Restaurant Pomme
Restaurant Pomme

Restaurant Pomme

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant-pomme.com/
  • Phone: 5408320130
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30 - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, French
  • Executive Chef: Gerard Gasparini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We have a private dining room that holds up to 30 seated and 60 standing. Great for small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, business luncheon/dinner, and any other special occasion you can think of.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking available as well as a private lot in the back of the restaurant. There is also a parking lot across the street that is free after 5pm
A word from Restaurant Pomme
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, in downtown Gordonsville, Virginia, Restaurant Pomme provides an authentic classic French dining experience. The restaurant welcomes diners and guests to a warm and inviting recreation of the French country side-from food to decor. Whether on a day trip or gathering with friends and family, we wish to share our passion of food and wine with you. À votre santé et bon appétit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Restaurant Pomme reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (28)romantic (24)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (14)great for outdoor dining (5)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Superb Meal...
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful meal in Gordonsville. A lovely surprise in this very quaint town. The food was superb and the wine list was excellent. Everything was perfectly cooked and well worth the price. If you are in the area, this is not a restaurant to miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    FoolMeOnceVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The quality of the food and the service here is exceptional. Nightly specials in addition to the outstanding menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Jewel in the Blue Rigde
    TBforlunchVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our dinner started with a very light but very tasty mousse; the other was a rare blend of baked avocado and Brie on a bed of frisée. My wife's lamb chops were perfectly prepared and grilled to perfection. The fish stew I had was extraordinary. The only challenge of the fish stew was its size. For the money the stew could have served two, but I couldn't stop until I was finished. The blend of a wide variety of fishes with a thick and savory broth were memorable. I have fish stew whenever I can, and found this stew to be the best in the region, including DC. In addition to the outstanding meal, the ambiance and service were outstanding. The wait staff is attentive and non intrusive. All elements contributed to a memorable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GiGi
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    could not have been more disappointed---couldn't believe you took French Onion Soup off menu------The cold Salmon dish was tasteless! This was fourth time at the "Pomme" and my last !
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem in Gordonsville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We love this place. Great food, great chef, and team. They know what they are doing and it's always a treat to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    jackie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I always look forward to dining at the Pomme. I usually eat lunches there and they are always super. I have never had a bad one. Jackie Young
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Central Virginia
    Czechthisout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Pomme. As noted in numerous previous reviews, the food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding. Quite interesting menu, but we opted for one of the specials - monkfish with lobster sauce, which was beautifully presented with a potato/butternut squash puree and a unique green vegetable, tetragon. The combination was splendid and the wonderful taste is something we will remember for a long time. The head chef stopped by our table a couple of times and we greatly enjoyed talking about the food and the restaurant's history. We look forward to returning to Pomme in the future and to sharing the experience with other family members who enjoy first class dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A true treasure in Gordonsville!! You will think you are in the French countryside! The owner visits for a personal "hello" and welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful French Cuisine!
    outoftowndatenight
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything about Pomme was amazing. The service was friendly, helpful, and attentive. The atmosphere was perfect, and of course the food was delicious! I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming- worth the drive
    ddiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food at Pomme was wonderful - 3 people, all had something different and all the dishes were great. The room is lovely, outside patio looked very nice as well. Will definitely go back, even though it's an hour drive for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • beachgirl
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Veal was disappointing. Menu states medallions but the cut of meat served was tough and definitely not medallions. Lamb entree says blueberries in description but not ONE blueberry was on the plate. Server knew absolutely nothing about the wines and wasn't particularly pleasant. The desserts were AWFUL!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Lunch!
    perfectCowgirl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Pomme is my go-to lunch restaurant to bring my out of town guests. The food is amazing, the decor beautiful and I would call the atmosphere "sophisticated-country". Thanks for such a wonderful destination and delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waikiki
    Waikiki
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This was my second trip to Restaurant Pomme and everything (food, service, atmosphere, etc.) was fabulous. Well worth the hour drive to get there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pomme
    Fording
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Always enjoy Restaurant Pomme. French country atmosphere with excellent food and service. Check out the on line menus but they always have specials when we have been there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous as usual
    vadiner
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Restaurant Pomme is a real gem. Food is always delicious. Very accommodating to special requests. The seving staff is very professional. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely gem in Gordsonsville
    teadrinker
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our third anniversary at this lovely little French restaurant in downtown Gordonsville. We had a wonderful experience overall. My wife ordered the French onion soup and the filet with shallot sauce, and I had the cheese platter (with side salad) and a New York Strip special with truffle sauce. The appetizers were great (particularly my wife's soup, which wasn't quite like any French onion soup either of us had tasted previously), our steaks were very tender and appropriately done, and the sauces were excellent. The sautéed vegetables with the entrees were excellent. The desserts were phenomenal (best part of the meal!). We got the mousse au chocolat and mousse de fromage. Wonderful atmosphere, with beautiful decor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    BnLontheroad
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were looking for an intimate dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Pomme fit the bill beautifully. The decor was elegant and gave that Paris feel. The poached salmon was perfect and the the lamb loin was outstanding. Portions were more along the European size, but quite filling. The wine list was good very appropriate to the meals. The wait staff was attentive and everyone got personal time and attention. It was worth the money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner42
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Pomme is a restaurant that promises a quality dining experience and delivers with a gracious, unique style that is supported by a knowledgeable staff and talented chef. Nestled in a quaint row of refurbished buildings, even the exterior ambience is five stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit of France in Virginia
    HillresidentVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great food, and sitting in the wisteria-covered patio out back reminded us of the old inn we stayed at in the Loire valley - perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 450 reviews are from the Restaurant Pomme reviews archive.
  • French nostalgia
    laura
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Beautiful French cuisine uncompromised. Fabulous service, diverse and interesting menu, will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifique!
    RichmondFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wonderful French food. Service wasn't as good today (Mothers' Day) as in the past. But the food is worth the drive from Richmond.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never been dissappointed
    LuvThePomme
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We moved to the area three years ago and shortly thereafter finding the Pomme. It became our number one "go to" restaurant and has lived up to our expectations on every visit since.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Critic
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were seated at a too small table against a wall. We were moved to a slightly larger table in front of the window. We sat a good 5 minutes before anyone came over. Lobster bisque was lukewarm. Wished it had chunks of lobster but it was blended and smooth. Good flavor. We asked for bread. It was the best part of the meal. Veal medallion was cooked dry. Veggie was tiny and I think it was turnip. A small amount of rice and sweet potato was good. Lemon tart was good. Apple tart was good. All in all good to very good. Probably will not return
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly Chef Who Knows His Stuff
    Easy2luv
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My originally Parisian wife and I were invited by her childhood pen pal from England for lunch at the restaurant. Our second meal there, it was absolutely delicious, as was the first, and our English friend was thrilled with our recommendation. They and I ordered, as a first course, the lobster bisque, the best we've ever had, whereas they had the calf's liver with balsamic raspberry sauce which my wife highly recommended, having ordered it previously, whereas I literally drooled over the seafood stew so good and copious that the sweet tooth I am couldn't think of having a dessert afterward. They, on the other hand, did order the unbeatable crême brûlée. The rosé from Hérault was also perfectly paired with the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susansbirthdaypresent
    Susansbirthdaypresent
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The Pomme proved to be a wonderful French restaurant. The table was ready upon our arrival and set time. The food was excellent and the staff was teriffic! I would recommend this to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic find!
    AshlandRoy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is a great French restaurant set in a small Virginia community. The food and service have been excellent every time we have dined here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pomme
    jackie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Lunch was very good. The food was wonderful. I will be back. Jackie
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Kuching
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Wonderful lunch as usual. An hour's drive from Charlottesville and well worth it. I have calf's liver whenever it is a special. Not there this time so chose Dover sole which was so delicious I could have licked the plate. Husband can never resist their onion soup. Just a lovely relaxing atmosphere and a nice break from the day's activities. Only negative - wish the French bread had been warm.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Excellent all ways around. Great menu. Wine selection is suberb. The waiter was most friendly. It was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    Thetravleinggourgnomes
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was our third time to Restaurant Pomme and Chef Gerard out did himself. The special salt crusted sea bass with the Chefs own recipe for beurre blanc sauce was out of this world. I couldn't stop talking about my dinner to my wife. It got to the point where she reminded me of how Julia Child must of felt when she first tasted her fish almondine in a beurre blanc sauce the first time in France. It was as wonderful. This restaurant is always on our list of restaurants and always a treat for us when we are visiting VA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    Club1136
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    You can't go wrong going here for dining. Lunch or dinner will leave you satisfied.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining
    RVAfoodies
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We had Sunday brunch with friends outside under a canopy of wisteria. Started with a shared cheese tray which had excellent cheese choices. Chef came and identified them for us. Perfect starter. Each of us chose a different main entree - lamb, calves liver, Sole, and Eggs Benedict. All were delicious and the plating beautiful. We ended with shared dessert - the apple tart which was flavorful and flakey. Well worth the drive from Richmond. The service was outstanding and Chef's tableside visits made it extra special. It was our 4th visit and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worn out?
    RogerR
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had dinner there on 4/26, the same day as the Historic Garden Tour in Gordonsville. It may be that they were VERY busy through lunch because of that event, and exhausted by the time we got there (7pm). We will try again later.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't go anywhere else
    Samuel
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This Restaurant Pomme is one of the best in a life accustomed to a lot of restaurants. The French Oinion Soup was perfect. I've NEVER had any better. The Coco Van was unequaled, tough to say since my dinner partner was my wife who makes this at home for me. But, really, yours was head and shoulders better. Shhhh! Mum's the word.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Lunch
    navet72
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Took the wife there for our anniversary during late lunch time. Also turned out to be some kind of celebration for the town of Gordonsville. The restaurant was busier than we had seen it in the past. As always the food was outstanding but the service was only fair and very slow. Some of this was attributed to the crowd but not all of it. Our server passed by us many times without so much as alook to see if we needed or wanted anything. My only comment on the food was I wish the steak and fries were on the menu.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place for lunch
    baileybrown1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My Mother and I have visited Gordonsville twice in the past 8 months and had lunch there both times. It was amazing to see such a truly sophisticated spot in such a small town! Food is excellent, wonderful wines and the service is beyond compare. It's worth the drive from Richmond.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Reddog80
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    After reading many reviews of Pomme we were looking forward to a great experience but we can only say we were disappointed. Our server was very weak compared to the others that were observed. In fact they had to pick up the slack. The first serving of bread was so hard (either stale or overdone) we had to send it back and then had to ask for another piece. All this was without apology for the poor quality. The next serving was fine and we had to ask again for another piece because we felt the portions were too small for the money. This lunch was a birthday celebration so we had a bottle of wine that was delicious but overall the price ($115.00) for a small lunch and poor service in Gordonsville was disappointing. We won't return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treat for a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I was pleased to introduce a neighbor to Pomme. We enjoyed a quiet conversation while waiting for our food. Our lunch was such a treat---pork for her and langoustine for me. We loved each bite. The atmosphere is sophisticated, so pleasant. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly and Convivial
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The restaurant was extremely busy when we visited which affected the service and the food a bit. Nevertheless, the service was professional and not stuffy. The food was generally very good. Excellent bread was served with unsalted butter which for me is a clue that a restaurant is serious about food. My only complaint was that my pork entree was somewhat overdone. If not for that, I would award another star. We will definitely be back when it is not so busy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We visited Pomme for the first time on Easter Sunday. The food was excellent- very well prepared and tasty. The service was very poor- we were ignored for 15-20 minutes between dinner and dessert and then again after we had ordered dessert. I'm still not sure who our waiter was. The owner explained that they were missing two servers that day. They were very crowded and busy due to the Easter holiday. We will go back another time on a non- holiday.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet