The Margarita At Pine Creek
The Margarita At Pine Creek

The Margarita At Pine Creek

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.margaritaatpinecreek.com/
  • Phone: (719) 598-8667
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Viedt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Debbie Cartwright 7195988667
  • Entertainment: Winter Schedule: October-May; Live Music In The Lounge On Friday Evenings Starting at 7pm and Live Baroque Music In The Main Dining Room on Saturday Evenings.
    Summer Schedule: June-September; Dinner & A Movie Series on Friday Evenings on The Patio at Dark, Come Early To Get a Seat! (Pairing Classic Movies with Food, Weather Permitting) Live Music On the Sunset Patio Thursdays, 6:30 pm. Saturday Farmers Market with Live Music 9am-1pm. Live Baroque Music in the Main Dining Room Saturday Evenings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodmen
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Margarita At Pine Creek
The Margarita at Pine Creek, named for The Margarita Daisy, has been an independently-owned local restaurant for over 35 years. Known for our Comfortably Contemporary Cuisine, we feature daily changing menus emphasizing on seasonal ingredients with local products being used whenever possible. Complementing the food, we offer a full bar with specialty margarita and martini menus, our Wine List features over 75 bottles of traditional and obscure varietals. The Kitchen's eclectic approach to cooking as well as warm service and relaxing atmosphere has earned awards from both critics and the community.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Margarita At Pine Creek reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)fit for foodies (37)romantic (37)great for outdoor dining (34)neighborhood gem (33)great for lunch (24)good for groups (16)scenic view (15)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (12)late-night find (4)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Special night
    Alwayseat
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We chose this place for our 35th anniversary celebration and it didn't disappoint. The food was tremendous, service was on point and the ambience was quiet and secluded. Just what the doctor ordered. Will definitely be coming back and enjoying its menu again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    OhKay
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    So I'll start with the positives. Service was outstanding and the menu was unique. The restaurant itself was intimate but not too formal. Unfortunatley for us the negative was the food. We had received recommendations from friends and restaurant reviews all raved about the fresh and local menu selections. No doubt a lot of work was done in preparing the food, but we found that it didn't transfer to the taste. It wasn't bad, it just didn't live up to the expectations we were expecting. I'm hoping that it was just the selections available the night we wentbecause we are willing to give it another try (we've been told the clam chowder is to die for but is only available during a limited time).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodfind
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great food and excellent service with nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surpassed Expectations
    Mary
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My husband and I agreed that the food we had at Margarita was the best restaurant meal we have had since moving to Colorado Springs earlier this year. I selected the vegetarian entrée and he had the pork chop. Both exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lot of hype
    Rmwille
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I was told by someone that this was an amazing restaurant. I was not impressed. 4 choices on the menu. I got the sesame chicken salad. It was massive. The chicken had a weird mushy texture. The dressing was good though. My mom had relleno pepper dish and she maybe ate 1/4 of it and couldn't eat any more. She did not like it. Dessert came with our meal, however when we asked what was on top of the cake the server seemed to have no idea. Luckily I looked closer because I'm allergic to oats and there were oats on top. I was not able to eat my dessert.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing place!
    luv2eatHealthy
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I had never been to Margarita at Pine Creek for lunch before, only dinner, which is amazing. The lunch menu is unique, concise and even has choices for my vegetarian needs. For an extremely reasonable price, lunch includes bread (with a tasty spread in addition to butter), salad, the entree, AND the dessert of the day!! Our server was very fun and thoughtful. I have told my friends about this place and will be going again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but not intimate
    diningdivaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We love the food at The Margarita at Pine Creek, but the noise makes it a bit challenging for a romantic dinner. The tile floors and small main dining space make it hard to enjoy a quiet meal as you are able to hear everything going on around you as it reverberates off of the floor and walls. So, while we will go back on occasion due to their quality of food, due to the noise, and the price point, it is not what we would consider a top fine dining restaurant for Colorado Springs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent! Eggs Benedict delish!
    Cologurl
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Enjoyed a great brunch - super service. They were able to accommodate a late request for a 80th birthday "cake". Fun brunch spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    jbird152
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had dinner with my girlfriend and I can't think of a dining experience in recent memory that is even in the ballpark. It was great all the way around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite celebration spot!
    Susan1
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Dining at The Margarita is always a special treat and this visit was for a friend's birthday luncheon. We all had the soup and salad which came with a fabulous slice of their homemade coffee cake for dessert! Exceptionally great house dressing on the salad and the soup is always amazing but the best treat is he homemade pimento cheese spread that comes with the warm loaf of honey wheat bread! It's a splurge calorie-wise but SO worth it!!! Great views, secluded seating leads you a million miles away from the hubbub of a chain restaurant! The only slight complaint that day was the service. iced tea refills were hard to come by and time between courses and even being acknowledged after arriving were uncomfortably long. That was unusual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fresh food
    swim2
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food at the Margarita is fresh, simple and delicious. I have never had a bad meal there and especially like going for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    CivisUS
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    They have an amazing three course lunch for a very reasonable price! Only two entree options but it changes everyday and I have never not found something I didn't love! My favorite place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarGin
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We try to visit Margarita's when we're in Colorado Springs. It never fails to provide an excellent meal, and the service is always first-rate. They have a good wine list and its nicely appointed, with the tables providing an appropriate amount of privacy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and romantic setting
    Michelle
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food here is always great - I have yet to find a dish I didn't love. The service is good and the setting is so romantic with little nooks and crannies and tucked, hidden away tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Getaway Place
    diner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was great except the taped music played same thing each hour. I did say something. They did have live music on the patio for "regulars" which I took offense to (use to live closer but came back for Restaurant Week). Still a good place to getaway!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place with great people!!
    Lawman
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had a romantic date and they placed me in a cozy spot in the restaurant and were very attentive. The food was excellent everybody there made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Sunday Brunch Favorite
    demcho
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I like the atmosphere at Margarita at Pine Creek--quiet, lots of nooks and crannies inside, great outdoor dining patio. I also like the selection of benedicts on the Sunday brunch menu. On this visit I had a Cubano benedict, which was good. On a previous visit I tried the enchiladas, which were amazing. You always get a bit of coffee cake as a starter for brunch, and on this visit it was hot and fresh. Service was a little scattered this time (several different servers & sometimes disappeared for a while), but friendly and helpful, available at key times, and we didn't feel rushed at all. This is a great little local place and has its own personality. I will definitely continue dining there and recommending it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful, as always
    DinerK
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We discovered The Margarita at Pine Creek shortly after we moved here 20 years ago. Our daughter was home recently for a brief visit from overseas, and Sunday brunch was on her to-do list. Our brunch was outstanding- the atmosphere, service, and food were terrific as always, especially the coffee cake and hot cinnamon tea! One of our favorite things about the brunch is to eat on the patio, but it was a bit chilly and breezy to eat outside on the morning we were there. This is a great place for adults and older children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went for our wedding anniversary dinner for our 1st visit. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was great and helpful with wine selections. The food was wonderful. All five courses were absolutely delicious!! Wish we had come here sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    Kelli
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food here is always outstanding and today was no exception. At lunch, they have a limited menu with a couple of daily specials. One is generally vegetarian. I am not vegetarian and tend to stay away from these options but the locally sourced green chile in the vegetarian dish pulled me in. I'm so glad I ordered it as it was simply delicious! I would not hesitate to order a vegetarian dish here in the future. Their food is always so fresh and made with local and in-season vegetables. Service is always great and the setting is simply lovely. Love it, love it, love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Funky outside, delicious inside.
    Kimba
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    They have 3 ($36) and 5 ($42) course dinner specials with or without suggested 2 ($14) and 3 ($20) glass wine pairings, as well as soup, salad, entrees and desserts. The food is fresh, and locally produced/procured where possible. The staff is very friendly and efficient without being fussy. I OMG'd every bite and I highly recommend this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Showing its age
    happydiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my first visit to Margaraita at Pine Creek although I have lived her 16 years. I found out that the resturant has been there 40 years so I then understand the aged look of the building and landscape. Since it is pretty close to Fall now I would expect a lovelier curb appeal. Leaves & pinecones raked, dead flowers removed, maybe a pumpkin or two dotting the area etc. So much could be done to please the eye before the customer even enters the lovely building. The leisurely dining and effecient happy waitress were the best part of the experience. Would I return? Possibly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Luv2cycle
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Wonderful dining experience! The food is amazing!! We will always want to return for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding Brunch!
    Lizzie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We enjoyed a Sunday brunch on the patio at Margarita. The setting was absolutely beautiful. The service was excellent. The server was prompt and friendly, and other servers kept an eye on us and assisted if needed. The food was delicious, and the presentation of the food was beautiful. Everyone in our party tried something different, and we all raved about how good our food was. I would highly recommend The Margarita at Pine Creek!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in Colorado Springs
    AndyWVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have dined at The Margarita At Pine Creek since moving here in 2000. Never a bad meal, we use it for business dinners, family get togethers and just the two of us. Highly recommended, and select the 5 course meal - it's worth the extra few dollars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    JimLVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs both summer(on the patio) and winter(cozy with fireplaces). Food and service always outstanding and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Time warp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The website for this restaurant is modern and up to date, too bad the owners & chef didn't follow suit with the menu and restaurant. A dirty and dilapidated restaurant is never a good sign of what's to come from the kitchen. For lunch it was a small offering of the same items just reinvented. More like cafeteria food than an upscale restaurant. The health inspector should make a visit.
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  • Great for an anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We celebrated our 50th here. The food was excellent we had a nice quite table and the guitar music was very pleasant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great find
    jbetzwellVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great find. We came in on business and had the best meal of the trip at this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Like Old Times
    Doriecakes
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I used to go to this place when I was a secretary at the Air Force Academy. It was an adorable place then and it has still retained its charm 30 years later. I now live in California and have become accustomed to delicious, clean food. I found The Margarita to be on an equal level as the fancier restaurants here in California. So happy the place is still around. I will visit again (every time I visit my parents who still live in the city).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ceetee
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    consistently lovely over the years - took a work group this time - everyone was more than impressed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 227 reviews are from the The Margarita At Pine Creek reviews archive.
  • Fred
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My friend in Denver likes this restaurant so well, she drives to Colo. Spgs. to meet me for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colorado Springs Dinning
    Barie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by two people who live in Colorado Springs that lived in the area that we met on the road while traveling. It was located behind our hotel. There was great ambience, friendly staff and excellent food. We would go back again if we were in town. Would recommend to others going to Colorado Springs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    flashco
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was the best meal--all 5 courses-- I have had in a very, very long time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My gf and I went here for an anniversary and had an amazing time! The food was amazing, the complementing wines were delicious, and the service was upbeat and positive the entire time! We started off at one small table by the kitchen, but asked to move to a bit of a quieter spot with no problems. Overall amazing experience for a great price. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoanVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Margarita at Pine Creek is always a special, quaint place to go. Tucked away and off the road, you feel a million miles away. Good food and good service and always GUS! Thanks Patty - for creating and continuing a wonderful place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect For Date Night
    Maximillian00VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I went here for date night and loved it. The menu for dinner is a fixed 3 or 5 course meal with plenty of great choices. We had two great bottles of wine that were reasonably priced and the food and service were very good. We had the 3 course meal which excludes soup and dessert, but even then we both had plenty of food left over to take home. I wouldn't bring kids, but for a date or an adult group, it is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful as always
    eaccs
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I made my reservation through open table and indicated some food allergies. The waiter was on top of it and helped me select delicious food options that worked great for my taste. Love this restaurant and the staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant
    MonumentMom
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a delightful Sunday brunch for 4. The food was delicious, service was discrete and it was a very nice treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    Ehubrex
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I would recommend this place for the location and the atmosphere. I went there with a very dear friend for lunch on a Sunday morning and it was like a little oasis! What a gorgeous location! It was so secluded and serene. I would come back here again and again for the location alone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.