Solbar - Solage Calistoga
Solbar - Solage Calistoga

Solbar - Solage Calistoga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.solagecalistoga.com/
  • Phone: 7072260850
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 7:00am - 11:30am

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:45am - 3:00pm

    Sunday Brunch 11:45am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Lounge Service featuring our Grill Menu Daily 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Sharp
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brannan Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking
A word from Solbar - Solage Calistoga
Solbar, our casual yet sophisticated restaurant, is part of Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley’s most innovative resort and spa. Relax in the bar with a custom cocktail and a panoramic view of the Palisades Mountains or sit on the patio to enjoy a local wine and take in the scene at our 130-foot swimming pool.

In the Solbar kitchen, we are pleased to offer you a choice of lighter dishes to enjoy guilt-free as well as more decadent ones in which you can truly indulge. We go to great lengths to involve local producers whenever possible and to let the California seasons dictate our menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Solbar - Solage Calistoga reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (184)fit for foodies (153)special occasion (116)great for lunch (89)notable wine list (85)romantic (84)great for brunch (73)scenic view (57)good for groups (55)hot spot (41)neighborhood gem (31)kid-friendly (29)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Incredible food!
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went for lunch and it was a fantastic experience. Beautiful, airy, sunlight filled space, delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Hard to fairly review due to my great prejudice which is based on my very real belief that our dinner at Solbar my have been the finest meal I've ever eaten. We are going back tonight so I'll update accordingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The waiter we had was not all engaging . Hardly even friendly. He ruined an otherwise lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jackejack
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everybody was great. Very good wine list and great food. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food in Calistoga
    Randman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is part of a very high end resort and spa, but we didn't feel like an outsider. Everyone greeted us, warmly and professionally from ballet to restaurant manager. Amazing food, was just so good, service was excellent, really made us feel like come back and see us soon. Would be back in a heartbeat. Make sure you like food, if you are a meat and potatoes kind of person, this is not the place for you. Liked that it was up the valley and away from the normal crush in Yountville and St. Helena. The inside is going to do a full renovation shortly, so after that I would say the ambiance will be up several notches. If you like patio dinning they have that too and its very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast at Solbar
    FoodieEric
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I and another couple went to Solbar for breakfast. In short, it was one of the best breakfasts we've ever had! We started with their donut holes and they were light, warm and delicious -- a great way to start. You know the food is good when your whole table is silent -- everyone stopped talking and just wanted to savor their meal! I had the Duck Confit Hash and it was excellent. I was concerned that the portion was small but I was very full at the end -- the perfect amount of food. My wife went with the Uptown Breakfast Sandwich (she loved it) and I would have loved a taste of the Sol-Pe my friend got but he ate it all before I could have a bite. Their coffee was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solbar
    FoodaliciousVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Luv Solbar! We had a fabulous lunch. My husband had the Tuna Burger, and I had the BLT. They can take something so simple and make it amazing! Go. . .you will enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    bslathie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Absolutely wonderful. Would highly recommend and will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service not as usual
    GInnyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    While the food and setting remain spectacular, our service was not up to par. Staff stood together chatting in Spanish. The drink order came after the food. We felt rushed as the food appeared immediatly. Two plates were cleared while the other people were still eating. We had to ask for coffee as it was not offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent experience in Napa Valley
    carlosVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant in Calistoga based on online reviews. We were impressed with the flavors and presentation of the dishes that we had for lunch. We were sitting outside and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous lunch
    Jessica
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful experience last Saturday for my sisters birthday. Everything on the menu looks so good it was hard to pick. Fish tacos were amazing as other people have recommended. Burger was delicious too. Everyone was really nice and hospitable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK
    muddyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Tried to get a drink at the bar before dinner with no other patrons around and it was like they had more important things to do. Waited 5 minutes and never served when Bartender was 5 feet from me. They really think they are the tops and are no longer at the top of there game. Appetizer was good however meal was just OK. I would recommend D'Amici's, Market, Archeopole or Mustards before this location these days. They at least seem to appreciate your business more with little attitude. Table Server was polite but I do not need half the wait staff to present my meal. I can get arrogance at work and do not need it on vacation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Wonderful!
    luv2spa
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    An outstanding combination of excellent, fresh, creative food, lovely ambiance, and terrific service made for a wonderful anniversary brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jeffVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were suprised at how enjoyable a resort restaurant could actually be. The fod and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Soul food at Solbar
    Needles
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent meal here, which was never in doubt from the minute we sat down- I tried the Tuesday special of fried chicken which was delightful. We stayed at the hotel Solage, so breakfast and lunch were also a treat. could not fault anything. Room is being done up shortly so will make ambiance perfect I have no doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MonicaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The "breakfast sandwich" - truffled eggs on a Model Bakery english muffin - is the best breakfast I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When in Calistoga
    RosieAVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a great addition to the Calistoga dining scene. The dining room is beautiful in an understated way and the staff s expertly trained. Our meal was filled with seasonal ingredients - squash blossoms perfectly cooked, sweet tomatoes, fragrant herbs. The halibut was absolutely outstanding. Our waiter paired our courses with some very original wines that were surprisingly well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My 3 companions loved the soup, squash blossoms and lamb. I was disappointed in the duck with the chicken preparation to avoid wheat/gluten. Perhaps a few more gluten free dishes on the menu would be good in this part of the world where many are avoiding gluten. My allergy is 40 years old so I am used to making choices and making do with what is on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining outdoors
    Rosey
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My experience dining here was fabulous. We ate outdoors and it was a beautiful day. The food was wonderful, and they had an extensive wine list. Solbar is top drawer!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining.
    EspressoVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a beautiful evening so we asked to dine outside. Great ambience. The pork belly was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous spot for lunch on patio.
    PhxyyzVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious lunch on the patio. Food was superb, ambiance was divine and staff very professional and friendly. They seated us appropriately ahead of another group as we had a reservation. The car valet gave us water bottles for the drive back. Would love to stay at the resort next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Calistogan
    EClements
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    SolBar/Solage is one of my favorite places. The food is wonderful ... from fruited greens to sliders to fish tacos .... everyone had a great selection -- no one went hungry or unsatisfied. The outside ambience is fabulous .... water gently spilling over small infinity pools, abundant trees, great service with a lot of attention (but not too much) ..... highly recommend for locals and out-of-towners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    CancunVisitor
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A must in Napa/Calistoga. Excellent food and outstanding service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful, delicious food.
    Pe17VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife is a vegetarian, and I'm not. Solbar has a great balance of lighter and richer dishes, and a lot of vegetarian dishes. My wife started with the chopped salad, which was almost too pretty to eat. Almost. I decided to start off with a pork belly appetizer, which was the best pork belly dish I've had, and smartly plated. For main courses, we both went with vegetarian dishes and both were great. I skip vegetarian dishes when dining out, but I was glad I didn't. For dessert, one was just good and the other was great, and we shared each. Our server was quite friendly and helpful throughout, and helped with suggestions. All in all our only regret is that since we're on vacation, we can't put Solbar into our regular dining rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch!
    JSJS
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Took my wife to Solbar for our wedding anniversary dinner and it was a great experience. Everything - food, service, ambience - was better than expected, and we went with very high expectations after learning that it's a Michelin 1 star restaurant. I would go as far as to rate Solbar higher than some Michelin 3 star restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    LeonievSVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was beautiful & delicious, the service was great and the location is beautiful. Four very critical guests were very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful spot for a relaxing lunch
    beachprof
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Located at the spa, the meal we had was beautiful and healthy. The spa is a bit blah, no views, and hotter than any other location I visited in the wine country. I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solbar shines
    TL27
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Solbar is the choice for dining in Calistoga. Many chefs strive to create a layering of interesting, even provocative flavors. Solbar pulls it off consistently. Not only are the choices original, but the layering of flavors is achieved with a conceptual harmony in each dish. The result is a series of menu options that engage the palette on multiple levels without resorting to a dissonance of flavors. For lunch, the petrale sole tacos are exceptional, as is the duck sandwich. For dinner, be sure to order the peaches and the pork belly appetizers. Any entrée will please you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We enjoyed everything at Solbar...the wine list is great & both dinners were imaginative & delicious! thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant
    snbvt
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Solbar at Solage in Calistoga is a wonderful restaurant. We ate on the patio with the trees all lit up and the pool lights shimmering. The food was delicious; lots of different tastes put together but the end result was delicious. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overwhelmed
    WaytogoVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    the food was great, the server was great. They were unprepared for lunch service at 1145am. the food took 20 to 25 minutes to get served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EatsVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    we are always happy with Solbar-Solage Calistoga for breakfast, lunch or dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastically Yummy!
    wonderhamer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Every little detail was perfect and if something went astray the team of wait staff was on it right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    CMLB
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Solage Calistoga is not to be missed. Had lunch there last Friday. Had a reservation and was seated quickly with a choice of indoor or outside. The ambiance was great and the service even better. Our waiter, sorry I don't remember his name, went out of his way to explain the menu, making suggestions, if asked, regarding dishes. I even asked if they had relish for a slider. The waiter returned and indicated there was no relish, but he could cut up some pickles and make the relish. Now that is service. Just an example of the level of attention and desire to please the customer. I highly recommend this place, as the service and the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • california Wedding
    sangpicks
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went to Solbar after reading reviews and was not disappointed. We dined outdoors and our service was prompt and pleasant. Very nice wine selection which I would expect for Calistoga, able to taste before purchase which was a nice treat. We asked for a speciality coffee after dinner and the machine was broken so received regular coffee at no charge. Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was disappointing
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It seemed we slipped through the cracks. We had to wait a long time for someone to approach us, when he saw we had our own wine for corkage he left immediately w/ the wine/drink list.We wanted to order mixed drinks so we got up to get the wine list. That seemed to catch the attention of a supervisor who came over, got us water, wine glasses, took our drink orders.A woman then introduced herself as our server. We thought all would be well. We were wrong. She kept disappearing & not coming out for long times, took a long time to take our order,never came by when the food was served to check on us, we did not have salt/pepper on so we picked them up from nearby table,dishes sat a long time when we were finished. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience
    lsm50
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Solbar lived up to expectations. Every course was a revelation in composition and flavor. The service was perfect, knowledgeable, attentive and helpful. Memorable food -- even the vegetarian dishes were interesting and engaging. There were five of us and each of us was amazed at the quality of each course. The offering of reasonably-priced flights of wine was just perfect -- a tasting approach to a tasting oriented menu. Creative, fascinating, and lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great stop for lunch
    Kack
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We always have lunch here. My favorite is the fish tacos (fantastic). My husband loves the pulled pork sliders---which unfortunately they only serve at the pool nowadays :(. He wish they had made exception. He had the the jyro- good flavor, but very little meat.. Too much lettuce.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great lunch outside. Comfortable, good service, really good food. Fish tacos were excellent and the fried chicken was fabulous!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solbar5
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have dined here many times. The food is great & the outdoor seating near the pool is a nice feature. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. But the front of the house person was not very friendly or accommodating. We asked for outdoor seating but ours was the only party seated inside. When we pointed out a couple of empty table outside, they told us that they were reserved, although we had a reservation as well. We were told that you have to make a special request for outdoor seating. After about 15 minutes of sitting inside, we noticed more empty table outside, so asked the front of house person again if we may sit outside, and they finally accommodated us when it was obvious that there were several empty tables to say no.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate