Signatures Restaurant
Signatures Restaurant

Signatures Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.toronto.intercontinental.com/yorkville-toronto-restaurants.aspx#toronto-ontario-hotel-signatures
  • Phone: 4163245885
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast:
    Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 11:30 am;
    Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 am - 10:30 pm;
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;
    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Joe Rabba
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bloor & Avenue
  • Public Transit: Subway: St. George Subway or Museum Subway stops
    Distance 0.1 KM / 0.06 miles southeast to our downtown Toronto Hotel
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: City of Toronto Parking / Parking Authority
    Monday to Saturday
    $ 1.50 per half hour
    $18.00 maximum 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    $8.00 maximum 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

    Sunday & Holidays
    $8.00 maximum 7:00 a. m. to 6:00 p.m.
    $8.00 maximum 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

    Guests can pay with cash, and credit card at Parking Authority booth.

    Hotel Valet Parking 7 days a week
    In-house guests $35.00
    Overnight $35.00
A word from Signatures Restaurant
Toronto's own multicultural neighbourhoods inspire the ever-changing menu in our award-winning Signatures Restaurant. Chef Joe Rabba's culinary artistry can be sampled in the main dining room or the bistro-style lower level. To complement the cultural influence in our cuisine, unique photographs of Toronto's landmark neighbourhoods decorate the walls of our restaurant.
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Signatures Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)good for groups (6)romantic (6)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our party of three enjoyed the service and food though one member of the party did not realize that he had chosen a pasta dish. This was a mistake on his part. perhaps other diners might not recognize the types of pasta and should ask about the dish they are ordering. The rack of lamb was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Gem!
    Myra9
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Signatures restaurant in the Intercontinental hotel is a wonderful spot, serving high quality, exceptional food. When we were there it wasn't busy at all. I'm wondering if it's because it's inside the hotel, and therefore not very visible from Bloor Street. The server was extremely accommodating in catering to a food allergy. The presentation of the food was lovely, and the ambience of the restaurant very inviting. We will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Signatures
    parentalunit24
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Only regret - we forgot to get the recipe for their lobster bisque.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, great service!
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I went with my parents and it was a perfect choice. Thomas was very attentive and service focused. The food was wonderful, we all loved our meals and they were very open to accommodating gluten free. The Tomato and Watermelon salad was amazing! I will go back next time I am in Toronto! Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining and Service
    Roland
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had an early dinner before catching a recital at Koerner Hall across the street on July 31/14. We started at the Proof Bar for drinks as Signatures was not yet open for dinner before 5:30PM. Service by our bar waitress was amazing and poured a really generous drink. A great start! Dinner was spectacular, tasty and very well presented. The Summer Salad was to die for. I had the Seared Scallops with rapini and my friend had the Atlantic salmon which he said was also very good and a lot to eat. Atmosphere was great - quite crowded at time we dined and not noisy. Service is prompt and attentive, but not obtrusive. Great for couples too as the seating on one side of the table is like a love seat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Location, Excellent Food!
    Myra9
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This time I visited Signatures for lunch, although I have had dinner there in the past. As always, the food was outstanding, and the prices quite competitive. The servers are very accommodating, and the service well-timed and friendly. There was a wide range of choices on the lunch menu. Their coffee is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and quiet lunch
    loveOB
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    A fine, quite place, waiters very courteous, soft spoken. Table looking out the patio, romantic, bright & elegant. Food was just right. Coffee was surprisingly good! hot & plentiful. I had been to this restaurant before and returned today regardless it did not participate in summerlicious as prev years but that was hardly a problem. Since it was quiet, we could stay a bit longer with no guilt that other patrons were waiting for the table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant Fine Food
    CitylightsVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Really enjoyed the tranquility and elegance of this hide away only steps from the hustle and bustle. The menu was excellent and prices were competitive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Signatures Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We've been going for years and have found it to be first-rate every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parents 50th Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great service and fantastic food. Chef was accommodating in making any changes for guests with special requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Astonishingly disappointing
    Svetachan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We could not really believe the poor quality of the Friday night dinner we were served at Signatures at the Toronto Intercontinental Hotel. I ordered steak-frites, rare, supposedly coming with a jus sauce and fresh seasonal vegetables. What arrived on the table was overcooked to beyond medium and grey-colored; the frites were desiccated and dry, as if they had been sitting under hot serving lights for hours, beside a lumped down clump of limp broccoli; and the jus in a jug could be turned upside down without spilling, so tepid and congealed were its contents! My partner's chicken was dry and smothered in an odd carroty puree, extremely poorly designed and presented. The waiter was incredibly kind and clearly embarrassed.
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  • Excellent service. Excellent food
    Happy
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was our second time dining at this restaurant. The service and the food were excellent. The room is spacious. one does not hear other diners' conversations. Very comfortable setting. All around great. Great food & service in a refined ambience. BTW, the online reservation worked beautifully. Received a confirmation immediately. If you drive, you can park under the hotel & ride elevator or walk up to lobby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Signatures - St. Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    An all-round great evening. Superb service, each of the six courses were delicious, epecially the sea bass appetizer and the rack of lamb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed the place for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed the place for a Valentines dinner and the staff were very pleasant and attentive. The dinner offer was somewhat limited to a fixed menu for that evening with little option other than lobster or lamb for the main course. The 'crispy' sea bass was any thing but crispy but tasted fine and the asparagus with it was fresh and cooked well. The salad was excellent. The lobster main course was poor from our view. One claw and half a tail each with a couple carrots and leeks ( I think). The main issue with this was the sauce which was mostly a weak broth that we had to shake off the vegetables in order to eat them and this course was exceptionally bland. Dessert was a shared plate of small tastings served in a very unappealing manner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Valentine's Day place,
    MIKEY
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great Valentine's Day place, especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Day
    louise
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were at signatures for Valentine Day dinner and the 5 course Valentine menu was absolutely wonderful. In addition to the great food our waiter was great - very pleasant and attentive. Would highly recommend Signatures and we will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant central location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We went during winterlicious so they didn't have the full menu available. We had the duck and the steak and both were very flavourful. Service was decent nothing out of the ordinary. I'm not sure about the regular prices either so I can't comment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toronto Standards
    TOdineSnob
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The dinning experienece was not up to Toronto standards. When you consider the location we would expect the food to be of better quality. Wow what a missed opportunity...Accross from the ROM, Accross from the Royal Conservatory...Food was not refined, don't over complicate a dish by giving it a twist and throwing in wine and bacon. Duck, wine, bacon and pasta may not be the best combination...most dishes fell short of my expectations for "The Intercontinental Hotel". Management and Kitchen management needs to really focus on the market they are survicing or else they will be known for "Missed Opportunity".
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrible service and a pretty medio
    Meon
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    it's pretty uncommon to waste 2.5 hours for a dinner in Toronto. especially during Winterlicious or Summerlicious, when menu is shortlisted. and it wasn't just our lack of luck, two more couples which arrived at the same time got the same poor service with about the same level of impatience. it's unacceptable to wait 10 minutes at the entrance to be seated: it wasn't long line of waiting people, it was simple absence of maître d'hôtel. most of the time none of waiters/waitresses was seen. the steak was OK, but arctic char was over-grilled, deserts were fair. it was the worst restaurant experience during last year (out of about 40).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre food, Slow Service
    aristotle
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Our three course winterlicious dinner took more than 3 hours, with each course coming out on average one per hour. The appetizer was simple and tasty, but extremely small (one piece of scallop) and one tiny piece of mini-potato. The main course was even worse. While the portions were quite bigger, the food was cold by the time it came to us. The duck was dry and smelled like a weird Chinese fusion (which it's not supposed to be since it's "au vin".) The steak was just plain and unimpressive. Finally, the dessert was a mix bag as well. The almond ice cream was good but it was barely half a scoop, and the chocolate bread pudding was just odd. I would have been happier with a larger scoop of ice cream and to skip the bread pudding.
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  • Good
    Monn
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I enjoyed this restaurant, the service was a tad slow however that did not bother me. I would go back for a second time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food a little dull
    knowwhatilike
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Winterlicious on a slushy Saturday evening - very convenient to the subway on a night when we didn't want to drive. The door guy started to usher us in when we arrived although we had dripping wet coats and there was a rack right at the door. The restaurant is very nicely appointed with a lovely view of the garden in the snow. Service was polite and not intrusive. They gave us some time with our wine and didn't rush the meal even though the prix fixe choice was simple and no other menu offered. The parsnip soup was fine, but bland. The duck was overdone, and nothing special in the taste department. Orange brulee was good but not out of this world. My companion had the fish and reported it was okay but a little bland.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    ChewbaccasGhost
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. The tables were not set too close together (I personally don't like it when the tables in a restaurant are too crowded). The restaurant was busy, but not loud the way some restaurants can be when they're busy. The food itself was very well prepared and easily worth the money. All in all, an excellent Winterlicious value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xmas
    BestView
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Very pleasant atmosphere. Excellent service. Totally accessible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Christmas
    explores
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We were fortunate to have booked this restaurant for our Christmas Dinner - especially given the power problems the ice storm caused for the holidays. Food was excellent as was the service. We also liked the comfortable seating and the ability to park underneath at the Green P parking garage and take the elevator right into the hotel lobby. It was wonderful to get a meal served hot, cooked to perfection, and as requested. I'd not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone. Many thanks to all the staff there that worked the Christmas shift and made it such a great experience for us all. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back. :)
    Terminators
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We love this restaurant for a number of reasons - high end environment and cuisine, available 'Green P' parking and proximity to our favourite music venue in Toronto - Koerner Hall. It's also great for museum visits, Varsity Stadium, walks around the U. of T. campus (Philosopher's Walk), Yorkville, Bloor Steet shopping, etc. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fine, but service wasn't
    traveldining
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The prices are very high, which was expected, as it is in a high-end hotel. Our server did not serve all that was listed for our breakfast (we chose the "Healthy Breakfast" which was supposed to include multiple items) and because he rarely came back to the table or the vicinity of our table, by the time we could request items it was too late to eat them, as we had to move on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I and my guests had particular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    I and my guests had particular food requirements which must have been very tiresome for the chef. However, everything was done beautifully and without fuss or complaints. An excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • holiday time in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    For Valentine's Day, my husband and I booked dinner and a room at the Hotel Intercontinental on Bloor St. First off, the meal was spectacular and the room, with the King size bed was divine. A mini-holiday right here in Toronto, and of course the shopping on Bloor, why go to New York, when everything is right here. The chef went above and beyond a romantic meal...very thoughtful and beautifully presented, in one of the cozy booths that are there. The meal was reasonably priced, as one of my son's says: a bargain at twice the price.We plan on repeating this adventure in the near future...kudos to the restaurant and hotel staff for such an enjoyable weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food, ambiance and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    The food, ambiance and service were great. My only suggestion would be to augment the entree of Artic Char with a bit of rice or 2 strips of beans / asparagus etc. It was just the fish with 3 small cooked cherry tomatoes. More embellishment was needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a nice quiet restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    This is a nice quiet restaurant that doesn't seem overly busy. I would say that it is the type of place that you can have a nice conversation with great friends, be comfortable and not rushed. However, I still feel that our wait time at the restaurant was overly long. From sit down to first drink order it was over 20 minutes. Especially with a 1 yr old, that's not acceptable for me. But overall, food was good and service got a little better by the end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Signature Restuarant was my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Signature Restuarant was my first Winterlicious restuarant of this year. I went there with expections but I was quite dissapointed when I'm done. When we arrived the restuarant, the whole restuarant was almost empty. The server said we could sit whichever table is empty. So we picked a table by the window where is quiet for conversation. Then we've been waiting for 20 minutes for the server came to ask for the order. We were absolutley not happy for such a long waiting time and same thing happened to the table next to us. They complained they've been waiting to be served for too long and their kids were too hungry.The food quality was at average. There was nothing too special or make us really impressive but the service was, in a bad way.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect
    JanMac
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Aside from not having my pre-ordered (confirmed by phone) sparkling wine ready, everything was perfect. The waiter gave us exactly the right amount of attention and was very helpful. The food is beautifully presented, slightly unusual and delicious. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Why were there no points with
    BudK
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Why were there no points with Open Table for this restaurant
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only one server for the restaurant
    RicknJan
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Only one server for the restaurant that evening. Manager waited on us but obviously was hoping to not be a waiter for the evening. He handed us off later to a bar server who was busy working the bar and therefore inattentive to us. My lamb chops were very good but I ordered medium and it came obviously rare. Still very flavorful but I prefer medium done. Restaurant was dead that evening so therefore surprised that we, being one couple of 5 in the restaurant couldn't get what we ordered and timely. I don't recommend based on the number of restaurants in Toronto.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    Excellent Chef! All party members commented on how delicious their food was. Before Concert at Koerner Hall Dinning perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was very quiet for a Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Was very quiet for a Saturday night but was able to get an alcove table for 6 that suited myself and my three guests (one from Denver, CO; one from London, UK.). The waitress was extremely attentive, but not overdone, and both the appetizers and the mains were well presented and good tasting. My guests had strip loin but my choice of ribs was not a good one (two small pieces of meat over a plop of mashed potatoes and gravy).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service. Attentive but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Good service. Attentive but not obtrusive. Food was very good and well presented. Not enough tables for four that afford privacy. Important for people there on business. As well, had a family seated next to us after we arrived which could have been a detriment to the business that was being conducted at our table. Wasn't an issue but might have been.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, civilized with excellent
    cabguy
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    Quiet, civilized with excellent service and a fabulous coconut lemongrass soup
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went for Mother's Day Brunch
    missemstt
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I went for Mother's Day Brunch and my experience was pleasant but not outstanding. For the price, location and so forth I should have come away with a more memorable experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet