Max's Tavern
Max's Tavern
  • Address:
    Basketball Hall of Fame
    1000 W. Columbus Blvd.
    Springfield, MA 01105
    Neighborhood:
    Springfield, MA
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

Max's Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://maxtavern.com/
  • Phone: 4137466299
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Roberge
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rooms available to accommodate from 14 to 400 people. Movie Theater is also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Bombard 4137463003
  • Special Events: From a business meeting to a five course wine dinner,

    Max’s Tavern can accommodate your celebration.

    We specialize in creating exceptional and memorable events through our fine food as well as wine and professional, courteous staff.

    Thank you for choosing Max’s Tavern for your special event,

    we look forward to serving you.

    Facility Capacity

    -The Crown Room can accommodate up to 34 guests.

    (minimum of 20 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 25 Guests Friday and Saturday)

    -The Chef’s Table can accommodate up to 14 guests comfortably for a sit down function.

    (minimum of 10 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 14 Guests Friday and Saturday)

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: -We offer ample free parking directly in front of Max’s Tavern as well as free parking in the Basketball Hall of Fame garage under the building.
A word from Max's Tavern
Hartford's premier restaurant group has opened in Springfield, Massachusetts at the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Basketball Hall of Fame, Max's Tavern promises to deliver the same dining experience that our Connecticut customers have come to know and expect. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Max's Tavern innovative menu will feature contemporary American cuisine including some of Max's favorite "Chop House" classics. Max is the exclusive caterer for all Hall of Fame special events. Host your next function on Center Court, Jam Session, the Mass Mutual Room or in the private dining room of Max's Tavern. So whether you are a sports fanatic or a dining enthusiast, complete your next tour of the Hall of Fame with a trip to Max's Tavern.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Max's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (34)great for outdoor dining (28)great for lunch (27)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (26)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • very disappointed
    dancemom
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I would not recommend Max's Tavern. The bar was out of my favorite chardonnay so I asked the bartender for a recommendation. Thought she would recommend something comparable but instead she poured a glass of wine that was twice the price. Thought the food in the dining room would be of the quality of Max's Hartford but was very disappointed. The fried seafood was so greasy we just couldn't eat it. The wait staff brought the wrong dinner and when they brought the correct one, the blackened scallops were so salty that we couldn't eat those either. Would expect the bar to be noisy but the noise in the dining room was so loud that it didn't allow for normal conversation. Wish we had gone somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a GREAT experience
    JackieS
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We've been to Max's Tavern (and many of the other Max's restaurants) at many times. They are always very professional and accommodating (we have one in our group with a variety of allergies). A stop at Max's Tavern is an annual stop for us after the WGBY wine tasting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great
    cchill
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were going to a special event at the Basketball Hall of Fame and were looking for a quick dinner. We had an awesome waitress and even one of our friends who can't have gluten or dairy was able to find something to eat. I got the stout chili, which was good, and I'm so happy I also got a side dish of shredded brussel sprouts with pancetta....to DIE for, and the perfect match with chili. I love this dish so much I'm going to try to recreate it. Luckily they had a few good appetizer specials as mostly that is what we got, paired with a salad. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Satisfied
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Service was good. Our food was great except my steak was a little burnt. Overall we go to Maxs for our anniversary every year.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the second time that
    lynn
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    This was the second time that I have visited Max's Tavern and it was as awesome as the first experience!! Will be back as there are a few other items on the menu that I am dying to try!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    nevergoout
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Max's Tavern has a 2 page menu, but the choices are great! The sides they offer are different and delicious. I had a steak which was grilled perfectly and had great flavor. My wife went with the salmon, and was also extremely happy with the dish. Max's is well worth the money and provides a very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our second time to Max's in
    jrs155
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Our second time to Max's in a week and both times were super. Have to try the tuna tacos if you like tuna. Great selection of wines to choose from as well. looking forward to going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Max's not like it used to be
    Dinesoutoften
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I haven't been to Max's in awhile and the food just wasn't what't it used to be. The Caesar salad was very plain and lacking taste. The chicken dinner I ordered came with potatoes that were under cooked/hard and, grits that were supposed to be cheese grits that had no taste at all. I hate to write a bad review but that chicken dinner was disappointing and so was the Caesar I think I will stick to my old favorites .... Storrowtown and East Side Grill. I was also embarrased because I had brought in a relative from out of Town and, had raved about Max's. Fortunately he had the filet mignon and, he found that part of the meal to his liking. I think Max's is okay if you order beef.
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  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I ordered a chopped salad with grilled shrimp and my husband had the steak. The salad was 20.00 and had two shrimp chopped up in it and the steak was very tough. Very disappointed. Will not go back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We just keep coming back.
    MyDineVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We return again and again. My wife and I feel it is where to get the best steaks. Menu has lots of variety fit for any palate. Desserts, specials, wine and a reasonable beer list. Good atmosphere and service is very good though not as good as all the rest. Have to ask for bread - not offered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst!
    Pammy
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    This was the worst dinner I've ever had at Max's! There were two of us dining and we both ordered the price fixe dinner of prime rib. It was so tough you could barely even cut it! They gave you a popover with it, but I'm afraid that no one knows what a real popover is! This was just something about the size of a golf ball and it was burnt to a crisp! We've had the same waiter on previous visits and sorry yo say he was as bad this timid as he was the first time we had him. Very disappointed in our entire dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food poor music
    Eat2often
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    While the food was good and the service was ok, the music choice to play Journey loudly made the evening less than stellar. Having dined here many times this visit was disappointing. We expected an evening of dining in a fine place but the ambiance was that of a chain restaurant. It may have been an off night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fillet I ever had.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was top notch and our meals were done to perfection with wonderful presentation. I was in heaven as I savored my crab cake topped fillet. The meals are a bit pricy so I wouldn't eat here too often but the quality is there so I will come back. My only disappointment was in the dessert. The chocolate cake sounded decadent but I found it dry and not very flavorful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food has been more mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Food has been more mediocre that most restaurants that charge those prices. Wouldn't describe the food as horrible but I was unimpressed. Had chicken milanese which I thought we be kind of light and had thick breading on it, was very greasy, and there must have been a good pound of chicken on the plate. Wish they gave me less chicken and focused more on the quality of the taste.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it. A little pricey but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Love it. A little pricey but worth it. Good value for the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I suggested Max 's for lunch for four for my mother's birthday because I remembered it being good food. I did not remember that so many dishes had a spicey kick. Even the squash side dish was spicey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for western mass
    Foody101
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Try the trout dish. Prime rib is the best. Good place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Night with MAX
    TomNMichele
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Perfect night, service, meal, Red Rose option for the table - a perfect Valentine's dinner for my wife and I. Never been disappointed by a night at MAX.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All I have to say is I got
    Just
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    All I have to say is I got the max cut 16 oz New York strip cooked medium and it was the best steak I ever I have been telling everyone about it and I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best time ever
    nandj4ever
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My overall experience with this place was outstanding. From the moment my husband and I arrived, everyone was nice and friendly. Being it was Valentine's Day, are food was accurate and served in a timely manner. The restaurant was beautiful and the sitting was nice. One thing I didn't like but it wasn't a big deal was my dessert. I ordered a chocolate cake and it taste as if it was sitting in the refrigerator for quite some time. All in all, had a wonderful time. Was my first time but it will definitely not be my last.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were rushed from the beginning. When paying this much for food, I expect to have a nice dining experience, not just a decent steak. The food was very good, but I must say that we felt rushed from the beginning. Our server did not really discuss the menu with us other than promoting a champagne/oysters special excessively. It felt mechanical. They also seemed to place tables just about anywhere they could to capitalize on the holiday. I have been to this restaurant before and never sat in quarters so tight. They gave up the experience to sit a few more people. This was NOT fine dining.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    limsgirl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went to our favorite restaurant on Valentine's Day. We were treated to some special attention because our prior special occasion visit was marked by a few snags that were quite unusual for this great place. Needless to say, we not only felt it totally made up for the disappointments of the prior visit, Max's surpassed itself! Food was delicious, waitress Melissa an absolute gem. Max's, please never close!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Not!
    Ling
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Simply "grilled" scallops were too salty.Fully stuffed potato was cold.Table was too small.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    Sparkjake
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Whenever we go to Max's, we know what to expect....great food, lively atmosphere and a wait, even with reservations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    Expensivenight
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Got there at 7:00 for a 7:15 reservation. Did not get seated until 7:45. Food is good but very pricey!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MAX-review
    Happydiner
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly staff, not to mention the food. The moment we walked in the door, we received a friendly greeting, and even though we were a little early for our reservation, we were seated immediately. The dining area was almost completely full, but seemed vibrant, and not to noisy at all. We could even hear the chef's calling out orders, which seemed interesting in a way and added to the atmosphere we thought. Our food, my wife had the Filet Mignon Oscar, I had the Max Cut New York Strip , was impeccable. It was cooked just as requested and was a treat to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch out for extra charges
    Bill
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Waitress brought us water and appetizer that she suggested but didn't advise us that these items had extra charges. Meal took a long time to be prepared. Baked potatoes overcooked and luke warm. My cheddar potatoes cold. I've been here many times and this time was the by far the worst. This was the first time with my family.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth stopping here
    transient
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    This experience surprised me and my guests. We expected decent but not exceptional food, and we were disappointed even in those expectations. The menu looks much better than the actual dishes proved to be. The "service" was laughable. Does not deserve the high rating in some travel sites.Recommend you look elsewhere.
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  • Very good food, convenient location
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This was our second visit in else than a month. The food is consistently excellent. They also offer a gluten-free menu. Definitely order the cajun scallops!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    ChrisfromCT
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Max Tavern lives up to the same quality I've come to expect from all of the Max restaurants - just excellent! From the minute you walk in the door, you feel like you've walked into the a place you've been 100 times before. The wait staff is always warm, friendly and the food is excellent. Another "Max" gem!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very fitting addition to
    OMalley
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    A very fitting addition to the Max restaurant line. Raises up the level of quality in Springfield restaurants and is a go-to spot. Great combination of quality in an upscale tavern feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    LisaMarieVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Waiter was not typical "Max" quality. He apparently took our table over from another waitress so things felt a little hap-hazard to begin with. Drinks took a while to get to us and didn't come out together. After rolls and soup were provided, it really went down hill. We waited forever for our meal and when I asked the waiter to please check on the meal, his reply was that it would be out in a few minutes. A few minutes turned into over 10 minutes. What made matters worse was that the waiter never checked on us, offered up apologies for the obvious lateness. One table of six people that arrived after we did finished their meal before ours even arrived--and they had salads and drinks, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat at Max's
    skobumbaltimore
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We eat here every year when in Springfield on business. Always look forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    kiminada
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    There were 4 of us in the party and we all had a delicious meal. Our waitress was excellent - checked in just the right amount but not overwhelming. Drinks were excellent and the bread pudding was amazing. The restaurant was VERY NOISEY throughout our entire meal so that was distracting. My biggest criticism was the hostess. We had reservations for 7 on a Sat night and the waiting area was super crowded. The hostess seemed overwhelmed, she didn't greet us, so anything about how long we were going to have to wait and when she called us for our table, she didn't get our name correct (Cassidy isn't too hard). But once we sat down, the rest of the evening was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Girls
    Patsy
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We were fortunate enough to be able to get a reservation. We were seated immediately. The menu items were all delicious, which made it hard to choose. Our wait person was very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and we loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short and sweet
    Genome
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We were a table of six and the guest of honor said it was the best fish she had in a very long time. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a sure bet
    Gram
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Have eaten lunch and dinner here numerous times. Waitstaff always knowledgeable and attentive. Food choices vary with many specials. have not been disappointed....consistently excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRY THE FRENCH DIP
    MillersVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    FRENCH DIP SANDWICH IS IMMACULATE.. GOOD LUNCH BUT A RUDE DININGROOM MANAGER THAT WAS SCOLDING THE KITCHEN STAFF OUT LOUD WAS A HUGE TURN OFF.
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  • Great as usual
    RVRGRL
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This is probably one of our favorite restaurants in the area - it never disappoints.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Surprisingly Superb
    JWeisbrodVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This restaurant is in the "Basketball Hall of Fame" building and we expected it to be a bar or grill type "signature" restaurant you find at other restaurants of this type (e.g. Planet Hollywood, etc.). We were quite pleasantly surprised to find this to be of much higher class than these others. Don't be fooled by the location - this is a great restaurant. I had the NY steak and it was absolutely delicious. The mushroom-potato soup was one of the best soups I have ever tasted. My wife had the seafood special with lobster, shrimp, clams, and fish in a delicious sauce. The chef here has a great sense of flavor for the palate and everything we ate was terrific.We will definitely dine here again on our next visit to the Springfield area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.