Rich Table
Rich Table
  • Address:
    199 Gough Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Neighborhood:
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $31 to $50

Rich Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richtablesf.com/
  • Phone: 4153559085x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Evan and Sarah Rich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered and Residential Parking. Performing Arts Garage on Gough and Grove.
A word from Rich Table
Modern creativity and traditional technique combine seamlessly at Rich Table, a Northern Californian neighborhood restaurant.

Chefs and Owners Evan and Sarah Rich have created a dressed-down interpretation of a fine dining restaurant, based on their extensive backgrounds in San Francisco's best restaurants. At Rich Table, they deliver an expert approach in a casual setting.

Rich Table's menu, wine list and cocktail program all showcase a seasonal San Francisco style. The team looks forward to having you join them at their table.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Rich Table reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (177)special occasion (102)neighborhood gem (101)hot spot (94)notable wine list (67)romantic (45)vibrant bar scene (22)good for groups (17)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • what's with the hot places to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Another Hot Place to dine. if you are in shorts and don't mind smelling a little like the food. Come on in the service is very good and food is good Many of the places we have been in this trip have the open kitchen but most are not pulling off the balance of a 70 degree dinning area while venting food odor. open a window and I'll come back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in SF
    DoctorJA
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Outstanding food - every single thing we ordered was absolutely delicious. Excellent service and reasonable prices. Really loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • to hot
    OpinionatedVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food excellent, main course was a standout, salmon cooked perfectly with a pistachio sauce, restaurant a bit to hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    yumhoundVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent food, worth the hype. As mentioned before, sardine chips and porcini donuts are standouts. The burrata/beet/onion crumble appetizer was divine. I had the scallops as my entree and they were superb. We were a party of five and waited a tad too long for our entrees, but that's OK. Our server was fantastic, very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and not stuffy. I'd go back more often if I could get in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food + vegan friendly
    jimbeaux
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. My girlfriend is vegan. The server was super attentive, and the chef very accommodating, giving us a number of options. Everything was super tasty and fresh. They have some interesting wines, even by the glass. With seating up to 10:30pm on weekends, it can work after a show. Although when we went, they were out of a few things by then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SFFoodfluffer
    SFFoodflufferVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was really amazing and we all understand why it is top rated. Beautiful presentation, complex layers of flavor with unexpected combinations of ingredients. The service was spot on and some of the best in SF. I recommend to all my closest friends. It was worth booking the reservation one month to the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived up to its reputation!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our dining experience was nothing short of fantastic. The sardines with chips were perfection. We placed a second order for them. Himache tartare was fresh and an amazing balance of flavors. I had never imagined the tagliatelle bolognese with strawberries would be so delicious! It was delicate and so flavorful. Glad I took the chance as I usually don't like sweet and salty. Simone the bartender was friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to interact with. If you live in or are visiting SF is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not at all what we expected
    lulu
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were thrilled to finally have a reservation!! We love food and we eat out a lot! Yet, Rich Table we found was trying too hard to serve it all...We did the chef set price deal; 85 dollars a person, and everyone at the table had to do it/and did it!! It was so much different kind of food, and so many different flavors and textures your pallet and your mind could not follow. Nothing had anything to do with anything; simply a bunch a all sorts!! And if was NOT all GOOD :( We were 4 people eating with beer and wine, and 600 dollars later it was NOT WORTH IT!!! The hostess was so sweet and very kind, i did feel a bit sad for her she had to serve us this not so very good food. Too much talk, and too many people swarming around your table!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    Mike
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Some of the most amazing food combinations I have ever tasted
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SlaurieVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Amazing dining experience. Strongly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairing. Absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative scrumptious food
    SwamiJohn
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Unfortunately we picked a rare 90 degree night in San Francisco to check it out. They did not have air conditioning which made it a bit uncomfortable inside. That being said, the food and service were great. We did the chefs tasting menu which was awesome! Well worth checking out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RICH Table
    avideaters
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food, nice decor, vibrant atmosphere, great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's Picks + Corkage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We got the Chef's Picks menu for our anniversary dinner and it was delish. We brought a special bottle of wine and the corkage was $30 (they waive the corkage, if you buy a second bottle from them), which added to the enjoyment of the meal (not sure i would splurge to do the wine tasting, otherwise). The "Bites" course basically covered almost every "bite" on the menu, plus those off-menu with tiny 2-person portions. Then we got Seafood, Pasta and Steak and two desserts. I enjoyed that they sometimes gave my husband and i different meals in each course, so that essentially you could try double the tastes. Overall, we sat at 7:45pm and left just after 10pm, so it does take time, but they time it out perfectly for your enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet and Fussy
    Joseph
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    All the items are heavily manipulated by a somtimes-clumsy crowd of line cooks in plain sight near the back of the restaurant. Many of the savory items are unpleasantly sweet and cloying like duck ravioli with honey and lavender or a really high-fructose onion soup with chopped plums.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot with Delicious Food
    claytonsu
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I walked past this restaurant on my way to another in Hayes Valley and made a reservation simply because I liked the layout and vibe of the restaurant, and I'm happy to say that the food was excellent. All the pastas are great, but what really stood out was both the salmon and the duck entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rushed service does food injustice
    Yashar
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    we booked a table at 10pm and arrived at 10. it seemed like the kitchen was in process of shutting down,we were given the menus and within a minute the hostess was at the table asking for our order,we asked for our drinks and even before the drinks were served, there she was again asking us what we want to order. she wouldn't leave without taking the order and we were rushed again.she served the drinks,we were in a middle of a conversation when food was served and the rude hostess interrupted us by raising her voice and started describing the dishes.same attitude for desert. if this restaurant isn't comfortable for serving a 10pm reservation they should adjust their advertised timing.she was short of chewing our food for us to get rid of us
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great nite out!
    EatmywaythroughSF
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had an interesting and wonderful meal this week. Lovely window table for two. Special made vodka cocktail with St. Germaine, grapefruit, etc. that was not on menu - just for me! Service could bot have been better. Casual yet informed and attentive, but not hovering. Simply beautiful handmade pasta. Hamachi/cucumber/melon was stunning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent- highly recommend
    AngieinSF
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Delicious. A "fine dining" experience minus the fancy ambiance. I love that this place is casual and the food is incredible. Do not go with somone you need to get to know -- it's very loud! But the dining experience is better than State Bird Provisions, a raved about Michelin stars restaurant. And my H and and even compared it to French Laundry. And yes, we think Rich Table comes close. Order the Chef's Tasting, $85/pp. You will not be disappointed. I loved the sardine chips, roasted corn, local halibut tartare, garganelli roasted squash, and main scallops. I also love that the owners are a husband and wife team. We will absolutely be back to Rich Table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Meal Delivered Perfectly
    Kleemanimal
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had an absolutely perfectly constructed meal that was presented with pride and a warm smile. The food was innovative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best I've had in a while
    Hollywood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food with warm and friendly service. The atmosphere inside is great with a real communal feel. Wine recommendation was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting mix of textures and
    Thelma
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    flavors. Feel comfortable in casual clothes. Great choice for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Ambience
    Schnauzerlove
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I came here with our parents on a Monday night. The place was packed and the reservation was running a little behind. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere and music. However, the place was REALLY hot. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers, food and deserts. The best entree was the salmon, as it was very fresh and cooked to perfection. The handmade pasta was delicious, but there were a lot of berries in the bolognese sauce. If we ever visited San Francisco again, we would definitely consider coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like a UFO
    RiaSC1776
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Out of nowhere a fabulous restaurant experience lands on us. Rich Table blew us away. From its humble, yet deliberate decor a truly regal dining experience was had. The service attentive and made us feel welcome. The star was the sea urchin... Butter from the sea. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid, inventive American
    Kate
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had an enjoyable evening at Rich Table, with the Chef's tasting for two. And compared to other tastings, this one really gives you good portion sizes for the price. The appetizers and pastas were particularly inventive, if somewhat heavy (fried sardine chips, fried porcini doughnut, heavy cream sauces, etc). The main courses (fish and meat) were standard but well-prepared. Desserts were too sweet for my liking, but to each their own. Overall, many American diners are likely to be very satisfied here, though if you are a person who prefers lighter fare with brighter flavors, skip the Chef's tasting and simply order the dishes that appeal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rich Table w/Matt
    MiniMezzgo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I have been wanting to eat here for quite a while. It was everything I had hoped! Everything that came to the table was great! Seasoned, cooked, and presented right! The most important and appreciable element of the night was that we did not feel pressured to order, eat and leave! We were there for nearly two hours, and we had a great time with my nephew and girlfriend that we hadn't seen in a couple of years!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Imaginative dishes combine flavor, color, texture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Rich, but Noisy Table...
    WanderingseniorVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Go to Rich Table with someone you don't need to talk to because the noise level is so high and the music so loud that conversations are difficult. The food and service on the other hand are outstanding. Although I did not have any dish that blew me away, everything was creative and delicious. The dried porcini doughnuts are very popular; they're crispy and delicious on the outside, but perhaps a little doughy on the inside. I only had small plates, but some of the larger dishes served around me looked delicious-salmon, scallops, or skirt steak. Do save room for desert; both the roasted plots and panacotta were worth the calories! The ambience is due entirely to the clientele because Ther is essentially no attempt to decorate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    One of the best overall meals that I have had in the City. Food was as good as French Laundry, at 1/3 the price. Only Coi and Atelier Crenn are superior experiences in my book, and they cost twice as much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sardine chips and corn a la plancha were excellent. Beef tartare was good as well. Papardelle dish was a bit bland and too tangy. The scallops had grit on them, were not properly cleaned, which was a horrible experience to bite down on those hard pieces of grit or sand. The cauliflower was not roasted enough and this dish also had a strange tanginess to it. I would not order the papardelle, scallops or cauliflower ever again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even liver tastes good here!
    Eyp708VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The chefs at Rich Table have a unique knack for making things taste good such as sardine and chicken livers, which many people have a strong aversion to, and making it taste absolutely fantastic - changing the most skeptical person into a believer! They use simple ingredients, presented in a simple, unpretentious way, yet their casual food and comfortable atmosphere is as good if not better than Michelin Star restaurants in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EattravelVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Tasting menu was amazing, pairings we're great. Served many dishes off the menu (perhaps all of the starters, in a smaller format). Only negative was the beef main course, it was not tender and incredibly chewy - not what you would expect within this context.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was incredible. Dried porcini doughnuts are a must have. Burrata was really good, but could have used some more levain. Garganelli and Pork Cotechino didn't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intellectually stimulated
    ParisDunk
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Chicken liver moose pate starter...I dreamed about it after my dining experience at Rich Table. I have not dined at a place where my taste buds exploded with new sensations through out multiple dishes of my meals. I'm always pleasant when particular dishes at a restaurant introduce me to new flavors, but here, MULTIPLE dishes introduced me to new flavors. Overall, I felt extraordinary sensations and intellectually stimulated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite!
    Gouda
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My 2nd time here, got the chef selections again and it was amazing!! This is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner!
    JAMaudeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first visit to Rich Table, we plan to go back and hope to be able to get in as it's very hard to get a reservation. Loved the flavor combinations. Our group enjoyed a number of the bites--porcini doughnuts with raclette and cucumber with popped sorghum were amazing, beet and goat cheese was great, friends loved the sea urchin and chicken liver mousse (I am a vegetarian), burrata was so good. Roasted cauliflower was delicious. Friends ate every bite of their scallops and pork dishes. We ordered all four desserts and ate every single bite. Favorite was chocolate ganache and panna cotta, but all were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it did not measure up...
    OpenTable Diner Since 1999VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    while the food was good, it did not measure up to the hype surrounding this restaurant. the mushrooms served with the little gem salad were as hard as burned potato chips--why do so? the watermelon was coated with something i forget--why do so? the steak was perfectly prepared, but it was such a large serving that it became boring without more potato served with it--why not serve half the meat and avoid a bored guest? finally, the hostess told us that a corner table had been reserved, but it remained vacant throughout our meal--empty when we left... why? they have made no effort to soften the noise--why not give your guests a little softening...?
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  • Amazing and Unique Meal!
    Dallasfoodies
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Visiting from Dallas and had an amazing time at Rich Table. The Californian cuisine was so different than anything we had experienced and was definitely one of our favorite dinners in San Francisco. Our server was very helpful, super nice, and made our evening that much more enjoyable. We recommended Rich Table to a couple the very next day! I want to put porcini mushroom dust on everything!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    topsweeperVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very happy to b able to get a reservation. Four of us enjoyed the sardine chips and the doughnuts. Both are musts1 The scallops were amazing! The steak, as well as the salmon, was delicious. The fennel bread (need to order0 is very good. All the flavors of the dishes are vibrant and well blended. Looking forward to coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but nothing special
    theblogger
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good food but nothing too special. As most "hot" SF spots are completely overpriced. Food was good but too many flavors on some it seemed. Overall a nice spot to try once but not really worth a second look.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really, really good food
    Ashy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My girlfriend and I ordered the tasting menu and could not have been more impressed; while some of the dishes weren't up our alley (will I ever like beets?), front-to-back this is one of the best meals I've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.