Rocket Twenty-One - fka Ferneau
Rocket Twenty-One - fka Ferneau
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Rocket Twenty-One - fka Ferneau

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.twentyonerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5016902605
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Call Donnie Rieathbaum
    501-690-2605
    If you have any Rocket 21 Gift Cards they will be honored at Riverfront Steakhouse, Benihana's Or the New Rocket 21 located at the Wyndham. If you want to wait also will be honored at the new concept old location.
    Frank Fletcher
  • Private Party Contact: Donnie Rieathbaum 501-690-2605x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wyndham Hotel North Little Rock
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rocket Twenty-One - fka Ferneau
01/02/2014
Friends and loyal customers of Rocket Twenty One I wanted to inform you personally of the moves we are making with our restaurant. We have built a brand new building in front of Benihana and this will be the new home FOR ROCKET 21 about January 10th. This new location will have all the famous pieces of the Blue Dog Art and of course will have the same FAMOUS ROCKET 21 MENU with the SAME CHEFS preparing the great food.
Being close to the Ball Park, the Verizon Arena, and having 200 Guest rooms of hungry people along with many local customers from North
Little Rock, Jacksonville, Cabot. If you have any Rocket 21 Gift Cards they will be honored at Riverfront Steakhouse, Benihana's Or the New Rocket 21 located at the Wyndham. If you want to wait also will be honored at the new concept old location.

Frank Fletcher
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Rocket Twenty-One - fka Ferneau reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Good, not great
    Kris
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We dined for at Rocket 21 for New Year's. This was our first time visiting the restaurant since its change from Ferneau. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful, however, it took well over an hour to get our entree. We were in no hurry because we had no other plans for the evening. Patrons who had plans to ring in the New Year elsewhere were likely late to the party. My appetizer was quite bland and needed some sort of sauce to bring the dish together. My entree was tasty, but the tiramisu came out frozen. Did we enjoy our evening? Yes. Was the food good? Yes, but not incredible nor worth the wait or the price. There are a number of fine dining locations in Little Rock I'd rather spend $150-$200 for a romantic dinner for two.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful Wait Time
    AmyR
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This restaurant had all the potential to be good...friendly, attentive server, good atmosphere, etc. However, we had to wait over 1.5 hours for our meal. Our server gave us 1 complimentary glass for the wait...not 1 per person...just 1. The food was good; however, the temperature was cold. It was almost as if the food sat in the window for an extended period of time and got cold.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some good, some bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The restaurant is lovely, but the food was hit and miss. Appetizers were excellent, but the dinner salads (as in salads intended to be eaten for dinner) were poor, and our party had 2 of the 3 offered. The other 2 entrees were good and very good. Service, unfortunately, was very slow, especially considering the restaurant was almost empty. It has the potential to be a great place, but just not quite there yet.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good and bad
    Cosmo
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Overall, the food was delicious except for the caeser salads which were nothing more than a bad chunks of iceberg lettuce with a touch of dressing. The food options for children are not what we had expected. We ordered mac & cheese for the kids but what they got was bowtie fettucini with white sauce. if you have kids, you know this is not what they like. Though the food was good, the prices were very high so I would only recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Great service!
    Luv21
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! Overall fabulous! The filet mignon and scallops were delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant! :) Will definitely return to 21!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Nursecrys
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I had the duck, which was on the menu for the first time. The breast was good, but the quarter was fantastic! My husband's steak was good, and we both enjoyed the calamari appetizer. Definitely a special occasion place for us, but I would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Ophie
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Excellent food with attentive but not overpowering waitstaff. Go for the food but also go for the Blue Dog art by Rodrigue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food of what they had
    Darrell
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Our food was very good, but I was disappointed that they were out of FOUR entrees at 6:00 on a Saturday night. No chicken piccata (although they did have chicken Marsala), no 14 oz ribeye, no short ribs, and no fish of the day. Several of us had to go to a plan b because of this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The filet was cooked perfect
    LLJY
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The filet was cooked perfect but the chef had a heavy hand with the pepper seasoning. When I expressed this to my waiter he replied that it states it is pepper on the menu. I realized this but it was an extreme amount of seasoning. The plate had no visual appeal, mashed potatoes and filet, nothing else on the plate. Needed a little decoration, I know they use edible flowers for decoration. Our plates had nothing There was only one other table at this time in the restaurant. We will go back but I was disappointed in the response about the seasoning and the lack of effort in presenting a more appealing plate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Bdaydinner
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My husband and I decided to go to Twenty-One for his birthday after mulling over several wonderful restaurants. We were on the edge about it, but were delighted with our experience! Every morsel for food was AMAZING! My husband had a filet which was easily as good as or better than the top steak house in Little Rock (which I will leave unnamed). I had the fried chicken dinner with blue cheese mashed potatoes, collard greens, and black eyed peas; wow! We topped it off with peanut butter pie which was also fantastic! Also, the service was fantastic. Payne, our waiter, was very attentive and friendly without being stuffy - how refreshing! Twenty-One is now one of our ultimate favorites. We plan to go back next month for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manager made it right
    Barb
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    My dinner was ok but my husband spinach salad was way over dressed to the point of being soup not salad. The waiter was great and took the cost off of our meal. When I told the manager the issue he gave us comp. dining to come back and try them again. We had a view of the kitchen and I have to say this is where the problem was. There were 3 chefs in black that I could see. They were leaning on counters and against the grills. The most activity was when they rang a bell for pickup. Which I thought was strange but.... With a new kitchen staff things should improve. I would try them again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I think the new ownership/managemen
    LouieMVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I think the new ownership/management/chef are doing well. Our server was very good. I enjoyed the "Shrimp and Grits" which, contrary to the usual preparation, is not spicy at all. My wife enjoyed the duck breast. We were on our way to a concert, so couldn't spend much time perusing the wine list, but it seemed to be adequate with a nice variety of fairly priced wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Hidden Gem
    RTGtravlin
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Rocket 21 is truly a Hidden Gem. Wonderful atmosphere, ambiance, and fantastic food! I will recommend this place to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Fran
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We were a party of 10. The Food was excellent the kitchen staff needs some help getting food served properly . They delivered our food one person at a time with 3-5 minutes apart.. The top 8 people decided to go ahead and eat it took another 15 to get the others there's . Not appropriate for a good restaurant , especially when they add gratuity of 20 percent. Want be back. But the Food was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite
    Bob1
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Had been referred by a friend. Had reservations for 4 but decided to eat in the bar because the bartender was great! Staff very attentive, drinks great, bone in ribeye is fantastic! Wine list good but a little high on the mark up. Will definately be a regular. Great place for patio dining when it cools off a bit. I give Rocket 21 4 3/4 stars out of 5.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PARTY OF SEVEN ALL IMPRESSED!
    COTTON72
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I have previously made my thoughts known as being awesome! Here are some comments from others in the party on Saturday night. "COTTON AND I HAD SO MUCH FUN WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM TEXAS AT ROCKET 21. THE SHRIMP AND GRITS WERE THE BEST I EVER TASTED" ! BARBARA MCBRYDE NLR "HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT ROCKET 21. THE SHRIMP AND GRITS WERE THE BEST EVER! GREAT SERVICE" ! MARY LOU ELKINS, SAN ANGELO, TX. " ROCKET 21 WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. OUR GROUP OF SEVEN, SOME FROM TEXAS, ALL COULD NOT QUIT TALKING ABOUT THE SERVICE OR THE WONDERFUL AND EXTENSIVE MENU. I HAD THE LEMON FISH AND IT WAS AWESOME. WE ALL SHARED CALAMARI AND THE TUNA NACHOS------ BOTH----GREAT! WE SHARED CALAMARI AND THE TUNA NACHOS, WOW! KATHY BEIGHTOL, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time with friends
    Lucky
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    We were a group of 8. At least 5 different entre's ordered and everyone pronounced their meal delicious. The steaks were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Spot
    mpowerd66
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This was my first visit to Rocket Twenty-One and it was a delight. The setting was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the service was spectacular. I will certainly dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocket rocks !
    cheerhog
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Our super-great waiter was very informative and attentive, but not hovering. He took our drink orders and got the calamari going while we looked at an early-bird menu. It was not skimpy, but had lots of choices, even if the restaurant was out of pollock that evening. Salmon with quinoa made a lovely plate with beets decorating the fish. The evening then had a big hit with Peanut Butter Pie - drizzled with chocolate. We'll go back soon !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twenty-One gun salute
    lundigras
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    For over 10 years my dinner group has met on the 2nd Monday of each month. We've never repeated a restaurant. Rocket Twenty-One was a big hit this month. On a hot summer evening the bar provided literal and figurative cooling with great cocktails and a sleek lighted white bar that gave you the impression you were sitting at a giant frozen slab of ice. Great decor, including the aquarium. Dinner was innovative and delicious, from our starters of Truffled Mushroom and Brie Flatbread, to the Gouda Grilled cheese with Smoked Salmon. My Fried Pollock with Purple Hull peas and grilled shrimp remoulade was outstanding. Crisp fish with no greasiness. We finished with Godiva Chocolate Cheese Cake that was just scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been wanting to try
    wied
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while after hearing about it on the radio (The Buzz) multilple times. The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a little to much...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Great food. However the prices were a little too much for the ambience. Our server didn't pay much attention to me and my wife because he had a large table drinking bottle after bottle of wine. For those prices - you should be treated with respect no matter how many people are in your party. Outstanding dinner nonetheless. Only disappointing thing was the frozen cheesecake for desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time but won't be last time.
    Sambo
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Have heard radio ads for weeks and wanted to try it. Wasn't as crowded as I was expecting, service - food quality and price - ambience was all it was advertised. Will make more trips here and will try lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience!
    Luvfood
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    My husband and I wanted to try some place new and interesting for our 19th anniversary dinner. We selected Rocket 21 due to favorable reputation and great reviews. We could not have been happier! The service was perfect. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. My steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare. my husbands steak was over done. We politely told our server and they made a new one with new complaints and cooked perfectly. They even subtracted the cost from our bill. You must order a Chocolate Martini. It was WONDERFUL!The atmosphere was very trendy and in a hip Little Rock neighborhood. We will be going back soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocket
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Very nice but service a little slow. Surprised Open Table folks put in second dining room. Might be a mistake to open second dining room with proper planning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great! Service fantastic.
    jtom42
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Food was great! Service fantastic. Noise level high. Difficult to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    yummy
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Crab cake was excellent! Chicken cordon bleu was excellent! and the drinks were excellent!! We would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night Fun
    Boomer
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We really enjoyed our dining experience at Rocket 21. The food and the service was top notch, and the music in the bar later was outstanding. It is great to see live music in fine dining establishments. I hope we can return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok experience
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We originally had high hopes for the evening. It took almost 45-50 min to get out meals, and our original waiter only checked on us three times. Which is less than par since we were there an hour and a half. We've been in before and our last experience was much better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite restaurant in LR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    This is a great new restaurant in a city filled with fine dining experiences. My husband, daughter and I had dinner there after a swim meet on May 10th and were all enthusiastic about our experience. The calamari appetizer was the best I've ever had, light crispy batter and tender meaty chunks. I am snobby about cocktails but the lemon drop martini did not disappoint. My husband's steak was tender and cooked just right, the mac and cheese side dish is definitely tasty. The ahi tuna was absolutely the best I've ever had anywhere. We finished with the tiramisu which was not as good as mine but worth the calories. The decor and ambiance is unique and interesting. Don't miss this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Food was good, service was lacking, price was excessive, atmosphere was pleasant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New favorite resteraunt !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The Steak and lobster tail my wife and I had were both cooked to perfection. The calamari was fantastic for appetizer. The sides of Mac and cheese and smashed potatoes were excellent. Our waitress was a little quiet and reserved but noticed a few other serve staff members with a little more energy. One of the best meals I have had in Little Rock and might be our new favorite resteraunt. The steak was better than one of the owners other steak houses. Have already highly recommended to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner ... Buy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Anniversary dinner ... Buy one entree, get one free. Would definitely go here again..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The shrimp and grits, my favorite
    tish
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The shrimp and grits, my favorite was perfection. The fried chicken, my husband's favorite....amazing. I would change nothing! A perfect evening out for dinner for this Cabot couple.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This was our third time to
    Dale
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This was our third time to 21. The food and service has been great and consistant every time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calamari was the best in LittlevRoc
    Beade
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Calamari was the best in LittlevRock. Restaurant is a bit noisey. Service friendly and good. Will definetly go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy
    JimBob
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    They treated our party of 7 like kings. Great service, great food. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great server- and amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Really great server- and amazing lobster w smashed potatoes. Nice wine selection too. Was there while in town for work and was very happy. The huge fish tank is a bit dated...as are all the odd photos of dogs though. Food makes up for weird decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were in town for the Little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We were in town for the Little Rock Marathon and of all the places we dined over the weekend, this was by far our favorite. The steaks were exceptional, service was excellent and we loved the live entertainment. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Little Rock.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ended up ordering a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We ended up ordering a table full of tasty appetizers. VERY good! (Not so good hummus). All waiters and staff were friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate