The Bleecker Street
The Bleecker Street

The Bleecker Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebleeckerstreet.com/
  • Phone: 8189963008
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm /Dinner: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - Close Sat/Sun Dinner 3:00pm - Close

    Happy Hour- Mon - Fri 3pm - 7pm
    Sat 3pm - 7pm
    Sun 3pm- Close (All Day!!)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Chef Guierrmo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Book your private events here!! We have a private space for showers, birthdays, corporate events. For information contact the General Manager Kimmy Ward
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer customized menus to fit the needs of our guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimmy Ward 818-996-3008

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ventura Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free and Plentiful located directly adjacent to entrance
A word from The Bleecker Street
Inspired by the sights and sounds of Greenwich Village, THE BLEECKER STREET brings a little taste of lower Manhattan to Southern California. The interior is "Village Fun" with influences from SOHO, Little Italy and the warehouse district. Imagine the feeling of sitting between two vintage buildings at Barollo in SOHO,or the new meets old open industrial feeling of Peasant in NOLITA(North Little Italy), or the comfortable refined feel of Gemma's candles and dark woods in the Bowery. Bleecker Street is every bit and more.
Dress is urban casual with servers taking your order on a bent knee or sitting at an open seat. When you come to Bleecker Street, you're not coming to a restaurant you're coming to our home. We want to be the 1st place you think about when you say " I need to relax"
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The Bleecker Street reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
65% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)great for outdoor dining (17)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (11)special occasion (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful - but sun glare is tricky
    SamB
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food couldn't have been more terrific -- interesting salads; crab cakes to die for, wonderful shrimp -- but the afternoon sun glaring through the 12' high windows was really strong. They have shades, but they don't really work. We will go back, but ionly at lunchtime, or after dark.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly ok
    Meremortal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have dined here half a dozen times and were perfectly happy with our experiences. I read some negative reviews written in the past month but brushed them aside and came anyway. Glad I did as we again had a fine meal, very attentive service and a very satisfying experience. If your a food snob I prefer you not ruin the ambience so stay home. It's just fine for us mere mortals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It used to be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The hostess looks annoyed when you come in. The wait staff was great. My wife's burger was DRY and just not very good. Had to get some more sauce to put on it. The beef short rib was pretty good but just nothing great. I have to say we used to like this place a lot more, but judging by how empty it was on a Friday after 7:30 I'm guessing others are noticing it too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Good food, good service. A little pricey but there was no one there on a Sunday evening. Was once a vibrant restaurant but the last couple of times we have been there has been a noticeable drop off in patrons.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't rush back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is a good place for a mid week dinner. Would not waste my Saturday night here. Been here a few times. Will not rush back. Service was lousy our waiter was training someone - was like the blind leading the blind. We had been the restaurant for 15 mins and had to ask for service. It was a Tuesday night and not that busy so there was no excuse for poor service
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  • excellent
    FAV4US
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    we have never had a bad meal yet. we try all different food and everything is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance NY style restaurant
    Lilalleycat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The restaurant is very stylish with the modern rustic look that's so popular now. The service was great, although we had an early dinner and not many other patrons. The fish was overcooked and chewy and the pasta sauce had too many capers, which gave it an "off" overpowering flavor, especially for a white fish dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DineLA
    HalpVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Mostly enjoyed the first time experience at this restaurant. The DineLA menu was good but the overall ambiance is not terribly inviting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • average food, nice environment
    BiotechVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great location with terrific trendy spot to people watch. The food was simply average at best. We tried many appetizers, entrees and dessert as well. All was just OK. Service was fine and prices are very reasonable. So dgo for a early evening drink and a pizza...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I usually like Bleeker Street but the experience this time was just so so. The hostess was slow and not very attentive. The food was good but nothing stood out. And the creme brulee- the top was soggy and not hard like normal creme brulee's. The waiter was awesome and friendly though he did forget to have us taste the wine when we bought a bottle which to me is a no no.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one man band
    elewis
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It's dineLA week and there's only one person manning this participating restaurant at lunch. Ill-planned wouldn't you think? Ordered off the special dineLA menu and the steak came out overdone I couldn't slice it with the knife. Understandably so the poor lone server couldn't find the opportunity to make my cappuccino so she comped me with iced tea. Thank you for the effort. It's too bad there was very little to work with in that situation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great DineLA experience
    Pandariter
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was a last minute dineLA find. We live I'm Northridge and this Tarzana spot was one of the closest to us. We were pleasantly surprised by the laid back cool vibe inside Bleeker Street. The portions were so generous we were stuffed and took dessert home. Crab cake appetizer was delicious. There was sauce and potatoes on the side that were so satisfying. My bf got the rare ahi tuna app that was perfect. I ordered the lamb as a main cooked rare and it was more cooked medium but the flavor was there so I forgive that. Bf ordered the mushroom and seafood risotto which was so rich and filling ( I'm a good way.) I highly recommend checking this place out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    none
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have never been disappointed at Bleeker street. the beef filet was wonderful as well as the walnut crust halibut
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great unknown place
    wendyd
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was good. Menu had a lot to choose from. I recommend sharing a pizza if you get one as they are really big. The parking was easy, ambience is nice and the service was good. Overall a great experience. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    caribth
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I realize that The Bleecker Street has been around for a few years but I've never had reason to dine in and around Tarzana. I'm really happy we picked this spot. The salad choices were great and the freshness of the food was fantastic. We met the owner and she really does take the time and attention needed to make sure your meal is enjoyable. We'll have to go back to try the pizza!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUMMM
    ShaedaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Dine in LA menu is amazing. The mushroom salad is a must and so is the coconut shrimp. Food and drinks always fabulous but these were two new items and they were delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    Lester
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I went to Bleecker street for the first time on Mobday. There was free parking in the garage across the street, food was awesome, service was great. The owner was there and came out to ask us how things were going. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. We will definitely return every time we are near by.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    vgc1205VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good food, great service. Had a guitar playing guy singing his heart out too. Great ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A sweet spot in Tarzana
    DarstcoachVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were delighted to find this delightful restaurant, where we sat on a lovely outdoor patio with a clean, pretty street view. Food was good, not great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service very not good
    dhartVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our server was nice but MIA most of the time. We ordered soup which was the best part of the meal. My lettuce in my wedge salad was not cold and crisp, it was luke warm and a little wilty. My turkey burger was not good (which I think is supposed to be one of their specialties). It almost tasted like a so-so veggie patty. My husband's pizza came out luke warm, the cheese had no flavor, the sauce had no flavor and the tomatoes on top had absolutely no flavor. We probably won't go back unless we see from reviews that there was a major overhaul on the quality of their food. Too bad too, it's a cute place in a perfect location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a quick lunch
    FergieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Stopped in for lunch and the place was pretty quiet. The food was great and the service was exactly. I
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 651 reviews are from the The Bleecker Street reviews archive.
  • surprisingly delicious
    Stevo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    the décor was warm and inviting. service and food was delicious, and served beautifully. the whole evening was a pleasant surprise! (I THOUGHT THAT DINING THIS WEEKEND WOULD DOUBLE THE 100 POINTS??)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Over Service
    Kikinguy2112
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and drinks were excellent, no complaints what-so-ever. I wish the same could be said for the staff. We were met, not greeted, by a hostess who gave us a "What do you want?" look on her face. We were seated immediately, and I pulled out my phone and turned on the stopwatch app. I had a feeling this was going to be interesting. A little over 7 minutes after we were seated our server Rane made his way to our table. After we placed our order we waited 16 minutes for our starters, and an additional 19 minutes for our entrées. If the place had been busy I could have maybe understood, but there were a grand total of 18 customers. The staff never smiled, almost as if they didn't want to be there. Honestly, not sure I'll return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie2Shoes
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went for lunch on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, and the place was very quiet, which was fine with us. We were seated quickly, and our server, who turned out to be the bartender, made great recommendations on our drinks and entrees. I forget the bartender's name, but he did make a yummy margarita. My ahi tuna burger, medium rare, was very good, and the side of truffle fries was even better. My friend had the whitefish, which came with mashed potatoes and veggies, and he said it was all tasty, but he'd had better. We'll be back though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is Horrible
    Vesbuches
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We walked in through the velvet curtains...and we waited. Waited for someone to greet us, ask us why we were there...nothing. Finally, I asked someone rushing by with some plates if we could be seated, or was there a hostess. The hostess came over and we still waited a good 10 mins before we were even seated. That's not a problem if it's busy, but there were 3 open tables. We finally get seated and no lie, it takes about 20 mins for the server to even come give us menu's. At this point my date is ready to go, but I'm saying, it can get better...right...Not at all. Food was greasy, they brought small water glasses with wine spilled in it. They turned water into wine...Took them forever to come clear the plates. Not going back, ever.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • He gets his burger, I get my fish
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We come here frequently, to enjoy the great burgers, the delicious fish, and a terrific beer list. We appreciate the breadth of the menu. Last night my husband and I split a tuna tartare appetizer - a vertically stacked one, over a cylinder of rice. Very tasty. He went on to consume a huge, juicy, delicious hamburger, and I chowed down on an excellent piece of halibut, with a mustard crust, and delicious steamed vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, zucchini and broccoli). We enjoy being upstairs by the balcony railing and looking down on the main room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dine4fun
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We where seated on time. Very friendly and prompt service. My drink the Derby was to my taste. We enjoyed our food and had a Pleasent time at the restaurant I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A FIND
    pittypatVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    SINCE I LIVE IN SHERMAN OAKS, I WOULD HAVE NEVER FOUND THIS GEM IF IT WEREN'T FOR OPENTABLE. THERE HAVE BEEN VERY FEW DISAPPOINTMENTS, THANKS TO THEM.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I've been here 3 times and the food is always really good. Tried the burger, truffle fries, Farmer's chopped salad, lobster grilled cheese and would rate them all xlnt. Only negative for me is the location. I live in the east valley - wish they would open is Studio City!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time, Won't be the Last Time!
    BurgerFanatic
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    What a great find! Great service, burgers, truffle fries, mac n cheese (although I'd offer the option to have truffle mac [they might have considered truffle oil if we had asked]). Only regret was didn't have the pizza (which we hear is excellent), but now we'll be back! But not soon enough!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I tucked away gem
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Bleeker street is unique it has great food! The last coupleof time I have been it has not been so busy. I think the service needs to be stepped up a little. For not being so busy the staff was not so attentive. My firiend wanted a Mai Tai and the bar did not have the ingrdients to make one. I think with a bit more attention to detail, this place could be a great hot spot
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely little place
    AlakaLazloVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Bleeker St. is a quaint little restaurant in Tarzana. Great drinks, excellent food, and a very attentive waitstaff. They have a nice outside patio as well. We had a dinner party of 6 and every dish was first rate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Food
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    There is a very nice menu, with interesting variety. Salads were a good size and really good. Easy to share portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Bleak about Bleeker Street
    FineDiner
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Bleeker Street continues to impress time after time. Great service, food, beverage, etc. Has become my go-to meeting spot for catching up with friends I haven't seen in a while. The friendly and accommodating staff allows you to take your time, enjoy your meal and does not rush you to turn the table, but remains attentive with frequent trip to check on your happiness status. Kitchen is willing to adapt order to your taste (hold the mash potatoes, add more veggies) and the menu is exotic enough to make it interesting but does not sound like a lab experiment. Try the Red Velvet Cake dessert....moist, delicious and better than most!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time For All...
    akay
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We got to the restaurant and it was crowded so I wasn't sure they would honor our reservation on time, but they sat us immediately and took care of us great. Service was perfect and food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude
    ZoeSVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Would not recommend. Hostess was rude and the service was poor. However the food was very good,
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  • Let's stop for a bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Good food and service at Bleecker St. Cafe. Easy to find and low key. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    BigEd
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife and I ate here on Saturday for a quick dinner and dined at the community high top table and ate off the happy hour bar menu. Our waitress Lara was very nice, but did not know the menu very well and constantly had to go back into the kitchen or speak to her Manager to answer our questions. The questions were very basic things that a waitress should know, such as how many buffallo wings come in each order and weather the menu listed the happy hour prices or were were the prices half off the listed price? The bread was extremely stale on the sliders we ordered, so much so that I took the sliders off the bread and ate it without bread. We have eaten here before and had a better experience, but for $70, I am not sure we will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seemed empty ???
    CrystalM
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This restaurant was so cute, and the food was pretty nice. I cannot figure out why it was so empty, when surrounding area were booming. Maybe because it's located in the back, and the outside dining was next to a fairly busy parking lot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as always
    Leotheleo
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We'v been coming here since it opened a few years ago, and it does not disappoint. Good, friendly service, an interesting but not too complicated menu, good and powerful drinks, and an unpretentious crowd that enjoys good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate