Le Perigord
Le Perigord

Le Perigord

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://leperigord.com/
  • Phone: 2127556244x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Joël Benjamin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Located in the heart of New York, Le Périgord offers the opportunity to host an event in the French tradition. Our back room offers a private venue for up to 40 guests and our main dining room is available for an even larger crowd. Our attention to detail, excellent service and premier French cuisine will ensure your event is unforgettable.For lunch or for dinner, Le Périgord is the perfect venue or your private event.

    Le Périgord hosts birthday parties, corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, retirement parties, and more. Our midtown Manhattan location means we’re easily accessible to all of your guests from New York, New Jersey, Westchester, and Long Island. At the heart of our hospitality lies the elegant French cuisine and large selection of wine that Le Périgord is famous for. From the first bite of appetizer to the last taste of our soufflé, you’re in for a treat.

    For more information, please contact us at (212) 755-6244.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Public Transit: Subway:
    6 train to 51st Street
    E and M trains to Lexington Avenue/53rd Street

    Buses:
    The M50, M15, M57 and M31 buses all stop near Le Périgord.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available nearby on 51st, 52nd and 53rd Streets. See http://goo.gl/QWybD2 .

    Parking garages can be found at http://goo.gl/JPXMHy .
A word from Le Perigord
Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary under the ownership of Georges Briguet, since 1964 Le Périgord has offered classic French cuisine in an elegant setting in midtown Manhattan. Recently renovated, Le Périgord is a premier destination for French cuisine in New York. The New York Times calls it “a French restaurant the way French restaurants used to be,” complete with white tablecloths and exemplary service from wait staff in tuxedos.
Besides tableside service of Dover sole, duck à l’orange and rack of lamb, the traditional menu also includes such staples as individual beef Wellington, pike quenelles, coquilles St. Jacques and kidneys in mustard sauce. And don’t forget to leave room for the fabulous soufflés and the legendary “temptation trolley” of desserts, which always includes such timeless favorites as tarte Tatin, chocolate mousse and floating islands. The extensive, award-wining wine list includes a fine selection of old and recent vintages at sensible prices.
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Le Perigord reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (72)romantic (65)great for lunch (51)notable wine list (39)good for groups (15)great for brunch (8)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Long past its prime
    fsnaxVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Often described as "an institution", Le Perigord stumbles along and puts the old in old school. I just don't get its value proposition given the top notch competition it faces in the Manhattan dining scene. We visited on a Friday evening and slow, inattentive service plagued the entire evening - it took nearly 45 minutes for our appetizers to arrive. The food was generally well prepared and met our expectation for classic French preparation. There was certainly a lack of any real inspiration but perhaps that was a misplaced expectation for a place like this. The old school environment and experience has a certain charm that probably resonates with the regulars but I'm afraid it's not enough to warrant another visit or a recommendation.
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  • Recommended for non restaurant week
    Vanilla11
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to Le Perigord 3 times. The first 2 times were 5 stars for food and service. My recent visit was during New York Restaurant week, I feel that the service was not as good and the food portion is slightly less. I would still go back after restaurant week is over.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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  • It's worthy in restaurant week
    Amyloveeating
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service is good and the food is fabulous. The foie gras for appetizer is great and the salmon for entree is also delicious.
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    great for lunch
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  • A Rare & Diminishing Breed (alas)
    MorganVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A calm and quietly elegant place where one is beautifully served, very well fed, and made to feel perhaps a bit more attractive and intelligent for having the wherewithal to regularly dine "au Perigord." Ever comforting, with cuisine that says all is right with the world...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    108NYC
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The service was excellent, though a little rushed; and the hostess was a scatter brain....we wandered throughout the room while she thought about what table she should chose for me. The sauce for the rognon was excellent, though some were over cooked and tough...which was disappointing since I adore them, the waiter asked how I liked them cooked and I said rare to medium rare. the soup, green pea was very nice but completely devoid of garnish which perhaps unfortunately we've all come to expect.
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  • Wonderful!
    Madison
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Interesting restaurant week menu, delicious dishes, attentive service!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Extraordinaire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went to Le Perigord with another couple for a superb Restaurant Week dinner. The choices were excellent, the food was delicious, and they even offered specials as part of the Restaurant Week menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    cdcdVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were greeted promptly and warmly. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. My friend had a salad and I had the vegetable tart. She had the lamb and I had the crabcake. We both had the blueberry fruit tart for desert. I thought my crabcake had a little too much pepper. We were bot very satisfied and would return to this restaurant. In all, it was a lovely dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Authenticated French
    Sebastian
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Amazing From the Greeting to the End! Truely A French Experience!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Doris
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food here is fabulous. Great service. Great ambience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service & ok food
    Katy1314
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was ok. Seats too close together. Service was bad.
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  • Wonderful Restaurant
    FriendlyFoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Le Perigord is a fantastic restaurant and has great food. Everyone was very friendly and patient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Parisian dining NYC style.
    Luvtoeat1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Take a journey back in time and dine like a Parisian! French food prepared with all the wonderful sauces and creams that one would expect in French cooking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went during Restaurant Week for dinner. Decor and ambiance and overall feel is traditional. Though banquettes were used wisely throughout the dining area, the rest of the tables were very close together. Mixed reviews on the entrees - crab cake was enjoyable, kidney was delicious (especially the sauce), the lamb with the vegetables was extremely bland. The restaurant week menu did not have a dairy-free dessert option but they offered fresh fruit which was a nice accommodation. They also have a $68 prix-fixe menu that looked extensive and of good value. I personally would not go out of my way to return but one of my dining companions said he would.
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  • Perigord Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Le Perigord lived up to its 50-year reputation! The Restaurant Week menu (the same for lunch and dinner!) offered sufficient choices, but our two were salmon and loin lamb slices. It was all excellent, from start to finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    A step back in time in the most positive way imaginable, with truly world-class old-world service hardly ever seen in modern times, with classic dishes prepared and presented superbly in an elegant setting.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • excellent meal
    LenoxVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    nice options and portions sizes for restaurant week. food was delicious and the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Classic French
    Trecs
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've never been to Le Perigord because it's too pricey usually, but it was perfect for Restaurant Week. It has a very good Restaurant Week menu, including some organ meats that I love but can no longer buy in the store, the service is most gracious and the ambience relaxed and friendly.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ghy1VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was good but they took too much time to serve it
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  • Delicious but slow
    DrFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We arrived for restaurant week and had a extremely delicious meal. Best lamb I have ever eaten. However we felt ignored for a majority of the night. It took us 30 min to order a bottle of wine. Everyone was polite but we did not know who was our waiter and we kept having to stop someone to ask for anything.
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    romantic, notable wine list
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  • Always Good
    loveditVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I always enjoy my meals at Le Perigord, the food was delicious. But, if you're not a regular the service is lacking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Not worth it for Restaurant Week
    mimi465
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had dinner during Restaurant Week and was very disappointed with the food quality. The salmon was dry and overcooked and the deserts were unexciting to say the least. Service, however, was wonderful. Food might be better off the regular menu. Wine list was impressive.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Le Perigord
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Really excellent in all aspects. Like a great restaurant in Paris.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Very good cuisine and impeccable service. Old French favourites dishes.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Lunch
    Pumpkin10044
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Two guests and my wife took the dare of Restaurant Week and ended up with a terrific set of meals last Monday. Special kudos for the off-menu frog legs fresh from France and the perfectly done lamb. Also for the best, most flavorful crab cakes I have ever had. Gracious but very reserved traditional French service was much appreciated as was a real bargain of a 2009 Volnay we had to wash it all down.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • freddy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    a class operation in every aspect. a great place to celebrate a special occassion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Dreadful disappointment.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Le Perigord was a restaurant that we used to go to "back in the day". It was an old school, delightful French restaurant- nothing cutting edge, but always good, the flowers abundant and beautiful, and the service was always a big part of the experience. So in May, my husband and I decided to go back and see if it was the same civilized, traditional spot we remembered. And it was! We had a great meal, great service, great time. Not so last Saturday when we went back with friends. We had to beg for our main courses an hour into it and beg for our soufflés 2 hours in. ( Ordred when dinner was ordered) Amazingly sloppy. Like they forgot we were there. Big disappointment.
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  • Tres Bien
    Banksty
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    It was my wife's birthday and it we were looking to go somewhere nice and I am so glad that we chose Le Perigord. The food was amazing, My wife had Salmon and I had Turbot and both were cooked to perfection. We both tried the dessert trolley and then w cheekily got an extra dessert to bring home. The service was professional but friendly. Very experienced and nice people work there. We also had the pleasure of chatting with the wonderful host Georges and that pleasure topped off the night for us. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • BarbVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As usual, Le Perigord is a delightful dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently Excellent
    JackAGordonVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    In a city where restaurants change hands almost as frequently as waiters change table linens, Le Perigord stands alone. Lutece, Le Cirque, Le Cote Basque and countless others have come and gone, but Le Perigord lives on. Georges is the consummate host, the food is divine in its unwavering classicism, the wait staff is attentive but not intrusive, the floral arrangements are fresh and vibrant and the overall ambience a welcome throwback to more civilized times. Artichokes, Dover Sole. Kidneys, Wellington -- all the classics -- plus the exceptional dessert trolley with a dozen scrumptious choices as the Grande Finale. Heaven on the East Side. To 50 more years!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    LindaSoler
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    True french classics. Escargots, Beef Wellington, Sweetbreads, the menu has it all. No fusion here. I truly think its the last of its kind. the floating islands are to die for. Service A+ and not snobbish or stuffy I felt totally relaxed to ask anything I was not familiar with in the menu. They over heard it was my birthday week and complemented me with a Raspberry Tart with a B candle. Very sweet.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Perfect Meal
    evensteven
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I was really impressed by the variety that Le Perigord offers, especially given the quality of the food. Le Buffet Froid is impeccable. So many wonderful options, it was very difficult to save room for my entree. The duck with seasonal fruits was divine, and the service was what I remember of classic French restaurants 30 years ago, when waitstaff took pride in their jobs.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Superb Dining Experience
    lazyncrazy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I came here last week and was very impressed with the quality of food and service. The Prie Fixe menu is very reasonable at $68 and whereas I was more than satisfied and quite full, I didn't feel overwhelmed or bloated as I have before at some French establishments. The dover sole was one of the best I've ever had, and the dessert trolley was memorable, especially the fruit tart. "Veteran" servers always concern me, as sometimes they work past their prime, but that wasn't the case here, as everyone we had was very knowledgeable and professional. Le Perigord is a really wonderful gem.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • merveilleux, classique Français
    starvinmarvin
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I cannot explain my joy in having dined at Le Perigord last week. I had an awful flight, and wanted to unwind with a bit of a splurge and a great bottle of wine. Le Perigord came through on all fronts, except for the fact that it wasn't outrageously priced. Given the quality of the food, I thought $68 for a 3 course prie fixe was very reasonable, especially since many of the high-end French restaurants charge upwards of $100 for less than or equal to the same meal. I could have spent the entire night fantasizing about the wine list, but I was very pleased with what the Sommelier recommended for me. All in all, it was a wonderful recommendation and a memorable night.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weirdly Wonderful
    GeralynMarie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Le Perigord's unusually non-fancified styling, and ambiance trapped in the late 1950's caught us by total surprise. Had we entered a nondescript doorway into a decade long left behind? From the shy and deferential waiter to the chrome cold foods trolley, to the 50 year old patron with the Jackie O coiff and suit, everything, and I mean everything couldn't possibly exist so untouched by the explosion of Manhattan hipness right outside the door. More curious than ever, we wondered, "could the food possibly be any good?" After all other than Jackie O we were the only other guests! Without hesitation, each course of our meal provided the freshest, most pure and nuanced french flavors that we have ever experienced in NYC. Absolutely divine.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Best corporate lunch deal ever!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Excellent dishes given in generous portions, and a variety of desserts displayed on a pastry tray for you to choose from... And all for $32? What a steal!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Classic Indeed
    stubabeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Perigord is a very fine restaurant. Escargot, Duck, Filet and House smoked salmon were all top shelf. A major problem was a sweetbred preparation which arrived overdone and not very good. However, the waiter, when notified, whisked it away and brought an escargot prepartation which was one of the best ever. Deserts were elegant, the service, impeccable and the ambience lovely and serene.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious seafood!
    JohnBSails
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I started with the lobster bisque and then had the Dover sole meuniere. Both were absolutely excellent! I never thought of this restaurant as a seafood restaurant but there are definitely enough seafood options to qualify.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo
    ADinerVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Just like a traditional French restaurant should be. Tuxedoed servers with heavy accents serving with pride classic French food. A welcome change from the trendy fusiony restaurants in other parts of the city. Great neighborhood for a stroll before and after.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's great!
    Kathy2goVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    It's quite amazing that after 50 years in business it still delivers the top level quality of food and services. Truly a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.