Sazerac
Sazerac

Sazerac

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sazeracrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2066247755x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BRUNCH: Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-2:30pm;

    BREAKFAST: Monday-Friday 6:30am-10:30am;

    LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm;

    DINNER: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm;

    BAR/LOUNGE: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm and Sunday 2:30pm-10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jason McClure
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We Cater!
    Social Events
    Holiday Parties
    Corporate Meetings
  • Special Events: Please our Events page http://www.sazeracrestaurant.com/seattle-restaurant-events.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring
  • Public Transit: The New Sound Transit Light Rail station nearest us is University Street Station, in the Seattle Tunnel underneath Third Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at all meal periods for a reduced rate of $9.
A word from Sazerac
"Serious fun, damn good food." Named after the potent New Orleans cocktail, Sazerac is by far one of downtown Seattle's hippest spots. The food is fresh with deep resonant flavors, roasted and wood-fired, earthy and sensual.

"This southern-style spot is destined to be a Seattle classic." -Seattle Times

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Sazerac reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)great for lunch (19)good for groups (15)great for brunch (14)special occasion (13)vibrant bar scene (10)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (7)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Started with a creamy chocolate martini, but it was way too strong so I sent it back and ordered a red wine instead. I have had their lemon drops before and they were delicious. Sweet potato fries are fabulous with their special dipping sauces. I had the catfish and it was very good - the jalapeno/lime "sauce" was a bit too spicy for my taste, but the catfish itself was perfectly done. Also tried the chicken liver mousse - delicious! I prefer to sit at a table in the dining room (which means you can't order off the happy hour menu) rather than the bar because the bar tables usually come with 2 real chairs and 2 stools to sit on. While I appreciate the quirkiness of the stools (they look cute), they are rather uncomfortable to sit on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Menu looks great but actual dishes are below average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good eats
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Quick and tasty for lunch which is nice if you need to get in and out in less than an hour. Great wait staff, I plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre hotel restaurant
    HappyBuddhaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was inedible. Pieces of Woody stalk in parsnip purée. Fatty meat. Average pizza. Distracted waiter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outrageous price - very little food
    LowvalueVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The taste of the food was very good, however, the price was outrageous for how much food we got. I ordered a $27 halibut that was so small I took a picture and texted it to friends and posted to Facebook to joke about how small it was. I would not recommend this restaurant due to pricing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food choices sparse
    wannabe
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I was surprised at the food choices for dinner; seemed a bit sparse. I cannot eat 4-legged meat so that eliminated some, but usually there are other protein based choices that are appetizing. No protein or choice of protein to add to the salad. No fish, really? In a NW restaurant?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!!
    ATXBruceVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was a great find on Opentable. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is outstanding. The real winner was the food. We started out with the oozing St. Andre cheese. Bad name but this is one of our favorite cheeses anyway. It is served warm on some grilled bread. Next we had the smoked ahi tuna which was perfectly prepared and very good. We also ad the Idaho crunchy catfish. This dish is an explosion of flavor; this is a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, but not for everyone.
    BobB
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Brought my parents and some other family one night for dinner. My wife and I frequent Sazerac for business and the occasional meal and/or drink before seeing a show, etc. Everything was great, except less adventurous eaters may find the menu a bit challenging. My father accidentally mistook a cheese/meat plate for an entree. The half chicken entree was light on sides -- mostly just the chicken. All in all, the drinks and food were fantastic, and the service was top notch. It wasn't very busy so I'm not sure why the kitchen was so slow that night. A little over $200 for six adults with drinks and a couple appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost ate every meal here
    selenium
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was in Seattle for a weekend and ate two meals there, and could have eaten all of them there except my travel partner wanted crab legs. The lamb sausage is delicious. The chicken liver mouse is whipped almost to air (I ate it on apple slices). The cheese selection portions were huge. We basically stuffed ourselves silly on meaty, cheesy deliciousness. Our server was a new guy named Ryan who was exceptional (he's tall with curly brown hair. Ask him if he's read "The Little Prince" yet if you see him). Note that the website lists a gluten-free menu but the restaurant itself didn't have one yet. However, they were very careful to prepare things GF by request. Can't say enough good things about this place. Just go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grams70
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We enjoyed breakfast and lunch at safecracker. However, dinner was disappointing. The halibut was overlooked. The long beans tasted reheated and were barely warm. We asked for bread and were told it was baking. But when we got it, it was warm on the outside and cold inside. Since we are staying in the hotel where the restaurant is located, we have returned for breakfast, which is tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Service...
    zackmoVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    But the food is tired and unimaginative....service
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Sazerac is our favorite downtown restaurant. What we especially like about the food is the imaginative, unusual -- and delicious -- combinations of ingredients that make otherwise very good main courses into something uniquely flavorful. The three of us had ricotta dumplings with shallots, chard and parmesan; pork cheeks with mushrooms and sweet peppers; and Hawaiian big eye tuna -- sashimi-grade tuna lightly grilled and pink in the middle. The pizza also makes the most of wonderful and atypical mixtures of toppings. The wine list is also excellent. Yeah, we like Sazerac a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Waiting 45 minutes before server took order. The item I wanted on the menu was not available so I asked if there was anything else not available he said no. I needed to review the menu again when it was timed to place my order the next it I ordered was not available either. We asked for our bill for our drinks the server came back with a full bill for food we hadn't ordered. Not once did the manager come by to check on us and see it try to accommodate our table to keep us there. This was Father's Day and very disappointing for my family.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some Disappointment
    lancem
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    disappointed w/desserts....ordered pizza & mushroom appetizers that never came. Due to I90 traffic we were 30 minutes late and were therefore on a time crunch for the 5th Ave theatre. Perhaps the waitress thought there was no time for the appetizers but didn't discuss that with us and so we just sat there with wine and nothing to eat till the main courses came.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a light, tasty dinner
    philbey
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Although they have a broad menu with full dinners, we usually get a salad and sausage plate, or the like. The salads are big enough to share. This time, three of us shared a green salad and beet salad for a first course. For the second course, we ordered the cured ham, Andouille sausage, and lamb sausage. All were excellent, but be warned that the latter two are rather spicy. Everyone was happy with their choice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a special birthday
    Nancy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We loved the varied menu -- four course dinner option as well as large and small plates for three very different experiences and dining preferences. Flavors were fabulous, portions generous, presentation lovely. And, the subtle birthday acknowledgement was just what we hoped for. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Lunch is Great
    mare
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I went there with my boss for lunch, and had the pulled pork sandwich. It was really good and the sweet potato fries were excellent. Service was great and cost was what you'd expect from a nicer restaurant in downtown. So I took someone there the next week for a birthday lunch. Again, the menu had a wonderful selection, the food was awesome and our waiter was knowledgable and friendly. We even were treated to a birthday cake, which made the lunch even more special. I really like Sazerac and it's now my go to place to go out for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's day brunch
    eveconeve
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went there for Mother's Day brunch and the food was great. Nicely presented and very tasty. However, service was not good. Server will give us no time to review the menu or decide. Then, literally, run away before we could order drinks with our brunch. He decided to bring my kids food before the rest, which was not what we wanted, we did not even ask for that. And he decided not to bring any toast to my husband, because they were running low of whole wheat, instead of asking him if he would like another type of bread. Anyway, bad kitchen planning... how do you run low of whole wheat bread on a Sunday brunch at 11 am? Then, he just dropped the check without asking if we needed anything else. It was obvious they were in volume-day: in/out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch bliss
    Guerrero
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were staying downtown for the weekend and wanted a nice breakfast before we left town. Sazarac looked nice, so we gave it a shot. SO glad we did! Our brunch was great -- crab cake benedict was to die for. My husband's hash was delicious (and such a generous portion that he didn't eat it all, which, for him, is pretty amazing.) The service was friendly and attentive without being annoying. The restaurant is lovely to look at
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful!
    LovesGreatFood
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My friend and I went to Sazerac before an event at Benaroya Hall. Our server was so conscientious about time as well as attentive to our dining wishes. He recommended excellent dishes as well--the crispy catfish with the jalapeño-lime-browned butter reduction was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 710 reviews are from the Sazerac reviews archive.
  • Very good food and relaxed ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We ate at Sezarac twice while staying at the Hotel Monaco -- once for brunch and a late, light dinner. Service and food were perfect both times. Breakfast menu is a little limited and lacking basics, like pancakes. We really enjoyed our late-night dinner, with individual pizzas, salads and a good glass of wine. Service was friendly and well-paced. I definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    eatingisanevent
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We found the service to be exceptional. The waiter assisted us with great patience and provided suggestions as we made various changes to our meal in order to accommodate our dietary considerations. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Bearwife
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This is a cozy restaurant with tasty food. The cocktails are outstanding, and our mushroom appetizer, chicory and quinoa salad, and entrees -- catfish and a half chicken -- were great. I appreciated the substitution by the kitchen of a wonderful vegetable medley in place of the usual mashed jalapeño potatoes with the catfish. Service was friendly and helpful. And the Monaco next door is a great addition to this restaurant's ambience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Staff Lunch
    four4lunch
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I took my staff to Sazerac for a staff appreciation lunch and we were all very happy with what we ordered. Although very full, we ordered dessert and the ooey gooey chocolate cake was the favorite. Great food and great service too. I highly recommened Sazerac.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Six of us for brunch; six different entrees, six great meals. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Brunch Choice!
    FoodieFunVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Sazarac is a very nice, large restaurant with a beautiful ambiance. The brunch was great and service wonderful! We'd definitely go back. The omelet was fluffy and delicious!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sazerac Sizzles
    DLine
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A evening of celebration for my wife and I was pleasantly elevated by the superior food and friendly service. Beginning with an appetizer of white anchovies on a bed of cucumbers complimented with an amazing light sauce, entrees of scallops on carmaelized brussel sprouts and grilled tuna with an olive salad on celery root puree. Tasty cocktails, and a deliciously light pineapple sorbet for dessert. Wow! We had been there for happy hour but Sazerac is now on our top ten dining experiences in the City.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service/Food
    Spud
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I had a 6:15 pm reservation, prior to attending a concert @ Benaroya Hall. The service was fast & efficient with quick coctail service. The food was fresh, nicely prepared, & well presented! A delightful experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-show dinner and drinks
    AspiringSeattleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Sazerac provides a nice, comfortable atmosphere with enjoyable, if not particularly remarkable food. The truffle appetizer was quite good and the pizzas that my boyfriend and I ordered were both tasty as well. A reliable choice in a bright, cheery spot downtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was all excellent, but
    Annie
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    It was all excellent, but the service is what really stands out. Our server was knowledgeable, relaxed, funny, professional, personable. He made the whole experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place
    JDG953
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Have been here a number of times and the food/service is superb and prices are very reasonable for the high quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sazerac Never Fails
    rblumentVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Sazerac, along with the Dahlia Lounge and Poppy, continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The flavors are rich, the food is creative, and the textures are rich and luxurious. I had a new dish this time, ricotta dumplings that were exquisite. Not diet food, for sure, but so wonderfully flavored and rich, with obvious amounts of butter, cream and cheese. A warm and wonderful comfort food. The salads were fresh and flavorful, and the cheese plate was up to its usual excellent standards. Service is very comfortable and friendly, and the atmosphere is quite active. They have a very popular Happy Hour which extends until 8:00 pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We often come here for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We often come here for lunch. It's a great place for it. We love the pulled pork and fresh fish of the day sanchwiches here. They are extremely delicious. We would strongly recommend these to anyone. You could never go wrong with it. In addition, the service is excellent. We told our server that we were on a time constraint and he did his best to accommodate our request. We finished our lunch in 45 minutes from the time we were seated and out the door, which was too awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively atmosphere with good food
    Pioneersqdiner
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    It's a great spot for lunch or dinner. Rotissori chicken salad and gumbo are two of my "go-to" menu items. Great spot for Happy Hour as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We dined at Sazerac on Friday evening. It usually is a busy time at restaurants, we know. The host greeted us nicely and we were seated. After about 20 mins ice water arrived. After another 15 mins the waiter quickly asked if we wanted any drinks and disappeared. Our drinks came in about 15 mins. We ordered quickly, since our waitress was apparently in the rush. In about another 20 mins someone else threw the plates on our table and ran away. And so on... I must admit they have pretty damn good food. We loved the scallops, beet salad and gumbo. Wine was way too warm. I want to go there another time, maybe during the week hoping for more quiet dinner and better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service - but no Branzino
    RoadWarriorVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. Our waiter was superb. Because they did not have any Branzino that night, I had their special -- lamb. When I told the waier I could not eat the polenta and would like vegetable instead, he made sure the chef prepared the lamb an even more special way. It was superb. The Sicilian style mussel appetizer is AWESOME. Will definitely go back if I get to Seattle again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Terry
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Nice room, good server . The kitchen is not up to the mark, and the food therefore is no more than a shadow of the New Orleans cuisine it struggles to emulate.
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  • Great food and stylish place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This place was very good. They did not open until 5:00pm so we hung out at the bar. We ordered a drink (hot apple pie) that was a little too strong and the server took the drink back and got us a new one at no cost. She was also our server at dinner and did a great job. She had long red hair and I can't remember her name, but if you get her as a server you're in luck! I ordered the Butternut squash grits, they were sooooo good. The price of that meal was 15 dollars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is a great brunch location, especially for shows (5th Ave Theater). Great food selection and I recommend doing a trip to the mimosa bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sazarac Never Fails to Please
    rblumentVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    With moderate prices, excellent food and wonderful service, how could you go wrong. The beet salad was refreshing and very tasty, the cheese plate was divine (as usual) and the roasted butternut squash grits were simply sinful-cheesy, buttery, a comfort food extravaganza. The service was friendly and extremely efficient. The room is a bit noisy for our taste, but all the above clearly compensates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic