Sandy's
Sandy's
  • Address:
    315 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Neighborhood:
    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

Sandy's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sandyshb.com/
  • Phone: 7143747273x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST: 9:00 a.m. Saturday - Sunday
    LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
    DINNER: Sunday - Thursday 4:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Mason Trapp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sandy's has several menus to accommodate your group of 12-250.
  • Private Party Contact: Suzanne Larkin 7143185148x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered beach parking adjacent to restaurant. Valet service also available.
A word from Sandy's
Sandy’s serves the best of southern California: a vibrant beachfront setting on the sand at the Huntington Beach Pier, huge outdoor patio, an inviting oceanfront dining room and delicious regionally inspired cuisine. The extensive dinner and lunch menus offer something for everyone from fresh seafood and steaks to appetizers, burgers, flatbreads and salads. With our original menu that is locally sourced whenever possible and vast selection of California wines and craft beers, Sandy’s celebrates all that is authentically Californian. California is served.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Sandy's reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (90)great for outdoor dining (65)great for lunch (56)good for groups (49)fit for foodies (37)great for brunch (33)special occasion (31)kid-friendly (31)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (14)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (7)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • great value
    nativecalifornian
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    new chef, continually updating the menu and the food is getting better as they do.... beautiful view of the beach, nice cocktail and wine list also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! The food & view is amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dine with a view of the pier! Loved the seabass too. We used to go to laguna to dine with a view but this is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It must be good, We keep going back. We've been there a dozen times since it opened. This time I tried the baby back ribs.....fall off the bone good. The staff is always friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Brunch/Lunch Find
    HBfoodjunkieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    While we have always appreciated Sandy's for a casual open air, small plates dinner spot, until recently we had not tried Sandy's for brunch/lunch. We found the atmosphere vibrant and fun with the location at the base of the HB pier adding to the outdoor ambiance. Food was good with good selection of traditional items as well as some specialty items worth remembering. The Main Street Scramble was outstanding and I loved the way the potato wedges were prepared. The bloody mary was average and a little small. We will go back for sure
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsks
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant is great for a special occasion or just an excuse to eat out where you nkow you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expectations for Lunch
    lovelemonade
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Loved my first time experience here (recommended by a few local Huntington Beach friends for my casual business lunch). Can't beat a table next to the beach with the strong waves coming in that day. We had great service throughout despite lingering to finish our business chat -- she still checked in and provided more water, etc. Loved my tuna sandwich done perfect with a light seared touch and the bread was super thin flat bread. It was a little tricky/messy to eat for business lunch -- but hey that's my fault for ordering a sandwich vs. a salad and it didn't prevent me of eating the whole thing anyway! My fellow diner loved his surf burger. Both clean plates. Will go back and enjoy bar scene with my BF soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was all good except when we ordered coffee and tea; the decaf coffee tasted old and was not that hot, and the waitress brought a tea cup and bag, but no hot water. We had to ask for that after a several minute wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Randy was TERRIFIC!!! He made great reccomendation and all the food was exceptional
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took too long to get our dinner
    dinner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had a party of 12 with reservations. The restaurant is right on the beach, but we couldn't see the ocean due to an event tear down that made it feel like we were under a highway overpass under construction. We ordered and got appetizers fairly quickly, but 30 minutes after ordering dinner we were told that they were out of the special. The restaurant wasn't crowded (our reservation was at 8 PM), but it was almost 10 when we got dinner. My salmon was overdone, and others in the party were underwhelmed. The staff and our waitress were very friendly, but we were ready to leave by the time we ate. We weren't asked if we wanted dessert, and our wait wasn't acknowledged.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost always perfect.
    headpaneer
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My family and I eat here several times a year. Sandy’s has an interesting menu offering and several great vegetarian options for me. The food is almost always great. I say almost because two of the last four times eating there, my fries have been cold and old tasting. My daughters agreed but offered to share their perfectly cooked fries with me. When cooked well, they are one of my favorite fries! This visit, I only gave the service a “good” rating but that is because we had a newbie server. Nothing wrong with that but he didn’t have the quality nuances of service down yet that are prevalent throughout the rest of the great staff at Sandy’s. I’ll keep coming back, regardless!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great venue for a mini reunion!
    SeafoodfanaticVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Seven old high school friends gathered at Sandy's for a mini reunion after not seeing each other for 38 years! We were seated on the patio facing the US Open Surf competition and the whole experience was perfect. We enjoyed a delicious lunch while catching up on each other's lives and being catered to by a very attentive staff. They did not seem to mind our boisterous excitement during our 3 hour visit! I enjoyed a tuna sandwich that was scrumptious, and the watermelon martinis were tasty. Everyone was very pleased with their meals. The salads were large and looked delicious. This was the perfect place to hold this small, very fun and meaningful get together!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb date spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I went for an early dinner and watched the sunset. The food was excellent and the service was great. I highly recommend Sandy's. Duke's, upstairs, is owned by the same place and is also very good. The seafood offerings are fantastic both places, too!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy's HB
    whats2drink
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place is sits right on the beach next to the Huntington Beach pier and has a great view with plenty of seating. The weekends get very busy here but we since I booked online our table was ready and the drinks are spot on. loved the Bloody Mary's just the amount of spice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quintessential beach restaurant
    Mcgee
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Vibrant restaurant almost right on the sand in Huntington Beach. Our server, who was in training, could not have done a better. My three lady friends and I were there for a birthday celebration, and the server brought out the most delicious dessert (free) for all of us to share. The restaurants version of a "s'more" - best one of those I've ever tasted. Nice touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was cold & greasy.
    Greasy95
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was cold, greasy & had to wait over 10 minutes for our food to be reheated. We had to ask for salt & pepper, bread & water. I waited so long for the salt & pepper by time it arrived I was already done with my salad. It was also very loud, I could barely hear my wife talking to me. The waited gave us a complimentary S'mores dessert because I think he knew we weren't happy. It cost $97, I've had better meals at Denny's & the food is always hot there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Return visits a must.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I live locally and every out of town friend I have taken to Sandy's enjoys it and wants to return with their family and friends. The location is perfect, the food is delicious and well prepared, the staff is very friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • manager
    outforanite
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The manager at this restaurant was a delight. He came over to our table asked how things were and was just very friendly. He made our dinner a very nice experience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • caligirl
    caligirl
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We visit sandys a lot, good food, service is great, across the street from beach.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    MrsLoya
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great mimosas and bloody marys! I got the baked French toast it was delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Overall we had a great dinner. The ceviche has a little too much lime. The polenta is a little too salty. But Jessica was really great. Love their bread!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!
    JRey
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    If you're looking for great food, great Huntington Beach atmosphere, and great service - look no further. Sandy's is my go-to for a casual meal that won't break the bank, but WILL satisfy EVERY taste bud I have. I've dined here dozens of times, and not once have I left unsatisfied. This place is a gem! My personal faves: BREAKFAST: Short rib breakfast burrito, sweet potato chorizo hash, surf burger LUNCH: Layered Seafood Coctail, Arugula Salad, the Jalepeno Date Burger, and the HULA PIE!! (of course) DINNER: Ceviche/skillet corn bread, sea bass, jidori chicken, Fig,Pig,& Bleu Cheese flatbread, and the s'more! Seriously, one of my favorite restaurants of all time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice beach dining
    GabmaxVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Nice place, below Dukes. Good food, nice view. Loved the decor and the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was only surpassed by the fabulous service! Maryann was very attentive to our table and informative with meal selections.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great People Watching, Average Food
    Beach101VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great people watching of the beach crowd. Average food and decent service. Fun for a change.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Donner Delight
    lifeskills
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Third visit here, can't beat the view. Brought our own wine to complete the great meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    KEliz
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Nice beach atmosphere, at the sand level in Huntington Beach right up to the bike/walk path at the pier. Enjoyed food and walk afterwards on the pier. Convenient elevator. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Finedining4
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food is amazing and the staff is super nice. The view of the beach/ocean/pier is awesome. Some dinner portions are bigger than other but if you are looking for quality rather than quantity then this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Joys
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Sandys was a great experience from the beginning. A really friendly staff and great location on the beach. The food and drinks were exactly like the service. Started off with a Mai Tai and Ceviche. They were both really fresh and delicious. Dinner was a nice perfectly cooked Rib Eye with Kale that was to dance on top of table and scream; Yes! Too full for dessert but what a great place next time I am in Huntington Beach I will go back to Sandys. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view
    Nick
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food at reasonable prices. Our server was so sweet. We love to go here for a great bite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beach dining
    Weezie
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Recommended to us by friend-res made to build points!We arrived early-hostess offered to seat us! We sat in bar to wait 4 friend-drinks:the "strawberry/basil tea"&"vanilla soda w/oranges"-both xlnt! Buckler NA avail-we do not drink, loved this option! DH-flat iron steak w/chimichurri + fries, me: wedge + ceviche & friend: Mushroom flatbread. DH meal xlnt-steak perfec! My wedge very tasty & ceviche was really good - chips need improvement - too thick, not much flavor-meant for sturdier scooping? Friend had the mushroom pizza, which I almost ordered-she shared - OMG, so good!! I wish I was returning today! Varied seating options- in, bar and patio, which did have heaters and looks like roof will open, too! Will return next time here 4 sure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Foodyshelley
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Everything was great--food, service, relaxed environment with a beautiful view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating On the Beach...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Sandy's is just below Duke's. It took us a few extra minutes to find it from the fee pay to park lot next to it. But that's what you get if you want to eat as close to the beach by the pier. The decor is nice but a noisy from the crowd around the bar which is in the center. Eating inside is better than eating outside you don't see the beach as well inside. We tried one of their combinations specials and found out that some of the fish items were missing. It took two waiters (which was not ours) and a manager to get this resolved. The food is good and they have a pretty good menu selection. Our free desserts were very good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    dadorkknight
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Happy hour is great and veggie burgers are good. Dessert was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    pjspicks
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I've lived in So Cal all my life & have spent a lot of time in Huntington Beach, but had never eaten here. Came here this week to try it & had a great experience. Wait staff was attentive and friendly, the food was really good. It was lunch & I had a burger, but it was good & nicely presented! Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very friendly!
    Yumi8
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Even though we were late for our reservation, the servers were VERY friendly and considerate! They even gave part of our group free appetizers when we had to move to a smaller table (after our group went from 12 to 6). They gave my sister a free dessert and drink because it was her bachelorette party! The food was delicious. We had an awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Disappointments Here!
    Chitownative
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Staying in Huntington Beach for a few nights, we wanted dinner and to watch the sunset on the water. Sandy's fulfilled everything we wanted. Their appetizer menu offered so many intersting items that we ordered 3 to split along with wine and just took our time to watch the 'show'. Beer battered green beans, skillet cornbread and a California cheese and sausage platter more than filled us up. The restaurant is right on the beach so it's a great place to people watch. The servers were very helpful but not intrusive. We capped our meal off with Hula Pie, 3 different flavors of ice cream with chocolate crust and hot fudge! We saw families, other couples and a large party of friends while we were there. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast Burger
    karenhoy
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Originally had a reservation at Duke's Sunday Brunch.... at the last minute decided we wanted something more casual and less expensive. We ended up at Sandy's and I am so happy we did! This restaurant was awesome! We had a nice table with a great beach view and the food was AMAZING! I highly recommend the Breakfast Burger!!! Walked out only spending about $50 (before tip) for a party of 4. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it on Mothers Day!
    TopSnap
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    5 of us ate at 630 reservatuons.. we were 15 min late .. they still got us a table within a few minutes.. service started slow. drinks took a little long ... everything else moved right along perfectly...Dessert took a little long... but well worth it ( bread pudding cake) That stuff is amazing!!! Food was great.. Popcorn shrimp was probably the most OK food of the night, all the entrees everyone loved. and the other appetizers were Superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Noura
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went here for Mother's day. Everything was great. The portions are a bit small for a entree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good view but can be Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Prompt and friendly service. Nice view. Loud bar with the tv on during Mother's Day brunch - poor choice to leave tv on. They were screaming over the dumb basketball game. Food was tasty but portions are too small. I had a shrimp salad and had to request bread as I was still hungry. They should have added more lettuce at the very least. My relative had the mahi Mahi special and it was the smallest portion of fish I have ever seen served. They need to let up on their portion controls.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet