La Grenouille
La Grenouille

La Grenouille

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.la-grenouille.com/
  • Phone: 2127521495x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Theater Menu available before 6:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Noah Metnick
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: La Grenouille upstairs private room features a high ceiling, two-tiered atelier with skylight, leaded glass windows, two sets of French doors with Juliet balcony, and a wood-burning fireplace. La Grenouille upstairs party room is available for private parties, luncheons and dinners using both tiers for parties of 20 guests or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Wade Pirie 2127520652x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Fifth and Madison Avenues
  • Parking: No
A word from La Grenouille
Please visit our website for more information including menus, reviews and photos, or stop at our bar to smell the roses.
Jackets are required.
For lunches only, if the room upstairs is available, we may accommodate gentlemen who prefer not to wear jackets at lunch upstairs.
Electronic Devices, Cell phone, Blackberry, Laptop Computers... and misbehaving children are not allowed to annoy our guests. We recommend the care of a loving babysitter for the latter, and as for the use of electronic devices, we recommend another restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
La Grenouille reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)romantic (64)fit for foodies (46)notable wine list (28)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Just as expected
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We were celebrating our marriage and this was the perfect spot. We arrived early and we were immediately seated at the bar for some nice champagne. The bartender was nice and knowledgable and we enjoyed speaking to him. Dinner was amazing and the service quick and friendly, just as we expected. This will definitely be our anniversary spot.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Special Occasion Spot
    WinedoctorVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We had a nice evening at La Grenouille. We had an early 5:00 reservation in order to get to the theater. We were the only ones in the restaurant until 6:30, but it got quite busy by 7:15. The food was excellent, we both had the lobster ravioli and the lamb entrée. The soufles were wonderful. The portion sizes were large for a high end French restaurant. What stands out in my mind was the service. The service was absolutely phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Lunch
    1MaryBethVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch so much that we went back again for a second time in one week! The cheese and dessert souffles are not to be missed. They were better than I had in Paris. All male waitstaff in tuxedo attire that have all proudly served at the restaurant for years (some 30+). Impeccable, fantastic French food. There is a reason this was Jackie O's favorite restaurant. Highly recommend. Expensive so be prepared to pay $150 for a bottle of wine. Lunch pre fixe is a better deal vs. dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THIS IS A REAL OLD FASHION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    THIS IS A REAL OLD FASHION CLASSY FRENCH RESTAURANT.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Holiday lunch spot
    jocko1945VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Wonderful Holiday lunch spot in New York City. "Buyer Beware" although La Grenouille is in OpenTable, they don't except OpenTable Checks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Grenouille
    DavidschuVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The last of the great French restaurants of an earlier era, and still going strong. One of our best meals of the year. The quality of the classic food and service and the overall feeling of comfort are not equalled anywhere else in New York. Hopefully it will be around forever, at least as long as we are around.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    This restaurant is so special. It is simply gorgeous inside. The food is delicious. The Dover sole is wonderful and the chocolate soufflés are out of this world. They seal the show. Best soufflés I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Grenouille was outstanding!
    Jan1218
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This is my favorite place to eat in New York. The décor is beautiful (the flowers are gorgeous), the food is excellent, and the service is unsurpassed. They make you feel really special. It's pricey, but for a special occasion, it's definitely worth it. We were there for lunch, and loved every minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Pearls Tres Magnifique
    Andara
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    La Grenouille is one of those few remaining places where the tablecloths are bleached and starched daily, and the silver (real of course) is polished with the same frequency. In addition, just to complete the picture, men need to wear jackets, and ladies - huge strings of pearls (kidding...well, not quite). Otherwise, the food is simply great. To use the word "food" is a bit of disservice here. The art of food preparation is to the level attainable only by very few heavenly gifted French chefs. Magnifique. À propos, prices too. The service keeps the same high level with the staff exceeding the numbers of the patrons. No much of atmosphere, though, unless you get ecstatic with starched tablecloths, silver cutlery, and huge pearls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday lunch
    Redglo
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    My best friend and I celebrated our birthdays together in November and like last years celebration we were not disappointed. Love love love the restaurant and we will not wait until our birthdays again to come back. Will definitely return sooner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical, every time
    JrsyShreSrtrlst
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We dine at La Grenouille a few times a year. Each time is as consistent as the last. The food is savory. Mouth watering. The ambience is impeccable. The staff is always courteous, helpful and willing to make a recommendation. I cannot say enough about our experiences here. We look forward to our next dining experience! This is a true gem. One of the last traditional French restaurants in NYC. It's an institution, one that I hope remains open for a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal!
    KarenLee
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    My husband and I were bowled over by the level of excellence in the quality of cuisine and service at Le Grenouille . ( We dinned at Le Bernadin the day after and it paled by comparison in both aspects!) We both ordered the seared foie gras for starters and it was cooked to perfection. My duck entree was outstanding, which I liked slightly more than my husband's daily special pheasant. I had the Mont Blanc for dessert, a heavenly concoction of pureed chestnut. My hubby's Grand Manier souffle was the best souffle we've ever had. The impeccable old school yet friendly service topped off a very special dinner experience. We are looking forward to bringing our daughter and son in law, who are also foodies, here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Treat yourself to La Grenouille
    Ellen
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Treat yourself to La Grenouille - the flowers, the food , the service- this is fine dining, but without the fussiness and pretentiousness of some " top " restaurants today.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is very traditional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The restaurant is very traditional French cuisine and service. A bit stuffy, and servers were very "down to business" and efficient. Service was pleasant, but not warm or personal. Not on my list of top favorites to return to next time I'm in NYC, A good place to go at least once in your life.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    the food was superb, the table location excellent, the service spot on. thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Formidable!
    SherryJim
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We had heard about La Grenouille before making a trip to New York City and were so delighted that we put this on our itinerary. We chose to eat there for lunch and it was a delightful respite from the busy day.. So elegant, relaxing...the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was quiet and subdued...such a break from the noise of the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    Oscar
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I had never been to La Grenouille before, even though I have experienced most of the great NY restaurants. This was a true gem, perhaps the last of the old fashioned French restaurants. Service was excellent, the staff was very attentive and warm. Everybody spoke French which was an added value for my wife who is not very fluent in English. The atmosphere was reminiscent of a true Parisian restaurant. The food was excellent and although they have an impressive and expensive wine list, it was a great thing that they had very good French wine by half-bottles which is very important if you are not willing to spend a fortune in wine or not willing to consume a full bottle. The Grand-Marnier souffle is something not to be missed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet and So Right
    CinCinVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    A perfect meal for two before the theater. Notably nice ambiance that gave me pause to think of redesigning my dining room at home. Terrific service from well trained staff. Excellent food with a rare touch of finesse. Lots of extras that rounded out the evening and made it a worthy night of dining. I really had a great time being there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was our anniversary and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    It was our anniversary and so a special day and La Grenouille made it extra special. The service was fantastic , the food excellent and all in all a lovely experience. The duck confit was fantastic and the captain chose excellent wines for our meal. When the table next to us became available he asked if we would like to move to it as it was in the corner and made the move easy. We were treated like we were regulars. We would highly recommend this restaurant and are ready to go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tres chic
    Winedude37VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The Frog is the only survivor of Henri Soules protégés restaurants. All the rest have sadly vanished . It is a little bit of heaven with highly professional service and beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Dinoro
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Room Temperature was too warm early. Here is the summary: 1. Fois Gras - possibly the best I've ever had 2. Mushroom rissoto - over salted, too much cheese. Less of both and some truffle would have gone a long way 3. Dover Sole - overrated - lot of paprika and the fish tasted "off". Sauce was good, but sauce is a compliment 4. Ox tail - very good - fall off the bone tender 5. Chocolate soufflé - very good - filling tasted oddly of pudding however. My chief complaint would be the pace of the meal. We were served each course on top of one another - even though we told the waiter we had 2.5 hours. We were served our 3 course meal in under 1hr. There were no additional fillers or small plates in between, and the coffee buiscuits were stale.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good, but not
    Will
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food was good, but not worth the price. Adding a tip line for a line captain was not appreciated. $800 for 4 Prix Fixe with a "$20" bottle of wine for $90 seems a bit high and since we had early reservations, it was clear they wanted us out to get the next seating in.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ITS ALL OVER BY ELEVEN
    catrinaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    I could not wait to dine at LaGrenouille - we were seated in a banquet - the service was wonderful and the food was very good BUT.....we got there at 9:45pm coming from the theatre and 11pm it was a ghost town - there was nobody in the restaurant except us - they want you in and they want you out - our appetizers and entrees came out very quickly - Although they were very good - I felt that at the 11pm hour they wanted you out of there - it was $350 for 2 people with a $70 bottle of wine - this place is for early diners
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    seeater
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Wonderful evening. Probably would have been better with a group (we were 2) who could have ordered from the wine list. The wine pairings could have been better for what we ordered. With 4 or more we would have had a bottle or 2. All the ambience and little touches like soup and dessert treats were unexpected and fine. Don't miss out on the prix fixe menu.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The classiest place
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Never a disappointment, delicious, upscale and decadent
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very special evening
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    As occasional visitors from Colorado, we had planned on visiting La Gregouille for years. Finally, we made it. It exceeded our expectations in every way. We thought we were at LeMeurice in Paris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Number618VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    La Grenouille is one of New York City's greatest restaurants. It is in the classic French style. The fact that Michelin doesn't seem to recognize this is a "crime."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is truly such a wonderful
    GrenouilleLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    This is truly such a wonderful world class restaurant! Amazing food-fabulous staff and oh the flowers are so gorgeous-No where else in the world has flowers like La Grenouille. This is a must do if you come to New York!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our go-to favorites
    WineLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Enjoyed another great lunch at La Grenouille. The service can start out a bit stuffy, but then becomes a bit more relaxed, and always very attentive. Food is fabulous and wonderful wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food, service, and ambiance
    Angel
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    The food, service, and ambiance were impeccable. Hard to top!
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    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old World French at its best
    FoodArchitectVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    This was our first time dining here and were pleasantly brought back in time to the days of high New York French cuisine. The restaurant décor may be original but it is not dated. The servers, all men, were trained in the old school of french food service, while not trendy, was refreshing for its proper edicate and high quality. Each dish was perfectly cooked, best dover sole I have ever had - cooked perfectly. Fish was super fresh and the stuffed pork chop special stole the show. You MUST get one of the souflles...worth the trip alone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb....as it always has been!!
    CHarry
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    There are few equivalent places in the entire world. I sim[ply can not get any better and still be "comfortable."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Retreat and Souffle.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The starters are excellent here.-Moreover, the main courses appeared excellent-especially the frog legs.. However, le canard confit looked good and the desert soufflés were very delicious.-The service was excellent.-All the fresh flowers is a very nice touch.-This restaurant deserves near a perfect score on ever front.-The food maybe a 27 out of 28 and a 28 for service and décor.-Sit in the formal dining room for all the choices.-Hey the Malt whiskey was even good.-Furthermore, if you want a stogie Davidoff is a block away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prettiest restaurant in America. Se
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Prettiest restaurant in America. Service is exemplary Food is standard french Haute cuisine. Satisfies your Craving for La Cuisine Francais without leaving NYC
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but worth it!
    ChuckfromNB
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Unsurpassed food, service and ambiance. A special restaurant for special occasions. Very difficult to get reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After more than half a century
    WoodmanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    After more than half a century La Grenouille remains my favorite New York restaurant. Although the chefs may change from time to time, the high standard of the cuisine does not. The service, as ever, is impeccable.The flower arrangements continue to be spectacular. What more can one ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is an elegant amazing place.
    mercedesroVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    It is an elegant amazing place. Always enjoy going there - They treat customers the "old Fashion" way. Congratulations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional, Which is A Good Thing
    Choi1
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Very much like being in a top tier restaurant in Paris. I took my wife for her birthday and she thought is was one of the most romantic places and dinners that we have had in 32 years. Highly recommend if you like Traditional French.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    RobNYC
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary for lunch and were astounded by the quality of the food, the quiet professionalism of the staff, and the beauty of the room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELENTE COMIDA Y SERVICIO. LUGAR
    juandeVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    EXCELENTE COMIDA Y SERVICIO. LUGAR SOBRIO Y ELEGANTE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.