Pat O'Briens at Universal Citywalk
  • Address:
    6000 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819
    Neighborhood:
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Pat O'Briens at Universal Citywalk

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://patobriens.com/orlando
  • Phone: 4072243663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
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    Your next party will be an occasion to remember! Our account executives are happy to give you a tour of our facilities or provide you with any information you need.
    For your next event, remember that Pat O'Brien's offers quality catering services. Our Executive Chef will create the ideal gourmet meal. Pat O'Brien's provides an extensive beverage selection, complete with our trademark Specialty Drinks, including the Hurricane.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether in our elegant Briars Suite, Pat O's Courtyard or our Piano Bar, your next party will be an occasion to remember! Our full time account executives are happy to give you a tour of our facilities or provide you with any information you need.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Sorensen 407 224 2247x
  • Entertainment: Across the carriageway from the Main Bar is the ever-popular Piano Bar. The large room offers green cushioned chairs poised around copper-topped tables. The front stage boasts two copper-topped baby grand pianos. The dueling entertainers perform your favorite sing-alongs from requests written upon napkins passed up from the audience.
    The Piano Bar is a bar that has been imitated, but never replicated, because no one can capture the spirit and excitement that Pat O'Brien's creates!
    Our Piano Bar opens at 5pm daily and our dueling pianos entertain nightly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Boulevard & CityWalk
  • Public Transit: A large number of local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from Universal Orlando. Please check with where you are staying for further information.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Daily parking fees per vehicle: •Regular Parking $17.00*

    Florida Residents Free after 6:00 pm with proof of residency ◦Proof of Florida Residency: please provide one of the following: ◾Driver's License
    Florida State-issued ID card (must have Florida address)
    Restrictions apply, not valid during special events.

    ($5.00 between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.* - after 10:00 pm parking is free)
A word from Pat O'Briens at Universal Citywalk
It's Mardi Gras 365 days a year at this authentic reproduction of New Orleans' favorite watering hole. Pat O'Brien's is the home of the world-famous Hurricane drink and the "Flaming Fountain" patio, a picturesque courtyard that will have you believing you're in the middle of Bourbon Street.

Pat O'Brien's is also the home of dueling pianos, and in Pat O's Piano Bar you can sing along with two piano players performing nightly. There's also a popular Locals Bar perfect for friendly conversation and catching your favorite game on one of our TV's. Pat O's offers unique private parties with a huge balcony overlooking CityWalk and the patio. Sample Cajun style appetizers and entrees, raise your glass, and 'Have Fun!' as you enjoy a little bit of the Big Easy right in Orlando.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Pat O'Briens at Universal Citywalk reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (28)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (15)great for outdoor dining (15)special occasion (14)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (6)romantic (4)scenic view (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Dinner
    Laura
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We made reservations, but the restaurant was empt when we arrived. We are a family of four and we chose to sit in the piano bar. Since there were so few people in the room, the piano player gave us a private concert playing all of our requests. The food and service were good. For a restaurant in a theme park, the prices were reasonable. We all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experance
    luv4funandfood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Dining at pat o brains was a memorable experience I will defiantly come back again and again the energy of the restaurant was unforgettable and the food was amazing. the dueling pianos were fun and pianist were funny and remarkable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small, but tasty, portions
    hesca
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We love cajun food and booze, so this was the perfect spot. I read reviews that the portions are smaller here sp we opted for a bigger lunch and came here for dinner. Yes the portions are a bit small but the Jambalaya and the red fish were both delicious. I had the hurricane and while it was very good, it wasnt mixed well enough. All the liqour was on the bottom and there was so much ice I couldn't stir it. We sat on the patio to avoid the loud piano.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Taste of the Big Easy
    travelengineer
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I had high expectations going in and wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was just like being in New Orleans. The shrimp and grits were to die for. In addition to the expected hurricanes, we were pleasantly surprised to see Abita beer available. The menu wasn't extensive, but there wasn't a bad dish on it. Even the prices left me feeling like the good times were a rollin'
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place
    knoxdad
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We arrived early, they made us very welcomed, service was great and the food was wonderful as was the music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music is fun, food is blah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Nobody goes here for the food, let's face it. But the music gets rocking around 9:00, so get there at 8:00, have a few drinks, order some wings and nachos (you can't screw those up!) and make a few requests for the musicians (bring singles so you can tip them). Great for a group of fun people who want to sing along and kick back. We went on a Tuesday night and there was still life to the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entertaining
    Notonetoreview
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The dual piano entertainment is wonderful. The Hurricane drink is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Night
    Suefla
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We went to Pat's mainly because of the duel piano bar. We went as a group last year, and had a really fun time so we thought we would go again. We werent' disappointed by the players. The food is alright - nothing to write home about. It's your basic fish and chips, sandwiches and burgers. Their signature "Hurricane" drink is a must to try! Overall, if you are looking to have some fun and have a quick bite to eat, this is the place to go. It's not a very crowded place and the crowds come and go.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for whole family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    After a long day in the park, we came here for dinner. The kids were hungry and exhausted. After a few minutes of listening to the piano player, they were up requesting songs and singing along having a blast! It was a perfect way for the whole family to bond!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant time.
    Dippy
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had one of the best nights ever at pat o'briens. The pianists were all brilliant and managed to include everyone young and old. They played all our requests and even did a special slightly rude one for the UK visitors -after 9clock I hasten to add - which brought the house down. Everyone joined in singing and it was a brilliant night. So much so we went back the following night. The hurricane cocktail was a winner and the food was good as well. I would definitely recommend booking in advance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While in the dark.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    a) VERY dark had 4 adults in a table that was suitable for 2- thankfully they were not too busy that we were able to put 2 tables together to make more room- b) NO vegetarian options c) Bathroom needs to be updated (orlando location) very dirty and old
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    KYboys
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Drinks were definitely full strength! Dueling pianos started at 8:00. Had wife and 2 boys (age 16 and 12)....everyone enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weak food, strong entertainment
    BarockTellinItLikeItIs
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    If you going for the dueling pianos, or to enjoy the nice outdoor patio or the famous hurricanes, go forth. If you are going for the food, don't. As a point of comparison I had a shrimp po' boy at Marlows Tarvern that was 10x better than the one I had here. Same goes for the burgers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no dueling pianos at dinner time
    themeparkfamily
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were looking for a spot for a fun family dining experience during our visit to Universal Studios that day (we are annual pass holders and have been to several restaurants on City Walk). When looking online it was advertised that the Piano Bar was open Nightly: 5:00pm - 2:00am - 21 and older after 9:00pm. Since this is a hub for families we felt our teenage sons could experience the fun of a dueling pianos between 6-7PM (before the over 21 bar scene starts). While the older woman playing the piano was charming... It was not the experience we were expecting. We got a mild lounge performance not dueling piano fun. We ordered appetizers (nachos and a sampler platter) Very Very Small Portions and not tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice to "escape" from
    Lokigirl
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Very nice to "escape" from the strip at Universal. Fun. Good music. Food is good. All in all a good place for family and friends to sit down and enjoy a little taste of New Orleans
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great! Food,
    Butch
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Everything was great! Food, service, entertainment and especially the price. very, very reasonable for a theme park venue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service very slow. They did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Service very slow. They did not have the dessert we ordered so the waiter took it upon himself to decide what to bring us! The food was average at best. I would not go ever again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was very poor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The service was very poor. Had to wait over an hour for our food. Was not very crowded .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation was not honored.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We arrived for our confirmed reservation & was told at that time there were no reservations for March 17, 2014. An employee did help us get into another restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Deer in the Headlights
    Jeff
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    When I walked up with my reservation in hand, the staff looked like I had antennae growing out of my head. When I showed them the reservation the manager said, "Oh... yeah, that reservation is from more than 30 days ago. We usually dump all the reservations after 30 days." What?? It was on St. Patrick's Day so they were a bit overwhelmed. But, they immediately cleared off a table and sat us right in the middle of a raucous crowd. My 8 year old was not pleased. But, my wife and I had a blast and he slowly warmed up to it. After a bit we got out of there as it was only borderline OK for a child. I'm sure it was because it was St. Patty's Day, but still good to know that I would probably go elsewhere with him on big drinking holidays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not New Orleans!
    Dave
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The outdoor scene was OK, for being in the Citywalk in Universal Studios. Waiter was disinterested at best. Draft Beer (Blue Moon) was not as good as when served cold and had a blander taste than what I've had most everywhere else. Both the gumbo and entree came at the same time, lukewarm. I've had more interesting gumbo from Campbells!! Steak medallions were fair, but lacked true flavor. When my bill came back, the card had NOT been swiped, with no copy for me. The tip was minimal as was the service and experience. If this is similar to O'Brien;s in New Orleans, buy beignet's!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No really kid friendly. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    No really kid friendly. The tables outside are iron tables with glass tops and not fit for four at the table because they have railings at the bottom of the table. The food was just par. Not good not bad just so so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place to enjoy singing
    alamode
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    My wife had never been to a dueling piano bar before. We had a terrific date night here. The atmosphere is very fun. If you didn't want so much raucous then you could go sit out in the courtyard and enjoy your meal with friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were not aware that the atmosphere would be so terribly loud. We were there w/family from out of town and had hoped to catch up on some good conversation. Didn't happen!! If were were there just for a fun evening, I'm sure that would have filled the bill.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Older crowd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We sat in the piano bar. We are in our mid-20s and thought that a piano would make for a fun bar night. The bar was full of older groups and the songs played were very old. We've been to other piano bars which played a wide variety of songs, but the piano players only catered to those who were much older. The food was good, but nothing special. We will probably not be returning to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Times have changed at Pat O'Brien's
    fandine
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Although we had reservations, they didn't seem prepared for us. They reported to Open Table that we did not show up for the reservation which was untrue. It took 50 minutes from the time we were seated until our food arrived even though we only ordered an appetizer (blackened chicken) and ettoufee (basically something that should have been prepared ahead of time). The nachos were terrible (plain chicken-no blackening at all) canned cheese sauce, a few plain red beans, etc. On top of all of this, we requested to be seated on the patio so that we could enjoy the live band as we have in years past. Apparently they don't bother and opt for the cheaper DJ instead. Not an enjoyable evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a great time at Pat O'Brien's. On the good side, the dueling pianos were fun, upbeat, and got the crowd involved. The food was okay too, but just okay. The drinks were not great, over priced, small glasses that were dirty and weak. the outdoor area looked very nice. Our reservations for 8 was way off to the side, which you would think would be a little closer to the piano's because of our group size. Overall the pianos and music was a hit. We would go back for the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great times great music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Its dueling pianos and with 70's 80's and 90's music with some modern music. It's a 21 and over after 10pm and family friendly during dinner time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quick visit
    ArtF
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    place was ok, not recommended if you want to have a conversation
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fire Fountain Love
    MomExtraordinaire
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Bad news: The service was very, very slow both nights (though the servers are clearly racing around working their butts off--I think they need more staff!). The food was only okay. Good news: the staff was very friendly and great to our 8-year-old, and the ambience can't be beat--makes up for the blah food. We all loved the Fire Fountains! A gorgeous place to sit outside on a nice night, especially after a long theme park day. I would recommend this place for sure, but better to just order drinks and maybe a dessert for the kids.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time
    Newgirlintown
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    This was a fun time with the piano player and the sing along. 3 out of 4 meals were very good, but my husband's hamburger tasted like cardboard. The drinks were great and the waiter very friendly. I wish the tables had been a little larger, however because we were hard pressed to fit our meals and drinks on it. It did not prevent us from having a great time, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly disappointing...
    scwinfl
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Not complainers by nature, VERY surprised to find that both the food and sound quality in the piano bar were a dissappointment...just did not expect it! This restaurant seems to have that "tourist approach" in that the quality was of little importance not geared at regular/repeat business. As a local resident & having been to "Jelly Rolls" Piano Bar at Disney, we honestly expected a similar exceptional entertainment experience w/ the added bonus of a great dinner (Jelly Rolls does not serve food). The menu was far too casual for dinner, the quality bland and the sound quality in the piano bar was so poor that we were barely able to hear the pianists singing/music...later in evening just overloud noise. Many potential customers left!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun times. Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went here before going to see the blue man group. Good food and Good prices. The dueling pianos were tons of fun and re-energizing after a long day at Islands of Adventure. Although a bar, it seemed to be good for kids if early enough in the evening. (before 9pm ish).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    dsymona
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The hostess at the front door was very friendly and accommodating. The menu wasn't very good, and the drinks were watered down. I did like that we got to keep the glasses that our drinks were served in. If you like piano music you will enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not quite up to par
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    While I know you don't expect a Michelin quality meal at Pat O's, you should at least get competence. The food (what we had) was surprisingly tasty, but the performance issues overshadowed everything, despite the efforts of our friendly but harried server: - our appetizer was delivered to the wrong table ( who had ordered the same thing well after we had) and we had to wait 30 minutes before we finally got one of our own - of the 4 available deserts, the two we ordered were not available (early on a Friday night, and already out of ice cream?). The manager did kindly provide us with some beignets covered with powdered sugar - the perfect desert for two people dressed in black. Server was apologetic, but that only counts for so much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It took about a half hour before our drinks were out and about an hour for our dinners. The restaurant was not busy. We were a party of 9 and all but one dinner was served. By the time we realized we were not getting the one dinner the waitress was gone. It took about 5 minutes to get her back. She did apologize and went to get the dinner. She came back and said she must have missed it because it was sitting back there the whole time. It was mostly cold but again she was gone. My husbands medium rare steak was like shoe leather. The manager did apologize and told us that the steaks were frozen. My husband ordered a different meal which took about another 20 minutes to get. We were not charged for that. We will not go back.
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  • Lots of fun
    CAJ1
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Piano entertainment with some sing along was great! The crawfish étouffée was yummy. Ok for kids if its early.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Date Night or Group
    denwood
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The ambiance and entertainment in the piano bar is wonderful. Singing along is highly encouraged (even with your mouth full). If you are not into singing while you eat, you will not likely want to sit in the piano bar area. The food was medium priced ($12-$16) and the service was quick and attentive. I would highly recommend this place for a relaxing and entertaining evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time Great Food
    ddbsafety
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Enjoyed ourselves. Would return if in the area again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for food and fun!
    asunbuddy
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    It was cold and drizzly outside, and a Thursday, so it was not crowded at all for dinner. The menu has a variety for just about anyone. Some people were there just for drinks and the piano bar. The piano man was really great and had the small crowd fully particpating. The volume on his mike could have been turned down a notch. We all plan to go back there again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.