The Kitchen - Denver

The Kitchen - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thekitchen.com/the-kitchen-denver/
  • Phone: 3036233127x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11-3p daily.
    Community (Happy) Hour: 3-6p daily
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Tuesday 5-9:30pm
    Wednesday-Saturday 5-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Hugo Matheson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Thank you for considering The Kitchen Denver. The Kitchen brings a fresh perspective on ingredients, preparation & guest comfort. Enjoy the relaxing neighborhood atmosphere complimented by superior food & exceptional service. We would be happy to help you create an experience that fits your style.
  • Private Party Contact: Charlie Lord 8886379443

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wazee
  • Public Transit: We are half a block from the lower downtown RTD station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have Valet parking Tues-Sat nights.

    Meters, city lots.
A word from The Kitchen - Denver
The Kitchen Denver is a community bistro located in Denver’s Lower Downtown Historic District, open seven days a week.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Kitchen - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
220 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (168)special occasion (93)hot spot (69)good for groups (59)great for outdoor dining (59)romantic (56)notable wine list (56)great for lunch (53)neighborhood gem (47)vibrant bar scene (28)great for brunch (23)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Mid week night out
    terry
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We and our guests from out of town loved the food which was well presented with interesting accompaniments. The wine was well priced and the sommelier was very helpful. The restaurant represented what is best in downtown Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere & Great Food
    SpecialPlace
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Enjoyed being there for the "Community Menu"; basically happy hour. Food was great and the atmosphere was nice. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You must try the Kitchen !
    MBinCOLO
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is now on my short list of favorite restaurants in Denver. Gracious and efficient service along with delicious and unique food. I loved the goat cheese gougere and, surprisingly, the pig ears which were outrageously good. Everyone raved about their entrees and I came off looking like a genius to my boss and business colleagues because I made the reservations. I'll be back... but not soon enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deee-lish
    bridenDine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Outstanding service and food! Drinks, appetizers and meals were all timed perfectly from an attentive but not overbearing server. Our food was delicious. Seasonal peach/burrata bruschetta and mussels for an app. Best quality and size mussels I've had in Denver. My date agreed the broth, while delicious, could have used a spicy kick from cayenne or something. The surprisingly large serving was more than adequate for an appetizer for two. Now. The ribeyes. We both got them. Cooked a perfect, melt-in-your-mouth medium rare. Accompanied by some deliciously crispy broccoli and the best and most uniquely prepared potatoes I've ever had. Herb horseradish fingerlings. I dream of these. Who dreams of potatoes? You will dream of these.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing attentive staff
    UFGB
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Seasonal peach appetizer was incredible. Mussels were perfect. Main dishes were delicious. The service was impeccable and all will keep us coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Selection Nice Staff
    ckmd25VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We went here on a Tuesday night and it is a very nice restaurant. Not too stuffy but still classy :) The decor is very nice and the waitress was very friendly. The menu all has a nice selection and both my dining partner and I enjoyed our dishes. He had the streak frites and I had the chicken. Plus they had a sticky toffee pudding for dessert which he thoroughly enjoyed. The only suggestion I have is too perhaps have bread as a free appetizer. You have to pay if you want bread. No biggy, but it's nice to have some bread to munch on without having to pay 6-7 dollars. Overall we really enjoyed this place. The ambience was nice, the food was good, the waitstaff was efficient and friendly. It's hard to find nice restaurants in Denver. Rare gem.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner at The Kitchen
    Diner
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Love coming to The Kitchen. Hard to go wrong with anything you order. We had the peach bruschetta (awesome), oysters which the kitchen messed up and gave us 11 instead of 6, steak and peach torte. The service is great as well we ordered a Rose and the waiter suggested another wine after we ended up both getting different steaks for dinner, the Italian red worked much better. They even added a candle to my torte for my birthday! Would suggest The Kitchen to anyone in Lodo looking for a solid meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed again!
    Hard2impress
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I live in Chicago and every time I'm in the Denver area I make a special trip to the Kitchen. I have eaten at all of the Kitchen locations and they are all consistantly outstanding and speak to my culinary soul. The dedication to quality ingredients and creative preparations is always impressive. Being in the hospitality industry, I am amazed at the focus on education to the front of the house staff. I have never seen a stronger commitment from any other restaurant. The results are amazing as the staff seems to know about every ingredient and where it's from. The Kitchen creates a standard of quality food,service and ambience that all other restaurants should try to achieve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    ChompChimp
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Peach Bruschetta, pate with mustard, amazing ribeye. Knowledgable sommelier. Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but....
    jjclos
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    the food was ok/good. the entree's were the same as the last time I was there. although some of the appetizers were different and albeit kind of weird. I was a little disappointed on this trip to the kitchen. they can do better. the only pinot noir by the glass was the "rickshaw" and it was horrendous. the service was only so-so and the waiter had BO. I will go back to the kitchen but not for a while.... humboldt is better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant
    James
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The staff is excellent and always make me feel welcome. I really like the idea of the food being locally sourced and it is very well prepared/presented. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at The Kitchen
    KrisannQ
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had heard a lot about this restaurant and was anxious to try it. I was a little disappointed though - mainly in the special that day which was the quiche. It was undercooked, and I wish I had ordered something different. However, the nectarine bruchetta was very good!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite restaurants.
    mden2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great service, beautiful restaurant and delicious food...it is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent local food
    Bawana
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Love the food options and use of local and sustainable farmers, etc for Outstanding food and service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but,,,,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always good if find something you like. Just because your chef may like goat cheese, everybody does not. Stop putting goat cheese on everyone you serve. It's terrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great! The wine steward was patient and really helpful. We loved the selection. The wait staff was prompt and friendly. They offered suggestions and very knowledgeable on the menu. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went to The Kitchen to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and the staff went above and beyond to make it an extra special meal for us. It was simply the most thoughtful service we have every experienced in any restaurant, ever. Thank you Kitchen staff for helping to make our night extra special. Did I even mention that the meal was over the top delicious?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not go back
    shelVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a party of 4 and were seated at our exact reservation time which was nice. The service was almost non existent until we had to send a $36.00 rib-eye back for being way overcooked. The Server didn't seem to care although a Manager did buy us dessert for the issue. Real disappointment because this place was recommended by a friend. I have already told people not to try it.
    • Food
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  • The Kitchen goes byond the ordinary
    Barcodeguy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Besides the food being outstanding (we ordered gougère, sturgeon and Wisdom Farm chicken) the service was of the level where you truly fealt like an honored guest at a private home. Anxious to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Insanely Good
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was amazing especially the specials. Couldn't have asked for better service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Denver's better choices
    IwhoHaveNothing
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Upscale but more farm-to-the-table experience. Gluten-free and vegetable options were a delight. In a city of fast-food, diners, and donuts...it is refreshing to see that Denver can also have elements of Boulder country refinement.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Boulder
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have long been a fan of The Kitchen in Boulder, and this was my first visit to The Kitchen in Denver. While the food is largely the same except for the addition of a seafood bar in Denver, the space in Denver is vastly superior. It has lots of glass with a lively street outside, high ceilings and lower table density. This will definitely be one of my favorite Denver restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • supporter
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is obviously a happening restaurant! The food was very good and our service was terrific. The noise level made it hard to hear our table mates, however. Our lunch was a business meeting. Next time I'll plan to go for a relaxing and fun experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointed...
    Onceaclimber
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I'm a big fan of The Kitchen in Boulder, but this trip to the Denver location as disappointing. I was there and seated for about 7 minutes before my companion arrived, without any of the wait staff coming around with water or to take a drink order. We sat outside on a day when most people were sitting inside, and the staff seemed inconvenienced by having to go outside to take care of us. My buddy ordered the steak and fries, and asked for it medium-rare. The steak was cooked rare at best. Not even close to turning pink in the middle - it was the translucent purplish-red of uncooked meat. This shouldn't happen when a steak is sliced in the kitchen and the chef can clearly see the inside of the steak. My Bolognese was great as usual.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Kitchen's Not Just a Kitchen
    Collette1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a great meal here- the steak frite was very good, Colorado beef; the quiche was excelled and the artisan cheese was good, but was comprised of one slice of brie with a dollop of marmalade (good but not a selection of artisan cheeses). The wait staff was a little slow and shuffled to and from our table slowly. He didn't match the upscale vibe and bright white washed, glass lit interior with exposed plaster walls and large dining areas. I would return here, the vibe and food and outdoor patio aisle seating was fun and the food was what we expected, if not better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    KRCinCO
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Out of our group of four, we did not have a disappointing dish. Highly recommend the potted salmon (out of this world) as well as the quinoa main dish. Our teenager loved the Bolognese. Finally, if you are a fan of saison/farmhouse ales, you will have a great list to choose from. We will back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The pasta dish was to die for. I am searching online now looking for a way to recreate it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Business Meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was great and service was also very quick. Our food came out in less than 10 min. Great location for business lunch. Food portion was a little small but quality was amazing. Also, it's nice that they take reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Denver Gem
    TravelingMusician
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Refined cooking, amazing atheistic, attention to detail. We had the oysters for an apetizer... yes please. The hanger steak, the chicken ( fabulous), the palenta appetizer (amazing) & ribeye. All dishes were unique and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    TrickyRedcoat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I took my girlfriend to The Kitchen for her birthday. It is a really nice place to eat out. The server was able to give us great advice on food and drink and did a really good job at tending to our needs without being too intrusive into our evening. The food was amazing as well as the cocktails. Both were very well made and very well presented. Overall we had a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and i visited the Kitchen on a Saturday night, 7:30 prime time reservation. They were quite busy but we were shown immediately to a very nice table in the lower room with street views (great for people watching). The space has different seating areas, each with a bit different character, very cool. Service was prompt and professional and the wine list is cool, eclectic and quite reasonable. Both points can make or break a place for me. Never once did i wonder if my waiter was lost (which usually happens at least once) or feel like they were too busy to take care of us. The food is excellent, although the menu a little limited for picky palettes. Great experience overall and we will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, great ambiance
    NAGJ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I went out for a date night and we both agreed that it was once of the best meals we have ever had. We had a 5:30 reservation (couldn't get a later one) and were pleased to find out they had a kind of happy hour until 6. So we enjoyed a couple of great drinks and apps at a discount. The food is amazing and the ambiance is very cool! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our experience!
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I had a great experience here on Friday night. We were celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary, which I had written on our Open Table reservation. They seated us at a table by a window, catered to our every need and served us an anniversary dessert. The food was incredible. We shared a half lobster, oysters, and terrine. I had the bolognese, and my husband ate the sturgeon. Both were absolutely delicious! Overall, I loved our time here and I'm glad we chose it to celebrate together. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't Change A Thing!
    luv2bake
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Celebrated my son's thirty-first birthday here on Friday - could not have been happier! The waiter and support staff were outstanding - his wine suggestion was spot on, his timing impeccable, his demeanor quite lovely! And the food... absolutely fantastic - particularly the night's fish special! Every single morsel of food simply melted, delighted and satisfied - and we ordered a lot of food! At the end of the meal, a sinfully luscious slice of chocolate heaven was delivered and despite having not one more room for anything... we dove in and devoured it. Who could waste such an offering!? The evening was memorable in every way and we look forward to our return visit. Thank you for everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Rare Touch of Perfection
    SamchildVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I can be a picky customer. I pay close attention to food quality, presentation, ambience, service, recipe innovation and the like. Some say my standards are unreasonably high. The Kitchen exceeded all of my standards. Food was perfect in every sway (I had the ribeye -- best I have ever eaten, while Linda had the chicken). Presentation was elegant and void of gimmicks and unnatural formations. Service was precise, uncomplicated and completely responsive. Ambience was stress-relieving, inviting and comfortable. For all of these reasons, it was most enjoyable evening I have spent dining out. But the most prominent reason for my delight was how I was treated by everyone. It is the warmth and genuineness of the people that make it perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here
    Robgo84
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Small plates are intriguing and staff accommodating. Vibrant, good representative of the new dinning in Denver !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st timers
    selfproclaimedfoodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Heard great things about the Kitchen so thought we would try it out. It was our 3rd anniversary and we were looking for a fun vibrant atmosphere and good food. I would have to say that overall the experience was so so. The service was a bit inattentive, and the food lacked vibrancy. The wine list was approachable (although the server was not familiar with our selection) and the dessert list was very standard fare. We left with no urgency to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your mothers kitchen
    Lunch
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We dined as a group of three. My son had the bolognese and thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed the steak fritte with maitre de beurre, and my husband ordered the papperadelle with hen mushrooms. Both past dishes were done very well. I feel that this would be a restuarant that would not dissapoint anyone's palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, nice patio
    alibali246
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went for our anniversary and the food was excellent and imaginative. Ordered a couple things off of their "community" menu - be sure to pay attention though, not all the dishes listed there are at a discount price (in case you are looking for a deal). Overall, the service was pretty good though we had to go inside to ask if we had a server (think she did not know we were out there) - the server I asked though, immediately helped us and then filled in the person who was covering that area. Other than that, all of the staff were very professional, attentive, and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    DAVE
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It had been awhile since I had been here but nothing had slipped! Food and Service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate