The Breadfruit
The Breadfruit

The Breadfruit

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebreadfruit.com/
  • Phone: 6022671266x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM , Rum Bar 'til Midnight Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Caribbean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Danielle Leoni
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: CONTACT
    Catering available for your special events. Please contact our Event Coordinator, Danielle at: danielle@thebreadfruit.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining options available. Main Dining Room seats a maximum of 28. "The Boardwalk" our front patio, seats maximum 16. Rum Bar accommodates 30 in for social standing. Courtyard seats apx. 20 for drinks and/or cigars. Entire restaurant or bar is available for buy outs.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Leoni 6022671266x
  • Special Events: Any part of the restaurant or bar is available for rental. We offer an casual upscale experience with an smooth underlying island feel.

    The Breadfruit features award winning cuisine. Each item is hand crafted using the best ingredients available and provides beautiful bold flavors to suit every palate.

    Rum Bar at The Breadfruit showcases over 100 premium rums, with the largest and finest selection in the Southwest.
    Seasonal craft cocktails and classics are our specialty.
    Rum tastings for groups of 8 or more available.
    Come sip rum that rivals any fine cognac, watch us muddle and shake delicious cocktails or enjoy a cigar from our ever rotating selection.

    Exciting food, cocktails and fine spirits are the heart of The Breadfruit. You can now reserve a piece for your own private enjoyment.

    Email danielle@thebreadfruit.com to reserve your space.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street, 3 Blocks South of Roosevelt
  • Public Transit: Light Rail stop #11 at Roosevelt and Central Ave. Walking distance, just a few blocks North of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street at meters, which are free after 5:00 PM M-F and free all weekend.

    A large paid ASU parking lot is available behind the building. They accept cash and credit card payments. Very well lit and just steps away from the restaurant.
A word from The Breadfruit
OUR FOOD

Award winning Jamaican cuisine in an elegantly casual tropical setting. Enjoy the highest integrity of ingredients with a perfectionist approach to crafting delicious eats. Offering expertly prepared jet-fresh seafood while embracing our local farming community and supporting producers of sustainable foods.



OUR RUM COLLECTION

A collection of over 108 rums, representing all styles and distillation techniques from the Caribbean to South America. We present the most luxurious experiences of the Spirit of the Sugar Cane.



OUR COCKTAILS

Our craft cocktail menu showcases signature originals and a reintroduction of well-known classics such as the Hemingway, Daiquiri and Mojito.



CIGAR & RUM PAIRINGS

Connoisseurs of 'The Good Life' from every corner of the world have long cherished the practice of pairing cigars and fine rums
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The Breadfruit reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (23)special occasion (23)great for outdoor dining (20)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)good for groups (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great food, excellent rum selection
    jdevg
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, the drinks were unique and flavorful. Nice ambiance and personable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    tuliptori
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Chicken was very dry. If you don't drink rum or beer you might want to think again about this. They have some local wines, but they are sad. My red wine not only didn't have legs it was lacking toes. We also had avocado and plantain spring rolls which were totally lacking flavor without the dipping sauce. Peas and rice were very dry too.I have spent lots of time sailing around the Abaco Islands where this dish is common and this wasn't even close to what it taste like when done correctly. All the dishes did taste fresh and the shrimp curry was better than the chicken although the shrimp were very tiny
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Surprise
    Redwine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We loved this place. The food had just the right amount of spice to leave a warm glow in your mouth. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The setting was urban without being cold. We will certainly be back. This restaurant was much, much better than we thought it would be before we went! We have been missing out on a great opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks, great food.
    MRnMrsC
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dined for the first time here with my husband on a weeknight for his birthday. Our server was friendly, prompt and quick to make recommendations. We decided to try all 3 courses on the drink list, they break the rum cocktails down according to the courses on the menu, and all were excellent. The Red Stripe prawns were especially tasty, we'll be back to try out more of the menu. Everything was on the salty side but that just made me want to drink more rum, so I guess they're onto something. Too warm for the patio in the summer but it looks like a nice spot for a cooler evening, we'll look forward to that in the fall. Happy to have this place in our neighborhood. Don't know what took us so long to try it but we'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rum Rum and more Rum
    wounderful
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great Jamaican style food and rum cocktails. Awesome place for a first date. Food is spicy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was happy we went back
    restateblue
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had been to the 'old' breadfruit and we liked it. We hadn't been there in a while and we were pleasantly surprised. We're not bar people but if I were, I'd give the Rum Bar a shot. The food was wonderful, service was prompt and efficient and we felt very welcome. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice, new restaurant find for Phoenix. The service was spectacular. The food was good but not great. Rice and beans a bit dry. Dessert a bit underwhelming. Will give it a second try. Drinks- rum drinks and coffees- super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment
    DoseofReality
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    If you are tired of deciding on common places to eat for Italian, Mexican, steak, burger, sea food, etc. try something new! Great flavors, consistent quality, and a fantastic selection if rum (get the rum flight).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Concert Dinner
    Breadfruit
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Four of us went here prior to a concert. We had tasted food here at Devoured event a few years ago. The food was fantastic. The flavors through there rubs made the food extra special. We enjoyed: Jerk Chicken Salad, Scallops appetizer, Jerk Pork with Polenta, Street Jerk Chicken and the Prawns. I loved the rice and beans couldn't get enough. The drink menu is very interesting and we had Mojito, the punch of the day and the ginger beer drink. Everyone was happy and even ordered the two deserts. Very flavorful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kelli3464
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Love The Breadfruit! What a wonderful place to take my parents when they were visiting in town last week. Consistently delicious menu and drink selections. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The theory of breadfruit is great but the experience was mediocre. The water was warm I got attitude for asking for ice water. Apparently everything on the menu is "the most amazing" dish the waiter has ever had...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, slow service
    impressme
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We loved our cocktails and mussels appetizer, although it was a pretty small portion for the price we paid. Then, it took at least an hour for our entrees. The first 45 minutes or so we dealt, but then the waiter told us he saw them coming up in the window. It was another 10-15 min before they made it to our table (sitting in the window?). The annoying part was that he really didn't take any responsibility for it and made the excuse that he didn't have any control over the kitchen. Even if that were true (although as a former fine dining server myself, there is a certain point where it's totally acceptable to ask the kitchen where the food is), the way he said it was pretty off-putting. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food! Unsavory Service!
    GreatSpotPoorService
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The owner was very unaccommodating for a group that made reservations days in advance. Tables wouldn't be out together for us, so therefore we were seated in such a way that he staff had to walk back and forth between our tables. Interrupt in our conversation repeatedly and we had to shout just to hear each other. Better customer service is needed. I do reviews of small businesses/restaurants and this review will not be a savory one. The food was good, but the poor concern from the owner (not our server) left a bad taste in our mouth and we won't be back. This review won't matter because it pertains to the owner, so I don't expect a change. Small businesses go under due to poor service directly from the owner. Just look at Club Central.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find!
    Girlsnightreviews
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    So excited we found this Caribbean Gem... Service was awesome and the food was spot on!! We tried the small plate scallops and the small plate avocado and plantain spring rolls.. Both were seasoned and cooked to perfection! We might be dreaming of those scallops for weeks! For dinner we had the special which was an organic chicken jerk rubbed and BBQ.. The skin was so crispy and the bird moist and delicious! I can't wait to go back and try some of the other yummy menu items!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this local gem!
    Outdining
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    What a great touch of the islands right here in downtown Phoenix! Great food, great service (thanks Ryan for the great suggestions!), great drinks! Definitely try the punch bowl drink special and you can never go wrong with the chef's special of the day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very unique spot with outstanding food. All Rum bar and they even make their own tonics, tinctures, etc. The staff is very knowledgeable and did I mention how amazing the whole snapper is!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and cute
    Dine4fun
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went there for my boyfriends bday. Great food and great service. Would recommend and will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahhh, the rum drink menu. Drink up.
    jellyrollbluesVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was our third time for dinner at Breadfruit. It was my wife's birthday and we ate early before a concert. When we walked in we smelled smoke (the good kind) from whatever they had been smoking in the kitchen. The sea scallops appetizer are always wonderful. We had wood smoked mussels as another appetizer. They were great but there were only 10 small mussels. It was overpriced compared to everything else on the menu. My entree was a pulled pork served over Caribbean polenta. The meat had that same smokey taste we smelled upon entering. It was hands down the best pulled pork I ever had. That smokey flavor was better than I expected. My wife had salmon with jerked spices and a sweet glaze that she loved. And all washed down with rum.Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good, could be even better
    Rockson
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, well prepared. Place was a bit crowded and noisy. Water brought to our table was tap water and not chilled. Although these are minor details, they would make this place even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Traditional with a Twist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I had a great time at The Breadfruit. Being a Caribbean girl from New York, it has been a challenge to find authentic food, just like home. The food was traditional with a twist. Presentation was incredible and the food was perfect. I had the mackerel rundown. I was wondering how the saltiness would go with the coconut milk but it wasn't salty at all; it was perfect. My boyfriend had the jerk pork, which was smoked to perfection. The sweet potato pudding tasted like it was made at home. Our server, Scott, I believe, was absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 Star Jamaican Dinning
    AfricanVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This restaurant gets a A+ in my book. The food is amazing and the cocktails are out of this world. Definitely not the typical Caribbean restaurant. The cuisine is of five star quality and I am humbled by the true craftsmanship and vision behind each dish. I am very impresseed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere and Food
    QueSera
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a great time at The Breadfruit. We had a 7:30pm reservation and walked right in. The place was pretty empty when we got there but was packed by 8:30pm. They have an extensive rum drink menu which were good, some too sweet for my taste! I ordered the pork belly and it was insanely good!! I would definitely recommend it. The other guests at the table had the jerk chicken (which was good but not amazing) and the jerk pork shoulder (which was very good). Our waiter was very knowledgeable and checked on us at just the right times. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a change of pace. One warning, it can be a little pricey, especially if your party is drinking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Choice
    jlynnrose
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Awesome restaurant. Need reservations. Food was fantastic but the service could have been better. Small place that is wonderful place to eat!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie Delight
    DrPerki
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The combination of outstanding food, and delicious cocktails made our evening wonderful. Ryan was a great server and had just the right timing and great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great small spot, fun drink list
    Bram
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I hit this small downtown spot to try something different, and we weren't disappointed. It's a small spot, and very crowded, so reservations would make sense. Crowded is a good thing as it shows how great the food and atmosphere are. We tried two dishes and shared, along with a small plate to start, and loved all the dishes we tried. For the small plate we did the prawns, for the dishes we tried the mussels and the pork guava, all were delicious. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun and relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I went with my boyfriend on a Saturday early evening and everyone have great service. The food was SO well cooked and we left with smiles on our faces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flavorfully different
    welbyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    great place to go when you are tired of all the same tastes, will go again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak knife for chicken
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I was surprised when offered a steak knife for my chicken. It was needed, the baking barbecue etc makes it pretty tough
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jamaican Cruisine
    neicer
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We travel to Jamaica every year and this was like going back to the Island. It was the best rice and peas I have ever eaten. The food is fabulous and the service is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Breadfruit was EXCELLENT!!!
    rastamahalVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I was very impressed with The Breadfruit. Very informative wait staff. Great rum drinks. Fantastic flavors. I had the Smoked Jerk Chicken special. Very flavorful. My wife had the Pork Belly. Was melt in your mouth tender. We will definitely be back. I have to try the red snapper next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Caribbean cuisine at its finest.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This restaurant was truly a surprise and a treat. Creative drink menu was exceptional. The Carribean-inspired dishes FAR exceeded their menu descriptions. The pork belly and guava with butter bean mash entree was stellar. A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judith
    1WorldTraveler
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This is a small restaurant trying to be more important than it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PHX Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Found this restaurant while in downtown PHX and was pleasantly surprised. Quite a few special dishes, well prepared. Caribbean fare done right. Would definitely dine here again when visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Rum Bar
    Callygirl
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The service and food were excellent. Drinks are really specialized
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rum a Rama
    Foodee63
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great local spot in a desolate downtown area. If you're attending a conference at the phoenix convection ctr, Breadfruit is a must.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but too pricy
    Seafoodie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was very tasty and service was great but the price was really high and quantity/portion size really small. The appetizer I got was 12.50 and contained 2 scallops, about 2inches wide.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and rum cocktails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Group of six came here - we were attending a conference and did not all know each other. The restaurant got picked off of Open Table website. All declared it a winner. The rum cocktails were excellent and the food was so flavorful. I highly recommend - if I lived in Phoenix it would be on my go to list to take guests or when I wanted a good dinner out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamaican food at its best!
    isha
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    If you're looking for authentic Jamaican food, then this is where you need to go. I ordered the salmon which was the freshest, most savory salmon that I ever had. Everything was excellent; highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An ideal dining experience.
    BrianMcD42
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was bold, spicy, and perfectly prepared. My date had the jerk chicken, and it was almost too good to be real. I had the jerk pork and polenta, and will probably order it again the next time I'm there. The rum bar is as special as they make it out to be. I'm not really a rum aficionado, but Breadfruit makes me want to be. My date and I both had the daily rum punch, which had vibrant fruit flavors, and a spicy accent at the end. I also had a Fifth & Company, which was also excellent. So, basically, find yourself a designated driver and go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time
    Esmer1984
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This place is very cozy. The staff is very friendly and inviting with lots of information. I meet the owner and he is just a sweet heart. I will definitely be going there more often. My husband loved the Rum and cigars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.