Red Stripe
Red Stripe

Red Stripe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://redstriperestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 4014376950
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am- 3:00pm, Late Lunch: 3:00pm- 5:00pm, Sunday: Late Lunch: 3:00pm- 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm- 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm- 11:00pm, and Sunday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am- 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elmgrove Avenue, Providence,RI 02906
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Red Stripe
Red Stripe is a traditional brasserie with an edge. Classic, and unique. Red Stripe has the distinction of being upscale yet relaxed, where you will find people from all walks of life enjoying their dining experience. Red Stripe serves comfort food with a French influence – simple in context, yet refined in taste. Food that is reasonably priced and made with passion! Come try one of our originals – like the mouth watering Red Stripe Grilled Cheese, made with prosciutto, poached pear and basil; accompanied by our oven roasted tomato soup or hand cut frites and aioli (surely unlike any grilled cheese you’ve had before) or our wide selection of moules (ten to be exact!) always a house favorite!
Red Stripe is located on the East Side of Providence in bustling Wayland Square and was recently awarded “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” by Rhode Island Monthly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Red Stripe reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (84)fit for foodies (53)great for lunch (40)good for groups (36)great for brunch (33)special occasion (27)kid-friendly (21)great for outdoor dining (15)vibrant bar scene (14)notable wine list (14)hot spot (13)romantic (12)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Consistently good food/wine options
    Jewelorama
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Always busy, sometimes noisy. Menu is creative and the food is fresh; wine list diverse. You won't find a better grilled cheese sandwich in Rhode Island, and their fries are crispy and abundant. Waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly. Bar is always busy. They have just expanded seating capacity, which will reduce the wait for a table. If you are around Wayland Square in Providence, be sure to stop in and enjoy delicious menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here
    PickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    An all time favorite. The bread is amazing! We are regulars and will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special night
    steve02453
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary here on Saturday. Could not have been a better choice in Providence Away from the hill and all of it's parking mess! Everything about the dinner was spot on..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Consistently good
    BetsyknitVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've eaten here a bunch of times, and it consistently good. I especially like the corned beef at brunch, which is made with beets and short ribs. Service is always top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Claudiak
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our waiter Arron was fabulous...attentive, entertaining...took our pic np. Duck leg was fabulous! Hanger steak undercooked but tasty, salmon was fresh. Wine list offered great range of wines. Trolley Pinot Grigio was nice!. Super Tuscan was perfect finish with the steak. Lava cake...and coffee ice cream was nothing special, but we ate every drop. Will definitely go back! Order the duck entree! Definitely recommend red stripe!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently fantastic.
    KimGeeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    What more can I say? Whenever we need a guaranteed great night out, with or without kids, Red Stripe is our first choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    CPinRI
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful food however a bit loud even in the back room. Next time we request a seat out front on the sidewalk. What a cool place. My fiance recommends the restaurant as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Reviewermn
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My daughter and I both had the steak frites, mine "on the rare side of medium rare", hers rare. Both came out perfectly. I had asked for both the red wine butter and the blue cheese butter since I wanted to try both onyhe steak. Both were great. Loved the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing in every way.
    marco
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food, great ambiance, great service, a place you just have to check out. Cannot wait to go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I love Red Stripe! It is our new favorite Providence area restaurant. The food is delicious, the chicken liver pate, steak and frites, moules (mussels), paella are all exquisite, and the homemade chocolate chip cookie dessert, YUUMMM! The food is matched by exemplary service. The wait staff is knowledgable, friendly and efficient, consistently spot on. Red Stripe has a great bistro vibe and the decor to match. We love REd Stripe!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Stripe Restaurant
    Bill
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My reservation was honored as booked. The food was very good and served properly. My only complaint was that I had left a message when making my Open Table reservation that my daughter would be celebrating her birthday on our visit to the Red Stripe, but that fact was never acknowledged in any fashion by either the waiter or the restaurant management. I never reported this to the manager, but I am reporting it now as I was disappointed in the oversight.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Atmosphere
    KJM1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A safe bet for a nice meal at reasonable price; friendly neighborhood vibe. Well-spaced tables in handsome dining room with bar facing open kitchen. Watch out for small portions--our sea scallop main had three (!) scallops a lot of greens, and some risotto. Good, but was expecting something more substantial. Steak frites entree was a winner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Ironman
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Love the Paella! I've only been twice so I am just exploring the many options on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, Fabulous
    JoeM
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our second visit to Red Stripe. This time we brought 3 friends: two from MetroWest Boston and one from New Orleans. We all agreed that Red Stripe is fantastic! The wait staff are knowledgeable and pleasant - highly rated by all of us. The food is outstanding and prepared perfectly. A wide variety of dishes, deserts, drinks, and wine. We just love Red Stripe. Providence has seafood and Italian food covered. Red Stripe is a welcome opportunity to experience another world of cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 14, 2014
    Jules
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    After picking Red Stripe off Google search, we arrived to what is a local, neighborhood place; a very nice find. The staff was very pleasant, accommodating and helpful. The food was delicious with the steak cutting like butter and the quantity ample. The French onion soup had a unique taste, not like others I've had which is soup with onions; I liked it very much. The patrons all seem to be enjoying their time and food; in my opinion it’s a place for couples to dine and carry-on a conversation; whoops there is a downside – everyone is talking so things can get a little loud. Great place, go experience it yourself – you won’t be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and even better service
    ajwillmer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food. Especially if you like mussels. Wonderful service. Service personnel suggested we might not like a house wine we selected and brought us a taste. Wine was interesting but he was correct, not what we were looking for. We drove from Worcester MA to dine here for the third time, and will do so again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eats in Wayland Square
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were visiting Brown, but wanted to relax after the end of the day somewhere not right on top of the campus. Red Stripe was about a mile away from Brown, but close to our hotel, so we gave it a go, despite reading complaints about it being greasy and overpriced on Yelp. Not our experience, although we stuck to the basics: Very good onion soup, burgers, hanger steak sandwiches, meat loaf (although, as some posters noted, you couldn't taste the bacon that was supposed to be inside). Saw lots of raves about the mussels, but I'm allergic, and no one else was interested. The restaurant was crowded and energetic, with a good mix of people - not just college kids. Service was friendly, but on the slow side. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Jester
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took my wife out for her birthday with her family. Our table was quiet once the food came because we all enjoyed our meal so much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off nite
    Notsatisfied
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We really weren't satisfied at all. My salmon came out undercooked and I got my dinner back when my husband was done. The lentils in the dish were also over cooked. My husband had an open steak sandwich and in had at least a half a cup of sautéed red onions on it which he had to remove to eat it. We go frequently, but this was an off night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good times
    Dalbert42
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is consistently good and moderately priced. Fun and a little loud great atmosphere for a group.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    Parkerhorn
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Trendy, full of families as well as college students. (Near Brown). Food was very good. Seafood mainly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a solid experience
    JustTheBasics
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We are locals and are big fans of Red Stripe. We usually sit at the bar and think tops of Wendy who often serves us (both in terms of skill and person). Food choices cover a good range and is always well-prepared. The night this reservation is related to we had great service. Unfortunately can't remember his name, but our waiter (had a beard) was great at being attentive to a rather sizable group.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    2nd visit to Red Stripe & had another amazing night! Food was fantastic, delicious, offer many gluten free items as well. Dana was our server again & he was absolutely amazing!! Super friendly, knowledgeable, attentive & made great suggestions/recommendations! Gluten Free Key Lime Cheesecake is THE BEST GLUTEN FREE DESSERT ANYWHERE!! It is absolutely heavenly & decadently delicious! Our new favorite restaurant!! Will definitely request Dana again...great service makes a good meal even better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Terrific experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had been here for lunch a few times, this was first time for dinner. Due to past experience, expected a great meal with good service and Red Stripe definitely delivered on that! Husband and I brought a friend along. Surprised at how busy the restaurant was on Thursday night with it being "summer in the city!". Good thing we had made a reservation. Seated immediately, vibrant, energetic scene, superb very friendly waiter, and we all were delighted with our meals. Shared the rice ball appetizer which was huge and plenty for 3 of us to split, husband loved his pork dish, friend her pasta selection, and my stroganoff was a real treat. Highly recommend for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    WeekendVisit
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Red Stripe is located in my neighborhood and it is a great spot for dinner. The dishes are good (not excellent). I always order the mussels + frites. Great value. Will continue to return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Neighborhood Establishment
    otberburVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    During a visit to Providence, Red Stripe was recommended by several sources. We emerged underwhelmed. Individual items are well prepared, but dinner combinations can be misguided. My duck confit was very well prepared, as was the accompanying mushroom risotto. But the two dishes did not belong together, and there was certainly no reason for the restaurant to put the arugula "salad" directly on top of the risotto. Moreover, the dish seemed better suited to December than June. The restaurant was noisy, our seats were cramped, and we were not provided the bread service other patrons received.
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  • Inconsistent
    ProvRI
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service is always very good but the food is inconsistent. Some visits the food is great and other visits its mediocre at best. Too many great resturants in the city to settle for just average.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasurable experience
    RIdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great food, great service and perfect for brunch. I have been to Red Stripe many times and if have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to
    Restreview
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is my neighborhood go to place... Always good food, an easy walk to and from... Easy to bring guests as they can find something on the menu to please any palette
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Economy is killing staffing
    Hugefoodie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants, but it was a miss this time. Not enough staff on, had to wait long time for drinks and food to arrive. We had to ask several times for silverware & water. The waiter tried his best (Dan) but really had too many tables to cover. The other wait staff couldn't cover because they were just as busy. Was this because the restaurant was trying to cut costs? or was it because there just wasn't enough wait staff available to staff the shift? Very disappointed with the manager who we watched walk around, but never went to any tables...very ineffectual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good fun and fun atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We just spent a great night at Red Stripe! The food was delicious and all in our party (age 9-70) enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere. We are looking forward to your opening in the East Greenwich location!
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious as usual
    Classypubcrawler
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was my second time dining here. It was fabulous again. The food is delicious! Portions are generous. I had the steak frites with the red wine butter, it was cooked perfectly. We took our friends here for their anniversary and they were impressed and can't wait to go back! Interestingly, the couple we took here last time showed up with their friends! They too loved it and were eager to return!
    Special Features:
    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.
  • great food
    2centsVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    we have gone to red stripe for brunch a few times, and it was always a solid choice. we recently had lunch there, though, and it was really excellent. there were 6 of us (including a 1 year old), and everyone enjoyed their food. i personally thought the pastrami sandwich was quite delicious. we will be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first time experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was excellent, the food, the service, the bread, atmosphere, timing, great affordable wine selection, choice micro brews on tap. I had the paella, my wife had the pork tenderloin special, both were presented with pride and were delicious. We shared an equally unforgetable dessert. The dishes that we ordered were alittle pricey so I would only use this restaurant experience for special occasions. But there are other offerings that are more within our price range so we will be back sooner to try more selections that also look great.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go to place
    xocutiefoodie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    When ever I want to go out, Red Stripe is the place that always comes to mind first. They have really good food, an energetic atmosphere and the are located in Wayland Square- a fun area of Providence.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The mussels and the bread are incredible and most of the wait staff are very pleasant. My husband and I did take our two children here once, however, and the waitress we had that night was very unpleasant towards my kids even though they were behaving very well.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Red Stripe. We sat in the window with windows open. Our waiter was kind, friendly, great personality, and knowledgeable. Everyone in our group enjoyed their dinners, server, and the restaurant. It was a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back!
    LikeGoodFood
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was my first visit to the Red Stripe, and my friend and I were very impressed. In the first place, they honored our request for a table to one side so we could "catch up" after not seeing each other for months. In the second place, our waitress was pleasant, prompt, and very capable ... and we never felt rushed. And in the third place, the grilled cheese sandwiches we each had were out of this world! Served with a good sized bowl of delicious oven roasted tomato soup, the meal was more than we could even finish!! I am looking forward to returning to this great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great...
    EJM3
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We go to Red Stripe often, all of their dinners and appetizers are great. I am a finicky eater and they always have something great for my basic needs and something for my wife's eclectic taste. I also consider service as important as any another aspect of dining and their service is always great from reservations to paying the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late Brunch
    JLHoz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had a reservation for 3:00 PM on Mother's Day, which I thought would be a good time where you may get brunch and late lunch simultaneously. I was wrong, they had a very late ending brunch this past Sunday, or so we were told. Anyway, brunch was good, you have options for a variety of omelettes, eggs bennes, burgers, salads and sandwiches. I had the Salad Nicoise with Grilled Salmon and she had the Caesar Salad that came with Grilled Chicken and poached eggs. Both were tasty and plentiful - a real nice mid-afternoon meal when topped with a tall frosty. Surprisingly only 3 draft choices - I would have thought 5 or 6 would be there - maybe they don't get a big calling for more. The windows were open, it's warm, sunny, no traffic - nice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic