Seventeen89
Seventeen89

Seventeen89

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1789.ca/
  • Phone: (604) 428-0705
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    BRUNCH: Sunday: 10:30am - 2pm
    JAZZ Tuesday's 8:00pm-11:00pm
    BLUES/SOUL FRI,SAT,SUN 8:30pm-11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Daryle Ryo Nagata
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private suites for 2 to 7 people... Red Velvet Curtains Closed if requested.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul 6044280705x
  • Entertainment: JAZZ: TUESDAYS
    FRI,SAT,SUN:BLUES & SOUL
    presented by Cory Weeds Jazz Cellar
    8:30-11:30pm
    $10 cover
    $20 minimum

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Denman St
  • Public Transit: 2 Blocks away at Davie street & English Bay.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking at Adjoining Hotel. Pay parking at adjoining hotel
A word from Seventeen89
The Chef & The Fisherman.Captain Paul Puratich & Chef Daryle Nagata have partnered to bring this "Iconic" space at 1789 Comox Street back to its glory. Bringing entertainment and great food back to the West End. Fully refurbished with it's original fresco ceiling, red mohair booths and private curtained suites,this room is rich in history & memories. The food is fresh, local and approachable. Our signature Martini Bar is now complimented with an adjacent Oyster Bar. Our recent addition "The Porch" offers outside Liberation's and Nourishment; enjoying Vancouver's West End, steps from English Bay. LIVE MUSIC: TUES,FRI,SAT,SUN
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Seventeen89 reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)romantic (24)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (20)late-night find (13)hot spot (9)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great music, variable quality food
    1jazzlover
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We really enjoyed this venue for live music. And the music was excellent: Jodi Proznick's quartet was superb. Some of the dishes were fabulous (crab cakes and desserts), others were mediocre (bouillabaisse) and some were regrettable (half of the oysters we were served had small broken bits of shell in them, yuck). The service was OK, not great. The room has good acoustics for enjoying live music and a comfortable feel. Overall our experience was a very good one. We hope they improve upon a few things that were lacking.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good find.
    GloriousFoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great night out. So nice to have a jazz venue again after The Cellar closed down. Had a lovely meal with good live jazz. Really enjoyed it! Food quality was excellent with generous portions. Impressed! Wine list was very limited however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    Diner
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We came for the jazz. I'd asked well ahead for a table near the musicians. Got stuck at the back even though the restaurant was empty when I came in and I asked to be moved and it was clear as the evening wore on we could have been moved. Made worse by a large party making lots of noise between us and the band. Food was very expensive and the pasta was mediocre. Almost nonexistent wine list. This place needs to make up its mind what it wants to be. If I go back I'll sit at the bar.
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  • Not impressed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    There were six of us out to dinner for a special occasion. Very disappointed in the meal. Food quality was just not there. We will remember this place but not for the right reasons unfortunately.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Refused Open Table Dining Cheque
    VancouverDiner
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had excellent service and an enjoyable meal. The music was entertaining, but too loud to hold a conversation. I was surprised and disappointed that the restaurant refused to accept an Open Table Dining Cheque.
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  • Elegant supper club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    A welcome addition to the Vancouver dining scene, especially when there's live music. The Maria Ho Quartet enhanced our experience of an enjoyable night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music and Great Food
    livemusiclover
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My experience at Seventeen89 was very enjoyable. The environment is beautiful, the food is not only very tasty but presentation is excellent. I appreciate the wonderful tastes with the large portions. Just the right amount. The added wonderful benefit of dinning at this restaurant is the LIVE JAZZ/BLUES!!! Wonderful find in the West End!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great blues band
    Keray
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There was a three man Blues band that was quite good. Made the evening enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    the food was okay overall. salad and crab cakes were good, lasagne terrible, lamb okay. the noise was awful. blues band was terrible. was too noisy for a dinner crowd - we had to yell over the din. for late night drinks might have been okay, but not the best type of music for dinner - early in the evening. may try when there is jazz there instead.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I took friends from out of town to 1789 on the weekend, particularly for the jazz. There are so few venues in town now that it was great to find one, and on Sunday. Good for Cory Weeds! I also noticed a couple of lone women at the bar who had come for the jazz too, and I contemplated: would an 'older' woman dare drop in for a drink and some music? It's not done in our town but it might be possible at 1789. My friends thought the food was good, carefully served, and they loved the pianist and the bassist.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plush jazz and blues spot.
    jasharris
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always a pleasure to eat and listen to great jazz or blues at Seventeen89. We have enjoyed sharing the starters and tapas menu; seared albacore tune, mushroom strudel, pan fried oysters, the lamb. Chef Daryle Nagata is a most personable, music loving host and the staff is experienced and friendly. Expect elevated noise levels during performances when conversation can be strained. But this elegant, plush room is a romantic hideaway between sets and on nights when there are no musicians. Parking is easy in the large Coast Plaza Hotel lot and if raining it's only a few meters from the lobby to the door of the restaurant. There is some sidewalk patio seating in good weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and romantic setting
    Chewonthis
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was a cozy, romantic setting with delicious food and great service. The drink list was extensive and quite interesting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work...
    Nightgardener
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came in on a Friday night to a room that was about 1/3 full. We were seated near the band, which was playing good music really well, but at WAY too loud a volume. The waitress had to yell at us to tell us the specials. On a list of 5 different white wines by the glass, the bar was out of the first 2. I ordered a cocktail instead, which was supposed to be served chilled. Instead, it arrived with a side pot of hot tea. When I said I was hoping for a chilled cocktail, the waitress took my glass and the teapot, said the bartender was new, and took it away to chill it. There was no offer of another drink in the meantime, and my drink, now correctly made, showed up again 10 minutes later. The food was good, and the sablefish exceptional.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great jazz, warm service, cozy room
    NYvisitorVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    If you like jazz, this venue is now home to live music several times per week. The musicians this past Tuesday were excellent. This is a place to listen, so conversation during the playing is challenging. However, between sets, there is minimal background noise, so conversation is easy. The service was friendly and unpretentious. The room has a warm club-like atomosphere. The food was good and not overpriced. Will definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jazz Hot Spot
    70yroldjazzlover
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We booked a reservation at Restaurant 1789 specifically to come and listen to Cory Weeds and his jazz band. Having never been there before we didn't know what to expect. However, we were a little surprised to find an absolutely first class dining establishment. The server was exceptional - she took time to answer our questions, never rushing us and always being discreet. She was friendly and helpful at all times - really impressive. The food was equally first rate. My main course - the Honey garlic prawns and scallops were delicious and beautifully presented. This as well as some fabulous jazz - all making a fantastic evening. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighbourhood gem
    Gringo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I found the menu to have a good assortment of appetizers with a decent wine list. The restaurant ambience was lovely. I spent an enjoyable dinner with a friend listening to some great live jazz. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a dinner jazz club.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Baaaaaaaad
    susan13kim
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Lamb kabob appetizer not great - very gristly bouillabaisse lacking spice/flavour and scallop and prawn dish had nice big pieces but flavor not great. Lamb dinner was very good. Mostly not impressed with $10 per head charge for the band - nothing was said about it - had been told about it by someone else that had been there who was also not happy and won't go back because of it - have never encountered that anywhere else in my life - not really cool. Not an inexpensive restaurant so to have $20 added on after spending what we did on food and drink :0(
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A bit disappointing.
    DewFull
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were expecting better. The food was presented well but lacked in flavor, especially for the price. Shellfish did not taste fresh. We were also surprised to find the $10 per person cover charge on top of the dinner price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent all around.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food, excellent music, good service. The only thing to note is the live music is loud, so it's not ideal for a "talking" date if that's what you're looking for - only positives for me to say from my experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner with live music
    Kitty
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fantasctic atmosphere and food. Oysters and surf&turf are definitely recommended. Unforgetable evening with live music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and jazz!
    quietimlistening
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great chef with a devotion to building relationships with customers. Decision to have live music a really good one. Terrific partenrship with Cory Weeds for Tuesday nights and weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misleading and outdated
    Evolved
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is listed as vegan friendly...NOT even close! We were a group of five and were looking specifically for a restaurant that would accommodate all tastes. The only vegan options available were 1/2 loaf of bread and a salad. We were very disappointed. We sat for a good twenty minutes before anyone came to our table and then only after my husband got up and poured water in our glasses himself. When the food was finally brought out from the kitchen two of the three hot plates came first and then the two salads, one large, one small (only difference was the extra two lettuce leaves) and finally five minutes later the other hot dish and the bread. The decor is dated and drab. Don't waste your time!
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  • SaltAndPepperCrabBoy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We specifically went to hear the Tuesday night Jazz. The food was good and the jazz was excellent. The only sour note (pun not intended) was even after spending over $120 on food and beverages for 2 persons, they still charged us the $10/person cover charge. Made the night too expensive to repeat anytime soon. If we go back, it will just be for the jazz and a drink or two.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great even without live music.
    jasharris
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of the new venues for Cory Weed's jazz stellars. Superb tapas menu enables sharing at a reasonable city price. Entreés at downtown prices; all beautifully presented. Thoughtful wine list; experienced and helpful servers. Lovely room located just outside the entrance to The Coast Plaza Hotel; evening flat rate parking $10. A mix of tables and comfortable plush booths. Chef Daryle Nagata is a charming guy who sometimes serves your plate and enjoys talking with his customers. We, three, had a great evening out especially on a night with live music and then there is the nearby promenade to enjoy at English Bay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • live jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Came for the Maria Ho quartet and was not disappointed. Food and service was great. Not the best old fashioned I've ever had so switched to scotch. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A treat!
    CrispyCryttr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner here was the perfect way to end our night after Bard on the Beach. The food was perfectly cooked, crab cakes and sablefish were delicious! Claudia was a lovely waitress and dealt with all our allergy issues pleasantly and with a smile. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and intend on going back for an evening of live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    bobby13
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Just arrived at home after a roundtrip trough BC and Banff National Park, So..my contribution is a bit late. On the 15th of august we visited the Seventeen89 restaurant and the entire positive input what I have been ridden about Seventeen89 is true. Their friendship and service is great...the food was excellent...also; there advice about the food was top! Performance of Les-is-more(Leslie Harris and Band) was Outstanding.!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sealegsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Superb food; well presented. Owner-chef made the rounds. prices reasonnable
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • soso
    finediner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Mediocre food, good music, but sound too high. Best for 20 somethings.
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  • Awesome food and service
    Aviddiner2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Awesome seafood and the service was impeccable. However, it was a very warm night and the a/c was not working. The jazz band was marginal at best. Need to see a wider choice/price point in the wine-but the cocktail selection is great. Private Chef owned restaurants are a difficult business to run- so I appreciate the peraonalized attention. Locals have to step up and support this place of we want a cool restaurant with great food in the area. LGBT presence was conspicuous by its absence. What a shame.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Haroldski8797
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Really enjoyed ourselves, two large groups two nights in a row. 2nd night the bread was not in the small loaf form and was slightly different, not better. and the bouillabaisse should have had different bread as it overpowered the broth which was spectacular. Desserts were inconsistent between nights as well. I would happily eat there again having said that
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not quite what it could be
    eveningclouds
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A nice place in a nice location. Mediocre beer list with a server who knew very little about what was on it. Overpriced. Not a very appealing selection or a great variety, considering the reputation for seafood the place has. Food was in my case lukewarm. Scallops were really fresh and delicious, if only there were more of them! Shrimp on the same plate were a bit overdone and nothing special. Served on a 'bed' of noodles that was actually just a couple strands. Table mate who had the crab and fish filo wrap found mostly fish and hardly any crab. For what we paid I'd have to say we were greatly disappointed, maybe would not have been had the prices been more reasonable for what we got. So overall, nice try but meh.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Seventeen89 reviews archive.
  • NZFoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Tuesday night jazz is fabulous. Great music, great food, service and atmosphere. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evenings....
    Bernard
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant offering jazz music....I found a gem! Great food, fantastic service, warm ambiance and fun jazz! Had to go back and my second visit was as good as the first one.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing birthday dinner
    Birthday2night
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was a great place to have dinner and listen to blues. Darrell was a great host Adrean was sweet and awesome. They all made us feel very special. It was my husband birthday and Adrean brought a plate that had fantastic little desserts and even wrote out happy birthday in chocolate and raspberry. Wonderful time. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    livemusicdininglover
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very good menu and really excellent service. Everything we ordered was yummy. The band led by P J Perry played two wonderful acoustic sets of stellar bebop jazz. We enjoyed our evening immensely and will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and Good Jazz
    ShortyVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The Seventeen89 has opened with a twist, live music! You can enjoy your dinner, great seafood, and listen to Jazz on Tuesday and Blues on Fridays. A nice addition to the local music scene. The menu is wonderful for seafood lovers. Try the Fanny Bay oysters, you won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Jazz
    Will
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My wife and I visited 1789 for the fourth time in late June during the Jazz Festival. In addition to great music (Two Much Guitars), the food was outstanding. Owner Paul is a former fisherman and his chef does seafood beautifully. Our favourite is the crab-halibut puff pastry (easily split-able plus a salad or appy). Room is very comfortable (former Delilah's) and the staff are appropriately attentive. Jazz or blues most Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights when the focus is on the music and food, and less on conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • A great find for Jazz lovers
    shomac
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I went to Seventeen89 because there was a jazzfest show happening and to celebrate my brother's birthday. It was fantastic! The food was delicious and the sound level was perfect. I will definitely be coming back for some of their other shows and to enjoy a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food; good jazz
    paddywaddy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The menu looks great as does the wine list. Lots of wines by the glass. We simply shared appies which were fabulous as was the list of of $3 "appy" desserts. Lots of chices and lots of great flavours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.