Shandon Court
Shandon Court

Shandon Court

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shandoncourt.com/
  • Phone: 6315815678x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Lunch: Daily: 11:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Piers Stringer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Three catering rooms are designed to create the perfect setting for any special event or business function. For parties of 35-100 the Jury Room features stately woodwork, a mahogany bar and generous space for your guests enjoy themselves. For larger parties, Shandon Court presents the Court Room. This spatial room boasts ivory columns adorned with Waterford chandeliers and cherry dance floor. Their experienced staff is happy to answer all questions and advise you on every detail of your gathering. They pride themselves in ensuring that your affair is as memorable as it is flawless!
  • Private Party Contact: Donna Butler 6315815678x
  • Entertainment: At Shandon Court, you will find an authentic taste of Ireland. Customers have been quoted saying such things as: "You feel like your in your best friends living room" or "It's the only place on Long Island where the entire restaurant is singing along with the band!"
    If you are looking for an entertaining evening with superb food and live entertainment every evening, it can be found at Shandon Court. The Owner, Gerry Finlay can be found singing an Irish Ballad too! Sunday Traditional Irish Seissuns- bring your instruments and join the band, or sit back and enjoy a taste of Ireland!
  • Special Events: Long Island Restaurant News Readers voted Shandon Court Long Island's Best Restaurant for a Holiday in 2011!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwood Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Shandon Court
Voted Long Island Best American/Continental Restaurant for both 2011 & 2012! Shandon Court is a family owned and operated Restaurant & Catering facility located in the heart of East Islip. Since our family opened the restaurant’s doors in 2002, we have worked to maintain a well rounded menu with superior ingredients paired with impeccable service. Yet, we strive for a quaint friendly neighborhood attitude & true Irish hospitality at its finest!

Shandon Court’s international chef, Piers Stringer, has learned alongside some of the world’s elite chefs. Chef Stringer has gained a reputation as an award winning, innovative chef with an exceptional record of service and experience at noted Micheline assessed and Rosette awarded restaurants

Open 7 days as week for lunch and dinner Shandon Court also boasts an eclectic bar menu and delightful sit down Sunday Brunch. Stop in for a night of dinner and dancing in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with relaxed elegance.
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Shandon Court reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)great for outdoor dining (8)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (6)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food, but loud music
    Jorge
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I dined here for the first time Sunday night at 6:30 pm. We had reservations and were seated in a lovely room on the other side of the bar room. The food and the service were excellent. However the band in the bar room was so loud that we were unable to have a conversation. It was nice to see and hear people enjoying dancing to the "Oldies but Goodies" that were being played and sung, but we were looking for a more quiet venue.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise Old World Charm
    corlando
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I took my wife here to listen to a band I like. It was our first time at this venue, and we were both very pleased with Shandon Court. It is romantic with old world charm. Stained glass everywhere, with candles for atmosphere. The dining area is separated from the bar area with large wooden doors with large windows. These doors can be opened if necessary. The dining room is lit enough to comfortably read the menu, but at the same time dim enough to be romantic. There is also outdoor tables with umbrellas, a large ballroom in the back, and an upstairs room for parties and special events. The food was good, although we only had appetizers. But we will be back with friends for dinner! I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Find
    Diner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have been here several times. It has become our favorite place for dinner or even just to get out for some nice music, the bar is just as welcoming and has a lovely following. I decided to leave a review to express my gratitude for such a great night out! Dinner as always was delicious and the live music just topped our night off! Eamon was our waiter this time, very pleasant and put up graciously with my picky on the side ordering lol. I have even gone on lunch break with the girls on the patio by the waterfall, they really make it gorgeous with all the tropical looking flowers. I must try brunch as the menu looked inviting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside Dining was gorgeous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our food was fabulous and the atmosphere of their patio feels like vacation. Compliments to the chef and especially the gardener!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, 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.
  • good food -fun place
    markwat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place has an authentic Irish feel, and what looks like a fun bar scene with live music. While not "fine dining," the food was still very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    cidriveuVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the manager Debbie must of asked 5 times in our dinner was everything ok! then a customer complained that he could see the menu. So for about 5 minutes we went from bright to dark. The food wasn't good. Potato soup was watery.. Scallops were cooked with no taste . Signature steak was a big piece of meat not enjoyable. Dessert was good if you just want to go for that the apple fritters great! Sorry
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food Good time.
    nettie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went for lunch on a Saturday and pretty much had the place to ourselves - 6 people. The food was very good. The waitress was excellent. Not great if you want a quick lunch as we spent 2 1/2 hours dining. This happened to work for us as there was plenty of catching up and conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs Up!
    DeeBo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuesignsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was very bland. The service very slow to come to our table and I ordered Processco and was told they didn't have it chilled.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shandon Court Victory
    CyberBMcD
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My wife and I ate here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was perfect from start to finish. Freshest clams on the half shell I've had in some time. Their Baked Seafood appetizer was exquisite. The Filet was one of the best I've had in some time as well, I could have eaten it with only a fork. The chef at this restaurant takes pride in his fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 182 reviews are from the Shandon Court reviews archive.
  • Love Shandon Court!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Beautiful presentation of delicious items on menu. Ask for Sean to be your waiter, he is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow
    Dominick
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    What a great experience . The food was right on and service wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Fun
    Dineoutlover
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We always enjoy Shandon Court. Consistently good food in a comfortable environment that has good service too. On this latest visit we were treated to a Blue Grass Band who play the last Sunday of each month. Great music, people danced...lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience at Shandon
    GeeGeeVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Nice menu. Tasty food. Very nice. Experience. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Etkf
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    It was a slow night when we went to eat and the service was great as well as the food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special in every way!
    Familymatters
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great Staff, amazing food and fun ambience. Our go to restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SateMe
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Dine here at least once a month. This is now the second time that the service was horribly slow! Unfortunately, it affected the food as well. My husband's appetizer never arrived, I had to reask the server for a side that I had requested, and nothing on my dish was cooked as well as it usually is. No apologies for the long wait for our food. At least last time we experienced service like this, we were compensated for it. This time we left disappointed!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Running Late
    Oltari
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had made a reservation for 5:45 but got stuck in a great deal of traffic. They were very responsive and helpful when we called them. They changed the reservation to another time, based on our location when I called. When we got there, we were in a huge hurry because we had tickets for a show nearby. They understood our predicament, made recommendations for food that could come quickly, and responded hastily. We were disappointed that we were in such a hurry. The food we had was delicious, and the wine they recommended was quite good. Overall, we were impressed with quality of food and responsiveness of staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it!
    Diner
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Although this was my first visit we will make it a favorite. Our waiter Ward was polite and good sense of humor. The atmosphere is lovely. We sat by the fireplace which made our anniversary dinner that much more special. There was a family with three children but we didn't feel it made a difference since they did give them coloring books. We had an unexpected pleasure of live music and really enjoyed it. I saw they had a lovely patio that I asked about and you can eat outside come warm weather as they decorate it with lavish tropical flowers. We intend on checking that out as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day disappointment
    Lynne
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Hostess was not accommodating when we asked for a different seat (at a time the restaurant was empty). Apparently we were the only guests who didn't pick a specific table when we reserved a time. The Valentines day special menu was pricey for the converted pub type atmosphere and the food wasn't great (Waldorf Salad $18 tasted like straight mayonnaise dressing...short ribs $26 were dry and stringy)... Felt like we we being nickeled and dimed when asked if we wanted to pay a little more to have bottled water instead of tap water in our drinking glasses. ....Not planning a return trip.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hoped it would have been better
    paulnars
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Overall the food was good, Service was a bit on the slower side, Maybe good for some people. Had to wait for our table , Earlier party in the dining room was late to leave . Bartender was a bit on the lazy side. Don't think Ill go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lovely time we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    What a lovely time we had that night. Walking into this beautiful restaurant relaxed us right away with all the candles and smiling, friendly faces. Sitting down in the dining room we were greeted by our server Sean who we found very knowledgeable and helpful. As we spoke over drinks we were also listening to a great solo artist playing guitar. That added a lot as well as we love live music. And at just the right sound level as well. Appetizers and, later, entrees came out that were gorgeous - and tasted even better. Generous portion sizes as well. Once finished with the repast we decided to sit a spell and take in the ambiance. This turned out to be a home-run for a first date. Thank you to Sean and to Shandon Court!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doggone great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Our groupof 9 people with five future guide dogs were treated like royalty. Great Service, they did everything to accomodate our groups special needs. Thanks to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner with friends
    Janell
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had another enjoyable evening here with friends. The food was very good and there was even entertainment. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where everybody knows your name
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    It's "Cheers " Long Island style. Great warm friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice Thanksgiving dinner!
    MarkCisVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Shandon Court never disappoints! The Thanksgiving menu was perfect. It was a full dining room (plus the buffet upstairs) so service was a little strained at times...not bad though. Always nice hearing Gerry play & sing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderdul, heartwarming experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    My husband and I went to Shandon Court last week and it was fabulous! There was a large table having a party. The owner came in with his guitar and sang her a beautiful song. It made me cry. No matter where I go there never be a more personal heartfelt experience like that. Shandon Court has a great personal touch, it takes you right back home."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative offerings. Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Creative offerings. Delicious and well presented courses. Excellent service. Pleasant and relaxing ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    We visited for Fall Restaurant Week. Everything was really really nice and they didn't skimp on the portions or the quality for the $27.95 3 course menu. Would gladly revisit and look forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Good
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    All four of uswere vere dissapointed. Rubbery fish and steaks that were not properly cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You could do worse
    Luci
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Shandon Court is your standard pub-like restaurant. The food is OK. I'd recommend the Shepards Pie. I'd skip the Filet Mignon or Short Rib Ravioli. For a relatively small place, the waiter seemed to disappear for long stretches, though our bus person was friendly, helpful and super nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood gem
    John
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I dine at Shandon Court often. Sean does a great job as a member of the wait staff. I had the scallops over spinach appetizer. They were sweet and nutty with great flavor. The marinated skirt steak was OUTSTANDING. It was cooked to perfection - medium rare, and there was plenty of it. While I drink single malts (Macallan), their selection of Irish whiskies and beers is excellent. It's a great place to dine or relax at the bar. Dining al fresco is also available. A real gem.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for WADE JAMM
    MonicaK763
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Sean waited on us. He was terrific. The wine, food and music was great. We sat outside after dinner to listen to WADE JAMM. Mother Nature cooperated with the weather. It was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SHANDON ROCKS
    Franzfever
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    I STARTED COMING TO SHANDON FOR THE LIVE BANDS LIKE THE ROCKINGHAMS & SALTHILL AND OTHERS. BUT I FOUND THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL I HAD HAD MANY ENTREES , FROM THEIR BURGERS AND FISH & CHIPS TO THE STEAKS & SALMON. I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPOINTED.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrating Fabulous & 50!
    LEE13
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Our dinners were outstanding as always. The lobster mac n cheese and the scallop entrée we had was so delicious, can't wait to return to for more! Friendly service and our host & waiter, Sean, was very accommodating and gracious. Singing Irish songs with Gerry Findlay on a Thursday night was even more fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, 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.
  • Shandon Court is a local family
    JMont1
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Shandon Court is a local family owned restaurant - Geryy Finlay has sung the opening to NYC's St Pat's day parade more times than anyone I recall. Gerry or other terrific entertainers are there nightly - wonderful music. Staff are very attentive and professional and allow customers to dine in an un-hurried manner. True concern for your enjoyment is quite apparent and appreciated. Since there is also a catering hall in the back it can sometimes be a little slow to get your meal. But if the music is playing that is all to the good. East Islip is lucky to have such a nice and enjoyable real IRISH restaurant. Thanks Gerry and family
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, fun, fun
    kbocklVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Fine food, fabulous service. One of my all time favorites. Be sure to find out in advance, however, if the band is going to be loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shandon Court is one of my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Shandon Court is one of my husband's favorite restaurants. Although it was Father's Day we were greeted and seated immediately. The food was served at a good pace and tasted very good. Service was prompt and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a good meal at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was excellent.
    PothedinerVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Food and service was excellent. Had the corn beef and cabbage. Very tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    My girlfriends and I just had a great lunch at your restaurant. Elyse was delightful and please give our compliments to your gardener, beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet