Ric's Grill - Calgary
Ric's Grill - Calgary

Ric's Grill - Calgary

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ricsgrill.com/calgary/17ave
  • Phone: 4032697427
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Graham Rideout
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The ideal solution for any private party, event, or business gathering, Ric’s Private Dining Room seats 15 to 50 guests comfortably in a quiet, elegant atmosphere. Group menus feature AAA Steaks, Seafood, Soups, Salads, Pastas and more at very affordable prices. Parking & free wireless internet.
  • Private Party Contact: Edward Penner 8886443284

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15 Ave SW
  • Public Transit: Bus #2
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking across the street with access off 15th ave.
A word from Ric's Grill - Calgary
Welcome to popular Ric's Grill near trendy 17th Avenue - where steak is king and steak lovers are treated like royalty in our elegant yet casual dining room, private dining room and lounge.

Ric's serves famous Sterling Silver AAA premium Alberta beef and hand-carves it according to strict house standards for thickness and fat cover, marinates it in a special blend of spices, then grills it at extremely high heat. It's the best version of an old favorite you'll EVER taste for your hard-earned money.

Ric's Grill also features fresh fish and seafood, chicken, ribs, pastas and sautes, as well as freshly tossed salads to order.

Ric's has been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence four years in a row and cellars over 150 fine selections from the world's finest wine producing regions.

Reserve your Ric's Grill table today and enjoy a dining experience guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
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Ric's Grill - Calgary reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (7)romantic (5)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Nite out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went to Ric's for diner before Reba concert. Sunday evening so very quiet especially at 5:00 p.m. Food and service excellent. short walk back to train to get to Saddledome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    ElleVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We tried out Ric's Grill for the first time after not being able to get at reservation at The Keg. We were pleasantly surprised and will be back for sure. The Prime Rib was top notch and the sides fantastic. When the waitress approached the table she was quiet awkward but friendly enough and got the job done. We had an early reservation so the restaurant was very quiet. Nice decor and convenient location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    PriddisCouple
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was quite good - service was disappointing. The restaurant was virtually empty (5 PM) and we had to go looking for our waitress twice - once to get her to bring the wine we ordered (it was sitting on the bar) and again to get her to take our order. When she did bring the wine it wasn't what we ordered - and she didn't say anything. When asked she indicated this was what they were substituting. The manager did drop by later and ask how things went. We were a big group so I didn't want to make a fuss. We did have a birthday in our group and the manager comp'd desert - on top of the $25 dinner credit that they provide to the birthday diner. That said, it wasn't in recognition of the poor service - just a nice gesture on his part!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DateNight
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was our first dining experience at your restaurant. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend the restaurant to our friends and family. The service was great. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. The menu had a great selection to choose from and our meal was excellent. We had the steak and lobster and chicken neptune, one of the best meals we have eaten. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day Dinner
    RhonaVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. We truly enjoyed our father's day dinner at Ric's and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party of 8
    teedoff
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was terrible. Waited over 1/2 hour for drinks. Had to ask another waitress to see where our drinks were. Waited almost 1-1/2 hours for food. All meals arrived cold. Salmon was overcooked and dry. Steaks were tough. Chicken was so salty, it was inedible. Kids pasta tasted like it was cooked in dishwater and kids refused to eat it. Our "Father's Day Celebration" turned into a disaster as everyone in our party complained about their meals and service. Although Manager knocked 50% off the bill, the $156 we paid was still too much for the terrible food. Will never eat there again.
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  • great service and great food
    karry2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our server was friendly and very efficient and looked after us very well. The food was great too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not pub but treated like one
    daslogster
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had dinner at Rics wed evening. Food was good but not worth the $30 average price per entree. Waitress very pleasant and attentive but kept calling us "guys" when it was myself and my wife having dinner. Expect a bit more professionalism at a restaurant of this level.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    TuscanyBrent
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Ric's was the perfect place for the three of us to chat and connect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 262 reviews are from the Ric's Grill - Calgary reviews archive.
  • Good steaks and lobsters!
    LaymanVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Good attendance to allergies, especially gluten. Would be nice to have a few selections of dessert that are gluten free as well! Also - I asked to pack remains but vegetables (spinach) were missed...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Me
    IceKitty
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have used Ric's many times for group functions however the menu has become slightly smaller and the prices a bit higher. While the service is fairly decent the length of time it takes to get your meal us too long and so Ric's has become our last choice on the list as it you cannot get in and out in an hour even when dining at a non-peak time. The food is decent enough as well but nothing over the top spectacular. If you are not under a time restriction this may be a place to choose but for a lunchtime visit, Ric's is not the best choice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Penny
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    While staying at a near by hotel discovered this great restaurant . The service was exceptional and the meal outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    XMPProductions
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    My wife and I went to Ric's for our 15th Anniversary dinner. I had reserved a table ahead of time and made the restaurant aware of my wife's food sensitivities. Right from the get go, we were treated amazing, even pointing out alternatives to allow my wife the best experiences. Thank you for a great first experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Free Birthday Dinner!
    KB3812
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I took my two kids to Ric's for my son's 13th Birthday. As a single mom, eating out is a special thing and we went there as I had learned that Ric's provides a free birthday meal/up to $25 off. My son is typical teen and can eat a ton of MEAT! He had a huge steak and it was also Monday $5 lobster tail night, so great value all around. I was pleasantly surprised that they had an all-inclusive kids menu, because my 10 year old rarely eats her whole meal. The food was good, although the steak wasn't the best quality or cut. Great wine menu at Ric's though, and that was a plus. Excellent service, very attentive. The fresh baked bread with butter to start is SOOOO good! Thank you Ric's!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the steaks
    neighbourhoodfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We were looking for a good steak so only went to OpenTable under Cuisine/steaks. Have been to Ric''s before and knew we would not be disappointed. My daughter and I decided to share the boursin steak with merlot reduction and the goat cheese salad with fresh berries and candied pecans. Both were delicious. My husband had the same steak. I liked that they split our order for us instead of bringing us an extra plate. All plates came beautifully arranged with a nice assortment of vegetables accompanying the steaks. They were also very generous when they split the salad for us and a nice surprise was the gooseberries in it. Good selection of wines too. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely a place to recommend
    Kay25
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Our server was very open and friendly. He was very knowledgeable about the wine list as well as the dinner menu. He made some very good suggestion and in the end we were all very happy with our meals. I would definitely recommend Ric's to friends who are looking for a nice relaxing atmosphere with delicious food, and I will most certainly be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gave this a try after several years
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Honestly, since the explosion of great local restaurants in the dining scene in Calgary, we have stayed away from going to chains and once again, we were reminded "why" we have done so. Ric's Grill had great ambience - although truthfully, am not fan of really dark interiors but that's beside the point. When you pay steaks at a price point of at least $30, one would expect at least an aged and tender meat but that's not what we got. It was tough and lacks flavour. It was not bad in a sense that "you can't eat it kind of thing" but I guess we were just let down considering that we are in a steakhouse after all. Service was ok. But yes, it might take us a while for us to consider going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Catherine
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    First time and I was very impressed. The service is excellent!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Used a Travelzoo voucher here to give it a go. The food was surprisingly good. Especially the halibut dish - delicious! Unfortunately, the restaurant interior seems dated and the service was a little unprofessional. Plus, parking was more of a hassle than expected. Nice to try, but it's doubtful we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, served at their terms
    Gaets7952
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Had reservations for 5:30 to celebrate my boys birthday, when wde arrived we were greeted promptly. There were perhaps 3 tables that were occupied. We ordered some appetisers: Coconut shrimp and Calimari, along with our main dish. The apetisers arrived rather slowly, as the restaurant began filling with customers. We waited for the main courses to arrive while seeing other patrons, who arrived after us, receiving their orders and leaving after they had finished their meal. We waited for over an hour for the main courses. As usual the meal was very good. This was the 2nd time this wait happened to us. Although the food is good we left with the attitude that it is last time we will be coming to Ric's.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick's: not what it used to be?
    Huntforfood
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My wife and I went to Rick's to celebrate her birthday, we use to go there all the time a few years ago, but it doesn't feel the same. I would of said that Rick's was on the higher end of steak houses, somewhere between Cactus Club and Ruth Chris, now I would out it blow The Keg or Earls. The food is still good, but the ambiance and service is below what you would expect for the prices they charge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, a Great time at Ric's
    onzoom
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    One of our go to restaurants in Calgary and it lived up to our expectations. Samantha our server was excellent and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but so noisy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We came to this restaurant led to believe that it is going to be fine dinning experience. The food and staff were great, however we must've been the only couple who didn't complain about the noise level from all the crying babies around us. Wouldn't recommend as a date night restaurant
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice meal
    Char
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    good ambience; helpful, friendly and attentive wait staff large selection of entrees. Filet mignon very good, baked potato excellent, crème brulee left a bit to be desired but was not bad - it was cold and I prefer it room temperature Chicken Neptune was delicious, roasted potatoes were a wee bit under-done. Goat cheese cheesecake was good, would have preferred raspberry sauce on the side
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Delish
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had a delightful waitress. She was attentive and was really pleasant and patient. As this week was a special menu week the opportunity was there to try this restaurant which I had been eying for some time. It definitely was a good choice and lived up to our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter was attentive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Our waiter was attentive, helpful and very friendly - he interacted with us during the entire meal and it made it contributed to a pleasant and comfy dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portion is very big
    DinerOut2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Overall the food is great. The rib dish is hug which can feed 2 persons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YYC Big Taste 2014
    JamesBoc
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Me and some coworkers visited Ric's Grill after work.We arrived a bit early but they didn't mind and were able to seat us right away. Most of us either got the escargot or the calamari to start, both of them were so good. The escargot was pretty standard just floating in butter, and the calamari wasn't greasy. For the main most of us either got the filet mignon or the New York strip loin, both of which were done perfectly. The dessert, a goat cheesecake was pretty good. Not outstanding but definitely enjoyable. I loved my experience, probably wouldn't return on a regular day because the price points are pretty high, but if you don't mind a high price point I strongly recommend it!! Great service and "facny" ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Experience
    RiaC
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Went to Ric's for a "Girl's Night Out". None of us had been to Ric's before. We all loved it. Our server, Travis, was attentive and personable. Each of us order different appetizers, entrees and desserts. Escargot was awesome and the spinach salad, although simple, had the right mix of flavours and texture. My friend loved the addition of beets on the salad. Filet, steak and chicken entrees were done perfectly. Only downside to dessert was that they ran out of their cheesecake, so one friend ordered creme brulee instead. The custard was a bit heavy on the egg taste, but it was still good. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Rics. Went for
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    First time at Rics. Went for the Big Taste Calgary menu. Was not disappointed. The staff moved us to a quieter table when we asked. Was first seated right by the kitchen and the restaurant was less than half full. Goat cheesecake was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big taste was amazing great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Big taste was amazing great portions and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME!
    Stan
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    11 adults & 2 kids-duel b-day dinner - Big Taste menu.We arrived being greeted by many staff close by.Service was incredible! Nameless waiter had ESP anytime we wanted. Family consensus is:appetizers of escargot, coconut shrimp & clam chowder were delightfully scrumptious. Main dishes(filet/salmon/chicken & ribs) were tender & melted in your mouth, along with savory sauces. Stuffed potato-perfect consistency & flavored with bacon & cheese. Dessert, we fought for second bites of the fabulous cappuccino ice cream and chocolate cakes. Crème Brule and goat's cheese cake was good just not outstanding with taste and texture. Great choice of specialty beers & hard drinks enriched with fine alcohol. AWESOME dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Net1
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    As always Rics does not fail to have great food, service is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for the Big Taste and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Went for the Big Taste and the food was incredible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast Service
    Leight
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Went out for a ladies night and stared it out with dinner at Rics. Was very glad that we made reservations as there were already people gathering there early on Saturday night. We had a great server who warned us happy hour was ending so we could order appys right away - was a great deal! We enjoyed the rest of our meal with only one minor complaint, when we received our creme brûlée, it lacked creaminess and had more of a over cooked texture; but not a big enough complaint to deter me from going back. All in all very nice eats and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined for Big Taste 2014
    Yycdiner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Went for three course meal for Big Taste 2014. I left a comment in my Open table reservation that we were coming for Big Taste. When we were seated with regular menus and requested the Big Taste menu they were not particularly friendly about it. If you don't want to participate in the festival then you shouldnt. Food otherwise was good although both the chicken Neptune and filet lignin were on the salty side. Overall nice ambience - a fancier place to take clients or family for special occasion. Nice menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big taste menu review
    valentinedayspecial
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The choices on the menu was amazing. The waiter was out of this world. The only thing I didn't like was the dessert but everything else was superb. i differently recommend this restaurant.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    FloralFriend
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Went for the steak & wasn't disappointed. Good food, good wine, good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good overall
    Anonymous
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went for my first time on a Saturday night. Despite the very cold weather that night, the restaurant was full which suggests people think it's worth the effort! We did have a bit of a wait for a table (even though we had a reservation), and we never had our waters refilled until we asked for it, but everthing else overall was very good, including the ambience, the friendliness of the staff, the freshness of the salad, the quality of the entree.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Mike
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Dinner there on Friday was amazing! Thanks Gary for the tremendous service! Oh and of course the food was next level our compliments to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.