Somerville Wine Room & Bistro
Somerville Wine Room & Bistro

Somerville Wine Room & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.somervillewine.com/
  • Phone: 7804549463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - 4:30-10:00
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Kitchen hours:
    Tues, Weds 9:00pm
    Thurs, Friday, Saturday 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Global, International, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Neil Chamberlain
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: As the spirit moves us we will have live music and wine tastings, look for details on our website.
  • Special Events: We are happy to host private events up to 40 guests seated and 60 reception style. Menu can be determined at time of booking. We are able to host corporate events, wedding receptions, family gatherings, wine and food events. The menu is not limited to what we normally offer if determined in advance.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 124 Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are flanked by many parking lots attached to businesses closed in the evening as well as plenty of street parking.
A word from Somerville Wine Room & Bistro
Our philosophy is simple, to serve well crafted food accompanied by exceptional wine, beer and spirits. We source as many local and organic ingredients as possible to create beautifully presented food with bold flavour profiles.
Our wine list is cultivated from small boutique wineries around the world, so we can offer unique choices of exceptional quality. We offer 20 wines by the glass, a diverse selection of craft beer and a classic cocktail list.
Our room is intimate, inviting and designed so you can join us for a casual drink or gather with friends for dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Somerville Wine Room & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (14)romantic (11)special occasion (10)late-night find (4)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Had a very nice evening ,
    onthego
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Had a very nice evening , nice ambience warm and cozy. Our food was excellent the lamb shank was fall off the bone tender, the whipped potato were a show stopper , steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Nice variety of wine and beer and service was also excellent, as usual just a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Ok, service was slow
    Mel99987
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My husband and I came here for a date night. I had the pasta which was good but my husband's prime rib was only ok. A bit too fatty for his taste. The blueberry ricotta cheescake was really delicious. The restaurant was practically empty but the service was still very slow. We also had another couple seated directly beside us despite there being many other empty tables which was awkward. Overall, this place was ok. If you do go, get dessert for sure!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    This was our first visit here and it was a wonderful experience. I was absolutely wowed by the Duck on crispy polenta, it is hands down the best duck I have had in this city. My husband had the ribeye and raved about the whipped potatoes it came with. Desserts were fantastic, my blueberry cheesecake had a delicious pecan crust. Lots of by the glass choices for wine and our server was so helpful, very welcoming place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, just took a while
    thediscerningpalette
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had the duck dish and the filet mignon. The taste was unbelievable…absolutely scrumptious. The service was quite slow though. There could have been more servers. It was a long wait for our food, and no bread was served so it became a little uncomfortable as our food arrived at 8:15 and our reservations were for 6:30. I think if the restaurant is that slow some bread or something would have been great. I will definitely return however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 124th rocks!
    foodie
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Everything was excellent. The food was awesome appies , entrees and dessert all wonderful. Service was spectacular , warm friendly and knowledgeable . Great atmosphere place was packed nice buzz..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit to Somerville!
    2Lees
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Very friendly, received a warm welcome, overall a nice ambience. Appetizers and entrees all very good and presented well. Loved the ginger cake for dessert! Thought the background music was not quite fitting for the place - but wasn't too loud and distracting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Visited Somerville for the first time, we were very impressed with this place . A lovely warm greeting at the door , a very long sleek room with a polished concrete floor and great woodwork. The food was as advertised, well presented and full of flavour, the wine list was unique and very well balanced, Overall a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Visit
    onthego
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    we have not been here in a while and once again had a wonderful time. The food here really is fabulous. Service is always great and we REALLY enjoyed their new dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perhaps a few more vegan and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    perhaps a few more vegan and vegetarian options, But overall it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end! Closed the place down,,,,, 2 bottles of wine later!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We found this little gem courtesy of Open Table. Food was excellent; I had the filet mignon and my spouse had the casserole. The food is excellent. Highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    lovedit
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    The food was amazing, a fairly small menu but everything we tried - 2 appetizers, 2 main courses and 1 desert - all fantastic! I will definitely go back. The cambenbert cheese appetizer - to die for!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    My wife heard about this place and we decided to give it a try. What a great find. My duck was spectacular, the crispy polenta it came with was superb! My wife had the salmon manicotti and was very pleased. We tried several of their glass pours and found them to be very affordable for the quality. Shared a lovely dessert. Our server was very friendly and we never felt rushed. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    happygir
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Gave my parents a choice of where to go for there anniversary, there choice was Somerville. Did not disappoint , food was beautifully presented and full of flavour. Our service was terrific, the desserts were wonderful. We love this place for a special occasion or anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home run !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    What a great little place . Food is beautiful , scallops and ceviche to start , terrific. Duck and lamb for mains both were outstanding. The service was excellent , knowledgeable about the food and wine menu. Finished with the warm ginger cake and ricotta cheesecake , it is always so apparent when desserts are made in house, they were both superb. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming staff and attentive
    Ackmc
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Welcoming staff and attentive service. Heat needed to be turned up and could use some throw cushions on the bench seating for those if us who are a small. Well prepared and tasty dishes. We ordered duck, beef tenderloin, ribeye and manicotti; everyone was happy. Nice wine choices. A good restaurant for a night out. Thank you Sommervilles.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    roblaroo
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Second time at Somerville but first time having food. Love all facets of this place and will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sommerville Wine Room & Bistro
    DMG2700
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    What a great dining experience. Food was fantastic. We started with the pate and the ceviche! perhaps too much pate but very delicious. the ceviche was light and tasty. For main course I had the casserole and my partner the duck. We had a great wine selection. The meals were beautifully prepared and presented. The casserole was especially good and I had to stop myself from licking the dish at the end. Perfect meal for a cold winters night. The duck was very good and had a great jus. Even the polenta (which I am not a fan of) was crispy and a nice addition. All in all a very enjoyable experience and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great meal and evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Bistro
    Puffy
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Great intimate bistro for a romantic evening or an evening with two couples. The restaurant decor is modern classic and is a nice backdrop for intimate dining. The service is very good and the food delicious. The menu choice is restricted, but this can be good or bad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We came here for the first time on our anniversary. My wife had the superb scallops, I opted for the comfort food poutine. It too was excellent . We followed this up with steak and the excellent Lamb shank. We each finished off with different cheesecakes. Again both were very good. The service was excellent and we were well looked after. It will not be our last visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    innerfoodie
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. The staff was friendly. It was very quiet there is not a lot of seating. Quite expensive but any place can when you start ordering wine as well. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Everything was perfect as usual. Food and service just outstanding, gotta say one of the coziest rooms around in the winter. If you haven't been give it a try, you will like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cheesecake
    pjsa
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Both of the cheesecakes we had were heavenly. Dinner was also quite good. I would have appreciated a vegetable on the plates but I know most diners don't eat their veggies anyway (I'm just an exception). The potatoes with smoked gouda that came with the lamb was delicious. I could have made a meal of that. I didn't love a tomato based sauce with the lamb though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    We had a wonderful time at Somerville.love the progressive small but fresh menu.We started with the scallops best we have had, our server recommended the duck, and the manicotti both were stellar ! Our server was awesome he was there when we needed him but not intrusive. I found the wine list very unique and creative. Finished with house made truffles and ricotta blueberry cheesecake, both were awesome. It is a casual place with top notch food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    We had such a great evening at Somerville! Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro delivers again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    This little place always delivers, iam in Edmonton 6 times a year for business have a condo near by. Somerville is my go to place, food, atmosphere and service fantastic ! Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We don't get a chance to go out very often since we have 3 busy kids so when we do we hope it’s a great experience. We chose Somerville Wine Room & Bistro based on the reviews on OpenTable and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic - we shared an appetizer and two entrées. All of them were delicious and with an excellent presentation. The service was outstanding including the pairing of a wine with my entree which was a great suggestion. All in all I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food uncomfortable chairs
    thediscerningpalette
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Fabulous food. Attentive Service. Knowledgeable server. If you reserve a table be sure to ask for the comfortable chairs. On one side of the restaurant is padded chars and the other side has hard black wooden chairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exactly what I was hoping for
    CS1Diner
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We dine out frequently, and you always hope that the ambience, food, service, wine will be great, truthfully, it rarely is, but Everything was fantastic at Somerville Wine Room and Bistro. The room has lovely chandeliers, huge interesting paintings, comfortable seats, an excellent sound system with cool background music track (our server said she got it from a Spanish wine rep) My wife and I shared, the Ceviche, which was excellently done and very tangy, and the boar pate with fresh baked bread, they were both great, I had the rib steak, my wife had the short rib puff pastry pot pie, the portions were huge and rich and delicious, and we had trouble finishing it, no room for desert would be my only complaint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Dined for our special occasion, food was amazing full of flavour, beautifully presented. Our service was fantastic great wine recommendations . Such a lovely room warm and cozy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit
    SHAR
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Loved the setup of this small restaurant. Music was in the background and not overwhelming the conversation...appreciated greatly! Menu choices limited but enough variety to suit everyone and what we had was excellent. Will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening
    okidoki
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Just a spectacular evening at Somerville.We love this place never hurried, always terrific food and service . Just a lovely room to tuck in for the night. And walking distance, Bonus !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, friendly service
    greatlaughs
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great food, friendly service will definitely come back. Have already told friends about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    SawEdm
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Four of us, celebrating a birthday, had a wonderful food experience on a Saturday evening. Noise level escalated when larger group arrived later on, but the appies, main course and desserts were outstanding and well-priced. Would certainly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    LLcoolH
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Wonderful everything. Really glad to find this place and will definitely go again. Very good fresh food expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Beautiful ambience inside. Lovely owner/hostess. Gracious food and attention throughout the dining experience. A must recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience- You gotta go!
    1234
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    A quiet, quaint restaurant. Our second time there. We were there 2 months ago, and liked it enough to return. We had attended the Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Fest earlier in the day, so had aquired a palate of fine wines and eats. Sommerville does not disappoint. Not a lot of food choices, but what they do they do exceptionally well. A lovely wine list. A perfect quiet place to go when you are not in a hurry. Not saying the service is slow, not at all, but good food and fine wine is meant to be enjoyed. Nice to be able to sit, visit, eat and enjoy! Love the atmosphere of this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friday night
    Michelle
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Made an 8:15p reservation for Friday night, but was not needed as there was ample room (apparently there is an early rush and then becomes quiet). One large birthday group and another couple dining. Very comfortable restaurant, tables not too close, cozy, nice ambiance. Service was great, enjoyed the food, would like to see a more choices for mains. Loved the frites and camembert. My duck was perfection and highly recommend it. Bottles of wine were reasonably priced.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar!
    onthego
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Everything top notch , service, food, lovely atmosphere just always a great night .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    youbet
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Had dinner on Saturday night,lovely time . Our reservation was at 7, apparently so was everyones as the place was full , our lamb and ribeye was cooked to perfection, always order my steak rare to mr it was perfect , and the lamb shank was fork tender. We started with poutine not the norm for us , but wow this is no ordinary poutine.Service was attentive but not intrusive, servers wine knowledge was excellent.Such a cozy room perfect winter spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, a bit pricey
    SherbrookeMama
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The atmosphere is fairly casual. Service was pretty good. We were under the impression that it was a tapa bar and found the menu extremely limited though it did have an extensive wine menu. Also a bit pricey for our taste - $20 for 3 scallops. As the small menu did not have many items that appealed to us we would not go back - but would still recommend it to others.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and could be great
    CityDweller
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Checked out Somerville for dinner on Saturday night and were warmly greeted and seated to our table right away. Received our water right away but it took quite a while for the server to come back for our wine order (not impressed with the HUGE lack of Canadian wine). We ordered the Chorizo and Potato appetizer and sat with our menus closed for a good 15 minutes before the appetizer came out. And then we were asked for our entree orders. The chorizo and potatoes were good but there was three times as much potato as chorizo. And the chorizo seemed a bit overprocessed . We both ordered the lamb main dishes and the Gouda whipped potatoes were heavenly but the lamb was just alright. It was a bit soggy and pretty fatty. I would try them out again
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