Blu Que Island Grill
Blu Que Island Grill

Blu Que Island Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluqueislandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 9413460738
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner : Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - Close
    BREAKFAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9 TO 12 $12 BREAKFAST WITH BLOODY AND MIMOSA BAR SAT & SUNDAY
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: SERVADO MACIAS
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ask us about catering your next event!
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour MON - FRI 12-6pm and 10pm-close

    MONDAYS
    75 cent Wings all day & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

    TUESDAYS
    $15 smoked prime rib all day & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

    WEDNESDAYS
    ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER $35
    CALL FOR DETAILS

    THURSDAYS
    FULL RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS AND BAKE BEANS $15

    FRIDAYS
    $50 all you can eat King Crab, Happy Hour 12-6pm & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

    SATURDAYS
    $35 all you can eat Lobster,

    SUNDAYS
    $5 Pulled Pork Sandwiches all day & Pig Roast
  • Special Events: Ask us about special events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking, parking lot and FREE valet.
A word from Blu Que Island Grill
Blu Que Island Grill and Bar offers smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow over hickory and apple wood. Blu Que Island Grill delivers the highest quality food and service. Our menu offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbeque… and of course, we didn’t forget the accompaniments: crisp salads, savory soups, mouthwatering side dishes and a delicious selection of home-style desserts are not to be missed.

Be sure to compliment your meal with one of our specialty drinks, domestic and import beers, or fine wines.

Happy Hour From MON - FRI 12 to 6
Live Entertainment Daily- see our calendar. Looking forward to ‘seating’ you soon!
$12 BREAKFAST WITH BLOODY AND MIMOSA BAR SAT & SUNDAY
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blu Que Island Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)romantic (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • A little lacking
    Ou812
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Chicken and ribs were just ok...Wings were good...Music was great...We stopped in person to make dinner reservations but were told they couldn't take a reservation because there wasn't a manager on staff..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open Table site needs improvement
    Eric
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We made our reservation on Open Table. We are regulars when we are on the Key and we always eat outside. On Open Table we did not see a way to designate "Outside". So when we got there, our table was set inside and no tables were available outside. The host got it fixed in about 20 minutes which was wonderful. Food and music, as always, was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    dinnerwithmom
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    pros - dinner for 6 and everyone thought the food was good except the calamari. cons - service was slow. We were there for 1.5 hours before we received our dinners. The only 2 inexpensive white wines on the wine list were not available, even though we know they were out of one of them the week before. They did not offer a price reduction on the more expensive glass even though I thought they should. I couldn't order Sterling for 110.00 per glass when I just bought a whole bottle at Costco for 8.00. Overpriced. I think they also should have given some kind of discount for the terrible calamari. They offered to replace it but we were all skeptical that it would be any better. We left at least 3/4 of the dish uneaten.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise Pollution
    TTGuide
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We appreciate being able to make a reservation during the busy season. Waitress was super, but the noise level of the music is deafening. We were waiting for the band to take the break, but when they did they turned on the piped in music. IT IS TOO LOUD. We were never able to have a pleasant conversation and when done eating we left as soon as we were done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was not what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The restaurant was not what we expected as far as the atmosphere. (that part we should have looked into in advance) It was very noisy even with the inside dining. The filet was tough which should not happen. Although the server was very good the food took way too long to arrive at the table. We will not choose this restaurant again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expecting a lot better
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The mac & cheese ball appetizer was cold in the middle. My filet mignon was ordered medium rare but came out medium well. The rest of the meal was not bad, just not great. The server did a walk by to ask how everything was, but did not wait for an answer (I would have asked for a new filet). When we were finally finished, I told her about the filet. "I'm sorry" was all she said; no offer of preparing another (it was kind of late by then anyway), complimentary dessert, nothing. We will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, but loud!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We had a group of 8 ages 16-82. The consensus was that the music was too loud. The live music was good, but even our server had trouble hearing us. The great service and amazing food made it a much better experience. We all had a different dish and returned empty plates! We never waited for water refills or plates to be cleared, any staff walking by our table attended to us. The service was too notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place, Live music
    RomanticTravellers
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We had the BBQ ribs and veggie sandwich, and both were very good. Our dinners, incuding the sides, demonstrated attention to detail by the chefs. We sat in the bar area, which was lively but not too loud. Our server was excellent! We recommend Blu Que and will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • go for the lobster night
    sab5
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Wednesday is lobster night and they were cooked to perfection. All the lobster you can eat and they keep bringing them out! Service was great and the staff very energetic. The duo sang and plAyed my favorite music and was not loud even though we were right next to them. The only problem was they had raised the price and still advertising the old price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our Favorite's on Siesta Key
    lovely1
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We eat at the Blu Que on a regular basis. We try to get there by 6pm so we can enjoy happy hour....1/2 price drinks and appetizers, before dinner. The meals are good and filling. A couple of our favorites are the baby back ribs, fish and chips, and bleu chesse slaw. They have a special each week night. Wednesdays is all you can eat lobster! Live music while you dine is a bonus! I'd definitely put this on my list of places to eat while visiting Siesta Key!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, high noise level
    Amcan
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    While I loved my rack of ribs, this restaurant was not a good choice to catch up with old friends, as the live music was incredibly loud and made conversation difficult. Good music, but maybe if volume were a little lower I'd have enjoyed this siesta key restaurant enough to want to return. We did eat outside, where the music was playing, and that was our mistake. Perhaps eating indoors would have been better. 3 of the four of our group enjoyed the ribs. The sweet potato waffle fries were very good. And the mashed potatoes were surprisingly tasty while also not loaded with butter and cream or milk.nice though small portion of roasted veggies. My husband said his salmon was stays but I thought it was a small portion.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We took my father for his
    Mckey
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We took my father for his birthday. They had music which was too loud. You could not talk at the table. Parking was very difficult. They advertised a private lot but it was full and so was the valet parking. The ribs sand chicken were very flavorful but the food arrived cold. Would like to try it agin but for lunch not dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My family always dines here when in town. The atmosphere is lively, food is good and the wait staff is always friendly and accommodating. It's a fun place with live music (always great) and has a great beach town feel. Love the valet parking!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster
    Janzl
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The 2 for $30 Maine lobster w sides was wonderful. Absolutely loved it. Their all u can eat specials are great for big eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobstah!
    Vtfrenchteacher
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Our 3rd Wednesday $35.00--all you can eat lobster. Being from New England, our expectations are very high. The creamy New England clam chowder first course is delicious--as good as any we've had in Maine! Then 2 Maine lobsters served on a tray with sides--helps contain the mess! They paced the servings of the subsequent lobsters very nicely--just a slight pause in between lobsters to catch your breath. One of us had the very generous serving of shrimp taco and pronounced it very good. Tho very busy, they still managed to serve us in a timely fashion. Poor me--other friends want to go for the lobster, so I'll have to go again in the near future!! PS--don't wear a good blouse or shirt--this is down and dirty lobster eating--even with a bib!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good time was had by all.
    dexrer
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    A good time was had by all. Watching my 92 year old mother dig in to the lobsters was priceless. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went specifically for the
    DandK
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We went specifically for the all you can eat lobster and we weren't disappointed. Eric, our waiter was very friendly and did a great job, as did the rest of the staff. I have already recommended the Blue Que to several others.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beachcomber bistro
    BillikenVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Neighborhood gem located in Siesta Key Village with open air booths, live music, and a unique combination of BBQ and fresh fish. The chicken wings with an Asian sauce are among the best wings we have had. Their smoker for chicken, beef, and pork yields a tasty, but moist, main dish or appetizer. This is a flip flop territory, so save your tux and gown for a different restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for bite after day at beach
    Bostonbabe
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    This is a fun informal place to grab a meal when you are in an upbeat mood and hungry for tasty treats. We were a tough group to please with 2 food professionals but we finished meal satisfied with the ambiance, service, location and enough options to find something interesting. Loved Bluslaw. Will remember that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp and Grits but mostly peppers
    barbaracwolfe
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband does not like green peppers (or the other colored sweet ones). He ordered shrimp and grits (not a meal usually having peppers) . His bowl was nearly 1/2 full of peppers (a cheap alternative to shrimp!). Also the shrimp that were there still had their tails on. Now how is one supposed to remove the shrimp tails when they are embedded in a soupy mixture of grits and peppers. He was not happy. My meal of vegetables and linguine was just OK.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great barbeque!
    SiestaGuy
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    BluQ is in the heart of Siesta Key's village of shops and restaurants. On busy beach days, be sure to make reservation. We loved the ribs--falling apart and full of smoky flavor. Blue cheese slaw was a bit strong for our taste. Service a bit slow, including finding no one at check in desk for several minutes after our arrival. A bit of energetic attention to service would help match the experience to the high quality food. Live music was too loud to have any conversation, so ask to sit inside if you plan to talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no dinner special available
    IMKK
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    our reservation was for 6:30 and they were already out of the prime rib special. This is their weekly special and none to be had. They were also out of one of their menu side dishes, mashed potatoes. how does a restaurant run out of potatoes at 6:30pm? Food was okay, server got our checks all mixed up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun favorite
    Flygirl
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Just tried this restaurant near a neighborhood where I grew up. My husband says it's his new favorite place. It's upscale BBQ with something for everyone. Our group got Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Brisket and a Pasta dish. Everything was good and. We took leftovers home. Desserts were fantastic and our waiter had a very cute personality and was informative but didn't rush. We will probably be back next weekend. Also, a guitar entertainer on the deck.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ribs, great music!!
    srdefoe
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    This was our second night in a month to go to Blue Que for Thursday Rib Night. The only reason I didn't give the food 5 stars this time was that while my ribs were fall off the bone perfect, my husband's were not quite cooked enough and he actually had to bite them off the bone. We will definitely go back! The music was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Meagan our waitress is awesome!All our guests were very impressed with service and her personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you LOVE smoke....
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Wow, the smoked pulled pork sandwich is was absolutely succulent and would highly recommend. We also had the best Margarita's in town. As we were approaching the restaurant, we could not believe that the aroma throughout the street was coming from this fabulous smoking Blu Que! Our waiter Greg was a delight too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband had the ribs and
    beachgirlVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My husband had the ribs and I had the pulled pork sandwich. It was good for a quick meal. Nothing unique but worked for us that night. It is nice they have music in the evenings. Beach bar vibe!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs were smokin!
    srdefoe
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We went to Blue Que for Thursday Rib night. The ribs were excellent and were a huge serving. Our only (tiny) disappointment was that the cole slaw is no longer included in the dinner. All of us would have been happy with a smaller serving of the beans and a small serving of the slaw. We will go back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehh...
    3amigos
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    My husband wanted to go for the all you can eat lobster, the first two he got were good, the third and fourth not so much. I got shrimp pasta with veges and it was really flavorless. Our friend got shrimp tacos and they only had four shrimp between the two tacos. Service wasn't that great either. Won't be on our list of places to go when we visit Siesta Key again. Sorry...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We visited while on vacation from ohio. It was absolutely wonderful. A quaint local tavern. We are planning to stop again at the end of our vacation!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best B-Day Ever! Lol
    Debbie
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Went for the all you can eat Lobster, it was Wonderful! We came early for drinks & apps best calamari every! Making more reservations for more dinning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun
    livingonsiesta
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We live on Siesta Key and have been to Blu Que many times, We've been there alone or with small groups, but we choose it often when we have a fairly large, casual group of people. The food is always good, and the drink list, especially the Martinis, make it interesting and fun to experiment with. They are usually able to give us a large table away from the main part of the restaurant, and it's as if we are having our own little party. Every server we have ever had there is pleasant, energetic, and very accommodating. We've never been disappointed in the food. If you're looking for gourmet or formal, this is not your place. If you're looking for good food and a good time in the heart of Siesta Village, this would be a great choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluejays
    Airport15
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Love this restaurant, staff are so friendly with brilliant service and the food is fantastic, I'm working my way through the whole menu... Great ambience and atmosphere with fantastic live music every night, especially Marcel on a Sunday and Monday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Gramlyn
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Performers were excellent and not too loud. Food and drinks were very good. Slow non-attentive service, but may have been understaffed just that evening,...it was Christmas night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service both exceeded
    Ncgofer
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Food and service both exceeded our expectations! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of ours for sure!
    winendine
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Always enjoy Blu Que! However service is hit or miss; / Nice outdoor, covered seating, excellent daily specials & Martinis. Love the live music and atmosphere. Dine here often... a favorite of ours for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thrown out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    As a family of 4 we were told to pay and leave the table that we were already sitting in, enjoying drinks and apps! Don't go
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food at the Blue Que
    Rusty
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    The BBQ at the Blue Que is always good. The Sunday evening pulled pork is very tasty. The brisket is great too. Fish, fries and salads are good too. I have been there as a party of two and part of party of eight..but usually a party of four. The live music is never disappointing. I have not been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Our group of 12 had a great time dining at Blue Que. wide range of food offerings at reasonable prices with a fun atmosphere made for an enjoyable night for all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful Find!
    Marijuana2u
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I'm the owner of a transport company and I travel the US and Canada all the time. I saw an ad giving the specials for the week and saw "All you can eat Lobster". I thought, Ya right! Lol I have been to restaurants before that made that claim and then you got small servings and little lobsters that you had to basically beg for enought to fill you up. Not here tho! The portions were very filling and the lobster was brought out as fast as you can eat it! And the lobsters were huge and delicious! Kudos Blu Que Island Grill!! Finally a restaurant that is true to its advertisements. Well worth the drive! All 1300 miles! Thank you for the great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic