The Brewer's Art
The Brewer's Art

The Brewer's Art

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebrewersart.com/
  • Phone: 4105476925x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Ray Kumm
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chase
  • Public Transit: Light Rail: Cultural Center, 3 blocks west of us.
    Amtrak/MARC train: Penn Station, 5 blocks north of us.
    Bus stop(#3,11,61), Chase and Charles, 1/4 block south of us .
    Coming in 2010: Circulator Purple Line, Charles and Biddle, 1/2 block north of us.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking free after 6 PM.
    Attended garage at Belvedere Hotel, 1/2 block south of us.
A word from The Brewer's Art
Innovative cuisine in an historic mansion set in Baltimore's scenic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Award-winning ales brewed on the premises, with carefully selected wines and spirits also available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Brewer's Art reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (107)neighborhood gem (92)vibrant bar scene (84)special occasion (76)romantic (59)hot spot (53)good for groups (35)notable wine list (21)late-night find (19)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We eat here generally once a month before attending an event at the Myerhoff. Food is always very good, with a periodically changing and creative menu. Beverages, especially the beer,really great selection, including the home brews! Service couldnt be better! A great way to start out the night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so, worth a visit
    mngordoVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The bar scene revolves around some very excellent beers, so "beer people" will enjoy the scene. We are more martini-wine folks, and while the bartenders did their best and their martinis were decent, martinis are not their big thing. Menu had sufficient choices. Wife had veal porterhouse and I had the hanger steak, which was cooked exactly as ordered (medium) but was on the "tough" side for sure. My wife's veal dish was "good" and complemented by the very fair priced bottle of wine we ordered. If you've not had a meal there it's worth a try...and might suit you very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worthy
    Maggi
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I love the old home re-do. It's very atmospheric, and in a nice area of Mt. Vernon. I have brought several groups (parties of 6-7), and everyone loved it. Very good food, and outstanding beers. Upstairs is more upscale, with big bar room at front, and smaller dining rooms off of that. Downstairs is a cozy and casual with small tables and bar- appetizers and small plate type options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Dinner Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I took a friend and their parents to Brewer's for a Friday night dinner and everything was excellent. Our waitress was knowledgeable regarding food, beer, wine, and after dinner drink menu items that enhanced our ordering abilities. Once ordered, the food arrived hot (or cold per the dish) in a timely manner and we were never rushed to finish our food or order the next course. Very attentive, the wait staff never left too many dishes, bottles, glasses on our table. Every dish exceeded the previous, starting with multiple apps including the pork belly, and ending with the best carrot cake I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We've been going to Baltimore restaurants for some time now and not sure why The Brewer's Art never appeared on our radar. But, wow, are we glad we found it! We started with two glasses of Resurrection Ale and some cheeses, got the Heirloom Carrot Salad and Crispy Brussels Sprouts after that, and then finished with the Pasta of the Day which was Goat Gnocchi; slow roasted goat in a butter sauce with some goat cheese on the top. Everything was outstanding and our server, Brian, was top-notch, explaining everything in detail and making what was essentially a four-appetizer conglomerate into a delicious and well-balanced meal. All of that along with the amazing bread and Ale-infused butter left no room for dessert. So we'll return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above average
    Nate
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Brewer's Art for our first wedding anniversary. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience, especially for the price. The service and the ambiance are great, the beer is top-notch. My only drawback was the preparation of some of the food, in particular the frites, which were overcooked and not that great. Otherwise, the mussels, charcuterie (sp?) plate and hangar steak were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Terrific cocktail hour, GREAT meal. Truly enjoyed our evening entertaining friends at the Brewer's Art. Only regret is that we found ourselves having such a great time that we overstayed in the dining room!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal
    firsttimer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Love the beer selection and the entrees were top notch. We had the pork tenderloin and the stuffed squash. Both were excellent. You could cut the pork with a fork. The baked oysters were tasty, but arrived cold.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NewNeighbor
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Many times over...always enjoyable and delicious. Loved the new fall menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, not far from Lyric Theater
    SMJ1949VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We're not beer drinkers, but a lot of patrons were. We were there before a comedy show at the Lyric. Nice greeting. Good table, Salads were excellent. Service good. My wife had the duck and I had the steak frites. She did better. Good, homemade frites came soggy from the sauce for the OK stake. I asked for and got a separate plate of hot, crisp fries. Chocolate torte excellent. Cocktails interesting and good. They could improve by not making the food sound so cute. It's a better restaurant than its menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love.
    MovedFromCBus
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Brewer's Art was an amazing surprise. We are new to Baltimore and were so pleased with the food, craft beers and atmosphere. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. I would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience here. The food and wine were delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Night!
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had dinner here with friends before attending a concert at Metro Gallery. The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food as Good as the Brews
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A wide array of beautiful craft beers, paired with wonderful foods. Lamb neck was fabulous, as was the heirloom tomato salad. My friends had two of the fishes and enjoyed them as well. Server was a beer expert, in addition to highly knowledgeable about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy
    MissRumphius
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food, service and selections are very good but the resturant is so noisy you can't hear your table mates. Something needs to be done to limit the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific food and drink
    RexspecsVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had an excellent meal and terrific drinks. It was crowded, but the staff didn't seem at all flustered and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than beer: great food!
    FromDC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've now been here twice for dinner and the food is outstanding. We had swordfish with kale, striped bass, and duck breast - all the dishes were delectable. The appetizers also were outstanding (butter lettuce salad and heirloom tomato salad). We also enjoyed the restaurant's draft beer. There is a lively bar at the front of the restaurant, but if you venture further inside, you'll have a wonderful dining experience in beautiful rooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday dinner!
    Meme
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My son took me to The Brewer's Art for my birthday, and we both enjoyed delicious appetizers, entrees, beer and wine. To top it off, the chocolate torte was served with a lit candle. It was a memorable evening for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food!
    AmyT
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We hadn't eaten a Brewer's Art in several years...the food was excellent. The building is gorgeous and very interesting. We dined with 6 of us and could have a nice conversation without any difficulty across the table. The service was excellent. What a lovely evening! Will go back here for our next BSO evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner44
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Brewer's Art offers it's own brewed beers. which are quite good. We particularly enjoyed Ozzy and Resurrection. We went for a late, light supper. Had salads (the butter lettuce was excellent) and then shared four small plates (appetizers). The Buffalo Bresaola was a unique combo and very well done. The heirloom tomato salad also was quite enjoyable. The swedish meatballs, mushrooms,and fettucini were overwhelmed by a heavy stroganoff sauce. The Art Cheeseboard was fine ... but nothing to write home about. Our server was attentive and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Great Beer Made Here!
    stevez
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been here for their house brewed beers many times, 2nd time dining. Food was excellent, but perhaps a bit light on the portions. Entrée selection was somewhat limited, however, I imagine this allows them to concentrate on perfecting their offerings, which they certainly do. 2 negative aspects of our visit combined to become an irritant. The noise level was more than "energetic". I would have called it a battle to tune it out. And then comes the lovely waitperson with the softest voice possible. Even after asking to repeat, I was still not sure I got it. I cannot think of another place that has equally great food and beer made on premises, and will continue to return on my annual business trips here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    Chill
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Unique experience. Solid food and true craft beer. Classy setting. Can't wait to return. A bit pricey though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but noisy
    Emmagirl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Brewer's is a great place to meet up with friends for drinks and to have an awesome meal. It's only downside is the dining area is super noisy. I felt like I was shouting the entire meal. The food was so good I would go back but only during off-hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What an amazing find!
    mark
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our server, Rachel was absolutely the greatest! She was cheerful and helpful. We plan on telling ALL of our friends about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place in Baltimore
    Chipper
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here recently on a Saturday evening. It's an old restored mansion in the Mt. Vernon area of town. The cocktails were perfect, the appetizers inventive and delicious, and the entree's were both top notch. Our server was attentive and friendly and the beer (I had a Belgian Ale) was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time - overall good
    coop
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our critique is that we felt rushed at first, after our drinks and salad arrived practically at the same time, service was timed better. However, the Ceasar salad was soggy and too salty. I would not order it again. Our Steak Frites had great flavor but a bit tough. The potatoes were good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid place for good beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food at Brewer's Art was good, but not great. Some dishes were outstanding, but others were only ok. There were elements that were fantastic, but there were also elements that were bland texturally or flavor-wise. Brewer's Art also brews their own beer, several of which are very good. They also have a fantastic beer list. Overall I'm glad we dined here, but I'm not sure we'd go again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not amazing
    arandomwalk
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I got the steak frites, which were pretty good but a little too salty. I think I should have been a bit more adventurous as everyone else in my party seemed to enjoy their food a lot more than I did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful pricey restaurant
    RomanticAmbiance
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the first time I had been to brewers art, but was recomended. The ambiance and decor were wonderful and our waiter was very nice and knowledgable about the menu and pairing up their brewers and wines with the selection. It is pricey but worth it. I would definitely recommend for a dinner date night. We also saw a rehearsal dinner taking place in the back of the restaurant so could be good for groups too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was tasty but the portions are very small - especially for the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Al290
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The lighting could be better to see the more than slightly overpriced food. The duck breast was good, but slightly overcooked. The steak tips were overcooked and stringy. Their beers rock but I can only afford this treat once or twice per year. The service was friendly and outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I ordered the trout and my fiance ordered the quail. His meal was absolutely EXCELLENT. I liked it a lot better than mine, but the smoked trout on my entree was very good. We also ordered a variety of the house beers (Wit Trash, Resurrection, Ozzy, Odalisque) and all were enjoyable. My favorite was the Odalisque and his favorite was the Wit Trash. Our entrees were quite a while in coming (due, we found out, to a poor server accidentally dropping our plates), but the house gave us a complimentary heirloom tomato salad appetizer (which was SUPER yummy) along with a round of beers on the house. All in all, our experience at Brewer's Art was extremely enjoyable. We will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and service
    Katie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Noisy near the main bar area, but asked to be seated farther back and request was complied with graciously. Lil brother Dave was very excited that they "knew" to take female orders first? Didn't know that was a thing. Even when cooks took our foods out (rather than server), still knew who to give it to without asking. Pricey, but worth it. V. Impressive. "Romantic" and "special occasion" are rather understated for this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The menue was quirky and original. The quail was a home-run, but the striped bass struck out. They make great beer and it's a really nice place. We'll definitely return for drinks and appetizers.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    ksruns
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great deal for restaurant week! The dishes were creative and delicious. Highly recommend it!
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than just great beer!
    bmorefoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My bf and I were looking for a dinner spot near the Charles Theater and this fit the bill. It was restaurant week and normally the RW menus are just ok but this one did not disappoint. Appetizer heirloom tomato salad was delicious; cheese spread was not anything special. Entrees though, wow! We tried the duck (sous vide) and stuffed quail and both were fantastic. Dessert was chocolate torte and peach cake - both great. Waitress was attentive and very nice. Overall a great meal. I forgot how great the food is - definitely a good date night spot that is more than just a great beer selection and fun bar scene!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and beer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Brewer's art is the most unique place I have ever been to! The decor is beautiful upstairs and the basement has some unique seating areas. I will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Than a Brew Pub
    MMSGrandmaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our experience with most brew pubs is that the beer is usually quite good, but the food is not much more than bar food. However, Brewer's Art not only has the well crafted beer, but the food itself is excellent. It is food that you would expect at a fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must visit
    espresso247
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Leading up to a weekend trip to Baltimore, my wife and I both received recommendations to try The Brewer's Art from independent sources. We were completely glad that we worked this gem into our schedule. The food and beer is outstanding, Our service was exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times, good beer, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went here for a special night out treat; we started the evening in the bar up front and had a good chance to speak with the bartenders about the different beers. We were not disappointed. We went to the dining room, where surprise, it was restaurant week. I have to say this is one of the best restaurant week experiences I've had. The food was absolutely amazing - not the kind of prepared in advance meals you often get during restaurant week. The combinations of flavors - I had the rockfish with cous cous and gazpacho, was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate