The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theshoresrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8584560600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast (Daily): 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Lunch (Monday - Saturday): 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Brunch, a la carte (Sunday) 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner (Nightly): 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Happy Hour (Monday - Friday): 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Shores Restaurant puts you and your guests at the ocean’s edge. Located along the sands of beautiful La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with fresh ingredients in a one-of-a-kind waterfront setting.

    Our culinary team will create the perfect menu to suit your event. Then, our full-service catering staff will carry out your ultimate vision to assist you in planning all the final details and finishing touches. The result - a gathering that is both delicious and breathtaking in every way.

    Plan your next special event at the Shores Restaurant today: * Rehearsal Dinner * Graduations * Showers * Milestone Birthday or Anniversary * Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
  • Private Party Contact: Amii Cambaliza 8584560600x
  • Entertainment: Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
  • Special Events: The Shores Restaurant hosts a variety of events with special menus, including seasonal holiday menus. The Shores Restaurant’s spectacular oceanfront views, exemplary service, and outstanding wine list make for a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Be sure to try the monthly Sip & Savor menu, weekday Happy Hour, Divas that Drink wine special every Wednesday, and much more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenida de la Playa
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Shores Restaurant patrons receive 2-hour parking validation.
A word from The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Welcome to beach dining – La Jolla style. Walk straight from the sand into The Shores Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fantastic ocean views, our open-air patio, a casual ambiance with warm hospitality, and a family-friendly menu meant to please any kind of taste. A big part of the California lifestyle is beach-style dining. The Shores Restaurant is a perfect example with dishes designed by award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, nightly specials, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, which run the length of the dining room and adjacent lounge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (76)romantic (32)special occasion (31)neighborhood gem (28)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (16)great for brunch (15)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Party Setting
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The view is spectacular and that makes it a great venue for out-of-town visitors and party-goers. There are enough food choices so that everyone's unique diets can be accommodated.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Visitors to San Diego
    jeanandtom
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We recently took visitors from England to The Shores and had a lovely dinner in the quiet ambiance of the dining room. It is the best place to see the sunset; the view is always amazing being right at the beach. Our dinners were good, reasonably priced and the service was very good. We will return many times, especially when we want visitors to enjoy La Jolla. It's nice that there is validated parking and lounge areas too for extended talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    For the price especially the food was outstanding, the portions were great and the quality of the food were also very good. Our waitress was swamped but she was trying very hard to give us a great food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food ok, horrible service
    Disappointed1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Maybe it was just our waitress bc everyone else seemed to be getting normal service. First they forgot to bring one of our starters, we had to wait about 10 minutes and ask twice.... Then we waited about 40 minutes for our food. Our reservation was for 7:30 and we didn't get our food until 8:45. We asked 3 different waiters for bread and eventually they brought us a little plate with 4 Peices. Everyone else got full bowls. Initially we thought we were getting this type of service bc it was "restaurant week", but people who came after us ordered off the same menu and got fine service, got bread and got their food before we did. In either case, if you don't want to be part of restaurant week, don't. No excuses for this type of service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1 Star at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was terrible, nothing tasted right. Even the watermelon salad was served with watermelon that was a few days old and nothing appeared fresh. While the service was very nice, they just couldn't get it right and we ended paying a lot of money for food that is not worthy of Dennys or Sizzler.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RESTAURANT WEEK VISIT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    MENU WAS MINIMAL, HAD TO CALL BEFORE MY SECOND VISIT DUE TO ONLY ONE DESERT OFFERED. RAMIRO SAID I COULD ORDER OFF MENU FOR DESERT. GOT THERE AND MANAGER WAS RUDE WHEN HE ASKED ME NOT TO HAVE MY "BARE LEGS ON THE CHAIR". MAHI ENTREE WAS SMALL AND VERY PLAIN WITH ONLY NOODLES AND THE FISH WITH SAUCE. THEN WHEN I ASKED TO GET A DESERT OFF THE MENU THEY TOLD ME I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE CHOICE NOT THE WHOLE LIST TO CHOOSE FROM AS RAMIRO STATED. THEN I SAID I WANTED THE MUD PIE WHICH I WAS GOING TO PAY YTHE DIFFERENCE FOR THE WAITRESS SAID SHE PULLED STRINGS TO GET IT, ONLY A $1 DIFFERENCE ANYWAY. THE MUDPIE ARRIVED AND WHEN I TRIED TO EAT IT, IT WAS FROZEN SO HARD I NEEDED A KNIFE TO CUT IT, THE CARAMEL WAS SO STICKY I HAD IT ALL OVER FIGHTING IT
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My group came during restaurant week so we got to try a variety of house specialties and I would recommend every dish we had especially the corn bisque. Also the view of La Jolla Shores was unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible Service
    AamandawSD
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    came here for a 1-year wedding anniversary & could tell it was a mistake the minute we walked in; we came from the beach side near the bar. Despite our obvious confusion about where to find the hostess stand, both manager and bartender just stared at us while we wandered around looking for the hostess. server was terrible, we sat for 10 minutes before being helped; there were 4 other tables in the restaurant, none of which she was waiting on. Waited for our meals for an hour, all the while being ignored by our server, clearly avoiding us rather than addressing us and offering another round of drinks. Just an acknowledgement of some sort would have been appropriate. Will never come here again. Shame, because the view is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dedevic44
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Lack of choice in entrees. Soup was cold. Short rib tough. Too many items I do not care for.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food and view in La Jolla
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We tried this restaurant while staying in LA Jolla and we had a wonderful dining experience. The food was great and what a view to enjoy with your meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service is good but food is not really good. The mahi mahi with noodles has no flavor, the noodles were not drained so it became soupy. The corn bisque is not hot at all. The place is too busy and it may have affected the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sunset view, good food.
    LoveSun
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We enjoyed our special dinner at the Shores. The food was good, but the fish sounded more flavorful than it actually was. Of our 2 meals, each course for one of us was very flavorful, and the other's was a bit bland. It wouldn't take much to add a bit more flavor. The wine pairings were excellent, and the service excellent. All in all, we enjoyed the meal very much.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food, server and ambience are great
    WilmaSue
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. My husband is gluten free and he always finds something he can eat. Kelly, our server is absolutely the best. We always ask for her when we make our reservations. She knows the answers to our questions even before we arrive on what my husband can et. The food is always great too. Highly, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Chef Has Made His Mark!
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    First time back in 3-4 years....and we like the changes and upgrades. It was "dank" and old before....much nicer now. Wanted to see what former Roy's Chef Percy Oani was doing now as Exec Chef here. It certainly needed a shot in the arm....and he succeeded in doing just that! Had the Restaurant Week menu and liked it very much.....(although the lobster tail was pretty small...4...maybe 5 oz max)....but we were dining in FlavorTown from Appetizer thru Dessert! Presentation was wonderful and the service we had from Kelly was top-notch! We'll be back soon....for the view, service and the Chef's magic! - John & Beth
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful view
    Nadj2015
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The ambience is great at this beach side hotel restaurant. They even shine a spot light on the water so you can still see it after dark. Good noise level despite the obnoxious toddler seated next to us. Overall, good food and a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    CJDines
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Enjoyed the restaurant week menu with its many choices. Also did the excellent wine pairing. Our server was attentive, timely, & pleasant. You can not beat the view at The Shores. Well, maybe by the Marine Room, but the Shores is a close second.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic and Relaxed
    charlieVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Have eaten here for lunch and dinner and every time it is a relaxed meal. Lunch was recent: turkey club, crab cake sandwich, and seared salmon in broth. Sandwiches are perfect size and the salmon broth was delightful. Service is attentive and response. And who could beat the ocean view and validated parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    PLRyan
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is our second year going to The Shores for Restaurant Week and we were not disappointed. The food selections, wine and service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Location,location,location. Right on the beach and it didn't hurt we had a perfect sunset. Went for restaurant week and had great food and service. This was our first visit and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've eaten here in the past and the food and service was much better. 2 of us had the upgrade to the lobster tail and it was small and overdone. Service was slow. I doubt we will come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    WelkResort
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Perfect place for celebrating special occasions. Staff served complimentary champagne to us and another table to celebrate our anniversaries.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    First experience here was great, second experience was really lacking in service and food quality
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Out of Town Guests
    CatLover
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We took an out of town interview candidate to this restaurant to enjoy the great beach and sunset views. He enjoyed the location. We all liked our food choices (salmon, butterfish, swordfish entrees), and we also shared three dessert choices. All items were very good, and we liked the free parking under the building.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't let this one get away!
    Tish
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We're always in search of a fish restaurant that has a variety of fish (not just shell fish variations.) It's difficult to find in San Diego, be we did. A wide-range of fish types and both of ours were absolutely done to perfection: moist and flavorful and plated with style but not overboard. This was total enjoyment: drinks, food, service and the bonus was a fabulous sunset. It's a local gem and now at the top of our go-to fish list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not recommend
    yessy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The server was very nice but the water glasses were dripping with what looked like creamer. She did bring us other glasses but, they too had creamer on the side; she also apologized. We had Jambalaya, Fettuccine, and tacos. The food was pretty bland especially the Jambalaya which is suppose to be bursting with flavor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Sunday Brunch
    dsrtlvr
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Shores Restaurant has long been a favorite for Sunday Brunch. Aside from the Marine Room, I don't know of any other restaurant sitting directly on the beach with the views the Shores has to offer. Service is always very good, as is the food, and the views out the expansive windows of the beach and coastline down to the cove are fantastic. I ordered what I usually order - Chilaquiles - and they were great. I was a bit surprised at how few guests were in the dining room on a spectacular Sunday noon in August. The beach outside the windows was packed. We will definitely return!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love my shores restaurant!
    LJmom
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I love the Shores for any special occasion or just to relax by the beach . We live here but take stay vacations here at this hotel a couple of times a year.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food coupled w/ a great view!
    breakfastjunkie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We chose The Shores so that our friend from Vegas could enjoy an ocean view and we weren't disappointed. The view was great, the service was prompt and friendly, food was prepared quickly and it was delicious....we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Nice setting, beach view. Table setting nice. Food overpriced and nothing spectacular or particular or delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful location
    goodiningfan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We tend to forget this great restaurant with a million dollar view. Eight of my long time friends and I enjoyed a very good lunch, fantastic view and exceptionally friendly service. We all live several miles away and have to travel on our crowded, busy freeways to get to La Jolla, but it is worth the trip to relax and enjoy The Shores. Several of us have had dinner there after plays in the LJ Playhouse. We will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view is the only good thing.
    JAEdwards
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Extremely slow service and interior is tired. Reminded me of a cafeteria. We came for breakfast. Food was ok but I wouldn't come back. So many more places to go in the area that are way better. The only good thing about this place is the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kitchen problems
    Sammmom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We waited one hour from order to get food. The server felt bad and brought us bread and soup on the house. Like pulling teeth to get attention. Badly managed and well below what could be done at this sand side spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great View But Not Much Else
    speedywheelerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    While the view was great, the food was only fair and the service was slow.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Friendly staff, very accommodating to dietary needs. The chocolate ganache is a chocoholic's dream!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view. Poor service. Sad food
    Wanderlust
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The view is stunning but that's where the positives end. Service was so slow. We sat for 15 minutes without being greeted by wait staff. I had to ask for water at that point. Then we waited more for someone to take our drink order, which happened after 10 more minutes when we asked the hostess to send someone over. Two of us ordered fish dishes and the fish was horribly over cooked. I'd suggest checking it out for sunset cocktails but go somewhere else for dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waitress overwhelmed
    luvfrenchfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ate here once before and was quite pleased. Went Sat. nite as party of 8 and Kelly could not deal with it. Place wasn't even that crowded. Very slow and had trouble with the drink order, etc. Never asked how food was after entree was dropped off piecemeal as my wife's fish was overcooked. Very sad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friends
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Two of us came for lunch. It extended past their closing for the afternoon. However, the waiters cleared our table, we paid the check and they let us stay there and visit after all had left. That was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food very good. Price high but not unreasonable. Right on the beach. Plenty to sights to see.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch w/ friend Friday 18 July
    cjm1VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I ordered the Panko Crisp Ono w/ pacific slaw, citrus aioli, sweet bun--unfortunately the fish was overcooked; the waiter never came back to see how the food was and when the busboy cleared the plate he wasn't invested in how my meal was .... my dining partner had the Baja shrimp tacos and said they were good. I also ordered the "1/2 bottle" Edmeades Zin for $19 but was charged $22 -- I called and the bill was cheerfully adjusted.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasion lunches
    Carol
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and were seated promptly. The guest of honor and two others were a few minutes late and the waitress was very accommodating. She came over to get drink orders for those that were there. When everyone arrived and had a few minutes to chat she came and took orders. The food arrived shortly thereafter, hot and tasty. We had brought a cake which she brought in so that we could sing and then she took it away and cut it and served it. The service was excellent and they made our party a very special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.