Taverne Gaspar
Taverne Gaspar

Taverne Gaspar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernegaspar.com/
  • Phone: 5143921649x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 10:30 am
    Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 am to 11:30

    Dinner:
    Sunday 5pm to 9:00 pm
    Monday to Wednesday: 5pm to 10:00 pm
    Thursday to Saturday: 5pm to midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Gérald Barthelemy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Taverne Gaspar offers a private dining room for up to 60 persons, perfect for all your social or corporate events
  • Private Party Contact: Candice Cartoux 514-392-1649x113
  • Entertainment: Tavern Thursdays
    - Live Blues Rock on Wednesday nights
    - DJEleven on Thursday nights
    - $6 glass of house beer, $8 cocktails, $2 oysters (on late night menu Thursday to Saturday)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St-Gabriel
  • Public Transit: Métro Champs de Mars
    Bus 515
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at Auberge du Vieux-Port for $12.
    There are also parking lots inside the Old Port facing Taverne Gaspar.
A word from Taverne Gaspar
Inspired by Old Montreal's taverns of the past, Taverne Gaspar welcomes its guests in a warm and lively setting, perfect for dinner and a few drinks with friends. The gastro pub cuisine is inspired by classic French and British tavern fare.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Taverne Gaspar reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (29)good for groups (23)hot spot (18)late-night find (16)fit for foodies (13)special occasion (13)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (11)romantic (10)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    susieqVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Scallops were seriously undercooked and mussels were very small. Service was attentive but food took a long time to come.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall decent experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My girlfriend an I went there for diner, She had the lobster slider for starter and I tried the onion soup, the lobster clearly wasn't really fresh, not that it tasted bad but, nothing surprising for a 12$ plate with lobster, I'd expect to pay more than if it was fresh. The onion soup was alright, nothing really special about it, then for main course we both had fish and chips, fries we're good, I'm somewhat biased as I do prefer the thing slice cut, so for me they we're pretty good, the fish was slightly overcooked but still good, I did enjoy the taste of the batter, you could tell it was clearly made from a beer base which is good, although it wasn't crispy enough, felt a bit too soft. Overall experience was decent, I would return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaspar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you're looking for a cool and unique setting, Gaspar Tavern is the place to be. Foodies will enjoy the menu. For the big eaters, don't order the risotto, although it tastes great, you'll finish it in 4 bites. Great ambiance, a little loud, so don't expect to hear everything the other person said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Tourist55
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was great and very friendly and perhaps over attentive. The food was mixed - scallops good but the fish & chips were terrible, the fries were cold and soggy and the batter too thick and floury! Shame, because it could have it could have been so much better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DandA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had dinner, late last Saturday, and the food was incredible. Lobster sliders were a great recommendation!! The place was very lively, ambiance was great, service was very personable and attentive. One of the best restaurants in ALL of Montreal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    Julien
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food is fresh and the quality of the service is awesome. Good selection of beers and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taverne Gaspar
    Augusto
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fantastic environment the vibe was fresh and hip. Service was incredible. Food was deliriously delicious, however the selection could have Ben a bit more creative. Must try the revolver shooter, very impressive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky find
    Pickyeater1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had German guests to visit the port and watch the fireworks, everywhere was bustling.We hoped to find a place to eat and were lucky to get a table here at the last minute. Fortunately we ate outside inside was very loud and would not have been as nice I think.the food was good and the servers were all very charming. On the whole good value for money.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a bar atmosphere
    DJ13
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Recently dined here with family. There were six of us and we all enjoyed out food. A few of us ordered some of the specialty cocktails and those were also very good. I order the lobster slider, which was more of a mini lobster roll and the half guinea hen. Both were excellent. Everyone raved about their food. The service was very good, our waitress being there when we needed her but never obtrusive. However, this is a tavern. A very stylish one but the decor is hardly elegant and even half full the noise level was high. Still, I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Tout simplement divin!....La bouffe, l'ambiance, le service et l'immense bar nous en donne pour notre argent!...Je le recommande a tous!..👍😉🍷🍸😊
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • standard food - loud surroundings
    TNTgal2VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We HAVE. to try poutine throughout Quebec, but Taverne G's wasn't great. Curds weren't very fresh, fries barely warm, and the fact that it came lit in about one minute tells me it was sitting under a heat lamp. Salad Niçoise prepared pretty competently, while seared scallops were cooked just right. Nothing we are wowed us - flavors were a bit flat, honestly. Decent selection of local beers. Techno music played very loud with every song sounding alike. The terrace is filled with smokers and nonstop people walking past your table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dance club dining
    Mtlgirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We arrived around 6:45pm--there was already very loud club (techno) dance music playing. During the course of the evening we asked 5 different staff members to please turn it down a bit. It was extremely unbearable. When we finally spoke to the manager at around 8pm he informed us that this was also a bar--so there wasn't much he could do. Shocked w his reply. We ordered by around7:15pm...received appetizers around 7:45--our main meals only came out around 8:30pm (almost 2 hrs after we first got there(!!) we were also w two small children, which is why we made the early reservation in the first place. No one was asked if they wanted refills, and water was not filled up often enough in this very warm restaurant on a hot summer night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unbelievable expérience
    dinnerexperienceVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    De l'accueil jusqu'au départ entre l'apéro et le dessert du début jusqu'à la fin... Ce n'était que du bonheur!! Équipe génial, musique excellente, nourriture succulente, coktails originaux... J'y retournerai avec grand plaisir et le recommanderai à mes amis c'est certain!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and stress-free
    Missy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was there on a busy summer night, with a party of about 15 people. There was massive traffic everywhere, so most of the guests arrived way past the 8:30PM reservation. The staff never commented about it, once everyone was there, we were served a great meal, everybody had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a visit
    MrFood
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Party of four (two kids, ages 7 and 9) had a great experience Friday night, we sat inside. Atmosphere is casual and loud. There were lots of people and there was music. The onion soup was perfect pub fare. The seared scallops were worthy of a more upscale establishment. Wife and kids had a couple of burgers which were excellent quality. Good beers on tap. Would go here again and again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Mtlfan
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The waitress was great. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Very attentive service throughout meal without being bothersome. Food was very good and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super experience!
    flyingfinn
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We organized our daughters birthday dinner at Taverne Gaspar, it was our first time visit and we were NOT disappointed! Service was friendly and professional and all our special requests were accommodated without hesitation. We even had a complimentary drink offered with company of the waiter! We were party of 6 from teen to adults and all enjoyed our evening. Food was good and not overly complicated; we had risotto, salmon tartar and fish and chips - everybody was happy with their choice. They have a good wine list and staff knows their wines. Be prepared for big price tag at the end, but it is worth it for special occasion or going out with group of friends or co-workers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were sitting on the terrace, there were about 8 of us. The waiter was always around at other tables and flirting with the hostess but would never come see us. We would have been finished our drinks and staring at his waiting for him to take our order and it would take at least 20 minutes for him to come over again. When we all asked for our bills, he printed them up and left to go flirt again with the hostess, ignoring us. We had to go up to him and get his attention for him to let us pay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    mattfVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Really good service, food, ambiance. I will definitely go back. A nice benefit is the valet parking available. Don't bother looking for parking in the area, not worth the headache. 12$ is more than reasonable for the valet service which was professional and friendly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies evening
    snowbird
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It is a great taverne especially on de la commune, Curious people passing and entering, Food - raw bar (great oysters) , starters beef tartar , fish and chips , ribs (pulled porc smoke) , scallops etc . Host and waiters ********* super & attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look forward to Montreal Dining
    Cupcake
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Always enjoy coming to Montreal from Toronto for the dining experience. Great ambience. Excellent location. Good service. Ordered scallops with great presentation. Surprised bread is optional and has to be specially requested? White Sangria just okay, more like pop than an enjoyable alcholic drink. Love that the waitresses flip so easily from french and english to accomodate guests. Service was great until we didn't order dessert and it was a challenge to track down the waitress to wrap up our bill. Overall all very enjoyable and would return again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as described on Open Table
    SusieQ
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This restaurant was nothing as described on Open Table. The restaurant is not open at 11 - the time of our reservation. We expected a terrace and 2 hour service for a lovely lunch. We got reluctant bar service breakfast of eggs etc. very disappointing. Please fix the description not worth the walk!
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  • Great food great music
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    A fun pub in old town with good food and a great vibe. Love the dj and fun music with a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food bad service
    Brooklyn95
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The restaurant was great and there was a fantastic menu, the house beer was also very good. Not to mention the ambiance was pretty cool, I was a fan of the whole modern take on the old Taverne concept overall one of my preferred restaurants, However all that being said my one criticism of the place is that our server blatantly spent the night hitting on my girlfriend right in front of myself and my friends it made the the night very awkward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    Thorho
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had a large group that started with 15 people and ended up being 26 at the end. The restaurant accommodated us on the fly after our reservations fell through at another restaurant. Everyone was pleased with their food an drink. I had the salmon pave and arugula salad. The fish was cooked perfectly. The vegetables that came with the meal were really good. The staff was pleasant the entire night. Wonderful evening...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    CarlBergeron
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went 16 for my wife's birthday. We wanted something casual and non-formal. Gaspar was perfect. The food was very good and the service also. People who likes a quiet place to chat should not go there. It is vibrant and full of energy. Thank you. It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, noisy ambience
    Anitak
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    There was a dj and it was very loud. If you want to just eat and talk with friends it is not a good option. However, if you want to have a beer and relax it is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & amazing outdoor dining
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I only experienced the outdoor dining, which was on the sidewalk facing the cobblestone street and the water. It was a perfect Spring evening, and that definitely helped. A band was playing inside, and they were pretty loud, so if that's not your thing, mention it in your reservation. The food was fantastic: salmon tartare and lobster roll sliders as a starter, and then mac & cheese and mushroom risotto for the mains. Beer selection was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday at Taverne Gaspar!
    Nuclearlark
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We made a last-minute decision to go to Taverne Gaspar for my fiancé's birthday over the Victoria Day weekend and had a great time. We were a small group (5), and although we were early for our reservation we were able to find a table immediately on the terrasse (most likely because there was a hockey playoff game that night. Our server Mike was great from start to finish - very friendly and food and drink were brought quickly. At first I was somewhat worried, since our group included a vegetarian and a gluten intolerance, however I was happy to see that the menu shown online has since been updated and there were enough choices to accommodate all diets. Tasty food, nice Old Montreal location and fun staff made for a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 187 reviews are from the Taverne Gaspar reviews archive.
  • sunday dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Looking for a little restaurant sunday night with friends , the Taverne Gaspar was a nice place to get together and have drink and with a decent choice of food: the oignon soup was good and overall the size of the different meals were pretty generous .The barman was nice and the service in general was excellent. I imagine it's nice to have a drink on the terrasse when the weather is warmer !
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing attentiveness
    KALARTIST
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We were a larger group of ten people. We were given amazing service. The attention to detail is perfect. The water glasses were always filled and the waitress was quick to bring an extra fork when one of the diners dropped theirs. We cannot recommend this place highly enough. It's a great place to dine in the Old Port of Montreal. The prices are very reasonable too. Five stars!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Service impeccable, très bons plats bien présentés, beau décor et bien situé.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing ribs, friendly service
    alan
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    When they first put the ribs down in front of me, I thought I would never be able to finish them, but they were so good. The staff was super friendly, and I looked forward to them stopping by the table just to chat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find near the waterfront
    DJB73VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food was fantastic. Roxanne was excellent and provided great service to our party of 11. Best fish and chips I've had outside of Cape Cod.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We took some of our new outside sales reps to have a relaxed dinner. Food was good. Service was great...Roxeanne had a great attitude and sense of humor. Lighting isn't the best. We had to use our cell phones' light to read the menu. But overall, even though it was a quiet Monday night, we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simplement parfait.
    Sweetheaven7
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    De l'accueil au paiement de la facture en passant par les recommandations de Maya, les cocktails délicieux, les plats uniques et succulents sans oublier l'ambiance enveloppante, tout s'est passé merveilleusement bien. Merci à la Taverne Gaspar d'avoir fait de cette soirée un moment mémorable et inoubliable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    MissSteph
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Went with my fiancée and had the best time!! Great service, amazing food (recommend the seafood platter!!) and a free shot!! Paired with Bota Bota made for an amazing evening!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good casual spot in Old Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Old Mtl is a location of restaurant extremes - very wonderful, rather formal and expensive like 400 Coups, to very touristy and very ordinary (and usually expensive as well). Taverne Gasper was a pleasant experience. The food was good and casual, the service attentive, the decor attractive and the bill was reasonable. You don't go for the wine list, but the selection of beers was appropriate for a taverne.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • J ai entendu parler de vous
    Ludivine
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    J ai entendu parler de vous au guide resto voir et je n ai pas été déçu de mon expérience . Nourriture et service excellent . Je le recommande et j y retournerai !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Girlsniteout
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Drinks were great, food was delicious and staff was friendly. Music was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic