Splash
Splash

Splash

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.decarorestaurantgroup.com/
  • Phone: 2034547798
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: 11:30am-2:30pm; Lunch: 12:00pm-2:30pm May 1st-Sept 30; Dinner: Summer Hours - Monday - Sunday 6:00pm-11:00pm, Winter Hours - Tuesday - Sunday 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Repp
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offer full dining menu catered to any off-site premise location
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room, overlooking the Longshore Golf Course, can accommodate up to 65 guests seated and about 85 guests for a cocktail reception. Menus can be created on an individual basis to meet you own individual tastes.
  • Private Party Contact: Holly DeCaro 2034547798
  • Entertainment: During the Summer there are live bands outside on the patio

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bridge Street
  • Public Transit: Metro North
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On premise parking
A word from Splash
Located in the beautiful town of Westport, CT in a corner of a historic inn with an uninterrupted and breathtaking view of the Long Island Sound, Splash has just been awarded by the Food Network "best of" New England waterfront dining. Since its opening in 1995, Splash has become a popular meeting place for all Southwestern Connecticut.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Splash reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (65)scenic view (63)special occasion (28)great for brunch (24)romantic (17)good for groups (16)great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • never again!
    david
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Food was terrible. I've had better meals at fast food restaurants. Server was 'asleep-at-the-wheel'. What a shame...to take a perfect location and ruin it with bad service and worse food. Never again!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If not on a water this restaurant
    ZfromW
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    If not on a water this restaurant would not survive a day. what a big disappointment! Waste of location .
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view
    Freshfoodlover
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Outstanding outdoor dining and view. Food was average at best. Wish food were better, so I could go back with out of town guests. Great place for a cocktail with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was to start at 11
    SuzcrnaVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Brunch was to start at 11 but didn't actually open does till about 1120. we were not in a hurry so that was no big deal. they had a wide variety of food... eggs benedict were great. mimosas and Bellinis were included in your price but if you wanted a different drink they were quite pricey. we were there when a bunch of people were there for a car show and took up several tables so it was very noisy even though we were outside. all in all someplace that I would go back to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yikes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Cons: The food was horrible. I ordered the beef tenderloin and it was overpriced and just tasted bad. The dessert was even worse! The cheesecake and chocolate pagoda were almost inedible. Pros: Our waiter was great and very patient, and the views were amazing. We were basically paying for the views. Eating inside is not an option for this restaurant because the dinner was just so awful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining experience
    Foodwithfriends
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Excellent food situated on the water front at Westport, tasty & varied seafood menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food sketchy ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Great limited menu good food presentation very good service. Needs to be updated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Seeale
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Met a friend at Splash for dinner based on another friend's recommendation. It was excellent. We were there early on a Tuesday (6pm). The bar was busy. The pictures of the restaurant on their website give it the appearance of being a bit more "plush" than it really is (I just noticed the flimsy aluminum chairs), but was still very nice. The view of the water was beautiful. The food was excellent but the service was even better. Our waiter and assistants helping, were outstanding. He/they could not have been more attentive and nice. Living in both NYC and CT, this restaurant reminded me more of a NYC place, mainly due to the prices - quite expensive. But will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but a special
    New2town
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Food was great but a special request for a different table was not honored and could have been.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Peggy
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Splash was perfect for a romantic birthday celebration. We had a gorgeous view of sailboats and blue water from our window-side table for two. Our waiter was knowledgeable, polite, and efficient, his recommendations were excellent, and our service was impeccable. The food was superb; we started with clams from the raw bar that were the freshest we ever tasted. We had one of the evening's specialties, the baked Bass, and one of the regular entries, the tenderloin steak, both of which were excellent. Upon making reservations earlier, I had asked if a candle could be added to a dessert. Without further reminder, the lighted candle appeared on our shared creme brulee . I look forward to our next celebration at Splash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location/Poor Food
    GWC241
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Want to stop for a drink on the water. Good spot. Want a nice meal on the water, swim on. Food was fair and over priced. Service was fine but what's good service with so-so food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downhill
    JeriVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We used to loved Splash. It was one of our favorite restaurants. This time we generally enjoyed the food but the menu had a lot fewer choices than in the past. A lot of our old favorites were no longer available. The firecracker spring rolls used to be better. We used to save the firecracker spring roll leftover mustard sauce to use on the other food we ate. This time there was barely enough for the spring rolls and not enough to dip in. Overall we were disappointed,
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat on the deck
    Benny
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Beautiful view, lovely light, quiet, fine food. what's not to like? Although described as noisy, this doesn't apply to the deck, at least on the Monday night we were there in July.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great view, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    This is a great location. There is a wrap around porch that faces out onto the water so the views are gorgeous. The food was okay. However, the service was terrible. The hostess and bartender were fine, but our waitress was just awful. She could not tell us what the specials were and seemed annoyed that we asked. We ordered an appetizer which never came to which she said "Oh I didn't know you wanted that". Then we ordered a bottle of wine, which they were apparently out of. Instead of just tell us that, she brought a different bottle and just acted like that's what we ordered...even after we told her that was not what we had ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • feast for the eyes
    Sunny
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The view of the water was romantic and relaxing. Expected more from service and food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A terrible experience
    Pickles
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    After reading the mediocre reviews we decided to give Splash a try anyway. The service was poor at best. We arrived early so the sun was still on the deck, it was too hot to sit outside. We missed the only saving grace which would have made the experience passable. Our waiter was the only one working the dining room. I counted 18 tables! As the room filled up the service went down. To their credit the staff (hostesses, servers, busboys) were working furiously to keep up - but there was still only one waiter. My husband ordered a second glass of wine twice - never got it. Food was not as good as I wanted it to be. This is the first time I have been compelled to write a review - but it was a poor experience. Management - shame on you!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiting for everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We did not get menus until 25 minutes after sitting down and then courses each took over half an hour and the place was only three quarters full. Waitstaff were pleasant and accommodating when they came but kitchen and flow of guests clearly disorganized. Took edge off our guests' visit to Westport.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splash Is Still Good
    Sanibelle
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Splash is still a nice place to celebrate a special occasion, overlooking LI Sound and the Westport shoreline. Outdoor seating is at a premium and difficult to obtain, unless you come early or late. However, sitting inside was pleasant and the sound level was manageable. The food is still good, although it has fallen a few levels over the years. Service is very spotty. Our waiter was trying to be somewhat attentive, but was too busy to properly attend to us. Drink orders were delayed or missing, requests were often overlooked by the busboys. Three appetizers, three entrees and three desserts was more than enough food for four hungry adults. Do not end your meal without trying their wonderful chocolate pagoda, a Splash creation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually good
    Matt
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    I usually am a big fan but Saturday night - not so much. The people were rude...private function on outside patio and those particular guests were so rude - the problem was that the staff did not clearly denote that it was private. Eventually put a sign out but way after the obnoxious guests turned off us and 3-4 other groups that were treated equally. Additionally - the food is typically good but because of the volume, it was cold and dry (swordfish specialty). On the positive side - waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Pleasant Evening
    lwg61
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    After reading many reviews, I feared poor service and a noisy dinner but a great water side view. It couldn't have turned out better. A table on the porch which we got right away was quiet and not in a traffic pattern. The steak was ok but the swordfish was outstanding, perhaps the best I have had. The waiter was outstanding as well. It turned out to be a very pleasant evening and a great water view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One star service/AWESOME VIEW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    I had the macadamia crusted swordfish....it was awesome. I had the angry mussels for my app, also amazing. The service here was really poor. They kept bringing us the wrong drinks and when they brought our entrees, half received them and then a full 5 minutes later the rest of the group received them. The bar out back is amazing. There was a wedding there and it was so beautiful. It's a must for post/pre dinner drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A scenic restaurant with waterviews
    Foodie5
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    A scenic restaurant with waterviews, a high energy level of noise, and the food the was generally in the" okay" range.. There were no surprises but I would highly recommend the Truffle Fries and Spicy Shrimp in Linguini. The roasted oysters, as an appetizer, were bland and the wasabi spring roll was also a mixture of bland mashed potatoes with barely a hint of wasabi. While the waiter was attentive, he kept asking us for our order when are drinks had not even arrived. Then as soon as we got our drinks, he asked for our order again. It was hard to relax there between the noise level and the waiter urging us to get our dinner orders in.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Midweek lunch @ Splash
    meyma
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    We ate lunch outside on the deck on a Wednesday. The view was lovely. The waiter was very attentive but not overly so. The food arrived within 10" of ordering. Presentation: good. Taste: very good. Contrary to other reviews the service was very good. I would recommend Splash to a friend. The outside signage could be more visible. Only one slight complaint. The waiter took away a glass of iced tea but never asked if my guest wanted more. Yes, I would go back to Splash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Really nice outdoor setting. The review would have been better had the price been lower. The food was not worth the cost at all. I know it's hard to cook for a massive amount of people, but at 48 dollars a person you would expect much better quality and tasting food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splash does not respect reservation
    clover
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Splash does not respect reservations. So if you want a table, make a reservation to stand on line. Service is horrible, noise level depending where you sit is so loud you can not hear the person across from you. The table are too large outside and too small inside. Food has sauces that squirted out of a bottle in unattractive designs. The cooked food was overcooked, the raw food was well presented. The service was slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Noise level where we were sitting was was high that we could not hear each other. If you can get a seat on in the front porch the outdoor view makes up for a lot, but still not enough.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good choice but messy
    ragman
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We went for the Sunday brunch. Outdoor dining was spectacular. Brunch buffet selection was excellent. Only problem was they didn't bus the buffet too well and by the time we started eating (230pm), the buffet had been pretty well picked apart and not restocked or replenished so by the time we lef,t there was basically not a a whole lot of food left either. The dessert table looked like it had been attacked by a bunch of sugar crazaed six year olds. The buffet area got pretty messy by the end of brunch which considerably detracted from the attractiveness of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This Birthday Brunch was the Best!
    we8and8
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Took a family member to brunch at Splash to celebrate a milestone birthday. The food was wonderful, the service was attentive and we both had a delightful time overlooking the boats sailing on the Sound. I hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We have eaten at Splash several times a) for the location by the water b) for the food. Our most recent trip confirmed that long waits, inexperienced staff and general chaos are a recurring theme here. This is a restaurant that rarely honors reservation times (even to eat inside). Our most recent experience for an 0830 reservation saw us seated (bad table) at 9pm, entrees arrived 1020pm (they had to sub one out as they had run out, and they forgot to order my wife's entree) finally ate at 1030pm. Food was pretty good but 2 hours of poor service eclipsed any positive experiences. This place needs to rethink the entire subject of service
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  • great view, can't handle busy night
    eric
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    food is always decent, wine choices minimal. best view in town
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • View was lovely, however,
    OtregVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    View was lovely, however, service was lacking. Understaffed and overwhelmed! Food was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Beautiful evening with friends. Good food. great scenery.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Poor service.
    nanruz
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    As As usual the food was mediocre. The waiter did not tell us any specials. He did not remember who ordered what food -- a table of only four people. And it was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and food!
    HGC24VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Splash sits right above a sandy beach in Westport. The view is great and the food is good. The service I felt was somewhat slow for dinner on a weeknight at 6 p.m. The cost is very pricey... our bill for 4 people came to $260, and that is with no appetizers just food and drink. The swordfish with the crispy spinach was outstanding however. I was really disappointed that I put down that it was my parents 64th wedding anniversary and the waiter said he knew that and what would we like for dessert. We ordered a lava cake for 4 to share and they charged us $10 for that. I thought it should have been on the house, but he said he wasn't allowed to do that..... I
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food excellent service not
    steve55
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    waitress was not attentive tried to get mashed potatoes with fish instead of hash said no special orders even though my steak came with mashed potatoes also no price indicated for specials which were almost double anything on the menu we should have asked tough to get a busboy to fill water glasses
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is more hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    This restaurant is more hype than substance. The food can be good, but we received a steak cooked well done, when we had ordered medium-rare. Seating was based upon staff convenience vs. customer comfort. For the price, I would expect more. I will give Splash another chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't disappoint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    We moved to Manhattan recently, but made a special trip to Splash in Westport over the Memorial Day weekend, because we wanted to be reminded of "home"...and we were not disappointed. Spilling out from the restaurant onto the beach is such a bonus for our kids, because it gives them a bit of playtime after a satisfying brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch. A little spread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Great brunch. A little spread out in the sense that food was on one side of building and seating on the other, but overall experience was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Went there on Saturday 5/18 and the food was delicious as always but the service was subpar. Had to wait 20 minutes after reservation time for a table. Once seated, didn't have a waiter approach the table for another 20 minutes. At that point we were informed that the specials were sold out so we ordered off of the menu. Not sure what the issue was because we never experienced this type of service here the previous times we came. Hopefully it was just an off night for them.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice
    Steve
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Very nice dining experience. Everything was very good. Waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Food was timely and very good. Everyone in the dining was impressed. Definitely more casual than formal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic