The Park Bistro & Bar
The Park Bistro & Bar

The Park Bistro & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://parkbistroandbar.com/
  • Phone: 9252837108x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Sunday: 7:00am - 9:30am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Adam Carpenter
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and onsite parking is complementary with reservations. Street parking also available.
A word from The Park Bistro & Bar
The Park Bistro & Bar showcases only the freshest, local and organically grown produce as well as naturally raised meats and line-caught fish. Executive Chef Adam Carpenter has created an approachable, yet inventive menu, presenting a French twist on American fare. With a wholesome and earthy quality, many dishes elevate “comfort” food. Natural light from the romantic inner fountain courtyard, intimate alcoves, a large communal table and versatile private dining spaces. Rustic stone floors, natural wood tables, leather seating and an original art program create a warm and inviting, yet grand and inspiring, space that will create the most memorable dining experience in Lafayette. The Park Bar overlooks the recently renovated covered patio with an adjacent outdoor terrace featuring two fire pits offering both dining and casual lounge seating year round. The Park Bar offers guests traditional bar fare, a selection of artisanal beers and wines by the glass, and classic cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Park Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (36)great for lunch (36)good for groups (33)great for brunch (28)romantic (24)great for outdoor dining (24)vibrant bar scene (17)notable wine list (12)scenic view (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Amazing Food & Service
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Stopped in on Friday night after work. We Had made a reservation while sitting on Bart. Haven’t been here for years, and we were surprised for the change. The place had a great buzz and was fun and lively. We ordered a bunch of food. Some of the best things were the Beet salad, Seafood Carbonara, and a fun “Amuse” the chef sent out. A tuna confit in a French cheese puff. Also since the food was so great the service had to matched as well, and it did. Over all a great way to end the week. We will be back for more. Word is the house made vegetarian black bean burger is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get enough of The Park
    DoubleO
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Just really have become a fan of this restaurant. I like how you can have different experience, in the bar for a great martini by the fireplace, on the patio for some alfresco dining or in the main dinning room for a great meal overlooking the majestic fountain courtyard. I haven't had a bad food experience from bar snacks to filet mignon, I really enjoy a few of their healthy items also like the quinoa salad and house made veggie burger. Service always friendly and attentive also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise Level
    PAPILLONNOIRVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Explanation on the noise level. The bar area is energetic and vibrant, but the dining room was quiet and better for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confusion re: menu
    2good2eat
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    When I booked the reservation I looked at the menu. In addititon to the fixed price brunch there was a lunch menu. When I arrived i asked to see the lunch menu, and after discussion with the waiter and a manager ( I think that is who she was) we were told it was not available. They said the kitchen could not accommodate doing the lunch menu. The brunch was well done, just more food than I wanted, and was more than I had expected to pay for lunch. Service was spotty. Seems communication between the wait staff and back staff was poor. The waited did appoligize when informed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected!
    PdotVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We dined here for the first time in years, because it was convenient and the menu looked interesting. After starting with salads that were good, but uninspired (the beets were undercooked, for example), we were wowed by our entrees. The lamb t-bone was delicious, perfectly prepared to order, and the green beans and potatoes dauphin were great as sides. My spouse had the salmon on the prix fixe menu and loved it, including the winter-appropriate beans and chard that came with. Try the butterscotch pot du creme for dessert. Service was attentive and easy-going and the wine list matched well with the menu. All-in-all, we would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WE WILL BE BACK!
    devinedine1VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Wow..what a wonderful lunch we enjoyed at your delightful bistro! It was hard to decide what to order with so many delicious options to choose from! I entitle this "We will be back!:...your chef has made it too tempting not to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprised
    infrequentflyer
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My husband and I took my father out for dinner. We anticipated a decent meal but were surpised how great the meals were. I started off with the soup, flavor amazing, but just a little cool. The delivery is nice but they might consider heating the bowls since they serve the soup at your table. I had the flank steak, my husband the braised short rib and my father the carbonara. The braised short rib won the prize for delivery and tenderness but all three were excellent. The butterscotch pudding was a stroll down memory lane, rich wonderful and gone quickly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We enjoyed our experience immensely! We felt as though we were valued guests, not first time visitors. Everyone, from the greeters to the waitstaff, to the young men bussing the tables made it a lovely experience. My husband, at one time, was a Director of Engineering for the Four Seasons Hotel, so we know good service. This was good service And the food was delicious! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    ebake
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Experience was excellent -- food and service were both great. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu items, and was very patient with us. It was our first time at this restaurant and there was absolutely no feeling like we were being rushed out. We tried a variety of items, including starters, soups, four entree's and two desserts and were pleased with everything we ate. Our reservation time was 5:00 pm and we were able to enjoy the experience at our leisure for over 3 hours. Dessert was ah-mazing, so don't miss out on the creme brûlée or the butterscotch pot de creme.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    TMarie
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Love that the Restaurant menu has merged with the Bistro and the same delicious food is offered wherever you are seated. Love the remodeled restaurant, previously I was a confirm bar foodie and never bothered with the over-priced boring food in the restaurant section, Service from our waitress was wonderful, but several servers had to locate the hostess for me to be seated. Noise level was so bad that the waitress could not even hear to take our order. We were shouting at each other to be heard and even asked if the decorate drape panels on either side of our banquette could be drawn to reduce the noise. No such luck. It put a serious damper on an otherwise delightful lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the crab cake. Excellent!
    3timesthecharm
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Had the crab cake. Excellent! Also, we were celebrating a birthday and they offered a complementary dessert beautifully displayed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Asset
    SeanC
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    We had a large family dinner. The options were simple but very good. Service was excellent and the location was best as my out of town parents stayed upstairs. I noticed the bar scene was really active that will motivate me to come back for a drink after work.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will return
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Had the opportunity to go more than once during my short stay and the food was great. Planning to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    Andy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The restaurant staff made our anniversary special from the moment we walked in the door. We loved the service food, ambience, everything!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro reboot
    eatitorbeatit
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Used to love eating lunch at the Bistro, but my recent dinner experience left me feeling a little let down. The prices are higher than expected, and the new decor (at least in the back room where we were seated) did not have an inviting feel. They seem to be going for a chic monochromatic French look, but really it just feels "blah". The wine menu was okay, but the food menu seemed limited, and again, the prices were just too high. I will say that the French Onion soup lived up to its reputation: delicious and authentic! :)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to Dine
    cjlima
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Food and wine list is excellent. Service is over the top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good hotel restaurant
    Weluvmeat
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We both had the short ribs, and they were excellent. The carrot purée read a little too much like baby food. The baby carrots were shaved into balls which included too much of the embedded stem at the top of a carrot, giving them more the taste of the stem--kinda yuck. The beet horseradish was a nice revelation. The decor is typical of any higher-end hotel restaurant and had a subtle bird theme -- a personal fav of mine. We felt a little on the young side of its clientele and we are in our late 40s. Seemed more like a $$$, not the $$ as advertised. We'll probably take the in-laws when they come to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to expectations
    RestcriticVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We had heard about the new Park Bistro from friends and wanted to give it a try. The ambience was soothing with light blue colors and ivory woodwork, reminiscent of an east coast country club feel. The food, however, was unexceptional. My burger was over cooked. Service was slow and our waitress smiled with a forced friendliness that didn't feel genuine. Hopefully, they will pull it together as it would be a great neighborhood spot in Lafayette.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deep flavors in the sauces/soups.
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Deep flavors in the sauces/soups. The meats were cooked to just the right level of doneness. The top chef was in the house. The waiter was very helpful and knew exactly what was in the dishes. I had the flat iron chicken and my husband the short ribs and they were both very flavorful with rich sauces. I would come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Received gift card
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We received a gift card so we tried it out. What made this amazing was the company of friends. It was funny when they would come and check in with us, ask if we needed anymore coffee or water, which we did, but did not return until 30 mins later.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Park Bistro & Bar
    Crazee4Dogz
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Formerly the Duck Club, this restaurrant continues to be a nice, romantic evening out. Went there recently for a romantic dinner & the ambience is perfect for tableside flirting. Food is good but not outstanding with a limited menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Great, Service Needs Work
    HappyVisitorVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This is a top-notch restaurant with below average to slightly above-average staff. On a recent visit we were told when we called ahead that a table was ready for us, but when we arrived we waited 10 minutes to be seated. Once seated we waited 5+ minutes for someone to ask if we wanted anything to drink. The waitress was unusually brusque and cold in asking us if we were ready to order. She rushed up and conveyed an air of "can't you see that I'm busy - what do you want?", with a remarkably imperious and officious attitude, that you rarely see in the service industry. We did not see her again until 75% through our meal when she asked if all was ok. That said, she was quite friendly in giving us our check which said to us, - bye-bye!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but a special treat
    Maureen
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We ordered mac'n'cheese appetizer, which had butternut squash, a fondue-like cheese and spinach mixed in with two pork belly strips on top. It was rich and so tasty. I ordered short ribs. Heaven. Flavorful, tender. Dining companion ordered seafood carbonara with smoked salmon. That was also great. For dessert, we had molten chocolate cake and vanilla bean ice cream with caramel sauce and also the butterscotch pots de creme. The butterscotch was the most intense thing I've ever tasted. It was rich and sweet and perfect. Good wine, good Scotch (Oban 14 y.o.). It was a world-class meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time!
    caprich
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Group of five of us selected the Park Bistro for a holiday lunch; nice place for groups (large or small).......festive hotel decorations for the holidays; easy parking (either valet or self-parking); convenient location - immediately off the freeway. We were seated ON TIME and were provided with prompt service throughout!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 12.19.13
    DaveK288
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Calamari: A Flatbread Pizza: A Crab Cakes: B French Dip Sandwich: A+ Choc Lava Cake w/ Vanilla Ice Cream: A Service: A Atmosphere: A-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Park Bistro
    Orebeta66
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Overall experience was very good. Reservation time honored, service was excellent, food was good and plentiful
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Bar restauranrt
    36tennis
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Great for lunch or dinner....the onion soup is the best in the East Bay...the salmon dish was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner !
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This is a wonderful place to have dinner. The food, service, and ambience were absoluteky superb ! The steak frites and the seafood carbonara were fantastic as well as the salad and dessert ! Our server was so conscientious and made sure that everyone in our party was happy. We shall return !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice hotel with picturesque
    Fightingwebfoot1
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Very nice hotel with picturesque lobby. Restaurant was crowded but alcove tables ideal for conversations. Staff recognized our reunion with friends and were unobtrusive except as needed. Nice experience. Steve
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great remodel
    eliza226
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Went for lunch and the place was packed and festive. Service was great and the menu looked good as well. The food was good, not great but we only ordered one thing from the menu so hard to judge. Will definitely go back as the room is nicely redone and not nearly as stuffy as it was before. Bar looks fun as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as cozy as it used to be.....
    TheatreGoer
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    A little too 'Industrial' now....loss of the club chairs, that cozy library feel. The salads at the prices are a joke. $10 for an Entree salad that is the size of a bread plate and consists of mostly lettuce....very so-so
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good 'casual-plus' place
    Roger
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Very good place for a fine, well served yet casual dinner. Nice setting, upscale table settings, and very nice ambience. The major down grade is the clientele not the restaurant. Accepting tee shirts and loud behavior disrespectful of other diners distracts from the experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger cravings
    1967ogVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Went from a friends recondition , I ordered the burger and it do not disappoint . Also had the soup of te day and Ahi tartar . All the food was great, service a little slow and the restaurant needs some updating. But good overall
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Wait service
    walaf
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Food was great. Wait service was mixed up serving both first and main course. Coffee was gxx awful not worthy of otherwise fine food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Bistro menu
    nikm
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Several months ago the old Duck Club restaurant became the Park Bistro with a new menu and decor.I love the changes in both.I highly recommend this restaurant.We have been there several times since the change over and each meal has been great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lamorinda Gem
    Elzie
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The Park Bistro has done a very nice redecorating job. They continue to do a delightful happy hour in the bar.The lunch menu is good with standards as well as hot entrees, salads and appetizers. The service was excellent even though they were very busy. The menu is now the same in the front bar area as well as the main dining area in the rear. They still have the private room available for small groups. The new long table for groups in the back is a very modern addition. Valet parking is available as well as garage self park.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience, good service
    RickBVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Great ambience, good service and food. A little noisy but partly due to the size of the crowd. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, a nice place. Feels
    Localg
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Overall, a nice place. Feels over priced for what you experience. Tab for two was over $200 because wine is marked up so high. Good was good, creative however not 'wow' to equate to our tab.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    nonieVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    I was disappointed The Park Bistro didn't honor my request to sit in the fireplace room. The mushroom soup was bland and luke warm. The chicken was very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for business lunch
    LamorindanVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    If you want a vey nice, quiet place to talk, the Park Bistro is ideal. The waitstaff was very solicitous and also never rushed us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet