Stella 34 Trattoria
Stella 34 Trattoria

Stella 34 Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=139
  • Phone: 2129679251x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room & Lounge

    LUNCH - 11:30am - 4pm

    BRUNCH - Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 4pm

    DINNER - Monday- Saturday, 4pm - 9:30pm, Sunday, 4pm - 9pm



    Cibi Ronda Takeaway

    DAILY - 11am - 8pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Jarett Appell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Private Dining for up to 16; Cocktail parties and full restaurant buy-outs.

    Please contact the restaurant for more information: 212.967.9251

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and 35th Street - Macy's 6th Floor
  • Public Transit: B,D,F,M Trains to 34th Street Herald Square Station, or the 34th Penn Station Station using the 1,2,3 or A,C,E lines.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street Parking where available. The nearest garage is on 36th street off of 7th Ave.
A word from Stella 34 Trattoria
With sixth-floor views of the Empire State building and three wood-burning ovens, Stella 34 Trattoria is a modern trattoria and the dining star of Macy’s flagship store.

Executive Chef Jarett Appell offers Neapolitan pizza from wood-burning ovens with fior di latte mozzarella, Caputo flour imported from Naples, San Marzano tomatoes from the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius and water meticulously sourced from local wells to match the pH and mineral balance of the natural spring water in Naples. The menu showcases al forno entrées, house-made pasta, “piccoli piatti” – signature antipasti designed for sharing - and an all-Italian wine list of more than 100 bottles.

Open 7 days a week for lunch, lounge & dinner. Direct access from the street is available via dedicated express elevators at Macy’s Broadway & 35th Street entrance.
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Stella 34 Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
247 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (139)scenic view (119)neighborhood gem (110)fit for foodies (109)good for groups (87)great for brunch (50)special occasion (38)hot spot (35)kid-friendly (27)romantic (21)notable wine list (19)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (9)Show More
  • Miakenedi
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Paccheri Napolitana is excellent! Verdure app is one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful spot near Penn Station
    Yogaperson
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We loved Stella 34! Amidst the hot dog vendors and tourists on 34th Street there's finally a great place to dine. A light filled , spacious room and fantastic service. There are vegetarian/ vegan and gluten free choices available which was greatly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise inside Macy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    After a long day of shopping, I didn't really want to go out somewhere with packages in hand to get a meal. I asked a store employee if there was a restaurant in the store that was decent and she told me about the Trattoria. My expectations were not high, but boy was I surprised! The atmosphere felt like I was somewhere completely different than a department store, the service and food were really great and it wasn't even loud and crowded. Granted, the prices weren't inexpensive either, but this is NYC. Our calamari was tender with a nice crispy coating, and the marinara sauce it came with had a nice kick. We enjoyed the salad with prosciutto and dates, and the eggplant parmigiana was terrific! The fungi pizza was also good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stella is not quite a star
    KevinAtHome
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A very interesting place to go - on the 6th floor of Macy's. The interior is well done with lots of light and air. The food is good but not otherwise surprising. The service is amiable but, in my case, was quite slow. If in need of lunch near Macy's it worth considering.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    ASBrooklyn
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The wine list was excellent. The Zucca salad was outstanding and the pate was the best we have had. Arrancini almost like Moms.Recommend highly! We shared a truffle pizza that was to die for and topped it off with a dessert that will keep you smiling. Our server was top notch. His name is Carlos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to Great
    FoodsterVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food and entire experience at Stella is awesome. It's a great spot for after work drinks and apps as well as a place for a quality bite (pizza and more) before events at The Garden. But Stella is way more. It is Italian fine dining at it's best with inventive dishes on a deep menu of choices. Last Thursday we had an Italian steak preparation with field mushrooms that was superb. The quality rivaled the finest NYC Steakhouses with the only difference being that the NYC Steakhouses don't conceptualize or execute food this way. It's beyond their scope. Simply fantastic. The service was smooth, unobtrusive and excellent. I had dropped my napkin unbeknownst to me and my server simply placed a fresh one on the table. Stella is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Melrose
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I have eaten here twice since it has opened. It is a great little find on Macy's 6th floor and a nice central location for meeting friends in mid-town. It has a nice variety of modern Italian dishes and pizzas. I've had the cauliflower pizza on both occasions, an interesting mix of ingredients that comes together perfectly, delicious. Also tried the mushroom linguini (sharing dishes) and although it was tasty enough, I felt the $21 lunch portion was small and the mushrooms (my favorite) were very scarce. I did pick up a small container of Verdure to go, a delicious vegetable blend that I had tried and enjoyed on my previous trip. Lunch reservations are accepted, it does get quite busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice surprie
    tasterschoice
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    to find this caliber restaurant for lunch. welcome addition to the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find!
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Fun place to grab a bite for lunch or dinner! Easy and good food. Great service. Great view!! Go Macy's!!! Another great move by the retail star!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at Macy's!!!
    LouisaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    When visiting NYC, one has to visit Macy's and what a thrill to find such a terrific dining experience. Had dinner one night and lunch on another day and both were most enjoyable. Service at Stella 34 was impeccable; both friendly and courteous. The food was really good; tasty, cooked perfectly, pleasing to the eye and just the right amount. We had pastas for dinner and salads for lunch. Great wine list, too. Definitely worth a try even if you aren't shopping. Elevator to the restaurant is right inside the front door. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I expect a lot more than what we actually received. It took us about 10 minutes just to get the menu and it was upon our request! The server just left us there and will only stop by if we ask. Never even bother to ask if we enjoyed the food or not. The Margarita Pizza is not bad, but you can feel that is being reheated. The view is good from the window.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Delightful Experience
    Deesviewpoint
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was afficient and courteous. I would have preferred my pizza margarita had more tomat sauce and less crust, but I enjoyed it none the less. Menu was varied with many interesting items to try, and prices were competitive. I have always enjoyed the Food Court in the Cellar, but going to Stella is now a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stella-good food with a great view
    JJSNYC
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good food that changes with the seasons. Good wine list. Great view of Empire State Building.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SammyG
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From making the reservation to walking in the door to walking out, amazing service. Servers were polite and knowledgeable and charismatic, the scene of facing the Empire State building was gorgeous, the food was unbelievable and portions were perfect. It was an amazing night I will absolutely be returning
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    Tani
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went here for my boyfriend's birthday surprise dinner. Though a little pricey, the food was delicious! Our server was also very friendly, helpful, and super nice! I requested a table by the window and it was honored. The tiramisu birthday cake was great as well. Would definitely recommend coming here for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening
    vera
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is my 10th time at this Restaurant and it was a good as always. Unfortunately the waitress was a bit slow and not as engaging as the previous servers I had. But the food was good and the view is unbeatable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect mid town lunch
    JAZ2
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great spot in midtown to meet for lunch. Good menu, delicious food, fashionable crowd and the prices very reasonable. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was our first trip to Stella, but it certainly won't be our last. What a great find! The food was fabulous, as was the wine list, and our server was very knowledgeable about both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MatundaVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I liked everything I ordered. Want to return again to try other items on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    Grapevine
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Food was wonderful. Service was wonderful and the price was great. Very reasonable for New York. Will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Very good restaurant all around...attractive, fun atmosphere, very good food, very friendly service. The polpettini meatball sandwich was excellent. And the gelato was a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Hosted a client lunch and received excellent service. Food is consistently good. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice experience
    NyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Of course we were skeptical of a restaurant atop Macy's, but the recommendation was from a trusted source. We were quite pleased with our dinner. The pasta was fresh and delicious, as were our small plates. My lemon dessert was heavenly! Extra points to the waitress who asked if we were going to the concert at the Garden and then timed our meal perfectly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for Herald Square
    Tantan
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Macy's is the gem of HS and now it has a great restaurant which just adds to this landmark department store. Great service, very good food. Try it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood lunch place
    Kelly
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    In a neighborhood where most business lunch options are egregiously expensive and loaded with heavy menu options, Stella 34 is a gem. The menu has a lot of different options on cuisine as well as plate sizes and is very well-priced overall. More importantly, the food is wonderful and the menu is full of healthy options and appears to change with the seasons.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Views
    DaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Spacious high ceilings - there is a great view of Herald Square and the Empire State Building. The other great views include the italian gestures wall sculpture and the open kitchen, this allows you to see exactly how organised and in sync everyone is from calling orders, to cooking, and delivering items to your table. The results are clear - great tasting food that is done perfectly. The Di Verdura salad was not overdressed and the Paccheri Napolitana was perfectly cooked, pasta al dente and the perfect amount of sauce to coat but not drown. Service was attentive and not overbearing, will be back again on next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't be surprised...
    FoodsterVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    By finding this superb restaurant in an unlikely place...upstairs in Macy's. Because it's a great restaurant with freshly prepared, highly inventive Italian cuisine, much of which is the best in the city if not the best outside of Italy. The service is outstanding as are the views of the Empire State Building. The Patina Group has the right touch, and Stella 34 is among their best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise!!!
    Noteasy2please
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Who knew that there was a classy restaurant in Macy's department store. Friends recommended it and we decided to go before seeing Billy Joel at the Garden. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked off the elevator to a sea of white. The place was really beautiful and very inviting. We were ushered to our table immediately upon arrival. The caricatures on the walls were reminiscent of The Palm restaurant and we're pleasing to look at. The service was prompt and very pleasant. The food was esthetically beautiful and delicious! Portion size was perfect and presentation was great! We would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHO KNEW?
    lba315VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This culinary gem on the 6th floor of Macy's Herald Square is terrific! With ingredients imported from Italy, the dishes served on the menu put this restaurant on the same plane as some of the finest Italian restaurants in the city (if not the country). And leave room after dinner for the Florence-imported gelati... Doesn't get any better than that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shopping Perk
    Sandi
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is my third time here and I haven't been disappointed yet. Each time I've had something different and everything was quite good. The décor is very smart, chic. The noise level can be annoying at time, this time it wasn't so bad; however the last time was a littler earlier right in the middle of lunch time and it was very energetic, to the point that I really couldn't have a conversation with my friends. But after shopping it's a wonderful place to sit down, have a glass of wine and relax.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good close to Madison Sq Garden
    hotpuffin
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Since there is almost nothing decent around Madison Sq Garden, this was a find. The drawback is that it's in Macy's. However, the service and food are both good and there is a very pleasant almost wrap around view of the empire state building. The restaurant is very light and airy and moderately quiet so it's a delight for an early dinner. Food is quite decent but not exceptional. I'd definitely return.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visit #6 was great!
    Foodnana
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was my 6th visit and Stella 34 never disappoints this Italian American food purist. Great authentic food with a lighter touch & fresh ingredients in a casual but elegant setting. Nice, friendly & informed wait staff who never condescend or push you into a choice but know the menu well. Generous, but not ridiculously oversized portions: the wine by the glass comes in a carafe that gives you a second glass. You can pay more, but you can't find a better experience in NYC. Way to go Macy's! I'll be back for visit #7!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Company Dinner
    AuCanada
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We met at Stella prior to going to the theatre. The Stella team was meeting to set specials and prepare for dinner. What a process this is for you! When the group broke, another meeting completed the process. This is some serious commitment to food/guests. My guests were in NY from Halifax and Quebec City. We were most impressed with our meal, service and atmosphere. Most pleasant. Our wine was delicious as one does not see an Italian "zen" often in the US....typically they are Californian. Great experience and I would entertain there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deliciius
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was excellent. Wine fabulous. Would highly recommend this restaurant. I have sent several business associates there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Miracle" on 34th Street!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Picked this spot for a pre MSG concert with wife and friends. Had heard good reviews from various sources. We were pleased with quality of food. Shared 2 excellent salads, fresh & tasty, nice assortment of ingredients. Branzino very good, eggplant nice portion and tasty, pasta with meat ragu perfectly prepared. Nice pour of wine (Gavi di Gavi....liked). Don't miss the gelato. Very creamy...........
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very surprising find
    DearanijVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    When I made the reservation for Stella 34, I wanted something closed to MSG since we were seeing a show. I didn't realize the restaurant was in the Macy's department store on the 6th floor. It was a very nice find and a great place to have dinner before an event at the Garden. The salads and pizzas were made very well and the service was quick and attentive. The only word of caution is that if you find you have extra time before the show starts, you tend to start shopping through all of the 8 floors in the store. My wife stayed an entire hour on the second floor with 60,000 sq feet of shoes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The surprise in Macy's!
    John
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was wonderful, servers friendly, view was great. Someone at our hotel recommended the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised by the experience. Great restaurant, only complaint is that I wish our server (who was wonderful when she was with us) was not very attentive or prompt to reply to requests - like refilling our water glasses. Other than that, great experience.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This neighborhood needed Stella 34!
    brooklyngreen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've taken clients here twice now for lunch. It is a great spot in a neighborhood with not a lot of choices. The ambiance is nice, the food is delicious and the service is great. I will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Continues to be great
    KctNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Get there a bit early to sit at a window seat. Perfect NYC scene. Service great. Calamari appetizer best I've had. They use a Japanese cracker crust so it is crispy but light. Heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth a visit
    REGNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food, service, and ambience are all fabulous. Menu is just right in terms of length and variety. The wait staff members are all exceptional and clearly like what they are doing, and are REAL people. The deserts alone are worth coming for, especially the lemon one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet