The Squeaky Bean
The Squeaky Bean

The Squeaky Bean

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thesqueakybean.com/
  • Phone: 3036232665x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Cocktail Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Daily
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Bingo Brunch: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Max Mackissock
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Squeaky Bean
Thank you for your interest in The Squeaky Bean! We strive to create a unique and memorable dining experience by offering exceptional cuisine, wine, and cocktails in a cozy, communal atmosphere. Open for dinner 5 nights and Sunday Brunch, our Progressive-Seasonal fare and classicaly-inspired bar program combine to conjure a sense of interest and intrigue. Cocktail hour 4 - 6 pm. Explore your Inner Bean!
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The Squeaky Bean reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (96)special occasion (42)good for groups (37)hot spot (36)neighborhood gem (34)great for brunch (25)vibrant bar scene (23)great for lunch (20)romantic (19)notable wine list (15)great for outdoor dining (10)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Outstanding Food!
    andy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    For our anniversary, we made a reservation at the Squeaky Bean because we'd read the amazing reviews. the food was really unusual and just outstanding. We split a simple wedge salad with this great dressing and bacon jam, if you can believe it. For an entrée, my wife had the fried chicken with sugar snap peas, buttermilk, blackberry, charred leeks (coated in a potato flour so it was GLUTEN FREE). I had the salmon served with black rice, spring onion, almond, rhubarb, beets, herbs. I'm not a big sautéed veggies guy but this was terrifically fresh, unique and light and tasted great; also the salmon was grilled just perfectly. It feels like the Bean works very hard to amp up the taste of traditional dishes in healthy, natural ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb food and cocktails
    marnio67
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Fortuitously, we arrived early for our admittedly early reservation, which gave us the undivided attention of our waiter to talk with us about the food and the cocktails and their sometimes esoteric ingredients. We savored every bite and every sip! Try the beans with veal bacon and its cheesy sauce and the melt-in-your-mouth beef cheeks. Their menu lends itself to trying several small plates/appetizers, which we like to have instead of a large entree because that enables you to experience different tastes and different preparations. Definitely works here! We were traveling thru, so sadly we can't come back soon, or we'd be there every week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Anne123VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Nice decor, great service and good food. Couldn't ask for anything else! Had The mussels, small portion but delicious!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ksonx
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Squeaky Bean was the perfect fit for a date night out! The food was wonderful, the service was amazing, and the space was busy but not crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best in Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This restaurant is just okay. When it was in the Highlands, I remember it being much more special. In its new location (which is a great spot, no doubt), it seems to have lost a lot. The mussels we ordered were okay, nothing unusual, and my salmon was cooked perfectly - but on a bed of what appeared to be the cheapest of vegetables possible (with some random purees thrown in to look fancy). Dessert was a complete miss. I had the lemon "birthday" cake -- absolutely awful. The fruit cobbler was okay, and the chocolate dish was just okay as well. For well over a $100 per couple (which included one $40 bottle of wine split amongst 4) I didn't think anything about the experience was outstanding.
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  • Bingo Bruch - Do It!
    CDub
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Some of our friends were skeptical about the invitation for The Squeaky Bean's Bingo Brunch - but we all had a wonderful time!!! Granted... the bingo board lights kept flickering off/on, but the MC was hilarious and just incorporated it into the whole experience. Just note that conversations are a little tough since everyone is listening for the next number & you're busy checking your board while trying to eat at the same time, so my suggestion would be to maybe get there a little early to have brunch & stick around for bingo after. Language is adult so I'd avoid bringing the little ones. Great food, great cocktails, & great fun for Sunday Funday!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new place
    JankossVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We visited for the first time and were seated promptly. Our waiter came over to get our drink order and then gave us all the time we needed to study the menu. The only disappointment was that there were not more choices. My husband had the fried chicken after we shared a carbonara appetizer. I had the quail. My daughter had Brussels sprouts for her first course followed by the carbonara for her main. My son in law had the saddle of lamb after a house salad, which was huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Funky place to celebrate..anything!
    Zebberdee
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I honestly don't know where to begin! The decor of the Squeaky Bean is so cool and the service was incredibly friendly. Our server spent as long as we needed answering our questions about the food and drink even though the place was jam packed on a Friday night. And now for the food! Farm to table (and they own their own farm!) and, by far, the most creative meal we had on our entire time in Denver! We enjoyed the beef cheeks burrata salad, quail, squid ink spaghetti with shrimp and chili breadcrumbs, fried half chicken and the saddle of lamb. And the portions were larger than they first appeared! Even the menu descriptions did not give the food justice. It was all outstanding! And they brought me the lemon cake as it was my birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never dissapoint you
    Tastyanddelicious
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was our third visit and the menu was unique and what we ordered was quite tasty. There were 4 of us so we started with the cheese board. A great choice and the beginning of a delightful meal while dining outside on a beautiful Colorado night. A bit pricey but the food is worth it since it is always so fresh, unique combinations, delightful to your taste buds and accompanied by efficient and fun servers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    JennaBVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We ate here for their Sunday Bingo brunch. It's a really fun concept and something that makes them stand out. The food was really good, though they were out of about 4 things we tried to order. It was a really nice experience minus the service. It took our waitress about 10 minutes just to come over and introduce herself. She wasn't very personable then, and took another 15 minutes just to bring us our drinks. It was just a bit frustrating not to feel like you're being checked in on, especially when you're waiting to eat your meal and haven't been brought a spoon to eat it with.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wentodineVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've been here twice... Dinner and brunch. Both were fantastic. The food has some unique twists and mouth watering delicious. Our service both times were excellent. You have to try Brunch here ... especially with the BINGO. A really fun Sunday afternoon. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant
    Dfish
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Small menu changes often but food is good; best salmon I have had in a long time service was excellent even though we were early diners bread was very good and they make their own butter with honey could have dined on that alone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The SuperSqueaky Bean
    Kimberly
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We visited The Squeaky Bean to celebrate a very special college graduation and took friends to entertain. From our first cocktail order to appetizers, entrees and desserts, every single moment was spectacular. Brody (oh, I hope that's right because he really was unforgettable, but I'm not always great with names) was one of the finest food professionals I've come across. Drinks were memorable and entertaining, but not so complicated, as many adult beverages have become. Don't miss the Benton's ham appetizer, but each one we had was wonderful. Six of us had 5 different entrees, and we each raved over ours, and even shared a few bites. Dessert was the perfect touch-my personal fav was their spin on Pot du Creme in chocolate. Just GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Menu
    Denver
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Squeaky Bean is always changing their menu, which is terrific. The foot is always outstanding and the chef will take the time to talk to you about his meals and what he is doing next. It is a great place to go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change of pace
    Koko
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Went here for dinner on a Tuesday evening and had a nice dinner and great service. The menu is somewhat limited but both of our entrees were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 87 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 674 reviews are from the The Squeaky Bean reviews archive.
  • Every. Damn. Time.
    Redsayer
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The squeaky bean is not always in our price range...but when it is, we have an amazing time! From exceptional drinks to inventive and delectable food--they just don't stop. The servers are hilarious, insightful, and just about perfect. If you're splurging anywhere else in Denver, you need to come here. Just once. Then you'll be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Squeaky Bean
    tigertigerVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Always something different and imaginative going on at the Bean.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HoodieFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We visited Squeaky Bean for the first time last week. The food was delightful - brussel sprouts with a Thai flair, an unusual eastern style spaghetti with squid ink noodles, and beef two ways. The beef was tender, flavorful, and juicy. The spaghetti was a trip, and well-worth a try. The red berry galette, served steaming hot in a skillet, topped off the culinary experience very well. While the food was delicious, we found our server to be a little over the top with overtly and promoting various menu items. I don't mind suggestions or explanations, but I don't appreciate a sales job. I hope that this behavior was unique to our server and not an overarching philosophy at this restaurant.
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  • Uniquely right!
    Denver400
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Each item that we ordered at the Squeaky Bean was a unique preparation of wonderful fresh things treated to a maximizing flavor development process. The ubiquitous brussels sprout in the very capable hands of Squeaky Bean was a combination of crunchy but slightly charred, briny, pistachio, peanut and the ultimate interesting but crown, cornflakes. Flavor wise, it was up hill from there. Yum!
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  • Great, great, great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I've eaten at the Bean several times now. Absolutely wonderful! Always creative. I will be honest and say that I was worried when Max left. But Theo has left nothing to be desired! I will be back soon!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre , at best
    JordanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The eggs benedict muffin was brittle and burnt , the eggs warm , not hot. The hash lacked veggies on my plate and pork on my son`s . The potatoes on the hash tasted and looked they were frozen and thrown in a quick fryer. The bloody mary undrinkable...
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent dining experience. Creative and fresh menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good
    scott5864VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I wish the menu had been up dated on the web site,i had trouble finding something to eat, i got the Lamb Shank but it was covered with English Pea puree and i don't like pea's, the lamb was good but i had to scrape the peas off , the Uncle Jessie was great and the App's were Great,My wife 's meal was also very good. This is a great place to eat i will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Nice drinks and wine list. Some ambitious combinations of things in dishes. Some worked, others just were kind of a mess. Credit for trying, but simplifying things might have helped. The good: Beet starter, Octopus/Ribeye starter, House made sausage was solid. The Octopus was quite tasty - probably my favorite of the night. The messy: Lamb shank - was undersalted and just had too much going on - fell flat. Cool room/location, but felt kind of canned/unauthentic to me. Waitress was great. I wouldn't make it a point to return, but wouldn't avoid it either if someone invited me along. Decent restaurant.
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  • Not inpressed!
    Barbsy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The staff was friendly, but it was too noisy and very small portions for the prices that were charged. Although the food had a good flavor, we did get what we paid for.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keenan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything was delicious, especially the brussel sprouts and quail dishes! Will definitely be dining here again.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Medit8chyk
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Six of us were seated in the bar. We shared half a dozen plates of appetizers and then moved on to the entrees. The vegetarian dish was by far the best of the bunch. Oh, and the cocktails were fabulous. Desserts were lovely. The wait staff was attentive to our gluten free friend.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    aac1128VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had really been looking forward to dining here for quite some time. We were all very disappointed in the quality of our entrees. Sadly, We will not return.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Changed Menu
    KtMac
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I used to love the 4 course meal for $60 deal. Pretty disappointed that they changed it. Now, the courses are "chef's choice" and you don't get to choose your own meals.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for foodies
    Luvhealthyfood
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    For those who thrive on healthy unique cuisine, this is the place!! Wonderful food, great service, quality food! Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    denverjayhawk
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for Easter brunch and it was delightful- they even sent us home with flowers! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS FOR FOODIES...FANTASTIC!
    Sandydesigns
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    FOOD CHOICES ARE UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED...WE ENOYED EVERY BITE. "OUT OF THE BOX" DRINK & WINE MENU. THE BEAN CARRIES UNUSUAL SELECTIONS NOT FOUND IN OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS THAT ARE REASONABLY PRICED TO PAIR WITH THE DISHES. GREAT IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT. "THE SQUEAKY BEAN" IS EASILY MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN DENVER.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trying too hard
    Foodlover
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    First time at the new location & my memory of the Squeaky Bean was much better than this recent experience. The service was attentive but the food tried too hard. The chicken pate was probably the highlight of the meal. But our entrees were salty & fussy with too much going on too appreciate the real flavors. And the same applied to the pot au crime for dessert. Didn't feel worthy a repeat visit.
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  • Excellent Bruch
    Sjolies
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We loved that they did reservations. The service was prompt. The food was good except for the side of bacon. It is made with something icky sweet and there was too much of the icky sweet. In fact, there was a puddly of the icky sweet stuff left on the plate when the bacon finished. Other than that, great place. We'd go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite downtown restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is currently the best restaurant in downtown Denver! Amazing food, friendly professional service, and doesn't break the bank. Truly an excellent establishment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little weird, but wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service was attentive and knowledgeable, but not intrusive. More descriptive menu would have been helpful--classic bagna cauda, for example, is a hot oil dip, not a salad dressing. As a dressing, there was too much anchovy for our taste. But brussels sprouts were fabulous, beef medallions and brisket with creamed spinach "froth" were terrific.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good overall
    HBerry
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I have several friends that have ranted and raved over how great the Squeaky Bean is. This generally set my expectations very high for food quality and service. They have a notable cocktail list with many different options to choose from along with a good beer list. I didn't take a peak at the wine list as I stuck with cocktails for the night. The service was very good and attentive but not overbearing. I had the lamb shank - which was good but not exceptional. Prices are what to be expected for the type of restaurant and I felt we got our monies worth.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Brunch
    Kelly
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We really dug the brunch. Good food, great service. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in a long time...
    HE12
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    If you are needing a new brunch spot without a wait….you need to check out the Squeaky Bean. It was a little pricier, but the quality of food and service were absolutely worth it…..donut holes while you wait, and they have a good deal on a jug of mimosas. Clearly you can't go wrong. We are benedict fiends and my friend and I had two of the best benedicts I have ever had….ever! It's that good. And don't even get me started on the bacon that comes with something sweet and spicy on it….sigh, brunch heaven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were a huge fan of this restaurant and often booked here for special occasions. But I guess they have changed chefs, and not for the better. The food was very mediocre, arrived cold after a very long wait, and, in a couple of instances, such as the lamb shank in a neon green sauce, just plain weird and unappetizing. The pappardelle dish had no flavor at all. The server did not know the wine list. It was my husband's birthday, which we mentioned when we ordered dessert. Most upscale restaurants would comp a dessert for a birthday, or, at the very least, put a candle on it, but we got neither. So sad. Unless I hear that they have cleaned up their act, we won't be back.
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