Oak Tavern
Oak Tavern

Oak Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oaktavernmiami.com/
  • Phone: 7863911818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    CLOSED ON MONDAYS UNTIL OCTOBER
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am- 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday- Friday 12pm - 3pm
    Happy Hour Daily: 4pm - 7pm
    Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday: 6pm - 10:30pm, Friday 6:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday 6pm- 2am
    Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Bracha
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music "Under The Oak" Summer Series from 11pm - 2am

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Trolley stops in front and metro bus available close by.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Oak Tavern
A twist to American modern cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Oak Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (36)fit for foodies (34)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (19)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (15)romantic (12)special occasion (11)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • A Great Restaurant
    rvankoe
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A bit out of the way location, but worth the search. Very Good Food. Nice wait staff (Angelica). Totally enjoyable. Very nice looking decor.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time and will never return
    MiDC
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I reported these people to the Health Department. I ordered the coconut crusted French toast with bananas, whipped cream and chocolate shavings. My daughter and I were enjoying it, it was delicious....until I bit down on something hard which was so strange because this was melt in your mouth French toast, nothing hard about it. I pulled the hard object out of my mouth and it turned out to be a large piece of broken glass! I was completely freaked out and didn't trust or want to eat any more of the food. Both the waiter and manager were very blasé when I told them about the glass, as though all they'd done was serve me a dish that didn't taste good. I understand things break, mistakes happen but the blasé attitude was like this was normal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to have dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This place has a Greenwich Village vibe and great food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    mwhiteVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and finally went for lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. My tuna with salad was simply awful. Greens were oversaturated with oil and the tuna was overly spiced with a very unflavorful marinade. Bread was burnt and greasy. My friend said the halibut was good. The only saving grace was the coconut sorbet for dessert. Server was attentive. Way too expensive for the quality of the food. Would definitely not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time.
    MPate
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food pairings were spot on and they accommodated any needs we had in regards to food choices. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    BobMVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Oak Tavern has a really nice brunch. Probably the best pancakes I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good food and service
    bekrierVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We enjoyed excellent food from a really great server, would recommend! Mostly local vegetables, fish and other ingredients. Very nice chef-inspired menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Design District Gem
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We came here with our friends visiting from France. They loved the place....great food and wonderful service. If you can make the French happy with a restaurant, you are clearly doing something right. They loved the friendly staff and service. We started with the charcuterie platter; and the table ordered a couple of burgers, two salmon and risotto plates and the sea scallop plate. Finished with inventive desserts. The wine list is short but well balanced. We picked the Bianchi Petite Sirah, which perfect for the variety of dishes. And again, our friends thought the wine was spectacular. Between the River and Oak, you can't go wrong. Keep it up the good work David.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • oak tavern
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    been several times. outdoor garden is beautiful. much quieter than inside.food very nice, this visit the service was poor. very slow. forgot our order. brought 2 of one entree and forgot the other. by the time they brought the correct one, everyone else had finished eating. we had to Constantly ask for utensils. we took friends who had never been there and I felt bad that the service was so poor. we were a big group so the tip was added automatically...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative in the Design District.
    sdfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great casual dining. Imaginative selection of small and large plates. Casual setting, delicious and tapas-driven, and fairly reasonable pricing. Nice selection of craft beers and good off-the-track wine list. So much change in the Design District, yet Oak remains a stalwart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time & excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Everything was perfect. Food, waiter, excellent service. They did forget two appetizers but we didn't care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing brunch!
    OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The scrambled egg bacon truffle oil pizza is amazing. Coconut French toast w bananas and rum sauce serves as a to-die-for brunch dessert. So many more interesting choices than any other brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find
    Debbie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere were all very nice and I would definitely go back. We went for lunch on a lovely day and sat outside, which was perfect for our out-of-town guests. I look forward to trying out dinner. Oak tavern was recommended to us and we were not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    LeoneVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This was our second time eating at Oak Tavern and we the food, service and experience was awesome! Definitely on my list of favourites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent. Many choices
    Vicki
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Food was excellent. Many choices and lots of little plates. kale salad and scallops were wonderful. There should be an area that is quiet if you really want to speak. it is noisy. the ambience is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the ambiance and food were
    erica305VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    the ambiance and food were outstanding. We sat at the bar for about an hour prior to sitting down for dinner. The bartender was amazing, he offered samplings of the beers before we ordered and made excellent recommendations. We sat for dinner on the outside patio and the setting was gorgeous at sunset. Our food was great, our only complaint was the service outside. The restaurant was not seemingly busy, but our waiter took his sweet time to make stops to our table. Drinks ordered would arrive after asking a second or third time for them. We ordered a mixture of small plates, flatbread, oysters and large plates and the order in which the food arrived was in no specific order. The oysters were beyond amazing and very clean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Even WITH 8p reservation our party of 4 had to wait over 40minutes. When I approached the manager after waiting 30min the manager said, "30min waiting is industry standard." Not acceptable. Wine glasses had that fishy dish washer smell and our waiter didn't even apologize and disappeared for 10min before showing up with new glasses. Food was a poor version of a Famous restaurant across street.
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  • Great food, unique menu.
    dezdamona29
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The menu is unique and delicious. We enjoyed twelve small and two large plates for a party of four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service are great!
    Merc
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Food and service are great! Brunch's all you can drink is unique in that you can mix and match several options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Audrey
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The small plates were fantastic. We picked this place solely off Open Table's recommendations, and the food was super delicious and flavorful, the atmosphere was great and lively. We liked the cocktails as well, although the second round was more lackluster (my manhattan was watered down, and the fruity cocktails were not accompanied by fruit). The small plates were the best, and our entrees were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience. Food
    DesignDistrictAficionado
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great dining experience. Food was outstanding. Service was great - everyone was attentive and so well trained on service and serving and care of a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Birthday!
    cecilonga
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate my birthday! Sat outside which was beautiful, felt like we were somewhere in Napa not Midtown Miami. We were a group of 8 so we sampled pretty much the entire menu and everything was delicious! Definitely recommend ordering a bunch of small plates so you can try a bit of everything. We kept the wine flowing and our waiter was excellent. Crab toast was delicious and fresh, Bacon Marmalade Toast is a must, Bison Carpaccio gets 2 thumbs up, Gnocchi were spectacular, we also had Fava Bean agnolotti, Burrata (yum!!), Kale Salad, Roasted Beets and Bacalao Croquettes-all very good! The Duck Pizza was different and Delicious! Scallop with lentil entrée was top notch and salmon and skirt steak delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art Wynwood Lunch
    Doodlebugs
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Oak Tavern is a must for people attending Art Basel or Art Wynwood events in Miami's Design District. Food's great, as is the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and okay service
    gramsaran
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The food was excellent as always, however, the service did get tripped up during a rush. Waited half hour for the cheese plate and a while for a Manhattan. That said, I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone. The menu is amazing and the location is perfect for Oak Tavern.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oak Tavern is great!
    TerriVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    In town for a few days and looked for outdoor dining suggestions in Miami on EATER. Took a cab ride to the design district - honestly made a mistake because I thought we would have some ocean view, but no problem - the courtyard was LOVELY. Took the waiter's recommendations on apps and they were amazing! Snapper crudo, fava bean ravioli and a special - korean taco. Every bite was INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS. We had snapper and salmon and it was all scrumptious. Grilled to perfection. Specialty cocktails were actually special - great flavors and not skimpy on the alcohol at all - totally worth it. Shared desserts - pie with some kind of peanut butter mousse was fantastic. Apple pie with buttermilk ice cream was fine but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before a Heat game
    VipaliiiVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Stopped by this place on the way to a Heat game. There were four of us and we all ordered something different. Food was excellent. Good prices on the food and wines by the glass. Nice bar and seating areas. They have a nice courtyard that flows into the dining area. Even sitting inside you feel like you're eating outdoors. It's also located in the Miami design district which has it's own great character.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Foodiek
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Really liked food and atmosphere. I have been twice and pizza was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • oak tavern
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    very good. well prepared food. good choices. nice service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very iikable
    mike
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Oak Tavern is a reasonable, accessible restaurant. The food was well prepared, and portions were appropriate for the price. But the atmosphere was not professional. We were dining early, with theater tickets. The very nice hostess showed us to an undesirable table in an empty restaurant, but was happy to do better when asked. Staff walked around our table mostly doing nothing in particular, but certainly not paying attention to us, until I asked a manager for help; the waiter he promptly assigned was both personable and efficient. One manager was cutting menus with a paper cutter in the dining room. But then, most people were eating outside. Not us, however, and we didn't come to watch set up during our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    bert
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    The food was excellent; lots to choose from but not so much that the offering was overwhelming. The biscuit was a tasty way to start the meal and the scallops crudo starter was fresh and and clean. I only choose from the starters menu and everything was well prepared and extremely fresh. My husband had the salmon and he said it was delicious. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    tengogatas
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Beautiful outdoor setting. The food selection and quality is great, delicious and original menu. Great service by our server, Lisa. She made wonderful suggestions as to what we should eat, we didn't even have to think...and her choices were spectacular. The only negative would be the snobby attitude of the hostesses and the fact that we waited 15 minutes for our table, which had been previously reserved and there were not explanation or apologies as to why.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect setting and meal
    iml1
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    From our drinks at the bar waiting for our group to arrive to dessert, the staff was friendly, professional and attentive. Sitting outside in the courtyard was a perfect venue for our friends to share good times in a relaxed setting. The oysters were fresh, the wine selection superbly reasonable and food quite good. While the duck pizza was fantastic with plenty of melted cheese, crispy crust and the right amount of toppings, the pork chop drowned in rich sauce. The short rib over mac was very good and would have been even better with a bit more cheese. Nonetheless, a wonderful place that we will return to shortly..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow but delicious!
    loversonly
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The wait staff was very knowledgable on the food. The meat and the fish were both very fresh and the presentation of the dishes was lovely. From start to finish, including appetizers and deserts, it took 2 hours of our time. The service was slow as it stated in the previous reviews but our group had plenty to talk about so it worked the time we went. The deserts were good. The chocolate cake was very rich; however, the coffee left something to be desired. The setting is beautiful and cozy; but the noise level can get a little loud sometimes. I hardly notice that since I'm Cuban but I noted it in this restaurant. Overall, it was a great experience. When I have to plan for a group outing, I will probably pick Oak Tavern again :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience with delicious
    jeni10VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Amazing experience with delicious food. Must try the duck pizza! It's delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing and full of flavour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    The depth of flavours within each dish was incredible. The culinary skill is clearly very high with a strong command of flavours. Highly recommend this restaurant. We split 5 small dishes as our dinner for two. The stand out dishes were the kale salad, charcuterie board, and the non-meat pasta dish. The octopus was delicious but not sure I would need to have it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Will not return until I hear the kitchen has changed. Food great. Place was not even crowded and we waited 1.5 hours for 4 dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place with great food
    BBsofla
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We had heard about this place through a friend and thought we'd try it out. The food was delicious and the beer and wine selections were very good. The only thing that wasn't as good was the service. I don't know if it's because we were sitting outside, but we found ourselves flagging down our server often. Other that that, the restaurant ambiance was great. It has a northern feel to it, which we both really liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oak tavern
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    wonderful outdoor patio. food very good. friendly service.varied menu. good quality..we enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thumbs Up
    Jsierra
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I've been to this restaurant three times now and they have a friendly knowledgeable staff, the service is only exceeded by the quality and creative dishes. Highly recommend the octopus appetizer. Was there to celebrate a friend's birthday, she'd never been there before but impressed with everything. We dined outside, the night was perfect. I'd imagine it's less appealing in the middle of summer but we've dined inside as well and the experience has been just as enjoyable. Only comment that I'd make regarding the inside is that the noise level is quite high. Given all the hard surfaces in the space there is little to dampen the sound. But in the end, it wasn't bad enough to keep me away. I'll be back again here soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service, location, vibe
    tjelke
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    This is a perfect location for a date night. My wife and I loved the food (the small plates are perfect for a tapas-type dining experience) and the cocktails. Service was friendly, prompt, and fun. Ambiance was energetic. Try the bacon-marmalade small plate - so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic