Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar
Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar

Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sissyssouthernkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2148279900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Low Country, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Lisa Garza & Juan Morales
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Catering is a full-service caterer and luxury event specialist. Whether you are planning a large or intimate gathering, our staff will tend to all of your catering preferences. Sissy’s Catering specializes in providing the highest quality cuisine, service and style.
  • Entertainment: On special occasions we will have live music performed by local musicians after dinner service.
  • Special Events: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is available for private events seven days a week. We offer event packages that include brunch, high tea, showers, luncheons, cocktail parties, business meetings and seated dinners. Private event menus are custom designed based on the clients preferences, budget and number of guests.

    We offer design and full-service event coordination for any occasion. Whether you are interested in a seated dinner or a beautiful grand buffet, Sissy’s will tend to your every need.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is offered right outside our front door. For your convenience, you may wait inside for your car to be pulled around during inclement weather.
A word from Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar
Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar provides our guests a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy tasty vittles, lively libations, with attentive service.
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Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (74)special occasion (50)good for groups (41)great for lunch (39)hot spot (34)great for brunch (29)romantic (22)vibrant bar scene (20)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • Great Food and Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is amazing and the menu offers plenty to choose from. However just get the fried chicken and you will not go wrong. The cocktail menu is different but awesome. The cocktails are "crafted" to perfection and are made with fresh ingredients. I will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upscale soul food
    Linz
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great experience from the food to drinks to service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING
    gwenrw
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've eaten a lot of fried chicken in my day and I think this was some of the VERY BEST!! The chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. The service was great also. We will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried Chicken
    Mjwvill
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The fried chicken was excellent. Crispy, spicey, and really good with the mashed potatoes. Valet parking very convenient. Prompt service. We'll be sure to go there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    FunFind
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We were given a gift card. Until then we had never heard if Sissy's Southern Kitchen. Great food. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. Dessert is a must have. Very well run restaurant and super service. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find!
    Afan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A taste of the old favorites kicked up a notch. The food was very good and service was great! Had the fried chicken and the squash balls with the jalepeno Jam, yum! The collards packed an extra kick with hot peppers but were a nice pairing with the creamy mashed potatoes. Can't wait to go back. In addition to the wonderful regular menu, there were many off menu items that night that are definitely worth trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but....
    PlanoBobVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Definitely will go again. Service was very attentive. The only draw back was they brought ALL our food at one time including our appetizer. Also, cocktails - not enough ice and what was there melted quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, poor service
    j00hn7
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was good, but the service was horrible. We had to wait 20-30 minutes until our server came to take our order. I was afraid that it would take another 20-30 minutes for our food to arrive, but that came out in a fair amount of time. Our server was also rude during the checkout process. I would recommend this restaurant only for the food, but I would not recommend this restaurant because of the poor service that I experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Liked it very much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Overall our experience at Sissy's was great. The wine list had some errors and misspellings which unfortunately annoys me. The food was great although the fried chicken was not as crispy as I would have liked... it did have amazing flavor and was a bargain at $11. Drinks were fabulous and the server was great - I would go back just for him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DocHoss
    DocHoss
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The chicken was very good but appetizers, sides were pricey...and a small bowl of mash potatoes to go along with a bucket of 10 pieces of chicken wasn't enough...had to order another bowl. Also I was surprised the bisquits / cornbread wasn't included with chicken.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just O K
    Elie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I think it was an off day mostly for me. I think I was expecting too much. The good thing was that they accommodated 3 more people than we had reservations for. A last minute change. I like the fried chicken better at Bubbas but our group was happy with their orders. I would Order differently next time. We would go again, maybe on a day I felt better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always good!
    dallasfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Sissy's fried green tomatoes are the best! Their specials are always amazing, but so is the rest the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be careful what you order...
    MhawtofVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I ordered the filet for $38. It was over cooked, dry and salty... The meat was cooked differently than I expected too. I think your safer ordering the comfort foods here. The price was not worth it...unfortunately. Stick to the fried options here, not the 'heathy' options. Service was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch meeting
    BigTex
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    On the pricey side. Chicken was excellent, not that big of pieces. Small potions of the mash potatoes. For $11.00 I should get at least twice the amount. Got a basket of biscuits, good. Asked for honey charged me a $1.00 for about a spoon full.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accomodating
    picky
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I set a reservation for 6:45 on my Open Table App which apparently showed up at 9pm. When we got to the restaurant at 6:45pm the staff worked to accommodate us and set us in the parlor which was even better for us (one of our party is handicapped). Our waitress was fantastic and everyone was very nice and kept checking on us to make sure we were ok. Thank you so much for taking care of us, the food was fantastic but the service was somehow better!! Katherine Pierce
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fried Chicken to Die For
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Get there early for a drink and relax. Then order a bucket of chicken, mashed potatoes, and greens and it is a fabulous meal. Take any leftover chicken home for lunch or dinner the next few days and you will be happy you did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience
    AcceptableVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Expansive choice of entrees, and each had a unique flavor and presentation Service was spotty at times but this appeared to be due to a lack of number of servers Sitting in the terrace area was a downgrade compared to the dining room
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Sissy!!
    love2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service and amazing food! Loved Sissy's from the start! Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, uneven food
    sweettooth
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our waitress was excellent--smiling, responsive and energetic. Food was less successful, especially the entrees. House specialty (fried chicken) was greasy; redfish portion was small and was crunchy and hard. The hush puppies, biscuits, honey butter, jalepeno jelly and grits were very good--even purchased some of the jelly. Macaroni and cheese was flavorless and mashed potatoes served with chicken were cold and small portion. Liked the place but doubt we will return because food was so inconsistent and not worth the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really wanted to like this place
    dsher
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We are always looking for new places to try to get out of the rut of Mexican food. I really wanted to like Sissy's but when there is so little food on the plates that my 11-year-old leaves hungry, that doesn't work. The food tasted good (we had short ribs, fried chicken and pork chop) but they were ridiculously small portions. I was afraid to even try my son's short ribs because he would not have enough to eat. My husband's fried chicken pieces (all white) were so small that they looked like KFC. We had an appetizer and a chopped salad which were both yummy but the $9 salad had less than 1/2 cup of lettuce on the plate. Our family of Four left this restaurant hungry and it still cost over $180. Not going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Service!
    desi
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I appreciate everybody being so amicable! I was having a birthday dinner for my boyfriend and they let me bring in his present before hand and set it up so his present would be waiting at the table already when we were seated! It was awesome and I am happy they were able to work with me!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GreggVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time here and we will be back. The food was as tasty as any old time southern family could prepare. Collard greens were fresh and spiced just right and the Mac and cheese was crunchy on top and cheesy inside. The only negative is the bar tender was very un attentive as we were unable to get a drink and then impossible to get our bill. Small inconvenience to a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine guy!
    MavsFanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ben the wine guy there is great! Very knowledgeable and recommended a great wine. He was the high point of our visit. The food was good, but not great. The fried chicken and fried green tomatoes were good, but the batter was heavy - not what I expected from their specialty dishes. The short ribs were tender and fell off the bone - but no sauce, so they tasted more like pot roast than short ribs. Overall, we were a little disappointed - but will probably go back and visit the bar for a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Bubba's is tremedously better------------Sissy's biscuits were merely ok & served w/over whipped semi-butter; the deviled eggs without the tiny bit of caviar would have been even more average, the gravy was fairly tasteless, the coleslaw was soupy, and part of the chicken crust was way over cooked. This meal must taste much better w/some of the scrumptious sounding drinks on their menu. Oh, and the server forgot to even ask if we wanted dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    Jasmin
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food - we all went for the fried chicken option. The waitress provided her own recommendations... Good cocktail menu too. It was our first time in Dallas, and the waitress went out of her way to recommend other hot spots in town and have us a list of 'must see' places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Don't Have That Either
    Notveryimpressed
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The evening started well;the staff greeted us warmly at the door, and we were shown to our table quickly. The decor and ambience were delightful. Our server promptly came to take our drink order. I requested a drink off the specials chalkboard. "I'm sorry, we're out of that." My husband ordered a beer - they were out of that, too. Another ordered a glass of wine; didn't have that either. It was a frustrating and disappointing beginning to the meal. Entree items sounded wonderful, were well prepared, but weren't extraordinary. The two orders of chicken and dumplings had absolutely no dumplings, and very little chicken. At the end of the evening, we all felt awful, as though we had been to a high-end version of the state fair.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh.
    AllisonR
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I'd describe my experience at Sissy's as "fine." I ate here with a friend on a Monday evening to celebrate her birthday. I found nothing exceptional and, from my point of view, nothing worthwhile for which to return. The food was fine. Not good, not great, just fine. The service was disinterested at best and absent at worst. As an example, my friend and I waited for quite some time for a server to pass by our table to request a fork for dessert, since no dessert forks were provided to us when we were served. The fried green tomato appetizer was the best part of the meal, and it all went downhill from there. I've had much better meals (particularly fried chicken, which Sissy's touts as a specialty) at numerous other DFW area restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good comfort food
    MabriejVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The porch is my favorite place to sit with a large group. The food is perfect when you need a little fried comfort food. Service was a little slow for a Monday but the gentleman at the host station was lovely and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service problem s
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Charged us for an item my wife and I did not order. We ordered 2 appetizers which they forgot to give to the cooks and didn't bring out till we were already eating the main course. When we told this to the waitress she said it wasn't her fault. She pretty much DID NOTHING.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum yum
    yumyum
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, great and very interesting food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive deliciousness
    Zeekaybee
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is NOT diet food friendly. Everything is seriously delicious and very hefty portions...and expensive. Come for a special occasion and enjoyed best in groups
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted everything on the menu!
    IlovefoodVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We started with the wonderful purple hull pea cakes. Then our party of three ordered the chicken bucket with delicious mashed potatoes and side of oven roasted greens to insure that we had something to take home. One had shrimp and grits and another the Muffaletta sandwich with coleslaw. We would love to have all of these again on our return visit. But, there are so many other equally great choices on the menu (Squash Puppies, Cast Iron Texas Quail, etc....! ), it will take months to make it back around to the original excellent fare!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Less than favorable experience
    Cusdine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Slow service. Wine didn't arrive til meal was almost over. Ordered the quail. Took bite...it was rare. Couldn't find the waitress to let her know. Was starving. Cked the second quail. Second quail was cooked (delicious). Started to eat my 2nd quail. Finally, the waitress showed up. I informed the waitress. She asked for my plate to show the chef. Didn't return til my husband had finished his meal. Asked if I wanted another quail. Never offered to take care of anything. Never returned my existing plate. Left hungry! POOR SERVICE! Unacceptable!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My NewFavorite Place
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have yet to be disappointed in this resturant and have taken 3 different groups there. I will have my birthday party in their private room and really want to try their brunch. I highly recommend the purple hull peas, fried green tomatoes, cornbread, catfish, Mac n cheese, and short ribs. The pecan pie and moonshine is enough to make a reservation. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    DallasDinetteVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'd been anxiously waiting to dine at Sissy's after all of the rave reviews I have read and heard about. Yes, the Mac & Cheese was delicious (probably because it was the only dish that arrived piping hot). Most of the food was under-seasoned (squash puppies especially). My fried chicken and mashed potatoes arrived luke warm at best - same with the grits. The "famous" cole slaw was very runny and overall just didn't taste right. We were seated at my reservation time at 8 and we were finished eating by 9. We didn't leave the restaurant until 10 due to our waitress seemingly disappearing. Aside from seeming unengaged throughout the entire evening, this was the most frustrating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with Friends
    Brunch
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at Sissy's. We loved the atmosphere and the food was very good. Had the Fried Green Tomatoes, which were excellent and Shrimp and Grits which were also very good. The portions are very generous and we would definitely go back and recommend the Southern Cooking to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Southern Style Cuisine
    chis1222
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday and decided to try Sissy's as my daughter had recommended. Living in Fort Worth, we go to Babe's for our fried chicken fix so naturally we had to compare. Even though the fried chicken was good at Sissy's, it did not compare to the flavor of Babe's. But, Sissy's had a variety of sides that were delicious. The mac-n-cheese was probably the BEST we've ever eaten, collard greens and fried okra were excellent. My husband had the chocolate cake and shared with our daughter and friend and they all loved it! I had the bread pudding and it was awesome as well! Our group shared the carafe of Mimosa's before we had lunch which was fun! We definitely would return as we had an enjoyable time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WONDERFUL!
    kateecat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took my dad here as a surprise after we have been talking about going since it opened. I had a great time! Food was wonderful, service was great, we came right before it got busy so we were the only people in the place for awhile. It was just great. I highly recommend Sissy's for any birthday or special occasion. I just wish we had gotten to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the HYPE
    Stolarmom
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I did not like anything about Sissy's except the decor and the fried oysters. The rest was totally not worth the money. And the service - awful. Our waitress acted like we were annoying her to take our order. When my daughter wanted to add another entree (and increase the bill/tip) she nearly huffed at us. The rest of the night did not go any better. Incorrect orders, no service, etc. etc. I tried to write the entire experience and the character limit cut me off. Just don't go. You will be disappointed like us and it was our friend's 50th Birthday. ugh. We can't get that back.
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  • Delicious lunch!
    Foodies
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I loved the food! Innovative and delicious. The service was outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic