Crudo
Crudo

Crudo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.crudoaz.com/
  • Phone: 6023588666x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5p-10p
    Brunch: Sunday 10a-2p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Cullen Campbell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our space is perfect for an array of events. Accommodated Sunday and Monday or daytime.
  • Private Party Contact: Maureen 6023588666x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 36th St and Indian School
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located at 36th St and Indian School. In the Gaslight Plaza AROUND BACK. There is parking to the side of entrance and in front of entrance.
A word from Crudo
Crudo means Raw in Italian, that is one of our specialties. Our sashimi style plates are started with fresh fish, olive oil, citrus and sea salt and finished with perfectly paired accompaniments to enhance the texture and flavor of the plate. Our modern Italian menu is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients to create unique and memorable dishes. In addition to crudo, we have a variety of handmade cooked dishes and wood fire grilled meats. In our bar and lounge you can enjoy a nibble with garden to glass cocktails or sip on after dinner drinks. Now serving Sunday Brunch with a variety of unique twists on traditional classics.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Crudo reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (84)special occasion (58)neighborhood gem (52)romantic (43)good for groups (19)vibrant bar scene (18)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (14)hot spot (13)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Excellent Dning and Service
    jellyrollbluesVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My wife and I ate at Crudo during Restaurant Week. There's nothing like getting a great deal on a great meal. It had been a stressful day but the staff immediately put us at ease and took great care of us. The cocktail menu reads like a fancy food menu and our selections did not disappoint but the food was the star. The fresh crudo appetizers are excellent as is the farmers salad appetizer; so fresh with bright flavors. Our tentrees were both wonderful and the desserts were worth saving room for. I can pass on dessert most of the time but the budino and he orange olive oil cake were both so good that I'm glad we had saved room. If you are looking for something different try Crudo. Not your everyday Italian but you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rxmarilynrxVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A truly unique dining experience; if you are looking for the extraordinary, this is the place! Kudos to Crudo for not being afraid to try something totally unique and different; for not being a wannabe, but for taking chances and going where others dare not go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful find, not to miss.
    Robear46
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We tried Crudo during Restaurant Week and turned out to be a wonderful experience. The raw fish was excellent as was everything else. The deserts were all winners. Our waiter was terrific and offered great suggestions on the menu. The drink specials added some fun reading their descriptions. Located at the back of a local strip mall, you might have to ask directions. Don't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great "Find" for food
    IanK
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Wife and I went there for Restaurant week and had the most delicious food - appetizers were very good sized and the Bone Marrow item was super-good - so many whiskeys to choose from also!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Turtle
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Everything tastes delicious. Don't miss the pork belly or squid risotto! The pig ears are also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    MaryygVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We loved this innovative and new restaurant. The cocktail and wine lists were great and the food was different, interesting and delicious. Our waiter was helpful about the menu and the service was fantastic. I had the Burrata for first course, which was so yummy, large enough for sharing. The short rib for my entree and the orange, olive oil cake was so different and super delicious! Loved the eclectic atmosphere and ambiance. Can't wait to go back and try more of the delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A-mazing!
    Yummers
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Beautiful dinning experience! The food was sublime, the service perfect and the wine list excellent. Joe had cocktails that told of mini journeys...beware the Doctors Order! Couldn't ask for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Highly impressed with the service, food, atmosphere, spacing of tables....it was our anniversary (I put this in my online reservations note), our server immediately recognized our annivesary and thanked us for coming to them for this occassion. Will absolutely be going back and letting others know they need to experience Crudo!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truckee
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Fresh! Flavorful! Outstanding service (Really felt that the Staff was a team).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hoppin' Place
    EatBigVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I really enjoyed my time at Crudo. For dinner, I ate the albacore tuna with black garlic and aioli, braised short rib, and some type of delicious chocolate dessert. I was so full at the end that I couldn't finish the dessert. The atmosphere was definitely busy but not too noisy that I couldn't have a normal conversation. Excellent! They were also having $5 classic cocktails until 8pm that evening. My choice of drink was the negroni, which was nicely balanced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food.
    LVR4food
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The service was outstanding. Staff was willing to explain any questions and make recommendations. I never would have know that such a great place existed but a friend from out of town looked it up and said he wanted to try this place. I am so glad. I will recommend this place to others. Plan on trying their brunch sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Andy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Crudo is a very creative restaurant that is located in the back of a strip mall. I would've never have found it unless I found it on OpenTable. My wife read about it in a food magazine also. You can pick from different selections of different food themes. This made it fun for my wife and I to pick and choose different foods to share. You must try the crispy spicy pig ears! It tastes like Cicerone and vinegar! The only thing I complained about was they do not have a full bar, but this was a minor flaw in my eyes. I would go there again.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky strike
    Hut49
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    From out of town and needed a venue for a business meeting/dinner for 4 people - somewhere with a buzz and life but without the need to shout at the person next to you trying to have a conversation. Looked at reviews in the neighborhood on OpenTable and something about Crudo just seemed like it was the place to try. Sometimes this strategy fails miserably but not this time. The ambience was conducive to having a good time and the service was great. We sat in a window alcove so had a sense of privacy but without being shut away. Noise level was ideal and the food was reasonably priced for the excellent range and quality of the meals. Outstanding all round.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The little different restaurant ..
    The3Belgians
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The restaurant seating is spacious and creating a nice atmosphere, the cocktails are creative we would not drink them again. The food sashimi and Mushrooms were outstanding We also had risotto which was delicious. We loved the pics ears The recommended white wine was good. The price is a bit on the high side, but price quality is ok.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It could have not been better - great, great, great!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Came for my birthday and enjoyed the night. My husband and I each picked 3 from menu and shared: yellow tail crudo, grilled mozza, dumpling, gnocci, brisket, and pork belly. The first 4 were incredible. We found the brisket and pork belly to be too fatty to enjoy, but I'm sure many people enjoy it that way. All the flavors were great and service from our waiter was impeccable. We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime dining experience!
    Immune1
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    First time at Crudo and the experience was memorable. The atmosphere was relaxed and not too loud, so unlike many deafening locales, conversation was actually possible. We all ordered 3 course meals; the ladies enjoyed the yellow tail and burrata/mozzarella dishes along with dessert, while the guys made short work of the red snapper special, squid ink risotto, and short ribs. The pigs ears were awesome! No one went home hungry. The service was friendly and attentive, but not obsequious. All things considered, I would go back next weekend!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a chain restaurant
    gdt1VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I think its labeled Italian but its not your typical Italian fare. Must try and make up your own mind
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our second visit to Crudo - this time for their Easter brunch. The open, relaxed feel of this space is great and the food is interesting and creative.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    kcfoodies
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    From the fun, eclectic atmosphere to the incredible food and attentive service, Crudo scored a 10 with us!! And Kyle at the bar was very interesting telling us all about mixology and some of the different brands of alcohol they use to make their cocktails special...even letting us have a small taste of a special cognac. Will definitely visit again!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this area
    grlwakemomVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    If you go here and don't get the Crispy Pig Ears, you've made a grave error. They are exceptional!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Required Phoenix Eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This place is everything that a top dining spot should be these days. Incredible inventive but approachable food, great service and atmosphere, and amazing cocktails. This is truly a five-star restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yolanda, our server, was the
    foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Yolanda, our server, was the most knowledgable about food & wine the world has known. The food was exquisite from the butterfish and tuna crudo to the squid ink risotto, to the pork belly and sea bass entres. But the brisket, short ribs & gnocchi were also wonderful. Yolanda's knowledge of wines and bourbon, scotch, rye and all liquor was impressive & greatly appreciated. She was perfectly attentive & described each selection beautifully. But, there is a huge downside--the smell from the woodburning oven made our clothes reek & our eyes burn & we sat at the farthest table away from the kitchen. If this problem could be solved, Crudo would be the best restaurant in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Jmpt
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Inventive, delicious food! It was hard to pass up the nightly special, a two course great deal for two, but we just had to try more of the selections from the four different menu sections. They ranged from fabulous raw starters to full entrees, priced ala carte or as a coursing menu. Nice wine list with a good range of prices. Excellent, knowledgable server. My only complaint was that the high open ceilings and hard surfaces made it a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    islandjones
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We reserved a table for 6 and were seated in a semi private room at the end of the restaurant. We requested a blind tasting paired with wines (a tradition that we now have annually in April). The meal and service was spectacular from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A dining experience!
    Worldtraveler2
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Fantastic combo of flavors makes each dish unique. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time - was great- waiter
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    First time - was great- waiter Chris was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excited to return...
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The online menu had all the promise of a unique culinary experience, and the actual dining experience did not disappoint. The vibe at the restaurant was fun; the menu imaginative, making it difficult to choose; and the waitstaff equally fun and attentive. The convenience of a self-assembled tasting menu and the ability to choose the number of courses in one's tasting menu made Crudo an excellent option for me, because I can never pack enough tastes into a single dining experience. Out of all the delightful selections in my first tasting menu, I particularly enjoyed the yellowtail sashimi with truffle oil, black garlic and julienned Granny Smith. Yum. Next time, I will need to have that for appetizer, entree and dessert...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Crudo
    Foodlvr
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I have to admit, but Crudo is just about my favorite restaurant. A very large part of that is the outstanding service that we always get. We have been there quite often that we know Maureen, who is part owner and manages the 'front of the house'. She is always welcoming and remembers our likes and dislikes. This time we had a new (to us) server, who just added another step of perfection to the meal. She was well versed in sake, which we had ordered and was a perfect match of our dining experience. Crudo always has great food, and now has started with some very interesting 'Chef Specials'. This week it was scallop sashimi - with, of course, a lovely marinade and flavor. Best scallop sashimi I have had in the U.S. ever!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A true foodie restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The menu is less accessible. The service was outstanding, the raw fish very nice. The happy hour is a better bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Josh
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Rarely a writer of reviews, I must say that the risotto was one of the best dishes I have eaten in a long time. I ordered it for myself and my date kept stealing it away even as her gnocchi sat in front of her. Thank you for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Phoenix;s best
    Nina
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This gem is one of the best restaurants in Phoenix, with inspired, imaginative dishes. Our only (minor) complaint is that we wish there were more items on the menu, because we've now enjoyed every one of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Drinks & Great Dinner
    Scott
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We'd gone to Crudo once before, but did not notice the bar area. After seeing it on our way out we decided we had to go back. Besides, the food was delicious, so even without the bar we wanted to return. Lucky for me, my wife specifically said that's where she wanted to go for her birthday. This time we got there early to have a couple drinks before dinner. It was happy hour! Generally I find happy hour drink selections that are somewhat limited, but Crudo has a wide selection of fantastic mixed drinks on the HH list. After, we had a great meal that topped off a wonderful day for my wife's birthday. We are already planning a return with some friends to hit up the happy hour again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    It is rare when one can find just the right combination of all the facets that make up fine dining. Crudo on this particular night came through in Devine glory. Perfection in every way for our party of six. We went very much out of our way as our hotel was downtown, and it wasn't the easiest to find. But are we ever glad we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This was a fantastic dining experience. Everything that we ate, from appetizers to side dishes to the main courses was superb. The location of it is a little funny (the back of a strip mall), but the interior has a great ambiance. We had the pork belly and the gnocchi, both of which were great. The prices were very reasonable too. I will definitely be coming back whenever I am in the Phoenix area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, cool atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I had a great meal here. The yellowtail is outstanding in every way -- don't miss it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    kaleb
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    11am for Sunday Brunch - place deserted - only two other tables had diners while other restaurants are mobbed. No matter what you call French Toast and how you make it, $12.00 is over the top. "Jars" of compote are creative. One and done.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We arrived a few minutes later than our reservation but the staff had no issue with seating us immediately. The server did a fantastic job at explaining all of the options and did not disappoint with his recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Hiexpectations
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Bring social director for Sunday brunch...I was happy to find this cute little restaurant. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The brunch menu was somewhat limited...but very good. My friend had the risotto and thought it was wonderful...I had BLT ANC it was really a quality sandwich. They offer bread with small jars of "stuff" and we had goat cheese with pears...yumm yumm. Would highly recommend this neighborhood eatery
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Excellent
    Gene
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Everything was perfect. The way the menu works is unique and terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.