The Pink Door
The Pink Door

The Pink Door

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepinkdoor.net/
  • Phone: 2064433241x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Steve Smirstik
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Thank you for choosing The Pink Door. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.

    IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUR CABARET & ENTERTAINMENT!

    Our “Trapeze Show” is a misnomer. Our amazing athletic aerialists go up in the air 1 time per hour for a 4 minute presentation. It’s not really a show, but it is awe inspiring.

    Our Lounge seating, live music & cabaret is on a first come first served basis (Tuesday - Saturday). No Reservations available.

    RESERVATIONS DO NOT INCLUDE OUR SATURDAY NIGHT CABARET.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stewart & Virginia
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Pay Lot: The Pike Place Public Market Parking Garage - 1531 Western Ave - w/ easy access to the Market!
    Street parking is free after 8:00 p.m. M-F. Free on Sundays!
    Many Private Pay Lots nearby.

A word from The Pink Door
IF NO "RESERVATIONS" ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUESTED TIME... PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY FOR RESERVATIONS IN OUR INSIDE DINING ROOM. WE ALSO ACCEPT WALK-IN TABLE SEATING FOR OUR LOUNGE & DECK WHERE WE OFFER OUR FULL MENU!

The Pink Door is an independently owned (never cloned, never genetically modified) restaurant that has been quietly dedicated to fresh & local Italian food since 1981. Its seafood & produce driven menu has been the central theme throughout its wildly popular domain in Seattle's Pike Place Market.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Pink Door reviews from OpenTable diners
403 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (273)scenic view (242)romantic (213)special occasion (210)fit for foodies (193)neighborhood gem (166)great for lunch (113)hot spot (89)notable wine list (87)good for groups (63)late-night find (53)great for brunch (32)vibrant bar scene (28)kid-friendly (20)Show More
  • One of the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Pink Door is one of my favorite Seattle restaurants. Although its menu is not particularly large, the dishes that they do have are executed wonderfully and always keep me coming back for more! The ambiance of the restaurant is quite charming and elegant. The outdoor seating area is perfect for warm summer nights. I'll be back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty In Pink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The Pink Door is such a gem for the Pikes Market area. The food is excellent, the staff are very friendly and professional, the energy is always positive. The outside seating is always the best, with the view it creates an "outdoor Parisian cafe" experience. Can't go wrong with The Pink Door!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST PATIO IN THE CITY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Love love love this patio! The food is wonderful too and we come often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    GordlooVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went here on a recommendation from a friend.What a find! From the outside you don't expect much but wow!Great patio views,wonderful food and a terrific server.Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit with Texans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Recommended by friends who formerly lived in Seattle - were not disappointed. Good food, great service and healthy pour. Enjoyed the entertainment also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised.
    RoyK
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife made us reservations while we were in Seattle. After looking at the website I was a little hesitant and even suggested we try something else. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the overall theme of the restaurant and the cuisine was surprisingly appetizing and well presented. This is a great find in Seattle and will complement anyone's dinning itinerary while in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Pink Door did not disappoint, once again. And we always have high expectations when we go there. It is the best summer deck dining experience in the city, in my opinion. Thank you and keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the decoration, and the service makes the experience even better. A must In seattle !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent- went there for my Birthday with my family. We all thought it was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Vegetarian Pasta Options
    Lynndy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I am a gluten-free vegetarian. Therefore, I appreciate that Pink Door offers gluten-free pasta. Even so, there was only one vegetarian pasta dish offered with mushrooms which I dislike so I ordered something else when I looked forward to having pasta. It would be nice to have had a second choice. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the beautiful view, good service and quality food. I just wanted pasta instead of the panini that had a tasty filling but made with Udi's bread.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Pink Door Wows!
    fireftr007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Sure enough, just as the website says you will not find a sign saying you've arrived at the right place, just a pink door in an alley. Cutting to the quick, excellent service, a noisy, boisterous atmosphere full of energy - exactly what one would expect at a good Italian restaurant. The food was superb, my wife having oven baked lasagna and crab risotto fort myself. Our appetizer was bruschetta but not an ordinary one at that. Thick sliced heirloom tomatoes, sweet and full of flavor on garlicky sliced ciabatta (I think) drizzled with olive oil and fresh chopped basil. The lasagna was delicious, the risotto cooked perfectly. The only complaint was the corn and grape tomatoes in the risotto were so sweet as to detract from the crab. Poor me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist trap
    BamaMex
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had read several very positive reviews of Pink Door. I would just call it average. Not a good restaurant by Seattle standards.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent food, skillful service even for a large group. Too many tempting choices -- it was hard to make a decision.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an evening on the deck
    ItaliandreamerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The day started gloomy but by evening it was perfect – the sun came out and our experience could not have been any finer than it was on the deck at the Pink Door. Our waitress Elyse was amazing – great sense of humor but never intrusive; always on top of our needs. And we indulged in super food – the tuna carpaccio was a standout; our entrees of scallops, lamb and the pasta of the day were excellent; and everything was rounded out by delightful wines and desserts. Thank you, Pink Door, for giving three long-time friends who explored Italy together 12 years ago an evening that transported us back to that fantastic trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Italian Fare
    BaNaNaBoy69
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This Pink Door was recommended by a friend whom has dined here before. We were on our way back home to Vancouver, BC from a Portland, OR road trip and made a pitstop in Seattle for lunch. The restaurant is located on Post Alley in the Pike Place Market area, similar to Granville Island in Vancouver. It also has outdoor patio seating. I had the Vegetable Lasagna while my girlfriend had the Seafood Spaghetti. The food is decent with moderate portions, not the typical Amercan, obesity-inducing, super-sized portions like one usually sees in the States. This place seems like it would be more popular with the tourists than with the locals. It's a casual atmosphere serving Italian appies, pasta, one pizza, meat and seafood entrees. It was okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very good restaurant
    Lollipop
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very disappointed with the meals. Smallest portion of vegetables I have ever received, and they were cold and pickled. Served flat beer but was given the last dregs of the barrel free. Lamb was very salty although well cooked. My wife's chicken meal was OK. Would not recommend this place. My poorest meal of the holiday. Only gave two stars because my wife's meal was ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A great hidden gem! The outdoor seating has an enjoyable view of the water. The food and service were great. I have recommended The Pink Door to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic
    Haroldski8797
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I'll keep it simple, I'll go there every time I go to Seattle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Chrisopher
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    hard to find, no sign just a pink door but worth the effort. Eat outside if you can, great view of harbor. Great meal and service at moderate prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I want to go back
    willoh
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went to the Pink Door for our anniversary. We always save up for a nice restaurant for that night. This place was perfect. I cant remember having better Italian food. Unfortunately we couldn't afford dessert and still give a good tip so we skipped dessert. The service was wonderful. I literally savored every bite of my food. I couldn't have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Pink Door: A Seattle Secret
    corpen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Having a reservation for Saturday's lunch saved us from a long wait as this place is very popular. The service was efficient and friendly. The food was awesome. Best New York steak I have ever had. It was tender and cooked to perfection. We have friends coming to visit, and the Pink Door will be on our places to visit list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining in Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    While the Pink Door is right in the middle of the crowded tourist area, once you go through that pink door, the rest of the world melts away. We had a delightful dinner on the back porch, with a partial view of the bay. We enjoyed a great Barolo and some wonderful food in a terrific atmosphere. What's not to love about that. The service was stellar, and the weather was wonderful. It was a great night in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing establishment
    PatrickUSF
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This place has the cheekiest cocktails and most fabulous dungeness crab risotto to say the least. Will I have to dine here again, YES!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation request not respected
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I made a reservation over 3 weeks in advance for a Wednesday night and requested to be seated outside on the patio. The day of, I confirmed that I wanted to be seated outside and when we showed up at 7:48 for our 7:45 reservation, the hostess said she had already marked us as "no show" and given away our table. We were placed in the back of the dining room so we could not see the patio or even the band. This was extremely disappointing since it was my birthday and I had made reservations so far in advance. Besides the hostess, overall the food was great, the server was attentive, and we appreciated the real candles.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decades of excellence
    Seattlediner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Pink Door continues to be one of my favorite Seattle restaurants. The patio setting is unmatched and the classic Italian menu consistently tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great view of bay
    vhinpghVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Be aware that there is no actual sign on the door -- just a pink door in Post Alley, so find it by the address. Our waitress was wonderful. She made good suggestions and we tried several different items, all of which were delicious. The bruschetta and caprese appetizers were excellent and included large slices of the best tomatoes we have ever eaten (the bruschetta did not have diced tomatoes, but sliced) flavored gently with herbs to bring out the natural taste. As mains, three of us had the lasagne, the cioppino, and the Pappardelle Al Ragù Bolognese and each was delicious and delicate with robust but not over-powering flavors. I would come back tomorrow if I weren't trying to experience more of the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Pink Door
    Bonmyster
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Found this restaurant a few years ago and have always wanted to return. This latest dining experience was every bit as good as the first time. We were well taken care of and the food was outstanding. Can't think of a single bad thing to say.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique dining experience
    FrenchFoodFan
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyable time for a special occasion. A bit loud and small/cramped inside so know what you're getting into... Otherwise the live entertainment was unique and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Weekend Vacation
    Linda
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Pink Door. The food was absolutely awesome and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was extremely cordial and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this restaurant and consider it a must when visiting Seattle. My son'e pasta was excellent as was my dinner. The Hotel 1000 highly recommended this restaurant and we totally agree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good at Reasonable Prices
    gcminVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is very good but not great food, but given the quantities (huge appetizers) and prices it is well worth a trip. The food is fresh, and somewhat creative - the olive oil with the bread, for example, is noteworthy. We shared a grilled calamari appetizer and it was the highlight of the meal. The pasta fruiti de mari, by contrast was relatively bland despite the description. The wine list is broad and reasonable, and has several half bottles, always a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Market Fresh
    Loohoo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I always think that it is a great sign when it is difficult to get a reserv. This palace was great all of the food was fresh (like it had been purchased from pikes market). It was beautifully prepared. I had the NY strip steak and my husband had the crab risotto, both outstanding. We started with the heirloom tomato salad it was the best. Can't say enough good about it! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Satruday Lunch
    Nonsense
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was at Pike Place Market doing some shopping and decided that Pink Door sounded good for lunch. On a Saturday in August with the cruise ships in town... well, the neighborhood was quite busy. On a whim, I made a reservation for one at 11:30 when they open. Good choice. The entire deck and bar filled up within minutes. Service was prompt and friendly. I ordered the scallops. Typically, a scallop entree is a rather small serving, but I left with a "to go" box. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the carrot sauce was to die for. I wanted to lick my plate. The server was kind enough to check with the chef for the exact ingredients of the carrot sauce so I can try to replicate at home. The green bean salad was fresh & satisfying
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New to Seattle
    cathy600
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a great restaurant, the food, wine and atmosphere was all that we wanted and more. Our first trip to Seattle tells us that we will be back. The staff too cannot go unmentioned, honestly friendly and enjoying their jobs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love Pink Door
    TeejaySea
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My son and I had a great lunch on a warm, sunny Friday. Our server (wish I'd remembered his name) was very attentive, helpful with menu items and the wine selection. Just the right amount of checking back, seeing that we were doing well, really pleasant. The food is so nice and fresh and served hot and quickly. We did not have to wait for a thing, or remind for more water, etc. Appreciated the ice bucket with the wine, so many places don't do that anymore. Spot-on service, gorgeous view, yummy menu, best place in town to take friends and out-of-towners for a memorable Seattle dining experience. I will keep coming back !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always dependable!
    happiness
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    we brought a friend from Nepal to enjoy the market area and of course had to eat on pink door's deck - the most perfect restaurant seating in downtown. superb service, excellent food, fabulous views. it did indeed impress our friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle Find
    marietVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Wonderful food in a fun atmosphere. Everything we tried was fabulous and service impeccable. We sat inside and were perfectly satisfied but would like to go back and try the outside seating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must Stop
    Justine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Just went to visit Seattle and my girlfriend took me here for lunch. Our table was not ready but it worked out perfect had a great time sitting at the bar with the very fun and friendly bartender. Had a great spot for lunch with an amazing view. Service was out standing food was delicious. Then went back to sit at bar and got to chat and meet some locals.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ovverated
    NKOED
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Overall, the dining experience fell far from expectations due to all the hype surrounding The Pink Door. The paglia e fieno was simple and tasty but the smoked ahi tuna carpaccio was bland and underseasoned with a terrible presentation. I also had, quite frankly, one of the worst cocktails I have ever had. The indoor decor and ambience was great but the outdoor scene was a tacky and low end mish-mash. There are better options available, especially for $50.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vashonbarb
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I love bringing people to the Pink Door. The server was perfect and the food was great. Its been one of my favorite restaurants for 25 years. Just a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrBoring
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The location is so special. Not only is it in a vibrant part of Seattle, but the "secret" entrance adds to the draw. The food is fantastic and the staff were very attentive and great at giving personally based food and drink suggestions. The late night entertainemnt really adds to the special feel of the Pink Door. Friday nights are better for music and cool 1960's tunes. Saturday night has the burlisque show that is unique. I preferred the Friday music, but both shows were well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.