Savona
Savona

Savona

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.savonarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9147980550x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    April to Labor Day
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Masciangelo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private dining for up to 30 guests can be arranged in our private dining room. We are prepared to tailor an event considering every detail. Contact Brittany at 914 798 0550

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Popham Road
  • Public Transit: Metro North Scarsdale (Harlem Line).
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking.
A word from Savona
SAVONA, SCARSDALE is the second location of ZAGAT Top 5 Italian Restaurant, SAVONA, in Philadelphia. Consistent, creative, high quality dining and seamlessly orchestrated service has been the hallmark of SAVONA's success for 15 years. Now, Executive Chef, Andrew Masciangelo, and Chef de Cuisine, David White, offer their soulful regional Italian cooking here in Westchester, New York. Their farm to table philosophy involves handling products as few times as possible to capture the natural flavor intensity of each ingredient. Culinary excellence is supported by a killer wine program featuring an extensive array of wines by the glass created by Fred Dex, Master Sommelier. A 20 foot white marble bar, sexy lighting, dramatic drapery, contemporary leather chairs and thick butcher block tables set the stage for high quality dining. We look forward to welcoming you to SAVONA.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Savona reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (39)great for outdoor dining (30)special occasion (21)hot spot (19)romantic (15)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (13)good for groups (12)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Enjoyable
    Momma1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've ordered take away from this restaurant before. Dining in was enjoyable. Our waiter was well informed and attentive. The food was very good, with generous portioning. The artichoke heart appetizer is delish!!! Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Spot but it"s Not
    Mike
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One would think this trendy restaurant served extraordinary food in an exceptional setting. It is expensive and loud with an unaginative menue consisting of very orinary food. Save your money. There are better choices.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky find
    Jeff
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were looking for a place to eat near the highway on our way up to New. England. Savona fit the bill with respect to location and proved to be a fine restaurant. It's hard to gauge the good quality because we just had an hors d'oevre and a spcialty pizza, but what we had was excellent. Great bread! Mae would have liked the music to be a little quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scarsdale restaurant
    Gourmutts
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were seated promptly. The food was wonderful, from appetizer through desserts. The only drawback was the amount of time we had to wait for our wine. The wine list, although extensive, had very few bottles for under $50.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Pleased
    Magpie55
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We Dined at Savona Sunday night to celebrate a special occasion. The staff was efficient, and friendly. They made us feel as though we were the only guests in the restaurant. (very impressed with the service). While everything was delicious, I especially recommend the striped bass. delicately seasoned and cooked to perfection. The restaurant was fully occupied but not noisy. We may have just hit it right with a quieter crowd. Very relaxed and comfortable. All in all we had a very delightful experience and will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    WoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had dinner Wednesday night. Place was half empty. Given that, would have expected better service. Asked waiter for wine suggestions, and he didn't have any, surprising since they tout their wines. Then had to pour our own wine during the meal. Sounds a little elitist, but I think good service includes the waiter coming over to check our glasses to see if we need more wine or water. Food was okay. Ordered the branzino, a part of which tasted like it was burned. The big plus is that it's local and you can get a decent meal. Have eaten here several times before. Will probably come back. Hope the disappointing service is not the norm now.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lisa M
    LadyLisa99
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Ate at Savona several times and found the food to be very fresh and consistent. I highly recommend it to anyone. Also has a great embiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    WestchesterFoodie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We were there on a Tuesday, so they were doing "Il Laboratorio". This is where you can try the potential new fall menu items and give feedback. I tried what was their play on mac and cheese, with torchio pasta and crab. It was delicious! I hope to see this on the fall menu. I also had the new butternut squash soup; it did not fail to impress. I also tried one of their new cocktails: Cucumber Cooler. It was so light and fresh, served with fresh rosemary. Although I did not opt for wine, I was told that Tuesday they have a promotion for 50% off bottles of wine less than $100. Definitely keeping that to remember. Overall I would highly recommend this adorable neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    TheSuit1
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I've been here at least 25 times, always great fresh food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scarsdale Staple
    Fan4calVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We are glad Savona has opened and been well received by Scarsdale residents. It isn't always easy to get a table here. We are pleased with the pasta entrees and the good wine selection. We do think the pasta portions have shrunk since they first opened. The short rib portion was fine though the sweet potato shavings or curly fries were not crisp. My wife's shrimp pasta was not big enough or had little pasta for some reason, ditto the spaghetti with meatballs. Pizza was fine as was the Malbec. Service was fine and attentive. Let's see what happens next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ScarsdaleeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food great but service poor. First They gave us some other tables food. Then when our food came, one of the plates was not how it was ordered and without the right side dish. Meal took forever to come. The the open table check that we used was applied to the wrong credit card.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Savona(Rola)
    AndyMorseVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We felt like the gentleman above...locked in a box...but an outrageously noisy box. Yet the food was just marvelous and the bartender/waiter knowledgeable and gracious. A woman who was attractively poured into a tight fitting alluring dress easily won the guest screaming contest..and was a close second in the most vapid while opinionated tournament! In a way my wife and I enjoyed it very much..we had just seen a marvelous new Woody Allen and the contrast of dialogues made the film seem better than it was..BTW try the fried artichoke starter..mouthwatering..but I think we'll go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Bad
    RoccoVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Over all not bad, very nice menu and choices. The only thing I can say is we asked to make sure the shrimp would not be over cooked AND IT WAS.. Still would give this another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • freddiVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    we had terrific food and terrific service.Such a nice experience in the burbs.We shared a lot and no one was made to feel uncomfortable doing that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Mela914VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was the second time my husband and I went there. I had previously been w my sister and a bunch of friends. The food is consistently good. I highly recommend the vegetable antipasti. Grilled to perfection and just the right amount of flavor. My husband actually ate the asparagus and he hates asparagus! I also really love the beef short ribs. Amazing flavor and the meat just falls apart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service.
    jess
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Limited but good menu; limited wine list by the glass, wonderful service. Would go back, but not too soon, giving the menu a chance to change.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice neighborhood place
    GrouchoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been here twice now and enjoyed both visits. The service is warm and friendly. The ambience is relaxing and cool. They are helpful with menu advice. They bar makes a mean dirty martini! Overall I like the menu, there are enough choices that I won't get bored quickly, and lots of lighter options. The pork chop is to die for! My only complaint is that on a very busy Friday night it was so loud, conversation was a struggle. Service did keep up though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Does Not Disappoint
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Have been to Savona many times - girl's night out, a date with my Husband and as a family. Like the ambiance/decor and they have a nice bar if you want to just have a few drinks. The menu keeps some favorites as well as makes changes for variety/interest. All around good choice and a welcome addition to Scarsdale Village.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside only!
    AlwaysVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food pretty good - go during week. Small portions. Sit near window if inside.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner close to home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at how this great place existed in Scardale and I hadn't been there before. The menu was creative and we ordered an assortment of different things and shared them all so we could taste more. Especially liked the veal ricotta meatballs and the risotto. My daughter noted how good the servers were and quick to return to see if we needed anything. Very chic decor. Will definately go back! Only hope I can get a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    FabULous
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We celebrated our small wedding luncheon here a year ago and have been going back ever since! We love the food, the ambiance and general atmosphere. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    circusblossomVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My husband and I frequent Savona on our "date nights." The food band wine list are both very good, the service is attentive without being over bearing and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hard to get a reservation
    lkf172VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    i can never get a reservation at savona on a saturday night, so luckily, i was able to go on a thursday. although my husband and i had a reservation for 2, we decided to sit at the bar and eat dinner there. the bar is great, very big, comfortable and spacious. they were very attentive. the food was so fresh and delicious, we commented that we hope to have italian food this good when we are in italy in a few weeks! thank you to the bartender for the complimentary port! i will go back when i can, if i can get a reservation on a saturday night!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 171 reviews are from the Savona reviews archive.
  • Favorite Local Dining Spot
    CheeseFan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Savona never disappoints. The food and service are outstanding. The menu changes constantly, without it being a wholesale turnover of the menu. Some favorites are always there (fried artichokes, cheese plate, salmon with white beans) while the crostini and other items change. The chef likes to play with seasonal vegetables and this often manifests in the specials.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...for a price
    Zamnyc
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Savona serves excellent food in an upscale ambience on a busy corner at the edge of Scarsdale's charming village. There is outdoor seating and a neighborhood feeling, but the prices are high for what it is ($30 for a slab of red snapper, $20 for a plate of pasta). Our waiter was affable but inexperienced, enthusiastic and eager to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    LaneyVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Perfect restaurant. The food is delicious. Haven't tasted anything I don't like. Especially good is anything with quinoa or faro. The chicken is soooo good as are the short ribs and salmon. Try anything. Wait staff is very accommodating & professional. I like the ambience and now that the weather is nice you can sit outside. We will continue to dine at the really good local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner at Savona
    HollyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Had a great dinner with my husband; sat outside on a lovely night. Ordered the octopus, good; shared a spaghetti pasta with meatballs, outstanding. Next time I will order this for myself. Then we shared Swordfish over asparagus, terrific. Then dessert of 2 gelato sandwiches, really good. He got nutella and I vanilla type. By the time we finished, even sharing, we were stuffed. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasion
    Sage
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The perfect place for a quiet elegant Birthday celebration .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food but slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The last couple of times we've been to Savona the service has been really, really slow. They take our order and the food from the kitchen takes longer than usual. Happy when the tasty food arrives but not happy with the long wait.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our college graduation celebration could not have been better. Courtesy, expertise, pleasure, imagination, service made for an unforgettable evening for a family. Highlights Bressler cab, cavatelli, radish ravioli, farrotto....Sicilian vino dolce. Impeccable and we received perfect attention.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experiance
    DinoVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Another wonderful spur of the moment dinning experience at Savona. Great staff, great food and great scene.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    GlobaltrotterVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Savona used to be one of our favorites. We went regularly since Day One. We brought friends for the great food and extensive wine list. We returned after the long winter, we were totally disappointed. The menu is identical but the quality has declined substantially. The short rib was tender but tasteless - my boy pushed it aside. My farrotto with clams and escarole was bland with 6 tiny pieces of clams in it. My husband pasta was bland with little sauce. It is ashamed that they cut corner as it's a nice place to start. We notice the manager and the servers are all new. When we shared our disappointment, they were very polite and reduced our cheque by 50%. Unfortunately we will not go back again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food/ambience
    salmonid
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    My filet mignon was very good. However, my wife had a NY Strip steak and it was terrible -- tough and tasteless. We did not send the meal back as that always sets into motion all kinds of other issues -- foremost of which is not eating with the rest of your party. Although the restaurant is visually very nice, we were unecessarily seated looking at a brick wall for the entire meal. There were other tables more centrally located throughout the restaurant available so it was a mystery to me that we were relegated to the most unpleasant table. Meals were overpriced relative to other similar restaurants in the general area. As restaurant fanatics, we do have a grasp of restaurants and value. The service was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Meal
    nyretiredgalVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We've been to Savona many many times and have had good experiences. This time however, we were very disappointed and won't be back for a very long time if ever. My fish portion was maybe 4 oz and the price was ridiculous. My husbands steak was extremely tough. The service was spotty and the tables so close we heard every word of the annoying conversation next to us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traveling Foodie
    JSW228VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I live in Manhattan and actually left my Island and came to Westchester for this restaurant. I tried it once before and was impressed. Not so this time. First surprising fact was that there was no champagne available. I wanted a glass to start the meal but there was only Prosecco or Rose available as a light bubbly beverage. The appetizer was dry and bland and dinner was good but not impressive. I don't even remember what I had and it was a week ago. Not worth a trip but if you're in the area and know what to order you'll have a nice meal. Don't rely on waiter recommendations. The restaurant is very pretty and service is cordial.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good sometimes
    Mcdcathy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our experience this Mothers Day was just okay. The veal was tough & fatty. Even though we made two servers aware of this & my plate was full when it was taken away, it was still on the bill. We had to sit outside because they were fully "booked". Every table was empty. My dining companions all had pasta & enjoyed it. We have always had pleasant dining experiences here, so I think they were just having an off day. However, stick to the basics like pizza & pasta.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had a great business lunch at Savona. The dining room was quiet and the staff was attentive. I will definitely keep this place in mind for all of my future business lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food...bar service not so good
    Frequentdiner123VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our overall experience was good however while we waited for a table it took us OVER 10 minutes to get a drink at the bar. The bartender thought it was more important to polish glasses than take care of customers. This set a bad tone for the rest of the night! Thank goodness for a manager who was on the ball and came over to ask us for a drink! Food was very good though... Hopefully the bar service will improve!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good- but beware of prucing
    Bigsam
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Overall a good sining experience. Prices in website menu in accurately reflect actual prices.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too salty
    WCFoodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I had the salmon and it was too salty to even eat! I've notice on several occasions that the food is over salted. It doesn't make me want to go running back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic