RN74
RN74

RN74

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rn74.com/
  • Phone: 4155437474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

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

    Wine Bar: Opens at 11:30am Monday-Friday; opens at 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Adam Sobel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: RN74 is available for offsite events. Please contact one of our Event Manager's Jin Park jpark@minagroup.net or Nancy Zammit nzammit@minagroup.net or call 415.625.5460.
  • Special Events: RN74 is a great location to host Lunch and Dinner events. The wine bar and dining room are available for private events and buyouts. Please contact Jin Park or Nancy Zammit at 415.625.5460.

    Join us Sunday evenings. Offering a 3 course prix-fixe menu for $39 and a bottle of our house red or white for $30.

    $7 Happy Hour is offered Mon-Fri from 4pm to 6pm. Offer includes speciality cocktails and appetizers for $7.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fremont and Beale
  • Public Transit: BART: Embarcadero

    Muni - F: Market St & Main

    Bus: Beale St. at Mission St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at 5:30PM nightly.
A word from RN74
Taking its name from the highway, Route Nationale 74, which runs directly through the Burgundy region of France, RN74 is a wine-centric French inspired restaurant.
RN74’s wine program, curated by Mina Group wine director and James Beard Award winning author Rajat Parr, focuses heavily on the greatest producers and regions of Burgundy. However, the well-balanced list also showcases international and domestic selections. RN74 has been awarded Wine Spectator’s highest honor, the “Grand Award” every year it has been eligible starting in 2010.
RN74’s menus are clearly inspired by the wine program; built on a foundation of regional French cuisine, yet market driven with refined, modern American influences. Executive Chef Adam Sobel, recently crowned “King of Porc” at Grand Cochon 555, brings an exciting flair and strong identity to the kitchen of RN74.
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RN74 reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (113)notable wine list (102)special occasion (70)vibrant bar scene (56)hot spot (52)romantic (41)good for groups (38)neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (23)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    MMG1VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went on a Thursday night. The bar was a little too packed with only 1 bartender so while the drinks and wine were good -- service was slow albeit pleasant. Dining in the restaurant, the food was delicious for the most past. I felt the oysters could use some more dressing although tasted fresh and creamy. The pumpkin gnocchi was fantastic. I got the filet which was amazing. My husband got the chicken which was very tasty with interesting seasonings and vegetables. They carry Volney which is a favorite French wine, but quite the price tag to match.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    while i was looking forward to my first experience at RN74, i was disappointed in both food and service. There were long pauses between courses, and not much attentiveness. this was a business lunch - i had the pastrami sandwich, tough and impossible to eat with any sense of manners. another guest had same issue with the lamb burger. even an accidental broken pitcher of water didn't pique their interest, rather just a perfunctory apology. while i've had wonderful experiences at other Mina restaurants, i would not return or recommend this one.
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  • French Bistro
    KonacallahansVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love French food, and French wine even more, so I was excited to find this restaurant convenient to the fiinancial district. With that said, the food was very good (escargot to start and duck fo rthe entree), the service was compitent, and the atmosphere was energetic. The wine list was great; however, very overpriced. I suppose that's the price one has to pay for foreign wine in northern California.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FABULOUS DINNER
    SCP2013VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    great choice for my birthday dinner out the food was outstanding and wine was superb! Fondue is a MUST
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • CharlieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food was not good....They try to convert simple French dishes into fancy dishes (at +$20) but this did not work...
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  • Wine list
    HenkJan
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food is good and tasty but wines by the glass are too expensive (the cheapest wine by the glass is $12.-....). Another European suggestion: wait until guests ask for the check instead of giving the check without asking and while serving another wine...
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  • Very good
    Fletch
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Enjoyed it a lot. The somm made a really nice call for us. The duck pate was great, steak frites was perfect. The cloves on the duck otherwise perfect duck breast was a weird bit of disappointment but otherwise a very nice meal. Oh the desserts were good!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience, Food Needs Work
    NinerDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Loved almost everything about RN74. Service was outstanding: attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, but not pushy. We returned a glass of wine without question, our waiter wanted honest feedback, etc. We had the tasting menu. For the price, I thought the items were at the B to B+ level, not A level which the pricing would suggest. Best item on tasting menu was Kampachi, worst was an intermezzo of compressed watermelon and meringue. Strange combo with disproportionately enormous portion of meringue. Honestly, pretty yucky. Overall, was a really awesome evening. Wouldn't recommend tasting menu.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Perfection
    Maddog
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Split a steak and heirloom appetizer! Superb! Service was very prompt and cheerful!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and wine!
    Rosie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the best restaurant I've been to in a long time. I eat out quite often and this may be my new favorite restaurant in SF. I'm just sorry it's taken me so long to actually eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Booked a table for a large party and had to increase from 11 to 13 ppl. Seating was moved from 8:15 to 8:45, but hostess said we'd probably be seated closer to 8:30 if we arrived early, and guaranteed 8:45. We weren't seated until 9:30, and we're given a table in the adjacent event space, where a reception was winding down. Folding tables were being taken down and dropped to the floor, workers were yelling back and forth, and the waiter made a snide comment when I asked him about moving in to the main dining room. I've eaten here before and the food is consistently excellent, but we've also been treated as though it's a privilege to eat here. Sorry, too many better options in SF. Won't make this $3000 mistake again.
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  • Good but not outstanding
    Cloudgazer8
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ordered 4 appetizers & 1 entrée. Entree was very delicious (halibut with bouillabaisse). Only 1 of appetizers was good - the rest lacking in an extra umph. Brussels sprout salad was raw so I missed the carmelization, but also fairly bland. Tuna crudo needed way more flavor, especially an acidic component. The cod beignets were ok. The beef tartare Vietnamese style was very good. Overall, though service excellent, it was difficult to hear each other on a busy Saturday night, and didn't feel like the meal was worth $120/person (with wine). There wasn't anything special or extra attention to detail. My husband said the bathroom was a mess, a bad sign of a restaurant's effort.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fabulous dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Outstanding service, food and atmosphere! Find it all here. Presentation and execution of food was great! One of my top dining experiences in the last 10 years. I love the balance of top tier dining without pretense or snobbery. Innovative menu. Great service. Thank you RN74!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding and memorable
    Samantha
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After seeing the movie Somm on Netflix, it was my dream to dine at RN74. And it did not disappoint. The tasting menu was absolutely outstanding, the wine pairings were fantastic, and the service was impeccable. I have not experienced such fantastic service in quite some time that I almost forgot that that is how service at a fine dining restaurant should be. Thank you so much for one of the top 5 dining experiences of my life.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Laini
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love this place - always my favorite. The foods are awesome and I love the services and the people are all friendly.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    Meemz
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Meet up with family at the restaurant and had plenty of amazing seafood. I would highly recommend the marrow bones and the scallops. Very will balanced plates (salty, sweet, savory, great textures) and amazing service for a weekday evening.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    RN 74 is a favorite. Best duck breast ever. Always good and interesting wines.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wonderful
    Nanaimofoodsie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service staff, food, were all terrific. No complaints, high recommend.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Mautezuma
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The tomato soup was the worse I ever taste, food is just regular, not what I expected, we wait 15 minutes after entrees for the main courses.
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  • LellaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Highly recommend the devilled eggs with crumbled bacon and a small piece, like a small bite of breakfast. Crab cakes are good. The salmon was not available but was offered with rainbow trout instead and was tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Excellent
    Boyzone
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had dinner with the family here (3 kids, 4 6 9) and we had a fabulous time. The food was fantastic, the service spot-on and they were perfectly happy to make something outside the menu for the kids. Top marks all around!!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really overrated
    IAmHungry
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    These folks are trying very hard to justify their prices. We ordered several appetizers, salads, entrees and wine by the glass. The result was an okay meal, with the cheese plate as the only standout. Both wines were slightly off examples of their varietals --- one was so odd we couldn't decide if it was or was not corked. Here's what but this experience squarely in the negative: Of three restrooms, two were out of order. The working restroom was filthy. The floor around the toilet was soaked. Even the wall was splattered. I let the hostess know, and her reaction was, essentially, "So?" We should have just left after that, in retrospect.
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  • Decent, pricey, missing server
    SFsticated
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I really liked the atmosphere. However the service was not very good. The waiter disappeared twice for what seemed like half hour periods of time and I had to ask other waiters to track him down. The food tasted fine and was presented very nicely. The fondue appetizer was tasty and filling, but the main courses were chinsey with very little actual main course surrounded by lots of garnish. The two lamb slices on the lamb entree were about the size of two saltine crackers. No joke. This restaurant was highly recommended to me by a coworker, so maybe it was an off night at RN74.
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  • Nice Atmosphere & Good Food
    RealtorDonna
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I chose this restaurant because of Michael Mina's reputation. Modeled after a train station, the French railway feel is pretty cool. There is a ticker board that once served to announce train arrivals and departures that now offers remnant bottles of wine. Their list is large & mostly French. I was stunned to find a $10,000 bottle of wine. The food was magnificent & we were not disappointed! I had the Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, which were delectable. Hubby had the Summer Melon & Burrata Salad, a delicious combo of sweet & salty fruit & cheese. For dinner, I had the special, Moroccan Chicken. My husband chose the Duo of Sonoma Lamb. We enjoyed our food and the ambience.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • Poor food and selection; overpriced
    newdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We tried to celebrate our 25th anniversary here. The waiter told us when we asked for martinis that they were all out of most vodka. My wife had medallions of pork which she described as "hockey pucks" and I had halibut which was ok but tasteless. The tomato soup was described as like Gazpacho but it had pieces of lettuce and shrimp with their shells on in it. Bread was cold and dry. Wines were $45 - $50 for a half-glass. Overall bill for two: $198.00. Service was slow. The place was very dark, and somewhat noisy. The waiter asked me if I was "happy" when he brought the fish; not sure if this was attempt at humor or sarcasm. By contrast we ate at Zuni Cafe the night before and it was terrific, and much less expensive.
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  • Great, great,great
    Rick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great greeting Great service Great food Need I say more? Thank you RN74!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service and atmosphere! The staff was very attentive even though there was a large party near our table. The cheese souffle and melon salad were delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, marginal wine serive
    JohnnyoVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was very good but service lacked a bit. they did not have the wine I requested and offered a substitution that was poor.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Truly Outstanding
    Major
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was a special occasion and we we were quite impressed with the quality of food and service, plus a stunning wine list. It was a most memorable way for us to cap off a delightful weekend in the city.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • great experience.
    dinewithclass
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Restaurant came recommended by my brother. It was delicious and nice experience,
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highlight of San Fransisco
    TorontoWineLady
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I were visiting from Toronto, ON and as a person in the hospitality industry I was blown away with the amazing service and attentive staff. The food was not only creative and playful, but also well executed. Each course of our tasting menu was interesting and special and we had a perfect evening- Thank you!
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  • Great evening
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good food, great extensive wine list and good service
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    Excellent
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The dungeoness crab and sweet corn candele was delicious. And the Alaskan halibut was great. Will be back. Loved this place.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very small portions
    KJNS
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you spend $25 per plate it has to include a good size portion. Both dishes were very tiny. You need to order an appetizer and a main course to be satisfied.
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  • High points all over
    Maria
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service and food was good, the wine was especially good. Only minus was that the bartender poured me a relatively expensive glass of whine without informing of the high price tag, when we started out at the bar. Not professional. Even if I would have ordered it knowing the price, it's not a acceptable behavior when the customer only asks for a glass of dry, white wine.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can't wait to go back
    NJWineGuy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Third time here, and it's gotten better every time. The meal was off the charts, and as expected, the wine list was tough to nail down a final choice (and that's a good thing!), but in the end all the selections we made were insanely good. It's a must go to place for foodies and wine lovers.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Disappointing
    hornedowlVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went back to RN74 for a business lunch. The mushroom appetizer tasted like marinated mushrooms from a jar. It took 45 minutes to get our entrees. The portions were tiny and the fish overcooked. All in all very overpriced for mediocre everything. Sorry RN74. We won't be back.
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  • VTan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always dependable food and service quality. Good location in Fincl District.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated and under whelming
    BoisedinersVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were really looking forward to this to this place since we have enjoyed other Michael Mena establishments in other cities. Our server was pretentious and it was very obvious that he wanted us to eat and turn over the table quickly. This is the type of place you want to go to for a business dinner, not a personal night out. Our steaks were not cooked properly and were stringy and had lots of gristle. I have had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse. The steak came with plain, limp fries which were bland. Absolutley not what I expected after paying 53 bucks.
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    notable wine list
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  • RN-74 'excels!
    RoseyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The bar was crowded but not too crowded - and had a lively 'vibe' to it. Bartenders we're very friendly and helpful. Service at dinner was outstanding - server had good feedback for menu questions. I had the lamb loins and substituted the artichoke ravioli for the squash. WOW - what a delicious meal. The lamb was moist, tender and cooked perfectly (med-rare). The ravioli was outstanding - and the little 'sausage' patty (which seemed to have almost an Indian spice flavor to it) was a great surprise. I would order that meal again in a heartbeat. My dining partner had the 'flank steak' which was delicious, but nothing special. The sauce made a nice compliment to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.