Public House - Chattanooga
Public House - Chattanooga

Public House - Chattanooga

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.publichousechattanooga.com/
  • Phone: (423) 266-3366
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday:5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lindley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, 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

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Dedicated stop on the free electric shuttle.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and Private Parking in the Warehoue Row garage. Bring your ticket for validation during the day.
A word from Public House - Chattanooga
Several years ago, I decided that my future in the restaurant business would most likely not remain in the realm of fine dining and gourmands, but would rather lean towards the style of restaurant that I found myself frequenting most often - places that provided consistency and quality at a price that was fair for the quality of the food and experience. Public House plays to the comforts of good, solid food, while applying the principles of premium food products to a more casual setting. You will find all the fish is delivered from Foley’s in Boston, high quality steaks and a rotating selection of vegetable sides that are true to the region and season. You’ll also find a really good hamburger and fish sandwich, along with fun snacks and small plates that pair well with cocktails, beer and wine.
Welcome,
Nathan Lindley
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Public House - Chattanooga reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)special occasion (51)neighborhood gem (50)great for outdoor dining (40)romantic (35)great for lunch (30)good for groups (28)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (17)notable wine list (13)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Mary
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food, location and atmosphere! I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chatline
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service slow but once the waitress found us she was very good. A Sat night, pretty busy, wife had the pork tenderloin with grits which was excellent, grits are to die for, just amazing. My steak was very good, not fantastic but very good. Would we go back, most definitely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the same - great.
    Lawdawg
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great food, great service and great prices. Do you need another reason to eat here?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    MitzVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We live outside of Memphis but always visit Public House when in Chattanooga. The food is amazing! This trip we started in Social. My husband had wine and I had a Bloody Mary and it was absolutely the best Bloody Mary I have ever had. We then moved to Public House. My husband had a salad and filet that he said was perfect. I had my all time favorite small plate of chicken livers and grits with tabasco butter and a bowl of gumbo. I think this was my best meal at Public House ever. The gumbo was fantastic and I think it is the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    marty
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We are from Atlanta and just found your restaurant online and made reservation. We rarely go to a restaurant without a personal recommendation. We were thrilled with the restaurant and the food and service was just fabulous. We are planning another trip to Chattanooga just to go to Public House! It's well worth the 1 1/2 hour drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently wonderful
    localfan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As a local resident, I choose to return to The Public House for it's consistently good food, ambiance, and service. I often dine with local friends as well as with visitors from out of town, and all have been impressed and enjoyed the quality of the menu items and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess Stand Needs Help
    khamm
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is twice I have been to the public house and have to stand there for over 5 minutes before anyone at the hostess stand looked up and spoke. Other than there lack of training I had a great experience and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    What a great find. I had the pot roast, the best I have ever tasted. My husband had the shrimp & grits, two thumbs up. We will go back next time we r in town for sure.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chew Chew in Choo Choo Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Locals pointed us out of towners to the Public House. Good Move. Enjoyable dinner on the patio with wonderful service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Entree (trout) was very good, an excellent creme brulee for dessert. Service very good. Adequate wine list. Cost was quite reasonable, especially for the quality.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Victor1223
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants of all time, seriously Awesome food and has great options for kids, which is often mutually exclusive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great price
    Serviceking
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was excellent. This was a kid friendly atmosphere. The wine list was well thought out. You would think you would pay more for this level of service and quality of food. You will not go away hungry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience in Chattanooga!
    healthyfoodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I don't usually submit comments, but this experience was so outstanding I must. We wanted a healthy lunch with nice ambience in Chattanooga on a trip. We had time to explore the downtown area, and we looked for a recommendation online. We were impressed, both with the city and with the Public House! The restaurant is in Warehouse Row, with easy validated parking and a variety of beautiful shops in the complex. The décor is simple and modern, with outdoor seating on the terrace. Aaron, our waiter, was attentive, without hovering, and the food was sublime (and healthy!). We shared 2 salads, (beet/goat cheese and quinoa) and one entrée (a whole trout). They made it easy to do this, unlike some restaurants, and every taste was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner
    Katie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My boyfriend and I had dinner at Public House while spending the weekend in Chattanooga. Good food and wine selection, I'd especially reccommend the pimento cheese, grilled sourdough, and fried pickles app. Great atmosphere with some outdoor seating as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed the Public House and would recommend it to anyone! The location is great but the food is even BETTER!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Filet
    Curjax
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Quite possibly the best steak I have ever had. Ruth's Chris, eat your heart out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Chattanooga Gem
    AUBHUNT
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Public House is worth the visit. A varied menu that will meet any palate. Highlights include the Duck Contif, Pork Medallions and the Pimento Cheese appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good menu and the food was well prepared. We went on a Saturday evening and it was fairly crowded and very noisy. We asked to be moved to a quiter table and the moved us outside which worked out well since the weather was mild and there wasn't too much street noise. However, when we changed servers, the new server was not very attentive. He only checked back once for refills on our drinks and the food took over an hour to be served.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant
    DateNightIt
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is my husband and my favorite restaurant when dining downtown. The locally sourced food is excellently prepared. I have even tried sides I would not ordinarily consider, and they are equally tasty. I love the variety of healthy options, so I can eat luxurious foods without sacrificing my health. This time I had the veggie plate and the house salad, and would have been content with one or the other. Both were delicious though. I had the marinated mushrooms, squash casserole, summer succotash, and garlic green beans which were all outstanding. My only critique is that the green beans were a little too crisp for my preference. My husband had the filet and it was very lean and tender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    Love2dineoVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything was amazing, pot roast and chicken are the best in town. Very fresh local produce. Would recommend trying for good southern cooked meal. Food and service outstanding. Will defiantly return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chattanooga's best
    larry
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It is my favorite restaurant in Chattanooga. Never a bad meal or service experience. The pot roast, fried chicken, pork roast, fish of the day, whatever you get is always great. And the fried okra and squash casserole in season. WOW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent food but very noisy. I would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Love going to Public House when I visit Chattanooga!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    DClkfive
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a new place to eat, someplace which was not a chain and was greatly pleased by this place. Its not often you find deviled eggs on the menu, and I would highly recommend them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food, pot roast, NY Strip, swordfish, scallops all were excellent. Pimento cheese and fried pickles over the top. Did an hour before dinner in the bar big crowd so very noisy but I'm sure normally fine sure. We will for sure be back. Our server was excellent in every way. Wonderful young lady who was so helpful informative and courteous. Although i can't remember her name he had dark red hair. Tim Shugart
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, but seating problem
    Kat3
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We made a reservation for dinner. We were seated at a table with aa light that hang so low we couldn't see the people across from us. We requested a different table (there were SEVERAL available) and they wanted to seat us in front of the hostess stand and door (worst table in the restraunt), again asked for a different table and could tell they were getting frustrated with us, so we offered to sit outside. We were seated and were told next time we made a reservation we need to tell the. What table we wanted. I was a little offended, I didn't know we had to specify a table we could see and hear the people we were with as I thought that went without saying. However, we had a super great waiter, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a special dinner
    charmingVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Surprisingly fun drinks and happy hour, menu is unique but something for everyone. Staff was very professional
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The pot roast was the best I've ever eaten. (Sorry Mom).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    Bhoust4u
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I were in Chattanooga for our anniversary. I was looking for a nice restaurant to take my wife and we found this nice surprise. The service was great our waiter was very helpful. My wife had the trout which was excellent and I had the grouper which also was excellent. The homemade key lime pie was fantastic. We had a wonderful time there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing!Service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We are a young couple that went there for our prom dinner and now we go back every chance that we can. The service is great and they are willing to work with food allergies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in Warehouse Row
    rebeccahgh
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I were staying in a B&B only a couple blocks away (Stone Fort Inn); they had a restaurant on-site but the dress code was semi-formal there and we didn't feel like going the whole nine yards. Public House was highly-rated alternative that boasted finer fare with a relaxed atmosphere, so we made a reservation and took a stroll there. So glad we did! The service was friendly and fast, there was lots of room between tables and the food and drinks were delicious! I highly recommend the fried pickles with pimiento cheese and sourdough for an appetizer. Their specialty cocktail menu made us smile, too - all the drinks were inspired by Pixies songs. Try it! You'll like it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in the 'Noog!
    Anna
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The was the second time dinning at Public House, first time on the restaurant side, which is very bright and open, compared to the industrial, darker bar area. Both sides serve the full menu. EVERYTHING we had was fantastic. They do a great job of incorporating seasonal foods. Our server was wonderful, as well. Very friendly and helpful when discussing the menu. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good!
    foodjunkie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was fantastic, space was great, and food was delicious. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Food, farm-to-table, Perfect!
    cicadafx
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Public House was a last-minute dinner find on a rainy 1-night trip through Chattanooga and is was a gem! Great meals, interesting presentation, priced fairly and very large (almost too big!) portions for a "foodie" place. The menu had a nice variety from local trout, pork and beef to farm-fresh veggies prepared in an innovative style with a southern flair. Dinner for 4 with appetizer and a couple of salads (but without alcohol and desert) was about $100. If we're in Chattanooga again, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Public House was a great find for dinner for our anniversary. The food was so fresh and perfectly prepared. Our service was great, enjoyed the recommendation for the pimento cheese appetizer. We had the fried chicken and pot roast entrees and they were both amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Dinner
    Geeksinlove
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I were in Chattanooga celebrating our wedding anniversary, and decided to have dinner at Public House after reading reviews on OpenTable. We dined outdoors, and enjoyed a beautiful dinner and wine, served by a very attentive and engaging young lady. The food was fresh, tasty, and absolutely wonderful, from the cheese course to dessert. We will go there whenever we visit the city.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    kwazzimoto9
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Nice outdoor seating with a great view of downtown. Excellent food with a good variety of food on the menu. Very enjoyable experience; with good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 364 reviews are from the Public House - Chattanooga reviews archive.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Chatgirl
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The meal and service were very good. Only complaint is that the greens in the house salad were nothing exceptional. They were wilted. There were two cherry tomatoes, a few carrot shreds and a radish. I seem to remember the house salad there in the past as being fresh with lots of good veggies. This was a disappointment to an otherwise good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, ambience sucked
    Chattfoodcritic
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My family and I dined on a Wednesday night in July, hoping for a quiet, intimate experience. However, the room we were in was cacophonous. Several large parties sat at tables nearby, talking and laughing loudly. The design of the room contributed to the problem, as the bare hardwood floors, Spartan walls, and large windows echoed back all of this noise, making it difficult to carry on a conversation with my family. The overall appearance of the place was bland, white, and overly bright. The tables and chairs were crammed together in the room, as well. Our waiter was friendly and personable, but also self-absorbed, distracted, and inattentive. The food was delicious and well-presented, but the overall experience was lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dining
    TonyD
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We dine here often and are never disappointed. Love the food, service and ambiance. Can't say enough about how good it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.