The Churchill
The Churchill
  • Address:
    8384 W. Third St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Neighborhood:
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Cuisine:
    Gastro Pub
    Price: $30 and under

The Churchill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.the-churchill.com/
  • Phone: 3236558384
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Spencer Johnston
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: DJ Thursday through Sunday nights after 10pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orlando
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet with Validation
A word from The Churchill
Located in the heart of Los Angeles' West Third Street, The Churchill serves seasonal American cuisine including house made cured meats, pastas, pickled vegetables, breads and desserts as well as an extensive list of handmade signature cocktails, 20 regional craft beers on tap and a California-centric wine menu.
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The Churchill reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (12)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Loved it!
    carlitasway
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Came here for oyster night and was pleasantly surprised. Delucious! I love the atmosphere too. It's now one of my favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Absolute Worst
    BenjaminVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Read the Yelp reviews from real diners and you'll realize this place is such a terrible destination.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Jillian
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and service. A bit noisy. But it's lively and if that's what you're looking for, it's a fun place. Really terrific menu and bar choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated Like Lepers
    markVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We arrived on time and were ignored for ten minutes - no eye contact, nothing. Finally, someone other than the hostess asked if we had a reservation. She walked away. The place was busy, but there were empty two tops scattered among the almost uniformly 23-year old crowd. The hostess finally checked with us then conferred quietly with the other woman. Eventually, the other lead us past several empty two tops... up stairs! To a desolate room with ZERO other diners. It was clear that because we aren't 23 we were worthless. It was insulting. It was obnoxious. And it has ensured that I will never again try to spend my hard earned money at The Churchill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Happy Hour!
    dollar1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great Happy Hour especially on Wednesdays - $1.00 oysters from 6:00 to 7:00!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the The Churchill reviews archive.
  • Thoroughly pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    We were at a networking event down the street at the Sofitel and asked some of the staff where to go. There was a unanimous recommendation for The Churchill if we were looking for good food and great drinks. We were not disappointed. I tried their interesting take on a Manhattan and was pleased. The charred broccolini was really good, the burger was excellent as well. We had great service from the moment we walked in the door from the hostess and our waitress Melissa was incredible. All in all a fantastic experience. We look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Customer Recovery
    JaysonVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    An hour after ordering brunch, the food had still not arrived. One reason or another, the ticket never made it to the kitchen. After inquiring and speaking with the manager, the situation was rectified and we felt taken care of. Usually this would be a mail in the coffin for a review, but the attentiveness and way the problem was dealt with assured me this was a one off, and paired with the delightful food I am sure to be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Poor service (or
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Good food. Poor service (or at least the waiter we had!) Waiter didn't know the wine list, was slow, forgot utensils when food brought. Thought Pinot Grigio was a RED wine (sine the Malbec we wanted that was on menu wasn't available). Overall, not a terrible experience but the service wasn't great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but overall the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Great food but overall the place was just too loud to enjoy. This is a solvable problem- add some sound absorbers!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for basic tourists
    FoodieGiantVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    The Churchill is really rough around the edges. The basic concept for many of its dishes are good, but they come off as experiments from a recently culinary grad. The ingredients are fresh, but the execution is lacking. The kale salad seemed like it had started as a great idea but then fizzled. Flavors were not melded and it was just a bunch of cut up kale. The chefs should really explore what other chefs in the area are doing with the same ingredients. Take longer to study and develop flavor profiles. If I ever go back, hopefully the food will be executed better and taste better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saw the Chef on the TV show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Saw the Chef on the TV show "Chopped" and decided to try the restaurant. He spent the entire evening talking about his experience with a group of diner at the table next to us. Perhaps if he had actually spent time in the kitchen the overpriced and tiny portions would have been better. Just because he can win a timed competition using strange ingrediants does not make him a great chef.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was mediocre. The
    alegatag
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Service was mediocre. The waitress flew by our table (spilled quite a bit of my friend's beer as she slammed it in front of him) and never checked on us once to see if we needed anything. The pork meatballs I ordered never came but were on the check. Also, we were told valet was free if you were dining there but the valet guy tried to charge my friend on the way out. Will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My food took 30+ minutes to
    chasesdeliciousfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    My food took 30+ minutes to arrive and it was cold. The food comes out when it's ready so my friend sat eating his dinner for nearly ten minutes before mine came. It was crowded so we would have to grab the attention of a food runner to get our waitress to come over.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • had a lovely brunch and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    had a lovely brunch and was able to catch up with friends. Had we slid our reservation by an hour there was a group of about 20+ friends who took over & were so loud. Would have been a completely different experience! But really enjoyed ours & would totally recommend!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really nice staff and food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    really nice staff and food, but unbearably loud after 9 pm.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They were busier on a Tuesday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    They were busier on a Tuesday night than on Sunday night. Wow! The duck fat popcorn was quite unique and creative. The short rib was wonderful and the accompanying braised carrots were the best cooked carrots I've ever eaten. We sat upstairs, but found the ambiance much better and with more character/personality downstairs in the main dining room. But the service is consistently good and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Restaurant @ The Orlando Hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    The meatball appetizer was hugh! More than enough to share with each one almost the size of a softball. I would suggest omitting the capers. The saltiness takes away from the meatballs. The hanger steak was quite good with a fried egg on top. Just wish the duck fries were more like fries instead of large potatoe wedges. The service was very friendly and upbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress kept coming by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Our waitress kept coming by every two seconds which was sort Of annoying and then when we needed her, she wasn't around. My friend and I were chatting and I had put my card down but she hadn't yet (we were splitting the check) and the waitress came by and picked it up without even asking (as we clearly hadn't moved it) and had to yell for her to come back so we could add the other card to split the check. My friend had also asked for a drink that wasn't sweet and suggested the Amelia. The drink was extremely sweet and instead of saying she would take it back or fix it, the server said "I've never ever heard that before." also valet was extremely rude and left my door open for me but to the point where it almost got hit by a car.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Three of us had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Three of us had a wonderful breakfast on a Saturday morning in the patio area. We especially enjoyed the hand-pressed juices and got some to go. The grapefruit jiuce was amazing! and we loved the French Toast! Wait staff was attentive. Next time I'm in LA I'm going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Churchill's is a feeble attempt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Churchill's is a feeble attempt at a gastropub and local hangout. The decor and aesthetics of the restaurant are hip, young, pleasing to the eye and accentuated with good music. Where it goes wrong is with the food and service. The food is fair but I think "simple is more" rings true with their menu. Service was atrocious. Young kids who have no idea what they are doing. Needs a better general manger to oversee matters.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Churchill is a cool spot
    joelive
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The Churchill is a cool spot and we love our favorite bartenders, AJ and Ivan!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My only complaint was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My only complaint was the delay in the service. It was valentines day however, when my wife and I arrived for a 730PM reservation we were the only ones seated at the time. The two tables who sat after us who seemed to be served by a different server seemed to have received their drinks and in a timely fashion where as we sat waiting for our drinks and waiting to put in our food order. I'll go back because the food was good, but overall they need to get their servers in order; it seemed our server was also serving (or hanging out) downstairs and there were large delays in checking on us. Over all, I will be back as I enjoyed the food, service is always hit or miss in LA.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for a gastropub,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Good food for a gastropub, but INSANELY loud -- went there on a date, and was hoarse from shouting at her the whole night long.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service mars our experience
    TMG317VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Our absent-minded waitress sadly ruined our experience. She checked on us only once during our entire meal and never brought out our wood-fired thin crust pizza. When somebody finally delivered it, it was cold. I hate cold pizza, but we were hungry and didn't send it back. Our mistake. We couldn't even get anyone's attention to order a glass of wine, and the other waiter we finally flagged down also forgot to put it in until we reminded him. By the time it was delivered, the pizza was half gone. At least it didn't show up on our bill. Too bad. The kale salad was tasty, the pizza inventive, the space has character and a nice outside heated seating area, and the cocktail I ordered was delicious. I expected more from this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Loud, Good Food
    LovelyinParadizeVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    This place is owned by the same people who own The Hudson. The bar area is super tiny. If you manage to get a seat, you might still be waiting forever to get a bartender's attention unless you are a model. Food is good. Service in the restaurant area is very good. Noise level is horrible. You will probably end up talking to your date via text.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Standard Brunch
    JaysonVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Went for brunch on a Sunday and was happy to find great food without the traditional 3rd Street chaos many other bruncheries have. It is a very standard menu, all tastes great, and service is what you expect. A great go to in the mix with some of the other usual suspects (Toast, Joans, etc)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Loud. No Service.
    Hilary
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Was seated in the bar area/room. So loud! Couldn't hear the person that I came with. We were there to eat dinner. My boyfriend asked the hostess if we could be moved into the front room, but his request was denied. It was about 10:30pm. A waiter never came to our table within 15 minutes of our arrival, so we got up and left. Never ate or drank anything.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoyed dinning here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    I really enjoyed dinning here. We had an amazing pizza and the cocktails were delicious. I will def be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They made us wait 15 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    They made us wait 15 minutes even though the restaurant was half empty and we had made a reservation. Our drinks came around 10 minutes after the food, and they didnt even give us silverware to eat it with. The food was alright but definitly over priced, even if it was a christmas dinner. Terrible service in all, even though i had heard it was good. I dont think i will be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was subpar and unreliable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Service was subpar and unreliable. The kitchen was understaffed causing the entire tables meals to come out practically 30 minutes apart from each other. The waitress was untrained and frantic and the entire experience put a slight damper on our Christmas Day brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip, cool, dark vibe...however,
    FoodieSVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Hip, cool, dark vibe...however, a limited menu. They no longer carry a lot of signature items that we had gone there for (ie: Churchill tea, etc). Service was great but a bit slow...they don't bring food out together - anything goes. I didn't like that my food came out before my husband's. I was done eating while his food just arrived. This is a better place after 10 pm, if you're single or on a date.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like an Igloo
    JayFagnanoVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Second visit was not clearly as good as the first. It's so hard to maintain consistency in restaurants but it seemed to me the kitchen was toying with some things that worked so well, such as the Pork Belly Porchetta, which wasn't nearly as good in its new presentation as it was previously. Same with the burger and fries - not quite as good as the first time. Will go back there. My biggest complaint was that the room was absolutely freezing and there was nothing they could do about it. Everyone was bundled up. The server was wearing multiple sweaters but said it was roasting upstairs. That needs to be fixed right away!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a fun place this is.
    JayFagnanoVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    What a fun place this is. Great gastro-pub style food with wonderful service. Pork Belly Porchetta was very good and the burger and fries looked really good. Going to try that next time. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very very loud. Had trouble
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Very very loud. Had trouble hearing my friend across the table. The black mission figs had no flavor and were sent back. The short ribs were amazing as was the sweet potato gnocchi. Dessert was good - but the chocolate wafer cookie that came with it tasted like ash and was indelible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Find!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    What a find!!! The Churchill just recently redid all of their menu's and all for the better. We went on a semi-busy night, and had an amazing server who explained everything perfectly for us and recommended some amazing drinks. The bulldog (spicy tequila cocktail) and the best old fashioned I've ever had!! The black cod was out of this world as well as the duck sausage pizza! They have italian doughnuts for dessert too!! The place is hip, trendy, and gets pretty crowded, but the food, drinks and service make this place my new spot!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect place for casual pub
    AmirVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Perfect place for casual pub dinner and drink. We had a good time there, good energy, great service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reserved table for 6 on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Reserved table for 6 on the patio. Table was not ready at reserved time and 2 very very small round tables were pushed together to accommodate the party. Very crowded around other tables and not cozy. Server (Kelly) was outstanding and gave an amazing experience. Would definitely go back because of her. Food was decent. Not a big variety but not terrible. Overall the experience was about 4 stars.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was a disappointment.
    MarseilleVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    The food was a disappointment. It was expensive for what you got and it really wasn't that good. Little things like, we ordered the warm nuts with olives and cheese and the nuts weren't even warm (not sure if they were even toasted). I expected better food. And lastly I ordered a double espresso and was charged $7.50. What?? I the decor was great and the vibe was happening. I just wish the food lived up to it
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  • Bad food, service with an attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Service was atrocious, as if the waitress had no care for the way she interacted with her guests since it an automatic 20% gratuity added on just for sitting down, no matter the size of the party. The food was pretty bland, salty, and otherwise just not good. The portion size of the cheeses was enough for 2 bites (given the $8-13 price tag), you would expect just a little more. The drinks were the only thing worth going for. If I were to back it'd only be to drink in the bar area. But highly recommend not going for the overpriced. poorly mad food with bad service with an attitude.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were not happy with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We were not happy with the dishes. We've eaten here before with better food experience prior to the new chef. We prefer the old menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic