Indigo Landing
Indigo Landing

Indigo Landing

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indigolanding.com/
  • Phone: 7035480001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm (for brunch) & 2:00pm-9:00pm regular hours

    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Randy Wyche
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Indigo Landing offers two private dining rooms in a picturesque setting overlooking the Potomac River. Both rooms are available for private dining and special events.
  • Private Party Contact: Aimee Eddington 7035489227x
  • Entertainment: Live music during Sunday brunch from 11:30-2:00PM.
  • Special Events: Indigo Landing offers several private dining options in a picturesque setting overlooking the Potomac River and Reagan National Airport. All areas are available for private dining and special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: George Washington Parkway
  • Public Transit: Located off the George Washington Parkway, half way between Ronald Reagan National Airport and Old Town Alexandria on Dangerfield Island at the Washington Sailing Marina.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking on premise.
A word from Indigo Landing
Indigo Landing located on Daingerfield Island in Alexandria, VA, offers an innovative American menu featuring seafood and steak favorites in a picturesque setting, overlooking the Potomac River with sweeping water views, expansive outdoor deck. Reservations made through Open Table are good for inside dining only. Outside/patio dining is honored on a first come, first served basis and is not available to parties over 6.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Indigo Landing reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (155)great for outdoor dining (147)special occasion (64)romantic (63)good for groups (56)great for lunch (52)great for brunch (43)neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (23)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (9)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • amazing view of the city
    DMVFoodie04
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    the food was fresh and very good. the view was amazing (city view. water, planes flying over head) The service was that good to me our server was blah and brought us incomplete meals and we had to wait a long time for them to be complete and instead of apologizing we made some excuse that had nothing to do with anything, we just wanted to eat our meal. I would come back again and eat outside on the deck however i dont want the same server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fishy
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food was exceptional, especially the scallops. Too much noise--wedding going on. Waiter was not on top of it. Mixed up the bills and put someone else's food on our check. Place looks tattered and torn. Not enough handicap parking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food great-service needs to be addressed. Had dinner at the bar, bartender didn't know the difference between dry gin martini and a dirty martini. 3 bartenders very nice but very slow and unattentive which was surprising because bar was only a third full. Water views great. Probably very busy during summer months with boaters,would suggest enhancing bar staff with more experienced bartenders
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Customer Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoyed a great evening on the deck of Indigo Landing overlooking the Potomac river yesterday. We ordered a bottle of Girard Cab, the crab dip (fantastic), and the scallops and crab cake entrees which were both exceptional. We often judge a restaurant by its bread... Indigo Landing serves an assortment of fresh and warm garlic bread, whole grain, and a raisin nut bread - best we've had in some time. Steven our server, and Carlos, the manager, were both exceptional - very friendly, courteous, and sincerely engaged in our dining experience. We will be back for more summer dining soon!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Dissapointed
    Vette08VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    This restaurant is in a great location, with spectacular views. I wish I could say the same thing about the service and the food. The place was not crowded, and we waited over 30 minutes to get bread. Then the waiter forgot my soup order and we waited another 15 minutes for that. When he brought the soup, he asked what our food order was again. Essentially, he didn't pay much attention to us. It seemed that others around us may have had the same issue. There were no prices on some of the dishes, and my Crab Cakes ended up being the most expensive crab cakes I have ever had. I wish I could say they were worth it, but not even close. As we were leaving, the hostess and manager did not even acknowledge our existence.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The brunch was great. The assortment was both breakfast and lunch. I liked the fruit platter which had ripe fruit. Different kinds of food including mussels and shrimp
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad management, bad service
    notbad
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I so wish I could take over Indigo Landing! It is a gem in the making but the horrible management and service, and inconsistent kitchen can offset the gorgeous views. We had reservations, yet were ignored at the front desk as two hostesses stood arguing about where to seat people while the MANAGER STOOD OVER THEM DOING NOTHING. Our server had friends at one of her tables and ignored her other patrons: she forgot our wine, forgot a side dish, had to be flagged down whenever we needed something. My friends' scallops and filet were great. My crab cake was a mush of filler with very little crab meat. Awful. I recommend getting rid of the managers and replace them with those who will TRAIN wait staff to be professional.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible, terrible, terrible!
    TheresaVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    When bringing the wine, the waitress stopped by another table (people were seated there), took one of their wine glasses & brought it to us to try the wine. Odd. After it was poured, the waitress simply sat the bottle on our table -- not on ice. After about an hr, we asked about the status our meal and were told the kitchen was behind. Almost 2 hours after we arrived with no meal in the foreseeable future, we simply left. Many tables were also waiting on food. When leaving, 2 women were entering, and we told them we never received our food. They said that happened to them and they were returning for their complimentary meal. Looks like that is the standard at this place.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service doesn't match the food
    arlingtonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I had never been before: views of the river are FANTASTIC. Food was predictably expensive but unexpectedly good! It was the best roasted beet salad I had ever had, and the scallop entree was delicious, plus it had five or six good size scallops, unlike the paltry three I have experienced elsewhere. The problem was the service. When I arrived a few minutes before six, there was no one at the desk for at least five minutes. When my friend arrived, we ordered and received wine; after 30 minutes, we started looking for our waitress. We had to ask another service person to find her. She was a very odd character, and a terrible waitress. They have a great location and a great chef; they need to fix their service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Food was good but very slow. Not enough staff. Also, the computer broke down and we had to wait an extra 15 minutes or more to pay our tab after a wait to receive the check.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Goto place
    mkdinesout
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It's a relaxing, inviting place. Service was excellent, as was the food and view. It's a great "go to" place when friends from Maryland and Virginia need a special, easy to get to, easy to park, place to meet.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Evening Easter Dining
    aurora
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Although we missed the buffet on Easter Sunday the regular menu was wonderful and all of us (4) found delicious appetizers, main courses and deserts. The staff was helpful in checking on gluten free items and exchanging side dishes to suit our palates. Always enjoy our dining experience at Indigo Landing.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK except for the rules.
    DickandGG
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were dissapointed one time because the Chicken and Dumplings on the menu was available only at the bar and not at a table just outside the bar. We had to leave another time because we just wanted a salad and the only thing available was an expensive buffett. In order to be able to order from the menu on this most recent visit, we had to come at 2pm or after. The Chicken Ceasar Salad was good. The view is always nice. But before you get your heart set on an entre, be sure it is available at that time and at that table!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Views
    Seafood
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The views are great and the food was good. I wish they had more of a menu/wine selection. The seafood options are lacking a bit and the wine list was limited. A few of us wanted a white zinfindel, but the restaurant does not have any zinfindels - only reds and chardonnays.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and a great location!
    JimVonBaden
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a great night, with excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere. Nice for a night out with your SO. Make sure you are not in a rush. The food is good, but it does take some time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Indigo Landing -- horrible service
    OldTownBert
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Indigo Landing (IL) is run by GSI, a government contractor since the restaurant is on National Park Service land on the George Washington Parkway. Since we live in Old Town Alexandria, we dine at IL several times a year, in the evening on days when we can dine on the outdoor deck overlooking National Airport. The food quality is usually okay, but certainly not great nor a bargain, but the pursuit of great food is not why one should go to IL. Despite IL's scenic attributes, which should make it a go-to restaurant, the service invariably is incredibly slow for reasons that are not clear, although last night our waitress had just started working that day at IL. Complaining to a supervisor does no good -- it is like talking to a brick wall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth another visit
    DonHVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The only problem was that service was very, very slow. But the view is great and the food was good, so we know we'll be heading back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    DocMom2nana
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Enjoyed the setting. Nice outdoor eating but also nice indoor seating with a view. Very complete buffet with breakfast and lunch items. All were very beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    PyrateCaptain
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Had a blind date which went very well. We met at 12:30 on Sunday, went out to the deck had a mimosa, chatted, then made our way to the brunch area. Food was excellent. While I rated the "noise level" as middle of the road, I only did so because the restaurant is on the DCA flight path... no one's fault.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • group of six
    birthdayceleb
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    6 of us celebrating sister`s birthday. Restaurant was crowded outside but not inside. Service was pretty good, a little slow with some drinks for some in our party .calamari appetizer excellent, beet salad so so. But entrees were truly excellent. All in all a hit with everyone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There are few restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    There are few restaurants in northern VA with a better location. Outdoor dining at Indigo Landing, on a warm, sunny day, can't be beat. A varied, but not extensive menu. Casual and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    NOVAdiner
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I always enjoy this restaurant for the view, even though it was too windy to sit outside. The menu has been updated and the food was good. However, although we had an early evening reservation before the place was busy, service was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View and Atmosphere
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    What a great location. The food is quite good and perhaps the limited but good menus helps. The staff are nice but everyone seemed to lack joy? Yes the staff are capable but seemed burnt out or basically unhappy - wake-up call to management - something needs improving!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back after a break
    FrugalGastronomeVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Hadn't been here in awhile, and stopped in for lunch on the outside deck with a friend. Both of our hot sandwiches were delicious (the bun for the perfectly cooked flounder filet was unnecessary), and the service was attentive once they found us. No one minded that we lingered for a long chat after the check arrived. My only complaint is that the music pumped through the outdoor speakers was loud enough to interfere with our conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehhh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I came to Indigo Landing because I found it on a few "best of" lists. I was fully expecting to be blown away by the food...not the case. The appetizers (Salmon Spring Rolls) were actually the best thing we ate, in fact we ordered them twice. The scallops were just OK, not bad but not great either and my boyfriend complained that his steak wasn't great either and that the best thing on his plate was mashed potatoes. Brussel sprouts had NO seasoning at all. I told my boyfriend that the flavored butter (i think that's what it was) that accompanied his steak would set it off...again, not the case. That didn't have much flavor either. Maybe the chef was having a bad day, but if we came back it would be for appetizers and great drinks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday Brunch with Live Music
    PappyS
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Four of us met for brunch and sat with a great view of the sailboats and airplanes just South of Ronald Reagan National Airport. The food at brunch was terrific and tasty. We enjoyed it very much and if the weather had been just a little warmer we would have loved to sit out on their beautiful deck. All in all it was a great brunch anyway. Excellent salmon & mussels, made to order omelets and delicious fingerling potatoes. All good! The dessert trays were tasty too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was better than I expected
    Btown2
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was better than I expected it to be. Service was slow; too few servers. The view was why we chose this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Had a great view of the Cherry Blossom fireworks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    Karl
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Reservations were easy via Open Table and I even got the tabe by the window I asked for. Servie was prompt and the food was good. The server seemed senstive to the business nature of our lunch and did not cut-in during discussions, which was much appreciated. A great venue for a business lunch, and great view of the water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous View. Ok food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    There was nothing bad about our meal, but nothing exceptional, either. The most enjoyable course was our appetizer: the ciabatta. And our wine was quite good. The server instantly brought me a different wine when I told him I didn't care for mine. He was excellent throughout. The important thing about the restaurant is the spectacular view. It's on the water. You see the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, and watch planes take off and land at National. Easily worth the price of the meal, which happens to be quite reasonable by DC standards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View - OK Food
    RestonVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The view is great. The food is ok. Oysters Rockefeller a bit bland and mushy. Crab cakes dense but tasty. Culotte steak a bit tough. House salad was very good, Ceasar salad ok. The service was adequate, but our server did not know the specials very well and could not answer our questions. This place could be phenomenal. What gives?h
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, ok food
    Arlington
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Went here for a sunset dinner on the first nice day of the year. Overall the view was great and the outdoor seating looked nice, however the food was very average (especially given the prices), and the service seemed somehow rushed and slow simultaneously. We would possibly go back to show guests the view or grab a drink on the deck, but I don't think it will become a regular spot for us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and Miss
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The salmon was amazing. The portion, sauce, sides were terrific. The chicken marsala was lifeless and poorly executed and a bad mix of sides. They need to update their cuisine and the facility. But overall the experience merits a second visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND FOOD
    BRIAN1TERESA
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food and atmosphere were excellent. It was the first warm day of Spring 2014 on a Saturday and eating here helped us enjoy it even more. The food presentations and tastes were excellent. It was very pleasant overlooking the potomac river and watching the action at nearby National Airport, which was not close enough to cause a distraction.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Servers see women as worthless
    Ellie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food is great, the ambience lovely, the service appallingly insulting. My boyfriend and I met another couple there this past Saturday and both servers completely ignored me from the first time they approached the table, only looked at and spoke with my boyfriend (and then his friend, the other male once he showed up), completely ignoring us, the females. I felt when I had to speak up to give my order, the server looked at me disapprovingly as if I wasn't even allowed to speak and my boyfriend should decide whether I was even allowed to eat! I have NEVER had such an experience in my life anywhere in the world and was shocked and completely insulted! My female friend received the same treatment. Unbelievable, such disdain for women.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The view was awesome, I really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The view was awesome, I really enjoyed the atmosphere and so romantic. Overall the food was good not especially great, but good. I think the bar for happy hour would be a must do at some point. I would recommend to friends and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a scenic spot for a very good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Perfect spot for good food and casual enough so that you don't have to dress up too much. Enjoyed the mussells and catch of the day. A very nice way to end a day's visit to Mt. Vernon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our service was excellent
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    From the omlette maker to the waistress to all of the help including the receptionist -- all were fun and very friendly and very helpful. All had warm and wonderful smiles.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view, good food
    Jahman7493
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Good restaurant, especially when hosting out of town guests. It has one the best views of Potomac and the Washington skyline, especially at night. The restaurant feels isolated from the city, surrounded by trees from the GW Parkway, but it's right off 395 and just north of Alexandria Old Town. Airplane buffs will love watching the planes take off and land at Reagan National. The food is well made and actually pairs well with the great view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    foxylady
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    One of my favorites -- lovely overlooking the water, quiet for talking, good food.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic & Delicious
    AW51
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for a date night and were incredibly satisfied with service, atmosphere and the food. We made reservations (obviously) and when we arrived we asked if they could possibly seat us near a window and the hostess did not even bat an eyelash and gladly sat us where we requested. The night we went was also a clear night and we could see all of south east DC and the surrounding areas. Absolutely beautiful. Our waiter could obviously sense it was a date night and let us be aside from taking our orders and making sure our drinks were filled. This was an amazing experience and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.