Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Workshop Kitchen + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://workshoppalmsprings.com/
  • Phone: 7604593451x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thurs, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday + Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Beckman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Previously home to art galleries, a 1950's movie theatre, City Council, and most recently Design Within Reach, Workshop's unique space promises a dining experience unlike any other.
    PRIVATE DINING ROOM
    Private back entrance. Floor-to-ceiling glass window overlooking Spanish eclectic patio. PS Lab custom lighting. Perfect for business meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, showers and more. Capacity: 16

    THE COURTYARD
    Original from 1926, Workshop's courtyard is perfect for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, meetings, private lunches, or simply dining under the Palm Springs sun and stars. Modern Bend seating. Historic fountain. Standing Capacity:150

    COMMUNITY TABLE
    Friends, family, and strangers alike sit together at Workshop's stunning 32' long cast concrete communal table.Perfect for tasting spreads, wine dinners, industry events, and social celebrations, the Community table means you never have to eat (or drink) alone.Capacity: 24
  • Private Party Contact: Candy Urreola 7604593451x2

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tamarisk
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot located on Indian Canyon, just north of Tamarisk on the west side of the street. Street parking on Palm Canyon and Tamarisk.
A word from Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Dedicated to food, drink, design, and community. Workshop Kitchen + Bar is Palm Spring's newest gem in the heart of the Uptown Design District.
Located in the Class 1 Historic El Paseo building from 1926, Workshop’s Industrial chic interior gives the historic space a contemporary edge befitting the locale.

Our kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms, so the menu changes often. Although "Americana" may best describe the style of our food, influences are many. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include our wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill, and custom sous-vide station.
The bar looks mostly to American classics and carefully homemade basics. Original cocktails vary with the market's availability and our bartender's mood.

* Please note: Booth seating is limited and is reserved for parties of 3 - 6. We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but make no guarantees. For special requests, please call us at (760) 459-3451. *
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Workshop Kitchen + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (86)special occasion (49)hot spot (48)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (35)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (25)notable wine list (21)late-night find (14)great for brunch (9)scenic view (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Spectacular place!
    Dariusz71VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    It's amazing to fun a world class restaurant in Palm Springs ! The food is to die for , and the decor to match it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    ErichVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Overall, very impressed. Not only was the place beautiful, the service and food were spot-on also. So much flavor in the fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    DrockVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Finally a restaurant in Palm Springs that incorporates ambiance, service and a commitment to fresh ingredients prepared an excellent chef. There are way too many restaurants that aren't about the total experience. Hopefully the locals support it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar, food and interior design
    Tien
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We took an impromptu trip to Palm Springs and found this gem. Great bar, great service, best of all great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner for 2...not quite!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The communal table is a centerpiece of this restaurant, which we did not realize. The restaurant has 10 booths. Although 5 of the booths were empty, we were placed between 2 families at the communal. When we asked for a booth, we were told none were available. When we asked if we could sit at the end of the communal, we we're told it had to be saved for a large party. Eating at the bar was the other option offered. It was too late to make other plans, so we reluctantly ate. There was at least one empty booth the entire time we ate. Although the communal table was half empty at times, we saw the hostess send others to the bar. The seating policy made us feel like it was our privilege to dine there. I couldn't go back or recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The menu was difficult to
    RDandMA
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The menu was difficult to figure out and determine if the items were individual or meant to be shared, partially because of the high price on starters and salads. The waiter explained things only after prompted and with our group asking questions. It is very expensive for the meals and everything is ala carte. I think the menu is very limited if you bring people who don't have experience with more unique food or a sophisticated palate. ex: Oxtail Hamburger. There are so many great restaurants in the area we would not go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Palm Springs
    estherVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Workshop delighted from start to finish. Everything about it is fresh and creative and while it is serious about farm to table it doesn't take itself too seriously. There were 6 of us and we passed around each dish because we wanted to share with the others every wonderful dish. Workshop is a restaurant that would be outstanding in any city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    AMS2014
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Restaurant recommended by our local Minneapolis food critic. Didn't disappoint. Loved the variety of small plates. Service was prompt and our waitress was helpful in recommending great dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    CettsVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    My husband and I came here on a Tuesday evening in April. The place was packed. You definitely need a reservation. The space is very cool- ultra modern even by Palms Springs standards. We loves the hand made craft cocktails and the farm to table menu. There are booths and a large communal table. We requested (in advance) and received a booth. The booth is definitely best for couples. The communal table had larger groups and groups with children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and cocktails
    sbfoodies
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was definitely one of our top ten meals ever. Food is creatively prepared, fresh and amazing flavor. Meals are small enough that you can sample a multitude of menu items. Inside was comfortably loud - not a quiet intimate restaurant by any means, but social and a great crowd. Service was exceptional. We still haven't stopped talking about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to fine this food oasis
    RUth
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I took my sister and brother in law to this restaurant. They have an organic grass fed farm in New Jersey and ar used to really healthy simple tasty food. I was so pleased Workshop Kitchen expresses a real respect for food, and actually served real organic farm to table food. The food was great. It spoke for itself in freshness and vitality and great flavor. The dishes had an integrity and simplicity that can only happen when real food is the basic ingredient. I would go back any time I am in Palm Springs. WE ate Alfresco in the patio with the sky above. It was a great pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the Workshop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We made our reservation late the afternoon of our planned visit and had no problem getting the reservation. However, when we arrived, we were seated at the end of a very long table down the middle of the restaurant on stools. There were several other groups along the table - not immediatly adjacent but very close. They also have booths but we couldn't get one. Service was very friendly and the servers and bus people were well-informed. Food was different but very good and very fresh. THe portions were a little small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent - best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The food was excellent - best in the desert! Every fish was prepared with care. Cocktails made with in-house prepared ingredients were top notch. Don't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern, creative and delicious!
    DaveCVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    My wife and I both loved Workshop. The decor is cleaned lined and modern and the food was fabulous. We shared a couple of small plates to start and then chose an entree. All were great and nicely presented. Other diners were just sharing a variety of small plates and either option would work well. Service was friendly and very attentive. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    italyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Fantastic food and the best whole duck I have ever hsd,, including France.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for brunch!
    wangmeyerhofferVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Workshop has improved their game. Brunch was wonderful, with a nice selection of items -- lobster burrito, fried chicken and waffles (apparently an East Coast favorite), croissant BLT, duck confit hash, etc. The bottomless mimosas for $12 are especially delicious, because they pour excellent bubbly (not the usual plonk that passes for "champagne"). Service has gotten quite attentive, and the modernistic courtyard is a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It was a great experience and the food was amazing. Great waitress and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place - if ONLY
    cyncee
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    ONLY I would remember to request a booth or patio dining when I booked my reservation. My date does not like the communal table so we ended up taking bar seats because our 8:30 reservation was going to be 9-9:30 for a booth and 9:30-10 for outside dining. Specialty cocktails are delightful - pate always pleases and dinner is delish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A work in progress
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This restaurant has all the ingredients to be great, but it is not there yet with the food. The menu is wonderful, very inventive with unusual ingredients. The combinations just did not quite make it. For example, the small plate with gizzards and lentils sounded divine, but the lentils were mushy and overcooked and as were the gizzards. The fresh brussel spout salad was very good, but needed a bit of zest in the dressing. The spinach salad was bland and overdressed, so the greens were wilted. On the up side, the octopus small plate was very good and something you would never have elsewhere. The roasted peppers were divine. I would not go back until some time has passed for the chef to work out the kinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great night
    MyboyjVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We headed to Workshop for our anniversary and we are glad we did. The food was great. The drinks were great. The service was very good. They even surprised us with a chocolate cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent execution
    ArthurVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    All was perfect - food, service, little touches such as high quality wine glasses. We loved the roast chicken but would have liked to try everything on the menu. Workshop stands head and shoulders above other restaurants in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We chose this place on a whim based on a Zagat blog post. The ambiance was great, the food was pretty good, but the service was mediocre. Our server seemed irritated when we had questions about the menu, and when a really sub-par dessert arrived, he was hesitant to swap it out for something different. I'd go again sometime since it seemed so promising, but I'd be unlikely to return again unless our second experience was much better than the first.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palm Springs Top Spot
    DaveC
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Workshop Bistro excellent for food and drinks. Original martini, Mertage wines were excellent. Steel-head fish was great, Scallops were outstanding. The Brusslesprout salad was the best ever. Nothing we had was less than excellent. Must go!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Workshop Kitchen
    aerach
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This place was recommended to us by friends who own a home in PS. I am so glad we took their advice. We went on a Monday evening, so we had no problem making a rez on OpenTable and the restaurant wasn't too busy. It was a lovely, warm evening so we ate outside on their patio under the stars (a thrill for a couple of still-frozen northern boys). Beautiful space/ambiance; friendly, unobtrusive service; and hands-down the best meal we ate in Palm Springs all week. I would go back to Workshop Kitchen in a flash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Excellent Meal, Great Service. The menu is different every time we dine there. Well worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst of LA comes to PS
    Karl
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was ok, wait service attentive. The hostess and seating arrangements were appalling. We were a reservation of two, arriving to a near empty resteraunt, to be told that that booths were for large parties. We were seated, alone at the massive uncomfortable table in the center of the room. After about 30 minutes alone in the room, hostess started seating couple after couple in the booths, yet there we remained alone on display, no intimacy. We used to the best of the best in NY and globally, we somehow felt part of some wierd hierarchical or seating chess game based on status or dress or dress or something else. Not cool at all, particularly with these prices. They could have a gem here, but not with these front house tactics.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Workshop Kitchen!
    EdmontonianHeartVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Wow, soo enjoyable! Outstanding chef! Uplifting ambiance and amazing service! Finally, In all aspects, a restaurant with design appeal. Kudos to the design creatives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The decor is minimalistic;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The decor is minimalistic; in fact it resembled me on a jail diner I had to visit sometimes through a job a long time ago. Anyway the food was very good with the exception of the duck liver pate, I ordered. I knew it is not going to be a foie gras pate but it was very bitter (full with bile).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    Fritz
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This restaurant has it all - great, innovative and healthy food along with a hip ambiance. It exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh California Cuisine
    InveterateVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    After eating at Workshop twice, I had to write a review because I think it's such a great restaurant. And a refreshing change from most of the eateries in PS. The contemporary design is industrial-chic, no tiki's and no turquoise here. The food is creative, with bright flavors and interesting combinations. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgable. The wine list is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy, fun and great food
    beareVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The modern décor sets the stage for a great evening of great service and fantastic food. The menu is divided into small plate and large plates, so you can do a tapas style dining, share a large plate or be greedy and just order your own. On the small plate, I can never pass the octopus Carpaccio - scrumptious! Another must try on the menu is the French fries cooked in duck fat - oh my goodness!!!!! No matter the choice, you will savor every bite. This visit I did the Scallops which are hand selected and cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was amazing. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food was amazing. Service not so good. We were there on "bachelorette night" so it was very busy. Nevertheless our waiter could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palm Springs tries to do LA
    chu105VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A pretty run of the mill farm to table menu with (non crispy outer) duck fat fries, (overdressed) chopped spinach salad, market veggie pizza, 72 oz ribeye... decent but below the expectation of the price point. The steak was the only thing worth returning for. $21 for that pizza that didn't have any meat was a bit high for the end product. Good for Palm Springs but probably wouldn't make it in LA given the competition. The dark warehouse scene is almost prison-like with the booths and lack of area lights on an overcast day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Palm Springs
    annieveebee
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Creative, contemporary and delicious. It is a wonderful fine and not your usual mass produced food. On the contrary it is fresh food prepared for each order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive design, excellent food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We liked everything about Workshop Kitchen beginning with the ultra modern industrial design. Our special seating request was honored. The server was attentive and very accommodating - she was completely unphased when I rejected our first red wine choice on tasting. The food was exceptional. Although we didn't like the sweet waffle element of the duck rillette small plate, we enjoyed the adventure of trying something new and unique. The highlight of dinner was the salmon plate. It was fresh, delicious and perfectly cooked - easily the best fish dish we have eaten in California. Overall a wonderful experience from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    Jackomo
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We had a great time at Workshop! The food was "the best" to quote my son who was emphatic that it was the best peice of beef he has had in ages. My daughter has alergies and can only eat very specific things and she was very happy with her choices. I had the burger and it was outstanding! Our server was pleasant and helpful. It was not cheap but we felt there was value there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place...
    MikeylikesitVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Can't say enough nice things about it. It's definitely where I take friends who are visiting from out of town. Great cocktails and wonderful food. Nice neighbourhood to take a stroll in after your meal, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific and fun concept -
    Sherry
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Terrific and fun concept - community tables. Terrific menu - lots of wonderful small plates
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again just fantastic
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I've been easily 5 times and it's just amazing. Brought my friends from SF and they loved it. Cocktails are great too! Highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates interesting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chic and delectable!
    Jbell
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Love the simplicity of the environment and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.