Roy's Tampa
Roy's Tampa

Roy's Tampa

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8138737697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    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: Adam Hyatt
  • 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, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Roy's offers world class off premise catering. Whether you are looking for food only or complete event execution, our chef and private dining manager will ensure a memorable and seamless event!
  • Special Events: Roy's Tampa offers elegant private and semi-private dining options for groups ranging in sizes from 10-225 for both lunch and dinner. We offer customizable pre-fixe menus which offer multiple courses, and a diverse selection of entrees sure to please the palattes of your guests! Whether you are looking to host a cocktail reception, luncheon, all day meeting, or elegant dinner... Roy's Tampa is the perfect complement to any occasion.

    THEMED PARTIES: If you are looking for something extraordinary, please inquire about our interactive sushi rolling and champagne parties, wine and beer dinners, and dessert parties!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Manhattan Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking & complimentary valet available
A word from Roy's Tampa
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 you to join us at Roy's Tampa located directly across from the International Mall and features a lively exhibition kitchen as well as two wonderfully appointed private dining rooms. Guests can also choose to watch their dinner and sushi being made up close at our chef’s counter.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Roy's Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)fit for foodies (36)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (23)notable wine list (17)hot spot (13)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner for 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service was great The food was great Roys is a good place for a special dinner! We would return for another dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience & Food
    Food4Thot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, fantastic waitress (Jennifer), wonderful experience. We recently returned from a Hawaiian vacation and I have to say the best Hawaiian fusion menu and food was right here! When making the reservation I noted that it was my husband's birthday. There were subtle little touches throughout the evening which made the experience even better. I applaud the restaurant on a job well done in recognizing the celebration without drawing attention to us or disrupting other guests. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great choice for seafood. Terrific menu and really excellent service from our waiter, Anthony, who was attentive without being pushy. His recommendations for our food choices were also much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing for the $$$
    Mrsnook2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been to Roy's before and have always enjoyed it,the service could not be better and the setting is very well planed but the most important thing is the food and it has takin a back seat now,the menu has been changed, gone are the Hawaiian fishes that they offered, they still have the Butter fish, my wife had a Mahi dinner, the fish was so dried out and salted, on end was very fishy, I had the Ahi Tuna dinner and it was ok to good but not great,the Cesar salad and it was a wilted mess, basically it was OutBack food which is good but not at Roy"s prices, next time when I $200 for dinner for 2 when in Tampa we are going to The Capital Grill
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Tried it for dinner a third time & it continues to be underwhelming. Service was very good but food is bland, cocktails are expensive compared to same at other places in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only just OK
    MJCEMTPVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first and last visit. All the food we ordered (apps and main course) were extremely over spiced as well as over priced. There are so many great restaurants in Tampa why settle for least than good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service
    overlordx
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Roy's Tampa is a good choice for a romantic meal. My wife and I arrived on time for our reservation, but had to wait about 15 minutes for our table and were offered a seat at the bar while we waited. The wait was well worth our time. The atmosphere was romantic. Wine bottles lined the walls. The food was very good. It was a unique blend of Asian and Polynesian flavors and was artfully presented. The waitress advised that the deserts required 20 minutes to prepare, and we were asked to order desert near the end of our meal. I highly recommend that you do order the desert. It was excellent. We would definitely return for another meal at Roy's Tampa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    JellyBean
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wonderful place to bring a group of friends. Excellent service, good knowledge of the menu. Good selection of choice on the main menu. Lobster pot pie had big pieces of lobster and was a very large serving. Chocolate cake dessert was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful dinner
    MeducatorVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Consistent delicious food, excellent service, in a great environment.... We had the summer 3 course special menu-delicous. Can't wait to return....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophia519
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our waitress Lila was great. They were tentative to our dining experience. We would return for the service alone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and memorable evening
    Linsky
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at Roy's, and it was one of our most overall enjoyable dining experiences - from the food to the service to the very personable management. It isn't too often you find such a vibrant and caring general manager such as Kal, and he made our visit even better. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly YUMMY
    Funsizedmona
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our first time to Roy's. We didn't except too much but it was go awesome. We kept our dinner to sharing 5 apps and 2 adult bevs (alittle pricey) but WELL worth it! Must try the short rib app! OMG!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mshiv
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Never disappointed with the quality of food when I come here. The pineapple dessert is a must try! Save room for it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening!
    Visionb
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took my mother here for her birthday dinner. From the moment we stepped in to the time we left we were treated like VIP customers! They went above and beyond in celebrating her birthday. I would highly recommend this restaurant for celebrating any birthday for having a wonderful meal. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • servers need more training
    Italiansushilover
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    our visit was disappointing. we used to eat here often but Now I remember why we haven't been back sooner. not only has the food quality slipped but svc was subpar and didnt justify the high pricetag. The server was nice but was either new, overwhelmed, poorly trained or a combination. She didn't know the difference between black & silver sake and said she had never tried either (servers should sample every food & drink on the menu so they can recommend), she offered more edamame but never brought it, our waterglasses didn't have straws, when we asked for more straws she never brought them, we asked to see the dessert menu before the end of the meal & we had to ask for it twice, then to top it off she spilled food on my new dress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Down a notch
    fooddocVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Roy's has gone down a notch in its quality, variety, and imagination. What used to be an adventure in seafood is now just another fish place, with a noise level that totally makes any form of conversation almost impossible (and this was in the small dining room away from the even louder bar). For my Outback seafood experience, I'm going back to Bonefish. The variety, preparation, and ambience makes it a better choice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roy's Trio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was delicious! It would be difficult to say which fish I liked best...Mahi Mahi vs Butterfish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding fish dishes!!
    drpuleoVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    As usual, Roy's exceeded our food expectations! I had the trio ( macadamia mahi, salmon, butterfish ). Awesome!! Unfortunately, we had a huge issue with timing and with service. Our Trip Advisor reservations were for 7:00, but we did not get seated until after 7:30. Our water and drinks did not arrive until over 20 minutes later, almost a full hour after our reservation time. Our food was delicious, however our waiter, although pleasant enough, did not come back until we were almost through eating to ask how everything was. The straw that broke the camel's back? The noise level. It was many, many levels above energetic ... you could not hear the person across the table without raising your voice to an uncomfortable speaking level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Alaskan Cod
    Kate59
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The Alaskan Cod was as moist and delicate as melted butter. The best fish I've enjoyed in a long time. I highly recommend this entree. The service at Roy's is always amazing. Having more than one attendee per table is welcoming for the fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We got seated in a side room, next to a large group. The acoustics were awful, not a romantic section of the restaurant. The front desk hostess to could be friendlier, not very personable at all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Returns
    AndyNPRVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have not been to Roy's for a number of years, but decided to give it a try again. They have a page of the Chef's special creations. These change often. Their take on steak tartare was very tasty. The egg yolk is a nice touch, but they cut the chunks a little large for my taste. Their short ribs are divine. The petite filet and lobster tail was wonderful. The ribeye was cooked perfectly. They really pay attention to the detail and our server was always there to make suggestions or answer questions. Unfortunately the portions are so large, we had no room for their special deserts. Ah, maybe next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TOO NOISY IN & NEAR BAR AREA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    As much as we have enjoyed Roy's thru the years, last two visits on Saturday night have been so noisy that our server had to yell to describe the menu items. It seems to come from the bar area. Recommend to sit in the back of the restaurant to have the dinning experience Roy's is known for & that you expect at that price point.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NOT UP UP TO PAR
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have eaten at Roy's many times. Each time it seems to be declining. The service was ok. I ordered Cod lettuce wraps and there was no cod in it! they were barbequed little nuggets of bread-seriously nothing resembled fish. My friend ordered the special and it was so fishy smelling that she could not eat it. We ended up sending both of the dishes back--kindly and apologetically. Waiter was not happy, but we each ordered an appetizer in its place. If I come again, I will stay with the sushi. Luckily we were place in a booth so it was quiet enough to talk, but the main area and bar area are very loud. If you want to be able to converse with your company, ask for dining in the back of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • roys
    JD87
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The service was good, food is very unique and tasty. The food portions are small for the price so plan accordingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    sfdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I usually eat at Roy's when I travel to Tampa. The food has always been excellent. During my most recent visit, I ordered the Mahi Mahi. It was obviously not a fresh catch. I hope this was just an anomaly. The upside down pineapple cake was, as always, decadent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let's celebrate
    MeducatorVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    After being seated in a booth as requested, we were greeted by our server Jake..definitely try Roy's Hawaiian Martini...this evening we ordered a special filet and lobster dinner, accompanied with Kim Chee vegetables..our entrees were served beautifully plated, and filets perfectly prepared. For dessert, shared the chocolate volcano soufflé ( yum) with cappuccinos. The manager stopped by always appreciated. Roy's excels in consistently providing delicious food with friendly service in a beautiful setting. It is one of our favorite eateries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok.
    We3zY
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very busy and very loud. The service was lousy, but food was good not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food!
    Kevlanm
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was great, had filet and half lobster and meat and sauces were fantastic. Had lobster pot stickers (great) and crab cake (very good) for appetizers, and the pineapple upside-down cake was fantastic too, although it took over 30 minutes after we finished dinner to arrive. Crowded and noisy, but it was a busy night and they put us in a good location for noise...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worst hostessing consistently
    TampaDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have consistently been disappointed in the hostess experience every time we go to Roys. Even with a reservation, you will wait and the hostess treats you like you are inconveniencing her. Really sets a bad tone. Thankfully the food is mostly wonderful enough to overcome, however, I found the shrimp teppanyaki the most disappointing flavorless dish I have ever had at Roys.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    harryh813
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We love Roy's. The food is delicious the service and staff are exceptional. We have never had a less than outstanding experience there. It has become our favorite special occasion restaurant and with their Aloha hour we go there once every week or two for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting & Sophisticated
    LaGourmande
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    For once a wait staff that's not working on their mid term paper while they're deciphering your drinks order. This is a quiet, efficient, adult restaurant with a menu that's definitely not boring and a staff that's attentive and knowledgeable. All that would be meaningless if the food did not live up to it. Thankfully it does. Delicious food beautifully presented in perfect portions. The ingredients are fresh and the execution impeccable. Added to my favourites list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacking
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Atmosphere: seriously lacking in the theme. Not enough elements to provide a "hawaiian" feeling. No flowers, no bright colors, all beige. Someone dropped the ball on the decorating of this restaurant. The atmosphere did not reflect a fine dining experience that I would expect, given the fine dining prices. No dress code? Service: our server gave us the feeling that we were dining in a fast food establishment, and simple requests, like butter with the lobster, seemed to be a hassle. I would not have known about the steak and lobster 2 course special if I had not received an email about it prior to our visit to the restaurant. The server never mentioned any specials or gave any recommendations. Food: The food was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would like to give it eight stars
    Richie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Everything about the experience was exceptional. Our server Christie was really great. The food was outstanding. We are raving about our dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost but not quite
    Woodyville
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Went with high expectations. Urban spoon and Yelp both praised its food and service. Apperently my experience was the exception. I ordered the butterfish with the szechuan beans as an app and the wife had the fillet (med well) and lobster. The beans were good but had both chili peppers and some kind of current meat (pepperoni?) in them. My butterfish was a little under done - just too soft. Presentation, sauce and Kim chee were excellent. The wife's surf and turf was 50/50: the lobster was good with a nice presentation but the fillet (med well, remember?) came out barely med rare - it was purple/red in the middle. That spells FAIL to me. The pineapple dessert was dry. It could be better but mine was not For $150 it came up short
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 454 reviews are from the Roy's Tampa reviews archive.
  • BEST SERVICE and MANAGEMENT...EVER!
    BorisTheBlade
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Me and Mrs ate there last week. Food was great. I had some self-imposed dietary restrictions and the chef was very accommodating. Because of my diet, I could not eat one of the main ingredients and it was left out of my dish. So, I was still a bit hungry afterwards. I sort of mentioned that to my wife in the presence of the waitress. Soon, Kal Harris (the General Manger/Managing Partner) of Roy's came up to our table. He got me another portion of the food, which was even better than the first, and also provided a complimentary desert on top of the one we already ordered. I have been around the world a few times over and I got to tell you that Kal Harris is by far one of the top restaurant managers I have ever encountered!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious, once it arrived
    LAPD
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for dinner on Morher's Day. Nice ambience, nice table, nice wait staff, but we waited uncomfortably long to get our meal. The must have been terribly short staffed in the kitchen because no one around us had food either. Once our meal came, it was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Prix Fix
    Preston
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's day brunch was not as impressive as I had hoped. The selections did not impress. The Lobster and Eggs Vol Ment(excuse my spelling) was not desirable. My wife and daughter was not overly impressed with the eggs benedict over a crab cake which tasted like a salmon cake. My son's steak and eggs was the only meal that was satisfactory at the table. Usually we are overly impressed with the dinner menu, preparation, and taste. Mothers Day (a special occasion) left us wondering what we paid 200 dollars for. It felt like a waste of money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect pre Mothers Day
    JJH1
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The staff was exceptional in creating the perfect evening for my wife, her mother and myself. They bent over backwards to ensure my mother-in-law's food was exactly how she requested it. Everything delivered to our table was cooked and prepared to perfection. The desert, the Pineapple upside down cake, was, as my wife stated, unbelievable. In this day and age, a value that is priceless.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • De-LISH!!!
    Travelers
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Roasted macadamia nut mahi - yummy yummy yummy. Will definitely be back for this dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Butterfish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Fabulous place to celebrate something big. Food is terrific. Parking easy. Easy to get to from airport. Wonderful staff and flex with open table Rez and special needs. Shorts ribs amazing. Wish there was dancing !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.