Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer

Urban Farmer

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://urbanfarmerportland.com/
  • Phone: 5032224900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Happy Hour: Everyday: 3pm - 6pm
    Sunday - Thursday: 10pm - 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 12am
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Christianson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer many semi-private and private dining spaces for receptions or dinner from 10 to 80 guests.
  • Special Events: Please visit our Facebook page.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th and 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: We are located right on the Max Line at the Pioneer Place stop as well as the Steetcar Pioneer Place stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: In addition to offer valet, there are 2 parking garages within one block of our location: Star Park located at SW 6th and Alder as well as Smart Park located at SW 4th and Morrison.
A word from Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel, a luxury collection property, Urban Farmer features refined dining in an elegantly understated atmosphere. Prime Beef, dry aged in-house, takes center stage alongside locally grown vegetables hand-carried to the kitchen door. Local wines, many of which are organic and biodynamic, round out a stellar beverage program that Portland's own crafted Spirits. Classic cocktails, refined urban setting, with panoramic city views as seen from the lovingly restored verandas that line the Historic Meier & Frank Building, circa 1909. Whether you desire a quick, delicious country-style breakfast, a "locavore" lunch featuring Oregon's bounty, or dinner and drinks for 2 to 20 in Urban Farmer's artistically designed dining room, we look forward to serving you with homespun grace and warmth.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Urban Farmer reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)special occasion (70)good for groups (45)romantic (43)great for brunch (40)great for lunch (29)notable wine list (28)hot spot (20)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Cudos
    dihughesVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    First to our server Ashley. She was great!!! After our last great brunch I dropped an email to UF praising them for their food and service. The Dining manager was kind enough to reply and said he would send a gift certificate to help defray the cost of trying their dinner service. Sounded great, but alas the certificate never came. I told Ashley and through some string pulling got part of my meal comped. As to the meal, it was great! I had their Cheese biscuit with sausage gravy, My wife had the panna cotta and my daughter had the quiche. All were expertly prepared and presented. All in all a very pleasing brunch experience. I will make a further attempt to try their dinner service in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great place
    Rbyrd
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The place is spacious! 50 foot ceiling inside the hotel. Gourmet menu, great food and excellent service. And don't skip dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic find.
    Silkandbourbon
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I very recently had a quiet birthday dinner here with my boyfriend, food was fantastic as anticipated. Mac & cheese as a side was to die for. Tuna steak was okay, not as moist / tender / flaky as I had hoped, wash't particularly fond of the sides which were served cold personal preference. 28 day aged tenderloin was delicious (massive 18oz I believe) -- no side. Ambiance is perfection --- Comparable to Black + Blue Steakhouse in Vancouver, BC if you are familiar. As a birthday treat they surprised me with a yummy cheesecake brûlée. Bonus! Highly recommend, a great place to grab a drink, or enjoy the whole deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but great flavors
    PDX123
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Urban Farmer so so known as a steakhouse but neither my husband or I are big beef eaters. I had the chicken and he had the pork. The Parker house rolls and cornbread were so delicious I didn't have much room for my dinner but there were enough leftovers to make dinner last night for both off us with some added veggies. My husband's pork was delicious but quite fatty and it was hard to see the fat as it's fairly dark. The flavor was outstanding. With the steak, sides are ala carte but our entrees included risotto ( with the chicken) and fruit (with the pork) making it a complete meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban Farmer excels again
    Allen
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I've been to most of the well-known steak restaurants in town, and this is my favorite. The food and service are top-notch. I prefer the ambiance of some other places in Portland (it's a little trendy), but the steak here is pretty much unmatched. The sides were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful all around!
    AugustBreeze
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was wonderful! I had the Oregon beef hash, and it was tender and very flavorful. The wait staff was polite and attentive, but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique location in the center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Unique location in the center of a hotel floor with skylight from the roof. The service wasn't an issue. My dish was chicken with a cheesy risotto which I did enjoy, and my husband had fish which he didn't care for. So many of the local restaurants make such complex dishes, and it's too much for our taste. No, we don't eat at McDonalds, but perhaps we're more purist in our palettes.
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  • Great local steaks, even better
    NWfoodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great local steaks, even better sides. Food quality was amazing (I have never seen marbling in a piece of beef like was in the Wagyu ribeye). Preparation was spot on. Service was outstanding. The only problem we had was not having enough room to order all the things we wanted to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Non-standard steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    "Non-standard" is a compliment. The variety of styles-of-feeding - not just a selection of cuts - combined with the knowledgeable advice of our waiter made everyone happy with their steak choices. (She who likes blue-rare selected a leaner, grass-fed cut. She who likes medium-well selected a grain-fed cut.) Look at the menu before selecting this place, and consider whether the selection (mostly beef, in rather large cuts) and prices are appropriate for you and your guests. (My vegan sister won't go there. My paleo-diet sister probably would.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu....execution less
    Manunited
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Departure was my guest's choice for her birthday/ work lunch, but happy to take Urban Farmer as her second choice. I'll get to the point...the place is just odd, nice, but disjointed. The food sounds incredible, but it's just ok and the portions are incredibly small. I don't need Cheesecake Factory portions, but I expect more for the excessive prices. We like the creative dessert menu, but they too were only ok. I have to say the tuna sandwich sounded great, but it wasn't. The roll it comes on drown ends out any flavor or consistency from the fish. What a disappointment! The real saving grace was our excellent server. She was fantastic and had a great and very sincere attitude.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a bit.
    couple
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Had an entree here for lunch just a few hours prior, so I ordered 2 samples of cheeses and shellfish bisque. Cheeses were nicely paired with honey, jam, fruit, marcona almonds and housemade crackers. Very tasty. Shellfish Bisque was good. Very nice atmosphere. Even though I was eating alone, I was seated in an area where I could feel a part of the atmosphere without feeling self-conscious or apart. Servers were terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late lunch.
    couple
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    i had the Fontina Rissotto for lunch. It was very good. Portion was slight. Service was very good. Atmosphere was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Birthday!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I brought a group of 9 artists friends here for a birthday brunch and everyone loved the restaurant and the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with the ladies
    Brunch
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We had an amazing brunch. Our server was quite snippy but we were able to look past it because the food was excellent. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My experience at Urban Farmer
    GizmoCouple
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Was impressed with how it all worked out for us. I am delighted that my mortars were taken into consideration. That's a big. A++ on my rating! The fact that we were also able to get a tour was something different and learn that some if the suppliers for the restaurant are people we know. The service was awesome and you didn't feel hurried at all. I've already posted a blog about this place the moment I was there! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak!
    Jjjj
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Multiple choices and delicious cuts of meat. Server a bit pretentious, but outside of that--best meal my wife and I have had in years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    i had been looking forward to trig this place out for a long time and finally did for our anniversary. the drinks and sides were really good. the steaks, not so much. for a 50.00 steak i expected a bit more. i had to salt every bite to get some flavor out of it. the ringside is so much better than this place. we enjoyed the atmosphere but probably won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect business breakfast spot
    Business
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The setting is comfortable, with dining set far apart enough that you are not immediately next to other diners. Service is attentive and adequate w/o hovering. Best eggs Benedict in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak with seasoning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Finally a steakhouse that uses seasonings on their steak!!! I would recommend this restaurant for dinner, we have been here about a half dozen times and it is always good. They have a wide variety of quality steaks. I would have given them a five star, but I think when you serve steaks al la carte, you are putting yourself into a Mortons, Ringside group and limiting what creative cooking accompanying side dishes. Those days are gone...If you are going to charge 50 bucks for a steak, charge 60 and add the sides. We also did not notice a difference in the 21 aged steak, in fact we did a 8 person taste test, and 6 chose the cheaper tenderloin that was not aged. Just a little tip.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Jason
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went for Valentines Day dinner and it was great. Service was excellent! Food was amazing! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get what you pay for
    Kwokamole
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It's on the pricey side but the atmosphere and food are well worth it. Service was attentive. Location is prime. Class act all around. Swanky and sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent with some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was excellent with some unique choices. The ambiance was not what I expected for a restaurant of this caliber. Tables are very close together (you clearly hear the conversations next to you because you are all basically sitting together. Service was good but we were rushed towards the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    solomongrundy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and i went to Urban Farmer for Valentines day. The New York steak was delicious. I would say the second best steak i have had in the US so far (1st is Ox). The service was friendly and professional and an overall good vibe. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the top amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Experienced valentines dinner with them and executed tremendously. Returned for brunch the next day. Highly recommend both!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Wonderful Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had an amazing time. I have never tasted better food. Every item I tried was crazy delicious. The place has a great atmosphere and friendly staff. If you can afford it, this is the place to be in Oregon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Service a
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great. Service a little slow, though it was valentines day. Portions were large. Pricey but worth it for that special day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local focus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great modern American food with focus on local and organic ingredients. Home-made baked goods particularly enticing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food and service were spot on. We went for a special occasion and had one of the best meals of our lives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Great Service
    Psige
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The Cheese Man was awesome and Meredith Is a true talent! Thank you for a great evening
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Maryann
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food, wait staff, and atmosphere are all very good. Our group had both steak and fish. Everyone raved about their meals and side dishes. The cocktails were also well made with fresh ingredients and quality liquor. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable. We never felt rushed, even though we were talking a lot were slow to decide on our dinners. We will most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    MsCJ
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Went for my niece's 22 birthday. Lovely tasting menu and fabulous tangy orange soufflé with chocolate sauce for the birthday surprise. Urban Farmer Is turning out to be one of my favorite downtown Portland restaurants for lunch Or weekend brunch. And they take reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You guys kill it every time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    You guys kill it every time. Danny does a great job managing the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday bliss
    Eliza
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Four for dinner in the exquisite open air feel of Urban Farmer. Everything was purely excellent. Food fresh and well prepared. Thank you adding to a great birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban farmer is a great lunch
    Mark
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Urban farmer is a great lunch spot for downtown Portland business meetings. It's centrally located and and the service is fast and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Nice ambience, a wait-staff with excellent menu knowledge and the meats/fish are presented well. The a la carte style also provides good sharing selections for either a business dinner or meal with friends, family or a date.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice setting inside hotel
    AlOregon
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Nice setting inside hotel complex. Relatively spendy for Portland - close to $100 each including sides and appetizers. Service was excellent except server forgot blood orange hollandaise sauce for crab side. When asked, she went to check but forgot to check. Got sauce after meal was over. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great very expensive food
    anniversarycouple
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We loved the food at Urban Farmer. The waitress was amazing and was great even when I sent my tuna back since I do like my tuna cooked (sorry to all that like the semi raw status). We ordered the tuna and my husband had the steak. You have to also order a salad and side since they aren't included in the entree price so with sharing a salad, side, dessert and a drink each we spent over $150 for the two of us. That is out of our comfort zone for a meal for two, but the atmosphere was amazing, the service was great and the food was pretty good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A 10 for the nines
    DharperVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We made our reservation on Open Table and were led right in to a very nice table. My son and I love a good steak and my wife decided on the chicken. My son and I were amazed at how great the steak was, I might go as far as to say the best in Portland. My wife's chicken on the other hand was far to smoky in flavor, the bone was out so the chicken seemed dry. They had a great wine list including the hard to find "Cherry Pie". As we try to find a new location every visit we were happy to have tried this location. The other restaurant at the hotel, Departures, is equally as enjoyable.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great weekend brunch
    BreakfastEater
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This was my second visit to Urban Farmer for weekend brunch. The food is really excellent - delicious homemade English muffins and a perfect Bloody Mary! A bit more of a hipster place than I usually like, but the service is friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great trendy restaurant
    Sushi
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Only hesitation is limited menu. Great ambience, fun, adult place for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.