The Living Room
The Living Room

The Living Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.livingroomboston.com/
  • Phone: 6177235101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Monday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

    Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andreas Edlbauer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: In house catering for private events, corporate, birthdays, weddings and wedding receptions. Call 617-723-5421 for more information.
  • Entertainment: Rotating DJ's Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Top 40, Street, House & requests.
  • Special Events: Matisse & Merlot Painting Parties, Monday Evening
    Team Trivia Tuesdays, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Board Game Night, Wednesdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond St.
  • Public Transit: Orange Line: Haymarket Station

    Green Line: Government Center

    Blue Line: Aquarium Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 PM until close for a fee of $20.00. Upon request, we can have valet available for large parties any evening. There is public parking at Market Place Center Garage under Faneuil Hall and Valet Parking curbside Thursday - Saturday.. $3.00 off validated parking is available at the 75 State Street Garage evenings after 6:00 PM.
A word from The Living Room
Welcome to The Living Room, Boston"s most unique scene on the waterfront.

Whether you sit in our living room, or our dining room, or our VIP lounge, you can enjoy fun, down to earth food with a twist.

Come enjoy a three-course meal in one of our lounge love seats or sample any one of our delicious appetizers in front of our big screen TV.

OpenTable reservations confirm your a table in our Dining Room. Please call to inquire about reserving a couch.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
The Living Room reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (8)special occasion (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)fit for foodies (3)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)neighborhood gem (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Brunch on the Patio
    tmboggs10
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    As the title displays, we had brunch on the patio. Overall everything was very good. I had the Chicken and Waffle while my girlfriend had the Huevos Ranchero. The only bad remark I had was that our server hardly ever came around, luckily the other servers picked up her slack by refilling our water, but that being the only bad thing I would still come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't have dinner there
    anon12345
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    the place is more of a lounge/bar. Don't have dinner there in the dining room. went there on a Friday night, and our table was the only one occupied (out of a capacity of at least 50)
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I ordered the Tuna Salad Nicoise. What was served was a few sprigs of salad greens with about 3-4 oz. of fresh tuna, 2 small spears of blue potato and a 63 degree egg deep fried. Weird and hardly a meal. Same with my companion's Caesar, a mere few leaves. These were more like pre-dinner salads. Also it took over an hour to get our food, with the waitress saying "The kitchen's been slammed tonight", and yet only 3 tables were filled (the bar was lively, though). Totally ridiculous. I came home and ate cheese and crackers. Don't come here if you're seriously hungry or want to impress your guests.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    DavidPVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am rarely let down by Open Table. But, this restaurant was an exception. It started at the door where a security guard took my bottle of water. Now, I am 52 and was not sneaking anything in, but a bottle of water on a hot, humid day. The food was mediocre. The service was terrible. They had one server working a very large dining room. It took approx. 3 hours to get out of there. I will never go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great brunch venue
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a marvelous place for brunch. Very convenient location, great food, good people to serve you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yikes!
    CanadianBacon
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was good, the smoked salmon was tasty and the steak was well cooked. The restaurant was noisy. At a certain moment, a guy started his mic check 20 feets behind our table (I even snapchatted that, it was terrible). Then he started singing some Lumineers songs in a very unrespectful way for The Lumineers. Bonus, Restrooms smelled terrible. Overall I recommend the Chef to send his CV elsewhere. He has a great future, but this restaurant don't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • worst bloody ever
    sstt1395
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was absolutely terrible. It actually seemed like it was a joke. The food was good, but the drinks were awful. My bloody mary might as well have been a small cup of tomato juice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow and overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant has a great location, but is more focused on being a bar than serving good food. My buddies and I were in Boston for the first time, and chose this place as a starting point. The service was slow, and the food was way overpriced. My friends got the burgers, and the bottom bun of the burger was soaked, and the taste was unmemorable. I ordered the steak frites, which was overcooked and under-seasoned. For drinks, appetizers and to hang out, this place is fine, but if you're looking for good food, look elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    Tony
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a great restaurant. Boston nightlife, food, service and ambience is perfect. The price is a little high but it matches with the service. Parking is the only hustle like any other place in the city. But there's a $5hr parking 5min walk away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Living room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I went to the Living room with couple of friends to catch up and I liked that they had a dining room separate from the lounge area. There was DJ mixing music after 10pm. Overall we had great experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bachelorette Party
    bachparty
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    There was a large party of us here for a bachelorette party. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. The Asparagus frites were delightful. It was a little expensive, but we had a lot of fun. I would like to try this place at night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 102 reviews are from the The Living Room reviews archive.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I reserved a table here for my birthday, it was a great atmosphere and very laid back setting with good cocktails and food! I really enjoyed it and would recommend for a laid back evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I called earlier in the week to let the restaurant know that we would be going there after an improv show for a bachelorette party. The Living Room was the perfect venue. We were put into the private party area in the back, and we were still able to enjoy the music. Our server was AMAZING. Everything was very reasonably priced, and we even ordered a few appetizers for everyone too. We kept talking the next day about how perfect the Living Room was as part of the bachelorette party. We will DEFINITELY be going back. I highly recommend this lounge!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a great time, it was my niece's 7th bday. The whole restaurant sang. Would highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was slow and inaccurate
    Diner5505VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The service was very slow for both drinks and food. There were inaccuracies in the orders and a lack of attentiveness by the waitress to see how the food was, refill water, etc.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    tinkhampVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Went there for brunch and the food was great. Chef Andreas has a great menu and the food was outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow, but otherwise AMAZING
    Stewie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I love this place! Perfect location, great prices, great food. It feels like an upscale lounge but the prices are so good, it's a great combination. The atmosphere is also great. It's perfect for either dinner or drinks (or both). My only issue with it was that our service was ridiculously slow. Like we were sitting for 15 minutes before we even got menus! But our waitress was incredibly nice and everything besides the speed was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sunday Brunch
    Dianeskate
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The menu could be a little more varied and original but overall its good, great for a larger group and prices reasonable. Good location, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dinner - New Chef
    NorthEnder
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    My family and I stopped into the Living Room before the Celtics game. Having lived in the North End for several years I had known The Living Room as a place to grab drinks but I was curious to try the food. The food blew me away. Apparently, The Living Room just hired a new Chef who used to work at several Ritz Carlton hotels. The food was incredibly delicious and the service was very professional. The portion sizes are generous and the selection is a refreshing break from the typical Italian fare you find in the North End. The Chef is very creative with the presentation of the meals. I highly recommend the lamb meatballs. I would absolutely recommend The Living Room for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not if You're in a Hurry
    NorthEndResi
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I go to the L.R. for brunch every 5-6 wk. I come back because it is convenient, usually not crowded and they take reservations (many brunch places in this area does not!). Plus the food is good (yummy steak and eggs) and the environment is nice. (couches, lots of light, a fireplace and piano, nice bar). That being said, the timeliness of the brunch needs to improve. Usually I blab away with friends so it's not that big of a deal, but most recently I noticed it took about 35 min for a simple 2 plate order. I also had to ask for more water and coffee... things I think should always be topped off. Then we languished as our plates were cleared but no bill came, once it did, another 5 mins before she came back for cards. Speed it up!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Came here based on past experiences
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    ...And we were surprised to see a change in menu. We had remembered the menu offering more food and drink options, but now it's evident that The Living Room is going for a more upscale vibe with limited menu (which is fine, but not what we had been expecting base on past experiences). They definitely take pride in the visual presentation of the food, but it's definitely pricier compared to how it used to be last year. Overall, I don't think I'll personally be frequenting this place as much, because it's more of a special-event type place and no longer as casual., but it's still a great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was excelent. Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    food was excelent. Portions not too large, which is great for me since I would rather enjoy an appetizer and a meal without feeling toooooo full........ How ever the coffee was terrible....... That was the only negative.....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Expected
    JessCrevier
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    When I came in on a Friday night and discovered that, while the bar was packed, the dining room was literally empty, I was pretty apprehensive. But what we experienced was a lovely, quiet dinner that featured creative twists on standard fare. For example, my husband's fish and chips were light and not greasy at all, and served with fried asparagus stalks instead of french fries. The decor was modern and classy, and the staff we attentive without being obtrusive and extremely accommodating of both food allergies and our tight schedule. This is definitely a location that I could spend a couple of hours at, leisurely enjoying wine and dinner. I hope that the word is spread, so that next time the dining room will be much more full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Fab!!!
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Great great service !!! Truly felt like a bday princess!!! Great drinks and even better food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    Jesso5
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I absolutely loved the food. Seriously, my mind is changed forever about Salmon. The wait staff however? They were terrible. First they kept trying to push the coat check. Ask once, if we don't want to do it, please don't follow us to our table and remind us twice it exists. We get it. It took almost ten minutes for someone to come get our drinks. She apologized profusely, but then took forever to come back with our drinks. Our meals, again, took forever to come out. We were all freezing as well, so it was a good thing we kept our coats. We didn't tell the wait staff, however, because we had already pegged them as really not caring that much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly empty, but cool decor
    KatherineVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I came for brunch, but I imagine this is more of a latenight hang out place. It was basically empty when we got to the restaurant. It has a beautiful sprawling space, and is arranged very nicely with tall tables, regular tables and couches. The food was decent, typical brunch fare. Not too great, but I was just thankful to find a brunch place on a Saturday! It was cute too, all the waitresses were in PJ bottoms for brunch. The only bad part of my whole experience was the annoyingly loud and bad music blaring from the speakers right above our table.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love The Living Room!!!
    PrincessJoy
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The Living Room was an absolute treat. I met my sister there for brunch. We are outside and enjoyed the sunny late August weather and enjoyed the view if the Christopher Columbus park. I had a delicious chicken and avocado club sandwich on a fantastic sourdough bread. It was absolutely amazing. My sister had chocolate chip pancakes with bacon. Our server was pleasant, attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. Overall, our brunch was quite pleasing. I am totally looking forward to my next trip to Boston and a meal at The Living Room.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    DavePVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    The food and service were outstanding this is a great spot, don't wait check it out. Also on Tuesday nights the bar is hopping for trivia night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Accommodating!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I love this spot. The staff is always friendly and attentive, the food is great comfort food and they kindly do separate checks with absolutely no issue. I really appreciate how helpful they are and the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrific bar
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The food was good, nice selection, but the bar scene up front is far more fun than the resturant in back. A good place to hang out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a Girls Night Out
    bostonfoodie2399
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    I went to The Living Room with two friends and we had a blast. Who wouldn't want to eat dinner on a comfy couch after a long day at work? We ordered a few appetizers including the nachos which were amazing. We also ordered the Mac & Cheese which was THE BEST dish I've ever had! You could tell that the cheese sauce was homemade and cooked to perfection. And if you go you MUST try one of their martinis. I will be going back just for their Red Sox Martini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; Service not so great
    Scott0525
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Went for Sunday Brunch on Father's Day. Had reservations right when they open at 11AM. Arrived 15 minutes early and was (politely) told to leave and come back in 15 minutes. We chose to sit outside as it was a beautiful morning. Very nice ambience; not too noisy with traffic. Took a while for a server to come to us and we received our first drinks at 11:20. Took another 30 minutes before breakfast came but it was worth the wait. The best blueberry pancakes & huevos rancheros we've had. My wife ordered a second drink but it never arrived. Hoping it was just a bad service day because the food was fantastic. I am willing to give them a second chance because of the food. We were there 90 minutes, which for breakfast is too long IMO.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun menu - Great find
    Lv2eat
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    We were looking for an early (5:30pm) dinner in the neighborhood because we had plans at 7.. Unfortunately traffic delayed us until 6- Everyone was so accomodating still- from the manager to our server to the kitchen. We had a delightful dinner and didn't feel rushed, despite the state we arrived. I would imagine if this occurred during peak time it may not have turned out as well, as this restaurant was quite filled by the time we left - but lucky us. Will def be back :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very comfortable atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    Very comfortable atmosphere and the service was good. We were a group of six and every one of us thought that food was good but too salty. We will try again based on the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $$$ TGI Friday food, SLOW service
    WingnutVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    This very busy bar had a surprisingly empty restaurant area. We had a large group (14), and despite the restaurant area being more than half empty, it took over three hours to to have a few appetizers and entrees. No one bothered with desert because it was already 10:30 by the time we had finished our entrees. We rarely saw our waitress. Drinks, even water, took forever to order and receive, much less refill. The food was TGI Fridays-type fare, but a bit pricier. It was not bad, just a lot of fried or processed, high calorie items. The bar area looked fun, active and inviting, with couches and coffe table in some spots. And the bar manager was very helpful getting a car service to pick up part of our group, because it was raining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I thought the brunch was very good and very affordable. The portions were big for the price. We also enjoyed our coffee and brunch cocktails. Our server was nice and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No one there!
    HankVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Went here for lunch recently. We were the only customers and had to hunt down the hostess who was also the waitress. Not impressed at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    On a whim we had Mother's Day brunch reservations made here - always walked by, never stopped in - now its on The List! Great food, fantastic service, all in a relaxing, well decorated setting. Step out for brunch with a loved one - there will be no regrets!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crabcakes benedict on the
    cheesepleaseVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    crabcakes benedict on the menu is always a good thing :)
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  • Better atmosphere then food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Not very impressed with the food. It was just ok, nothing that great to rave about. Drinks were very strong, cool scene, great crowd, servers and staff all very friendly. Accommodated our very large party with making a simple online reservation 5 days in advance. They had out table ready on time for it also.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic