POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar

POP Champagne & Dessert Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.popchampagnebar.com/
  • Phone: 6267951295
  • Hours of Operation:
    Reservations Highly Recommended
    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - Close, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - Close, Thursday: 5:00pm - Close, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ray Vasquez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We have Live Music on Thursdays and Sundays starting at 7PM. Jazz or Acoustic guitar duos. Please RSVP
  • Special Events: We frequently host bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthdays, engagement parties, company parties, and everything in between. We have packages to meet any budget. Please fill out our event inquiry form online and we will get back to you asap. http://www.popchampagnebar.com/special-events/event-inquiry-form/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fair Oaks
  • Public Transit: Gold Line Memorial Park metro stop 2 blocks away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking and a private parking garage located immediately across from POP. Public city lots also nearby.
A word from POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar is a sexy place for first dates, social gatherings, after-work drinks, or any night out on the town. Indulge yourself with our extensive selection of Champagnes, sparkling wines, dessert wines, and artisanal beers, to be enjoyed with our seasonal dinner and dessert menus. With over fifty wines by the glass, ever-changing wine flights, and an impressive bottle selection, POP is the perfect place for novices and connoisseurs alike, to explore and play in the world of Champagne and desserts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (39)neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (24)hot spot (16)notable wine list (15)late-night find (15)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Fun and trendy
    Bondgal007
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    If your looking for a girls night out or maybe that special place to spend a romantic evening PoP Champane is the place. Delicious food with fun trendy and romantic settings. Service was spot on and everyone very pleasant. A place I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best late night dessert place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    A group of 4 of us hit this place at around 11:30pm (with reservations). The service was outstanding and the desserts were decadent. We also really appreciated the wine/champagne paring with our desserts. The churros with cajeta are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dine LA got us in the door.
    Feedme
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Dine LA got us in the door. The food and bubbly will bring us back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DineLA
    mcpelle
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Champagne and Wine Bar - how could you go wrong!?!? However, POP was even better than we anticipated. I had heard about POP from other friends. But, when they popped up on the DineLA Restaurant List - my friend and I knew we had to go. Definitely going back. Everything was amazing - food, drinks, staff. Nothing to complain about.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Customer service was top notch and the food was delicious. No complaints here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dessert bar
    Cathy
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    The best thing about Pop was their desserts, which is what they were known for. The dinner was overpriced and I've had better sliders and mac-n-cheese elsewhere. The salad was minimal and the water carafe didn't even have ice in it. The only reason I'd go back would be to try other desserts. Don't pour your money into the dinners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    This rating is jaded by a poor waiter. The ambiance is very nice and our initial thought was, what a great neighborhood fine. The waiter was not clear on the details of the menu, he described the fruit as being "berries, strawberries, blueberries & raspberries" when in fact it was melon, watermelon, cantaloupe and 5 raspberries. I would have made a different side choice had I known this. One order was completely wrong resulting in an additional 20 minute wait for the correct meal (we were compensate for that meal). He was not very attentive during our time there resulting in long periods of no food or beverages. The bar/restaurant was out of the only Chardonnay on the menu, poor form for a Friday night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretentiousness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The food and drinks are OK, but not worth to return. Service was not bad either. The place appears nice but it did not offer quality you would expect from that appearance. Over all experience was pretentious but nothing underneath, I do not why I felt that way....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    luvchpn
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    I love everything about the place.. The people were friendly, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxed yet still had a classy feel. The hibiscus mimosa is definitely my favorite drink and every desert I've tried (and there have been many) has been outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' Night Out
    Liana
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Great place for a girls' night out or birthday celebration. My girlfriends, in particular, liked the POP champagne.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud And Lively
    Leslita
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    POP is a cute place with a great wait staff. However, the live music was too much for this small room. The guitarist and singer didn't need the huge speakers and using them made it nearly impossible to talk to the person next to you much less across the table. Too much of a good musical thing for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Adam
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The champagne was amazing and the desserts were fantastic! The churro's were perfect and so good, that we had to order a second set of them. This place was perfect and I will definitely be recommending this place to everyone I know!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The New Hot Spot in Pasadena
    jcc399
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    For a fun experience with wonderful food and great champagne Come To Pop. You will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy dinner
    bbfood
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    POP is a fun place to go for champagne drinks and yummy food. Had a fun night with friends here. I knew they had great desserts,but this was the first time we had dinner. Yummy! The jalapeño tuna tartare was so good, highly recommend. Two of us enjoyed the filet mignon with chimichurri sauce, delicious,, and the sides were so good too, heirloom tomato and avocado salad, fingerling potatoes, haricot verts. I couldn't stop eating, it was so delicious. Husband had the champagne chicken and he raved about it and the mashed potatoes. Again, his plate was clean. Souffle dessert and the churros a big hit at our table. The best was the personal service we received from Ryan. What a great server. He was knowledgeable, friendly, & funny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit not as great as the first
    luvtofu
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Food was really good as the first but service wasn't this second time around. Unfortunately sitting at the bar with only bartender tending more to the locals our food sat to be delivered. Staff was friendly but surprised when booked open table, knew I was sitting at the bar, and instead of walking to the bar to tell me a table had opened up they called me instead. With the noise level I would not have heard my phone ring. Come to find out one of the hostesses ends up talking with one of the wait staff. No wonder our food took longer than usual. I would go back but don't go on a busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden treasure, tucked away......
    Msw40
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    This was my sister's and I first experince wine tasting and me trusting the coupon I purchased through Internet. Beautiful, small, and perfectly lit!!! The waitress was knowledge in her craft!!! African American gal(acting teacher) never felt rushed enjoyed everything she suggested! I normally don't take time to review.... But Pop was Amazing!!! Thanks!! Ps young staff... Yet very mature!!!! So shocked!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming, eclectic place tucked
    travlinLAVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Charming, eclectic place tucked away on Union. We have passed it 100's of times and had it not been for the Travelzoo deal we would have continued to pass it. Now we know what a wonderful little spot it is and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    We had purchased two Travel Zoo vouchers (which were about to expire) and made reservations on Open Table. We walked in a little after our reservation time and were surprised to see that even at that late hour - 9pm- on a weeknight (Wednesday) it was full and busy! The selection of food was excellent, the drinks were awesome too. But the service was top notch. I can't recall the name of our waiter, but he was very attentive and courteous. Service was flawless! I can't recommend this spot enough, it's perfect for an anniversary or date or simply a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    After reading the reservation policy, I thought the wines and deserts would be of a class reflecting the hype. The wine flights were below the standards of any winery in Temecula, Napa or Central California Coast. I expected much higher quality wine and Champagne. We are no wine snobs but have tasted wines in France Italy and Spain and know what we like and this won't deserve a second try. It is a very cool atmosphere and is nice for the 20 something crowd, but is no excuse for passing off marginal tasting wines and Champagne just because most of the patrons are fairly new at the enjoyment of the wine and Champagne experience. Service staff was very friendly and welcoming, but coordinating of service was slow and inconsistent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a sweet little resto!
    PeaceLovePhotography
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Happened upon this restaurant via Bloomspot and decided to give it a try. Took one of my girls here to celebrate her 21st-- we both love dessert and it was a great fit! Both of us are sweet tooths and were barely able to finish the Cookies and Cream and Irish Car Bomb desserts. Champagne options were fabulous as well, tres chic. I opted for the Hibiscus... Mmm. Will definitely return, hopefully with a hot date ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good..wish it were better
    labelmanceVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    VERY good setup, location, decor, etc. The menu, intentionally heavy on deserts, was fine. Something for everyone. Most of the food was very good. However, I had the steamed buns, with pork and/or veggies. The veggies were good, but the pork was unacceptable...very fatty. I little fat is ok..but if over 50% of the offering is fat, the cook needs corrective glasses. Also, I was expecting something like Chinese bao. These were more like mini- hamburger buns with two slices of bun with the goodies in-between, not the meat/veggies steamed inside and totally covered by the bun. They didn't use the word "bao" and I didn't ask, so I'll give them a little slack on that. Certainly worth another try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YAY
    Dyay
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT FOOD, SERVICE, AND ENVIRONMENT! WE GO EVERY YEAR ON MY BIRTHDAY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every aspect of Pop is wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Every aspect of Pop is wonderful. It's a beautiful spot, the music is perfect (not too loud - you can still have a conversation but you can zone out and listen to the music too). The food is amazing - be prepared to let your friends steal bites from your plate. The desserts are out of this world - get a few and share because you won't be able to make a decision anyway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Happy Hour
    Katie
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    We came for Happy Hour and were very pleased with the selection of appetizers on the HH menu. They were unique and very flavorful. The restaurant is high on aesthetic presentations. The two wait staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. They were spread a little thin with just the two of them there. This was OK as we were there for a leisurely dinner. I would recommend this spot for a quiet tete-a-tete with delicious appetizers. They also offer a dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey but the Seared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    A little pricey but the Seared Salmon was delicious. The desserts were definitely off the charts. The staff was great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience, the
    corryne
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Great dining experience, the crowd it draws are a little uppity...as was some of the servers....other than that the experience was a positive one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is fantastic.
    slmtVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    The food here is fantastic. Happy hour has a great selection. The only caveat is that the food is a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great find in Pasadena
    TracieMc
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    I really enjoyed POP Champagne Bar. A friend and I went there on a coupon from Travel Zoo. I had see it before online, so this was a great opportunity to try it out. The coupon included a flight of champagne or wine and a cheese tray. Our waiter Spencer was very helpful in choosing our wine and cheese. Told us the back ground of my champagne flight and my friend's reds. We ordered some additional small plates and were not disappointed. The only one negative was when we ordered a full glass of wine, we were not able to taste it beforehand. We went with the waiter's recommendation (really, the bartender I think) and were disappointed. I would definitely go back and also recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • way overpriced
    regularcustomerVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We decided to try this place because others had mentioned it. The appetizers were good but the rest of the food was just ok. We also ordered two different sets of wine flights for tasting. One set was good, but the other barely had enough for a sip in the glass, and having ordered two, we were able to see the inconsistency with the portions. For the little amount of food we had, the tab was over $100 and definitely not worth it. We can get better bang for the buck somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Im torn....
    weezer7612VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Great champagne selections...it was fun trying flights! Location's great for a downtown pasadena evening . decor was very cute. Food was just OK .....at best. My friend and i split 6 appetizers.....none were memorable. We tired the tapanade...too salty served with the wrong chips, burratta and mozzerella had too much pesto on it, asian sliders had lot of fat in them, deviled eggs were OK, popcorn chicken was great! Total bill was $188 for two...with two champagne flights and one individual glass of champagne..appetizers were at happy hour prices! Not a great Value ! Desert was fabulous! We tried both the apple crisp and the white chocolate soufflé. I would recommend this place only for chamagne and deserts...skip the food!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spencer was a real GEM!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Spencer was a real GEM!!! The souffle was EXCELLENT and I'm in love with the South African Rose Sparkling Wine!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bachelorette Heaven!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    I cannot rave about this place enough! My group came in for a bachelorette dinner , so it was a larger group of needy females, and everything came out perfectly. Our server was attentive without being overwhelming, and made the bachelorette, my sister, feel like a queen. Our glasses were never empty and the table always had a new course of food, both excellently timed. The decor is gorgeous and the ambiance is nothing less than ideal. If you're looking for a great start for a night out in Pasadena, I highly recommend POP champagne and dessert bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and the food were
    Happyhiker
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The service and the food were both great. Pop is a perfect place for special occasions or just a night away from reality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This restaurant/bar has it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    This restaurant/bar has it all -- fantastic food, a great selection of alcohol choices, top notch service, and great ambience. My sister and I ordered the deviled eggs, wild mushroom with goat cheese bruschetta, brie toast with chardonnay soaked raisins, and cookies and cream dessert. They were all spectacular, just perfect. We also ordered a mimosa, bellini made with real peach puree, almond joy, and sparking hibiscus. They were all delicious. All the food and drink in this restaurant feels like it is made by hand, with love, and great care. They were all divine. You simply must try this restaurant/bar. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated experience and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Been there a couple of times now and while I love the concept, it's just not what you expect to see for the hype and price. The desserts are interesting on paper, but the flavors end up coming out bland or washed out from a dominant flavor (e.g. chocolate overpowers everything which is fine if you are running a shop called Max Brenner's). The main issue here is that the service is so-so, the atmosphere is pretty loud, and the portions are small... but the PRICE is HIGH. I think you might find better results at Mi Piace, or (gasp) Cheesecake Factory.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reception staff very nonchalant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Reception staff very nonchalant. Waiter was great. Food was good. The number of menus one has to shuffle through to learn all the options was ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back
    Maddog
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    It's great to find a wine bar that specializes in sparkling wine. I prefer red wine, but my wife is not much of a drinker, but enjoys sparkling wine, so this was a place both of us could enjoy. I loved the deviled eggs and mushroom bruschetta. If the other desserts were as good as the scoop of ice cream with chocolate sauce I had, I'll have to come back for more. I also like the large happy hour menu, and the fact that it lasts until 7pm. My daughter turns 21 next August, so I'm planning on bringing her to Pop to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thks to our hostess & our
    awesomeVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Thks to our hostess & our waiter Spencer for a great experience. Will def. be a returning customer!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was excellent, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    Service was excellent, food was tasty and wine was delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent. Happy hour on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Excellent. Happy hour on Sunday from 5-7 was perfect!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic