Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Jonathan's - Ogunquit

Jonathan's - Ogunquit

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jonathansrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2076464777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Winter Hours:
    Serving Dinner Wednesday - Sunday from 5:00 p.m.
    Breakfast on Saturdays & Sundays staring October 19, 2013 thru April 2014

    Fall, Spring and Summer Hours:
    Open 7 Nights a Week for Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Whitney
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Jonathan's has been in the catering business for over 25 years now, hosting a variety of off site events in the region from political gatherings, to family reunions, to wedding receptions!

    We generally use our Special Event menus as a base guideline for menus but, as always with Jonathan's, we may personalize any menu to meet your needs!

    For off site catering, a typical catering fee will be applied varying from 10-20% additional fee.
  • Private Party Facilities: Jonathan's offers 5 dining rooms that can be used as private dining rooms along with a 3,000 square foot ballroom.

    Each room may be used for various different occasions and timing. We host post wedding brunches, celebratory breakfasts, conferences, training sessions, condo meetings, retirement luncheons, anniversary parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings and more!

    We pride ourselves on being on the most flexible and personalized venue in the area for private events!
  • Private Party Contact: Caitlan Etchevers 2076464777x
  • Entertainment: Jonathan's Ogunquit offers live jazz in Duke's Lounge on Friday & Saturday evenings after 7:00 p.m.

    Jonathan's is also known throughout New England for its Concert Series. Bringing in national headliners throughout the year, you may be able to catch artists such as Judy Collins, Jonathan Edwards, Livingston Taylor, Suzy Bogguss, Al Stewart, Paula Cole, Paula Poundstone, Suede, Arlo Guthry, Cheryl Wheeler, Edwin McCain, Spyro Gyra, John Pizzarelli, George Winston and more all LIVE in Jonathan's Listening Room!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Jonathan's is on the Ogunquit Trolley Route!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Jonathan's offers all guests parking.

    We have one of the largest private lots in Ogunquit. We ensure all of our guests have a place to park, may it be in our main lot in front of the restaurant or our auxiliary lot across the street, on Main Street, within a 1 minute walk to the restaurant.
A word from Jonathan's - Ogunquit
With over 37 years in business serving the local and traveling public fresh, local cuisine in a casual yet elegant atmosphere.

If you are searching for the perfect place to indulge in an elegant yet comfortably casual dining experience look no further. Jonathan's Restaurant impresses in every way making it the perfect destination for any special occasion.

Jonathan's Restaurant is Ogunquit's premiere destination for local cuisine and impeccable service. Accented by soft lighting and elegant décor, Jonathan's Restaurant aims to please and succeeds in doing so. The professional staff caters to its guests' every need making sure not to cut corners and only offering the finest, highest quality ingredients.

The menu is vast and eclectic showcasing an impressive selection of specialties.

The professional and friendly staff at Jonathan's Restaurant looks forward to making your next dining experience truly unforgettable.
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Jonathan's - Ogunquit reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)romantic (63)fit for foodies (58)neighborhood gem (53)good for groups (44)scenic view (35)notable wine list (21)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (12)hot spot (10)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Like a standard tune that you like
    MattM
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It is maybe a little old fashioned in a good way. Basic food, prepared well, well made drinks, and very nice servers. Our grandson loved the 600 gallon aquarium so there was a little bit of everything for everyone. Two of us did the sword fish on a bed of salad. Another had similar except with halibut. Another in our party had the filet mignon. To the bottom line: yes we would return there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-play meal
    athlete
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We have eaten here several times and food has always been great. Unfortunately, this time our waiter was only fair. Failed to refill water glasses, did not introduce himself and seemed unfamiliar with things. We will give the place another chance and hope this service is not a trend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Latefortheater
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I went to Jonathan's for dinner prior to a 7:00 show at the Ogunquit Theater. Our reservation was for 5:00 on a Sunday which we thought would give us plenty of time to eat. Although the food was decent and the waitstaff was very pleasant, the service was unbelievably slow despite the fact that we informed our servers that we needed to be at a 7:00 show. Also, we were not given the 10% discount that we were entitled to despite showing our theater tickets. Unfortunately, by the time we realized this, we were already late for the theater and could not go back. Two hours should have been more than enough for a dinner without rushing and worrying about time. We did not even have time to order dessert.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ashkay
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have eaten at jonathan's many times when we are in Ogunquit and have never been disapointed with the food or service My wife has a gluten allergy and they go out of there way to accomodate her and make her feel special
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    honesty
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was good; but the service was not. We had 2 waitresses. One was nice enough to take over, when the 1st one ignored us. -Initially, the original waitress was in a hurry for us to order. Then it seemed that she purposely let us sit & rot, because we didn't want to order right away. -She just seemed very grumpy. -Nice window view; but rather noisy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Summervisitor
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was very good and fresh. The service is basic, not too warm and pleasant. The restaurant is very noisey. It needs something to absorb the noise. For that reason, I would not want to return, if I were in a group of three or more. It is difficult to hear someone across the table from you. We would have stayed longer and had desert, but wanted to go someplace that we could talk.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little over priced.
    clang25
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    $35 steak was not the quality you would expect. However Our server Was excellent. seated at a Very pretty spot overlooking the wild flower garden.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a show
    Firkin
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    No need to worry about being able to enjoy a nice dinner and be at the playhouse on time. Jonathan's offers comfortable tables with plenty of space along with excellent service and friendly staff. They have a speedy kitchen serving excellent food and scrumptious desserts. You won't regret
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicest Restaurant in Ogunquit!
    Fledermaus
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food is superlative and the waitstaff is pleasant, friendly yet professional and quietly unobtrusive. We have been eating here for more than a decade and have always had a wonderful meal. Our favorites include the lobster, chicken, duck and jaegerschnitzel all of which are routinely excellent. When we go there we like to sit in the smaller dining room to the left of the bar as you enter. As the light fades the garden and statuary are illuminated and it is quite peaceful. Also, there is live music on Saturdays during the summer, check their website for details. When in Ogunquit if you can only dine at one restaurant, this should be it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not As I Expected
    nhmetourist
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    It was a bit noisy in the restaurant area. Food was good, nothing great. Our service wasn't good at all, but I noticed other waitstaff being very attentive. I think our waiter just wasn't up to par. We were there for an event which was upstairs after the dinner. I would recommend the dinner & show package.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    notimpressed
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Iceberg lettuce (yuck) salad was way overpriced! Would have preferred leaf lettuce or spring mix. Scallops tasted ok, but not covered with enough breadcrumbs and no wine or butter sauce. They sat in water, not very tasty. Food was served too quickly, so no time to enjoy the meal/evening. Our party of 4 felt very rushed. Atmosphere is nice, but will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jonathan's in Ogunquit, ME.
    Mainediner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Jonathan's is consistant year after year. My family has eaten at Jonathan's since 1988 and we love the food, love the decor, appreciate the attentive service. Restaurants come and go but Jonathan's always satisfies. Their menu is varied enough so everyone in our party can find something delicious. They don't try to be anything other than what they are... a restaurant that keeps you coming back because you know what you will get when you go there. Great food, great service and a genuine welcome back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert, haddock went downhill
    Allie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We frequently book the dinner and concert, which includes dessert. The tiramisu and cheese cake were no longer offered, a big disappointment to us. It seems as if the management was cutting corners to increase profits. A cake and apple crisp did not compare. These tickets are pricey, too. Also, the baked stuffed haddock portion has shrunk significantly while the price has gone up. In all the value has deteriorated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    Yawkey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Restaurant was outstanding, from Valle parking attendants to wait staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The was our firs time to Jonathan's. Wait staff efficient and friendly. Portions were good. It was loud and non-romantic but not known for that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free disappointment
    Seacoastdiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We picked Jonathans' because their website indicated that they had gluten free options available, which my wife requires. When we didn't see anything indicated on the menus, we asked the waitress. She said that she would check. After a 10 minute wait, she returned to the table and asked for our orders. We asked again about the gluten free options and she replied, "oh, yes, there is a haddock meal." We asked if there was anything else and she said no. So, my wife ordered the haddock. The service was very slow (our water glasses were refilled when we were ready to leave)and my Cappuccino never arrived (she claimed she broke the machine, and then laughed about it). Food is good - not outstanding.
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  • Mediocre food - service inattentive
    AquaholicfromnyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Unfortunately the food was tasteless for every dish - lobster, scallops, steak, salad, and bread. No spices, bland. Service was inattentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A can't miss....
    Bethey134
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food quality (& quantity!) was exceptional for the price. Service was great for us (but a few tables around us seemed to wait a bit before initially being greatest by the servers...) Ambiance was nice with music playing loud enough to hear but not too loud to cause issues when trying to talk to each other. Parking was on site and easy. Will definitely return to try some of the other amazing sounding items on their menu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food better than service
    Marcia24VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food is actually very good but waitress not so good; asked for two male lobsters: got one male/one female; asked to have lobsters cracked; neither cracked....waitress never asked if everything was okay; her assistants were more attentive than she...had to ask for extra napkins by flagging one down...meal came with dessert and waitress acted as if desserts weren't part of the package...didn't seem to pay any attention to us; it was a special 70th birthday celebration so quite disappointed by the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Food
    wahoo
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I believe that Jonathan's is heavily frequented by Ogunquit Playhouse goers, so it is probably very busy on the nights on which there are shows. Also there seems to be a propensity toward an older crowd. If this is an issue with clientele, then they should probably stay away. Having said that, my husband ordered a beef entree and I ordered a fish entrees, both of which were magnificently prepared. And that is the reason why we returned for our most recent visit to Ogunquit. We went reasonably early on a non-show night and, of course, made reservations in advance. EXCEPTIONAL FOOD QUALITY, which, in the final analysis, trumps all. The serve staff was also very attentive and unobtrusive and the food was HOT. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep coming back!
    Kissy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I can be a food snob for sure but every time I come back I remember how brilliant the service is and how delicious the menu offerings are. A consistently high quality, fresh, tasty meal! From the fried oysters to the shrimp, boneless buffalo chicken with kick butt blue cheese dressing (I'm a conisseur. ) all yummy. Steaks and Salmon are very good too. Thanks, again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more2luv
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The night was just great! We had a very nice seat looking out towards the garden. The restaurant was not overly crowded, so things were attended to quickly. The wait staff very polite, and efficient. Have been a customer many times in the past, will be back again to see you!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dinner was remarkably good in all aspects.....we really enjoyed Jonathans
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    First and last visit to Jonathan's. Went following the matinee at the Ogunquit Playhouse arriving at 5:30. We were just about the first and only customers there and were seated not in the main dining room but on the glassed in porch. My husband ordered what he thought were broiled scallops, and they were in a casserole and broiled briefly before serving. The manager was very nice and did give us a free dessert. But it was a disappointment. My lamb dinner was excellent.
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  • Pleased with everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Celebrated my 25th anniversary at Jonathan's. Everything was perfect. Our meals were delicious, the service was just right and the Chocolate Mousse was my wife's favorite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mix
    BobbyZ
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The room was open and spacious and had a nice woodland view. Rack of lamb was generous but was disappointed by small portion of risotto stuffed in a tomatoe and not cooked all the way through. Very cozy bar, but attentiveness of bar staff was lacking. Comfortable place for a quiet meal but don't expect stellar performances from anybody there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DINE AT JONATHAN'S !!!!!
    Lobstersandasparagusland
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had delicious dinners at Jonathan'S! Four adults Back at home in Beverly Mass Will Return! Fantastic Food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DEBBIE
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Always a pleasant dining experience. Food is always good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and delicious dining
    curlyandtiger
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Sweet and Sour calamari is THE BEST!!! Love the orange martini as did one dining companion. Accommodates food allergies well also. We love the dining option prior to the fabulous entertainment upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely, but a bit off...
    Fourseasons
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Jonathan's is always on my list for after theater dinner...the ambience, service, food historically a treat...and love the gardens and lighting. Live entertainment This time my dinner selection was not quite as special. Ordered the Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Risotto served in grilled tomato. Risotto was very dry and overdone with herbs...mustard on the lamb a bit strong for my taste. Chef's muse soup delicious: creamed zucchini, yellow squash spinach. Bread Pudding tasty, but I should have asked for extra whipped cream. The service was ok but not the usual warm and friendly I've enjoyed in the past. Will definitely return, however, as I chalk this experience up to an "off" night - Jonathan's is usually outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 87 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 550 reviews are from the Jonathan's - Ogunquit reviews archive.
  • Very Nice
    Dany
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As noted above, everything was great. I should note to Open Table that this is your second request and I sent one in after the first request. i should also note that Open Table got the date wrong by a day. It was supposed to be 5/10 and Open Table reserved for 5/11
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From MA to ME and back on Mom's Day
    PigMountainPat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took the mother of my child to Jonathan's on Mother's Day. Easier to drive to Maine and back from North Reading than into Boston and back, so we did. Table by the garden afforded nice views of busy hummingbirds. I had the lobster bisque and glazed salmon; my wife ordered the corn chowder with peppers and the Mother's Day special, an Atlantic redfish and lobster roulade. Much sharing ensued; everything was terrific, and the lobster roulade deserves a place on the standard dinner menu. Peach cobbler for dessert finished us off nicely. Very reasonable prices were the icing on the cake we didn't have room for. 3rd or 4th visit to Jonathan's including a dinner/show combo for Tom Rush. This restaurant is becoming one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch Challenges
    NewtoMaine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been to Jonathan's several times for concerts and the last time for dinner it was not as good as previous times. Mother's Day brunch was very poorly done. The food was not hot, there was not enough of it, there were no plates in the buffet line, the two servers in the dining hall were overwhelmed so service at the table for coffee, silverware, etc. was very slow. I like this place, but I would probably caution others going for a brunch.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Sunday brunch was fantastic. Bloody Marys were spectacular. Atmosphere and wait staff were great, as always. Will be back for dinner when we return to Maine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Been here several times and it never disappoints! Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time there was a dud
    Actoners
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Perhaps caught them an off night - they had a large party there but the food was very bland, and service was very distracted. This was not the same place as last summer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive Not so Great Food
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    For an upscale restaurant we were not very impressed with the food and the service was too rushed. -Would not go back.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    PamR
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We've been to Jonathons many times and always love it! This was no different but even better as we brought friends who had never been but will definitely be joining s there again:) Thank you all!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prime rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Came for the Thursday night special. Very pleasant ambiance. Portion a tad small. Food was warm, not hot but very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased.
    WGandH
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    It was our first visit to the restaurant, and we were very pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate