Solbar - Solage Calistoga
Solbar - Solage Calistoga

Solbar - Solage Calistoga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.solagecalistoga.com/
  • Phone: 7072260850
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 7:00am - 11:30am

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:45am - 3:00pm

    Sunday Brunch 11:45am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Lounge Service featuring our Grill Menu Daily 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Sharp
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brannan Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking
A word from Solbar - Solage Calistoga
Solbar, our casual yet sophisticated restaurant, is part of Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley’s most innovative resort and spa. Relax in the bar with a custom cocktail and a panoramic view of the Palisades Mountains or sit on the patio to enjoy a local wine and take in the scene at our 130-foot swimming pool.

In the Solbar kitchen, we are pleased to offer you a choice of lighter dishes to enjoy guilt-free as well as more decadent ones in which you can truly indulge. We go to great lengths to involve local producers whenever possible and to let the California seasons dictate our menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Solbar - Solage Calistoga reviews from OpenTable diners
221 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (196)fit for foodies (159)special occasion (120)great for lunch (98)romantic (93)notable wine list (85)great for brunch (76)good for groups (66)scenic view (59)hot spot (52)neighborhood gem (34)kid-friendly (25)vibrant bar scene (24)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Delicious
    MERC
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The layers of flavours excite the palate but I don't feel guilt because of a healthy prep and portion size. The cold and velvety corn soup is always a hit on a hot day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Lovecalistoga
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We have dined here several times and it is always a treat. The food is creative and well prepared. If it's a nice evening sitting outside is preferable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MratingsVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great ambiance and food. Lead server was good but staff neglected to provide amuse bouche which was disappointing as diners to our left and right received theirs
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - not heavy
    Lynn
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everyone in our group is pretty gluten-free and sugar-free. The menu was perfect for us. Fabulous salads and appetizers. We really liked our waiter Russell; casual, approachable and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sat Lunch
    KyleVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Julian tk exclnt care of us. It was a toss-up of whether to sit in or out & I made the choice to sit out. Having been in the cool car driving from SF for 2 hours, the outside initially felt good.When we came to dessert, we asked if we could move inside and Julian was very accommodating and with pleasure. Once we sat down, we realized nobody was really hungry for dessert but we ordered a few to share about and all were happy. The concern once inside, however, were the aggressive houseflies. So, after all, having lunch outside was the right choice...just under the trees may have been better the canopy/awning. In the end, Julian was willing to work with us for whatever our needs (even if that mean pool-side guac being brought to the tbl).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food presentation always wonderful
    DianeSail
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Solbar not only has very good food no mater when you wish to dine, but the presentation is always wonderful. We find ourselves coming back again and again when we are in Napa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solage is a best bet in Calistoga!
    LizzyL
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food and overall service was fantastic. The waitstaff was helpful with the menu and offered reccomendations at our request. The wine list is very approachable, highlighting local wineries and several price ranges. We never felt rushed and our food was perfectly timed for a relaxing evening under the moon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a drink
    Respect
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    In past food was good, had touches of molecular technique and looked like art on the plate. Now it's chunks of healthy and uninteresting food on plate. Go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • diane
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    It was lovely.............except.............I ordered decaf and it didn't come and I had to ask for it. Later, I realized that they gave me regular coffee and I was awake all night. Not too happy! Also, the coffee really wasn't very tasty. Given the price ($5) and rest of the food, I think they can do a LOT better in that department. Also, it had grounds in it and had to be sent back to be strained. The waiter was very knowledgeble and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the Napa Valley ~ incredible ambiance, excellent service... it's elegantly casual and perfect for a nice family meal or a romantic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pool-side dining
    Lovechowder
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food is fresh and delicious. Presented beautifully. Choices are divided between Hearty and Healthy. Starters were especially delicious, but all of the food was wonderful. They were able to accommodate gluten-free for my daughter who has celiac disease. We sat outside by the pool, but probably should have sat inside as it was a very hot day. The outside setting is very pretty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    DDavid
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My fiancee and I recently had brunch here before heading out to do some wine tasting and I would have to say that it was such a good recommendation from a friend. The ambiance outside (close to the pool) was quite and peaceful in the morning. The food was excellent especially the crab dish that was served to me (I apologize for forgetting the name of the dish). The restaurant serves freshly squeezed orange juice, which is always a plus. Lastly, the service was outstanding making us feel welcome and the staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch in the Wine Country
    Balboalass
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great resort in the Calistoga Area. Good for families. Close to wineries and the town. Cozy feel with a great California vibe. Great cocktails and lunch menu. Service was good for our large party and no rushing the patrons out the door. It does have a limited menu so the picky eater might not be as happy as the foodies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 128 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1226 reviews are from the Solbar - Solage Calistoga reviews archive.
  • Food Good. Service Terrible.
    blainebVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Dinner at Solage was terrible. Service was horrible. Took 1/2 hourto get anyone to take our drink order. Then more than 15 minutes before they brought the champagne. Had to remind them we had an 8:00 reservation. And find a hostess to seat us. 2 1/2 hours for dinner--not spaced out for our enjoyment. Lots of people working there but clearly no one in charge. A host brought us the champagne and glasses. The sommelier cleared our dinner dishes-when have you ever seen that. Very disappointing choice to celebrate an anniversary. We heard anecdotally the next day from masseuse that Will Smith had got so disgusted with service he walked out. Over and over again someone would take an order or request & disappear for 15 or 20 minutes. Too strange.
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  • amazing lunchtime in the valley
    MaxwellDone
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    my girlfriend has a 6th sense for nice places. we had heard of Solage and sol bar and seen it as we drove by but we stopped for lunch and found a new favorite spot. we are surely coming back for a weekend to stay and definitely dine here again. The chilled corn soup was to die for, the lemon aoli with the seasoned fries was delish ( I asked for more!) and the tuna sandwich with kimchi was particularly taisty. and I have had quite a few seared tuna sandos. Cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food nice atmosphere
    alexVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was excellent. Service was great. Wine list is extensive and even comprises several flights. This is an affordable place to dine if you are visiting the wine country or for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our "go to" in Calistoga! Found the wine pour this year to be a tad "light". Had bigger pours at the "tastings" we had at two other wineries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So So for Solbar
    kimkim
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Apparently Solbar has difficulties with receiving Open Table reservations; they are either lost in the ether world or they come in for a different time. Even though i showed them my confirmation number and time, they had it down as a different time. At least they had it. We sat outside. Pretty but loud. Our waiter was so so, not attending to us in a timely manner. The food was extremely pricey - $40 for fried chicken! My truffle pasta was verrrrrry truffly. My quinoa starter was on a bed of avacado cream which was extremely salty. It's a pretty setting with lovely bocce courts.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mensch1
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    service was very attentive. waiter was particular helpful in recommending an appetizer and special entree for the evening. When he discovered that it was my wife's birthday a duo of waiters brought out my wife's bread pudding dessert with a lit birthday candle which was a nice touch. Given that it was a warm summer evening it was a perfect night for sitting outside in their patio with a nice breeze flowing through. all dishes were fresh and exquisitely prepared, especially appetizers. Would definitely return for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and pricey
    GdokVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Solage is an expensive place. It's really beautiful, but there comes a point when it's egregious. I've been to the spa a handful of times, but this is the first time I went to Solbar. The food is lovely and refined. It is; however, incredibly expensive for what you get. Lunch for 2 was $80, and there was very little actual food. It was a good thing I had a massive scone on my way up there, or I would have been very hungry after lunch.
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  • Inconsistant, I wanted to love it..
    JenRecommendsVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The service was excellent, that is the high point. MY meal was delicious: roasted peach appy & my ribeye was Prime cut & cooked to perfection. The problem was, my husband ordered the exact same entree. His was completely different. If mine cut was prime, his was only choice cut. At best.Not only were the cuts COMPLETELy different looking (even the waiter looked a little surprised), they tasted completely different, which is unacceptable in a restaurant of this quality, especially with 2 same entrees being served at the same table. We shared mine, he left 1/2 on the plate. Also, the music choice at 8pm? Awful, felt like they were still in afternoon bar mode. Sorry guys, but consistancy is key in the restaurant biz.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing Father's Day
    BirthdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The outdoor seating was perfect for lunch on Fathers Day. The Petrale fish tacos were yummy. Ahi burger and chicken paillard also excellent. Kids menu has a lot of choices. My 6 yr old loves this restaurant. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Father's Day lunch. Seated immediately on lovely patio. Waiter made appreciated suggestions. Creative food combinations, excellently prepared. Great for flexitarians (semi-vegetarian) A favorite place for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Lovely place for a nice dinner - especially outside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Courtyard setting, fine food
    Jamie13
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Nice hotel setting, outside dining; limited menu but very nice choices. Salad was really wonderful. Highly recommend. Wine was expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative food overlooking a pool
    GInnyVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We ate outside on a June evening. It was quiet and beautiful if a bit chilly. The heaters helped. The service was outstanding. The chicken with chicken sausage and porcini was succulent. The sardines a treat. The lamb which included a confit piece was wonderful! The pork belly had a lot of meat making it more of a pork than a belly, but tasty. This is fast becoming a favorite go to place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • One of my favorites
    MichelinStarHunterVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The service was impeccable, the food and serene scenery, perfect! For breakfast, try the best pancakes in wine country: lemon ricotta pancakes! Could I please have the recipe?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place to go
    Gregg
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Love the food, service and casual experience at Sol Bar. The drinks were awesome try the sun burn margarita. The entrees were excellent and the staff very accommodating. Love the Sol Bar will continue to frequent it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off their game
    Disappointing
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    From the outset, things were off at Solbar. We arrived early by 15 minutes or so, but there were many empty tables. The hostess asked us to sit and proceeded to forget about us, so I had to go back to ask if there was a reason she wasn't seating us and she claimed she was waiting for menus to come back (with half empty tables?). Then, she wanted to put us at the very worst table, the lonely table in the corner next to the kitchen, but I requested a better table. Our food was not great. I ordered the shrimp lettuce tacos and they were too one note and acidic. My friend ordered the spinach wrap hummus but needed salt and siracha or she said it would have been boring. We split the bruschetta, which they forgot about and it was too salty.
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  • Meh
    MarinGirl
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We come to Solbar twice a year, usually for brunch or lunch, and it is normally outstanding. Today it seemed that the staff was a little off, as was the food. The bartender and servers seemed very harried and kept forgetting things. Orders were mixed up due to lack of attention. Food was ok, but not as outstanding as it could be, with one exception: the bacon! The fruit was iffy. Seasoning was off. And, sadly, our favorite donut holes were raw inside. Hoping this was just an off-day, and not sign of a decline!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oasis in the Wine Country
    FiFiVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Exceptional service from the bar to our dining staff. Delicious bar menu with shrimp wraps to start our meal. The Halibut, Chicken, Lamb and Filet were each distinctive with bites shared around the table. The outdoor dining was magical with the lighting and the table side heaters. It was overall an exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So wrong
    Cherietoo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Solbar lacks in so many ways, the ambience is so off for wine country it looks pre fab.and sterile like a barn with no style. The minimalist look makes everything seem so canned. We had a reservation for 6 pm on friday evening and the restaurant was empty inside and outside. Really - Our server was very good as well as the food, but not excellent by any means. I am perplexed as to how people are fooled when it comes to the reviews. We were in and out of the restaurant in less than 1 hour how boring for us, plus it never filled. It seems to me that everyone wants to jump on the band wagon to give it kudos when it is not that type of restaurant. Do a little research and I'm sure you can figure out something better in wine country.
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  • Fancy and delicious lunch, but...
    DevoVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The food was awesome; the location is divine; the setting is beautiful...my only complaint is that I plainly stated on my Open Table reservation that it was my birthday that day, and SolBar did not acknowledge that in any way. I wasn't expecting a free lunch, but it would have been nice to have SOMEONE from SolBar say something to me, like thanking us for choosing their restaurant as the place to celebrate my birthday. Oh well... Besides that, everything else was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first visit here
    Choi1386
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Table with direct sunlight shall add some umbrella that could be more enjoyable during lunch.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Disappointment
    3dtupokid
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I persuaded my friend to cancel reservation at Auberge du Soleil to try out Solbar which had same rating as Soleil. Solbar offers diner's food with fancy names at inflated prices. The signature dish, Lucky Pig, was a big disappointment: dry, chewy & tasteless. Service was erratic as our waiter had to run about with our table inside the dining room & tables outside in the patio. One wonders how it got its ratings & rave reviews!
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  • Too expensive
    allaboutexperience
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We enjoyed the experience of dining at Solbar, but quite frankly I was appalled at the cost of our lunch. There were 3 of us and the lunch came to $315! I only had 2 appetizers. Pours of wine were minimal and $20 each. We will not be back. We live in Santa Rosa and come from Napa and after we left this experience reiterated why we left Napa....
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Relaxation
    WaytogoVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere Very great preparations with professional staff
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Lucky Pig
    danocs
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Ordered the lucky pig for me and the Mrs. Does require a bit of assembly but I'm used to using my hands to eat. So no biggie. Outstanding pig. cooked awesomely with an asian style. Like a korean BBQ with lettuce to wrap the meat and eating it. Condiments was suitable and matched perfectly. highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Upscale Dining Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My recommendation would be that it's good for those seeking a well prepared meal from a varied menu, appreciate a boutique restaurant with accomplished chefs, and who recognize the benefit that professional waiters provide when ordering.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Casual elegance!
    WineWhiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a very special experience that leaves a big impression. The service is excellent & the preparation of the food is unique. I discovered layers if interesting flavors in every tasty dish I ordered. I can't wait until my next visit...
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.