Post & Beam
Post & Beam

Post & Beam

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://postandbeamla.com/
  • Phone: 3232995599x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: Govind Armstrong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz on the Patio - please call restaurant to confirm dates

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marlton
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public lot and parking garage.
A word from Post & Beam
No stranger to the dining scene in Los Angeles, Brad Johnson’s and Govind Armstrong's venture, Post & Beam, is intended to bring warm hospitality, exciting, yet approachable cuisine and good times to the surrounding neighborhoods of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Brad has created memorable places since relocating to California from NYC in 1989. Remember Georgia, that was him, minus some of the gray hair.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Post & Beam reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (17)great for brunch (16)special occasion (16)great for lunch (16)romantic (14)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Post & Beam
    DRWP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Some girlfriends and I went to Post & Beam after a very lovely wedding, so we were all in a good mood and ready to enjoy ourselves. The place was busy, but not crazy busy, so we were seated right away (impressive), and given menus. The hostess and our waitperson were both very friendly and helpful. The food was served promptly after ordering - almost too promptly. As always, it was good. But the drink service was painfully slow. For both the alcohol with the meal (considerably after the food arrived), and the coffee with dessert (dessert was almost gone, and this is after we mindfully waited as long as we could). Perhaps another bartender would be a good idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent as usual
    UpscalehealthynaturalVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We ordered pizzas which were really delicious especially the one with sausage and vegetarian one with mushrooms, onions and sweet garlic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post and Beam is fresh, delicious
    StanVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Post and Beam is fresh, delicious and absolutely a neighborhood gem. I love the shrimp and grits and the fried chicken is the best anywhere. Check out the fresh, hot cornbread and be sure to not miss the mac and cheese! YUM. I've been many many times and always am happy. The service is friendly but erratic - sometimes it's terrific, but more often than not there is a long wait for the food. But I love it and will be back over and over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great as usual
    mrpjnla
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    it is so nice to have a restaurant of such high caliber in the neighborhood. the food was great and the service was excellent as always. keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfortable vibe & great food
    annwVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    One of my favorite regular stops, have tried most everything on the menu and it is all good. Some ingredients grown in the garden in the patio, and some from local farmer's market. Service is warm and friendly, but never overbearing. A great hangout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    LAClassic55VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Took me a year and some months to get here, however it was worth the trip. Excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    First time here. The braised short ribs and eggs were outstanding. The short ribs were moist and we'll seasoned. It was served with some of the best roasted tomatoes I've ever had. The shrimp and grits was also good especially if you're looking for something lighter. The deviled eggs with catfish were a great start.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Give it a Second Chance
    livnlife2
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    For the most part, the food was good. We had the Fried Chicken and various side orders. Although the chicken came to our table at a pleasing temperature, all of the sides we ordered were just under lukewarm. Not a fan of the bread pudding dessert we ordered to go. The service was friendly, but didn't feel genuine. Other than the mentioned issues, the experience was good and we will most likely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, relaxing vibe
    annwVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Elevated comfort food, in a very relaxed & friendly environment. Short rib is great, salads and pizzas incorporate some veggies grown on the patio. Menu rotates, and I've liked everything I tried. This is a regular stop for us, and is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot in the Hood
    Jones5026
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    For a first time experience, I loved it. The food was great I had the Pork Chop with Mashed Potatoes and Greens. The atmosphere was warm and energetic. The staff is very attentive. Overall a great place to to for a great meal that won't empty your wallet. And it's in the neighborhood which makes it even better. Next trip the Short Rib. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent
    UpscalehealthynaturalVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The food is excellent. We lived it! Wine postings by the glass were not very generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food
    Hedgehog
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We were extremely pleased with our meal and entire experience from the very first greeting at the door. The staff were all very attentive and cheerful. I had the pork chop which was moist and flavorful, along with a side of Mac and cheese. My husband had the fried chicken which was done to perfection. Eating outside on a summer night was pleasant especially with the beautiful garden all around us. Our waitress was great. She was fun and talkative and just seemed like she enjoyed her work. Would go back again if we are in the area. Wish we had a restaurant like this where we live ( San Diego) we would visit every week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, Love, Love! Great food,
    JPrice
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Love, Love, Love! Great food, amazing chef, Govind, and wonderful and attentive staff! Way to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great stylish southern soul food
    delicioso
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We need more options like this in the food desert of Crenshaw/Leimert! This is a great spot, much obliged to Govind for bravely opening this spot for the underserved community. P&B would warrant repeat visits regardless of location, just glad it's down the street from us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dinner
    Funtime
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    8 of my closest friends and I had a great time Friday night. The table was ready. Service was excellent. The food was delicious. We each had cocktails so can't comment on the wine list but the cocktails were great also! We all had a great time and with it being in Fe neighborhood too was a special bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere and service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Atmosphere and service was fantastic. Food didn't define itself. Can't say anything was fantastic but everything was solid. Had the pork chop and sides. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what we needed.
    Kinglexo
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    I've grown up in So. Central L.A. all my life and when I was younger my mom would drive way over to where Post &^ Beam is now for the "better" choice of groceries and such. since then the community has changed had it's up's and down. Post & Beam proves that We can have what the other neighborhoods have a nice up scale restaurant .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We went to post and beam based in the great reviews on opentable. We loved it! Great food, friendly service and great ambience. Definitely want to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beyond Expectations
    2083
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    I came up on this restaurant by accident. I chose it for brunch this past Sunday and I was impressed. The food was amazing!!! The service was wonderful and I will be back and bring people with me. This is a fine dining experience w/o being stuffy. I've already told several people about my experience and they are going to try it as well!!! Kudos to the staff and the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, disco level volume
    dmunfy
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Food was very good, prices were very reasonable, and our wait staff was quite efficient and enthusiastic even when confronted with a party of 8. The ambient noise was so high that communicating with anybody at the table was challenging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise find
    huskyla27VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Service here is top notch. The staff works so well together I wish other restaurant owners would dine here to see how service should be done. I haven't felt so taken care of by a server in so long it took me off guard. Food was great. The only reason I dropped it a star is that small plates are a bit of a double edge sword for me. I like the concept but don't think the pricing should be that of a regular entree for half the amount. Shrimp and grits was really good. As were the mac and cheese and cauliflower. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Evening!
    lcmcnair
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    What a gem! This restaurant has it all. The food is delicious, the wait staff is polite and attentive and the ambiance is inviting. I came here on a date and we were seated on the patio near the fresh herb and vegetable garden. The menu had a variety of upscale soul food dishes with a twist and it was DELICIOUS! The pricing was reasonable too. Not to mention the chef/owners greet and mingle with guests on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We had a great experience at Post and Beam. As a native Southerner their fine dining take on soul food was a special treat. Every dish we had was delicious from the deviled eggs to the shrimp grits to the cornbreak (thank goodness it was not sweet) to the short ribs. I have never really liked sweet potato pie but I absolutely loved theirs. Service was superb from beginning to end. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    We had a very savory meal from start to finish. Everything was freshly prepared and plated to perfection. We were seated on time for our reservation and the service provided was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine LA
    Becky
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Went for the Dine LA price but ended up ordering off the regular menu for less. The cast iron chicken is absolutely wonderful. My no "foo foo" restaurant hubby was totally impressed. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Post and Beam was superb.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Post and Beam was superb. The wait staff could not have been better or more attentive and understanding (the person with whom I lunched had some major food issues/problems, and everyone was so accommodating). It was a terrific experience, and I'll be back for sure! As a huge fan of Brad Johnson's Georgia years ago, I'm also eager to try Willie Jane. I never got to Govind Armstrong's Table 8 and always regretted it, but I'm so thrilled he's represented in two wonderful places now. I've raved to tons of people and everyone wants to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    The restaurant was advertised as being part of the Dine LA week and the reservation was made through that link. However, when we made the reservation for lunch on a sunday, they didn't have a Dine LA special menu. They only had their brunch menu. We were disappointed with this and it would have nice to have been notified of this prior to making the reservation. We were constrained with their sunday brunch menu that was breakfast-centric. That being said, their food is delicious. We started with the smoked catfish deviled eggs, which I love. I had their bacon and egg pizza which was really good. I look forward to returning for dinner for a more extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was well worth the visit
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Out of the way neighborhood for us, but glad we went as the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Short Ribs and mashed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The Short Ribs and mashed potatoes were divine! I'm not a huge fan of mashed potatoes but Chef Govind has made me a believer! Started with a small pizza for appetizer and wrapped with Sweet Potato pie topped with carmelized pecans. Insane culinary experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits and Misses
    Calikt
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Did DineLA for dinner. We had a reservation, and were greeted and seated right away. After waiting for almost 10 minutes, our waiter finally approached our table. He turned out to be very attentive and pleasant. The drinks were very good, but I was disappointed at the amount of ice that was served with my margarita. For appetizers, I got the catfish deviled eggs. Amazing flavor! My date ordered, the heirloom tomato salad, and although it was delicious, the portion size was very small-especially when compared to the size of my deviled egg appetizer. For my entree, I got the fried chicken thighs--great flavor and perfectly fried! My date got the salmon which was bland and he was lucky it was served with a sauce to add to its flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    GBerllado
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    I went here on a cool summer evening. I ordered the buttermilk fried chicken. There was no trace of oil on the chicken when it was brought to my table. The restaurant makes great use of the produce from its patio garden. This restaurant is definitely now in my regular restaurant rotation. I can't wait for my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome oasis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Happy to Govind chose to bless us with this lovely oasis in the neighborhood. Wait staff was attentive but relaxed. Shared a wonderful dinner (loved the short ribs & sweet potato pie) with friends in patio. Can't wait to come back to try brunch and lunch menu. Evening was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Kimmiep16
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Although my husband is a vegetarian and I don't eat beef, pork, and rarely chicken- we are always able to have full satisfying meals. It's worth us driving to the other side of town for a yummy meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for lunch. Tried the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Went for lunch. Tried the short rib sandwich and pizza. Good not great. A little disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    I went to Post & Beam both on Friday and Saturday night with 2 different people. Friday night was my first time there so Saturday night I wanted to bring my boyfriend. Friday night we had a wonderful meal and the service was fantastic. Saturday night, we also had a wonderful meal, but the service was terrible. We waited 15 minutes for a waiter. The restaurant was not crowded. In fact, there was as many people there as there was on Friday night. After he took our order it took another 15 minutes for the food to arrive and then the waiter didn't come to our table to check on how everything was until we were half way done. Two nights, two extremely different waiters. Friday night our waiter was amazing. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not up to par from what
    great2lunch
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Was not up to par from what our friends said it was. A nice quiet for lunch and was seat as we arrived with rsvp with open tables. Need to go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    MeMo
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We chose this restaurant directly off the reviews, and it was a winner! the food was absolutely wonderful (cornbread, buttermilk fried chicken + cauliflower!) and we enjoyed dining on the patio near the garden. The service was exemplary, both the owner and the manager engaged us and our server and the staff were all were extremely professional and friendly. This was one of the best meals we had while visiting LA. I would go back without hesitation, in fact, i look forward to eating there again next year when i'm back in LA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our.lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    We really enjoyed our.lunch on the patio. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Soul
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    What a gem! The vibe in this restaurant was right-on. There was an eclectic mix of people, and the food was AWESOME. We went for brunch . . . can't wait to do dinner. This one comes highly recommended to adults of all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    FoodLover
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    I booked Sunday brunch for my boss' birthday. He's a big soul food fan and he was beyond thrilled with everything! Thank you and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate