Tryst Cafe
Tryst Cafe

Tryst Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trystcafe.com/
  • Phone: 4805857978x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am- 2:30pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Our eclectic fresh menu is also available for catering and feature breakfast, lunch and dinner. Boxed lunches or buffet platters are commonplace for corporate meetings. Continental or hot buffet breakfasts can be prepared for a variety of settings. Hot and cold appetizers are perfect for any social setting, open houses, parties and more. More elaborate lunch or dinner entrees are available for more formal or special occasions and events.
  • Entertainment: The first Monday of the Month features a rotation of performers typically acousitc guitarists playing a variety of genres.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 101
  • Public Transit: About 100 yards away.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plaza Parking. Handicapped parking available.
A word from Tryst Cafe
According to the dictionary, a “tryst” can be a little bit sinful. So how do you turn a tryst in something healthy? Tryst Café in north Phoenix has a few ideas. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, the menu combines sinful flavors with natural, organic, antibiotic/hormone free proteins and even gluten-free food and drink. The eclectic fresh cuisine is served up in an energetic, contemporary urban environment. Tryst has received numerous accolades including Best New Restaurant, Best Breakfast, and "Best" recognitions for a variety of menu items including the fresh squeezed orange juice, sweet potato tots, beer battered green beans, Hawaiian breakfast, Monte Cristo, Gluten Free French toast and more. The full bar features organic liquor, beer, and wine. A rotation of local wines are available. Keep an eye out for scheduled wine tastings and try the organic tequila flight while you’re enjoying your meal. Live entertainment is available on the first Monday of the month. Free WIFI!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Tryst Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (16)great for outdoor dining (16)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (7)good for groups (4)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fresh
    MssybrittyVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was fresh and had many healthy options! Loved it. One of my new favorite places
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our meals and our
    paullinda
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Enjoyed our meals and our waitress was wonderful. Definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy food
    Run4FoodVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I like that the food is organic, antibiotic/hormone free, natural. Everything there is tasty and they have many Gluten-free options!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tryst Cafe
    peanut95
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Tryst is close to home and has great, different breakfast entrees. The servers change alot, but those that have been there for a while are very good and remember us each time we visit. That is a nice feeling
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tryst is different. Looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Tryst is different. Looking at the menu, you'll notice the difference -- fresh, healthy, organic-natural food. Nothing to be afraid of eating here -- it's all good for you. And, the flavors are wonderful whether you choose a breakfast/brunch menu item or something for lunch or dinner. The service is outstanding -- very attentive, friendly and accommodating. Definitely a restaurant gem you'll want to add to your "best of dining" list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food...Slow Service
    kirstenhanna
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    My colleague recommended Tryst as having fantastic grilled fish tacos, so for our anniversary, my boyfriend and I decided to try it out. The restaurant is small in size and although there were about 4-5 other groups dining at the same time, it was not "busy" at all. Despite this, it took almost 20 minutes to get 2 drinks and well over an hour until our food was served (club sandwich and 2 fish tacos). Our waitress was great - very friendly and apologetic for the many delays, but waiting an hour and 15 minutes is excessive, especially when other parties ordered well after us, but still had their food came out at least 30 minutes before ours. Overall, great food, but I would hate to eat there during a "busy" time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Organic and Gluten Free
    L6EP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Love that half of the menu at the Tryst Cafe can be made gluten free. They also use organic produce, and the food is absolutely delicious. Definitely a place I will be returning to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So glad I stumbled upon this place.
    CLovelaceVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I was so happy to discover a restaurant close to home that uses organic, all-natural ingredients and also has many gluten-free options. The menu has so many delicious items to choose from, pretty much anything anyone could want. The service is excellent. They really aim to please. We tried it for the first time Friday night and went back Sunday night too. They serve food all day so we are looking forward to trying breakfast there soon as well. I would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu, Healthy Options
    nm8255
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Love the selection of organic and gluten free items. I took my parents here for lunch and we all loved our food. My salad was delicious, and my dad, who doesn't care about organic gluten free options, thoroughly enjoyed his sandwich. The service was excellent...can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Desert Ridge Gem
    Doug497
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Great to see a local restaurant do so well. The food is very well prepared, tasty and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tryst Cafe
    peanut95
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    My family and I have been coming to Tryst since it opened. We love the food! It is fresh and always good. Service can be sketchy at times, but Sunday mornings are typically good and we always love to have Charlene wait on us. I wish they would have had their Friday Night Fish Fry back this last summer. It was a great value and good meal. We will continue to visit Tryst on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tryst is a Healthy Delicious Find!
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Who says healthy food is boring? It is not at Tryst Cafe. I have been there twice and had two different salads that were both excellent. Greens are fresh, and toppings are perfectly seasoned. I wish I lived around the block but will drive the distance to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious! Server
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Food was delicious! Server was very nice. But I ordered a Old Fashion cocktail and they were out of all bourbons. We were there on the second day of Restaurant Week and they didn't have two of the three deserts listed on the menu. They did give us other options which were for us better choices than what the original menu had on it. First course was large and we had only had time to eat a small portion before the main (second) course came out of the kitchen. When we sat down, there was only one other table of customers, but server said he had more people than usual out on the patio. In Summary, food great, service friendly, but not very efficient. They needed more servers and better timing in the kitchen.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exxcellent Food
    suzy
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Food was excellent, but a little slow in coming out. It probably was because we were a party of 8 and all of our meals needed to be brought out together. The dishes were very presentable and everyone at the table enjoyed their food. The prices were reasonable and our waiter was very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celiac Tom foolery.
    foodyfam
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    My wife and I have sensitivity to gluten and had heard of this spot and we were excited to try it out. The menu items are mostly labeled gluten free, however, we were unaware you still had to specify g free. Fine print got both of us. Other than the day after stomach issues. Service and ambiance were great. Food was a let down. Wasn't impressed enough to make a second trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Cute
    Daphne
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Great little place tucked away in the outdoor mall. Great service, great wait staff and wonderful mindful choices to choose from- it felt like food with a purpose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh... the coffee was acceptable.
    SaulAboutmee
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    First of all, when one orders an item that is a commonly accepted standard, a restaurant should ether stick to how that item is made OR state in the menu that they do it differently. Tryst's read on a Monte Cristo LOOKS ok, but then when you start eating it, the appearance gives way. Tryst basically makes a 'sandwich' of egg and cheese with french toast. A real Monte Cristo is completely dipped in batter, deep fried and then sprinkled with a touch of powdered sugar. Seems a bit picky until you taste it.. The potatoe side dish was 'fancy' tatter tots that had nearly no taste at all. My companion had the peppper corn breakfast steak.. which was dried out and the sauce had very little in the way of pepper-corns! Yet another coffee joint.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful! Do not waste your money!
    mnfaVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    I would not recommend this place to anyone. The food, service and wait time were awful as is the physical plant. Before I arrived I called to ask about the size of the restaurant and apparently whoever answered the phone cannot count. He told me there were 20 tables inside and as many on the patio.There are 9 tables inside. I did not want to have dinner in a small cramped cafe. My husband had salmon that had no taste. I left most of my meal. The bread on my sandwich was drenched in oil and the salad had so much pepper that I had to leave it. There was no value in the food since the portions of the proteins were tiny.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time there
    Dswoman40
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    I will definitely return!! My son and I had the BBQ burgers with bacon and sweet potato tots and they were delicious. I ordered my burger med-well, and I received a med-well burger. The bacon was crisp (the way I like it), and the tots were hot and crispy. In addition to this, our server was wonderful--helpful, attentive and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back
    Bostonkay
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    It was nice to eat somewhere with so many gluten-free items. The menu was very clear. Everyone enjoyed the food (GF and other). The service was friendly and helpful.
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  • The steak dinner was as good
    mmhg
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    The steak dinner was as good as Ruth Chris and other famous steakhouses. The service was excellent. We enjoy our dining experience. What a pleasant surprise!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot if you're looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Great spot if you're looking for truly fresh food. Creative menu options, good wine/drink selections. Caters to foodies with many options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute!
    Chefcindy
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Atmosphere is trying to be modern and Industrial but it has a warmth also. Servers are VERY nice however not the best. White wine was served warm and one drink totally missed coming to the table. After mentioning it to server it was immediately corrected with apologies. Tempura style string beans and Pulled Pork both excellent. Last time string beans were greasy but this time they were perfect. Salads were very nice. All in all I would say its a safe enjoyable meeting spot. Seems like they are always trying to be better. Can't ask for more then that. I will go back many more times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FOOD AND FRIENDLY SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    GREAT FOOD AND FRIENDLY SERVICE. FUN TO EAT THERE. GREAT ATTENTIVE STAFF. LOVE THIS PLACE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Food4hopkins
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Had heard about this restaurant and their organic ingredients, and was interested in trying it out. It met my expectations and more! The food was delicious and I had difficulty deciding what I wanted to order because I wanted everything! Can't wait to go back and try more. I had the grilled chicken and goat cheese salad and beer battered green beans they were all really good. I also loved that the proportions were not "American" size, but rather normal. Will be dining here again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • generous portions (we took
    diva
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    generous portions (we took over half the entree home....) with creative combinations, seasonings. Cheerful atmosphere, VERY good service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not going back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Had a reservation for lunch. Arrived and the hostess said "I see you are an Open Table VIP". Temperature is 101 outside and my party is taken to a table outside on the patio. With a reservation I would have expected the question to be "inside or outside". Instead we were taken outside where it was quite warm. There were just 2 fans running for the outside seating area. Service was poor - had to request refills on drinks and water. English muffin looked like a mini-hamburger bun and was tasteless. Rest of the food was good but the service was poor and very unhappy about being seated outside with a reservation on a very hot day!
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  • In a word 'AWFUL" Bad food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    In a word 'AWFUL" Bad food, bad service, bad organization at restaurant and no ambience....we will definitely not be going back.
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  • Good for Brunch
    Run4FoodVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    The menu has lots of tasty items. Portions are ample and the staff is friendly. I had the Tryst Benedict and my friend had the Chocolate bacon waffle. She said it was great! I would like to go back and try some of the lunch items next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flattering Find
    eleventhtempest
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Welcoming staff in a thoughtfully designed space combine nicely for dinner (2 people). Service was pleasant and responsive as we enjoyed a bottle of red wine, mixed green salads and perfectly-seasoned Bistro Steaks served with grilled asparagus and potatoes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Had an early lunch there. Great GF options. The Bloody Mary was good but the Mojito was aweful. I had the Roast Beast which was great. Hummus app was also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trysty choice
    Try2
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    My first impressions was WOW. Food was superb. My husband and I had breakfast. We will recommend this cafe to all who wants a excellent meal to start your day. Service excellent and attentive. Reasonable prices and great menu choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Gem
    JAYinAZ
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Great food and great service. I highly recommend for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day breakfast
    lunchladyVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    They were extremely busy for Mother's Day breakfast, and the staff worked really hard to get everyone seated and fed. I will come back on a "normal day" because the food was delicious. I had the pecan crusted french toast. I think they rushed this dish out because 3 of the 4 slices of bread were quite dry, not eggy and moist like french toast should be (again, because they were so busy, i think they rushed this dish out the kitchen). The huevos rancheros came out cold, and it was certainly not traditional, served on a bed of fried corn tortilla strips. My husband chicken wrap was excellent and my son's burger was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service is quite slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The service is quite slow. Also, the food tends to be on the greasy side...especially the omlettes; also, the toast is mediocre. The fruit doesn't taste fresh at all. However, the OJ and coffee are amazing!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying a bit too hard
    yourtypicaldiner
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    I gave them a positive review, but not a "top" restaurant in my opinion (see below). The service was over the top which actually was disruptive at times. If you like to be checked on every few minutes and thanked to the point where the message no longer seems genuine, then you will appreciate their service. As for food prices and quality, not a foodie type restaurant for what you pay for. Many other options in the Valley that are better for the price you pay.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    I've been coming to Tryst for about 2 years now and have always had an enjoyable dining experience. The food is local and organic and their menu is diverse and creative. We usually frequent Tryst Cafe for both brunch and dinner. Brunch is usually busy and you can expect a small wait, especially on the weekends. I've had almost everything on their breakfast menu and the repeat offenders include eggs and chorizo and the Hawaiian breakfast. My wife is a big fan of the waffles, both regular and the chocolate bacon selection. Brunch and dinner usually comes out to $30-$40 for two, depending if we ordered any cocktails with our meals. Tryst Cafe is a restaurant that we will continue to frequent in northern Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have loved Tryst since it
    Foodlover13
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    I have loved Tryst since it first opened. Their food is reliably good, with interesting selections, especially for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A diamond in the rough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Group of 5 visiting from Oregon, found on Urbanspoon and yelp. Love that Tryst sources foods locally where available. Server, Rachael, was knowledgable and friendly. We felt bad that she had to make so many more stops with coffee at our table than any of her others, we live on the stuff up here in the Pac NW. The Food: I had the Benedict and while not traditional that is a plus in this case and did not detract.The capicola added a little heat to balance the richness. Paired perfectly with the Cucumber infused bloody mary. Companions had the Pecan crusted french toast and tryst omelet. Both had glowing reviews, the texture of the brioche was decadent and best omelet ever were two of the remarks. Out of room. Go to Tryst, make reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed with my
    Chris
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    I was disappointed with my meal. It was a chicken piccata and it was not traditional and was just ok. The best part of the meal was the spring rolls. The service was great but probably won't go back.
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