Terramae
Terramae

Terramae

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.terramae.org/
  • Phone: 4237102925x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Mon. - Thur.: 5pm - 9pm | Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Shelley D. Cooper
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire at the facility.
  • Entertainment: Different music piped into bar & dining areas

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th & Columbia
  • Public Transit: 10th & Market
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public lots are available. Valet will be coming shortly
A word from Terramae
You might be wondering what an Appalachian Bistro is.

It"s a culinary celebration of the flavors loved from the peaks of Maine to the foothills of Tennessee and Georgia. From seafood to elk to chicken and more----all accompanied by farm fresh vegetables--It's as local and fresh as we can get it.

Did we say the unfamiliar? Definitely! But it's all from mother earth in our unique and creative way.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Terramae reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)special occasion (49)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (13)good for groups (10)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (6)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was delicious . Service was excellent. Appreciated all that went into it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent farm to table offerings!
    Kathy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you want a farm fresh meal you can't do better than Terramae. Excellent vegetable plates and charcuterie platter on massive trays. Not many restaurants do vegetables better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My First 5 Star Review
    TystDarl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I brought in flowers and a bottle of wine hours before my reservation and was greeted and treated very well. When my date and I arrived, our table was set with the flowers perfectly on display. As our server, Eric, came to greet us, he poured our wine and complimented my taste. To start we had the Frog Leg special which was wonderfully set on cornmeal grits, absolutely delicious. Our entree's took quite long to arrive, but to accommodate, Eric brought out two glasses of complimentary wine to apologize. The rabbit was wonderful, and the Veg plate was truly fantastic. The ambiance, the service, and food are amazing. This restaurant is a new personal favorite. If you're stopping by, ask for Eric. I know I will next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eclectic food and wonderful service
    Sands
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was our first time at Terramae. The menu was eclectic with many items of interest. We ordered the organic chicken and the Appalachian Sampler and collards. The chicken dish burst with flavors I had never previously known. The Sampler was an Applalachian version of a ploughman's lunch, incredibly varied and tasty. The wait staff were very friendly, even offering us a different vintage of a wine We had ordered. I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Creative
    Rick628VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Interesting boutique restaurant, with creative small and large plates. For my dinner, I combined two small plates, plus a salad; provided lots of variety and was plenty of food. My wife had the chicken and enjoyed it. Our server was efficient and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to table
    clbhappy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The brunch on Sunday was our choice, the noise in the restaurant was surprising - apparently a wild baby shower in the next room. However, our service was very good and the food (a burratta mushroom omlette and salmon eggs benedict with friend green tomato instead of bread with a tarragon lemon hollandaise were excellent). The $10 per person mimosas were a nice touch as well. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch - Sept. 14, 2014
    TableOldTimers
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our sole experience dining at Terramae this past Sunday was hugely disappointing. Even though we made reservations for brunch ahead, we were ushered to a table crowded together among other diners in the back of the first floor. The noise level was deafening! We were informed that there was a Baby Shower going on in an adjoining room and a birthday party in a front dining room. When we mentioned to the hostess that the noise level was simply too uncomfortable, and that we'd prefer not to sit out of doors (it was a hot day), we were offered a seat at the bar near the front. Although surprised at our being seated there, the woman was quite gracious and understanding. The food was a horrible disappointment! Precooked and microwaved!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Love2dineoVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our first time and it was amazing. Service was great, food was great, however it dose take awhile to get it so allow at least 2 hours for dinner. Great place to dine in Chattanooga, will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointed...
    kumquat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Appetizer of ham wrapped figs was good but too pricey. My wife ordered a steak cooked medium well and it was served rare. Had to wait about 12-15 minutes for them to fix. Did comp a dessert to cover the error. I had the lamb shank, which was good. Drinks were quite good - I had Hemingway daquiri and she had the albarino (Spanish white wine). Although we again left our stress at the door and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, the food lacked some of its normal sizzle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Gem of a Restaurant
    MerryDiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I went to Terra Mae for dinner and ordered the fig appetizer, which is wrapped in bacon and blue cheese. It was fantastic, light enough for two people to enjoy without ruining our appetite for dinner. We enjoyed one of the specialty cocktails which was light and lemony and not too sweet. For dinner we both had the scallops with corn and crab risotto. The scallops were prepared absolutely perfectly, with a beautiful, brown sear on the outside and a tender, juicy, succulent texture inside. The risotto was to die for. It was tender and creamy, and seasoned to perfection with a delicate addition of crab and corn. It was truly a memorable meal, and we're sure to be repeat customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    thefoodguy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Ambience was perfect for a Sunday Brunch, the music was subtle and not too loud. The service was friendly and prompt. The food that I ordered was well seasoned, and perfectly cooked. I could not have asked for a better brunch. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and anyone else who is driving through the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinning42
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our favorite place for Sunday Brunch. The ambiance, service, food and mimosas are outstanding. We would recommend Terramae to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As Advertised
    ChattDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I read a few reviews and glanced through the sample menus on-line and I can say without hesitation that the food hits the mark of the promised homey feel with expert culinary preparation. All of the flavors complimented one another and our dining experience was superb. Who knew a dish as simple as Mac n' cheese could be so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Rand
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Decided to try something new for amnniversy. We 'll be back as regulars. The food was a wonderful surprise and the service was warm and friendly. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and made great recommendations. Cocktail menu very interesting but we didn't explore it this night. The deserts were unique but down home at the same time. Make sure you leave room. This was a great find and we look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emb123
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great Restaruant enjoyable atmosphere with nice porch grt atmosphere
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terramae
    JBjr
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a wonderful mini vacation w/ night at the Stone Fort Inn and dinner at Terramae. Service was attentive, the drink and wine lists were interesting, and the food was well prepared, presented beautifully, and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Foodie Spot
    mellyjoy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Attention Beer Drinkers: There is only 1 draught beer and about 8-10 bottle selections. You may not find this enough to satisfy your beer desires. The wine list and cocktail selection was superb but for those of you that want a nice beer with your meal, pickins are slim. The food was amazing and service too. No issues there. Ambiance was also very small, cozy and quaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    MamaO
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Attractive setting. Our waiter was extremely kind, informative, and attentive. Food was very good however they did not have enough scallops for 3 orders at our table. The filet was outstanding. We had 3 different appetizers The Surf and swine was amazing! Great flavor.. The bacon wrapped scallops were good but the corn and crab risotto which is usually fantastic was lukewarm flavor good but not hot enough for me. The Painted Hills Beef tenderloin was great! The black garlic steak sauce was incredible. My husband thought his Rabbit Special was excellent (special for that night). We had 2 desserts and the best was The bread pudding was some of the best I have ever had. You can not be in a hurry. Everything cooked to order.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great new find
    DCDC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I dine out together relatively often at the end of the week. She is an excellent cook and she utilizes the wonderful produce from our large vegetable garden to create wonderful meals. In addition, I travel almost weekly on business, which results in me dining out a great deal through the week. We like to be "wowed" when we dine out. Terramae definitely takes a fresh look at our southern heritage incorporating both traditional and non traditional food ingredients. Along with the ingenious combinations, the presentation is quite stunning. Service is first class from the entrance to the departure. A great dining jewel for Chattanooga.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chatt
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurant a in Chattanooga. Always a go to when we have out of town guests. The food is excellent and the seasonal variety give even a regular something new to try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    chandora
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The drinks were very creative and highlighted all kinds of booze and interesting ingredients. The food was delicious and the building is beautiful. Our server was great. We got a couple small plates and an entree so we could try more, i think that's the ways to go because everything on the menu looks good. It was also not too noisy but pretty full by the time we left, i dont know if thats is because of the people in the crowd or if the space is acoustically quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Emerald
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Nice place for the occasion. A family dining together whom rarely see each other, no one rushed us to leave and noise level allowed conversation. Everyone was happy with their food, and it was presented beautifully. Scallops had a good taste, but smelled fishy as did the squash blossoms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Fridaynightdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Another great meal. I have eaten at Terramae several times and I have not been disappointed one time! Excellent food and service. I am able to take my children and sit on the outside patio so we don't bother the other diners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    Butterlover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I have been 3 times. Each experience has been flawless. The food is mouth watering. Drinks are perfectly crafted. Dessert is not to be missed. The walnut pie is my favorite. The service is impeccable. I can't say enough about this restaurant. I look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening
    kumquat
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We celebrated our 20th anniversary with dinner here and it was fabulous. The weeknight crowd was smaller and the food and drinks and service and ambiance delivered. My wife told me she felt the most relaxed during dinner that she had in years, due in large part to the quiet surroundings, solid but not too invasive service and nice music (soft alternative). The restaurant even comped a dessert in recognition of our anniversary, which was unexpected and appreciated. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambrosia Salad Again Excellent
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Of 3 seafood dishes tried, only the oysters were something to order again...Macaroni and cheese again stellar
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful fine in Chatt town
    Surprize
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our visit was to celebrate our 37th anniversary. Food was excellent. The flavors and choices of selected fresh foods were incredible. We have lived here in Chattanooga since 1977 and I have to say it was one of the best if not the best I have ever. Price is reasonable and the portions were good for us. The cocktail drink selections are incredible. Waitress was very knowledge of menu and cocktails and you could tell she had eaten the foods and had done her homework. This is important. Overall solid A. As crowd moved in the noise level was increasing, but not bad. Would suggest calling ahead.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Special
    Cid27
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Celebrating birthday....My husband and I were set next to the kitchen. There were plenty of other seats around and did not make any sense to seat a couple there trying to have a romantic dinner. Ordered a $40.00 bottle of wine that came with a screw cap, no cork...did not taste good at all. The organic chicken entree and the bread were good but nothing else was including the dessert. Most expensive meal we have ever had and was so not worth it. Nobody was rude, but the service was not what you would expect for a $150.00 meal,,,we were so disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the restaurant!
    LAC123
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food is wonderful and I love the atmosphere. The Walnut Pie is the sesert in town!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Bad Attitude
    Runnergirl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food is outstanding, hands down...but, when we arrived and asked for a better table after having advance reservations and the restaurant being fairly empty, a waiter copped an attitude - very ungracious. At a restaurant of this caliber, there is simply no excuse for surly behavior. That being said, our waiter was competent, but became a little harried once it became busier. Long wait for the food, although one could argue it was worth the wait. And, of course, prices in the stratosphere. The bar has better ambiance than the dining room and the outside looks onto what appeared to be a utility alley with no attempt to add character. Despite the fabulous food, I will probably not return to dine. The attitude is a deal breaker for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    mouse
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Beautiful surroundings and the food is fabulous. Innovative drinks and a good waiter that gave honest opinions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner Experience
    foodie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our first time for dinner at TerraMae was outstanding. Great food experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chattanooga Send Off
    PDXfoodie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I was visiting friends in Chattanooga and decided to go to a "fancy" dinner on my last night there. The food and service were excellent. Two of us had the scallops in bacon and a friend had the Monday moonshine special! Everything was great! The food was well prepared with various flavors of interest. I would highly recommend to locals as well as those visiting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed
    MusignyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I've eaten here twice now when visiting Chattanooga and am really impressed with the food. Whoever is in the kitchen understands preparation because everything I've eaten has been quite outstanding. I regularly visit town for business and have eaten at many of the downtown restaurants and this may be the best one for the quality of the cuisine. My only constructive comment is that the wine list is quite poor - filled with one-offs. E.g., just random producers, especially in the Rhone, Burgundy and Bdx section, where my years of experience collecting wine provide me with no assistance or roadmap for making choices. Everything is a "flyer" and tasted accordingly. But still a first-rate food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant...Delicious Food!!
    wineNdine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Every time I have been to Terra Mae, the servers have been very friendly and the food has been outstanding. The menu changes regularly, so you never know what you might find!!! Many of the dishes seem to combine ingredients that traditionally one would think might not work together, but somehow they always manage to make the food DELICIOUS!!! Great Food, Atmosphere, and People!!! Highly Recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but it could have been better
    dani38
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went there last week for Father's Day. We booked the reservation for 11:30 a.m. My husband and I wanted to eat brunch and the kids just the traditional lunch. Unfortunately they only had 1 menu -a brunch menu. The kids did not have any choices other than what was on the adult brunch menu...The food was good, the price fair. The mimosas definitely the best, very strong. The service was very slow. Would go back for dinner, definitely without the kids!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 of 3-Food+, space+,service so-so.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had high hopes based on some reviews and the food did not disappoint. Our server was friendly and professional when he came by but he was too busy taking care of a large table to really do a good job. We waited a long time for our drinks and then they came at the same time as our starters. Then our server seemed to actually disappear for awhile. For the price I want all three things to be top notch - food, service, and environment/space - or I will go elsewhere next time. And unfortunately Terramae just didn't stack up for my husband and I.
    • Food
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 217 reviews are from the Terramae reviews archive.
  • Very good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a great meal at Terramae. The surf and swine app was delicious, although the pork belly was tough. The garden bounty salad also was wonderful. We had the scallops and whole bass for entrees, both were very good. The service was good, our server for the most part knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    ChattDiners
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Pros Great location, Nice atmosphere, Incredible food!, nice décor, Cons, friendly servers but were kind of slow. Not sure if they had too many tables (managers fault) but regardless it would be nice not to have to wait 15 minutes for a drink or if asking for condiments bread or whatever...
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful evening.
    Quirky
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a marvelous dinner, starting with cocktails, appetizer and main course. The service was spot on and the food was superb. We enjoyed the evening very much and will plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate