The Social Club
The Social Club

The Social Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://socialclubrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7072380158x3
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Wed-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Brunch: Sun 9:30am-2pm
    Bar: Wed-Thu 4pm-Midnight
    Bar: Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Simontacchi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Social Club offers three private dinning rooms that can accommodate parties up to twenty people. The three private rooms can also be re-configured to seat parties up to sixty people.
  • Private Party Contact: Damion Wallace 4159944912x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Washington
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a four level parking garage adjacent to the restaurant as well as street parking available.
A word from The Social Club
Social Club Restaurant & Bar brings farm to table rustic American cuisine and Artisanal cocktails to the heart of Petaluma. Join us for weekday Happy Hours, nightly dinner specials, DJ and Dancing on Saturday and Sunday brunch with live music.

At Social Club Restaurant & Bar, Executive Chef Joseph Zobel’s extensive menu includes Country Fried Chicken, Grilled Pork Chops, Prather Ranch burgers and Fresh Cod Fish n Chips. We also feature a full bar with 50 bottled craft beers, single malt whiskeys, scotches and bourbons, along with a wine list perfect for pairing with our dishes.

Additionally, we offer different areas to accommodate groups of all sizes for private and semi-private special events. Please visit our website for more information, call or make your reservations online, then come by Social Club Restaurant & Bar tonight for a warm atmosphere and casual dining experience that you won’t soon forget.
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The Social Club reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.4
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
57% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)special occasion (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Mrs
    appleVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Made an open table reservation for 7p.m. on Oct. 1st. Restaurant was closed with a notice of suspension taped to the door. the message via telephone was that they would reopen Oct 1st. A bit embarrassing as we had guests from England, but we had a lovely dinner at Grafiti.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant was closed!
    vegdiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We successfully made reservations at OpenTable only to find the restaurant was closed when we arrived for dinner. Looks like they lost their liquor license or something along those lines. There was a note posted on the window when we arrived. We were disappointed that OpenTable didn't know about this and allowed us to make this reservation on a Saturday night. We had company in town and luckily we were able to get in for dinner at Speak Easy. We have eaten at Social Club many times in the past and have always enjoyed our food and service. Sorry to see them closed. Might be a temporary closure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Closed and no contact
    Avenger888
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Saying that we had a bad experience dining at The Social Club would be misleading. We never ate there because when we arrived at the restaurant it was closed due to suspension of their alcohol license. They never called to inform us so we were left to scramble for dinner (we had out of town guests) on a Saturday evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New find
    relb
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved the steak tartare, beignets, chicken wings. Very impressed w/ the food. Service was good, as well. Bit noisy, but nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sad
    superduperVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sad to say but things have gone downhill here lately. The place used to be packed but now it's always easy to get a table. The food had, to date, stood up, but this most recent visit was pretty disappointing - pale, hard, crispy tomatoes in a caprese salad at the height of tomato season... a beautiful piece of artic char way overcooked with uninteresting undercooked potatoes for $28... inattentive service in a half empty restaurant. Might be done with Social Club for awhile.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere Great .....
    GreagleGirl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service - not so much. When we entered the restaurant we thought the ambience was great but all wondered where the staff was? We waited to be noticed for about 5 minutes before we were greeted. It was another five after being seated before we saw our waitress....whom was pretty much MIA for the entire night. We waited about fifteen minutes for wine and then had to ask her to come over and take our orders (once she came out of the back) about another 15 minutes later. This was the theme for the night. Two of us had fish and chips (soggy as if it sat too long), mac and cheese was very good, caprese salad was very good, the rest was unremarkable. It's too bad because we liked the place but won't return as the service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family dinner together
    MJweekly
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful time with family. Food was fantastic.Shrimp were huge and cooked perfect. Char delicious. Burger was delicious as well as the chicken. The wide variety selections for all palates. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining with fire pits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Perfect setting on a Friday night. We sat outside by one of the fire pits. Great service and the Fish and Chips were only $12 on Friday. Moved into the bar for a little people watching after dinner. Good looking crowd with more women than men.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for outdoor Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Brunch is not expensive here and on a nice day you can sit outside. The patio was nice for our large group with large picnic tables. Food came out quick and the bloody marry and mimosa were just right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 131 reviews are from the The Social Club reviews archive.
  • Once is More than Enough
    Pasquinade
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant was not busy, so we were seated quickly outside with menus. Nutshell: long waits between service for mediocre food. 15min for waitress to get our order/acknowledge our presence. We ordered veggie scramble, oatmeal, and 2 eggs any style. 30 minutes to get breakfast (began to think they forgot our order. 45min. to bring a spoon requested at very beginning (one didn't even come with oatmeal, had to re-request). Milk in coffee and glass of milk were spoilt - 20min. to get replacement. Twice we got up and went inside to get service from the bartender because waitress couldn't be found. 20min to get bill, 10mins to get change. 11:30am-1:30pm service...we were not planning on a leisurely day of waiting for service at our table.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere, great music. Totally enjoyed our dining experience and definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mostly Good Food w/Service Issues
    SonomaLass
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had quite a few dishes among our party of four, ranging from outstanding to poor. The poor dish was the braised chard, which was overly salty and had an off taste; we sent it back and it was taken off the bill. The best dishes were the savory beignets and the fried chicken, and the seasonal vegetables, which were perfectly cooked. The service was fair; our waitress was intermittently attentive, seemingly more interested in selling additional cocktails than seeing if food was satisfactory. Also, she listed specials for us and then returned to inform us that one would only be available after 7 (we dined at 6:15), which was annoying. She also told us after we ordered espresso that they had only decaf.
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  • Horrible service
    MadAboutFood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waiter acted as though he was too good to work there. Other than taking our order, the only other time we saw him was when he brought the check ... he spent all of his time hanging around the bar watching baseball. The bus boy did all the work (well, brought a cold coffee refill). The food was tasty but 3 out of 6 plates were cold, we received uncooked biscuits (2 not 4 as told to us by our waiter), only one refill on coffee and we had one carafe if water that never got refilled. This was my third and last time eating at this establishment. They are in dire need of a wait staff makeover! If you do still decide to eat here, DO NOT let the stocky bald guy wait on you, trust me.
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  • Major faux pas in serving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Major faux pas in serving $ 99 bottle of Pinot Noir that was cold (not room temperature). Even worse when our server tried to say it was within normal range and was certainly not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't return
    JenSonomaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went with a friend for happy hour - we both enjoy good wine and interesting/inventive appetizers (vs. bar grub). The Social Club did not offer either. We ordered off the happy hour menu plus the dinner menu. However, could not order happy hour drinks "because we weren't sitting at the bar" - we wanted a table. The parmesan/rosemary french fries that were served in a cone were dripping with grease - so much so that grease blobs dripped onto our table and the waiter had to come by and clean off all the grease. Very unappetizing. Fried pickles cooked in same oil as fish...tasting fishy. Baked oysters - no taste. The trout crudo that was good, as was the flank steak small plate. The wines by the glass were "fair". Would not go back.
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  • Service was very slow. Service
    GlenVu2VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service was very slow. Service in the past was much better. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food/noisy venue
    ShaShaVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was great; the server was average, with no personality and it was very noisy. I would try it again for brunch or outdoor dining, as the food was terrific. The two things that I had (kale salad and vegetable stew) were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Petaluma restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We had a delicious meal of salmon and chicken, both items perfectly cooked. The waiter was attentive and informative and the food fantastic. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess issues
    appleVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We've dined at Social Club on 7 occasions. All but one time brought guests. Food is very good and wait staff informed and welcoming. The hostess leaves much to be desired. We have never arrived without a reservation. Most recent difficulty on a Tuesday night I requested a booth for our party of four.. Was told they were reserved. O.K. We were seated. During our drinks, appetizer, entrée and dessert, no one was seated in the booths. I asked the hostess about this and she said they had downsized. Her attitude was snippy to say the least. I know a pleasant reception sets the tone for a nice evening. Please make your hostess aware of our complaint. The restaurant was not at all busy and we could have been accommodated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different, but good
    Oompaloompah
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We planned a romantic dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant has a great location - easy parking in the garage next door. It was crowded, but they found a nice table for us. The music was louder than we expected. It seemed to be more of a bar scene than romantic restaurant, although lots of people were at the tables in addition to the bar. Our waiter appeared exhausted, and he explained he had been working there already for more than 8 hours continuously. He was dressed in a t-shirt. And, while he was polite and did all that a waiter should do, his obvious exhaustion and dressed-down look took away from the dining experience. Also, back to the music. The entire time we were there they played most of Saturday Night Fever. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine late
    DSand
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our first choice was out then the waitress didn't come back for a while for our next selection so we didn't get it until our dinner arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change the phone woman.
    Heart
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    When they called to confirm the reservation, I was read the Rules, and it was done with attitude, very cold. Being it was our first time that we were going there, we almost cancelled . Upon arriving everyone was nice, friendly, and helpful. The food was very good and the service very casual but friendly. The music just added to an already noisy room. Go for the food and the friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Social Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    If you want a lively and load place to have dinner, this is the spot. The service was not great, but it was really busy. We had a party of four and two of us enjoyed our entree. The Little Gem Salad was very good. Two of us had the fried chicken. It was dry, and the coating lacked seasoning. I would not get it again. I would however go back and try this restaurant for brunch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!
    fredarepVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Petaluma is lucky to have this place. My only complaint is that the rock n roll is way too loud but they did turn down the volume when we asked. It looks like an old place that's been updated. Very comfortable & really great foods. Clams, great chicory salad, trout riiliet, mac n cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed this place a lot!
    Breakstop
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We enjoyed this place a lot! Actually,it was our second pick beause we could make our reservation at a another Petaluma resturant. Overall,it was very pleasant and had great music! We felt energized and positive when we left. Good job SC staff!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very happy with my experience
    Dzsazsa
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Very happy with my experience here. Food was great, my salmon was cooked to perfection and the service was friendly and attentive, nothing lacking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Food4thought
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    They do not appear to be very service oriented. They take orders and bring the food but they are friendly or personal. Food is a little over-priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK.
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went here for New Year's eve and was disappointed. Food and service were not bad, but nothing was special about it at all. The dining rooms feel somewhat cafeteria or banquet-hall ish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere
    RispartacusVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Food is great quality at a reasonable price, nightly specials and weekend live music make it a fun, hip place. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sigh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I've been to Social Club before and really liked it. But that night, everything was off. The hostess had an attitude, until she finally seemed to realize it and became more friendly. However, the friendliness seemed to extend to someone in our party who was closer to her age, since she barely gave me the time of day. She also seemed irritated that our table needed to be reset to accommodate a baby, and implied that we should have said something earlier. Our server was a gem. She was friendly, smiling and working around the baby didn't seem to phase her. This restaurant really isn't great for a larger group with an infant. Unfortunately, my food was overcooked, dry and the flavors on the plate never really came together. A disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfy and cozy
    Kklatte
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    No pretensions whatsoever. A comfortable eatery with a warm feel. The food was delicious and satisfying. My mother-in-law, who is picky, loved the food (she had the pork chop), and it's not easy to please her. The bar, situated in the middle of the restaurant, can be noisy, but we dined on a Wednesday night (1/2 off glass of wine night!) and the noise level was fine. Service was friendly and courteous. Would definitely return to!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice meal overall. Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Very nice meal overall. Friendly service. The bar was hopping on a Sunday evening with live music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch on Sunday
    GlenVu2VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We went for brunch, 4 adults and two small children. Food and service were very good. Staff were very accommodating with the children. Would recommend to friends as great option for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good, service needs work
    StroudShowHorses
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    We were a party of 4 and three of us were early to the restaurant and decided to have drinks at the bar before we were due to be seated (about an hour before our reservation). It was not busy, they had two bartenders but it was a huge wait to get service. The bartender may make good drinks (so I've heard - I ordered wine) but he seemed so disineterested in serving us, it was very frustrating. One person in our group waited almost 20 minutes to get a beer. I finally had to get the hostess involved just to get our check so we could close out and go to our table. However, the food was very good. I highly recommend the figs. They are fresh, sweet and salty with the generous chunks of crispy bacon. Everyone enjoyed their food.
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  • A very social meal
    Rustymom64VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    This was our first time at The Social Club. We dined with friends. We had a nice booth and great meal. We each ordered a different entree . The beet salad was wonderul as was the roasted salmon, pork chop and, steak. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Good - Bummer
    CorporalChesterVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The food was almost good. We were rooting for it to get better as we ate it. But it just wasn't there. The shrimp and polenta is very saucy, but whole shrimp with the heads and skin on made it difficult to eat and not get all over everything. The presentation was good, but you couldn't eat it without making a huge mess. The pulled pork looked amazing! But there was no sauce at all on the pork... none. As we ate it, we agreed that we were hoping it would get better. But it didn't. Even the mac and cheese, which is typically off the charts, needed salt and pepper. Like it was missing the gouda all together. Our waitress had a table of 10, as well. Which make the drinks flow slowly, and added a bit of frustration. Bummer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Cutie707
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The app was really yummy. We got the pork belly. Entrees were very salty but overall good. Second time I've been here and the entrees were salty. Drinks were delicious. And the service was great!
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    hot spot
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  • A Really Bad Good Experience
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    So, to keep to the main points ... the food was very good, surprisingly good. Here's the problem. When they have live music, the place is TOO LOUD to even attempt a conversation in the main room. Halfway through our meal we had to request a move to the side dining room (which by then had cleared out a little). There, it was slightly better, so we could hear each other and enjoy our entree. Go on a weeknight, without the music, then go back for the music if you like, and a drink, but dine elsewhere while the band's playin'. It was just TOO LOUD. The musician/singer were really good, that's not the problem. Dining in a bar with not thoughts for acoustics, turned a good dining experience, into a bad choice .... for many of the diners
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    This restaurant executes a great combination of homey food with an upscale twist. I ordered their roast chicken entree because the description was so appetizing. I never order chicken when I go to a restaurant because it is usually boring compared to other choices. It was excellent...juicy, not overcooked, and the sides that came with it perfectly balanced in terms of playing with acidity, saltiness & spiciness. Loved it! We will definitely come back. I can see how this restaurant may be loud & busy on a weekend night. The bar is located in the middle of the restaurant which radiates noise throughout. However, we were there mid-week and it was not an issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    I went to this restaurant because I had a coupon. Food was greats nd the waitress was super friendly. Had an heirloom tomato salad with just the right amount of balsamic. The roast chicken was great as was the salmon. How can you go wrong with a chocolate brownie for dessert. I will definitely go back and maybe bring my husband next time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate