The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)
The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theprimerib.com/
  • Phone: 4105391804x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: James Minarik
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Prime Rib offers prix fixe menus for parties of 10 or more, $75+ per person. Private and semi-private dining is available for 20 - 90 guests for your private, corporate or social event. We will also be happy to design a custom menu for your special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Brad Black 4105391804x
  • Entertainment: Baby Grand Piano every night, with Bass and Saxophone on Fridays. Piano and Bass On Saturdays.
  • Special Events: We offer a "Special 1/2 Price Wine List" every Sunday! Always in good taste, The Prime Rib GIFT CARD. Order your gift card at 410.539.1804 or online @ www.theprimerib.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Chase Street
  • Public Transit: MTA 64 and 61
    Light Rail - Cultural Center Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet after 5:00pm. The Prime Rib is located in the Horizon House building at 1101 N. Calvert St., at the corner of Calvert and Chase St. The entrance to the restaurant is on the Chase St. side of the building.
A word from The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)
The Prime Rib is an American steakhouse reminiscent of a 1940's Supper Club. Live music every night! Complimentary valet parking.

Special Events: Always in good taste, The Prime Rib gift card is available in any denomination. Order online at www.theprimerib.com
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The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) reviews from OpenTable diners
262 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (221)romantic (182)notable wine list (93)fit for foodies (81)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (31)hot spot (22)good for groups (19)late-night find (12)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A Baltimore Treasure
    amydpp
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A great restaurant that is a Baltimore institution and with great reason. It is the prefect space with sumptuous food and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time
    dhope
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We go every year for a family celebration and it never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I didn't feel that the quality of the food was justified by the price. In fact, it's as if the same person has been cooking in that restaurant for 75+ years. For example, I ordered steamed spinach....and it was ONLY that. No lemon, no salt, no garlic. Nothing. The majority of the food was quite bland and uneventful. I did enjoy the crab cakes, which had very little breading and ALL crab, but I suspect that is simply due to the restaurants location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    FoodieJim
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Prime Rib possesses a rare commodity these days - superb consistency. TPR is the same year after year: outstanding food, excellent service, great jazz, romantic and sophisticated atmosphere - a little bit of Manhattan in downtown Baltimore. It is a throwback to a more civil and elegant time. I am sorry to see the requirement that men wear a suit jacket or blazer after 5pm is no longer enforced. Men sitting around in T-shirts detracts from the overall ambiance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still The Best
    ParticularVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    No matter how many times when I return to Baltimore and I want a fine dining experience that I renew my acquaintance with the rime Iib, I am never disappointed. Rarely is the word "superlative" appropriate for a dining establishment that is close to its fiftieth anniversary but it is in the case of the Prime Rib. Thankfully, very little has changed in the first fifty years, and I am pleased to have dined there when it opened and throughout its history.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meeting Spot
    BakerFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    There was a mix of couples and Business people this was a pick by a client and a great one for entertaining clients. Definitely one for future trips to the area, All food was well prepared and plated appetizer to entree. The service staff was attentive and polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The prime rib
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    When we first walked in I felt very judged, but I'm used to looks so I ignored it. It was our first time there and the waiter did not seem to care either way. I just felt uncomfortable most of the night. The food was excellent and prices were not bad. I had more of a pleasurable experience at Ruth Chris and Fogo De Choa. I ordered the cheesecake for dessert and asked if they can do something special since it was our anniversary and it ended up being complimentary which was nice. My only suggestion would be to be a bit more welcoming. I will recommend this place .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My time at the Prime Rib Baltimore
    Dmac
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was my first time dining at the Prime Rib (Baltimore) for My girlfriend and I's one year anniversary. When we arrived we received free valet parking and once inside were greeted very quickly. The restaurant is nice inside and there were some musicians playing some nice music. Our food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. My only complaint is maybe the seating could be a little more spaced out, We were sat in the middle of the floor and waiters kept having to squeeze through in very tight spaces, so my gf and I were gettin buttcheeks on our shoulders every couple of minutes. Other than that I had a great time!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Bit Disappointing
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have dined here many times in the past and always came away pleased. This time was different. The waiter seemed preoccupied and didn't really pay attention. I ordered an old fashioned straight up and got it on the rocks. When my wife was speaking to him he turned and walked away in mid sentence. We ordered the filet and lobster tail. The filets were cooked to order but the lobster tails looked as if they were from a crayfish. Desserts and coffee were up to their usual good standards, but for what you pay here, the service should be better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mt. Vernon great eatery
    travelandeatVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A wonderful Mt. Vernon find .The prime rib was cooked perfectly and the addition of freshly grated horseradish was pleasant. We have been in the area for 5 weeks, and so far this is our favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    MSFAVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Five people, five great meals. Our server, Nathan was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best "Fine Dining" in Baltimore
    Tyler
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I celebrated out 7-year anniversary this past Saturday night (our 3rd visit to the restaurant). When you first walk in, the host is extremely welcoming, and the staff at the bar is more than ready to start you off with a delicious cocktail. Although my wife and I have our "go-to" selections, Chuck, our waiter did recommend the Shrimp Cocktail appetizer (awesome), and the creamed corn side (outstanding). She had the small Prime Rib, and I had the Crab Cakes. My wife swears the PR is the best she has ever had and the crab cakes are the best I have ever had (raised on the Eastern Shore of MD). The ambiance of the dining area, the oustanding professionalism of the waitstaff, IMHO, makes PR the best "Fine Dining" spot in B-more.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always, wonderful service and food. A great place to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always very nice
    Patt
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazingly not super busy. Server Zack, professional and attentive. Food very good as usual. Still do not like the closeness of some of the tables. Diners next to us with very little "squeeze in" room for seating. Had to protect my food as they became seated. Not cheap but worth it. Will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    the atmosphere, food and wait staff were perfect. we had a very relaxing meal and the musical group added a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Everything.
    Jasonrebeccadate
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The best NY Strip that I have every had. I have been to every steak house in the greater Baltimore area. My lady friend and I sat at a cozy secluded table with the most comfortable chairs that I have sat in. The service was impecable. Our waiter, Nathan was on top of everything. Pricey , but you definetly left feeling pampered. The piano player was a perfect touch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful :)
    Perfect
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Perfect birthday dinner - cocktails are amazing, service outstanding, jazz pianist, great food .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PHENOMENAL!!!
    luvsushi2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our first visit to Prime Rib and we were very excited to be dining as we had never reserved far enough in advance several times before to be able to visit. We frequent a few steak houses on a pretty normal basis, but we have to admit that these were the best steaks we have ever had at any restaurant!!! We had the Filet AuPoivre and the dry aged Strip. Perfection without a doubt!! The signature potato skins were delicious as well as the rest of our meal and the desserts!! Our server Warren was awesome as well as the entire staff at PR. The added touch of the live piano music was the icing on the cake! We will definitely be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious meal
    ParmaFoodies
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was excellent! Great service, great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prime Rib
    TIRider
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Prime Rib provided an outstanding evening of dining. The food was excellent and the service wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ronald
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints! The oysters were fabulous and the entrees superb as usual! Service continues in the fine PR tradition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DELIGHTFUL
    ginna
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    John the Bar Manger is outstanding, no matter how long between visits, he always remembers what you order and is cheerful and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best.
    MSFAVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    When I travel, I always compare the NY Strip to the PRs. So far no better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent venue. While not really a downside to the experience, there were two minor irritants: while the address is listed as Calvert Street, the entrance and signage is on the cross street and away from the intersection; second, there was no one at the valet station in front of the entrance; by way of explanation, we were told the valet was in the garage that evening, and the maitre d' quickly resolved the matter by taking the keys.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everyone was fantastic and it made my anniversary with my wife a wonderful experience. Our server, Warren, was excellent. I cannot wait until the next time to come back with my brother and his wife
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston instead
    HL00
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was rather quiet for a steakhouse, greeter was very warm. Menu felt very worn, stuck to the book, was poorly bound. Asked if we "needed the wine list" as opposed to just giving it to us. Extremely cramped. Filet mignon was excellent, though presentation was lackluster; tiny side salad didn't look very clean. Bread was excellent, waiter was unprofessional for this restaurant caliber; misserved dish; key lime cheesecake was very poorly cut and looked unappetizing--way too sweet. For about 25% more of the total cost, you might as well go to Charleston.
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  • I love this place
    QuitaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We go there every year for our anniversary dinner. It's well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good
    SKYDIVER
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was very good, and the atmosphere was excellent. However, the filet was not up to par for the price paid, and the onion rings could have been better. Overall, the Prime Rib partially lived up to its reputation, but it could have been better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Ever
    35thAnniversary
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I discovered the Prime Rib when I was searching on Google for an elegant restaurant for my 35th wedding anniversary. I was very impressed with the advertisement and how easy it was to make a reservation. The valet parking was a little bit hard to find, but was perfect when I pulled into the garage. Going up the stairs from the garage was somewhat of adventure until we walked into the restaurant. We were greeted immediately, seated promptly and served as soon as we were seated. The ambiance was just what we were looking for. The food was the best ever. To my delight, we were served with a chocolate mousse and a candle to celebrate our anniversary. I would highly recommend the Prime Rib to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    baltimorefoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Prime rib you could cut with a fork and all the food was marvelous. Really enjoyed the piano payer and Sunday half price wine was a bonus. Had the key lime pie thought I was full but it was so good I finished my pie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyDiners
    HappyDiners
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Prime Rib was a great dining experience for our Anniversary Dinner. We were lucky that it fell during Restaurant Week, so we were able to order an excellent variety of foods at a very reasonable price! The choices were good, the food was delicious, and the portions plentiful. The service was a little slow (seemed like the non-restaurant week clients may have received a bit more attention) but it was friendly and we felt not at all rushed. We had not been back to the Prime Rib for quite awhile, and will not wait that long again! We loved the food and the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • adelerobin
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I took my sister out for her birthday during Restaurant Week. It was the best thing I did. The food, service, and ambiance were fantastic. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Prime Rib is a Star
    VerneneVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This classic old restaurant in Baltimore is the best! I never fails but instead, is a stalwart gem for Baltimore and presents a culinary diamond to everyone who enters its hallowed walls. Service is synonymous with the days of yore i.e. 1950-s and earlier: Fabulously top-notch but serene. Every food item is a succulent morsel for the diner's palate. Every Marylander needs to experience this restaurant because it's a life-changing experience to remember. Yes, this is a star, in Baltimore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining at its finest
    thail
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long while. Not only was the food above n beyond delicious but the service waswonderful. Eventhough I visited during restaurant week n expected it to be a mediocre experience, we were seated immediately, received some good recommendations, and the waiter was very attentive, friendly and anticipated our every need for the mostl part. I definitely look forward to going back. It would b worth the money
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Visit
    Patricio
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Another couple, my wife and I dined on the fixed price of $30-35 for 3 course meals. We had 4 different entrees and everyone enjoyed their meal. It was a bit noisy, but we were seated on time and served promptly. It was very good overall and I think I will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The name sake dish is always good..
    live2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The prime rib steak was good as usual, but the night we were there, it was a little over done than the requested medium making it much too firm. As in the past, the presentation can be tidied up better. May be using a larger diameter plate will help.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Wrap Up
    AryzonaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We decided to go here once again before restaurant week wrapped up and this time... it was PACKED!!! In a good way!! The food was still amazing but due to the amount of people there, the service suffered a bit. Other than that... it was a great experience as always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The BIG rib steak... blue
    Beastly
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Done perfectly. One of the best steaks I've ever eaten. And steak is my favorite indulgence. Will be my first stop whenever I might get back. Might even be worth the airfare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite
    TinaMarie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Prime Rib has been our favorite restaurant for years. It's consistently excellent. Very attentive wait staff. The food is always prepared to perfection. Baltimore has lots of fantastic restaurants and we've tried many but we keep coming back to Prime Rib.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to deliver!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Prime Rib is a Baltimore icon. It takes you back in time to supper clubs with jazz playing in the back ground. Waitstaff addressing your every whim and a prime rib prepared just the way you ask. Amazing night with my lady cousins made all the more magical by our waiter Chuck's top nouch service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.