Silo .5% Wine Bar
Silo .5% Wine Bar

Silo .5% Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.silo.5winebar.com/
  • Phone: 4434384044x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Open Mondays 5:00on - 10:00pm beginning 2/18
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Klein
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fort Avenue or Beason Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Silo .5% Wine Bar
Silo.5% is the new wine bar for the oenophiles of Baltimore and is the second location of the .5% brand which began in 2009 in Hampden with 13.5% Wine Bar. We have designed a modern cozy lounge that complements our 30 plus wines by the glass, 200-bottle wall of wine, seasonal cocktails and craft beers. Savor our locally sourced cuisine of small plates, gourmet pizzas, and seasonal entrees; while enjoying the panoramic harbor vista from our main floor, mezzanine or bluestone patio.
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Silo .5% Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (8)fit for foodies (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (4)special occasion (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • One of my favorite places
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went here to celebrate my two year anniversary with my gf. I have always loved the laid back yet chic vibe. The layout is beautiful and you can dine outside if you wish. The staff is always amazing and the food/drinks speak for themselves!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden but fantastic
    YourFirstTaryn
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Silo.5% is a great place to sit back and relax while enjoying a vast selection of wines and some tasty food that is great for sharing. Our waitress was extremely friendly, funny and accommodating considering we came in late night to eat a full dinner. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wine, service, ambiance
    Foodie21230
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Silo.5 was the total package for us, when we needed a last-minute reservation for a party of six, when out-of-town guests arrived without much notice. They were very accommodating. Our server was very knowledgable of the menu options and wine pairings. He recommended the perfect wine to accompany the beef tenderloin, which was exquisite. Surprisingly the jerk chicken entree looked like the star of the show. Yes, I know...chicken! The cheese selection was out of this world, and the bread pudding for dessert (with homemade ice cream) is a must. The dining room, inside and the seating on the outdoor seating on the veranda, offer a beautiful and romantic ambiance. All in all, they got EVERYTHING right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We have eaten here several times and the food offerings are always interesting and well prepared. This visit we started with a huge bowl of delicious pretzel bites. Followed by Greek terrific lemon soup for me and salad for my wife. Finishing with catfish sandwich and lobster macncheese. In retrospect, we ordered too much food since all of the portions were so large. Everything was great and service was prompt and polite.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All-in-all a good place to eat
    FranVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Love the room on the ground floor of Silo Point, an industrial structure incorporated into a modern retail/residential building. The service was spot-on and the food tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Silo .5% Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Hidden away in Silo point, great neighborhood restaurant. Friendly staff, server, and bartender. Amazing selection. We could have split a bunch of starters and been very happy. Loved the pretzel bites with dip.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Have been here a few times for happy hour, this time tried the full menu and was very disappointed with the food. Trying too hard to be different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience as always
    Chewbacca
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This was my fourth time at Silo.5% Wine bar. This time was just as great as the other three times. The food is always outstanding, thedrinks are always great and the service is wonderful. I would recommend this place to all of my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go for the food or service
    DAJS
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Our server came to our table once I the three hors we were seated to take our initial drink orders and never returned. We kept having to chase her down even though she was happy to stop at the other tables and take orders. The food is really poor. We ordered crab stuffed mushrooms and it was literally three teeny tiny bland mushrooms (unseasoned) on a plate with one spinach leaf. Way too pretentious for my tastes. We also ordered this brussel sprout dish and the chef forgot to put half if the described ingredients on the dish like cheese and bacon. So it was just brussel sprouts, not even salt or pepper. With all of that said the ambience is fantastic and the wine list is great. It's very relaxing. I will go back but just eat dinner first.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY DISAPPOINTING!!
    nikki
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Silo .5% had mixed reviews prior to our visit, but they seemed to be mostly from recent disgruntled Valentine's Day couples, so we figured it was safe to go by the other reviews which seemed pretty ok. The food reminded me of when I visit my grandmother in her 55+ community restaurant where NOTHING has taste to it. I don't even like salt, but I could have used some...there weren't even salt and pepper shakers on the table so it couldn't be remedied that way. My husband's chicken marsala came with hardly any chicken, then his shortcake dessert came without the shortcake. Our server seemed to care less, as she simply boxed his food and sat it back on the table...even after he told her that he didn't care for it. Definitely will NOT return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baltimore restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Restaurant was beautiful and clean. Wine was good. Appetizers for restaurant week were good. The restaurant was sold out of beef. I had the seafood dish which was bland and an extremely small portion. My husband had the chicken Marsala which was a nice sized portion but tasteless.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to have a great
    elbbubniaevili
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great place to have a great tasting meal with friends, family, or on a date when hanging around in Locust Point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Night
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We have dined here on several occasions and the food is always interesting and well-prepared. On this night they were obviously understaffed with servers trying to bar tend , bus and wait tables. As a result, orders were incorrect and delivered out of sequence. My first course came and I had to finish it before my wife's came because they brought her the wrong item. Then my wife's second course came and she had to finish it before mine came. The staff were apologetic and comped our drinks. If we had not been there before we would have written off this place, but we think it was just a bad night and we will give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Restaurant Week
    JMH1
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We only came for restaurant week but I thought they did a great job! There was only one waitress so we know she was really busy with all of her tables. Food was great- definitely recommend the garlic soy edemame.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    Ksmitty
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My friends and I decided on this place for restaurant week. The restaurant is very pleasing to the eye and the service was timely and pleasant. My friend has a garlic allergy which we thought may be an issue due to the limited menu. She was very happy that the kitchen was able to accommodate her need. The food was creative and very well presented. The strawberry shortcake was my favorite. I would recommend this place to a friend and will probably come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great post industrial decor
    FranVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    My wife and I enjoy our visits. We like the design of the space and are always happy with the food and beverage. Easy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overbooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Silo overbooked for Valentines day. Took 90 minutes to get first course and at least 3 hours to finsih. Staff kept forgetting what we ordered. Seemed like they forgot about our whole section of the restaurant. Silo did not seemed overly concerned about the poor service. I was with good company or experience could have been much worse.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    Fuudie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went on Valentine's Day with my fiancé. Ordered 2 drinks. Came in a reasonable amount of time. Next order 2 appetizers, baked oysters and stuffed mushrooms. The oysters came first but took a while. Still waiting for the mushrooms. The waitress came back and asked if we were ok, told her the mushrooms never came. She seemed surprised and went to go handle the matter. She returned 5 minutes later and still no mushrooms. She again left in search of our missing dish. While she was gone we decided if she appeared again before we got our mushrooms we were just going to ask for the check...and that's exactly what happened. Wasted an hour of our evening for one drink each and 4 oysters. If we do go back, it will be solely for the wine!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Challenged
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first visit and was one of the few places we could find with last minute Valentine's Day availability. The space is very nice and the food is very good however the service was sub-par. We ordered our dinner and our appetizers were promptly served. Thereafter there was a gap of 45 minutes or so and we thought they were giving us time to enjoy our wine and talk. Then the server came with dessert and seemed surprised we hadn't been served our entrees. They eventually brought them and the server explained the previous day's snowstorm had not allowed them to prepare. We noticed the kitchen is small for such a large place and that may be part of the problem.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once is enough
    Snoopy1
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Friends and I went for the first time and it will be our last. We were seated for 20 minutes before anyone came to take our wine order. We arrived at 7:40 and did not leave until 10:30, this was due to lousy service. The food, average at best. I ordered the steak, the most expensive item on the menu at $25 and there was no flavor whatsoever. The "garlic" mashed potatoes, were from a box and had no flavor. I don't mind paying good money for a good meal, but this was a total waste.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food,poor service
    Marie
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Our experience was very disappointing. The venue is very nicely decorated, very contemporary. The food was very good, as was the wine selection. The service however left much to be desired. After being seated, we had a reservation, we had to go the bar to ask if someone could bring us menus and take our drink order. The same person tending bar was also taking our order. So, I don't know if it is a staffing issue, or just a poorly motivated employee. The restaurant was not busy at all. We were seated on the first floor and there were only two other tables being served. On a positive note the server assistant was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night
    Lornadoone
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Lovely experience for our first time at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Silo
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Despite having a reservation, we had to wait an hour for our table. Instead of seating us when the table was ready, they waited for us to tell them that we were ready to sit down. Very bizarre approach to customer service. Overall the food was average at best. It wasn't terrible, but certainly not worth the hefty price tag. Only good thing about our experience was the wine and cocktail list. Go have a drink but do yourself a favor and do not waste the money on sitting down for a full meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great mussels
    wabina
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    food was very tasty….I ordered the mussels which were just flown in that day and they were delicious…..we also had bbq chicken pizza which was very good and caesar salad which was quite good…very flavorful…..waiter was brand new so didn't know about food but he was helpful asking kitchen….would go back….hard to find if you don't know area….not well marked….not too many there on a friday evening but very nice….
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies night get together
    JLdec2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Got together with some of my girlfriends- saw that Silo was in the city (I have been wanting to try their Hampden location, 13.5%!) Fabulous atmosphere, comfy seats, server was very knowledgable, great view, nothing bad to say! It was cold outside but there is a fabulous outdoor seating area that I would imagine you could sit there if it was warmer out. I will have to to back in the spring for sure to try that out. Excellent rose on the HH menu :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I great place to hang
    JoeW
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I love the atmosphere AND the food. A little off the beaten path but well worth it. Strongly recommend this as a great place for evening or brunch! Both the thin crust veggie or the bbq chicken pizza are GREAT lite fair!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Showed up on around 5:30 on a Friday and got a great table with comfy leather chairs. Somewhat small by the glass wine list for a Wine bar, but decent happy hour selection. I asked the waiter about coming up with an interesting cocktail for me, but he showed no interest in helping so I ended up ordering wine. We ordered a few appetizers, and finished our first drink by the time they arrived. The cheese selection was good. We were ready to order another drink but our server did not come for over 30 minutes. I would have had another drink and ever ordered more food but I was so fed up we left immediately. Was excited to try out this place out in our neighborhood but we won't be back unfortunately.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, as usual
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We eat here once a month and have never been disappointed. The food is interesting and well prepared. Staff is always cordial and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Jawaman77
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    This is my 4th time here, the food is always good, drinks have been made to personal taste without flaw and service is always top notch. The owner or manager is always very friendly and greets you with a warm smile. We have a favorite server who just seems to go a little above and beyond everyone else...that being said, every person we have made contact with there has been very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Silo
    Jose
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Overall...good food, service, and ambiance in a new (refurbished) neighborhood in Baltimore. Will definitively recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post-industrial, pre-recreational
    NotQuiteAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The setting has great potential, but Locust Point in 2013 hasn't quite come into its own as a destination. Silo .5% Wine bar is a pioneer, and well worth a visit. The food was very tasty despite minor flaws (the eggplant in the vegetable tower could have been marinated and more succulent; the pasta under the outstanding halibut had a little too much garlic), but the scallop appetizer and the cocktails were excellent and the wait staff very good. We'll be back from time to time: As the neighborhood develops, so will the food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check out this gem in Locust Point!
    Airethalya
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Personable staff, food that is impressive, modern atmosphere and high tech compliments to their Nook menu app. My friends and I were happy to discover this cool restaurant on a Thursday. We loved the Prix Fix menu. We each had something different for the courses, all amazing. And our wine was delicious. Three very happy ladies! Did you know? It's a popular Grouper date night spot --and the staff is engaged enough to help with that process, they have code words and are full of encouragement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best staff in town...
    Garbs
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We came in for restaurant week to try out the menu at a great deal. The hostess was warm, friendly, helpful and polite. The floor manager was as well. The staff were all pleasant, engaging, funny and cordial which makes, for me, the dining experience great. But the star of the night was the bartender, Dan. He concocted some of the best drinks I've ever had. He is truly an excellent bartender who takes pride in his craft. Every drink was sensational and crafted to perfection. Not only that, but he was friendly, funny and very personable despite how busy he was. I can't wait to come back in and try more! Thanks for the great experience and props to your excellent staff!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well only The italian sparkling
    Footdoc
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Well only The italian sparkling water and wine had taste and flavor . The remaining food was horrible,lacking details and taste ,especially the sorbet was a total disaster and uneatable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    I took my women for her birthday dinner and we enjoyed everything. Will be back for happy hr and dinner ..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • :-)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Went here on a date with my bf and the staff was amazing! The food was wonderful too. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baltimore Restaurant Week
    reviewernickname
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Started at the bar waiting on our table. Our bartender was very nice. She also transferred our bar tab right to our table when it was ready, keeping it very simple. Ordered from the Pre Fixe Dinner Menu. The clams were decent. The twice baked potatoes were really good. The server forgot to get a steak knife for the entree...No big deal though because you could cut the steaks with a butter knife! The sorbet was decent, but I wouldn't travel back there for it (or the clams). I will, however, return for the steak, the wine and beer list, and the overall atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • three hours for dinner?
    nochainrestaurants314
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    So we sent to .5% for dinner Tuesday during Restaurant Week. The food was quite good and the server was very pleasant but, even though we ordered all three courses at once, it still took three hours to be served. The restaurant filled up during the long time we were there but other tables that got there after us seemed to get their food and checks and leave. Luckily, they have outstanding cocktails. I especially recommend the tomato margarita. Although after drinking tequilla for a couple hours, I was not much interested in dinner. The desserts were nothing to speak of either. I had a very dry peach cobbler, during peach season! It's doubtful that we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time dining
    HeatherO
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    This was my first time dining at Sil0 .5% and our experience well surpassed our expectations. There were several levels of waitstaff ensuring that you glass was always filled and that you were having a great dining experience. The view of the harbor is very good from the second floor while the first floor has a fun, hip bar feel. The food was great and I am still thinking about the New York Strip Steak that was enjoyed. Might be the best I ever had. I have recounted my dining experience to several Federal Hill friends and expect they will try out the place soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some very good, some so-so
    DeannaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The cheeses were to die for. The clam appetizer was also very good. And the peach cobbler was scrumptous, although not your grandmother's cobbler (so don't expect that). The salmon, however, was just ho-hum. BF said his rabbit was pretty good, but not the best he'd had. The service from Kaylee was excellent. We'll return outside of restaurant week and see how it fares then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate