Southern Graces Bistro
Southern Graces Bistro

Southern Graces Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.southerngracesbistro.com/
  • Phone: (843) 379-0555
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:00-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Hewitt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Selected as Beaufort and Savannah's best caterer, Southern Graces offers unparalleled catering expertise, specializing in weddings, corporate events, and private in-home dinner parties. With over ten years of dedicated catering service, Southern Graces is your best choice in securing extraordinary food, presented deliciously with innovative food stations and gracious service.
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering two dining rooms, one that can accommodate up to 35 guests, and the other 20, perfect for your next meeting or intimate soiree!
  • Private Party Contact: Bethany Boles Hewitt 8433790555

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scott Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street side parking and a public lot surround The Beaufort Inn, where Southern Graces Bistro is located.
A word from Southern Graces Bistro
Contemporary Southern Cuisine with the traditions of a Historic Inn dining room in beautiful downtown Beaufort, Southern Graces Bistro offers a Land & Sea menu featuring local seafood, organic grass-fed beef, and farmer"s market produce. An absolute must for visitors, as this locals' locale offers exceptionally fine Southern food with gracious service. Chef Christopher Hewitt came down South after a 12 year stint as Bobby Flay's Executive Sous Chef in Manhattan and has been featured on Iron Chef, Good Morning America, and Food Network's "Behind the Bash" show for his clever juxtapositions of creativity and bold flavor. Start with the three time award winner, Beaufort Bay Shrimp Wraps or the innovative Southern Sushi, don't miss the She Crab Bisque or Fried Green Tomato BLT Salad for your second course, and then with over 13 entrees to choose from, it's hard to go wrong: Crab Stuffed Grouper with Black-eyed pea risotto, Filet of Beef with Porcini Demi, or Crispy Scored Flounder...
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
Southern Graces Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This restaurant truly merits five stars - outstanding food, elegant, friendly and efficient service! Their Sunday brunch exceeds all expectations and lunch and dinner are always a special occasion. A wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was without a doubt outstanding.
    Troutman
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The total meal was great. My filet was very tender and seasoned just right. My wife ordered salmon and she was blown away by how well prepared and seasoned it was. Our server was gracious and was always available to answer any questions that we had, before, during and after the meal. A great evening out with our friends made especially delightful by the service and meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were impeccable.
    TxTumbleweed
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We loved that we could bring our own wine. It made the evening much less expensive than you'd expect at such a high caliber dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    gretam
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went there for brunch and to celebrate my birthday. Of course, we ate too much...but had to have the eggs benedict and the roast smelled so yummy you had to eat that too. Love their chocolate creme brulee! I have been there several times for dinner and what is most appealing to me is that everytime I go I get a good meal...love consistency.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visitors
    Carolynmcc
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was our first time to Southern Graces Bistro. A friend recommended it and we brought our out of town guests. It felt like we were in a friend's dining room having brunch, quaint and cozy. The food selection was varied and very good, coffee was excellent and service was very good. I would return there again and would like to try their lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with English guests
    Anglopark
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We took our visiting English relatives for brunch. They loved the old house and the ambiance. The food was good but could have been a little fresher (buffet). Eggs Benedict was excellent though served as an appetizer on a saucer which was difficult to handle. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    gottaeat
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were very disappointed with this restaurant. We both orderd soup. I had the French onion soup which tasted like it had been made from a package of gravy mix. My husband's she crab soup was awful too. Then I had a salad, it was ok. It's hard to go wrong with a salad. My husband had the fried chicken, come on now, we're in the south, the chicken should be juicy on the inside and light and crisp on the outside. I don't remember the last time my husband left food on his plate. It was awful. It was served with canned corn which seemed like it had been reheated several times. We were really looking forward to a nice lunch a little trip to Beaufort . We thought we would try something different. Next time we will go to back to Plums
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dinner in 2014
    FoodontheRoadtoFlorids
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A Stunning Dinning Room with Food even Better. Pop Ups to start even better than the the Pop Ups 15 years ago at an old inn in the Hudson Valley! I had the roast duck that was just perfect. My wife's fish was wonderful. Salads wonderful Bread wonderful! Thank you...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Located in lovely, old B&B
    KLfavoriteplaces1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Although centrally located in the historic section of Beaufort, SC, most of the patrons appeared to be guests at the inn. Mostly older couples, and a few younger. Nice selection (although I expected more) at the buffet brunch. Looking forward to trying lunch or afternoon tea at Southern Graces.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Tables are placed very close together in a small room, creating a high noise level if the room is 1/2 to 3/4 full. Chose the restaurant for its longstanding reputation and a place where we could enjoy a good conversation....unfortunately, we were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice brunch
    Ejmquilts
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We stopped at Southern Graces for Sunday brunch on our way from Hilton Head to Charleston. The historic inn is lovely. Although we are not fans of buffets in general, this brunch buffet was nicely done and distributed throughout different rooms and not the usual "feeding trough" set up. The southern specialties were impeccably done, including the fried chicken, sweet potato/chicken comfit hash, and smoked salmon lollipops. It was a great value for the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impresssive
    Puppies
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great meal. Brown butter sea scallops and shrimps and sweet potatoes grits were amazing . We will return for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland
    CJHCCHVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food was beautifully presented & looked good, but had no flavor. It did not seem that there was any seasoning used at all & I do not normally add salt to my food. A mixed pepper medley was used to garnish everything. She crab soup was watery & the only flavor to it was the pepper medley. Fried green tomatoes were perfectly prepared and beautifully presented, but lacked flavor. The shrimp and sweet potato "grits" (which were really mashed sweet potatoes) lacked flavor & really did not work well together. We also had the crab stuffed fish, pecan crusted chicken, & the BBQ salmon. The best part of the meal was the dessert (which was complementary) was the homemade strawberry layer cake. It was the only thing that had flavor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a favorite!
    Happyfeet321
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food just doesn't get any better than at Southern Graces Bistro - for lunch, dinner, or brunch. They do not serve alcohol so you can take your own and they will not charge a corkage fee. The menu is varied with excellent choices of starters, salads, seafoods, and meat, chicken, etc. I always have difficulty deciding as this is one of the few restaurants where I don't always order the same thing because I'm a creature of habit and would rather stick with the known than risking not liking a new choice. But I like everything here so I almost always try something new. We had the citrus salads, scallops in brown butter sauce, and bbq glazed salmon; for dessert - chocolate creme brulee, strawberry cake & banana pudding; all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We brought out of town guests to Southern Graces for Sunday brunch and they just loved it. A wonderful experience. The staff is also very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Eating at Southern Graces Bistro was a unique experience with many choices of excellent foods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Where is the gouda mac & cheese?
    HV1301
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My daughter (a teacher) visited over spring break and we brunched at Southern Graces. She was blown away by the Gouda mac & cheese. 5 star experience. She visited us this summer & specifically requested brunch at Southern Graces...because of the mac & cheese. Sounds funny, but this 30 year old gal likes her mac & cheese! The buffet had NO mac & cheese! Everything else was delicious. Waitress was having a bad day and we felt like intruders. Will I go back to Southern Graces??? Yes. It is charming. The food is delicious. I just ask for consistency. We paid $21.99 per person (party of 4) plus tax & gratuity.... and no Gouda mac & cheese!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Noel
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It was my Birthday and the server was so dear she surprised me with a delicious slice of cake and candle. Plus the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for small groups
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been to Southern Graces Bistro several times. and have never been disappointed. An perfect place if you want to hear the conversations of your dining party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 118 reviews are from the Southern Graces Bistro reviews archive.
  • A brunch to be remembered
    foodmeister
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Southern Graces brunch was well worth the wait. They put out quite a spread, and the food was outstanding! They had everything from choice roast beef to an omelette made to order station along with amazing desserts. With momosas and bloody marrys included at no additional charge, it was the best 25 dollars I've ever spent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Quaint, small restaurant located within the Beaufort Inn.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoyable
    Robbie331
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We have dined at Southern Graces many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Place
    Momof12
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We enjoyed very good food and service at this lovely place. Our waitress was very accommodating and helpful, the menu is varied and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Beaufort
    beeboo
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have heard of this restaurant and finally made it in and am glad I did as it is the best meal I have eaten in Beaufort! I then returned later in the week for the tea with a friend which also was very impressive. The service and ambiance is great and the food is original and expertly prepared!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Gem
    speebymd
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Second time and it just gets better and better! My partner and I will definitely be back. We love escaping Atlanta for a long weekend down in Beaufort and Southern Graces has become our favorite place to dine in Beaufort!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't accept Open Table cheque
    cricko
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The ambience was special, the food good, they offered us complementary wine which was great. Our bill came to $125; $150 with tip. I presented my Open Table cheque and it was refused. Chef said Southern Graces Bistro had gotten three other cheques over the past 5 years which were not reimbursed. I don't know how it works except to say that we chose this restaurant based on its advertising on opentable.com. I was not prepared for a $150 bill. I would offer that Southern Graces Bistro should take its listing off opentable.com if management is not prepared to honor opentable cheques.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Loved it! Nice chef... Great food... Great place! I am very happy with this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    Suncitygals6
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This was our 2nd time for a group birthday luncheon... Food, service & ambiance were excellent...Cost was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this venue for an enjoyable dining experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend even after.....
    McMinnVolManiac
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The ambience is great, the food was above par and the service attentive. Our only negative is we were the only couple in the entire restaurant during our dining experience which was a little weird.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    It's always my go to place when visiting Beaufort. Best food in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    DebGVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We Live in hilton head. We felt like taking a trip to Beaufort for dinner. What an excellent find. Food and atmosphere is outstanding. LOVE the wine corkage concept. We WILL be back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply awesome
    tombVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Our lunch was outstanding and the waitress was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Quiet romantic nostalgic. Set inside a historic hotel. Quite the wonderful surprise. Delicious good too
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rozlovestoeat
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Wonderfully yummy Brunch. Very friendly staff and chef. We ate on the porch and it was lovely. Great view and very pleasant atmosphere! I would strongly recommend this for an awesome brunch experience. The sweet potato mixture is to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food and service. A must is it in. Beaufort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The food was good and well presented - they do not have liquor license so we were unable to get a nice bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The popovers are divine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The chef's rendering of shrimp & grits is unique and delicious; my favorite thus far after dozens of tastings of this classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, Southern Graces
    PatG
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    As always, Southern Graces Bistro at The Beaufort Inn was as close to perfection as possible. The wait staff was most attentive, although new, and did a fine job. The cuisine was outstanding, and the ambiance most relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good food, service.
    socky
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Nice ambience in good downtown location at reasonable prices. Excellent scored flounder, citrus salad.love the BYOB.no corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We were given a gift certificate to southern graces. We live not far away and have enjoyed brunch there on several occasions, so we used the gift for brunch and we're not disappointed. The smoked salmon lollipops are a big favorite, as are the eggs Benedict. You get just one, which leaves room for the other excellent offerings. The brunch is a buffet, with everything from salad to omelet station to sinful desserts and complimentary bloody Marys and mimosas . Our waiter Larry was really good – attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.