Sable Kitchen & Bar
Sable Kitchen & Bar

Sable Kitchen & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sablechicago.com/
  • Phone: 3127559704x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar:
    Monday – Friday 3 pm – 2 am
    Saturday, 11 am – 2 am
    Sunday, 11 am – 12 midnight
    Dinner:
    Sunday- Wednesday, 5 pm – 10 pm
    Thursday, 5 pm – 11 pm
    Friday & Saturday, 5 pm – 12 midnight
    Breakfast:
    Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 10:30 am
    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Heather Terhune
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The modern elegance of our boutique hotel continues throughout our meeting rooms. The Hotel Palomar Chicago offers the ideal space for all kinds of meetings and events, from off-site business meetings to social events to the most memorable of wedding parties. Uniquely stylish, our River North hotel provides 5800 square feet of meeting space in our flexible meeting rooms, accommodating up to 160 seated guests or 300 for a reception. Distinctive catering for our meeting rooms is provided by Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen & Bar featuring a tailored menu of mouthwatering contemporary
  • Entertainment: N/A
  • Special Events: Each Wednesday Sable offers a flight of whiskeys that is connected through a common element, i.e. ingredient, style, location, etc, for $25 from 3:00PM - 11:00PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Illinois
  • Public Transit: Red Line to Grand
    Brown Line to Merchandise Mart
    Bus Routes: #29, #39 & #65
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self-parking available
A word from Sable Kitchen & Bar
As a gastro-lounge, Sable Kitchen & Bar will do for hand-crafted cocktails, spirits and wine what the gastro-pub has done for beer: pairing seasonally-inspired cuisine with an artfully designed cocktail, spirits and wine program. Sable’s menu fuses traditional cooking techniques with a modern flair that seeks to highlight the harmony between cocktails, spirits, wine and cuisine. The bar menu will focus on snacks, medium sized plates and brick oven flatbreads while the dinner menu combines small, medium and large plates to encourage sampling and sharing. With a commitment to working with independent Midwest farmers and purveyors, the menu will draw inspiration from local and organic ingredients—everything from seasonal produce to free-range meats and sustainable seafood. A sleek and sexy space, Sable is a refreshing update on the glamour of the 1940’s, as old Hollywood charm mingles effortlessly with modern industrial touches and classic Chicago warmth.
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Sable Kitchen & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (126)vibrant bar scene (73)hot spot (63)special occasion (56)romantic (39)neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (35)notable wine list (32)great for outdoor dining (24)late-night find (22)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • LaurenG
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We sat in the back room so it was quieter but not as good of ambiance. Our waitress was just okay. The food was great. The bacon jam was excellent, the sliders were good, the shrimp curry was amazing. The butternut squash flatbread wasn't very good and wouldn't order again, too smokey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    malia
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The menu and cocktail list are a little overwhelming but it shirt Audrey was so helpful. She asked us a few questions, made suggestions, paced out out our courses so we weren't overwhelmed. She made the experience incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Read some great reviews and their website is well done. We were underwhelmed. Wouldn't make the choice to return. One of the guests in my party shared with the Manager that the mac and cheese was so salty that they couldn't eat it and he shrugged his shoulders and said, yeah, it's off the menu in 2 days. Sub standard customer service.
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  • Great food
    SteveUK
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was great and very peculiar. Service a bit slow but nothing major. Love the idea of small sharing plates
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  • Terrific
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I went based on a recommendation and loved Sable. Our group ordered a bunch of dishes and shared in order to try a variety. Everything was delicious and we look forward to returning. By the way, the bartender is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gluten Freedom, Gastronome Delight
    Klimt
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Incredible food, preparation, creations matched by knowledge of waitrons. A new friend and I in search of a leisurely, sublime meal with plenty of time for conversation. She required a gluten free meal and we were appreciative of Sable's sensitivity and preparation of delicious dishes. Figs, lamb, smoked trout--all innovative preparation, ingredients, and impeccable service. great cocktails! Our only annoyance was that we were seated in a small back section, which should have been great for the quiet and privacy of our conversation. But, a group of about a dozen occupied half of the room, having too good of a time and loud talking. Luckily, they left after about 15 minutes and our evening together got off to a simply smashing beginning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointments
    CanadianComments
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We chose this restaurant because of a high rating online, but were greatly disappointed. The entrance is away from the maitre d' making an awkward walk into the restaurant. The resturant boasts of inventive and excellent cocktails, although the ones we ordered were very bitter with absolutely no presentation. The menu was encouraging, although boring, and the food for the most part came out cold. Our server didn't know what was on the plates, but at least did go ask. Service started okay, but we were obviously near a table that was spending more money and received most of the areas attention, leaving us without food and dirty plates for at least 20 minutes while two tables away they had at least three staff. I would not recommend.
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  • fun flavorable find
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    creative cocktail menu to start you off. Followed up by fabulous flatbread pizzas and dishes that evoke the best of Barcelona, Italy and Asia. Not to be missed if you are in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    hhwoo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Enjoyed anniversary dinner at Sable this weekend and loved the ambiance and food. Really appreciated the 1/2 and full portion options as it allowed us to try and share more menu offerings. Would easily recommend to friends and also stop back in next time we are in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    UrbanfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Always have a wonderful experience at Sable. Great food and service. My go to place to take friends from out of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went for my husband's birthday, and I was very impressed! The food was delicious; the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food has always been consistently excellent. Serving staff is very knowledgable and helpful in selecting appropriate Menue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    favorite to share with customers, great social foodie place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best meal I've eaten.
    brooownVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Every place we ordered (and we ordered lots) was absolutely perfect. The deviled eggs were so good we had to get a second order. The chicken and waffles were the best we had ever had. And you have to get the strawberry rhubarb hand pie - mainly because the cream cheese ice cream is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sable Kitchen & Bar .. A+
    Carlos
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Visited this restaurant with my fiancée on a Saturday night. The ambiance was great, our server was very helpful and the food was out of this world. Definitely go for the half size plates. They are great to share and allow you to try so many things on the menu. Their Bacon Jam is phenomenal. Easily one of the best things I've ever eaten. The cocktail menu was expansive and the drinks we ordered were amazing. Sable is good for a romantic night out or a group dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Great, Restaurant Meh
    SharonainWB
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went here for a brunch on a Saturday. I really enjoyed their small/large plate menu style. We ordered three small plates (lobster roll, pork belly & egg sandwich, and a caramelized banana & apple waffle), along with a side of hash browns. Everything was delicious The waffle dish- WOW. I wouldn't say it's the best food we've ever had, but it was certainly a treat. As for the staff, our waitress was informative, attentive & gracious. The establishment itself -there was a baby shower party in the main dining area, so we were in a hall area of tables sitting by a window. The high ceilings made for considerable noise, it was chilly (glad we had some sun from the window), and overall not that great. Nice place, but not my favorite eatery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect little plates!
    MSBBQ
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    What a wonderful way to eat. Small plates that make your mouth smile! Fabulous service and fabulous food. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Kitty
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Best Poutine ever! Everything is good and not common
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & unique menu items
    KKWNY
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great food. The chicken & waffles are to die for. We sat near the kitchen, and it seems everyone orders them. Big portions for the price. DELICIOUS. We had service issue, and manager comp'd one dish for us. Well done. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent small plates
    JG12VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We shared three half portion dishes at brunch. All were very substantial and the combination was a very filling and delicious brunch for two persons that also came at a very reasonable cost. In particular the special of turkey confit was as wondeful as it was described. I'd return anytime for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We got a reservation here the day of our dining experience. When we got there, the place was lively and we were seated immediately. The menu was full of interesting dishes and I absolutely love that almost every dish had a full or half serving sizes for sharing. We got 6 delightful halves to share. Also, great cocktail list. The wine list was a little below expectations but the new manager that just arrived from Purple Pig assured he was working on it. Would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My girlfriend and I went for dinner later on a Friday night-- the food really was delicious, and so was my margarita, but the service was just too slow. I would recommend this restaurant for the food, but be prepared to be patient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completely Satisfied
    MNHorsey
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Super creative menu with a combination of feel good, homey foods elevated to a gourmet level. Deviled eggs, sweet corn creme brûlée, and poutine are must-haves. The environment inside projects a chic modern feel without being snobbish. Exceptional service across the board. Give yourself time to peruse the entire drink menu as there is something to wet everyone's whistle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Surprise
    PizzaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I called a day before our reservation because we were celebrating my friends birthday. We both love Sable and she hadn't been in a while. I just wanted to pre-order a dessert. When she arrived and was sat at the table, a box and card were waiting for her. It was a special cake mix boxed up from Chef Heather and a card signed by the staff wishing her happy birthday. All I asked was for them to send out a dessert and instead they went way above and beyond and got super creative. The food here is insanely good, but wow- the service- unparalleled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok not great
    Ctfoodman
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was good wine list hit the right bases and our appetizers were good but mains were not up to much. Had the lamb with Naan breads more like crisp breads. Last point was the ambience not sure what restaurant wants to be but felt menu didn't fit the location. Was like a night club selling a more farm to table fare didn't gel for me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new find
    Kevin
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food and excellent service are the stand out features of this restaurant. Foodies will love a different experience. I enjoyed the Charcurie board and the deviled eggs will not allow you to get bored with them ever again! Great wine list and bar drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service but food was alright
    MayurShena
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our waiter was amazing! Very patient, and checked up on us often! The appetizers were really great, but did not enjoy the main courses at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small bites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Menu small but small bites for the table are served, allowing you to taste many items. Very fresh vegetables with amazing flavors. A unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good evening, mixed views on food
    bonlom
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great bourbon bar with very helpful bartenders...friendly and knowledgable. Good selection of spirits. Okay seating...would have been better near kitchen or outside. Steak tartar was amazing...better than some we tried in Paris. Bacon jam had very little Brie taste. House made fettuccini was way too salty...overwhelming. Scallops had a lot of heat. Pork belly sliders were very good...best of all we tasted. Half servings were good size for two people sharing. Waitress insisted on rearranging our food choices...not sure why...would have preferred it our way.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food and atmosphere but somewhat small portions. The deviled eggs were to die for
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Restaurant completely empty yet we were rushed through our meal. Food on table before drinks that were ordered first? We also asked if we could have a drink at the bar first and was told must sit down, still empty when we left. Appetizers and main courses delicious, dessert really bad. Sorbet warm and mushy, chocolate, from night before and no flavor. Waitress had an attitude and never around to properly serve. Will not go back and only a block away from our apartment.
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  • Sable Redux
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Did a brunch here a year ago and it was great. Dinner ( small plates, dessert, drinks ) was excellent. I know restaurants make it on the Bar but $14 a pop seemed a tad high. Other than that I'll be back
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas, minor service issues
    BridgetG
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Sable is perfect for tapas; the majority of the items are available in half-plates… perfect for sharing lots of choices! We loved the bacon dates (just 2 bites for the half), the bacon jam brie, and the curry. Our favorite plate was the charcuterie – spectacular down to the wee cucumber and edible flower. My husband was in heaven with the whiskey menu – 2 pages for rye whiskeys alone! The downfall was the service for drinks… painfully slow. The only other minor distraction was the overly-friendly floor manager, Josh. I enjoy a quick chat with restaurant staff. But when I look down at my plate more than once please finish your story and make an exit… I want to eat!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WineDownVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was good, service was very very slow. It started off having to wait 15-20 min just for our waitress to come to our table and greet us. It was down hill from there.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Little for Too Much
    MichaelC
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I spent $50 on half-orders, per our server's recommendation. I believe we each left there with no more than ten bites of food a piece. This is not an exaggeration. We ended up going elsewhere for more food later in the evening. What we ate tasted pretty good, but the overall experience was terribly unsatisfying. Once our server realized that we were not drinking alcohol and were not ordering anything additional, we became dead last on her list of priorities. From the time we finished our food (I hesitate to call it a meal), it was about 15 minutes before she even bothered to return to our table. This was before 7:00 on a Monday evening. It was not even close to busy.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fav Spot in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I lived in Chicago for 3 years and every time I am back in town for work I make sure to do Sable for brunch or dinner! Always amazing all around!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Amazing
    Diddy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A wonderful Saturday night at Sable Kitchen. Every dish is better than the last. Some favorites are the Pea Shoot Salad, Deviled Eggs and the lamb. I would bring out of towners and feel confident that a great time would be had. The noise level is a bit loud but the food makes up for it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved the concept and the food. Chicken and waffles were to die for. Cheese curds were also amazing. The war of the roses was the best cocktail we found in Chicago. Highly recommend for a fun night out with friends.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Again
    Rich
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went last October for the drink menu, but also the food based on Heather Terhune's reputation and returned again with friends last Friday to treat them. No disappointment since the last time. We love this place. Not too cozy for a romantic date as there is really no booth seating, and what there is is right in front of the open kitchen service counter, but it is a fun place to go. The restaurant or outside to enjoy drinks and dinner, and more toward the front the bar for drinks if you are looking for an upbeat spot. Would imagine it would be great for lunch and cocktails anytime.....or just the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little Disappointing
    Wendy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Nice service and atmosphere. Small, small plates so order 4 or 5 minimum between 2 people. I left ready to find dessert elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic