Belly and Trumpet
Belly and Trumpet

Belly and Trumpet

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellyandtrumpet.com/
  • Phone: 2148555551x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brian Zenner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Why rent a small, cramped dining room when you can book an entire restaurant? Modern on the inside, contemporary and comfortable on the outside, our craftsman-style house on McKinney Ave, in the heart of uptown is available for full buyouts for anything from corporate parties to wedding rehearsals.
  • Private Party Contact: Tea Acuff 2148555551

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McKinney and Lemmon
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking in our dedicated lot on the west (left) side of McKinney Ave. between the Dear Clark Salon and House 34 (just 200 feet south of Belly & Trumpet).
A word from Belly and Trumpet
Belly and Trumpet’s share plate menu provides guests the opportunity to experience a variety of Chef Zenner’s innovative creations during their dining experience. The menu is dynamic and incorporates global influences in soulful, contemporary dishes that change on a regular basis.

The intimate house is filled with vibrant colors and plush, luxurious furniture that glows warmly in an energized, social and sophisticated ambiance. The wine list is approachable and eclectic and is complemented by cocktails crafted with meticulously selected ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Belly and Trumpet reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (96)neighborhood gem (69)special occasion (69)romantic (63)great for outdoor dining (44)notable wine list (27)hot spot (23)good for groups (14)late-night find (12)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Disappointing Return Visit
    DiningdivaVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    While we enjoyed our first visit to Belly & Trumpet, we left underwhelmed by our most recent dining experience. Service remains very good, but chef seems to be trying too hard to make the dishes unusual, incorporating ingredients the average diner has never heard of--much less may like.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new fav!
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food was creative and delicious. Pamela was a knowledgable and personable wait person and the bartender led us to a wonderful liqueur. Loved the almond soup. This was an exquisite dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    herkind
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The atmosphere is great, the food is flavorful and plentiful. The service can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came from Plano to celebrate
    Martha
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We came from Plano to celebrate my birthday...it could not have been more fabuous! The lanai-style dining on a beautiful night set the tone. Dinner was interesting and so delicious...and the drinks were amazing...again very different! Our waitress was wonderful..very attentive and loved her delightful descriptions. She was most helpful in making our selections...which we all enjoyed. The full experience was EXTRORDINAIRE!!! We are putting Belly & Trumpet on our favorites list and will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very special restaurant
    DallasFoodFan
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    One of the most enjoyable Dallas dining experiences we have had in year! Hosted three friends from the northeast, all extremely impressed...B & T has it all -- inventive and creative menus for both food and cocktails, nice wine list...we will be back soon, and often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed
    musicandwineVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We were very impressed with the creative and tasty dishes. We tried a few small plates to sample the food and really enjoyed each dish. the mixed drink menu is also excellent and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't wait to go back!
    SissyVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    A friend and I went on a Monday night to catch up. We shared several of the small plates - the brussel sprouts are especially delicious! The food and service were great. We sat on the patio, but the inside is quite charming so I will try that next time. If you're lucky, you'll get Pamela as your waitress - she is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great porch if weather is
    OD3SoMoVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great porch if weather is on your side. Inside dining room is small enought to feel cozy, but far from croweded. Excellent bar keeps, with strong suggestions on and off menu. Crab Beignets are a must, Fois gras tourchon is outstanding. Oysters two ways were, well, oysters two ways- spicy and savory both with appropriately present briney goodness. Lobster specials were well prepared and the saucier performed well. Beef and Chicken spent very little time on the plate. We were a bit apprehensive with a few larger groups arriving at the same time, but that was short lived. The waitors divided and conquered with knowing style, solid recommendations, and service that significantly exceeded expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Food is great. Cocktails are fantastic. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belly & Trumpet is a Roller Coaster
    PonocatVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Sometimes this place is so great, and other times...well, it is just inconsistent. This time, a Thursday, it was not great. I had the artichoke salad I so love. This time it was swimming in the dressing and the greens were not fresh. I know how good it can be, so this was a big disappointment. In the past, the smoked quail has been served warm. This time it was room temperature and thus not as good IMO. Still, I will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting, fun, creative
    livestoeatVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    we enjoy our visits to belly and trumpet great place to go for eating light tapas type appetizers, or bigger meals. menu changes constantly which is a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the unusual combinations
    outoftowner
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Loved the unusual combinations in each small plate in particular the gnocchi with paneer. The peekytoe beignets were delicious as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rebecca Rocks!
    lunchbunchVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We keep going back. Always inspired menus and excellent service. Glad to see it's catching on with those who appreciate more than just the average dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous!
    Bigdfoodie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was delicious. We had artichoke salad, caviar salad, and tuna tartare as starters. For a main course we shared the lobster and pork belly -- incredible!! The banana dessert was so yummy. Everything was delicious and I would absolutely go back. I had the So Cal Flurry as a cocktail. I didn't really like that. It was like drinking a jolly rancher -- way to sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Our first time and we we were amazed by the chefs offerings! We shared 4 small plates of crab beignets with Pernod aioli, foie de gras, gnocchi and quail! Everything was fabulous and enough for two for dinner! Thursday night half price wine special was a great surprise! Service was gracious! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience!
    RisingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    For those that like to try new things, and experience new flavors, this is a great place! All components of the dishes were well thought out, and the flavors went great together. The snow fungus was A-mazing, such awesome flavor. The quail was equally wonderful, I just couldn't get enough. Had the duck and branzino as the large entrees, and both were great. Cocktails were fun and delicious too. As you can tell, we really enjoyed eating here!! I highly recommend trying this place out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    LovedHurleysVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The Kobe burger is the best burger I have ever had! Loved the gnocchi small plate as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food
    PonocatVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I have been to B & T several times and it is occasionally just good, but the last meal I had there was superb. The gnocchi with paneer was innovative and tasty, as was the artichoke salad made with fresh artichokes. The music has been toned down so that the entire dining experience is lovely. Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Four Course Tasting
    KELDOVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Starters included Tartar, Crab Beignets, Gnocchi, Cavier, Baby Greens and Smokey Eggs. Everything was presented beautifully and was delicious as evidenced by the "cleaned plates". Main courses included a couple of branzinos (one filet and one whole), smoked duck breast and a kobe burger. Another round of cleaned plates!. Desserts included Chocolate Mousse, Banana Coco and their Goat Cheese and Apple dessert. Outstanding! We polished off 3 bottles of really nice pinot noir (1/2 price on Thursday) which went well with all the dishes. The loud music was gone too. Nice. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive as was the entire staff. Definitely a keeper in our restaurant rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    TennisGolfLady
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We had the fish that is quick fried and served whole and it was fabulous. Presentation was very impressive. Everything our waiter recommended was perfect. We had excellent service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to the HYPE!!
    Loriw
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Lovely meal from start to finish with a fabulous waiter, which made every item ordered perfect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely unique place!
    KrishaVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I really love this restaurant, they hit the nail on the head across the board... decor, service, food, wine, specialty cocktails were ALL outstanding!! We WILL return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place~
    JennyFromDaBlock
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were out for a couples night and this place was AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    Armstrrong
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We don't think this restaurant has any real longevity in Dallas. There were four of us at dinner - two couples and we couldn't hear ourselves speak. The restaurant had such loud music people were complaining all around us. We were going to have dinner at Belly and Trumpet again in March with two other couples and are cancelling our reservation. It's really poor judgment for the management team to have such loud music
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  • Food was very good and really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Food was very good and really liked the atmosphere/ambience. The uniqueness of the menu and the good service is what makes this restaurant stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual Menu but well done
    CGoodrich
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We went to dinner at Belly and Trumpet on a Monday but they still had a pretty good crowd. It is a small restaurant, one room, in a converted house. The menu was very creative. We had the beet salad and crab beignets for starters and both were very good. I had the scallops and pork belly and the scallops were done perfectly - very tender and flavorful with just a little bit of crunchiness on the outside. My husband had the kobe burger with the egg and mushrooms and was very happy with his. The ambience was very nice and the service was friendly and attentive. I would recommend Belly and Trumpet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodies for Everyone
    dozrman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    When I looked at the menu, this was not a place that someone like me would go. The menu is full of ingredients that I neither could recognize or pronounce And the few things that I did recognize did not seem to go together. I had heard so many good reviews about this place, that we decided to take the plunge. Our food was sensational and the staff delivered even better service. The menu looked intimidating to me but was glad that I took the plunge. Dallas is full of great restaurants and this is one of the few that I not only enjoyed but could not wait to go back - even though the menu is a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    TtotheG
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went here Valentine's weekend and it was well worth it. The place is small but it gives off that cozy romantic vibe. Me and my wife enjoyed a snack, small plate, large plate and dessert. We each decided to get something different and all of the food was fantastic. We left extremely full and happy. This is a gourmet place so yes expect to have some high priced items and your plates not overflowing with food, but everything we had was delicious. They didn't even ask how I wanted my filet mignon cooked, they just made it right - a sign of a good restaurant. This is definitely our new favorite restaurant in uptown, or the DFW area for that matter, and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Having lived in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and New Orleans we have found the food scene in Dallas disappointing. Belly and Trumpet changes that. Excellent food combined with wonderful service made this a delightful experience. My duck was tender and quite flavorful. Lobster and fatback was an interesting combination of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to tell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was a bit hard to tell as I made a valentines day reservation, but had no idea it was a pre fixed menu. Listen I should have guessed it would be a pre fix menu, but I chose B&T because of their electric menu and I got a beef tenderloin. All of that being said, the good was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go if it's prix fixe!
    Gina
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have heard wonderful reviews of B and T but my first occasion for going was Valentine's Day. It was a prix fixe menu so we didn't see the full menu or experience it. Although the food was well-prepared I feel like we got the boring prix fixe menu that you typically see during Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Valentine's Day dinner
    mtkgrafix
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything clicked and even what didn't click at 100% was overcome by charm and humor. Very busy night for them so there were a few holes in the service, however, they were addressed with grace and humor rather than excuses. The food was perfect - the wine pairing was probably the best I've had - there were no weak links in the pairings. We could not have had a better time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Such a wonderful meal! We enjoyed the crab beignets, the beef tongue buns, the lobster and pork belly curry and smoked duck. An amazing time! Little noisy, little slow, but fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Belly and Trympet
    Chopstix
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We enjoyed the meal and mix of small plates and larger plate options. They had quite a few wine options and luckily the wine was being offered for half price. The biggest drawback is the parking. You have to valet park several doors away and you aren't aware that is where you need to park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Michael
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    One of the best dinning experiences I have had in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    SaintNick
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I went with a date and had a really top-notch dining experience. The waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. Found a nice Cabernet at a reasonable price (Mettler 2010). My duck was great, and she had some kind of beet thing she liked (vegetarian). Brussels sprouts side dish was delicious. I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well Worth the Drive!
    suzie
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We came in from Fort Worth to eat there. Everything we ate was wonderful and the wine list wasn't too pretentious where many good affordable wines are abundant. Our servers were attentive and proficient. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    A really (really) good meal. Brazino was beautifully prepared. Excellent flavor, great skin, succulent inside. Nice to find Iberico ham on a menu. Crab beignets are a great small plate for sharing. Wife loved the Lobster and Pork Belly. Service was pleasant. Kind of casually formal which made you feel really good and fits the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere, food is perfect
    Marty
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Belly & Trumpet is a great place to dine at. The food tastes just as great as it is artistically served. The whole place gives off a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Rtexf4VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We've been here many times since it's opened, and have been mildly disappointed only once (but hey, New Years Eve, what do you expect..) Fortunately they quickly moved from the overly expensive but wonderful tapas, it was just too little for too much. They now have larger portions as well as several small plates. The oysters are just too small, but delicious. The duck breast is a great choice, whole branzini is a little difficult but tasty, not our favorite. Service is very good, ask for Rebecca. Challenge the bartender, he's up to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic