhubarb pancake special. I went with the apple cinnamon pancakes and they were delicious! The portions were huge and the prices very reasonable. The ambiance was great too, with a sort of maritime "sailor" feel. The restaurant had loads of boat-related decorations, including a canoe lining the front of the bar. Very cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jusr bad food. Our granola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Jusr bad food. Our granola was old, the glasd with stains, the fruits waterx and the cereaks soft Our egg lobster beneficts were even worse. Lobster smelled yucky, the eggs were too runny, the white was liquid, Bread was old..,,
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  • Group of 8 had a great, unrushed
    HurlezVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Group of 8 had a great, unrushed brunch with good food and service. The restaurant was very accommodating with our group; seating when the majority of group arrived, dealing with special diet requests and add-ons to our orders. Drink service was a little slow, but we arrived at peak brunch hour. Staff did not recommend the bottomless sangria/mimosa, but when asked about drink specials they offered it up...prompting some members of the group to switch up their order. Food came out timely as ordered. Lobster Eggs Benedict and biscuits were on point. Fried chicken was a decent size portion; better than average. All of the plates went back clean. Love the details put into the design of the place. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not preserving
    Pass
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Been to Preserve 24 a few times. It was sooo great and now it was just not good. Our night started at the bar and the bartender did not acknowledge us, rushed our cocktails and we wanted another round, but she was no where! Dinner, well it sucked. Brought a group of friends and I was embarrassed because I did love this place. My friends got the scallops.... What a joke, I got the salmon, I didn't finish it, and the sides well they were left to the side. The restaurant packed everyone in on the main floor and the noise level was obnoxious. Thought it was an off night, but learned its under new management/staff and well let's just say its. Ow history for me and 5 of my friends.... So sad because it had so much potential....
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  • We haf a 6 pm reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We haf a 6 pm reservation for my husband's birthday and they were closed when we arrived. Tried calling and no answer. Sort of ridiculous they had our contact info with our reservation
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  • Great Brunch
    crj22
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I had the egg sandwich, it was great i highly recommend. Great atmosphere. Open table like always made it easy to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was all great, except
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food was all great, except that I got a bad oyster. It was clearly dead because it had no liquid when the other 17 had their liquid. Definitely shouldn't have been served to me. Otherwise, very nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was awful
    ElleT
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Constantly had to flag down a server to order drinks and food. Had about 3 different waiters/waitresses because they kept disappearing to talk to each other in corners. The happy hour special is good but not sure if it's worth it for the mediocre service. Not with all the other places in the area with comparable deals.
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  • Decent ambiance, not great attitude
    laurep19VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    went here recently and the service was rude and slow. They will definitely not do any substitutions, which is unfortunate for anyone who does not eat meat or shellfish looking to have brunch - all the egg dishes (at least when we went) had meat or shellfish in it. with so many wonderful places to go in NYC, i wouldnt go out of my way for this one. fine enough if a group of people is looking to go (and energetic scene with some fun decor downstairs).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ask about the Captain's table
    Live4Brunch
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Reservation process was a little frustrating when Open Table wasn't letting me make changes and I couldn't get in touch with a human being but the service was great, the food was fantastic. There were 6 of us for brunch the morning after daylight savings so the place wasn't too crowded and we got the Captain's table which is a private booth with its own window up a half flight of stairs behind an iron gate on the first floor. It was a special occasion so it was very appropriate. Bottomless sangria. Do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very memorable
    Bryan
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Probably not my taste, but just didn't really feel impressed by my meal. Went for the restaurant week dinner here, and felt like I overpaid by a huge amount. Roasted bone marrow appetizer and fried chicken entree were uninspiring. Might have picked the wrong items, who knows. Decor and ambiance were nice, and I saw a sign for happy hour oyster specials at the bar that looked inviting. Would only come back to try that.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall ok experience
    Deba
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The location is huge, so it will accommodate a good sized party. The restaurant was short staffed, but our waiter was friendly and prompt. The restaurant was out of mimosas, sangria, coffee, and a few other dishes at it was only 12:30 and it was brunch! My plate was great though! Definitely recommend the bacon waffles :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was a little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I was a little disappointed in the restaurant week options & portions (the appetizer & dessert was more of a small tasting). Not worth the $38. Food taste was great, I would definitely go back to try something off their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Preserve 24 for
    headcleanr
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We went to Preserve 24 for the NYC Restaurant Week. The place itself is worth the visiting and the staff was nice and professional even as it was really busy when we arrived. However, the food was only mediocre and the portions were a joke. Everyone knows that restaurants have to cheap out on the Restaurant Week menu, but this was clearly pushed to far. We felt ripped off and were not satisfied at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but...
    BEB718
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Mixed feelings about this place. It is a large, vibrant space with dark, interesting decor. We went on a Friday night - so it was quite busy and quite loud. It was so loud that conversation was difficult -- but for this sort of restaurant, I think that's probably to be expected. We had an 8:00 reservation and were seated promptly upon arrival. Service was friendly but not particularly attentive or knowledgeable. Food was decent - not memorable. The net experience was a bit underwhelming and I actually couldn't wait to leave. I would probably try this place again -- perhaps with a larger group it would be more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a fun friday night place
    newyorkerVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    space is cool - with plenty of nooks and crannies with different seating options - though some feel a bit too out of the way. restaurant week options were excellent - as was the regular menu. standout dishes: bone marrow, crispy oyster slders, brussel sprout salad, steak frittes, and the scallops. plenty of good options for cocktails, wine or beer. desserts were a bit weak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, ok service
    Chelsea
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I went here with two friends for restaurant week, I had fried oyster sandwiches, crispy chicken and the ice cream dessert. All of the food was good, and my friends enjoyed their dishes as well. I wasn't crazy about the cocktail I ordered and the service was a little slow. Overall it was a solid meal and it was reasonable since it was restaurant week. I would suggest trying this place out, but it is a bit pricey normally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Dinner
    ckmayo
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Beautiful gorgeous nautically themed restaurant, but their restaurant week options were lacking. However, looking at their regular menu, I'd give this place another chance someday. We shared an order of truffle fries which resurrected me, which is what makes me want to give them another chance. As for the Restaurant week stuff... The fried oyster sandwich first course did nothing for me, my fried chicken felt wrong smothered in their tomato sauce mixture, and the chocolate cake was like eating a hockey puck. My friend didn't like his bone marrow which was basically slightly flavored fat, his salmon entree he loved, and his ice cream dessert had him in rapture. Im sure they have better things in their regular menu and so I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    Madmaxnyc
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The size of the restaurant, the decor and size of the bar had me worried this was yet another loud lower east side/east village party crowd place. I couldn't have been more wrong. The hostess was classy and friendly, the service quick and courteous, but most of all, the food was absolutely impeccable. The steak frites was cooked perfectly, the sauce just right, a perfect 10. I want to go back and try the italian fried chicken and highly recommend this relatively new (and large!) neighbor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good....
    Openminded
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Ok...so we went for restaurant week....the menu caught our eye....the food was good... I got the fried oyster sliders for appetizer....don't get the devil eggs...nothing special bout it... I got the Italian fried chicken...yummy....my friend got the steak and fries...very good... And if you get desert just get the chocolate cake cause it comes with ice cream....don't get the ice cream desert cause it just one little scoop...and I mean small....I think they use a mellon ball scooper. The decor was cool...rustic with this whole recyclable use of old objects...very cool...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Entrees, Skimpy Appetizers
    WestsideAndy
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The décor and main entrees were simply amazing. It was the first time dining at this restaurant for all of the guests in my party, so we each choose a different dish and samples from each proved they were all amazing. The salmon, steak frites, and chicken cacciatore were all done perfectly. My only disappointments were the size of the appetizers and the desserts. It was Restaurant Week so perhaps the back of house staff were told to scale back on the portions of the prix fixe menus? I have seen small plates and small portions at other upscale restaurants but theirs was probably the skimpiest I have seen to date!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was hopeful...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The restaurant has a cool vibe , interesting decor, and great set up. The menu looked amazing and was difficult to choose just one brunch item. The food was ok, not the best, but far from awful. The music was loud and club like, not what we wanted for a Sunday brunch. Service was ok, but the worst was we had JUST paid our bill, tipped over 20% on our bill, and as soon as we paid, our table was cleared and we were asked to "finish your drinks at the bar please"! UNREAL! We obliged, and on the way out expected a huge group of people to be waiting...not a chance. There were plenty of empty tables. We had no intention of over staying but it was obnoxious to ask us to leave before we finished our drinks. Unfortunately...never again!
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  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Sunday brunch was awful. Pancake were heavy and tastless, coffee cold, service mediocre. nice atmosphere but would not go back.
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  • Food Temp inconsistency.
    knovitVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I visited in mid-January and aside from lukewarm coffee around the table, my dining experience was nice. Food was great and 9 diners truly enjoyed the experience. Brought a new friend back this past weekend, and two of the three of us dining had lukewarm food (not enough of a bother that I said anything, but we remarked on it at the table). I'll definitely give it another go as I absolutely adore the space and the menu, but I'm hopeful that the temperatures get a bit more consistent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The experience on the whole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The experience on the whole wasn't memorable. None of the dishes were stellar and their honey biscuits are not nearly the sweet, airy delights of The Dutch. The service was completely inattentive and the restaurant was only half full.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entrees were tasty, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Entrees were tasty, but the restaurant is way overpriced for standard American fare. Service was also unimpressive condering the restauarant was practically empty.
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  • Incredible Valentine's Day Dinner
    asaramis
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been here once before for brunch with a large group of guys and it was a good time. This time was the exact opposite, needed a romantic spot for Valentine's Day, and the restaurant once again delivered. Fire Roasted Oyster appetizer was incredible, served in the style of escargot accompanied with a fantastic buttered-up toast. Steak Frites and Fried Chicken entrees were also great, and perfect to split amongst two. I live in the area and think this is definitely making it's way to becoming a go-to neighborhood spot.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.