Tashan
Tashan

Tashan

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mytashan.com/
  • Phone: 2676872170x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday- Saturday 11:30am- 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French / Indian, Indian, Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Catharine St.
  • Public Transit: 2 Blocks south of Lombard-South station on the Broad St line. Easily accessible by bus routes 4, 27, 32, and 40.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 Valet Parking Friday and Saturday ONLY
A word from Tashan
A traditional Indian greeting awaits you at your table: "Namaste" which "welcomes the divine within you."

Tashan takes its inspiration from an age old approach to fine dining. Traditional Indian royalty would graze their way through a succession of grilled delicacies from the Tawa, Sigri, Tandoor and then finish with a single dish of a special curry or grand biryani.

We invite you to immerse yourself in 'Our India' exotically fused with a unique modern ethnic edge. The communal dining service lets you share our small and intricate entrees.

All our dishes are cooked to order and will come to your table the moment they are ready, so expect a gentle flow of dishes and let us help you through this journey of a memorable meal.

If you cannot find the reservation time you are looking for, please call us to inquire about seating at our beautiful lounge area, or outdoor cafe.
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Tashan reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (130)special occasion (95)good for groups (84)romantic (60)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (46)great for outdoor dining (40)great for brunch (24)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (20)great for lunch (19)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Will be Back, Loved it
    julianne
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband, Charles Fay, was given a gift card from, Vimal Narang, he was running a company in ny, and she was retiring. we loved the restaurant and food and will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • Indian food taken to the next level
    VPower
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent food, not so excellent service. Requested outdoor seating when reserving through opentable, if available. Arrive for reservation and there was no acknowledgment of my request, which would have been appropriate even if no space was available. After being seated, it took a long time to receive a wine/beer/drink list. Three waiters running around, and no one seemed to know who was responsible for our table. Servers seemed harried. Food was excellent. Would return again and hope for smoother service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bursting with Flavor
    LorrieLovesCulinary
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We recently bought Living Social coupon for chef 4 course tasting. A great value and everyday menu at$50 also a great value. Ambiance sexy and modern, service slow to start but ended well. Four courses included 3-4 entrees each. An amazing blend of bold flavors and textures. For a foodie at heart and out of the box adventure! Will come back for sure and order off the menu. That way I can concentrate on 3-4 flavors and enjoy every second of complex ingredients. I would definately tell a friend or10! Bold, inventive, sleak, sexy and culinary fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    ladylouVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We went for the first time a few nights ago, and plan to go back often! The food was amazing. I had a 'chaat' at the start of the meal, which was made up of baby spinach, which was fried to it had this wonderful crunch. One of the best appetizers I've ever had. The shrimp tandoor was tasty, as was the sri-lankan salmon. I had a mango lassi that was unforgettable. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JV
    john4347
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our table of 4 had order the tasting menu, with one person ordering a vegetarian tasting. The non-vegetarian food came out at a good pace, however the vegetarian food came out later for each tasting and was placed in the middle for all to share because it wasn't identified. This left the our vegetarian friend watching us eat at times and not eating enough altogether.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tashan Is Wonderful
    Steve
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food and service at Tashan are very good. The wait staff is very attentive and very knowledgeable about the dishes they are serving. The food was very good and I look forward to returning. The only negative was the bar. They have what appears to be a very well stocked bar; however, the drink preparation was lacking. Both cocktails were poorly prepared. We turned to their wine selection instead. The beer menu could also stand to be broadened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TrevorLanister
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very attentive staff. Diverse menu. No wrong choices. Nice beer/wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • night of first
    Reviewyoucantrust
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food and cocktails. If you never had Indian food, this is a great place to start.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sublimeX4meVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We did the chef's tasting menu with a Living Social voucher. We had an excellent meal. We especially enjoyed the crispy salad and the Lamb Vindaloo. We'd return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food & allergy friendly!
    Tesslington
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our dinner was amazing. Our server, Bennett, was professional, friendly, and so helpful. We especially appreciate Tashan accommodating our son's peanut allergy. We love Tashan!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    bphili
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I love Indian food and this place had both excellent food and service. Great prices too
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    we were initially seated at a very strange large table suitable for vikings, but we asked to be reseated and they were very friendly and accomodating about moving us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Chef Tasting Menu
    MarnieJ
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Came to Tashan with a friend with a LivingSocial certificate for the Chef's Tasting Menu & dessert. Everything was delicious. This is a restaurant I would repeat. The ambience was nice, very dark and I am sure it is hopping on a Friday/Saturday, we were there on Thursday. I enjoyed the new tastes/flavors as I am not that familiar with Indian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but strange wine list
    tmaxVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Friends had warned us but we decided to give it a go. Surprisingly food quality was quite good with thoughtful mix of ingredients. Unless you eat a lot, portions were not too bad. Drinks were a disappointment. Sangria was watered down with some soda in it. Wine list was strange. Some very mediocre bottles for $60-80 and then suddenly everything else was $200+. Not a bad place if you drink your wine before or after the dinner and stick with some beer during the dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Server seemed disinterested. Menu was not user friendly. Food was decent but priced way too high for what it was. Too many other restaurants in Philly and other hole-in-the-wall Indian joints that are cheap but have amazing food, to ever go back or recommend this place to anyone. Bottom line, not impressed.
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  • Terrific Indian food
    ALROVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Every time I eat at Tashan I enjoy the quality, and the real Indian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Philly2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The waiter explained the different styles of cooking used and made recommendations for us. The meat eaters in the group loved the Quail. I ordered the kale and it was very good. The best part is that you can keep ordering if you are still hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Outstanding meal and service - the bets Indian food I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JackieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We are never disappointed when we go to Tashan. The service is second-to-none and the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow - great find!
    ladym
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My husband came upon this restaurant through a Living Social Deal. We decided to try it out for my birthday dinner. I was concerned, since due to health issues I am stuck being dairy/gluten free, which is a tough thing with Indian (dairy esp.). They told my husband that they would cater to my needs. Wow, best DF/GF dining out experience I have ever had! I simply skipped out on the sauces and they made fresh GF naan, which I have NEVER heard of anywhere (I've searched!). I was warned that some of the dishes would probably be a little dry for me, but that wasn't the case. Everything was so incredibly delicious. We chose a Spanish red wine by the glass from Rioja. Recommend the brussel sprouts & scallops! 4 for ambience for weird bathrooms.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was perfect
    welovetoeat2
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We waiting a while to get out seat (we had a reservation and no one was in front of us - the host just wasn't around). We sat outside and it was perfect. The server was very kind and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was impeccable! Great Indian food with lots of spice. Loved the timing that everything was brought out. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Feel Good Time
    JBdinesoutVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food is excellent and the service exceptional. Each wait person is proud of and understands what they are serving and the energy is contagious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Indian Fusion Food
    ShriDrew
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This review comes from an indian customer. My Wife and I went there for her Birthday. The waiters were very very friendly and as we had decided to get the Chefs tasting, the waiter brought all the good stuff out of the kitchen. The Fried palak salad is the best!!!! we also got the goat chese naan which was the best version of naan I have ever had. You can actually see them making naan right there in the tandoor owen which is pretty cool. I would totally go back and try their lamb Biriyani for sure. I am very excited to go there again. Parking was a challenge but it was worth it. There was taste in each and every bite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed Tashan. While the service was somewhat slow, the servers were extremely friendly and accommodating. I was celebrating my birthday jointly with a friend and we both decided to splurge on the Tasting Menu. It was well worth it! As someone who often enjoys Indian cuisine, I appreciated the modern, French notes added to the traditional recipes. I highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special.
    Diningei
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had heard great things about Tashan and they were all true. The place was handsome, the food excellent and the staff professional, yet warm and engaging. Virginia, our excellent waitress, put together a perfect tasting menu. The combinations of ingredients were often unusual and identity defying, but delicious. We especially loved the multilayered salad, grilled shrimp, and scallops. The cauliflower dish was also a standout,and defied belief that it was indeed cauliflower. We will be back at Tashan....and soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 101 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 907 reviews are from the Tashan reviews archive.
  • Tasty but...
    Onyou
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Not sure why this is considered French Indian. It seemed pretty standard Indian. I was startled when the server said each person should order three dishes! That would have been a very expensive meal! I got two and couldn't finish. It seemed like they were really trying to upsell. Rice was not included with the curries... The big issue is that all the dishes came out at different times. They suggested we do family style but we didn't want to do that so it meant some people were sitting for a while without food. They also brought out the nan and rice last so people were unsure if they should just eat it without since we were hungry by then! The servers were apologetic and helpfully described the dishes as they came out. Everything was tasty!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too much of a good thing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had the chef's tasting meal for a table of four. It would have helped if a list of dishes had been provided. As it was, we enjoyed the first four courses very much but felt oppressed by the amount of food as it continued. Later courses were less delicate and unusual than earlier ones--it seemed as though the restaurant wanted to make sure we felt we'd had value for our money in the form of feeling stuffed. That's not our value. Next time we'll order a la carte. Service also started well and became less good. Our waiter seemed over-tasked, rushed and often difficult to locate. Courses came with longer and longer times between them, so we spent 30 minutes longer than we should have. We'll return--but on a different basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great Indian food. Open kitchen so it's very cool to see the good being prepared. Delicious cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Love this place, food is outstanding, great service, friendly, so much food and the flavors to die for....we'll keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great Philly find
    luluharmony
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Tashan was one of many places we dined at for a three day weekend celebration for our daughter's graduation for Penn. The food was excellent and the decor was great. We especially loved the open kitchen. The servers were very nice, but they all seemed a bit overwhelmed with the crowd. Growing pains, we assume. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • OUTSTANDING gourmet meal
    FoodieAtHeartVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I eat out several times a week and this restaurant is by far our favorite. The food is outstanding, each dish carefully composed and delicious. The variety of surprises and unique combinations made us want to go back. We had the tasting menu that allowed us to try small samples of many things. We found ourselves wanting to lick the plates. On top of the great food, the service was excellent. Servers were attentive and explained all the dishes. Definitely going back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    Foodie101
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We invited 4 of our friends out for a birthday dinner and all ordered the chef's tasting for $35 for 3 courses. Everyone loved the food and said it was well worth the price. My husband and I come here at least once a month for a date night out and they never fail to impress us and have us leave with a very satisfied appetite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Tasty food
    Veevinn
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I loved the place, service is awesome, food portions are smaller than I am used to. Overall this is a place for tasty food and perfect for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Inconsistent Service
    PITinPHILLY
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food is fantastic. Tashan is probably the best indian restaraunt in Philadelphia. However, the service needs to be improved. 1st, the waiter did not offer a taste of our bottle of wine, instead pouring glasses for everyone at the table. I have never had this happen at a compariable restaurant. 2nd, the staff kept bringing dishes to our table that we clearly did not order. They also mistakenly brought out a 2nd dish of something we already received. In the end, none of these incidents diminished the quality of food or ambiance at Tashan. The food was amazing, and the decor of the restaurant is very upscale. I would certainly come back (the food really is top notch), but I hope they improve the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Indian Fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Tashan is becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. I have been there several times now and have left incredible satisfied every time. An important point to make is that they offer some of the traditional Indian dishes but most of their dishes are more Indian fusion than anything else. If you love Indian food flavoring and are open to see the chef's own take on some popular dishes, Tashan will not disappoint. Incredible dishes, great ambiance and excellent service. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Non-traditional fusion cuisine
    dineatmanyplaces
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    While some items are overpriced for what you get, the non-overly spicey sauces on the non-traditional fusion Indian tapas sized dishes are tasty. Service was excellent with one mistake. Ambiance is both formal and romantic. The open style kitchen is an added plus. We would recommend it to any adult single, couple or group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • strawberryVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    All the food we sampled was delicious, spiced nicely, fresh and well presented. We loved this place! Excellent service, very nice set up, good drinks and great late HH.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful group dinner!
    slowVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a lovely table, and thoroughly enjoyed our food. The variety and selection, especially for vegetarians, was wonderful, and the tastes were all different so everyone enjoyed it. Especially the spinach chat, the eggplant, the paneer lollipops and the breads - they were some of the best we had all eaten. A great find and I would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful flavors
    fredda
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I have been to Tashan four times now and each time has been newly delicious. This is Indian food with very distinctive flavors: mild, delicate, spicy, you name it, but each dish a distinctive blending of flavors. I love their small plate approach which allows us to sample so many different dishes. We've tried their wine-tastings twice now and appreciate how well chosen the wines are for the food. The staff is so knowledgable and their recommendations are right-on.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    If someone would cook this food for me on a regular basis I could easily become vegetarian and now miss meat for a second. Delicious aromas and flavors.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.