Tango Bistro
Tango Bistro

Tango Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tastetango.com/
  • Phone: 6105269500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, American
  • Executive Chef: Samuel Sheridan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: private parties are available from 8-75 people.

    for private event inquiries and date availability, please call and ask for an in-house manager.

    Or if you are interested in specifics of hosting a party at Tango, please download and view our private party package at our website.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren Guttilla 6105269500x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lancaster Ave
  • Public Transit: We are located Adjacent to the Bryn Mawr train station. R5 Line runs right in our back yard
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tango Bistro
Tango's menu offers contemporary American Cuisine in a comfortable setting, located just off the train tracks in Bryn Mawr. You can settle in to our Main Dining Room in a cozy banquette, enjoy dining by the fireplace or perhaps the intimacy of a smaller room with bright French doors. Our Train Room is reminiscent of a dining car as the train whizzes by the window. In the summer, enjoy Tango's deck seating. A large wrap-around patio comfortably seats guests under a shaded canopy or along our fabulous Cantina Bar. Voted "2008 Best Al Fresco Dining on the Main Line" by Main Line Today.

Our menu features the comfortable dishes you always love and we feature seasonal specialties with some cultural flare. Tango offers an extensive beverage menu and wine list to compliment your meal.
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Tango Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)great for lunch (58)great for outdoor dining (48)good for groups (47)special occasion (46)fit for foodies (43)romantic (35)great for brunch (31)scenic view (21)kid-friendly (19)notable wine list (19)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (9)hot spot (6)Show More
  • always reliably good
    latinprofVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    gr8 food and service in a fun atmosphere always. a go-to restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have eaten at Tango only a few times, and each time has been a pleasant experience. We dined with another couple this past Saturday night and had an excellent dinner at a nice table in a quiet area. Three of the four of us had the trout which was excellent. I think the food is a cut above other local eateries in the area and worth the few extra dollars.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun concept lackluster execution
    PhillyDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Birthday Dinner, fun concept for environment, Noisy, Service lacking. Long wait dispite reservation. Then long wait @ table w/Server visible setting up group table. Bar drinks served after salad w/main course. Support service brought served us another table's order, did not check on us during the meal. Most of the ood adequately prepared. Entrees blacked swordfish & scallops w/ risotto/asparagus. Salads generous servings, lettuce for the harvest salad had a few bits past prime. Swordfish well prepared, served w/ snow peas. Scallops well prepared but swimming in mediocre tomato sauce served w/undercooked risotto w/very few asparagus bits. Dessert cheesecake & key lime pie, served out of the box. Suburban fare, not inspired to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very solid
    mschaffer4
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This old baggage holding building that used to be a part of BrynMawr station is a great, quaint neighborhood spot. We just moved to the area and were looking for something solid. After reading reviews, we settled on Tango and were pleasantly surprised. Ahi and calamari apps were cooked perfectly and well presented, though I preferred a bit of salt added. Jumbalaya was above average and a huge portion, short rib special was another huge portion that required a doggie bag. Wanted to sit by a trackside window to watch the trains. All but one of the windows is small -(a function of the converted railcar - Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaurieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Tango's menu has a broad range...everything from tacos to jambalaya to steaks, lamb chops and crabcakes. Calamari appetizer , Jambalaya and lamb were all very good...wine service was a little odd. It took 3 tries to get what we asked for. Fortunately we are easy-going and our waitress was very sweet so it was an enjoyable evenning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a gem
    lainyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dinner was over the top Everything was excellent from appetizer to dessert
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like the old dining car...
    BrynMawrBoy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our table by the Main Line tracks took me right back 40 years to trips on the Broadway Limited, and dinner in their upscale dining cars. Excellent service combines with an interesting menu at reasonable prices. I had the duck and my lady had the jambalaya, both very well prepared. I can't speak to the wine list because I enjoyed a selection from the craft brews on tap. The only demerit was the cappuccino, which presents well in its funnel-shaped glass, but is really awkward to drink. Otherwise an outstanding evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LollyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    we love it, always great.would recommend it always,never had a bad meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    RetiredGourmetVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had the Jambalaya. Huge portion and loaded with seafood, sausage and chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute Train going by…
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Well, it is cute that the train is going by. Our server was a sweet guy and we loved our neighbors! Sweet ladies in their 80's with a lot of character! :-) But, the favorite was the crab rolls… and the salad with apricots was just OK… it could have used something. I wished they weren't sulfur preserved. We had the scallops and they were in this sauce they we agreed, ruined the scallops! It was too sweet for a curry or a tomato base… it missed something. The rice was mushy and dull. Chef needs some love. <3
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch meeting
    bjc1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good food, varied menu, fair prices, good service. Quiet spots available for conversation with no rushing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite
    RetiredGourmetVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Evry dish we have tried here over the past 14 years has been fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tango never disappoints.
    Jane
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    At Tango I especially like sitting where I can look out at the trains, and feel as if I am eating in a dining car. There are also tables that accommodate large parties (10-12) especially well. The food is good: varied menu, several favorite dishes (I esp. like the fish tacos and the wild mushroom ravioli). Drinks never disappoint, and although I never come just to drink at the bar it looks as if folks who do are having a good time. Noise level is a real plus: in no part of the restaurant is it loud, even when it's pretty full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tango was good
    Tazz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I enjoyed the food and ambiance at Tango. My wife had been there several times. This was my first time. My meal was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ladiesluv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fantastic place,a gem love looking at the trains go by
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - very slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a great place for lunch - but not if you are in a hurry. Our table of four ordered soup, salads and fish tacos and it took about 35 minutes for our meal to arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four to Tango
    wycolyco81
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    For whatever reason, servIce was agonizingly s-l-o-w, unlike other visits. The kitchen couldn't even get an order for a medium rare NY strip steak correctly prepared (overdone). The steak was taken back and another one was served that still wasn't cooked to order. The manager apologized and deducted the cost of the steak which was expected. It took a terribly long time to bring dessert to the table, once ordered. I think this was our fourth or fifth visit and all previous visits were what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. But this visit showed little semblance to the other occasions - new management? short-staffed? I don't know but I wouldn't want to make a future reservation without checking other diner's comments.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Server station too close to table
    MainlinePAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food = good. Service = great. Atmosphere = awkward. There was a new manager speaking to a server for a good 15 minutes without breaking to turn around and realize we were standing at the host stand for a solid 3 minutes and kept talking after we were seated. (Was no hostess until Another server told the girl in kitchen we were there) Other servers speaking loud enough to hear conversations at the server station right outside kitchen door. Also one very drunk man who was trying to get new manager to do him a favor to give his # to one of the female employees. Conversation went on too long & very strange to watch. Overall we spent more time listening to others conversations than having our own as they were so distracting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Nat1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We go often and always have a great meal. Good for special occasions or for meeting friends. Service is great. Fun to sit in the train room or for a more formal feel sit in the main dining room.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A beautiful evening on the deck
    mainlinemamaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love the Brie salad which is consistently delicious and my husband had the filet which was perfectly done as he requested. The service was good and we enjoyed watching the trains. Only draw back was when the compressor came on (don't sit in at he tables near the bar).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot near Bryn Mawr train sta
    PhilsphanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice restaurant right next to Bryn Mawr train station. We made a res via opentable on Wed for party of 4 for Friday. I asked to be seated outside (called the Cantina) on the form. We called at 4 to say we would be a party of 5. When we arrived we were given the option to sit inside in a booth or on the outside (front door side) facing the parking lot. Cantina was full. We chose indoors. It was very nice. My friends were pleased with the choice. I had one of the specials: pork tenderloin piccata with gnocchi. Very good. Two of my friends split the Brie salad. I tasted the almond encrusted Brie- delish. Other got crab cake-excellent. Consho Brewing saison on tap. Nice bar up front where we stayed for a drink. Great bartender.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Evening
    Nhsmd1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Spent our wedding anniversary with great friends at Tango for dinner. The trout, scallops, and salmon were all excellent choices. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Watching the trains go by is always fun! It was a wonderful evening.
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  • Good place to go
    JayL
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Consistently good. The food seems to have gotten even better than the past. I would be comfortable in going there with anyone--foodies or otherwise.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JWiggs
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Tango is one of my absolute favorites on the Mainline. It is affordable, fine dining, and a local gem! The food is always prepared fresh with fresh seasonal ingredients. I usually get the same thing everytime, because the Mushroom Ravioli is just so darn good, but my husband is a junky for their specials that change constantly. Never once have I had a poor experience. Top notch customer service, which I appreciate more than anything this day and age.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor brunch spot
    MareVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch and I had read the opening time wrong, so was early, my friend got there before me even earlier, they were very accommodating and said we could come inside and sit, we opted for outside and they brought us coffee while we waited for them to open. It is a highly rated restaurant in the area and lives up to its rep. The food and drinks were great and service also. The outdoor space is huge plus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oof. Not what we were expecting...
    DisplacedWesternerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had never been to this place before and thought it had closed. But, found out it was open and gave it a shot. Mistake. Food is fair (and I think that is generous). Waitress messed up my entree and said that I must have misunderstood her or misspoke. How about, "let me get you what you wanted." (She was great otherwise but I thought that was a big misstep.) I could handle the first two problems. But, when I compare the overall experience with the price on the menu, there's a big disconnect. This place is WAY, WAY overpriced given the experience. Holy cow. I don't know if the experience used to merit this type of price point or if they have raised prices but not the experience. Either way, it does not work.
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  • Lovely dinner for 4
    Eatingood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a party of 4 on a Saturday evening to celebrate my wife's birthday. Tango was the right selection. The food was prepared well. The noise and crowd level was unnoticeable. Our server was unobtrusive. We were able to focus on our conversations and had a pleasant celebratory evening. We are definitely dining at Tango again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    jillyg
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great ambience with excellent service as well. The food was beautifully presented and the taste matched the presentation. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HahndocVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tango is predictable and a bit boring. The food is predictable and fine. The service is fine although the wait person forgot to bring me a salad that I ordered. (just a mistake, it happens). Having been there over 30 times, just would like a menu makeover in some fashion or different specials. It all seems the same.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Tango
    DelcoGPS
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went back to Tango with our friends to celebrate another birthday, and had a very good experience. We all enjoyed the gazpacho. Everyone was pleased with their entrees and Christine provided excellent service. Each couple decided to share deserts as we were getting full. Deserts were great. Tango has been a reliable place to go for really good food any night of the week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G8 onion soup..
    latinprofVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    All the food is good, but the onion soup is not to be missed...Wonderful servers.
    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, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect all around experience
    dmills
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Two adults and one 9-year-old had a delicious and satisfying meal. The ambiance seemed to heighten the kid's sense of propriety, but he loved his food as much as we did. Will definitely visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Soup, Too!
    BryanVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I kept reading about the French Onion soup and... it's amazing! My friend loved the Black Bean soup, too. What we really appreciated, too, was that the staff allowed us to stay and talk. This was a first date and we lost complete track of the time. We came in at 1:00 pm and when I next looked at my watch it was... 5:00..!! The staff didn't say anything, but we knew we had to leave when the dinner crowd started entering. LOL So, staff... thanks so much for understanding and we'll be back. (And, I'll look at my watch more often!) Thanks! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We sat on the outdoor terrace which has a great bar and vibe overall. The gazpacho soup was divine - my husband had the red snapper and I had the filet mignon which were cooked perfectly- would highly recommend on fronts. Great service too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special, hidden gem in Bryn Mawr
    DrJerry
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Beautifully restored former baggage room of the PA RR at Bryn Mawr. Delight for either special dinner or routine dinner out. Open Table reservation made earlier Friday was available for us promptly at 6:45pm. We were seated in the quiet large room with fake fireplace providing lots of ambience. Extensive menu with many specials in fish, meat, etc. My 16 oz. Medium rare sirloin was spot-on excellent and my wife's veracruz-style fish was very good. Entrees followed a shared Kale salad with tasty vinaigrette dressing, although kale was slightly wilted from sitting in dressing too long. Extensive, affordable wine list ($8-10/pour) and large craft beer selection. Great dessert selection. Good value. Not only for neighborhood folk. Free parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    atteacher
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have eaten several times at Tango. The food and service are always excellent no matter what we order. The decor is dark and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our server Jason was very responsive and knowledgable. One person is our party had many questions and requests but Jason handled it very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    DelcoGPS
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Tango is a favorite spot for us. Gazpacho was fantastic - even better than we had here previously. My filet mignon was perfect & I liked their new presentation of this classic entree. Everyone in our party was pleased. I had to bring half home and enjoyed it for dinner the next day. Had no room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    sfn14j
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The crab cakes were special -- full of lump crab. The burger was excellent -- juicy and tasty.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greaet Brunch!
    Coyotefe
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I ordered Eggs Benedict with Salmon which was wonderful. The Vodka/Pineapple cocktail was OK. The Mimosa was better. Calm atmosphere. Service was not at all intrusive (yea!). Only knock: From the photo on Open Table, I thought we would be dining in a garden setting; however, our table overlooked the parking lot. Other than that, all was well. I recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.