Restaurant EVOO
Restaurant EVOO

Restaurant EVOO

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantevoo.com/
  • Phone: (514) 846-3886
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday : 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary French, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Peter Saunders & Sophie Ouellet
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Claudie Harvey 514-846-3886x
  • Entertainment: With it"s semi-open kitchen and 5 seats at the spacious bar, EVOO makes the food and drink preparation part of the entertainment. Funky jazz beats to minimal European sounds add to the atmosphere.
  • Special Events: Mercredi le 20 août: Menu 4 services et dégustation de 5 vins pour 90$

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atwater
  • Public Transit: Metro Lionel-Groulx is a 3 minute walk away. The 36, 191 STM bus.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking is available both in front of the restaurant and on the surrounding side streets. EVOO is located on the periphery of the downtown core and so benefits from comparatively inexpensive on street parking rates.
A word from Restaurant EVOO
EVOO is the collaboration of 3 young people who wish to provide a fresh, new, stylish yet casual dining experience to Montrealers. By serving contemporary french cuisine, using both traditional and modern techniques chefs Sophie Ouellet and Peter Saunders will bring you on a culinary adventure that borrows from classical French, traditional Irish and southern Mediterranean cuisines. Using ingrediants sourced both locally and seasonly and woking with small production farmers located in and around the Montreal area.
At the front of house, Maitre d'Hotel, Claudie Harvey will skillfully cater to your every need with a effortless grace. Providing a service style that's both attentive and relaxed.
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Restaurant EVOO reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (10)good for groups (7)great for brunch (7)romantic (7)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE FOR GOURMET CLIENT
    GOURMET
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    yES, IT WAS AN EXCITING GOURMET EXPERIENCE - WE WERE VERY SURPRISED BY THE CREATIVITY, TASTE AND HARMONY OF THE GOOD INGREDIENT USED TO MAKE SOME OUTSTANDING PLATES: ENTREE - MAIN COURSE AND DELICIOUS DESERT. THE WINE LIST GOES WITH THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD, BUT THE PRICE IS A LITTLE BIT HIGH. THE SERVICE IS DEDICATED AND PROFESIONNAL. UNFORTUNATELY THE LOCATION IS NOTE APPROPRIATE WITH THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD, SO THE PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THE GOURMET FOOD SHOULD OVERCOME THIS ASPECT. WE DEFINITELY WILL GO BACK AND RECOMMEND HIGHLY FOR A TREAT.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed - Montreal a table
    dreamtraveler
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Somewhat rushed, pleasant but non-engaged service. One person takes the order, then a series of others "delivers" the food. One dish was very fatty pork, making at least one third inedible. The server who removed the plate never noticed or commented. No one asked how we enjoyed (or not) the main dish. Appetizers were wonderful, creative flavor combinations. Desserts were interesting deconstructions but lacking in the right meld. Pretty restaurant, but loud enough to render conversation strained. All in all, we were disappointed ad Evoo did not measure up to the rave reviews we had read. Perhaps they took on too much for restaurant week,but that's sad as we use the occasion to scout out places we haven't yet tried. Too bad...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fishfeeder
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    They describe themselves as "cuisine soignee"...I agree. Beautifully presented dishes, quality ingredients and preparation. Very attentive service that is so subtle you almost don't notice. Worth a special trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and Ambience
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was very good. Had the special Taste Montreal menu. Main course arrived a little late and not hot. It was a bust night. Liked the food a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EVOO
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I was extremely excited to dine at EVOO. The menu looked great and my husband and I have been wanting to go there for a while. We had the fixed menu. I had the beet salad, which was no more than a 'beet salad'. Husband had the squash, ricotta, dry duck dish (where is the dry duck?). For main dishes, I had the pork one, which it was nice and tender, but a bit too fatty for my taste and missing flavor (I could taste the fat); and my husband had the beef (and I am really sorry to say that it tasted like the pulled pork I buy from Costco). The best part of the night was the dulce de leche desert (extra $7) and the wine list was very nice too. Service was great! We will go back to try the a la carte menu. I haven't gave up yet.
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  • BEST MEAL EVER!
    Hudsonlocal
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We took the opportunity of the Montreal a Table week of restaurant promotions to try some new downtown restaurants. This one was the best! They accommodate gluten-free menu requests. Every single dish was a unique combination of fresh and seasonal foods, creatively assembled - attractive and delicious! The first dish I tried was homemade ricotta with dried shaved duck and some caramelized shallots, etc. Fantastic! My main was a beef chuck roast sliced with smoked tomato puree and sautéed cabbage. Delicious! Even the dessert surpassed our expectations...a light airy chocolate crisp. I started off with their berry and basil lemony cocktail. The whole experience including service was excellent. We left in a food coma...YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lpeteVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Loved this restaurant. We received more than we expected with a nice amuse bouche (salmon tartare on a beet chip) and a palate cleanser (plum sorbet with a sparkling larch power.) My spouse started with the tomato soup, topped with lemon, cucumber and crisped capers. Very nice. We both had the ox tail in cocoa ravioli. The chocolate pasta worked well with the braised meat and very flavorful broth/sauce. For dessert, we shared the warm chocolate cake served with a tarragon emulsion. I would happily have a second or third meal here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food without pretence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great little gem in the rough of Notre Dame. Beautifully presented and imaginative delicious food using locally sourced ingredients in a friendly unpretentious atmosphere. From the fresh house cocktails to the little touches in between courses the meal was memorable from start to finish, Care and love cooked into every dish. The melt in your mouth house smoked Deer is a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best kept secret!
    Robert
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Une expérience culinaire incroyable... Il faut essayer! Notre restaurant favori sans doute!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent (court) menu !
    Huby40
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    La qualité du repas est irréprochable, tout est frais et originale. Le service souriant et très agréable. Malheureusement, dans un quartier en transformation et le soir ou je suis allé, nous étions 8 personnes en deux tables. Très - trop - tranquille pour un samedi soir. On nous a dit que pour les brunch c'était plus rempli et donc que l'ambiance était mieux. Peu de choix, mais nos quatre sélections étaient excellentes. Avec le vin, un dessert partagé et un espresso, on s'en est tiré à $160, avant pourboire. C'est très honnête et ça en vaut le coût. On retournera, mais en plus grand groupe, style petit party de bureau.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great friday night dinner
    kannei
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went to EVOO for extended family dinner. They were attentive and very accommodating to the 2 year old at the table, and was great for large group. Food was excellent, the complimentary amuse bouche and palate cleansers were a nice touch. Nice ambiance, overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • brunch
    topnath
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Quartier que je ne connaissais pas;j'y retournerai sûrement.Décoration simple,sobre et raffinée.Service vraiment exceptionnel.Menu inventif,frais,très intéressant, et très bien expliqué à la commande.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • becassineVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Menu is short but everything is really delicious and beautifully presented. Service is friendly though professional; all the dishes are explained in detail when being served. If you don't mind the atmosphere and prefer really good food, you must try this place. Tables are far apart, lights are a little too high, not enough decoration elements... this is the only thing that keeps people from not coming back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EVOO
    EricDS
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Quiet on a Friday. Chef came out and explained what he had done. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 66 reviews are from the Restaurant EVOO reviews archive.
  • A great find......
    DocWild
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Truly an outstanding culinary experience from start to finish. Polished impeccable and courteous service. Bravo!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stupendous
    MAGWVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Drinks..Original and tasteful Entrée....Spaghetti Calamar was soft and a delight to eat. Our Main consisted of the Gaspar pork, which was perfectly seasoned and the Stuffed Ravioli, Ox tail never tasted so good. You need to try this reataurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Original local restaurant
    Gazette06
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Usually on notre same st restaurants are noisy to the point of uninteresting. Evoo is paticularly quiet with tables well spreaded out. Service is professional. Food is unusual and tasty. A few recommendations are to expand the main course selection and define the wine list differently. This is the dinner portion that left me cold
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    GlobalFoodie1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was one of the best meals we've had in Montreal, 2 local foodies + 2 from San Francisco on a business trip to Montreal ( all global travelers and accustomed to fine dining). Exquisite presentation, great service and the taste and the quality of the food was outstanding. Locally sourced meats and veg. And the best part, great value for money! We are coming back. Thank you EVOO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superbe Brunch
    petemag
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellente expérience que ce brunch à l'Evoo. Créativité, authenticité et très belle exécution ! Boudin noir fait maison, cocktail avec infusion et purée de fruit sans faute ! Essayer aussi ketchup et Nutella maison ! À essayer ou retourner sans faute ! L'ambiance n'est pas transcendante mais les assiettes oui !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Belle soirée !
    Genfoodies
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Nous avons passé une excellente soirée ! Tout était délicieux !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Outstanding dinner
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    What a gem of a restaurant. The food was delicious with interesting combinations one would never think of. The service was excellent with an aim to please; very accommodating, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back and will definitely recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Vraiment surprenant, on va definitivement y retoruner
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good, we'll come back!
    JFRH
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was great. You could tell everything was made from scratch. Great service, ideal for brunch. We'll go back for diner eventually!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    KaffVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Love how warm and welcoming the staff is. The food is excellent. Everything is made from scratch. Very hot coffee and lattes, which I love.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not miss...
    fullabeans
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Having lived in Montreal for 10 years, was nice to return two years later and find innovative cuisine is still around. As many have mentioned in reviews the ambience and name are not great, the focus is on the food as it should be. Fantastic balance of flavours and textures for all three courses. A weakness is that there was only one wine available by the glass, but the server offered to open a bottle if I wanted something different. Highly recommended,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aventure culinaire
    Appwapp
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Chaque élément dans les assiettes était unique et travaillés par le chef. Les petites attention rendent les plats succulents. Même le trou normand était d'une originalité jamais vu dans les autres grands restaurants de Montréal. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    For a Saturday night, the restaurant was almost empty. The food was OK, but nothing special. We did have an excellent bottle of wine, but overall, the price versus quality ratio just didn't cut it. I doubt we will go back.
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  • Although for some reason when
    DezMcFly
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Although for some reason when I dined there with my friend it was not busy at all (especially for a Saturday), I enjoyed the ambiance, up-tempo jazzy music, and good service. I am a vegetarian and they were able to accommodate me with a dish that was delicious! Save room for dessert - deeeelish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent souper
    Genfoodies
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Nous avons souvent soupés dans de très bons restaurants à Montréal et ailleurs. Nous avons été bien impressionné par la qualité de la nourriture et la qualité du service. Tout est délicieux, différent avec de beaux produits bien frais. Super expérience!!! Nous y retournerons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellente cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Restaurant au décor sans prétention mais avec une cuisine subtile et sophistiquée. Délicieux plats de l'entrée au dessert. Prix très ok compte tenu de la qualité qui est ++++
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end cuisine
    Mtlfoodi
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We booked last minute on the Saturday night before Xmas. I have read some very good reviews.It was pretty empty and lacking atmosphere so we almost didn't go in - I assume it was due to the time if year and terrible weather outside rather than anything else. We did stay and the food was very good but it is a very complex French menu and may not please all palates. We were happy with our food and the service was excellent. A little overpriced maybe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night.
    shrinkwrap
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    This restaurant surpassed our expectations. I had the best duck I have ever had in my life, and my two dinner companions were thrilled with their choices too (ravioli and rabbit). It is a good sign when folks say that they would definitely come back and order the exact same thing again! Service was a touch slow, but pleasant. The only thing - when it was time to order, we were told that one of the items we had chosen would take 25 minutes to prepare. This information should either be on the menu or told to us BEFORE our menu deliberations to avoid having to choose something else at the last minute. A small point though. Don't miss this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Had a great time and a great meal. The price was also right.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Une superbe decouverte!
    Puptails
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    La nourriture , le personnel, le decor, absolument fabuleux!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint surprise in st. Henri
    TrustFundFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I went to try out avoid for lunch on the reccomendation from a friend. There were 3 choices on the prix fixe the lunch menu. I was not in the mood for fish on a freezing winter's day and the other choice was pork , which I try to avoid.. So , I went with the homemade pasta dish. It was good but not mind blowing. My starter was the cauliflower soup , which was nice. I suspect that the food is more interesting at supper. The service was attentive and the decor modern, making it a nice addition to a neighborhood going through gentrification.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    RobbieboyVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Excellent experience! Very creative kitchen. Wait staff had full knowledge of the food and wine list.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although the night we were
    DolceVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Although the night we were there, there weren't that many people, this is a great restaurant. The food is original and excellent. The has a very unique way to prepare food that I found very delicious and simple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst dining experience in Montreal
    rokatzie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I live in Montreal and rate this the worst Saturday night restaurant in Montreal. The food is bland and downright weird. The amuse bouche of frozen tomatoe and cream left a sour aftertaste. The fish dish was bland and all the food on the plate was white. The dessert of ice cream and olives was weird. It was sprinkled with boxed crushed chocolate wafers. No wonder most of the restaurant was empty at 8:00 pm. Do not eat here if you work hard for your $$.
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  • Best restaurant experience in years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    From beginning to end, every aspect of the Evoo experience was top notch. From the cocktails to the food, ambiance, modern look and of course the fabulous service- this place does not dissapoint even pickiest of restaurant lovers. I had a great night with my girlfriend and parents, but I would recommend Evoo for almost any occassion. Its spacious enough to feel comfortable and have privacy at your table, but the music, layout and lighting definitely gives you the feeling of being "out." Delicious food with beautiful presentations, smart portions and timing between courses, creative seasonal cocktails... A +
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Special
    Amelie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Food Quality was outstanding, as was the presentation. I particularly appreciated the portion size, manageable and not intimidating. The wine list was small and could be improved, in particular the selection of white wines. Our servers were cheerful and professional. We will be recommending this spot to our friends. The area is a little grungy so it is surprising to find an upscale restaurant it this spot, but it is reflected in the cost, very good value.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.