Stones Throw
Stones Throw

Stones Throw

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stonesthrowsf.com/
  • Phone: 4157962901x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Su, T-Th 5:00pm-10:30pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Brunch: Su 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Halverson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in one of San Francisco’s most picturesque neighborhoods, Stones Throw offers the perfect setting to host a range of parties. With a semi-private dining room that looks into both the open kitchen and wine cellar, and accommodates up to 25, possibilities are numerous. From a quiet business meeting to a lively birthday party, Stones Throw can tailor your experience to fit your group. For more information on available dates, menu options or to tour the space, please reach out to us!
  • Private Party Contact: Tai Ricci 415-796-2901x
  • Special Events: Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like A Somm....the last monday of every month! Join Stones Throw as we welcome a different guest chef/somm duo each month in creating a special 5 course tasting menu all in support of the SF-Marin Food Bank. Visit our page at http://bso.sh/chefsommfeb

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green
  • Public Transit: Powell/Hyde Street Cable Car - Stop on Hyde & Green.

    Muni Bus -

    45 Union/Stockton stop on Union & Hyde;
    10 Townsend stop on Pacific Ave & Larkin St;
    12 Folsom/Pacific stop on Pacific Ave & Larkin St;
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We all know parking is a challenge. To relieve this stress, we have partnered with Uber to offer you 5% off your check when you arrive in style with Uber! Simply alert the host when you arrive to receive credit on your check.
A word from Stones Throw
Stones Throw, a California/American restaurant and bar situated in the heart of San Francisco in the renowned Russian Hill neighborhood, goes back to the basics, highlighting the simple things in life: great food, undying hospitality and a fun, carefree environment where everyone feels welcome.

Food inspired from past experiences at a slew of four star restaurants is turned into fun and approachable every day dining with a seasonally changing menu. Stones Throw features an extensive beer list with a balance between large format, hard to find beers, and familiar namesakes as well as a wine menu focusing on value, along with a careful balance of eclectic and adventurous wines.

A carefully formed team of some of the most talented restaurant staff in San Francisco is here to help create a fun and unforgettable experience each and every time you visit Stones Throw. We hope to see you soon…and often. Cheers!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Stones Throw reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (106)neighborhood gem (104)special occasion (51)hot spot (45)notable wine list (42)romantic (28)great for brunch (24)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (12)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • So Many Delicoius Dishes
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had a wonderful time at Stones Throw. Visited on a Tuesday night with my husband for a 6:30pm reservation. Our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. The hostess was really friendly, as was everyone who approached our table whether it was our server, a bus boy, or another server just helping to deliver food. Everything we ate was really good but the stand out of the night for us was the pork belly & crispy pig's ears. It was sweet and savory and just an all around delicious dish. My husband had the burger which had a cool carrot slaw on it and was really good. The stand out with that dish was the fully loaded tots - they tasted like a baked potato with all the good stuff. I had the corn soup for dinner and it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BobbVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was very good and much improved since it first opened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My girlfriend and I went in there to celebrate our one year anniversary last sunday and had an amazing experience with the best server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back for more
    CoolieTable
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was our first meal at Stones Throw but it won't be our last. We fully enjoyed every dish that came out which started with the Salmon Mousse. Da Burger came with these amazing tots and the burger was incredibly moist and tasty. The pork belly hash wasn't what I expected but the pork belly fat just melted in your mouth except for the crispy skin. Can something so fattening taste so good? Neither dish disappointed and not a single morsel was left on the plates. Service was fantastic as well. We had people check in on us periodically either filling water for us or asking if we needed anything else. All pulled off with great expertise. We will want to see how their dinners are now that we had such a great experience with the brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite restaurant
    LekkerEten
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It is very hard to find a restaurant with great food and reasonable prices. Stone's Throw breaks this rule and provides a wonderful dining experience with excellent food AND reasonable prices. On top of that the service is excellent and knowledgeable. Every dish we picked was at least very good but most of them excellent such as squid pasta, the pate plate, octopus starter, the duck main course and ohhh the beignets dessert. And besides excellent food a great wine and beer list. Absolutely my new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    DugBVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our Uber driver recommended this place for an anniversary dinner and wow, did it live up to the hype. The service was impeccable, they made us feel incredibly welcome, thanking us for celebrating our anniversary with them. The food was fantastic. Really fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic night out - Everytime
    Renee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I can't say enough about this place. The food that they create is truly a work of art and a pleasure to eat. I have yet to have a dish that I haven't been completely in love with and I really enjoy bringing friends and family out for a culinary treat here when they come to town. The servers treat you like royalty, the wine list is superb -- not just California wines! -- and the bartenders know their craft and put a smile on your face, but all of that is just icing on the cake that is Chef Halverson's creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience this trip!
    Kalena
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food & service excellent. Creative blend of flavors textures and colors. On my list to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stone throw
    Generallyhappydiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was lovely. Our server (whom I've had twice now) rushes us and is focused but not friendly and wasn't helpful when it came to answering our questions. We left feeling like we were in her way rather than that we paid $200 for an experience. We don't go out a lot and we really wanted to calmly enjoy the evening. We really felt like she was trying to rush us out of there. Hope this was isolated and that we will have a better experience if we come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MGMSFfoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We loved everything about Stones Throw. In fact we're going back again this week! Jason's menu and cooking are inspired. Innovative without being pretentious. Everything we tried was delicious. The service is friendly and very attentive without being intrusive. Bob and Tai made us feel very much at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • STONES THROW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    STAFF WAS BEYOND GENEROUS AND HELPFUL. CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH, THE CHEFS, WAITERS AND HOST WERE UNBELIEVABLY KIND AND GENUINE. FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD, VERY INTERESTING DISHES, COULDN'T HELP BUT TRY AS MANY AS WE COULD. I THINK THEY EVEN GAVE US THREE DISHES, AN STARTER, A MAIN COURSE AND A DESSERT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Gathering at Stones Throw
    Food4FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We started our dinner with a few starters: Four tiny delicate puffed potato & eggs were absolutely tasty. Egg yolks were still runny in the middle of the puffed potato. Pork belly & crispy pig's ears were a little oily. Grilled octopus in three different flavors was tender and delicious. Entrée of crispy duck breast was seasoned and moist. NY strip steak was seared and charred perfectly to our request, and was juicy and scrumptious. We shared all dishes family style. Waitress, Danielle, was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We sat in the corner by a large table of noisy drinkers in the middle of the dining area. The noise level was much too loud to hold conversation comfortably. Servers were quick and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck was Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was tops. I had the duck dish. Yummy, but also the atmosphere was fab, particularly the great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We stumbled upon this place and found it to be truly amazing. The Hostess was adorable and very accomdating. The entire staff did every thing they could to make the dinner a memorable experience. Food was beautifully prepared and very tasty. Loved the duck! The Bananna Foster was decadent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    allonsy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Very well trained and friendly staff. Appetizers and entrees were great...except the tater tots that came with the delicious burger, were too heavy and rich... fries would have worked. My nephew said it was the best steak ever and the fava pasta was perfect. I was looking forward to the chocolate bananas foster, but it was just okay, same with the peanut butter and jelly donuts. All in all, a great meal and would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good once; won't be going back
    melinda
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've been meaning to try Stone's Throw for a while and glad I tried, but won't be going back. While the food was creative, few ingredients were tasty, several dishes were noticeably salty and not cohesive in flavor. Overall I didn't find any dish memorable and leaving me craving to come back next time. I found neither the food nor the whole experience to be matched in price. During dinner time after 7/7.30 pm it became too loud to hold conversation comfortably.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a great meal,,very thoughtful and creative. Some favorites were the potato puffs, pate,corn soup and the grilled octopus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    LovesfoVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I booked this place thinking it was typical bistro was expecting the same menu I get at most tavern type places. I'm not sure why I thought that from the description. The food turned out to be fantastic. Perfectly cooked salmon and steak. Amazing pâté. Tomato Cream wafers could have had more taste. Very attentive staff including head chef and our server Danielle. Raves to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty meal
    Vacafun
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. My main complaint was we were placed by a large group in the back and they were very noisy. They should not have tried to fill the two small back tables with the larger group there. Food while tasty was not overly generous with portions. Would still recommend. Parking is miserable. Parked at ghiradelli and took cab from there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood just got better
    Welcome2NobHillVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After two visits, one on a date and one with a group, I am a huge fan of Stones Throw. Everything on the short menu is at least very good; a few dishes (like the squid ink pasta, the octopus and the duck) are phenomenal. The staff is friendly and caring, with a lot of personality, and the pacing is not rushed. I live that the place is full of people from the neighborhood and that Stones Throw makes that a priority. The beer and wine lists are unique and interesting. I just wish the menu were longer!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatsoutalot
    Jamzam
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    from the minute we arrived til the very end every minute here was special.Every course was special.We tried every starter and they were incredible.The wine list was excellent and service right on.this is a perfect 10 find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Foodiesouthbay
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great food. We had the squid ink pasta (very flavorful), octopus (very well done, one of the best we've had) salmon, corn soup and duck. For the dessert had the bananas foster and donuts. Both were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best New Restaurant
    CSdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food is some of the best in San Francisco right now, but the most exceptional thing about Stone's Throw is the level of customer service that is definitely not seen very often. From the host to the wait person to the owner, they were all professional, attentive, and proactive. My group ordered quite a few things from the small but well thought out menu and each dish was unique and fun and delicious. I cannot wait to return. The restaurant suggests using Uber to get there and I can see why - parking is difficult to impossible in this area. But, for sure, do not let parking deter you from trying this great new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    good food, good service. great neighborhood spot for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PhillyNoleVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Second time at Stones Throw, and a great meal again! The puffed egg and smoked salmon snacks are amazing. Duck entree is amazing. And tater tots that come with the burger are reason alone to order it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect spot
    sfdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    great food, great service the perfect neighborhood spot. Bartender Tyler is definitely a reason why we keep coming back, his knowledge and warmth is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is now one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It's fit for vegetarians as well, with lots of options. I loved their appetizer of the little rolls with creme fraiche that had the flavor of fresh tomatos with a fava bean dip. So yummy. The Banana Foster was also amazing. A definite must try on this restaurant and the waitresses are extremely pleasant and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Chiara
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The best meal in quite a while: squid ink conchiglie pasta, tomato cream wafers, octopus okonomiyaki, smoked salmon rillettes, fava pyramid pasta, were all bursting with flavor and truly unique, like nothing I've had before. The desserts were playful and delicious: peanut butter and jelly donuts and a deconstructed apple pie. Service was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and simply incredible. It's clear that everyone on this team is a pro. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    BestMealSF
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Stones Throw was the highlight of my trip to SF. Every single aspect of the experience was perfect. Top quality food, extremely creative menu, and the staff is exceptional. This will definitely be a restaurant I visit every time I come to SF.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    First, the food was really good. I didn't get to try everything, but we had some pancakes and duck hash. They were both very good. We will have to go back and try some other things to have a full sense of the place, but I am definitely going back. They had a great beer and wine list (which we didn't have)... I wish they had some additional non-alcoholic beverages available on the menu. I don't want to drink all the time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    fudlovr
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    loved all the "snacks" and the pork belly was decadent! Great wine list! And the staff was helpful and energetic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of SF's best spots
    devinrogo
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I ate here with my girlfriend and everyhing was absolutely amazing, this is now one of my favorite SF spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty and a great beer list
    DavaGVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We didn't make it to the entrees since the snacks and appetizers all sounded so good. Our favorite was the SQUID INK CONCHIGLIE PASTA, delicious. Sat at the bar where the bartender was wonderful about recommending both food and beer selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and excellent service
    Jane
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Came for brunch with 2 friends and their 8 month old. I wouldn't call the food menu itself kid-friendly, but the restaurant was more than happy to make sure we had room for a stroller and provided a high-chair for when the baby woke up and was ready to interact with us at the table - which is great because many other places don't even have room for a stroller. All in all, highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excllent Food
    oko1973
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food here is great. While the dishes size is medium the quality is great and the beer\wine selection is also superb.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starter is the Highlight!
    Foodieyum
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The snacks before brunch were AMAZING, namely the puffed potato. We would definitely go back for that dish alone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We tried Stones Throw, having nearly always had good experiences at Fat Angel, the proprietor's other establishment. The menu is limited to 4 items each on the appetizers and entree lists. The service was very slow. For example, we waited 20 minutes after ordering glasses of wine for them to arrive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced
    Scrumptious2
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Very little value. We went ther for my bros Bday. The said they were going to give him a little card but they didn't.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • cozy atmosphere, but bland
    dinkohVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Very cozy atmosphere. Pretty busy. Service was very good. Wine was excellent. Unfortunately, the food wasn't very tasty. The deconstructed apple pie was a sore disappointment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Michaelknight
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Literally the first time I came here everyone was so freindly and amazing. The food was fantasitic. Honestly I feel everyone should eat here. The atmosphere was great as well. The food will bring you to a whole different world. Hands down one of my favorite places and I've went back ever since!! I just can't get enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.