Salt
Salt

Salt

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltatthepoint.com/
  • Phone: 7579622325
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, International
  • Executive Chef: Justin Kealiinohomoku
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Salt's upstairs is reserved for private dining guests. This area is for parties celebrating weddings, rehearsal dinners, large celebrations, and business meetings. The area is blocked off from our other guests for a more personal feel.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First Court
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Salt
Salt is an upscale restaurant in the Hampton Roads area. Salt features seafood, steaks and regional ~ international ingredients from all over the world. Salt is a refined dining environment featuring a spacious patio, 16 seat bar, and a dining area that seats over 80 guests.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Salt reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (22)romantic (16)notable wine list (13)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice place for an occasion
    VbfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    First time we ate here. Good was really good with reasonable portions. Drink prices were steep. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstandingx100
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent meal - excellent service - fantastic unusual wines- my son had sweet and spicy shrimp that was awesome - duck duo excellent - truffle mac and cheese app. to die for!!!!#yum
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a great choice
    PranaVAVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had a large party to celebrate two birthdays. We had to adjust the number of our party at the last minute, but the staff was so kind to help out. The food was awesome, as always -- and the drink selection was on point. We had a couple of people get the tempura shrimp and they really liked it. I always like to get the whole fish. We will always come back. This place is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FIRST TIME
    AFOODIE
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time at Salt with the place hiving been recommended by several colleagues. Parking and our initial greeting was great. The restaurant had accommodated our booking request for quiet table and that set the scene. Waiters were very attentive and very helpful. Showing appetizers allowed us to sample a wider range of the food on offer - and with the variety of great dishes even at appetizer stage proved a difficult task. We chose 2 mains with intention to share again to sample the food. While tasty and matched our Bouillabaisse the Pad Thais was disappointing in terms of presentation. Desert menu (my failing) was very limited but the oatmeal cookies were great. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch!
    diamondgroupVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a scallop special that was excellent. My husband had the tomato basil soup and loved it! Their homemade bread was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!!
    kbritton
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Salt had been recommended by several friends so we gave it a try for my husband's birthday. We were not disappointed! Everyone ordered a different entree and each was outstanding along with the service by Aaron (request him)!! You have to try Salt, you will be happy you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining near home
    BarryP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is a very good fine dining restaurant that does Asian Fusion style cuisine. Everything was well prepared and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Eli, was great except for a couple of simple mistakes. He poured our entire bottle into 4 glasses and then left the empty bottle on the table. If one of us didn't want as much, he or she would have left wine in the glass that someone else would have enjoyed. We were also delivered 3 of 4 entrees together and told that the kitchen had made a mistake and the fourth would be done in a few minutes. It wasn't a long wait, but this is an error that shouldn't have happened in a high end place. In short, a great, near excellent, dinner. We will go again and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    homerc2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We always enjoy the food at Salt and the service is spot on. My wife had the Oysters and I had the cheese plate for starters, both were enjoyed. We followed it up with an Asian salad for my wife and I had the salad with goat cheese, again nothing left to throw away. My wife opted for the scallops with mashed potatoes which she loved. I had the beef tenderloin and you could cut it with a butter knife. We will return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    All three courses were fantastic, tuna appetizers, scallops entree, peach dessert and our waiter Damin's service, attitude and knowledge made the night even better. Oops almost forgot how much we enjoyed our bottle of wine and lemon drop Martin. Salt has a top notch bar. We enjoy dinner her about once a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack1Richmond
    Jack1Richmond
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Hawaiian chef owner does a great job with presentation and flavor. My wife had the whole red snapper and it was presented on a flat plate swimming over rice and bock choy. The snapper looked like it was swimming! It was delicious. I had the diver scallops. Delicious and very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hoped for something speacial
    vbnative
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We noticed upon arrival that for a Friday night at 7 there were very few people there. It was a very nice evening so we thought we would sit outside. The view was of a drainage ditch and a busy road. My wife wanted wine and I had a cocktail. The wine list was not bad but there was only one Cab that was sold by the glass. Next we ordered two appetizers . The first was a Ahi on crab. The crab served was old and had an old seafood smell and taste.The second was a goat cheese salad. It was delicious.Our main entrées were shrimp tempura and seared scallops on mashed potatoes. The tempura was overly breaded and the shrimp were small. The scallops were cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. We gave it a 5 out of 10 and will not be going back.
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  • Kayak4funVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was an uncrowded Wednesday evening and we had the restaurant all to ourselves. So the service and ambience were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food we had all weekend!!
    Tuckedawaygem
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We came from out of town and did a search on Yelp. So glad we found this place. Devin, our waiter was a very informative and helpful who worked with the chef on some gluten and soy free choices. The cheese platter was flavorful and filling for 2 people; the Ahi Tuna with crabmeat wasn't our favorite but you couldn't tell by how clean we left the plate; tried not to lick the plate from the mixed berry salad - never had a salad that tasted so good. We were too full to have an entrée so decided to share a dessert. The tart was awesome. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant. You won't be sorry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    CharityVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had the cobia fish special and it was excellent! I'm still talking about it. Fish was perfectly prepared and the combo of flavors with how it was seasoned was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner Spot
    YogaD
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I ventured to salt for the first time last Saturday night for my birthday. We received good advice and great service from the knowledgable wait staff. The panko crusted shrimp appetizer was fantastic. I had the fish of the day and my husband had the lamb we were both delighted with the asian influences of the main course and veggies. His goat cheese salad was also delicious. It was a upbeat atmosphere but quiet enough of us to carry on a conversation in normal tones - very relaxing. No TV's were visible - I have been unhappy with the trend of TVs in upscale restaurants and was happy not to see any there. Great food, great service, interesting cocktails. We plan to go back soon. Thinking drinks and apps at the bar !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NotaSaltFanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was the 4th/5th time we ate at Salt. The food and service was exceptional on all occasions. Unfortunately each time we ate there they always attempted to seat us at a table that is directly between the bar and the main dinning area. The table is small and people are constantly walking past as this is a main thorough fair for waiters and customers. Upon asking for a different table we were told all the tables in the main area were reserved. The did place us in the bar area which was loud however not by customers (there weren't any) but by staff / waiters who were huddled around the bar area joking and talking rudely and loudly. As we were walking out there was only 1 other table occupied in the main dining area.
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  • We made the right choice!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our evening was super! We have eaten here many many times and this was our best visit yet! Drinks were wonderful, appetizers were fantastic and this was the best dinner special we have ever ordered here even dessert was a winner. We will return soon for more of Eli's spot on recommendations. ***** 5 stars
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Met our highest expectation
    Davidbroad
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Chef was at his most creative and worked up dishes with variations that met everyone's diet and preferences! Not often one has the chance to express a desire and get chef's best improvised sides and accompaniments. High praise from all our group!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very saltisfying
    Luggers
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First time to the restaurant and it did not disappoint. The menu is modern, with a selection of Asian/American fusion dishes. Service was outstanding with lots of recommendations from our knowledgeable waiter. The ambience is nice, city-style, with a pretty wood bar. Plenty of items from which to choose, including the drink and wine menu. The wine list is small, but interesting. For example, they had an Abiouness Pinot on the list. Not many restaurants have that winery. The only thing I would like to see is a better dessert menu. This Saturday they had four, uninspired choices. Overall, an excellent dining experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    johnVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a superb meal at Salt. The food was excellent, had eye appeal, the portion was perfect...it was a work of art. There were some very loud people near us that detracted from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food, service, and overall experience was nearly flawless. All aspects of each of the courses were delicious and carefully prepared to the finest detail. The service was friendly without feeling rushed, which we enjoy. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    BrianA1977
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary. They gave us a nice private table. Our waiter Devin was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable with our wine selections and even talked us into a wine that was less expensive because it paired better with what we ordered. All of the food was great, but I'd have to credit Devin with helping guide our dining experience. Ask for him when you go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well seasoned
    cre8vblade
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A great, elegant dining experience, Salt has excellent "Libations" (I had a tasty Sidecar) and some really good appetizers. The cheese board was a delicate mix of flavors. The bulgogi wraps were sweet and savory. For the main course, I had the Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with coconut rice and edamame. My fiancée had a delectable Pad Thai. For dessert, I had an amazing goat cheese and chocolate cheesecake that was complex and satisfying. Our waiter was attentive, but unobtrusive. The atmosphere was romantic and vibrant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • homerc2
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    They had removed pork belly from the menue and I was devistated. However, the lamb was an acceptable substitute. My wife had the oysters and I had the cheese plate. Both of us enjoyed them. Then I had the goat cheese salad and my wife had the Asain salad. Again both were enjoyable. My wife had the duck and I had the lamb chops, I would have enjoyed the pork belly more but we both enjoyed our choices. The Pork belly will be rotating back into the line up and we will be going back! We like the food and the service that we have received each time we have been to SALT. Try it you will like it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    NonameVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was slow even though dining room was practically empty. Food was only average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 116 reviews are from the Salt reviews archive.
  • Out of this world!
    VBFOODIE
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This restaurant is about pleasing your palate in so many ways. The Chef is one of the best in the area. My friends and I were amazed by the service and presentations of our meals. Kudos to the owners for having such a wonderful team and restaurant. We will recommend you highly to our friends and family. Can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half off Wine Monday
    MayoplanVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    A good night to go to Salt is Monday. You get half off any wine on the menu. The list has too many Sav Blanc types wines for white, but you'll still be able to pull together a reasonable sample of wines. The Poke special was good and the Lobster tempura with pasta was excellent For $260, we got 3 appetizers, 3 entrée, 3 bottles of wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    One of the best place to dine in Hampton Roads. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a different menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    cavsfan56
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My family came there for dinner. The food was fantastic and the waiter very knowledgeable . I had the whole fish which was snapper and it was great. Would truly come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprise in the neighborhood.
    Yummers
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    On a whim for late lunch we tried Salt. It was perfect. Great table seating, each dish we ordered was perfect and the wait staff was very personable. All took great care of us. Heirloom tomatoes ... Yummers. Lovely Asian tastes that are not overpowering. Interesting , creative menu. Discover this secret for yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We booked Salt after reading the favorable reviews on Open Table. The waiter was very knowledgeable and didn't hesitate to make recommendations. We enjoyed everything we ordered, but most of all LOVED dessert! Make sure and get the Oatmeal Cream Pies! Delish!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Give them a try....
    KenS
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I'll start out by saying it was a slow night, and Salt lacked the 'energy' that can enhance a dinner. Service was nicely paced. We started with the wine and cocktail list, with many good options. Appetizers included several interesting choices (did I notice a Bobby Huber influence?) and were very good. Entrees were a step down, and may have been because business was slow. I think, if we go back, my dinner will be an appetizer, a salad, and a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    biotechy
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great for a business dinner. Bonus was that wine was half price on Tues night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet but delicious!
    Misher14
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were the only sat table inside but thought the food and service were fantastic! The wine list was moderate and overall we really enjoyed dinner. A little odd that there weren't more people.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovewine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We found the restaurant to be average based on other similarily priced restaurants in the area. I will say the truffle mac and cheese was great! Unfortunately, it just didn't have any "special" qualities.
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  • Deserves a crowd
    LuvLocal
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    What a find! We had no knowledge of this restaurant and were surprised to find the food outstanding, the service very cordial and knowledgeable and the setting quite satisfactory. Go, go, go! Try the whole fish dish. Amazing. The Cioppino was great too. Not the usual heavier broth but lighter and full of flavor. Salad was bursting with freshness like it was all just picked out of the garden right before dinner. Only hold back was the oatmeal sandwich cookie dessert. Not our favorite. Will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything was absolutely delicious! We sat at the bar and had a wonderful experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING 1st Visit - Tasty food
    BobbyUSNVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We took our baby girl and invited another couple to join us at Salt for Tuesday "Date Night". The staff was friendly, very courteous and attentive. The food was mouth watering. We will definitely come here again!!! Thank you...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Great find
    LongTimeEaterVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Visitng Va Beach and came upon Salt through Open Table. What a great place. The food and service were outstanding. The chef has a great touch with flavors, you can taste everything but not be over powered by any one. That is a great kitchen. We had then ciopino, pad Thai, whole snapper, mussels and calamari and th oysters. Would have it all again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CPC
    Cleanplateclub
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    This was an excellent start to our new dining club. We found the service impeccable, our waiter Devin did an outstanding job. The food was excellent, a great blend of familiar and exotic flavors. Would definitely recommend this restaurant without hesitation
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    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.