SUGARCANE raw bar grill
SUGARCANE raw bar grill

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com/
  • Phone: 7863690353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday 11:30am - 12:00am, Thursday 11:30am - 1:00am, Friday -Saturday 11:30am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, South American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Timon Balloo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering:


  • Special Events:
    HAPPY HOUR
    Featuring our delicious snacks, tapas, raw bar items & sushi rolls for $3-$7, signature cocktails for $7 and pitchers of beer $25, sangria $25, & mojitos $35. Available Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm.


    WEEKEND BRUNCH
    Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:30pm to enjoy brunch specials, including Duck and Waffles, Truffled Toad in the Hole and Steak 'n' Eggs Benedict in addition to our list of specialty cocktails!

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Both garage and street parking is available.
A word from SUGARCANE raw bar grill
Located in the heart of Miami’s emerging Midtown district, SUGARCANE raw bar grill is inspired by international influences and South American spirit. Three distinct kitchens: robata, hot and raw bar unite for a fresh take on tradition and a unique culmination of flavor. Embarking on quest for the simple pleasures of life: eating well, kicking back and celebrating with friends – the concept focuses on a ‘shared experience’ through its menu by Executive Chef & Partner Timon Balloo, featuring eclectic small plates, artisanal cocktails, an extensive rum selection and imported beers on tap.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
SUGARCANE raw bar grill reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (58)great for outdoor dining (49)good for groups (41)hot spot (41)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (32)special occasion (30)late-night find (27)great for lunch (23)romantic (22)great for brunch (22)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (8)notable wine list (7)Show More
  • Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great selection of tapas. Portions are more than fair for two people. Everyone must try the croquettes!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our second dining experience.
    Lucia
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2014. Even though some of the 9 dishes we shared are quite small (tapas) which is no surprise as we knew from a previous visit, the prices are fair. The outstanding tastes and freshness of each dish is truly amazing. You must savor each mouthful. To name a few we enjoyed were bacon wrapped dates, salmon gravlaks (a Scandinavian dish I love after living in Denmark for half my life), goat cheese croquettes, crispy pork belly and veal sweet breads are recommended. Carlos M. our server was also great. Indoors on a Friday night was noisy but we sat outdoors and with a slight breeze we were comfortable and able to converse. We're looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divino y agradable
    Andreazp
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Muy rico y buenos precios! Agradable ambiente y comida muy rica.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Get Lost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Don't make the mistake that I did of relying upon the iPhone maps app integrated into open table to give you accurate driving directions. If you do, then you will end up on NW 1nd Avenue rather than NE 1st Avenue
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in Miami
    NycpalateVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While visiting Miami few times a year from NYC it has been a challenge to find a decent restaurant. If tried many and food has been OK but never had the urge to return. This is different with Sugarcaine, I now have a Restaurant that am looking forward to eat again in my next visit here. food, service, ambiance and decor top notch. I will try there sister Restaurant as well Bocce Bar. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service were excellent. This was our second trip and it was rather warm inside on both occasions (day and night). The ceiling fans fans have accumulated a lot of dust and because they are angled it is easy to see. Otherwise this is a great place and the tapas experience is a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    r2d2dlg
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Me and my girlfriend had a great time. The octopus we ordered was one of the best I've had in my life, and the rest of the food was superb. The drinks took too long, but the mojitos were spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    closetfoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've never considered myself a foodie by any stretch of the imagination, but my girlfriend and I each ordered 3 course meals of different varieties, and I enjoyed every one. The food was delicious and well presented. The drink I had, a Rum n Bramble, was the most delicious concoction I've ever imbibed! My only complaint about the whole experience was that the service was over attentive. They were all very positive and courteous, but twice I had someone try to remove my plate before I had finished eating. Overall, I was very pleased, and I would recommend it to a friend. In fact I already have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant for romantic date
    Lys10
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went to the restaurant, because my sister had visited in March and recommended it. I was actually very happy that I followed her recommendation. The food was incredible and our waiter was very nice and gave his recommendations for drinks and tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter thinks food is "awesome"
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is one of those overly loud spots that emphasizes salty, sugary and fatty notes. In other words, the type of spot that draws young adults who pursue big Flavors that are "amaze balls." For such a spot, it is pretty good, but for me ... well, I'm not going out of my way to return anytime soon. My preferences are toward subtle touches. This spot is not subtle in any way.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super recommended
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Delicious original food. Super environment. Good energy. Outstanding service. Highly recommended. Very unique place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazingly delicious
    food4thought
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sampled six plates. They were so good and we were very full but we ordered two more plates plus dessert. Our drinks were freshly made and tasted wonderful. The ambience is delightful and the staff very friendly and helpful. We are already planning our next visit. Only complaint I have is the parking there is none
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The joint is jumpin'!
    Pats
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food in this place is consistently good. Small plates, very tasty, very noisy and fun. Not a place for a romantic date but definitely a place to go with friends and have a good time while tasting various dishes expertly prepared. Somewhat expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    KatsinthehatVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food is awesome. I recommend mostly the hot dishes. Different dishes very tasty and delicious. It's a must go. Loved the wrapped dates, beef ribs, grilled scallops, croquettes, chicken albondigas. There is a drink that I like there the raspberry with balsamic vinegar don't remember the name. Great one. Out server Juan Carlos was great. The dishes are tapa style to share. Minimum most order 2 per person and the torregas dessert is to Die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    One of (if not the one) my favorite restaurants I've discovered in Miami. The food is simply incredible!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent Gem
    crbarr
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Been coming here over four years now whenever we visit Miami - tapas are spectacularly good, service friendly and attentive, great vibe, awesome cocktails. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Umbelievable tapas
    MGDMTL
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Start off with a stunning garden essence at the bar (it's a gin cocktail) it's like walking thru a farmers market .....then Bone marrow, yellow tail sashimi, bacon wrapped dates, Korean short ribs.....etc Outstanding . Always on My list when I come to miami. Definitely best resto in Miami . Ohh ya don't for get the apple dessert, it's like a redo on pain perdu , ridiculous!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service!
    KellyK
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Brunch menu is a mix of comfort & flare. The sharing plates are perfect for a group or enjoy alone. Our server gave us the inside scoop on the best drinks & food to choose. Only downfall to our dining experience was the door was left open leaving us sweating in our drinks. Next time we'll ask for a seat away from the entrance or come back in the cooler months.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feetfrst
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellant food and service, had our best meal Saturday eve !!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great !
    FoodLover1VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We have been going to sugar cane in mid town, Dapur Asian Tapas and Lounge in Fort Lauderdale and zuma , all of those are our must to go restaurants. Unique food, wonderful ambulance and always great service. This time we were a bit dispointed with the service. Our waitress was only there to take the order, lack of personality, and never check if everything was fine or if we wanted to order more drinks. The food and the drinks were wonderful, only the service. We will be back for everything else but not for her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place but not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The service was wonderful, my server was Monica and the bus boy was very attentive. Although the menu was different , the taste was lacking. I give this place three stars for taste(flavors were bland and not distinguishing except for the goat cheese croquettes). I give four stars for service because Monica got tied up in a meeting so its not her fault but management.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happening Place
    SeafoodVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Sugarcane continues to be the Miami Midtown best restaurant with a great combination of food, service and ambiance. Great for sharing as most plates are tapas style. Always get the food fresh out as its serve as they are ready.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    YESSY
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food and service was very good, however, I felt it was a bit deserted for it being a Sunday at 12 p.m. Thought it would be more alive for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!!
    Kimmy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was my second time at Sugarcane. Brought 2 friends from out of town. They fell in love with it. Everything about it is fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    DocFood4Life
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is my second time coming to Sugarcane, and once again, I wasn't disappointed. I came for Brunch this time and started off with the roasted cauliflower soup which was rich without being too heavy, followed by salmon gravlox, which was delectable with the right amount of texture with the crunch, could have ate it without soy sauce, and with a side of grilled sunchokes, which had a palette pleasing curry cream. I would definitely revisit Sugarcane for a third time and try the desserts. Always a great atmosphere; kid friendly without making it seem like a Cheesecake Factory.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As every week
    RestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I try to visit Sugarcane every 2 weeks to try new and different plates. Services it's ok, but they have room for been better. Food was good, but I would like to see more special plates in order to continuing my visit constantly looking for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    ruth
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    A fun, open air feel. Attentive and friendly service. Tasty tapas. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas intl menu
    Nycarts
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Small plates of well prepared, diverse dishes. Sushi plus grilled offerings. Mussels were fresh but broth I edible due to salt content. Attentive staff. Expensive but a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sugarcane a gastronomic experience
    MCellaH
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant! Went there for dinner June 1st,2014. The Tapas and Robata Grill menus are extensive and generous, to share! The food is tantalizing and delectable!! The cocktails creative! Try the"Spice of Love" cocktail which is pureed passion fruit with mango essence,vodka and fresh infused Jalapeño! Smashing!!! Love the ambiance, the vibes and the Caribbean/Latin rhythms!! We will return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazed ... AGAIN !!
    TheRobinsons
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We hit South Beach yearly, and visit the usual top rated haunts to eat ... Last year we stumbled upon Sugarcane after a friends recommendation and loved it (two couples). This year we visited again (this time with our daughter). The atmosphere is vibrant and energetic, the staff/service is prompt, humorous and friendly ... But, the food ... The food is exceptional !! Dates wrapped in bacon are our personal favourite (it shouldn't work - but does !). Notably, the sushi and sashimi are exquisitely fresh and flavoursome and the duck egg with duck and waffle is a strange but fantastic mixture of textures and tastes ! Looking forward to next years visit !! ... From Manchester, UK.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant
    nesvillalobos
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in Miami. Don't forget to order the bacon wrapped dates and the beef carpaccio. Both are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply wonderful
    DJ123
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This is a must go to spot! The food, the service, and the ambience is perfect for a special day or a group of friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and great service!
    98stang
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This was my second time dining at Sugarcane. I was pleased to find it hadn't changed at all. The food is amazing and is tapas style. Portions are large enough to share and enjoy. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and their suggestions are always on the money. Definite do not miss if in Miami!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 628 reviews are from the SUGARCANE raw bar grill reviews archive.
  • Thumbs down
    Aventuralocal
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went in with a 1 pm reservation for Sunday Brunch. Place was rather empty although it filled up moderately by the time we left. Food was better than average. Service was dismal. Took forever. Waiters kept forgetting one thing or another... impersonal and disengaged. Service was bad enough to make me think twice about returning, even with their good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal, good service
    bekrierVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We really liked Sugarcane - though be careful, we ordered way more than we could eat. All the food was delicious - great for large groups where you can share the tapas plates. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    ree14
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Hands down one of my top 3 favorite restaurants in the country! The service is amazing, the atmosphere is great and the food is always perfection. The bacon wrapped dates are like nothing I can describe, I was visiting from the north last week and demanded we go there (even though it was a bit out of the way) so my friends and family could try them. Everyone was amazed. This place is just always a great time, and the service is always fantastic. If I was to have a bad experience here, I would honestly consider it a total fluke and go back in a heart beat. I'm not a big "reviewer" of places, but for this place I am happy to extend my opinion and am always telling anyone visiting the SoFla area to check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Hadn't been in a while but the food was very good as usual. I really wish they would bring back the Kiwi Basil drink and the Yakuza!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better seat at the bar
    MA60
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Menu promise a lot but delivery little. You will find 10-12 ingredients on the paper for any dish, but on the plate only small portion. All that with proud presents as TAPOS. Don't order miso octopus/complete disappointment/. Rabbit paella will bring you to decision never visit Spain. Short ribs dry and tough. Oysters fresh and good.So if you want to visit restaurant, sit on the bar, order glass of white wine and dozen oysters and look around.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place, great drinks.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We had a few plates to share that were perfectly done. Would definitely go back. Staff very friendly but a bit overwhelmed, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place....
    Foodie2nightVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Our third time here. Not to be missed when in Miami. I love the variety. Every dish is well thought out. Brussel sprouts, croquettes, scallops, octopus are just some of my favorites. The strawberry balsamic cocktail is awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate