Slanted Door
Slanted Door

Slanted Door

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.slanteddoor.com/
  • Phone: 4158618032x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Charles Phan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information, please contact us at catering@slanteddoor.com
  • Private Party Facilities: The Slanted Door has several options for groups wishing to hold special events. Our PRIVATE DINING ROOM accommodates 12-20 guests for a quiet sit-down dinner. Our LOUNGE is available for semi-private cocktail parties for 20-50 people or seated dinners for up to 40. Our PATIO is available seasonally for parties of 40-70.
  • Private Party Contact: Beth Alvey 415-321-3003x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On Embarcadero between Mission and Clay St.
  • Public Transit: The Ferry building is served by public transportation: Muni, Golden Gate Transit, Bart, F Train. Ferry service is available with Golden Gate Ferry, Blue and Gold Fleet and Bay Link Ferries. For more information, visit www.transitinfo.org and www.sfport.com
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ferry Building offers the following validated parking.
    Embarcadero@ Washington lot (across from Pier 1)
    Validated rate of $2.00/hr for the first 2 hours; $6/hr thereafter.
A word from Slanted Door
Slanted Door is Charles Phan's modern Vietnamese restaurant. Charles aims to showcase the abundance of sustainably farmed produce as well as meat, game and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area and globe.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Slanted Door reviews from OpenTable diners
790 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (540)fit for foodies (519)hot spot (352)special occasion (338)good for groups (303)great for lunch (237)vibrant bar scene (172)great for outdoor dining (154)notable wine list (123)neighborhood gem (95)romantic (76)kid-friendly (59)great for brunch (57)late-night find (42)Show More
  • Great food
    MelemellyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Quite busy even at 915 on a Sunday night, which is always a good indicator of excellent food and we were not disappointed. We shared the veggie spring rolls, cellophane noodles, filet mignon (superb dipping vinaigrette) and cauliflower and that was enough for 2 people. If we had room we would have tried the cotton candy dessert! A bit expensive but glad we made this our one special dinner while visiting San Fran
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Vietnamese cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    One of the best restaurants. Food was perfect in every way. Four of us shared several appetizers, vegetables, entrees and desserts. Every one was superbly plated; great attention to detail. The food was delicious. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to others as it came highly recommended to us by friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was bland and expensive!! The drinks hardly had alcohol basically your paying for lemon juice. I would not return to the slanted door!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A San Francisco favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Slanted Door does not disappoint. I have eaten here many times both for lunch and dinner. The food is good and plentiful to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    NewbieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Never ever a bad meal and our service was excellent, too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have yet to disappoint...
    OhmanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were stuck in traffic n called that we would be late. D hostess was kind enough to change our reservations to a later time to accommodate us. Plc was packed as usual but we were promptly seated when we arrived. Ordered the wanton soup (no noodles), cellophane crab noodles, rainbow chard, flat iron steak. All items tasted great! For dessert, had the confectioners sugar plate (cotton candy) which my son loved! Service was attentive and friendly, views were nice too! A great dining experience on the whole
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Been many times and the food is always outstanding. Always take friends from out of town who are visiting. Only issue is noise level, which is extremely loud and makes it a little difficult to have a conversation. Waiter was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place to take guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I brought a guest from DC and some coworkers. The service was very attentive but relaxed, and we were made very comfortable. I greatly appreciated that we were able to sit when we arrived, despite half our party being late. Food was uniformly well prepared. The standout item was the gau choy gow (shrimp dumplings), perfectly prepared, tender and flavorful. The other items we had (vegetarian spring rolls, imperial rolls, , shaking beef, branzino and halibut) were all very good. The wine list had some excellent options, and the sommolier was very helpful with choices. The view of the Bay Bridge was great, and our guest felt that they were being treated to something special, which was what I was hoping for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but great food
    mmac
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I had a friend from Asia visiting for a couple days and the Ferry Building was a great place to meet up and eat. I picked Slanted Door because it has a reputation for great food and she's a foodie so I figured she'd appreciate it. Lunch was amazingly delicious. I made an 1130a reservation and the restaurant opens at 1130a so it was perfect; mostly empty. It filled up fast though and was quite crowded when we left around 1p. 5 star dishes were the green papaya salad, caramelized wild shrimp, lemongrass chicken and (revelatory) braised tofu with lemongrass and chili. The only unremarkable dish was the fresh spring rolls (meh). Good wait staff and bus staff. We had a great time and enjoyed sitting in a booth overlooking the bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SaigonSal
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Booked this restaurant for the last meal of our holiday in California and maybe our expectations were too high but it certainly didn't come up to them. It's described as modern Vietnamese cooking but even allowing for a nod to American cuisine, it didn't seem very Vietnamese to us other than the spring rolls. Rack of lamb?? There were very few local wines available by glass or half bottle and no Vietnamese or Asian beers for sale. And the noise level was excessive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service - Great Food
    Kymcanu
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food is served family style (which we loved so more food can be shared!). We ordered an amazing steak to share, split a few appetizers, and a noodle bowl, and walked away stuffed! The waiter was second to none. When I started to order my own entree he said...no no no. That is too much food, and then proceeded to tell us about family style and making sure we tried the a very tasty ceviche. Spot On!!!! It was delicious. The best ever! This is one of those restarants we will return to again and again! With sharing of the food, we didn't overspend! It was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand wee night
    yapurehoor
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We were visiting from the UK on honeymoon. The staff were a delight. It is loud and busy, but that's never been a bad thing. Beautiful ribs, Shaking Beef and cocktails. That's all you need... oh and the browned butter cake, definitely, don't forget to order that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BlackTheRipper
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Was nice to finally get a reservation there. Well worth the wait. Recomend the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Did not disappoint
    DebM
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We booked weeks ahead from Australia and were pleased we did. The food was fantastic and the service even better. The noise level is an issue however. The shaking beef is expensive and a little overrated, we thought. Try the imperial spring rolls, the eggplant dish and the seafood ceviche- exquisite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food was amazing - lives up to the hype for sure! We did a number of small plates so we could share and taste a lot of different foods. Everything was amazing, I will be sure to come back to have more
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slanted Door never disappoints!
    F00d
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food is always fantastic, the service is great and the servers are very knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. The location provides a beautiful view during the day. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great View
    Hitsendletgo
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My mom and I ate at the bar. Our bartender was a total professional and gave us great food and drink recommendations. The other diners were also super friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    50andFab
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were visiting San Francisco from the UK and had a fabulous meal here with friends. The food was outstanding! Every dish soooo tasty. It was very busy and bustling so service was very slow and one dish came very late. If we hadn't been so busy chatting and catching up with friends I think it would have been a problem. But if you aren't in a hurry I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired!
    Oscar
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Large. Impersonal. Uninspired. Resting on its laurels. Food and staff was uninspiring and unenthusiastic. We were disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat
    Happyfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful food again! Appreciated that we were seated at our reservation time. Like the 1/2 glass wine for pairing. Never disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Vietnamese restaurant.
    JasonAndKatie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    On our trip to San Francisco we wanted to try some different restaurants that are not readily available at home. The Slanted door didn't dissapoint. From the outstanding water view and ambiance to the delicious food, we throughly enjoyed it. The service was outstanding. They even made room oldie our baby stroller. For appetizers; the spare ribs were great but the dumplings were the best I've ever had. For dinner, we loved the clay pot chicken and their signature steak dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with Miko
    Beto
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our rendezvous lunch with friend Miko from Scotland was all we expected and more. Starting with yummy Slanted Door Rolls, then Shaky Beef- tender and savory, and Clay Pot Chicken, gingery and flavorful. Our desserts were a pina colada and margarita- nice. Waiter Jack was attentive but not bothersome. Going at 11:45 was a good idea because 30 minutes later the room was packed. It will be a very memorable lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply outstanding
    jhfeerick
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food combinations. Everything tasted exceptional. Well worth it. Did family style and tasted multiple dishes. Have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great experience at Slanted Door. Food was very, very good. Would recommend that anyone going to SF should try it - especially if you enjoy Asian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    SharonI
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Always great food, service, view - the whole experience is wonderful. For the past 2 years our small group meet here once a month for lunch. We have tried other Embarcadero restaurants but keep coming back to The Slanted Door. We always say " Why don't we come here more often", so we will never stray again. The Slanted Door offers the best overall experience and the food is always excellent and the staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. We also love the French wines on the wine list. Love the Gau Choy Gow, Cellophane Noodles w/Crab, Green Papaya Salad, Grapefruit/Jicama Salad, Spicy Squid, Arctic Char. Love it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NEVER FAILS!!
    southcitydocVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    EVERY time I visit San Francisco I HAVE to go here and as usual it was FANTASTIC! Took 2 friends for their first time and they LOVED IT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night of the Harvest Moon
    kmpchitown
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Party of 4 with a client. Window table with a view of the Bay Bridge. Awesome server! Asked for recommendations and only chose those. Ceviche-fresh as all get out. Spring Roll Wraps-that sweet/sour/spicy tasty combo we all crave. Followed by clay pot chicken, scallops in an awesome Thai coconut sauce, and the tender squid. Savory/spicy/sweet heaven. Awesome beer selection. By this time, the Harvest moon had risen above the bay Bridge and created an even more awesome spectacle than the meal. Job well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a new experience every time
    mirellab
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I've only been to Slanted Door a couple of times, each time with colleagues. This time, I was with out-of-town colleagues who consider themselves foodies. This was a great choice for our group because it is easy to share all of the dishes (maybe the cotton candy dessert was a little messy for sharing!) and we could order many items. All of them were fantastic and memorable (we were talking about the eggplant and shaking beef dishes the next day). I feel like it is a new experience every time I go there. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    wallbanger
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Enjoyed the excellent cuisine and our waitress suggested terrific entrees and appetizers. Tops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going to SF? Slanted Door is a must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I asked people where to go in San Francisco and Slanted Door came in all 4 recommendations. In the ferry building, it's a great combination of food, location and ambiance. Prices are reasonable and the food delicious. Can't want to go back. Make sure you book though, we went on Monday night and it was jamming full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Tinay
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a great time. For appetizers, the spareribs are a must try as well as the crispy and fresh spring rolls. The entrées were executed perfectly and are great enough for 2-3 people. The beef curry was falling off the bone; porkchops were moist and tender and the shaking beef was worth it. Their take on teas is quite unique, using fresh ingredients and not from a teabag. The desserts were well-balanced, not too overwhelming. To end our meal we shared had the chocolate truffle bar, the cinnamon vanilla churros which paired well with the spiced hot chocolate and a complimentary apple tarte with bay leaf ice cream as they were already out of the browned butter cake we asked for, a reason to come back to the slanted door. Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unprofessional Reception Host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    There isn't any point in making reservations when the reception host was so unprofessional on Sunday, October 5th (dinner hour). She had my family and me wait outside WITH OUR ALCOHOL DRINKS FROM THE BAR while she seated the "NON-RESERVATION" GUESTS BEFORE US. I believe that NO ALCOHOL DRINKS from any restaurant establishment is allowed outside UNLESS IN THE RESTAURANT'S DESIGNATED OUTSIDE DINING AREA. I should have asked for her name but I was sooo ANGRY at that point. A RECOMMENDATION: HAVE 2 LINES. At the end, our server Albert receives 10 GOLD STARS from us. Albert sat us in a booth with an excellent view and gave us his full attention and great service. Maybe the reception host should get trained by Albert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but too crowded
    hbeachmomVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a 7:45 PM reservation for 6 people. After 8 PM they offered a table outside, but we wanted inside. We had to practically beg for them to seat us somewhere. There were tables for 4 available - they finally put one of those together for us about 8:30. They were not very nice about the situation. The food is excellent, but the place has become so popular that I am no longer interested in fighting the crowds here, especially because San Francisco is filled with good restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the View
    Notreallyfussy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    ....and stay for the carefully prepared and delicious Vietnamese food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    DedeVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    So many creative flavors. We must take the ferry over for lunch more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced Vietnamese Food
    SandeeliciousVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    While everything tastes great, it's really over priced for what it is. There was nothing special about it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very enjoyable
    franc01se
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had a fantastic time with my daughter. The food was delicious and we could talk without the need to scream, or without having to whisper in fear to be constantly overheard: just normal conversation. Sweet memory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual Lunch
    Q1NTQ10
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I have been going to Slanted Door for years...all three locations. A few years ago, a dear friend and I decided to celebrate her birthday at Slanted Door. We now make it an annual event. The food remains excellent and we have so much fun. We always pair our wines and eat until we can't eat another bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    well I like it, I was surprised after reading so many bad reviews about a fading restaurant living off past glories, food was good so was service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Style
    Southernstyle
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The staff's recommendations on the food was spot on and the view was fantastic. There were four of us and we were given a great table. Go early or very late to get the best seats. Will dine here again next time I am in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic