Rue Dumaine
Rue Dumaine

Rue Dumaine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruedumainerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9376101061
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: Seating from 11:30am till 1:30pm Dinner: Seating Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anne Kearney
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Rue Dumaine offers special event catering thru our Catering Co., Terrebonne Catering. Please call Tom Sand @ 937-974-8876 for information.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom Sand 9379748876

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McEwen Road & Lyons Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rue Dumaine
Chef Anne Kearney and Tom Sand Jr., co-proprietors, welcome you to their home! We have created a unique atmosphere where you can celebrate the good things in life, and put your cares on hold for a few hours. The décor has been created with many French bistro elements. Rue Dumaine specializes in an Americanized version of classic French flavors. Come savor duck rillette crepes, or indulge in crispy Herb de Provence frog legs, or a robust serving of Cabernet braised short ribs. Chef Anne is passionate about local ingredients such as honey, organic eggs, and all-natural chicken from Ed Hill’s farm in Xenia. Only the best artisan cheeses, gelato, vegetables and breads are brought in; everything else is prepared in-house. Menus change seasonally to accommodate fresh produce and seasonal specialties from local suppliers. The wine room is stocked with “wines from around the world” chosen from boutique wineries that exhibit “attention to detail” in all aspects of their winemaking process.
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Rue Dumaine reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (113)special occasion (106)notable wine list (84)neighborhood gem (65)romantic (60)vibrant bar scene (29)hot spot (22)good for groups (14)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Waffle, mushrooms, cheese- oh,my!
    CincynaplesVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fantastic meal at Rue Dumaine- each small plate featured an unusual, but very tasty, twist. Waffles with smooth local cheese topped with mushroom Ragusa was top notch. Chef Anne Kearney charms the room and still manages to keep up with the kitchen. Excellent food excellent service, casual but elegant setting. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service.
    ckccbrown
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were seated immediately, and had our appetizer within 15 minutes, but we had to ask our waitress for our main course at the one hour mark. It took us 1.5 jours from seating to leaving, just too long for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Rue is always terrific; this night it was not up to it's usual excellence, but it is still very good. The food didn't taste quite up to par; the service was only fair, where 9 out of 10 times the service is excellent; and our cocktail was definitely sub par. I think we hit an off night, but we still love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best fine dining in Miami Valley
    Italianwannabe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Rue Dumaine is probably best overall in the Miami Valley. Interesting menu, well executed, great bar and servers. And in the nicest touch of hospitality, Anne Kearney usually comes out of the kitchen to say hello to diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice
    UpstateNY
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    From arrival to departure Rue DuMaine was a wonderful experience. This was our first time here and it's on our list of places to dine on our return trips to Dayton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DineWell
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is wonderful. It was my birthday and they greeted it with style.o
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our second visit to Rue Domaine. Yet again, another flawless evening with great food, service, and drinks. The owner seems to make it around to every table to ensure you are satisfied with your experience. My wife and I will definitely visit this establishment again. I highly recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends. We have lived in the Dayton area for nearly 10 years and this is by far the best food we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvg8restaurants
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have eaten at Rue Dumaine every time we have visited the Dayton in the past 4 years. It has always been a stellar dining experience. The food and attention to detail is extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rue Dumaine - Outstanding & Unique
    visitingfishermanVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Chef/Owner Anne Kearney usually finds time to talk with her guest and tell them she appreciates their dinning with her. The entire staff is well versed in the menu and the wine list. We had lunch at Rue Dumaine which only opens for lunch on Fridays. The menu is a little limited as everything is prepared for this single meal. All choices are excellent and usually a little out of the ordinary. Prices are very reasonable considering preparation and quality. Last Friday Anne offered a duck gumbo that was excellent and a swordfish with a New Orleans flare that was outstanding. Rue Dumaine has a good selection of wine by the glass at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Date
    RoyH
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Having been accustomed to a high standard of cooking and service, our latest visit was somewhat of a disappointment. The quality of food remains high, but the presentation/plating of the main courses was poor. A positive note - an outstanding "pinot noir", recommended by the bar staff, was truly delicious
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SaraF
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We ate here in honor of my son's 18th birthday. The hostess, server and restaurant owner/chef all wished him a happy birthday, spent time talking to him and thanked him for dining with them. There was even a birthday greeting printed at the top of each of our menus! The service is impeccable and the food is very unique. Each dish is made from scratch. The endive salad is especially recommended! My only disappointment was that some of our dishes were overly salty/seasoned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of Dayton, Ohio
    Food4fun
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We are foodies and typically can't find many restaurants in the Dayton area worth a second visit. Rue is our go-to place for well-designed and executed dishes worthy of out-of-town friends, special occasions, and when you just need a well-cooked meal. Chefs, both head and sous, are always at the front of the house checking with diners. Consistently high quality with a continental flair unlike anywhere else in Dayton- along with damn good bartenders- makes this restaurant one to which we often return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING Restaurant
    Woods85
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I dined at this restaurant on my birthday (09/13/2014), and a friend treated me. Words cannot explain how ridiculously amazing the food is at this place! The blend of flavors and creative sauces and dishes that the chef(s) create is just phenomenal. I ordered a bass dish (off the menu), and I've not tasted bass prepared and cooked in that way. Ever. AMAZING service; Brittany (sp) was our server that evening, and it was quite apparent that she had a passion and love for the French cuisine and was more than attentive to our needs. I will DEFINITELY return to this restaurant for any special occasion! Amazing, amazing, amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we must be more experimental
    letsgoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We should try more new items on menu yet we have difficulty getting away from the braised ribs or lemon almond cake or . . . . We love the Winds, Meadowlark, and others, yet Rue Dumaine is in a class by itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was outstanding. I had the duck and it was very good. My husband's lamb was not to his liking and the waiter told the chef and the chef came out, took it back and came back to make sure the new one was ok. We had a long discussion with Brian, the chef, about food and the restaurant. It was refreshing to see a chef so involved with his customer and the pride he took in his food. Our waiter, James, was equally as solicitous as the chef and just a pleasure to deal with. We go out to dinner every Friday, so we know what service can be and more importantly, not be--this experience made our friday ritual extra special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • walflwr2
    walflwr2VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    What a neighborhood treasure! We went here for the first time, scoping it out for a group occasion we have doing up, and we are delighted we did. Service was speedy, friendly, efficient and never overbearing. The food was amazing, from the tasty amuse bouche to the last spoonful of sorbet. At one point, Anne Kearney herself came to our table to introduce herself and to check how we were enjoying out meal to that point. Everything about our time there was amazing and we can't wait to show this gem to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best in the Area - A Must
    RicoRicanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been long time customers and we are never disappointed. Food, service, ambient and atmosphere are excellent! Wine and cocktails are a must and the menu is top quality. Ask the server to pair your meal with a selection of wine, always a perfect match. We are glad to have this gem in the area, one of a kind restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rue Dumaine
    Wineguy69
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One of Ohio's truly talented Chefs who works thru mostly local producers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem hidden in a strip mall
    MerlotMary
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Don't pass this one up just because you can't readily see it from the street. The food is amazing; very high end. A friendly couple at the table next to us shared a taste of their Merlot which was some of the best I've had. They were going to take the bottle with them to see if the local liquor store carried the same label. (I wrote it down myself). We made reservations the day ahead and could only get a 5:30 seating, but we took our time and never felt rushed, even as the room started to fill up. We brought with us friends from the Chicagoland area and they were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usual great service fell short
    CincynaplesVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Regular diners at Rue Dumaine. The menu is fantastic- fresh and local food is featured- and the preparation of each dish is absolutely perfect. Chef Anne Kearney is imaginative, attentive and has no equal in the Dayton area. Our complaint? After being seated (table of 6), ordering cocktails and wine, our server did not take our order until one hour after we had been seated. It made for a late night since we had driven from another county just to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gliaman
    Gliaman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent dinner as always. Get the corner table if possible - it's more cozy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Rue Dumaine
    willtravel2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Rue Dumaine. The food is outstanding and the service always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    Criswell
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We always enjoy coming to Rue Dumaine. The food is wonderful and we like supporting local restaurants. The owner/chef never fails to come to the table to see how we enjoyed our meals (she does this with every table) and she is a very nice person. This particular experience was not the best, which was too bad, since it was our 40th anniversary celebration. My wife had enjoyed a cocktail called the "Aperol Spritz" in Florence, Italy a couple of months ago and she asked our server if the bar had Aperol. He quickly said "I have never heard of it and never bothered to ask. She ordered something else and when the owner came to the table it turns out that they did have it That soured the evening. The food was fabulous, though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rue Dumaine Rocks
    doctorG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    best chef/restaurant/service/food in the country. The bar is my second home, a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail from Evan or Rochelle and then get treated like a king for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect ending to a special Day
    HappyHappy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a late evening dinner. The food and service was outstanding, literally one of the best meals that I have every experienced. This was our first visit, but I am certain we will go many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding staff!
    Moshow36
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first experience dinning at Rue Dumaine and the level of personalized attention I received was unparalleled to anything I have experienced in the past. The chef was very personable and the staff very knowledgeable and attentive. I was surprised to find such quality authentic French cuisine in the Dayton area, truly it is a gem in gem city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vive La Rue Dumaine!
    Loulou347
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Cathy does a great job at her restaurant and we are so blessed to have her in Dayton! The food is always wonderful, the menu changes so there is always something new to try. I've eaten there many times with clients and have always walked away pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food in Dayton
    Skyboltoh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The French style preparations paired with local produce is a rare and satisfying treat. We feel lucky to have such a gem in the area. Ru Demaine is the standard for 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special night.
    Hazel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great atmosphere, service excellent. Wine list very good, but Pinot Grigio was very weak. The Chenin Blanc was a much better choice. Red wines were also very good. It's a wonderful special occasion place to go. The chef is very talented. Great desserts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Bertrams
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took some out-of-towners here for dinner and they were blown away by the meal. This is also one of the only places is Dayton where you can bring your own bottle of wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rue Dumaine Rocks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Chef Anne was amazing and so was the service. It was an incredible experience, all-around! I will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find!
    BoneldaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We live near Cincinnati and just found this restaurant. We had a very good meal and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food. Service. Ambiance. Fabulous in every way! This restaurant is truly a Dayton area gem.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over it
    tac95
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was so average to below, except the heirloom tomato salad, which was seasonal & tasty. The waiter seemed busy & had monumental self esteem. I will stick to Gumbo Wednesdays for my future visits.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasion made more special
    Fall4aredhead
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Rue Dumaine and it couldn't have been more special. They had the menus printed with an anniversary message across the top and the food and service far exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaytondocVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Rue Dumaine is a Dayton gem! The head chef has world class credentials. And food to back it up. Chef Emeril (of TV fame) gives her great praise for helping him with his TV shows. And Chef Anne just keeps getting better and more creative. Rue Dumaine needs Dayton's support. All too often we assume great independent restaurants will just always be there for us. It's just not so. So think of Rue Dumaine for special dinners or when you want to be treated to luxurious food, fine wine and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rue DuMaine - wonderful experienc
    Duck
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food preparation is exquisite and varied. Veggies are always fresh and entrees prepared are wonderful with a variety of sauces or not. The visit to each table by the chef is not just for show - she is a relationship builder. While we are visitors twice a year the general set of diners interact and appear to be friends. Tony is a super host and waiter and is always helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delightful evening
    nameVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Arrived Saturday night for 8p reservations; seated immediately; our server was always prompt, not pushy and knowledgeable about the wine list. If you've been here, you know how nice it is and if you haven't, it's time to begin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
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    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • patt
    patt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    As good as the best restaurants we've experienced in our travels to many of the major cities in the US over 25 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate