McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 4013514500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 6:30am-11:00am & Sunday 6:30am-Noon

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm & Sunday Noon-4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Bar Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday 11:00am-12:00am; Sunday Noon - 11:00pm.

    Happy Hour Bar Menu: Sunday-Thursday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 9:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Friday-Saturday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 10:00pm -12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Squire Davidson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Public Transit: Kennedy Plaza
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Park at the Biltmore and pay $5 for parking while dining at McCormick & Schmick's. Please see Host for parking validation. 3 Hour Limit
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
Returning to co-founder Bill McCormick's hometown, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in the historic Biltmore Hotel, where Mr. McCormick once parked cars as a young boy. McCormick & Schmick's is conveniently located adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center and within walking distance of the business, historical, governmental and cultural communities of Providence.

The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood from around the world. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties to tempt any palette.

Visit our lively bar and enjoy traditional mixology at its best, featuring classic cocktails made from scratch using fresh-squeezed juices, bottled and tap beer, or choose a selection from our extensive wine list to accompany your meal.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.4
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
61% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (17)notable wine list (15)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very Dissapointed
    FishLover
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    From start not a good experience...6:00pm out of many items , server brought small wedge of bread for 4 people -dry/stale, when we asked for fresh piece he said , it's been sitting out on counter a while, only allowed one wedge per table. Didn't take back for fresh or offer extra . My sister ordered salmon with roasted vegetable she could not eat due to food sensitivity, server said can't substitute, then came back an hour later (we hadn't received our meals yet) and said they were all out of the vegetable and would be substituting another their choice would not allow her to choose a substitution she liked. It took another half hour to get our meals. Vegetables over-cooked, salmon ok. Clam chowder however was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    Judy
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We have had lunch here several times before seeing a show at Trinity. The service has been somewhat slow but everything else is excellent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good seafood
    djf821
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Good place for seafood. A little pricy for the portions. All around good place. Not terrific, but enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Oysters weren't shucked properly. Spent more time picking out chunks of shells than eating them. Manager took 4 off the bill out of 12 and titled the discount "Did not like". Discount wording was unprofessional and inaccurate. Food was just okay. Presentation was definitely lacking. There was more space on the plate than food. Disappointed in the experience, especially for the price.
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  • Not what I was hoping for
    CoupleofSmiths
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I have always heard great things about McCormicks restaurants but absolutely nothing was worth mentioning except the terrible service
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boring flavor
    COLLEGECOUPLE
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The crab cakes, shrimp kisses, and fried calamari was great. The Kolbe burger was terrible, it was blane boring and flavor-less. It came with a side if kettle potato chips? Are you serious. Overall the server was awesome but the entrees were not worth it. Also we had drinks for the first twenty minutes and after that one of the guys actually got up and found one of the ice water containers to refill the table. I am disappointed and I don't think I would ever come here again honestly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Experience
    SFTempTransplantVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    McCormick & Schmick's was good as usual. I enjoy the Providence restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • McCormick & Schmick is always
    zag137
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    McCormick & Schmick is always one of my favorite restaurants. Service was outstanding. I had the beef medalions and lobster tail, which was great. My wife had the Carribean fish, which was ok..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dine here regularly when
    pjplaugerVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We dine here regularly when attending shows at Trinity Rep. The food has been consistently good and the service just as consistently friendly and efficient. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. If anything, our most recent visit was the best of all. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch disappointment
    Emanon
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We enjoy eating lunch before going to a matinee at Trinity Rep. We had plenty of time before the show, so we were not too concerned that our meals did not come out quickly. Unfortunately, only one of our four meals came out as we had ordered them. One of us carefully avoids dairy and requested that there be no cheese on his sandwich, but it came out with a generous slice of cheddar. His wife's meal was supposed to be almond encrusted trout with butternut squash risotto, but she got grilled trout with mashed potatoes. My wife got her crabcake, but with the waiter running back and forth to fix the other problems, she did not have the heart to complain that she had not gotten her poblano tartar sauce. We went down the street for coffee.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible
    Stacie
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Went St. Paddy's day for corn beef and cabbage. Meal was tasteless and portions were small. Meat was chewy. Cabbage looked weird; like it was old. Restaurant was empty. Service was good.
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  • No Appetizers
    Seck
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was our first time in Providence. We were staying at the hotel where McCormick & Schmick's was located. Ordered two appetizers they were out of all of them. This was Saturday night at 7:15 pm. The third appetizer was shrimp cocktail, they came to the table and told us the shrimp was warm and I am sure you do not want warm shrimp cocktail. We asked them to chill the shrimp we will wait. The other appetizer was calamari, over cooked and grease. The mahi mahi was ok, I had it topped with dynamite crab. I asked the waiter if the crab was spicy. He said no I like the crab and hate spicy food. The crab was so spicy I had to remove form the fish. The service was poor from the beginning to the end.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Surprise
    Lynne
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Made reservations for 12 for my husband's 60th birthday. I couldn't have been more pleased! The waitstaff was outstanding and went over and above to attend to our needs! The food was brought to the table in a timely manner and everyone's dish was cooked to perfection. We all enjoyed our meals and would definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    GreatExperience
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My experience at McCormick & Schmick's was simply first class. Chris our waiter was delightful, and really made our night a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not acceptable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service was not acceptable not very friendly. Food was rushed. The quantity of food for the price was high.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food but trick to get seated.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food is always great, and I love the ambiance of the restaurant. The only negative is checking in, especially if you enter through the hotel (as the signs directed us to do on Wednesday). Though there is a hostess stand, there is never anyone there, and unless a wait staff member wanders by, it isn't clear how to get seated.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad dining experience
    VictoriaVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The evening began with our having to wait at least 5 minutes for the hostess to appear from somewhere in the back of the restaurant. It was 7 pm and not at all crowded, so there was no excuse for there to be no one at the front. Next we were seated at a table where immediately I felt a chilly draft coming from above. We requested another table and there my spouse was under the chilly blowing air. Finally, the third table worked. Our server, Andrea, was very sweet and did her best. But she and her peers were clearly not well trained and this led to very slow service. She did not check in with us to see if we needed more water or another glass of wine or more bread. The food was ok but definitely not worth the hefty prices.
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  • stale food
    jpjoy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I ordered fish and chips and husband ordered fried fish sandwich. both meals were awful and tasted like the food was in the refrigerator for days. dry, tasteless and tough batter.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When went on a Monday night
    Dave
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    When went on a Monday night when it wasn't very busy. No one was at the hostess desk so we waited several minutes to be helped. We were seated in an area with a lot of traffic and right next to the lounge(very loud). It was obvious that we were on a romantic dinner (both dresses up) and our table was right next to a couple family tables with kids. There were tables next to the window away from the louder area but didn't get to sit there even though we had reservations. I thought that usually gets you one of the best tables in the house. It was so loud that we couldn't hear our waiter when he finally showed up to greet us(10 min) later. Food portions were very small, didn't taste great and was cold. Never again($150 + tip)not worth it !!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Valentine's Lunch
    DBPawtucket
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Decided to take my wife for a Valentine's lunch on Saturday. The restaurant only had a few tables occupied but was sat directly next to the bar which was extremely loud and cold every time the door was opened. Could hardly hear waiter due to the noise and being soft spoken. Then once we received our food a waitress came over telling our waiter and us he had taken someone else's food and had given it to us. Waiter muttered something and left. My wife didn't know if he was coming back with her correct food or if she should continue eating. After 10 minutes waiter came back saying food was the same (definitely not since the pasta was not what was ordered) and that waitress was unprofessional. Expected more from visit but left dissapointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impress
    Mariella
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for Valentine's Day. Had reservation for 9:45 via Open Table. Got there 10mins late and didn't tell us that they were backed up. Waited until finally got to our table and sat at 10:30! So it was a 45 mins wait. Ordered calamari as appetizer which was good and wanted Lobster bisque so bad but they ran out! My husband ordered Fish n' Chips which was pretty ok and I ordered 9oz steak with asparagus on a side. Presentation wasn't good for what you pay for and I wanted Medium and my steak was sort of burnt and dry no blood at all. I was disappointed considering it was a bit pricey. Nice to try the place out but I'm never ever coming back to that place. Not impressed at all! Sorry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for a romantic date. Our reservation was at 9:30 but we did not get seated until 10:15, even though I saw more than 4 tables that could have been cleaned. While we were waiting for our table, I tried to get a drink at the bar and was not acknowledged for 20 minutes. Our server was friendly but my meal was disappointing with 4 pieces of ravioli and no scallops. While we were waiting for our meal, the kitchen ran out of lobster bisque, roasted potatoes, and scallops, which was supposed to be included in our meals. Our table was close to the kitchen and gave off a bad ambience. I can appreciate the restaurants theme and menu, but I was not pleased with this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive and Busy
    DanL
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for Valentines Day. We had reservations for 8:45. We got there for 7 so we could check out the bar. The place was packed and busy especially it being a Friday night AND Valentines Day. In an hour and 45 minutes we got 2 drinks as they only had 2 bartenders on, on a Friday night and Valentines Day (makes sense). By the time our table was open, it was 9:45 as they must have overbooked. I had the ribeye with lobster mashed potatoes. She had the stuffed salmon. Both meals were delicious, but undersized, especially for the price tag of 110 before tip. There are plenty of other great places to go in the city. Don't waste your time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    MrPight
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    MY wife and I arrived at 8:15 for a 8:30 reservation, and was told that it would be a while. Since we were15 minutes early we went to the bar to grab a cocktail, which took 15 minutes to get. While I paid for the drinks my wife went to check on our table, open arrival she observed a couple who came in without reservations get seated immediately. After consulting with a manager we got a table at 9:00, 30 minutes after our reservation. Food: To be short, They ran out of bread. Rhode Island Style Calamari took 30 mins. While our entrée took 45 mins. Should have gome to Fleming's or Capital Grille
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  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day, and despite having an 8:00pm reservation I didn't get seated till around 8:20-8:25. However, once I was seated the waitress was very attentive and friendly. She gave good recommendations for the appetizer, and the one we chose was delicious. The entire dining experience was excellent and I would recommend this place to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    maya
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I liked the food, but was not impressed with the service. I know it was a busy night but we asked for water, never got it. Ordered coffee and tea, got it, asked for sugar, waited, finally asked another passing waitress. Why wouldn't you just automatically bring sugar when you brought the coffee, tea, and milk? Odds are somebody at the table would use sugar. Also, had reservations for 6:30 and in all honesty we were late, but did call to tell them we would be late (10 minutes). When we got there apologized for being late, but still had to wait 15 minutes. If they had reserved the table and we called why did we have to wait? Would it have been ready if we were on time? It was kind of like a Seinfeld episode.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait Wait and Wait
    Speedfot
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    we made reservations for valentine’s day with Open Table. this was probably the only part that went smooth 1. we were seated right away and they recognized our open table reservations 2. we waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged after we sat down 3. we then waited another 10 minutes to be asked if we wanted a drink 4. we waited another 20 minutes for 2 drinks to be delivered from the bar 5. one of the drinks was wrong 6. waited 25 minutes to return the drink and order dinner. at this time we just requested our bill from the manager and left without eating we witnessed 2 more tables experience the same poor service. This would have been fine IF the restaurant was busy but it was at 60% capacity so being busy was not an excuse.
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  • Wonderful Service, Food, Drinks
    Steve
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood in Providence was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The waitstaff was fantastic. The food was fresh and delicious. Recommend to the highest degree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for seafood oriented
    Mike
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great for seafood oriented people. Some beef and pasta available. Drinks good. Try "Hot Apple Pie". Service timely. They turned our order around quite quickly. Best to use the valet parking. If you choose, M&S is in the Providence Biltmore so a nice room would undobtedly be available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Jack
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Had reservation for 6:30. Arrived early at 5:45 and was seated right away. Service was friendly but very slow. Meals were both tasty but not memorable. Long wait between courses. Waited 20 minutes before dessert came even after explaining we had to get to an event that started at 8:00. Entire meal took nearly two hours even though there were some empty tables.
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  • will never return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    overpriced, frozen appearing, overcooked steak. worst we've ever seen - anywhere. service was terrible. martinis fair. bottle of wine was fine (when it finally arrived just as our entrees were served). non inviting bar was cold in both ambiance and temperature. crab and corn chowder was oily. oysters good, bread fresh, warm and delicious. customer service at its worst, leaving this restaurant in the category of "typical chain" rather than "fantastic upscale steakhouse". disappointing is being kind. will never return.
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  • Sbm7
    sbm7VIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    My friend and I got thier early. Seated us right away. Wine suggestion was right on. Excellent wine, our waiter knew a lot about wine and food suggestions. The food was awesome.
    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.
  • New Year' Eve
    AlRomeo
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The atmosphere in the restaurant was classic and warm. The food was very good. The service was excellent. The prices were fair. My wife and I enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner feeling like our restaurant was a great choice to send off the old year.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair-to Midland
    Jimbo
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This place lacked the ambiance of a "special" place given the high prices. Food was good and waitstaff was good enough but it just wasn't worth it. I will likely spend my money somewhere else in the future.
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  • Great food - wonderful waiter!
    Tracy
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We had a lovely time with our family having a delicious dinner here! The Chilean Sea Bass, the pan seared salmon and the stuffed salmon were all to die for! We were fortunate to have Chris as our waiter. He was entertaining while still fulfilling our every need and made very good suggestions! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expected a special Christmas
    Delighted2
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I expected a special Christmas Day dinner menu, but my choice from the menu was a good light choice for my appetite that day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Caesar Salad?
    Rick
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Great atmosphere! Food overall very good. The Caesar salad was made with iceberg lettuce believe it or not! When pointed out to the waiter, he acknowledged the mistake. He then proceeded to bring the same iceberg Caesar to the next table.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good service and overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Very good service and overall quality of food. Romantic Christmas Eve dinner. Very friendly and courteous staff. Great ambience. Valet parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • changes
    ld123
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    the menu has changed since Landrys took over - not as upscale. but still good. usually great service but not this night. will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed at Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    not handicap accessible waitstaff not attentive, rude poor choice of non-alcoholic drinks weak highball cold coffee CREDIT CARD MISPLACED!
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