Spoon Bar & Kitchen
Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.spoonbarandkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2143688220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tues-Sun: 5:00pm-10:00pm (Fri & Sat till 11:00 pm)
    Closed Mondays

    Lunch & Brunch Coming Soon!

    Reservations for parties of 2 or 4 accepted online.

    NOTE: If you have a seating preference, please indicate it in the notes of your reservation. We will make every effort to honor your seating request, but we can not guarantee a table will be assigned or that a specific seat can be held due to the size of the restaurant and the number of reservations booked.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French / Japanese, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Tesar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offsite Catering Available
  • Private Party Facilities: Spoon Bar & Kitchen offers a variety of private dining options from dinners for as few as 2 guests up to to parties of 80 as well as off site catering.

    For reservations of 6+ or more, or for information on private events or dining options, please contact the restaurant and ask to speak with our Director of Marketing.
  • Special Events: Have a special occasion coming up or need a place to host your next private event? Spoon Bar & Kitchen offers a variety of options for as few as 2 guests up to parties of 80 in the restaurant.

    For more information contact the restaurant and ask to speak with our Special Events Manager, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westchester Drive & Luther Lane
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and public parking available.
A word from Spoon Bar & Kitchen
Spoon Bar & Kitchen is a modern American seafood restaurant owned by five star, James Beard nominated chef John Tesar. The menu focuses on responsibly sourced seafood and highlights quality seasonal ingredients at the peak of flavor and other dishes that are not fish. The menu changes frequently based on seafood availability and there’s a nightly Chef's Tasting Menu with or without wine pairings.

The restaurant has several unique dining experiences including a built in raw bar, with a Chef's Counter, banquette tables and booths in the main dining room, a Chef's Table in the Wine Room and an interactive Kitchen Counter where you can watch the live action in the Kitchen.

Reservations for parties of 2 or 4 accepted online.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Spoon Bar & Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (69)special occasion (57)romantic (32)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (26)hot spot (17)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A Delicious Experience
    ieatwell
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Incredible food and service. The dishes are delectable. Highly recomend the chef's tasing menu and, if you like wine, do the pairings. What an experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Taste of the ocean
    mekalusVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    If you love fresh seafood prepared particularly well then Spoon is the place to go. The menu is small but seasonal so expect small changes throughout the year. The food is amazingly delicious there. So much so that is elicited a vary rare "this is my favorite restaurant ever" comment from my better half.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blown Away!
    JNfoodies
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We dined at Spoon for my birthday dinner - just the two of us. We were blown away! The ambiance was modern yet romantic. The waiter was incredibly attentive, informative of wine/food pairing, and pleasantly genuine. The food was fresh and innovative. We had the octopus, cuttlefish and yellowtail trio to start with a flute of champagne. Scallops and prawns paired with a crisp white for dinner. And nearly four rounds of dessert! Try the violet mousse sorbet. The waiter escorted us to the door when we left with an additional, complimentary treat to take home. Can't wait to go back, such a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed review
    DallasdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had a very disappointing experience at Spoon, but, to be fair, my husband enjoyed his meal. I did not order oysters or crudo and waited one hour and 20 minutes for my first bite of food! And I didn't care for it -a cold preparation of fennel and Parmesan that didn't have much flavor besides salt. I couldn't eat it (although my husband finished it for me and liked it). Entree finally arrived - swordfish. Over-cooked, nothing special. Seems as though if the dish is described as accompanied by toasted quinoa, there might be more than ten actual grains of quinoa on the plate! But I was hungry, so probably an over reaction. Dessert was good, but tiny (again, I was hungry). Service was okay, but oblivious to our timing issues.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tasting menu
    eaterVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Tasting menu with wine was pretty good. Seemed a bit pricey for what it was. Courses were innovative but not always well executed or paired.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Expensive
    YUMMYVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Over-all a good restaurant experience, but prices seem excessive, especially considering the portions. Waitstaff very friendly with excellent service. It would be a place I would frequent more often if menu choices were not so limited and prices more reasonable. Restaurant only half full on Friday night, even though food was good and service excellent. Perhaps others feel the menu items are over-priced as well.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Why prix fixe only?
    DRinDallasVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We heard great things about this restaurant and liked the menu online. But when we showed up we were told they only offer two prix fixe (tasting) menus now, with only a few items a la carte. The food was decent, the wine pairings were uninspired, the service was transactional, not overly communicative nor engaged. But mostly we want be back because the empty restaurant confirms...the prix fixe ain't the way to go!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Attention to Detail
    happygirl
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Spoon. The food was truly flawless. Service and decor was very good. We love seafood and you should, too if you want to eat here because that was all that was on the menu, therefore the only downside to Spoon is that there is not a large variety on the menu. Love the iPads for selecting your bar and wine items. We will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I now love fish
    foodiefun
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I am not a seafood lover by any means, but I went here with a group that is completely into seafood. After eating here, I officially love fish. It was so amazing. The waitress helped me pick a dish that would not be too 'strong' for someone who does not know different types of fish and was so helpful. I can't wait to go back soon! I definitely recommend the lobster appetizer.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pros & Cons from return visit
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Pros: Fennel salad, server, wine advice, dessert, ambiance Cons/ Disappointments: Main Courses were good, but not up to the level of previous visits & seemed overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu Change; Still Outstanding
    rddf
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went on a Thursday night, and the menu had changed to either a 5 or 8 course tasting menu. We opted for the 5 course and ordered out own selection of wine. Everything was delicious. Reasonably priced. Go early for a drink. Creative drinks and very good wine options. Several by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seeUagain
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    outstanding food! Outstanding staff, thank you Mark, John, Justin and James! Their recommendations, the way they took care of us will bring us back! Congratulations to Mr. Tesar!
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing experience
    Globalfoodie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Spoon was disappointing from start to finish. It was a Tuesday, no one was there, it feel awkward dining in an empty restaurant. The waitress was a bit pushy, repeatedly asking us if we were ready to order. We looked at the menu online before choosing this restaurant & knew what we wanted already. However, we were presented with only two options: a 5 or 8 course tasting menu. When we inquired about the online menu she said the chef changed the menu, but if we wanted just an entree we had 4 options of fish ($42 for a piece of swordfish!) & it came with boring carrots & greenbeans. We ordered the Singapore chili lobster for an app and it was a small bowl w/a few lumps of meat for $25. Everything was VERY salty. We won't be returning.
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  • Tasting Menu
    TheJourney
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a romantic dinner at Spoon. Our waiter and sommelier were very attentive and informative. Since it was a special occasion we decided on the tasting menu. The clams and scallops were perfectly prepared and flavorful. The lobster was undercooked. The swordfish is perhaps the softest, juiciest most flavorful pieces of swordfish I have ever been served. Would highly recommend the swordfish!!! Unfortunately, the tasting menu ended with the uni pasta. While I did not mind the uni, my wife was not a fan. I am not sure that such a polarizing entre is a good way to end a tasting menu. The tapioca and chocolate espresso desserts were beautifully presented and tasted great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic!
    HBrooksVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Loved the food! Service was impeccable! Will definately go back!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BrandonB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambiance is great (even though its behind a Jimmy Johns). The food is awesome and unique (sashimi with fruit pairing was my fav). We enjoyed the extra touches like sending small plates of things to taste between courses. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS
    leahVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our second visit to Spoon and it did not dissappoint. It is pricey but worth the money. Excellent wine, excellent lobster (soup) starter, excellent amuse buche, excellent crudo, excellent fish. You defininitely get what you pay for. We sat at the kitchen counter this time which made it a little more fun.
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  • One of the best in dallas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Seafood with a broad range of flavor and style. Go for the 5-6 course meal - expensive but worth it. Subtle environment with a bar in the center and very loud/annoying noise of mixing drinks next to each table. This is a very minor annoyance in a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Often a restaurant with great entres has marginal desserts. Kudos to the pastry chef for making this a great spot from start to finsih
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Curdo trio was tasteless and less than average. Seafood entree was very bland and not the freshest either! Service was great.
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  • A Hit and a Miss
    BHM104
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A highly touted relatively new restaurant with a limited item menu. Overall the food was excellent, however, personally, I don't feel like the cooks needed to add salt to EVERYTHING. The salt overpowered a couple of items on the menu and it wasn't necessary when your food is already being served with some sort of sauce. I couldn't taste the dressing of my salad because of all the salt that was put on it...same with my scallops. Salt should be added at the discretion of the taster and not the cook. Our service was excellent. The restaurant is small so recommend making reservations. The crudo is a nice way to begin your meal. They offer a pasta item without seafood that is incredible - I hated to share it!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the flavor?
    TigerTeam
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Didn't have as much space to write the full review. Summary, drinks were fantastic, as were the cheeses. Loved the butterfly effect and gimlet cocktails. I would go back for the bar. Food was severely lacking flavor on all of our entrees. Maybe the technique was to not use seasoning to let the food stand out, but the food ingredients had no flavor. The fluke and the salmon crudos were completely tasteless. The 'kimchi' pancake prawns had a little kimchi in the butter, and in the pancake and as side was green steamed cabbage. The sturgeon was fair, a little salt would have gone a long way. The salted caramel pre-dessert was on the verge of too salty, wish that salt was on our entrees. Diver scallop was delicious, our favorite.
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  • Spoon Dallas
    Bud1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved the Spoon Bar & Kitchen. Excellent food, service and ambiance. The King Salmon was the star with the Arctic Char and scallops perfectly charred a close second. The manager who spoke with us and showed us the kitchen, was attentive and knowledgeable. A new favorite !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Visit
    chefb
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I dined Sat night, 8/30 for at least our 10th time. I am happy to say that this experience, with John no where in sight, was as memorable as all our other trips in. Ross has taken control of the lead position on the line and the food is fabulous as always. Everything about the meal, from the perfect execution of cooking technique to plating to the excellent service was spot on. The Singapore Lobster, Yellowtail Crudo, Scallops and the Sole....perfect in all possible ways. The surprise of the evening was finding a delicious white Pinot Noir to accompany the feast. One of my favorite wine lists with frequent updates and surprises and something for every budget! Truly the best dining experience in town. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu a culinary adventure
    AnonymousFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I tried the tasting menu and wine pairing. Amazing. Best dinner experience I've had in DFW.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond All Expectations....
    CJFoodies
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As soon as we knew we were traveling to Dallas, we wanted to eat at Spoon. And the experience was everything we anticipated and so much more. Chef John Tesar has developed a 'fit for foodies' spot. The menu is innovative and appealing, even wanting you to try items you may not in other restaurants, out of pure curiosity. Nothing we ate disappointed. The service was impeccable as well. This is a must try in Dallas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    jkn03VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Made reservations in advance for "Lobster Sunday", yet only to be informed that they did not have any lobsters available for the evening, with no further explanation. In addition, when provided with menus after being seated for nearly 20 minutes, over half of the items (both appetizers and entrees) were noted as sold out for the evening. The appetizers and entrees we ordered were fantastic, but overall a regrettable dining experience.
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  • Stellar experience!
    JoEats
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I really cannot find anything negative to say about this restaurant. I have now been to dinner twice and lunch twice. My most recent visit for dinner was just exceptional! It had been a while since I've been in, only because I've been either traveling or dieting, so it seemed all new again! My friend and I shared a variety of oysters and crudo and thought we had died and gone to heaven. Then she had Cuttlefish and I had the simple Char. Outstanding! Her cocktail was a green gin something I can't remember the name but it was great! My Rose' by the glass was delish! We can't wait to go again and try the other items on the menu. It will take a few trips but we will get it done! Our server Jason was so professional and so nice. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Awesome
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service excellent. Food was wonderfully prepared with a variety of tastes and flavors that were both unique and delicious.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • One of the best
    ldaschaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I would say that Spoon is one of the best in Dallas, if you have not been, or are visiting from out of town, do not miss this experience. The menu is very creative, and beautifully presented, and is a great value. The service is just outstanding, very well informed, and also well paced. Highly recommend, we will go again, and again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Perfectly delectable
    darcysingsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    From start to finish everything about our meal was worth a rave... The creatve menu, the service and the ambiance.... I cannot wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Psox
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A bit pricey but understandable once you are finished . The service is amazing and the food even better!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    JHMJR
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We came in from out of town and had an excellent evening. My daughter had recommended and we really enjoyed our dinner,wine and service. Will go back for sure.
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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  • lived up to the hype
    MD00
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    excellent dinner. creative seafood dishes. excellent execution. great service. will definitely be going back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Pretty food, great service, but...
    WineGuy708VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was what I've come to expect from "celebrity" chefs. While we appreciated a selection you don't normally find in Dallas, it seemed the appearance of the dish was the highest priority. Some items, while very good, were just difficult to eat. I've been to plenty of 5-star restaurants but never experienced that problem to this extent. That being said, we DID enjoy the food (charred octopus, tuna with foie gras, artic char, squid ink fettucini with mussels) and were pleasantly surprised by several entremets, particularly the chocolate mousse with salted caramel foam "pre-desert". The staff was very accommodating and wanting to please. The ambiance was just too cold and austere for me, particularly when they sat us in the front window.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • great tasting
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went for the tasting menu. Everything was delicious. The sauces enhanced the dish. The sides that went with each dish were very original. We loved every course. The presentation for each dish was very artistic. We can't wait to go back. They accommodated my allergy buy substituting another dish for that course.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent!
    dalys
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Every dish was delicious! Great presentation and the food amazingly tasted better than it looked. Service was outstanding from the hostess, the bartender and then our server- all three were exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • WineDineSleepRunVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wined and dined a client at Spoon a few nights ago. The space is gorgeous. The food is almost as stunning but slightly misses its mark. The first course options we tried were delicious and I ncluded sashimi, scallop and octopus. The main course options did not impress me in comparison to other restaurant options at same price point. I splurged and had the lobster. I cannot recommend it. The peach dessert was fantastic but the vanilla dessert was ok. The best way I can describe the food overall is good but not post-it-on-Facebook delicious. The service was the deciding factor for my experience. Our waitress was condescending and rude for no apparent reason. I was embarrassed for her and surprised the owners have her in a waitstaff role.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spoon Full of Happiness
    FindingBliss
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Sparkling qualities. Sophisticatedly relaxed. Expertly professional. Sumptuous. Worthy. Truly special.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parkcitiesmom
    parkcitiesmomVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wonderful food and even better service the sommelier is is as knowledgable of wines as she is pleasant and personal. She paired each course we had with perfect wine.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.