Serpas
Serpas

Serpas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://serpasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 404-688-0040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Scott Serpas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irwin & Auburn
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and limited street parking available.
A word from Serpas
The eponymous venture from Atlanta favorite, Chef Scott Serpas, is located in the heart of the culturally rich neighborhood at the intersection of Irwin Street and Auburn Avenue. Enjoy menu items that reflect the Louisiana, Southwestern and Asian inspirations of Serpas' career. The innovative American comfort cuisine encompasses fresh ingredients that emit comforting flavors handcrafted by Serpas.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Serpas reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (125)neighborhood gem (113)good for groups (70)special occasion (66)great for brunch (47)romantic (46)hot spot (39)great for outdoor dining (37)notable wine list (19)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (16)scenic view (11)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always the best!!! Fabulous Food and amazing Service!!!! Scott Serpas and his team deliver fabulous food at reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Serpas Satisfies
    InmanParkDiner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A friend posted a photo of her Serpas brunch meal on Instagram and I immediately texted her to see what restaurant the meal was from. She told me about Serpas and I realized it was right in my neighborhood! I was able to quickly make reservations via OpenTable and I couldn't have picked a better new brunch spot. The beignets were TD4 (to die for) and the belinis were refreshing. My friend and I both got the seafood omelete which did not disappoint. The ginger lemonades were nice, but a little too 'gingery' for me. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant for brunch or dinner one day to tryp some other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valeri
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is a fun energetic place for brunch, but I was not wowed by the food. I had the mixed berry pancakes, which had woefully few berries on them and they had already been doused in more maple syrup than I would have used. My husband has the creole omelet, which was good but not great. However, the cronuts that we had to start were delicious. We had good service and the atmosphere was fun, so we will try it again, but order something different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best brunch in Atlanta
    lil247VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I'm not a huge brunch person since I am continually disappointed with brunch food in general in Atlanta but finally found a place that is low hype but crave-worthy food. Much better than places like Highland Bakery, Rosebud, etc. etc. Biscuits are like crack. The short rib w/ poached egg (I get it without hollandaise) is amazing. The hash brown potatoes are actually crispy which is hard to find at other places. The shrimp and grits was also one of the best in town along with Wisteria. Will definitely keep going back, even though we're not brunch people! The only negative is that the food does take quite a while to come out even when there aren't that many people. But well worth the wait, so if you're not in a hurry, a great place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kismet Birthday
    olderandwiser
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There for my birthday celebration & our waiter, Chris -- Same Birthday !! We had a lot of fun.... He was an amazing guy! If I had one bad moment it was with the Nut at the Door... who does she think she is? Oh my. But the boys at the bar, charming. The food fantastic, always. The service terrific. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining near the Beltline
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Even though this restaurant has been there for a while, we just discovered it exploring the Beltline. Per our valet's suggestion (there's also street and bike parking), we started with the salmon chips--four large chips heaped with exquisite smoked salmon, red onion, capers. For the main course my husband had the veal scallopini, and I had the redfish. Both were delicious. Generous wine by the glass portion of better than usual quality. It was so difficult choosing from all the menu options, we plan to go back soon to sample more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    JDub
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    As usual my Serpas experience was excellent all around. Food was delicious. Servers were nice and greatm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 2nd experience!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've been to Serpas twice just recently and both times for Sunday brunch. Great service, hot food, wonderful flavors, super wait staff, just a really great place to eat. Can't wait to have dinner at Serpas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    nikkiT25
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Met two girlfriends there for dinner. None of us had ever been there before. Drove up and was greeted by nice valet guy. Inside host was nice. We had made reservations but they were not packed so that was nice. Our sever was great. I had the pork chop...Oh My God...it was Good! My girlfriends both had the ribeye and talked about how good it was. We tried desert and it was sooo good- fried pie and the cheesecake. Great Experience. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for dinner and drinks
    O4Wdiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my second visit and it was just a good as my first time. Great food (Tuna tartar was excellent!), atmosphere and service. The wine list was a bit weak (only 4 Cabernets) but reasonably priced. The mixed drinks were great (they use real lime juice not Roses lime) and the manager was present but not checking on us every 20 minutes. Nice atmosphere and plenty of space so comfortable. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice relaxed evening
    elvis
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was good. Salmon chips are a must. Duck was prepared well. Veal was outstanding. Great menu and service was Certus Dixieland attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Serpas consistently delivers great food complimented by attentive service in a relaxing environment. Scott Serpas and manager, Jeff, always visit with diners to inquire about the food and welcome feedback. The service staff are knowledgeable about the wine list and offer up good suggestions for pairings. The menu changes seasonally and the veal scallopini is new, and delicious. The only negative is because of the brick and glass walls, the room gets loud as it fills up late in the evening. If you want to converse with a group of friends, go early or sit outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoitned!
    PhilPitt
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food is always great. I have never been disappointed. The quality is always consistent. This is a great find. Wonderful service from the entire staff. We always feel special when we come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious salmon
    DinersDelightVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went for restaurant week. The salmon was delicious. The service attentive but not over bearing and the fried berry pie divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PizzaPassionVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Recently dined at Serpas for dinner on a Sunday night. Tasty, southern-inspired, fresh, seasonal food, which would be even better if they lightened up a bit on the sauces (particularly on the fried oysters). We enjoyed the oysters and the fresh house salad, the salmon and trout, the bread pudding, and a few of the sides. Service was very friendly and speedy, but servers placed the wrong item in front of the wrong person for each of our 3 courses - we were only 2 people. Industrial interior is pretty and chic, but it gets loud/noisy. Despite the service glitches and the noise, we would definitely return for the delicious food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • second trip another success
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Shrimp appetizer was awesome. My husband does not even care much for shrimp and commented how he wanted more. His steak was good and my trout was too. The blueberry fried pie however made me melt. I did not share. Iay go back everday just for this dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    DiningGirl
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We picked this restaurant for Sunday brunch just prior to an area tour of homes. Arrived at 1145am to a friendly greeting and a very sparsely filled space. As the restaurant steadily filled with diners, the noise level increased quite a bit. If filled to capacity, I would imagine that it may be very hard to converse! But the food is ABSOLUTLEY wonderful!! The beignets are melt in your mouth delicious to begin the dining experience and the short rib eggs benedict was a good choice. The ribs were tender and very flavorful and the eggs perfectly prepared. Our server was attentive and kept hot coffee and water cups & glasses filled. The complimentary valet was quite a nice bonus! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good ambience
    lperezmartin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would definetely recommend this place to go for a drink, but not to have dinner. The service was terrible, very slow and we even had to send a dish back to the kitchen because it was undercooked. They gave us the choice to pick sonething to go and even that took too long. I have to admit the dessert was great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner
    OutforbirthdayVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Menu offered many options, even vegetarian options. Food was tasty and service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good,
    jdpeters92
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    So this was my second time there and they didn't have the veal porterhouse that I absolutely loved. The appetizers were great and if you enjoy a speciality American new orleans style food. I have only 2 complaints, I wish the menu was a little more expansive but the quality of the food is more than enough to keep me coming back. 2nd I had a bit of rude experience with the waiter about the tip, but that not enough to put a bad taste in my mouth about Serpus. The chef did come out and speak and the manager was so nice, I really do enjoy it and I will be going back for that porterhouse. Overall I really enjoy serpus, it's a great date spot, great atmosphere, and the prices aren't that unreasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    allen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Salmon chips were great as usual. Scallops, salmon and halibut were well prepared, sides were good with entrees, our service was excellent. Rib-eye steak had gristle and was not what we expected. We had a corner table that was not too noisy. The valet parking makes getting there very easy. One of our favorite restaurants for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent - would go again
    dkal
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I never leave reviews but Serpas deserved one. We went there for Midtown Restaurant Week and got the braised crispy tacos/pork shoulder agnolotti/pot de creme and tomato bisque/pan roasted salmon/sticky toffee pudding. All of the food was superb. Service was not bad, but not always super attentive (waited a while for my coke to initially arrive, had to wait for refills, had to wait a while to get the bill) but food delivery met expectations and came out in a timely manner. The space is great - it's wide open but not warehouse-y. However, some seats would be pretty bad (i.e. anyone facing the bland brick wall) and don't think there was a single noise dampener in the place - it was fairly noisy for us, but the restaurant wasn't packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • InexcusablyPoor, Ridiculous Service
    NospacesMorewords
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, & 1 dessert. Absolutely one of the best meals we've ever had. HOWEVER, even though we've been to Serpas several times, the service once again was so terrible that I don't think we'd ever go back & I'd certainly not recommend this restaurant to anyone whom I cared about. (The asst mgr on duty was phenomenally caring and apologetic.) But the service never improved & the manager, who stopped at our table to check on our food, made one of the most ridiculous comments we've ever heard in a restaurant. One of us ordered the ribeye, cooked medium-rare on the rare side. She was served a medium steak & when we asked the mgr about its doneness, he said it looked medium due to the angle of the setting sun. WHAT??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beltline Lantern Parade
    Beahero
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went with another couple for dinner the night of the lantern parade. The weather caused is to eat inside, so it was our first time not on the patio. Our salmon chip appetizer was splendid as always, and the bacon wrapped goat cheese figs were, too. We split a main, the halibut, which was plenty good. Dessert was beignets split between my date and I. Love them. The paraders slowly filtered by outside in increasingly outlandish adornments. We had a front row seat on the glass wall until we left our first seating dinner. We spent $92 for an experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Experience
    DinersDelightVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful experience from start to finish. Definitely would like to come back and try dinner now.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been here several times before, and each time has been a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcharged
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I kept thinking that I didn't recall Serpas being that expensive but the check was $160 for 3 people. When I for home I saw two items never ordered at my table. Last time in going there. I was embarrassed because I had invited two people and they weren't happy
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best pork chop ever !!!
    jonc413
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I absolutely adore pork chops. Yet, when dining out, i usually find that they are dry or too rare....Sepas' chop was perfect!!! AND....what a wonderful pairing of green and grits...DIVINE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to love!
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    For brunch we tried pigs in a blanket - best andouille sausage i have ever tasted! Eggplant hushpuppies - what's in these things that makes them sooo good! Beignets are the best in town, maybe even the county! creole omlette and short rib eggs benedict were outstanding! no words can describe how great the restaraunt and chef are. This place needs to be put on more BEST OF lists.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely a fan
    Nickname
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    An overall very good dining experience. The food ranged from good to great, service was attentive, friendly, and knowledgable, and it's just a cool, non-pretentious atmosphere. Tuna Tartar: The best thing we had. Delicious. If I'm nit-picking, the sesame oil might have been a bit strong for some people (it's one of my favorite ingredients so I loved it) and it could have used a touch of salt, but that's just nit-picking. Smoked Salmon chips: OK, but I wouldn't get it again. I generally love the smokey, saltiness of smoked salmon, but this salmon had hardly any noticable smokiness. Pork chop: Highly recommended. Great dish all around. Crab and Mushroom stuffed Trout: Very nice dish. Beautifully prepared with mild flavors. Not a wow but good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aims to please
    Sheba1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Trout was excellent. One member of our party had scallops, which were excellent but came in a creamed corn base which was too oily for her taste. Management quickly remedied once they were made aware. Love the service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Trip
    JLDay
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my second trip. This place is fantastic. Although it has an interesting floor layout and architecture, its all about Chef Serpa's food. His dishes are imaginative and have a wonderful flavor. I will say, both trips have been for brunch. Next time lunch or dinner. This is one of our Atlanta go-to places.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ugh!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was excited to take my cousin and her husband who were visiting us in Atlanta to Serpas. I read some reviews and thought that us FOODIES would be in Heaven--NOT the case! Yes, the beniegts were good, but it was downhill from there. With a mixture of breakfast entrees, NONE of us thought our dishes came together! In fact, 2 were not even palatable enough to finish. One of the reasons I chose this spot was because of the lovely picture of the outdoor seating that I saw online. It appears to be on a lawn behind the restaurant, instead though, it is in front by the valet & some parking--no lovely view. I would not recommend this restaurant, nor would I go back for a second round--big waste of time & money!
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  • Old 4 W - Serpas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always know that Serpas will be consistent on food, service, and ambience. We took a friend who was visiting and wanted to get an idea for the local restaurant scene to Serpas. He loved what he ordered. Serpas is one of the restaurants that a foodie should at least give a try once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique menu, Amazing Food
    Pigletthefoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything about Serpas was great! Their specialty drinks, the crab cream cheese fritters, the pigs in a blanket and the salmon chips appetizers were all so delicious. We decided to go for something different so we ordered the Venison entree cooked medium rare. It was wonderful! Cooked perfect and had tons of flavor. I'm excited to go back and check out their brunch menu soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serpas can just be magic
    JoeS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dined at Serpas last Friday...staff at Serpas is uniformly outstanding -- competent, responsive, not intrusive. Food was just delightful. It was just the perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I don't know the area, so I...
    Suzeshortshort
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Asked my salon's booking agent for a recommendation and she suggested Serpas. I am so glad she did. I was meeting a very old friend that I had not seen in a while and the setting was perfect! It was centrally located for both of us, the cocktails were lovely and suited to our tastes and the food was outstanding! We had a very pleasant reunion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Casual Glutton
    TheCasualGlutton
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    www.thecasualglutton.WordPress.com Still need to go for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty and fun.
    DinerJB
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was attentive and friendly. Salmon chips were outstanding. Pork chop and venison very good also. It's a little loud if that kind of thing bothers you. Fun place to dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always; poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had delicious small plates- peach sald, salmon chips were very nice but the favorite was the tuna tartar. Our waiter left plenty to be desired- he had no knowledge of the wine list, brought the wrong wine, overcharged (for the wrong wine) when our bill arrived, and said it on because it covers the extra salmon chip the manager brought you so that everyone at the table could have one (5 ladies). Word to the manager- you don't bring something extra ton the table like you are making a gracious gesture and then slip in the charge on the bill. Extremely TACKY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.