LB Steak - Santana Row
LB Steak - Santana Row

LB Steak - Santana Row

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lbsteak.com/
  • Phone: 4082441180x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Weekend Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Happy Hours: Monday All Day and Tuesday - Friday 4pm-6pm

    Bar Menu: All Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us make your event memorable. Contact our Private Dining Coordinator, Natalie Don, to book your next event. ndon@lbsteak.com or 408-244-1180.
  • Special Events: SUNDAY "PRIME TIME"
    Join us every Sunday night for “Prime” time! Begin your Prime Rib Dinner with a salad, followed by a 12 oz cut of our juicy, tender Prime Rib, served with a baked potato and au jus. Finish with a sweet finale of artisanal ice cream, all for 36.95 per person. Let’s Meat!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stevens Creek
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking.
A word from LB Steak - Santana Row
LB Steak, a modern American Steakhouse, is led by two culinary titans: James Beard nominee and owner of San Francisco’s renowned La Folie, Roland Passot, and fellow French Master Chef, Joel Guillon.

In addition to LB Steak, Passot and Guillon oversee the three Left Bank Brasseries throughout the Bay Area. Chef de Cuisine Thomas Ricci executes LB Steak signature dishes such as the 20-oz. Porterhouse with Traditional Béarnaise Sauce and the Dry Aged Beef and Bone Marrow Burger, as well as a wide selection of fresh seafood, chops, salads and side dishes.

The wine list features an array of domestic and imported wines, as well as an extensive selection of wines by the glass, offering diners options to fit any taste or budget. We look forward to serving you soon!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
LB Steak - Santana Row reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)great for outdoor dining (58)notable wine list (50)romantic (49)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (39)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (15)great for brunch (10)late-night find (8)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Great place for a special occasion
    guerroSJ408
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This location is a sweet spot to take your love one to enjoy some delicious food and great atmosphere. The staff was so nice and took care of us through out our anniversary dinner. I had flowers sent to the restaurant before my reservation and the steak house had them ready and placed on our table before we arrived. We enjoyed the food specials they had on sunday but the pricing on all the food choices was not that bad. Great food for the price. The restaurant had great lighting and the noise level was great also. I have been to many other locations around and it's noisy but so far this spot is good. Our servers were good on making sure we are doing good and making our anniversary a great one. Online reservations was easy also....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenominal Service, Good food
    SantanaRowFirst
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our server was excellent, as was the rest of the wait staff. The calamari appetizer was good, and the drinks were well-made. The steaks were a little overcooked and not as flavorful as I hoped for, but with how strongly the rest of the restaurant performed, it is worth another visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    LB has had the best steaks i have tried so i always come back here just for that. All my pass experiences have been great although this time our server seemed to disappear for a while leaving us waiting for refills and to take orders. All the times ive been there it has always been busy but the previous servers seemed to handle it very well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An expensive steak house
    hoomsky
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went there for my wife's birthday. The steaks are on the pricier side, and frankly what we got was nothing special. The steaks were cooked wrong, and lukewarm. It looked like they sat at the kitchen for a while before showing up to the table which really kills the effect. The service this night was pretty slow. We saw the waiter a total of 3 times, which seems odd for a higher end expensive restaurant like this. Our bill was over $200 with No alcoholic beverages. So pretty pricey for what they offer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amaging taste
    Yosh
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I tasted aged meat, and it was excellent. The price is not cheap, but it's worthwhile for the food in this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You Get What You Pay For!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This was a very nice dining experience and perfect for a business dinner where it was nice to be able to have a discussion without noise and without servers rushing or bothering you. The food was excellent and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre Service
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It was a Sunday night, so the restaurant wasn't too busy, but we still got mediocre service. The steaks and sides were fantastic, but our server seemed to be missing and unreachable. Maybe the servers are trying to balance both indoor and outside tables and can't keep both sections in sight. She was pleasant when we had her attention, she just wasn't around!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    Rob331
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The menu prices are Mortonesque but the food quality is not. Nice location and good service, but when you see the bill you wish there had been more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good steak
    TomSVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were surprised by the quality of food and nice service at LB Steak. The bone-in rib eye was amazing, not cheap, but well worth the price - if you are seeking a steak focused meal. Tasty appetizers, and sides round out for a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not very accommodating ....
    spcydishVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I ordered the Warm Smoked Chicken & Spinach Salad ($14.50 - smoked Petaluma chicken, Bloomsdale spinach, hard boiled egg, bacon, red onion, red peppers, sherry vinegar, feta). I asked for a LIGHTLY DRESSED salad - even told waiter I will send it back if there is too much dressing. It came out COVERED in dressing and dripping. I politely asked to have them make it with dressing on the side, since the kitchen didn't seem to understand "lightly dressed." I was told that the COULD NOT DO THAT b/c of the type of dressing. Yes - I understand how the dressing is made - however, before you pour it over the lettuce, you could PUT IT ON THE SIDE and let me put it on sparingly. Nope - not at LB Steak... I left VERY unsatisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    Mikeymike
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner. They were very accommodating with great service and excellent food. I'm very particular on service and found it to be an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quieter option on Santana Row
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Nice, elegant decor. Filet mignon special was very good, cooked just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice steakhouse
    MeowVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    First time here. From reservation to table waiting, smooth and nice without hassle. Bread, juice, water served. Side dishes french fries, mushrooms a little salty but yummy. 2 prime ribs good, 2 new york steak good, 2 filet migon over cooked (requested medium rare but came as medium/ medium well) Dessert delicious and really good ending to the meal. Price cheaper than Alexander Steakhouse but just need to take chance on the medium rare steak since our group had only 2 orders and they messed up 2. But the re-cook and served steaks were right exactly medium rare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over rated
    Neveragain
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    For a high priced steak house, this was a joke. My steak was about one quarter fat, a big blob right in the middle. I'm not talking about marbled fat, or fat around the edges, but right in the middle. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    foodfam
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Went here to treat my dad for his 50th birthday. Made reservations the day before, and was pleasantly surprised by the ease of it. Our server was really nice, and was excellent to us. Our appetizer came out very quickly, then about 20 minutes later, our steaks came out. The steaks were amazing!! My one problem was that the fries that came with seemed to have a fishy after-taste to them, which probably meant they were cooked in the same oil as the calamari.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual fine dining
    Momofklo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    You can show up in your Santana row shopping clothes and fit right in as well as dressing up. Not a complaint about our food! If one of your party does not eat beef the selection is limited but the chicken was delicious. Was very quiet when we arrived but noisey when we left. This is not an Alexander's but I gave it the excellent rating for what it is. We were given a gift card and probably would not have tried it otherwise but glad we did.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The $48.00 Grissle!
    8oda
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I'm sorry to report that my husband and I shared a $48.00 Grissle (aka Prime New York Strip Steak). LB should be ashamed of themselves. I give them credit, however, as they did deduct it from the bill. We didn't go out to be "comped", we went out to have a nice dinner with friends so we'll be scratching them off our list of steak houses.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The perfect choice!!
    Sandya
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant was the perfect choice for us to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. The food was extremely good and the service was outstanding. The wine we ordered was very good too. It was my second time at this restaurant but I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • satisfieddiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We shared a special celebration with our daughter and her fiance last Saturday. I booked this reservation on Open Table and had very good success with this service. I asked for a special table and received a call to confirm the day before. The food was very good and the service was excellent! The wine list was extensive. We started with champagne before our appetizer course and ended with single malt scotch after dessert and coffee. It was truly a memorable occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not all it's cracked up to be!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I ordered the 14 oz. Wagyu beef to share but were quite disappointed. There was too much inedible fat on it and for $140, you'd think they'd pick a better cut. Not worth the sticker price. The fries, creamed spinach, olive bread roll, and service were all good but we definitely regretted ordering the beef.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service, decent food
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great service, reasonably decent food. The shrimp cocktail shrimp were a bit past their prime, too many on the plate for an appetizer portion and very expensive. The strawberry salad was fine, but what I really want in a salad is something more Vibrant, Fresh, Alive, Crisp, Different-from-the-usual! My husband enjoyed his steak, but the au gratin potatoes were not evenly heated through - some parts quite cool, even though it was in a piping hot cast iron pan. The wine was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once and Done!
    NiviaVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was our first time at LB Steak and a big disappointment! We felt we were in the "forgotten" table. It took more than 15 min for the waiter to come to the table. After we ordered drinks and appetizers, the waiter came back to get the main entree order but we were not ready. Well, it took him more than 20 minutes to return. We had to ask for bread and the bread server *never* came back. The oysters were good but the main entrees had a lot to be desired. The prime dry aged steak was not tender and had no taste. If you want a great steak - go to Alexanders and skip this place. Not worth it.
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  • Delicious and outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had a fantastic dinner! The service was stellar (thank you Stephanie!!) and the food was deeeelicious! They had an additional app added to the menu that evening - prosciutto wrapped figs. They were grilled and came with a goat cheese spread toast. I was skeptical but was it delicious! I got the bone in filet mignon - mellllllllllllted in my mouth. Along with the mushrooms and roasted garlic - just phenomenal. The baked potato needed some more cooking in the oven but that was the only thing that was "off". I even ordered desert - pineapple upside down cake...scrumptious! Great service, great food - expensive but a great place for a special occasion, in the mood for a terrific steak or just because. yum yum yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average steak
    BruceBVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Incredibly average steak, which was disappointing considering the location, ambience, and price suggested higher quality food. Steaks were over-salted and not very tender. Best part of the dinner was the pork belly appetizer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In-bone filet
    jaremyk11
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    In-bone filet is great. If you love steak, you have to try it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and great service
    Dogboy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been to LB before and once again they delivered. Took a client here for dinner and the food was good and service was wonderful. Very friendly and attentive with good suggestins for food. Service was quick.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good visit, but...
    Love2eatgood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have been here before with really good experiences and this was a good trip as well... Just a couple of comments... My wife ordered her filet mignon med-well and I ordered my NY medium.. When they got to the table, it was reversed... Also would like some other dessert options... Good visit still...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tedspotted
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It turned out to be an awesome night with great food and wine. Kinda pricey though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alway classy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    A classy place. The restaurant is very nice and i like the ambience. The food for brunch was good but I wish they offered more options. Love the seating arrangement outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    out2dine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall we had a nice experience. We were sat quickly with our server arriving shortly thereafter to take our drink orders.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse with outside seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This steakhouse on Santana Row is a good spot for people watching, a good steak, and wine/cocktails. The food is good quality, the service was fine, and the prices were on par with what you would expect on Santana Row for steaks. It is not as fancy as some other steakhouses we have been to, but the quality is right up there, keep in mind of course that you are in the middle of an outdoor shopping mall as well. The outdoor seating is fun because yousit between the sidewalk and the street, so on nice days you can do a lot of people watching if that is your thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OutNAbout
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I have eaten at LB before, but was disappointed this last time. Steaks were okay, presentation terrible. Not appealing or appetizing when you the steak is only 10% of the size of your plate. For what you are paying, presentation should be set at a higher standard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LB Steakhouse
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The ambience was good. The server was pleasant and professional. This is a high end steakhouse with high end prices and one would expect a high end steak. The ribeye I ordered was difficult to cut, chewy and not marbled. I complained and they give me another one, no problem, the second steak was only slightly better. We also had a piece of prime rib that came cool and over spiced. I have no problem paying exceptional prices for exceptional food but there was no bang for the buck here.
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  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    couldn't have asked for a more excellent evening. food and service was better than expected. i will come back at a future date.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy with removable wall open
    LBSteak
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Windy, noisey, both from large groups placed close together and motorcycles revi g engines with patio doors open. We planned on an upscale dining experience yet the noise, windy atmosphere was bad. Ruined it. We moved to the back of the restaurant but it was still noisey due to the door being open. Will not go back for special occasion. Perhaps simply for a random quick bit out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Choice
    morecheeseplease
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Nice place in the bustle of Santana Row. I'd definitely go again!
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  • Better alternatives on the Row
    WinniethePoo
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Have been to LB Steak numerous times, so this is not a one-off reaction. LB Steak is noticeably pricier than any other place on Santana Row, so one would expect the food to rise to a higher level. It doesn't. It isn't bad, but it doesn't justify the prices. $42 for dry-aged ribeye should get you an outstanding piece of meat, but it's pretty average -- consistently so. There are some creative menu items, but the emphasis here is on steak and on that scale it asks too much and delivers too little. Santana Row is an excellent place for pet lovers to dine with their best friends; wish this place were better.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 71 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1274 reviews are from the LB Steak - Santana Row reviews archive.
  • BD Party
    Siamak
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have been at the SR location many times.. and for the last two time, i was not happy with it. On the last experience which i arranged for a birthday gathering, the waiter was not notified regarding the special requests. This is not very convenient.. the front manager/hostes had to be notified.. what is the meaning of even meaning of making requests in the first place.. this was not smooth experience ...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was here about three weeks ago, and it was great! This week was the total opposite. It's time to change it up time to go to a different steakhouse.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Rare & Right At LB Steak
    HerVineNess
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Well beyond your usual steakhouse, this is gourmet meat presented beautifully, with a good selection of sauces from signature house to truffle butter and chimichurri. We shared the Omaha Packers Bone in Filet, 14 oz, plenty for two, especially when accompanied by perfectly plump asparagus and wild foraged mushrooms. The Caesar salad is perfectly lemony, with just the right amount of anchovy & cheese crisps. The rolls are hot and tasty, and the wine list has a decent selection of local wines, including many Pinots. The lunch menu also features fish and shellfish, and a lovely looking asparagus soup with poached oyster, caviar, brioche crouton, crème fraîche and lemon essence that we'll try next time. Chef Thomas Ricci has set a high bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.