Roy's Orlando
Roy's Orlando

Roy's Orlando

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (407) 352-4844
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm

    Aloha Hour: Daily 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mac Lynch
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dr Phillips Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Bus Parking Welcome
A word from Roy's Orlando
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

We invite your join us at Roy's Orlando located on Sand Lake Road at Dr. Phillips Boulevard, featuring Roy's signature exhibition kitchen and two private rooms that can accommodate up to 55 guests.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Roy's Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (127)fit for foodies (107)good for groups (65)romantic (59)hot spot (44)notable wine list (44)vibrant bar scene (41)neighborhood gem (37)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Over the Top!
    DorilmVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I am hard to impress when it comes to service and dining experiences but ROY'S of Orlando...was over the top! Not only was every aspect of our meal, server and experience exceptional, but I was watching all of the servers and members of the team and I was completely impressed. This was not my first visit to Roy's and I will say, that whenever I visit Orlando I try to get there. It's ALWAYS exceptional and this visit was even more! Thank you for continuing to provide excellence in every area!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stop interrupting!!! Relax
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our server needed more training. Fernando repeatedly interrupted our conversation to ask if we wanted to order. It was very annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner date
    TEMB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Roy's restaurant atmosphere is a great place for a date. This was our first time visiting this restaurant, we had a great time and enjoy the delicious Magical dinning 3 courses menu. For entrèes we choose "HIBACHI STYLE GRILLED SALMON" and "ROY'S CLASSIC ROASTED MACADAMIA NUT CRUSTED MAHI MAHI". Wow the food was so delicious and the waitress was so attentive at all times, we really recommend this restaurant to others....Bon Appetit!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Romantic
    Patrick
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great a little expensive for the quantity. I ordered the roys trio the fish portions were a little small. My Fiance's steak was awesome. I picked it for a nice romantic dinner the place looked amazing but it was just too loud we had a hard time holding a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    cookie1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and the service at Roys is always spectacular. My husband and I both had the crusted grouper. The Magical dining experience was a bargain. I cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion
    DinnerOut1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great, very pricey for a night out. The food was amazing, tasty and well done with a good presentation. I would have been happier with more fish/ less meat options. Bacon was cooked in to several dishes, which kept them from being an option.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • boomerbilia
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Restaurants have to learn that SALT is not a flavoring. Waiter advised Filet was 6 oz, but seemed to be smaller. When I got home I looked up the menu and it was 5 oz. Manager, no anyone, came over to ask how our meal was
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've been to Roy's a few times and each time has been great. The food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Birthday Celebration
    DRC876VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We show up at Roy's often are are never disappointed, but it is also our go-to place for special family celebrations. We celebrated a family birthday with 7 family members and once again - it was over the top special. (Only downside is the noise level for the grandparents- hard to have a conversation). Food - terrific Service - over the top Special birthday touches - appreciated Roy's is in our neighborhood and it is a gem and just consistently excellent from beginning (valet) to end (valet).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wish there was a Roy's near Boston.
    1988AVeryGoodYear
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Whenever I'm in a city with a Roy's, I have to have a meal there. Been to the Roy's in Orlando 3 times, and have always left very satisfied. They are great with our girls food allergies, very accommodating. I love how they bring out the kids appetizer quickly, almost as soon as we sit down, makes them feel special and keeps them happy until their entries arrive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good but too much servicet
    Ladytjl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a little over served but the food was delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FABULOUS!!
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful experience, awesome food. The staff were professional, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. This is definitely the best-managed Roy's I've visited (and I've been to many). The manager checked on us a couple times and made sure the kids (10 & 12) liked their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    brandy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first experience at Roy's and we will be back. The service was impeccable. We were very well attended to and the server even asked the chef to put together a little sampler plate of all the dishes I wanted to try. It was a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's is the Best
    Kimjoy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a wonderful experience at Roy's ! Food and service are top notch!tha
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I visit Roy's several times a year. This time I had the worst service. Our food was delivered quickly and once the plates were cleared, we were not acknowledged again. My glass was empty! If the restaurant had been busy, I would understand they need the table.... But the restaurant was very slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh...
    Critic
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Roy's is OK....good quality food and well run, but the Hawaiian theme loses its appeal when it's jammed at you by over-trained, disingenuous waitrons pushing overpriced items. Not that I should expect anything else, since they are a corporate operation that obviously pays consultants a lot to instruct the staff on how to develop relationships with guests, then talk them into poi-encrusted mahi potstickers with a mango-balsamic reduction..."MY PERSONAL FAVORITE!!".
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Outstanding!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I am typically not in the habit of sharing my opinion but when something is so outstanding or outrageous - I share. I first discovered Roy's in Hawaii and fell in love. Since then, I have been to several others (Chicago, Palm Springs, etc) however with family in Orlando - it's been our most frequented. We have been over 2 dozen times to this location and it never fails being the best. Good food is not cheap, however walking out you feel like you've made one of the best decisions in your life. The food, the drinks, the service leaves nothing to be desired. They have a great happy hour I believe every day and if you sign up for their emails, you'll be notified of specials. Thank you Roy's for always providing an outstanding experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had an AMAZING dinner. Highly recommend it!I'm from Charleston, SC where we are known for our food and it is hard to find a place that truly wows me when I travel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • leftHungry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Over priced. Thirty Five Dollars for three scallops. The restaurant was loud,could not hear my girlfriend who was sitting next side..
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time not perfect
    mnwildVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Usually perfect - service - quality of food - fair pricing for portions, this vist the servers were rushed, food was pefect, pricing for food was fair but pricing for drinks outragious. Makers Manhattan $16?. I will return, however, it will not be soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great!
    CJO1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It had been awhile since we dined at Roy's so we stepped out for a romantic dinner for two. The service was excellent although the waiter was quite busy (understandable) and the support staff always made sure we were taken care of (water, cleaning up etc). The food was superb and I highly recommend the lobster potstickers and the Roy's Trio since you get the opportunity to taste three of their famous fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish with Flavor
    24dinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Roy's. My wife loved the spareribs because she does not eat fish. I loved the trio of butter fish with a honey glaze, a macedamia nut crusted mahi mahi, and a barbecue grilled salmon filet. We eat at Roy's on special occasions and have never had a bad meal. They seem to give their fish more flavor than most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special food, more special service
    vadave
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    After a full day at the parks, out six-year-old fell asleep on the drive to Roy's....the type of deep, don't-even-bother-trying-to-wake-me-up-because-it-won't-work sleep that's frequently seen with young children. When we arrived at Roy's, we expected to be juggling his limp body as we tried to eat dinner. As the hostess seated us, there was a scurry of activity near our table. First someone carries a chair across the room, butting two chairs together, then another person appears carrying a plush pillow and blanket. Before we knew it we had a ready-made bed for our son. Food: Mom had the Butterfish (very good), I (Dad) had the Andouille Crusted Snapper (divine), and our 9-year-old had shrimp tempura sushi (good). Price: $$$
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service, outstanding food and personal touches to celebrate my husbands birthday. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant was very loud and we couldn't hear a word our waiters were trying to say. It took 10 minutes after getting our dinner to get salt and pepper to give the tasteless Mahi some flavor because our waiter forgot after he was asked, by then it was too cold. I don't know why they don't keep salt and pepper on the tables!! Our waiters kind of disappeared so we couldn't get what we needed. We tried this resaurant when it first opened years ago and were just as disappointed but were trying to give it a second chance. Looks like we can cross this resaurant off our list!! We gave it a good try!!
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  • Dr. Phillips Location, Orlando
    dinersfriend
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been to many of the Roy's Restaurant locations. This location does have the great food and fish items that Roy's is noted for, however I find the ambience to be too noisy. It was difficult to have a normal conversation without shouting across the table. The bank of tables to the back of the restaurant were too close together and made for awkward service of food as well as the ability for private conversation. The service was outstanding and we were not rushed even though there were many diners to be seated. The waiter knew the menu and was able to make suggestions according to our preferences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's does not disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Roy's was very nice. I enjoyed my appetizer which was the ahi poke. It was delicious. Sushi fans will really enjoy. My date enjoyed her watermelon salad. She had the surf and turf with the petite filet and half a lobster. I tried the lobster and it was tasty. The filet was overdone. Medium well to well done instead of medium. I got the ribeye and mac and cheese. My steak was underdone. Rare instead of medium rare, but that's ok by me. I do know ribeyes are well-marbled which is where they get their taste, but mine was fatty. Did have a very nice flavor though. Mac and cheese was very good. We did not order dessert, but the desserts around us on the other guests tables looked amazing. It was very loud in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why did we wait so long to go back?
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We used to go to Roy's monthly, but life got on the way. It was great to be back and the food was as wonderful as ever even though the menu had new items. We are foodies and Roy's never disappoints us, service and food was excellent. Loved the new Butterfish Lettuce Wraps and the old time favorite Ahi Poke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love it here!
    memusicmad
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Roy's always gives a great dining experience. We love coming here. The service is discreet yet attentive, but the food is to die for. I had the Lobster Pot Pie which was sensational, followed by the signature Chocolate Souffle. My wife ate from the Prix Fix menu, which offers great value at 3 courses for just over $35. She also loved all her dishes. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chocolate mousse
    Mmpavl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Meal was very good. Service was excellent. Chocolate mousse to die for!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 95 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 892 reviews are from the Roy's Orlando reviews archive.
  • LoisVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything was great but the noise level was so very high without shouting I couldn't hear my husband across the table. So our conversation was limited.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best server I've ever had.
    HanaKona
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My recent experience at Roy's for a friend's birthday was made extra special by our server James. He put flowers on our table, ribbons on our drinks, took our picture and gave it to us and provided amazing service. He was truly the best server I've ever had. The food was also incredible. We had an amazing experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aloha
    LuvSteak
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The Aloha Hour is a great value. Dinner was outstanding. The dining area is extremely noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow as molasses tonight
    BearVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Eaten here over a dozen times. Tonight service was glacially slow. Took 45 minutes to get our mowie wowie salad, over 2 hour dinner. Servers were excellent, apologized many times as did the managers. Maybe the staff meeting that ended at 5:30 was the reason??
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Hit with Co-Worker
    LPGuy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I took an im portant co-worker to dinner at Roy's. Our server was informational and effecient. The food was quality times 2. I had a Korean Pork Chop with kim chee rice. The combination worked perfectly. The tempura vegatables as a side for table was a huge hit. I love the unique combinations of food alway on the meu. It keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YOU CAN'T GO WRONG
    FIRSTBORNWONDERVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We always make a point to have at least one dinner here every trip we make to Orlando. Their steaks and seafood are cooked to perfection. They stand behind their dishes which alway amazes me. If you're not happy they will make it right. We ordered the filet mignon, petite filet and butter poached lobster, and Roy's trio from their regular menu, and the prosciutto wrapped shrimp from the chef's menu, everyone was more than happy with their choices. We also ordered the spicy korean chili fried rice and the truffled bacon mac and cheese, both were incredible. Make sure you save room for their pineapple upside down cake, chocolate souffle, and creme brule.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Sit Against The Wall
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I prefer Roy's Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Roy's restaurant in Orlando is not a bad choice, but not exceptional.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    rpraver
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Roy's is a favorite of mine, although I don't go that often. Menu varies so there's always something new to try. Made a reservation online and table was ready as soon as we arrived. Food was excellent. Service very attentive with good recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not their best effort
    chefjeff
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were able to secure a table about 20 min prior to our reservations. We immediately ordered drinks and a canoe appetizer. After another 10-12 minutes the waiter returned to explain the menu and we placed our order. Upon finishing our order, the waiter asked if we wanted to try an appetizer. This was a hint that they forgot to put in our initial appetizer order. After about 25 minutes upon our initial order for drinks and apps, the canoe arrived. The only problem was the canoe had items that weren't listed on the menu. I'm not sure exactly what they substituted, but it wasn't something we expected or liked. So our $28 app wasn't as good as we hoped. My potatoes on the Mahi Mahi weren't cooked and the filet had silver skin on it.
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  • winedoctorVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    One could do a dinner by trying all the apps. The Filet Mignon is excellent for not being a Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate