Searhouse
Searhouse

Searhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://searhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2012924612
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm,
    Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm,
    Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: With spaces for parties from 10 to 300, Searhouse can accommodate all you private party needs. From celebrations with family and friends to corporate events, weddings, bat mitzvah, communions, graduations, baby showers, bridal showers, Searhouse is the ideal location for your next private event
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 8779267889
  • Entertainment: Come join us on Wednesdays and Thursdays, we have Live Music
  • Special Events: Please contact us for any inquiries regarding Private Parties. We have space to host Events from 10ppl to 250 ppl

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking offered
A word from Searhouse
Come join us at Searhouse - our Steaks are Prime dry-aged in-house for 28 days and simply melt in your mouth. Our chef brings 20 years of Peter Lugers experience - from dry aging, butchering, and grilling to perfection. We also offer an incredible selection of fresh Seafood and other delights. The Searhouse is an ultra modern restaurant with 2 floors. Once inside you will notice all the glass that surrounds the restaurant. There is a lounge with a state of the art fireplace that has become a conversation centerpiece. Upstairs there is a dining room available for private parties. Stop by the Searhouse and see what all of New Jersey has been talking about.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Searhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (32)great for outdoor dining (31)romantic (30)fit for foodies (28)hot spot (25)notable wine list (18)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (15)late-night find (12)scenic view (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is an expensive restaurant so I would only go there for special occasions. The food was very good and the waiter was great too. The wine list was good but very expensive - they could use adding a few cheaper bottles to the list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous As Usual
    MrsZak
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every dining experience at Sear is better than the last - ALWAYS!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    SteakhouseJunkie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Having eaten at many steakhouses, found this one not to be impressive. First basics, white napkins only, with people wearing black...isn't this a 101 of fine dining? Put me next to the kitchen when the place was empty...your best table? Food was okay, steaks are big so if you want a filet be prepared to make it 13 oz, as there is nothing smaller on the menu. Seafood tower was skimpy, one piece of each type of seafood per person. Chains like Mortons and Capital Grill are better than this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse!
    Sasrjs
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This resturant is an upscale steakhouse with reasonable prices. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exellent
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great food awesome service, I be back with more friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations?
    Tibster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is in a very upscale area in NNJ. The food was very good. We had the bone-in Fillet served on a sizzling plate. It was cooked to perfection. My escargot appetizer was unique by being delivered in a red, mildly spicy, sauce instead of the usual butter, garlic and puff pastry. The escargot was delicious and not overcooked or chewy. Wait staff was also attentive without being pushy and the house cabernet went well with the meal. So why just the three stars? We had made reservations and did arrive a little early. No tables were available so they quickly brought out tables, set them up for us and the couple behind us but in an inconvenient, high traffic area. Not well managed for a $100+ per person setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nyr7VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food and service was awful. Great terrace for New Jersey but awful over all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was professional. I had ribeye steak and it was one of the best steaks I had in a while, I also had 2 sides mac and cheese and sauted asparagus uuummm yummy. My wife had the branzino filet it was also very good and very fresh, we will deffinetly be back and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our dinner was not only wonderful but the wine selection was equally as good. While the menu had a very large selection I was surprised to see there was even specials which made every choice just as hard. The wait staff was very attentive and by judging the other customers, I don't think we were the only satisfied ones. Very nice. If you have a problem with your meal or something is wrong, don't sit there and not say anything this staff wants to fix it. I will be back again, with no problem. I was shocked that this place wasn't full as good as it is, but, it was Wednesday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding lunch
    ABBYB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed lunch on a Friday. The restaurant was not very crowded. We enjoyed the Caesar salad and french onion soup to start. Followed by the filet migon which was tender. The creme brulee was a nice ending. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Evening At Sear
    Tasty
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We come to Sear to celebrate special occasions. The experience at Sear makes itself the occasion as well. The welcoming person at the front door makes us feel special and the care with which we are treated at our table continues that feeling. The decor and beauty of the booths create a feeling of privacy and comfort. We request a booth when making reservations because it becomes a place all our own to relax and enjoy each others' company. Thank you for our "special occasions" go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always terrfiic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    better than any NYC steakhouse. been to them all. love the bone in filet (not on the menu) and the hash browns are the best.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A carnivores delight
    restauranteur22
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Came here for the steaks! And well, they were cooked to perfection and had a great aray of sides to choose from. Loved the rooftop seating!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LUCILLE & FRANK
    frankVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    WENT ON SUNDAY AROUND 6:30PM, GOT SEATED RIGHT AWAY, SERVICE GOOD, FOOD VERY GOOD SAT UPSTAIRS ON THE NEW DECK, NICE TO BE IN THE OPEN AIR. WILL BE BACK , AND WOULD RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great roof top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great roof top something different the food was excellent my steak came perfectly cocked and tender garlick mash very good to Definetly will be back very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    NanB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sear House has great food, whether it is beef, fish or pasta. The decor is upscale..service excellent and we were never rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good ambience... decent food
    Jokah17VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Enjoyed the look and feel of Sear but the food taste and quality fell a bit short for the price. Oysters were great, the burrata in the special app was below average and the Branzino entree was lacking flavor and disappointing as well. Nice place but I won't be anxious to return until the food quality improves.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent filet mignon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Bone in filet mignon? Music to my ears. After a long day our party ordered food to go and was not disappointed. Perfectly rare filet… Will Definetly come back with friends
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food/ Friendly Atmosphere
    CaraVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our neighborhood favorite spot. We love everything about this place, from the warm greeting of the owners, to the friendly bar tenders and the delicious food. It's pricey for dinner, but everything from steak, fish, sushi and appetizers are all top notch and delicious. The new rooftop is a bit of a scene, but a nice escape in an area where outdoor dining options are lacking. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a fun night
    BergenFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We enjoy dining here even more now with the opening of the beautiful roof deck. The owners are absolutely lovely people who go out of their way to make sure everyone is happy and that the restaurant is running as it should. The food is excellent-we dont only eat here for the steak. The sushi is consistently delicious. This past visit we had a new server who needed some help with his timing but it did not detract from our evening. As mentioned, the management and others working at Sear ensure that you leave satisfied!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The service is one of the best features in this place, the food is amazing too, but service is solid, there are few old school waiters here who really make u feel comfortable and special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I got to begin by thanking all sear house team for great service and exellent food, moreover the bartender Zen is one of the most knowledgeable people I seen in a while, and his personality is friendly and warm. Furthermore, the food is impeccable porterhouse for one was excellent and mac and cheese is really amazing, o my God. I will deffinetly be back and bring more people and hang out there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I've been here several times recently. The steaks are first rate, aged in house, and perfectly prepared and presented. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. While it's not inexpensive, the food, service, and ambience are well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good diner at roof top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had reservation for 2 we dined at the rooftop great job on the patio ,we had a great time. For appetizer we had grilled calamari with beacon and spicy tuna roll. For main course we had tuna from the specials and rib eye steak it was delicious we finished our dinner with coffe and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!!
    MrsZak
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Everything, from the moment you arrive until you get your car back from valet, is PERFECT!! Food was amazing, service was impeccable, the ambience was awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Anniversary Dinner
    BarryNewJersey
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Tried Searhouse for Anniversary, based on reviews. We were not disappointed. While a little expensive, our dinner was incredible. Creative dishes presented in beautiful fashion. Food was exquisite. Certainly recommend it. Has to be one of the best restaurants in Northern New Jersey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice roof top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had dinner at the new roof top that jest opend we loved it great job the food was good as all the time very consisted my steak was delicious and juicy the hashbrown are the best here Definetly will be back very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent anniversary dinner
    ExpatInNJ
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Dined on the upstairs outdoor deck for our anniversary dinner. We were seated promptly and were served quickly all night - perhaps too quickly. Could be my perception, but it felt like you had a split second to answer the server when they came around or you were out of luck and they'd move on to what was next. The food was fairly good. Side dishes (mac and cheese and creamed spinach) have bold flavours, which help make up for the very (too?) simply seasoned grilled meat. The entrees came with salad, but it arrived before the proteins... unless you want to plow your way through a plate of just meat, you will want to order a side dish. Enjoyed it enough, but would return to other places for a special occasion before Searhouse, I think.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service!
    MD1975
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Tried this restaurant for a special occasion, had heard the food was very good. It did not disappoint. The server made great personal recommendations - including the tomahawk steak for 2 which was outstanding. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graduation dinner for 20.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Since our son loves steak we took a chance booking a table for 20 at Searhouse. We had not been there before and knew nobody who had done either. We were in a private room just outside the bar that was comfortable and quiet-ish. We ordered from the prix fixe menu as we had a time limit. The meal was actually delicious and all of our guests enjoyed their food and said they would definitely go there again. There was no music in the room, so it lacked some atmosphere. The lighting was also poor and the center of the large table empty. They could use a little design help on the details. Otherwise it worked out well and we had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food guaranteed
    Dinnerwithfriends
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Went with a group of seven. Just in time for price fixed dinner. Great choices, food was excellent. This is the fourth time we've gone. Could not ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish.
    Gorgeous
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went on a Saturday night. Seated promptly. Lovely hostess. Pretty room and attentive service. They serve you salad with entree so apps aren't totally necessary. Tuna special was outstanding. Husbands chicken also delish. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Searhouse is one of our favorite here in Northern NJ. The steaks are always done perfectly without fail. The wine list is solid, although sometimes they are out of what I want. Service is generally good, bit could benefit from a bit more table attention. A suggestion: Offer olive oil with the bread rather than butter (or in addition to).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed at Sear House
    Food101
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Checked out lunch menu online. When we got to the restaurant we were told lunch menu is not utilized on Sundays. Took my 80 year old mother to the Ladies Room - no lights but in one stall! I asked for the lunch menu for the kids and they obliged. Bread basket for 11 people only fed 1/2 the table, why not put two? One other table and we waited. When the meals came out half the table was served and 8+ minutes later the other half was served. Three entrees were missing their side dish. We had to ask. We were informed they were out but we were given extra vegetables. Really? Where? And what if I preferred to have my starch? Eleven people ate and no one could say their meal was delicious. Frankly, the whole experience was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very cool place
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I love the bar, its very hip and cool, the food its very nice and service is top notch. I also learned they will open the patio upstairs in a week. I cant wait for that because, in this part of New Jersey we need a place like this. I will be back for some sushi and oysters and a beer upstairs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, 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.
  • Magnificent
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I went there on Sunday with my husband and some friends party of five, I had short ribs, oooooo my God they where delicious and my husband had t-bone for one, he said it was perfect overall the food is magnificent, the sides like steak fries and sweet potato fries need some improvements overall great meal. Moreover, the service was amazing and very professional and efficient, the food came on time and in right order, great job overall. I will definitely bring more friends, because those I brought this day loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Good service, good bar, nice food and nice vibe in this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place
    Alg201
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Very nice place , bar is big and very nice bug drinks friendly staff and can't go wrong excellent steak .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better all the time
    ThincerVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had not been here for several months and was impressed by the upgrade in all aspects, pasta, seafood and steak were all great, defintely coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Great Food Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    After many attempts at finding a great restaurant to celebrate my anniversary i stumbled across the Searhouse on a hunch i decided to take my fiancée there to try it and to celebrate. While we were there all we could think was how amazing the atmosphere was and how energetic the staff appeared. The knowledge of the staff should also be noted because it was a real treat to have a waiter who knew each and every item on the menu. Then after browsing the menu and sipping back 3 glasses of wine we order our food (The Surf and Turf with Lobster mash and Mushrooms). When we received our food we could not resist but to gobble it all up like heathens and all I can say is wow if there is one restaurant who knows what they are doing it is this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic