Rooftop 48
Rooftop 48

Rooftop 48

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rooftop48.com/
  • Phone: 2129571800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Restaurant Hours: Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday 5PM – 10PM
    Wednesday 5PM – 10PM
    Thursday 5PM – 10M
    Friday 5PM – 11PM
    Saturday 11AM – 11PM (Brunch over at 4PM)
    Sunday 11AM –4PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, European
  • Executive Chef: Gonzalo Colin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: DJ's

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Ave
  • Public Transit: Subway: Take the C, E to 50th St or the 7 to Times Square
    Bus: Take the M50 Crosstown bus
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking & public lot are both available.
A word from Rooftop 48
Rooftop 48 has joined Manhattan’s West Side by introducing a one-of-a-kind rooftop dining experience. Guests can expect the cuisine, cocktails and ambiance to go above and beyond as the sky is the limit at this glass-enclosed rooftop space. Chef Gonzalo Colin has crafted a menu that delivers innovative Euro-Latino cuisine, distinguishing their dishes through the use of fresh and exotic flavors. Menu highlights include: Grilled Scottish Salmon, Diver Sea Scallops, Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Maya Ceviche, & Burrata.
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Rooftop 48 reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.7
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
54% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (44)scenic view (32)great for brunch (24)good for groups (23)romantic (15)hot spot (14)special occasion (12)vibrant bar scene (11)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (6)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Perfect end to the summer
    NeeceD77VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had a few friends gather at Rooftop48 for my Best Friends Birthday we had a great time! Liz our waitress was able to handle our big party and was very customer oriented. The place was cute and I like the indoor/outdoor vibe. The food was actually pretty good for a non descript spot such as this. You just wouldn't expect it. The only pro's I had was the lack of music- however they mentioned they were going to fix that issue. The chairs on the little booths outside are very worn. They can easily invest in some new outdoor cushions. Overall the spot was great and I would go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Quiet, Very Professional
    MrsT1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Upon entering I was pleasantly surprised by the view. The waitress was very easy going and even tardy I would say, but when the food arrived it was delicious and well presented. The overall experience was slightly quiet for my taste, but it was a wed night so I get it. I was also sure why the roof top employees did not have any information on what was going on at stage 48, being right next to each other it should be in their best interests to help one another. I had a great time, but was completely ignored upon my special request that was a birthday wish for my Aunt who was turning 62 that night. I would absolutely refer this place to a friend I believe that everyone deserves a second chance and is entitled to an off day.Chef amazing job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty empty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I liked this place. I thought the food and drinks were good, but it was pretty much empty indoors and outdoors. I went with my girlfriend before a show at Stage48 downstairs. It was a Tuesday and kinda grey out, but still was surprised at how empty it was. It is all the way west so it is a little harder to get to. It was also kind of dark when the sun went down. Seemed like Brunch and Lunch may be more of their thing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice spot for a Sunset meal
    ACasualCouple
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Outdoor patio is great for a nice weather visit. It is much better than the common sidewalk, out front tables. It is fourth floor and quieter and cleaner location than a street level table. The patio has higher walls around it and there was no view of the city except for the distant tall buildings, but we picked a warm night with a nice sunset seen in the clouds to the West. The only problem was their elevator was not working for a while and it was three flights of stairs going up. It was working by the end of our dinner. Food was good and reasonable for the location. We were there on a Tuesday evening and there were not a lot of people there. I think their weekend brunches or Friday or Saturday nights are going to be much busier.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange.
    ALissVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nice views, food was pretty good, went for brunch. I had pancakes which weren't anything special but my friends really enjoyed the burger and the steak and eggs. The 28.95 prix fix is a good deal. The service was bizarre. Server clearly had too many tables and reacted in the strangest way when we told him we were missing something. He was unapologetic and things took a little longer than expected BUT i think they just needed more staff. I probably won't be back but it's a worth a trip for the nice views.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maria
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great service, food and ambiance. Will recommend to my friends and come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Rooftop
    hideaway
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved the rooftop ambience at rooftop 48. You don't find this without a hefty price tag & this was thoroughly affordable & enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great relaxed rooftop!
    jesz
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a great find. :) Perfect for a casual brunch with the ladies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem For Summer Pre Theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    ROOFTOP 48 was the perfect Tuesday pre theatre cocktails and easy dining, slightly off the beaten path and lovely change from restaurant row. Menu was limited but still provided enough options for our varied age group. Ordered a slew of appetizers and they were devoured and very tasty. Leave a few extra minutes if your plans include a show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very overwhelmed staff
    MingtheMercilessVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was alone so I agreed to sit at the bar. The bartender (my server) was completely swamped so I had to wait a long time to get a menu, place my order, and to pay my bill. My appetizer and entrée arrived at the same time almost 40 minutes later because the food runner gave my appetizer to the couple 2 seats down who ordered after me. They shouldn't have accepted reservations yesterday knowing they had to direct all of their resources to serve a large group and the rest of us were just an afterthought.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Overall, not impressed with the experience. Friendly and polite staff but horrible service. Waiters would take orders and completely forget. Bill was messed up. They would not provide tables in better area, though it is available. Food, taking orders, filling glass with water extremely slow. Will not come back here, though good environment, due to service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view but horrible service
    Horrible
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food took extremely long and still had orders missing. Our appetizers never came out. The drinks never came out so we had to order them at the bar. Horrible horrible service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service. Great view.
    Nycfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was thrilled to try this rooftop spot to celebrate my bday. I came in from CT with 3 friends expecting to be blown away. We were amazed by the view. Our waiter was nice, even letting my friend borrow sunglasses. We ordered cocktails & apps & then it went down hill. Out app order was wrong but then fixed. The service was the worst I've experienced. After asking many times, we did not get napkins. One busboy told us to use the greasy napkin from the bottom of the chip bowl. Three of us received our food, but the 4th's meal was incorrect. We sat down at 12:30 and she got her meal (a burger) at 1:50 (we were done by then and had to wait for her). They gave us a free round of drinks. But what a waste of time we could have spent exploring NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They need help. Good view and the food was pretty good. The service was not so great. I think it was inexperience, lack of thought and training that lets them down. Also, they have a great view but the lighting needs a lot of work. I would go for drinks only at the moment, until they fix the food service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great cocktails, good food
    Chase
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the Genius of Love cocktail - mojitos also had by our group and were great. A little pricey at 14$, but worth it. Food was also great, and pretty reasonably priced. $28.95 prix fixe is a good deal (entree, two mimoses/bloody marys/bellinis) - especially if you get the huevos con bistec. Service was a little slow, but friendly and polite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was a let down
    EnglishNYer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had high hopes for this outdoor brunch and the venue was great, but the brunch menu was mostly eggs with limited choice beyond that. I could get past the menu, but the real let down was in hte service because our starter arrived after our main course and the server didn't seem to really care, so we ended up sending it back, which was a real disappointment and put a damper on the overall experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My family and I met here to celebrate my brothers birthday and we had a fantastic time! The wait staff was very nice and manager even came by to wish them a happy birthday. It was a beautiful August day and we were happy to spend the evening outdoors. The food portions are small but if you order several items to share it's fine. I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    svalerio1218
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I went to celebrate my brothers bday it was quiet (too quiet) music was mostly in the indoor bar area but it should've come out more to the outside. Food was ok (expected more) but was informed that the menu "changes weekly". Was only offered drinks and appetizers basically. Staff was nice and our server was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could be better with a few tweaks
    DDLNVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Took several employees to happy hour last week. It was easy to get a reservation and we had the patio mostly to ourselves. The indoor space is cute, but outdoor could use a little more attention. Cushions on seats were torn, walls are cement and block much of the view. Food is good, some dishes are better than others, cocktails are fabulous but pricey (par for the area but not on par with the particular setting). I will continue to go and order the empanadas and guacamole and enjoy the fresh air.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Didn't know about this place hidden far west in Hells Kitchen. Elevator to the roof was the tip off that this would be a worthwhile brunch. Had to wait for our friends and the staff was all over us in a good way to get us comfortable in any way we wanted. Once seated the drinks and food fun began. Great selection for brunch. Wonderful dishes well prepared and the basket of muffins was wonderful. 1 comment is that perhaps there could have been some breads as well to go with the brunch fare. Will definitely be back. Especially since one of the other advantages of the place is that we had no trouble finding parking less than 2 blocks away so quite accessible too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food/service, needs update!
    JoeyNJ
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Brought my wife for a Friday night out. Once you're there is good, and food was great (especially the sliders and a great mojito). Also the service was very good (drinks and food did not delay) and were very attentive. HOWEVER, the entrance to the building should be revamped or given a more "upscale" look....this is especially since the area itself is dry and "warehousy-looking". Also the entrance guy, who looked like a bouncer, was assisting 2 policemen right there and did not tell us what floor it was once at the elevator. He left with the cops on the 3rd floor. Once at the lounge, you could immediately notice that the pillows are dirty/worn out and even torn apart. This must be updated/fixed and will make a big difference!! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went to Rooftop 48 for a Saturday brunch and it was awesome! The food was delicious, staff was super friendly and service was excellent...highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was BAD!!!!!
    Xlmoose
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I brought my wife here to try and get in a nice rooftop restaurant dinner and watch the sunset. The view was so so and the setting was ok but the food was just plain aweful. Service was not much better although they did try and make up for the poor food. Saveyour money and go somewhere else!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved Rooftop48!
    MikeJ
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We really enjoyed Rooftop48, the food was excellent. We absolutely loved the Sea Bass and the specialty drinks were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience of my lifetime
    Hungrystudent
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Not much need to be said other than that our food took hours to come out(we had to complain to the manager and the table next to us complained twice), the table was so poorly attended that I had to go to the backroom to get our table's water and utensils myself, I had to bring our bill to the table myself, and they charged us 20% gratuity for 4 people for this appalling service because "they are so busy right now". Also, I was expecting a chill, romantic brunch, but the restaurant killed the mood by blasting club music. It was the most stressful restaurant experience I ever had and a total waste of 3 hours of my life. If you want to serve yourself food and blast your ears out on a Sunday morning, this would be a great place for you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • liketoeat
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We have been to Rooftop 48 for dinner twice when it was ZBar and the service was impeccable the food amazing, an overall great experience. Brunch on Sunday was a disaster. The service was horrendous. It took 45 minutes to get a drink and I ordered a Bellini and was served a Mimosa, when I told the waiter it wasn't a Bellini he told me it was, I had to call a manager over to get the right drink. 40 minutes later we were served a second drink and given (after we complained) a basket of complimentary Danish, again I was given a Mimosa instead of a Bellini and had to argue with the server to get the right drink. After another 40 minutes of waiting for our food and watching people who arrived after us being served we left. So disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie0913
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I rarely write reviews, but my experience was bad enough that I feel I must write something. The service was by far the worst. We waited an hour for the waiter to come by. The music was way too loud. When the food finally came, we had to wait a long time to get utensils and napkins. Don't recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • horrible
    scammed
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    They charge you 40% of a service charge and gratuity. We refused to pay that portion and made the manager remove the extra charge. Next day we found out one of the employees used our credit card number to purchase 300.00 which we were informed of by fraud alert. I will never recommend This restaurant to anyone.
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  • Would not recommend
    cdachille
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Although outdoors, there is not a great view and they do not offer a lot of shade. The DJ music was way too loud for a Sunday brunch. We had to go up and ask for service several times - to get water, to check on our order and then to ask a question about our bill. Then they forgot to place our order so we were waiting for our food for over an hour and a half - if we hadn't asked about it, we would have never gotten served. Even with a groupon deal, this was not worth it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very poor service , had to wait for an hour before anyone attended to us. Food was fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • not the rooftop
    dollVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Was very disappointed, was not the rooftop, but the restaurant called print...the name is deceiving....even though food and service was great, it was not the rooftop. ..also you don't need reservations for rooftop
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very deceving, never go again
    FoodiluvVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We went for dinner, the restaurant was empty, the music was super loud and everything was terrible! We order drinks. My husband waits over 45 min to get his glass of wine. Nobody apologizes for the delay. About 1 hour after taking the order, the waiter comes back to double check it. He hasn't fired anything yet. After another hour wait, the starters finally come, my husband's dish is wrong (tuna trio instead of tuna tacos). Nobody apologizes again and they say that they can eventually change it but it will take about 15 min. We keep it but ask for banana plantains to compensate. Mains are ok. My salad comes without shrimps. Paella is disgusting. They charge us for everything (even the plantains) adding a 20% gratuity for a party of 4!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yumy
    foodlover
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    odd that the sliders are 15 bucks and they have no sides available in the weekly menu yet they have a regular burger ( a larger slider) with yellow tomato onion and FRIES. Yummy fries at that. Choose wisely. Bring a few pals get a good bottle of red and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yes
    Darva
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I went to Rooftop48 with a Livingsocial coupon which cost me $45. I was given the brunch menu which for two people was $46. When the waiter brought the bill he wrote that based on the coupon the bill would have been $90. I received nothing more than what was on the brunch menu. I tipped based on the coupon but was annoyed because there was no saving and the tip(which I gave) was significant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Summer
    melly
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great rooftop restaurant. Nice décor, nice view, great food. Will definitely come back. It did start sprinkling at one point but was easy to relocate to there indoor part.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we love this place!
    JBHilman
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I dined here for brunch. Loved the ambiance. Was very romantic and fun at the same time. Would love to have a scenic dinner here with my husband to see the place lit up at night. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful rooftop view
    Meganann30
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was very flavorful. However, there is not a large selection. Please note that the small plates are small. Therefore, if you are looking for a meal make sure to get the share plate. The views were spectacular. It was raining when we went, but I would love to go back when I could sit outside. The noise level was a little too loud, but it was definitely worth going to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    KristieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had a great brunch here, the eggs benedict is very good as is the guacamole trio. Only suggestion would be to have some umbrellas available because it gets VERY hot on the sunny roof, and since the roof is not that high up it does not get very breezy. Service was a little slow, my water glass was left empty for too long too many times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre at best
    sarcasm28VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We came here with a living social deal. We were asked no less than 4 times for the coupon. Even when we just asked for water....we were asked for the coupon again....after showing it to several people beforehand. We were supposed to get 2 baskets of muffins, which they did not serve until we asked...and even then, we got 1. The mimosa carafes were brought out to the table, and were not even covered or put on ice. It was a hot sunny day and there were no umbrellas so they got hot. When the food came out, one person had a missing avocado, and I had a missing biscuit. The biscuit was brought out, but when we mentioned the avocado, they said it would have to be ordered separately, even though it was listed on the menu as part of the burger.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    satiny
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The food is amazing, the service left a little to be desired- there were only 3-4 other tables there at that time but our server was no where to be found a lot of the times that we needed or wanted something. But the place has a great view and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet