Palm Restaurant - Boston
Palm Restaurant - Boston

Palm Restaurant - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepalm.com/boston
  • Phone: 6178679292
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Served Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Dinner Served Moday and Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday -Friday: 3:00PM -11:00PM
    Saturday, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sunday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Karen Mitchell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Special Events: There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: High St. and Oliver St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Palm Restaurant - Boston
For over 87 years The Palm Restaurant has been renowned for its USDA Prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, family recipe Italian entrées, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Located in the lobby of One International Place, The Palm"s new Boston location offers seating for more than 300 patrons, extensive private dining options and a beautiful outdoor dining deck overlooking the Greenway.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Palm Restaurant - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)great for outdoor dining (72)good for groups (57)notable wine list (55)fit for foodies (50)great for lunch (43)romantic (37)scenic view (25)vibrant bar scene (25)neighborhood gem (24)hot spot (22)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Kitty
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dined on Saturday 9/27/2014 and everything was Excellent. Joseph our waiter was EXCELLENT - had great recommendations and the food, incredible. The filet mignon just melted and the martini was very very good. Thank you to The Palm for making our Saturday evening spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palm Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Apps beef carpaccio, fried calamari, stuffed clams, & "Gigi" salad. The carpaccio was still frozen, the stuffed clams were not little necks but count necks. Calamari good & salad was best app of all; no serving spoons provided to serve the salad nor was a spoon provided for the dressing on the side. Requested server hold putting in main courses but main courses arrived without a delay. Table not cleared of appetizer dishes & crumbs prior to the main course. We didn't feel that fine dining experience we expected.The filet mignon ordered medium rare. Edges dry, & center had no flavor or juices. Veal bland. Waited for lemon slices. Swordfish NOT edible-dry & flavorless.The lamb the only good entrée of the night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dry lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I ordered the lobster salad. Was on a business lunch-couldn't complain. The lobster was very dry and mealy. Not fresh. Must have sat in the cooler a few days. Aweful! Service and ambiance were good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak were overcooked
    svo2004
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    3 out of 5 steaks that we ordered were overcookeed...ordered medium-rare...got medium...didn't send mine back only because we were late for our after diner plans
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch, but not my favorite
    BTBOSVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I just don't find my meals at the Palm to be "great". They are good, but not great. And the bar is just too small for the size restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a find
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We went for a Birthday celebration and enjoyed the liveliness of the crowd as well as the food and the personnel. We had a case of our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and will now enjoy the leftovers for at least 2 additional meals each. The food and atmosphere were excellent. I would highly recommend for a special occasion or for a group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for power lunch!
    Brit
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Palm in Downtown Boston is a great place for people watching, hobnobbing with professionals in the downtown Boston scene, and an enjoyable lunch. The burgers were fabulous, wine list is extensive and the service was excellent. It is the place to go when you want to linger and possibly consider a second glass of wine. The Palm has a private room for business lunches which also works very well. The decor is attractive but not intimidating. It has an ambience of comfortable elegance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    When you factor in: location, price, service and quality nothing beats the new addition that The Palm brings to the Financial District. It has been a staple in my arsenal of go-to places when a last minute, "where should we eat is tossed out to the group." On the other hand, when deciding whether to go to the Back-Bay for a steak or the Palm, convenience usually wins with The Palm. Favorites: Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops, Bone-In Rib Eye, Bone-In Filet for meats. In terms of Seafood - the oysters are always outstanding. The swordfish steak is always cooked to perfection and is never dry. For those that would never thing so, the Veal and Chicken Parmigiana (I know it is a steakhouse) are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SHOCKED
    micleo78
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was very good by Boston standards, However I was SHOCKED when I receuved the bill the waiter failed to tell us that a 9 oz, glass of cabernet that he recommended by the way was $35.50 and a glass of chardonnay was $25.50. $60.00 for 2 glasses of wine, seriously. ?.... he should have recommended a bottle. This COMPLETELY ruined my dining experience. I am not a novice diner I get Boston or other metro city pricing but come on. I did not bring it up to management as it was a birthday celebration a did not want to make a scene. I do plan on calling out the management out on this. Driving up the tab is not acceptable in my book. Consumer's don't mind paying for a dining experience but DO NOT want to be taken advantage of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night at The Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Decided to try the "new" Palm because I remember loving the Palm in Back Bay. I must say they have done a great job with the new space, high ceilings are a plus, the artwork, marble, wood floors & finishes, all very beautiful. The food was as I remembered, large juicy steaks, creamed spinach a must, the sin city martini was amazing. Steaks were cooked perfectly, my carrot cake was outstanding. I must say the service was lacking. Needed to ask another waiter for a steak knife, and my husband prolly touched the wine bottle 7 times. Our server, (with the Mohawk mind you), was often too busy laughing & speaking incoherently with other guests, very unprofessional. I like the new location and we will be back and ask for the little italian man.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were celebrating my sons 27 th birthday. My husband and I drove up from cape cod and met my son there. Never been to this restaurant before, the staff made it a very pleasurable experience. Food was excellent and the waitress was very good and made us feel so relaxed and she was very knowledgable with the menu. Sitting out side was the topping on the cake, LOVED it!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistant.
    ARTIEG
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 28 year anniversary. We had a terrific dinner and our waiter was the best. Ask for Leonardo if ever you plan to dine at the Palm Restaurant in Boston. We cannot wait to go back. I plan to entertain my clients there. They have a great lunch menu and also private dining rooms if need be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Loved that there was pasta and seafood also! Bartender was very friendly..food was delicious..loved the shrimp franchise app. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a terrible experience on Sunday night. 4 out of 5 entrees and sides came out and waited 45 minutes for Lobster to arrive and when it did it was RAW. Hardly saw our waiter. Had to flag down another waiter to refill water glasses. Unless the dinner was free, I would not go back here. Very expensive and got better service at Friendly's.
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  • Not anywhere near palm Las Vegas
    rllv
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service sucked crab cakes cold in center and does not come near palm in Las Vegas for a good steakhouse
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always the best
    Shassi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Even on Labor Day weekend The Palm was at its best. Service is always first class and the meal never disappoints. As usual, Ruth rises to the top as the best server in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, Service & Ambiance
    dinealot
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Whenever we go out for a special occasion the Palm is our destination. The Ambiance and Service are excellent but most of all the menu selections and food are also tasty and excellent. We went this week for Dine Out Boston and got great food for $38 a person. Filet was tender and cooked to exact temperature. Salad, side and dessert that were included in prices were regular portions and we didn't leave Hungry. Our meal was properly paced and we were not rushed through dinner. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    cars0153VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our server Stephanie is the best! Attentive and caring for the customer. The lobster special was great! This restaurant deserves more attention than given with all the steakhouses around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1ST TIME VISIT NOT THE LAST
    DivingDiva
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had a good friend in from Seattle and have been wanting to come try the restaurant for lunch. IT DID not disappoint. The decor is spectacular, the entire staff was super friendly and helpful. The food was very yummy and we only got chopped salad with steak and the Cobb salad. I was quite full after that lunch. Well worth the $$$. Will definitely use this as a go to for days I need something special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Mellow
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Again, absolutely terrific! Lobster special is amazing! You must try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Linda
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First time visit to Palm Restaurant. My husband and I were celebrating a 29th anniversary. We were there early in the week so it was a quiet night with a few larger groups. The noise level was fine...it was enjoyable to have a dinner and conversation which is not always easy at many restaurants. The service was excellent. Leonardo was our server and he was attentive and very professional. He presented us with an Anniversary card signed by the staff which was a thoughtful touch. We sat outdoors on a perfect night..it was very relaxing. The food was excellent. Had an amazing steak garnished with lobster meat..yum. Our beverages, meal and dessert were outstanding. We will definitely return and I would recommend Palm restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    jennabird
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I had the filet special topped with lobster. The filet was good but the lobster was bone dry and disgusting. They forgot one of our sides and the desert was nothing special. Service was also incredibly slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    Yumintum
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food...amazing. The service...great. The ambiance...perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past reviews
    BobGee47
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had read past reviews and found them ALL without merit. It was obvious that these people don't eat out much. Our server ( Sacco ) was spot on with the whole meal. He was knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The dinner came out hot and great. I would recommend this place to anyone. It was not the quietest place to eat but not really loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!!
    1HappyCustomer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Waitress was awesome! Very on point with service. (I'm a server) Very friendly. Busser needs to smile more. He wasn't very friendly. I smiled a couple times, he didn't smile back. Great food!!! Need a little more variety on appetizers though to much seafood. (I don't eat seafood) I will definitely be visiting again. Thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Returned to the Palm tonight to enjoy a wonderful meal! Fantastic food-crab cakes and filet mignon cooked to perfection and the BEST chocolate cake around to top it all off! Not to mention the manager Brian-the consummate host-along with VERY attentive staff! Thanks Leonardo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    WAG4404VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have been coming here for years because menu suits us and all guests we bring, even our vegetarian daughter! We are partial to the veal dishes but the steaks are great and the lobsters are fabulous. Love the Gigi and Monday night salads.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not as great as I'd hoped
    LaPage
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    For being an upscale restaurant, the food was just mediocre. Would rather dine at Ruths Chris or Capital Grille for steak. However, the service was top notch. Our waiter might be one of the only draws for going back there over one of the other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what can you say? It's the Palm?
    linderluu
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    awesome. went there for restaurant week (now called Dine out Boston) and was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lobstergalVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We always enjoy dining at this restaurant. The staff is most attentive to special requests and the food never disappointing. Take advantage of the August lobster dinner for 837 Club members. It is delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Mellow
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fabulous food! Wonderful service! Great ambience! Lobster special is amazing! What more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've been to the Palm 4 or 5 times since it has opened in Boston. I always have a great meal and experience. Love the dounts for desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not busy rest week food blah.
    tntricho
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Not what I expect when I go to Palm. 1st time/last time at the Boston location. Too bad, they have a outside eating area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belated Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went to celebrate a belated birthday and had the three pound lobster plus the large filet. They were kind enough to split them so we had an excellent surf and turf. Staff is very accommodating and ready to please. Food is always top notch. They even signed a birthday card and presented it at the end of the meal. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Summer in the City
    Dot1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Four of us had dinner on the patio and we couldn't have been more fortunate with the weather on this past Saturday night. Had a gift certificate, that The Palm Restaurant donated to the Big Sister's of Massachusetts, so kudos to them for giving back to our community, Had a great dinner with friends got to look out at the nearby Boston Skyline
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    better background music, not the jazzy teen noise you play, more like a sports bar. Pavarotti and co. or some classical would suit your classy scene better does it have to cost so much ? Love your room, the scene , the location, especially the window booths keep out the riff raff that do not wear collars
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good service and good food. Nice up-scale restaurant and good location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not to Palm standards
    Hot4OKC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I love the Palm; however, my steak was a little overcooked and yet not hot when it got to my table. That could have been the waiter given that he was not frequently coming around. I typically get better service at the Palm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service mediocre food
    foodie77
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was warm, service was horrible, GM is cold, no welcoming feeling. We waited 15 for a breadbasket where only about 6 tables were being serviced. The GM was unresponsive to my email of feedback. The food was mediocre. The potatoes gratain for example was chopped potates drowned in cream and no flavor oversalted. Drinks are small and boring at $14. The steak was overcooked and we were told it would 20 min for a new one. The best steaks in Boston are at Abe & Louise's. The Caesar salad was salty and lettuce had red pieces and wilted pieces. Definitely not worth $260 on a meal for 2. Menus were dirty. Glasses broken and dirty. Horrible experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner...nice outside porch
    RSBDiner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    As always, the Palm knows how to serve a GREAT steak...along with good wine and excellent sides. Additionally, sat outside and it was an excellent change of pace for dining. I'll be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate