Tivoli & Lee
Tivoli & Lee

Tivoli & Lee

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tivoliandlee.com/
  • Phone: 5049620909x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Happy Hour 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday; 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Woodham
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a separate private dining room perfect for cocktail parties, seated dinners and other receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Grace Duplantier (504) 962-0900x7118
  • Special Events: Whiskey Dinner Series (monthly)
    Monday Service Industry Specials
    Daily Happy Hour from 4pm - 6pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lee Circle
  • Public Transit: St. Charles Avenue streetcar stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking!
    Street parking available.
    Parking lot loated at the Corner of St. Charles Ave and St. Joseph Street.
A word from Tivoli & Lee
A Modern Take on Southern Cuisine…

Chef Marcus Woodham's menu focuses on simple preparations of southern-inspired favorites severed as shareable, small plates, the food is friendly, approachable and full of flavor.

A comfortable spot for dinner for two or a fun place for a group of friends to meet, Tivoli & Lee has the neighborhood feel of a great bar with the best of regional dining.
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Tivoli & Lee reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (12)special occasion (7)great for brunch (7)good for groups (7)romantic (6)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)scenic view (5)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Solid experience but empty
    BillyS
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had heard there were good drinks so I suggested to a group of friends that we check it out during restaurant week. When we walked in at 8pm on a Friday it was completely empty and the rest of my crew looked at me as if to say, something must be wrong with this place... Despite being empty the service was only okay - the waitress was super friendly and made good recommendations but she was not particularly attentive. Food was on point and we all left feeling satisfied but not too full. Overall I would recommend T&L to diners who have hit up most of New Orleans big spots and are looking for something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Sunday brunch
    MrsJones
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed our Sunday Brunch table for 2. The Elvis French toast was amazing and the grits were the best we've ever had! Unlimited mimosas for $10 was a great deal too! We can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clean, eclectic architecture
    Bonnie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beet salad was very good, attractive. Entrees looked attractive, greens over cooked and couch on patties were bland and not seasoned.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    First time going here. Went for the Coolinary New Orleans menu and ended up ordering from the full menu because it looked so good! My friend and I both got the braised rabbit and it was DE-licious! The banana bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream was also very good. We went on a Monday night at 6PM and there was only one other table seated so I can't speak to the noise level or accurately rate the service compared to a busy night, but the staff was very nice and courteous and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I enjoyed my food. The pimento cheese appetizer was great. My mother-in-law had the Poke Salad--delish!! However, the service was terribly slow and inattentive. Also, the acoustics are horrible in there; I could barely hear my dinner mates. They need to put in some sound-absorbing materials and turn the music down.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great surprise
    Topshelfboozeguy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was amazed to find a reservation for 6 people at 8:30 six hours prior to needing them. The staff was superb as was the food. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tivoli and Lee review by KC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We decided to do the 10 Booziest Brunches in NOLA, this is our 2nd, and they knocked it out of the park! Dining in or outside was great! The bottomless mimosas, food, service, valet parking were outstanding. I would go back in a heartbeat! We loved the ambiance, we could hear ourselves, our server, Adam was fantastique! I would go back just for the grits!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    LiquidateNOLA
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Tried twice to cocktails off the menu and was told they didn't have all the ingredients to make them. Two of us ordered the special omelette of the day. I don't recall what exactly except that it was supposed to have turkey in it. When it came to the table we noticed it was lacking one key ingredient - The Turkey! I let our server know and she said she would would tell the kitchen. She server returned 10 min later and handed me a plate of sliced deli turkey! I guess I was expecting the kitchen to make me a new omelette - not have me make my own!! By this time our eggs were cold and we decided to pass on the eating the rest of the cold eggs and deli meat!!! Very Disappointing!!!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice little find
    LGDman
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was decent enough. We parked a block away on St. Charles and walked past some senior housing with elders sitting out front, a couple in wheelchairs, but passable. The food options were good for an early evening gathering, not too heavy, mostly noveau food style with not too large portions.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad timing
    CfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We picked T&L for brunch before departing NOLA following a short weekend vacation. Waited 15 minutes for drinks before having to ask for them again and did not receive our food for 50 minutes. Service was terrible on this day. Our waiter said they had an unexpected crowd but there were several tables empty during our visit. Some of the food we received was also under cooked. Maybe it was just a bad day, but it was a really bad day. The menu is creative, but that was all I liked about my recent visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The ham hock was outstanding. I would definitely return back to this restaurant and recommend it to friends. The staff was very friendly, and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected
    Hungry
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Unexpectedly delicious! Wonderful pork hock. Great menu, definitely reccomend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Impressive
    FarmFresh
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were very pleasantly surprised with the unique fresh selections and the chef's creativity. Every course was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and very satisfying. The service was excellent. We definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Tivoli & Lee reviews archive.
  • Thanks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were there with a large family group for Tulane graduation celebration and the service we received was excellent! Everyone enjoyed the food and the build your own bloody mary bar - thanks for a fun time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere is great, Food is OK
    SadDay
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The displeasure started when there was shrimp in our Boudin balls. Not only is this not common in Boudin and why we ordered them, but it is also not on the menu. Luckily my boyfriend just doesn't like shrimp, and wasn't allergic! Next, the short ribs (supposedly cooked for 24 hours) with the fat not rendered off - there were large chunks of it in every bite. The "root vegetable" that came with the meal was still very woody and inedible, the Chef should have tried them before sending them out. The Sweet Team Glazed Yard Bird was good, but hard to eat with the fact that the plate itself smelled like wet dog. Apparently the "Dirty Spaetzle" (a play on dirty rice) was made with straight chicken livers...and not high quality ones at that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just not that good
    navykat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The servicers were polite and attentive, but the food was not very good. My boyfriend ordered the classic breakfast from the brunch menu and not only were the poached eggs tiny, they served the heal of the bread, and burned the bacon. I had the catch of the day which had a really yummy crab topping, but the $26 fish was small and tasted like old catfish. We tried the tots of the day, which were supposed to be veg for my vegetarian friend, but at least one was stuffed with ham, and the dip was gross. Overall the ambience was nice, and the view of Lee Circle was great, but every bit of the food was expensive and disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terribly Disappointing.
    amango19VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We booked this last minute for an Easter Brunch. That should have been our first clue that this place wasn't great - open reservations on Easter. We arrived early and our table was ready, probably because there were several tables empty. We sat down and were told our waitress would be with us soon. She came from what I assume was the kitchen 5-7 minutes later. We ordered bottomless mimosas for $10 which was the only redeeming part of the lunch and their tots of the day. We didn't get our appetizers of 40 minutes after we ordered and didn't get our food until almost an hour and 45 minutes after we sat. Food was terrible except for the tots, but they were $10 for 7 tots. Yikes. Don't go here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Cfam
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I was definitely less than impressed with Tivoli and Lee. We decided to eat Easter Sunday brunch there, and ended up waiting over an hour for our food. The service was fairly comedic, with our drink and food orders having repeated errors, to the point where we had to ask for parts of our meal that never made it to the table. To top it off, we were given incorrect change by our server, and were forced to track her down prior to leaving. On the plus side, the food was tasty once it finally arrived, even if the menu was fairly simple. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and the servers were at least pleasant. Overall, I would recommend skipping Tivoli and Lee. The good food and ambience were let down by the poor service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, Not Impressed
    trulybottomless
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went to Tivoli & Lee for an Easter Brunch this past Sunday - the menu looked promising and we were very excited that they offered both bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's. While the food lived up to expectations, the service was far less impressive. No one in my party at any point during the meal was able to get a refill on our supposedly bottomless mimosas in fewer than two requests to our waitress. In the end, our waitress ended up charging us for individual drinks instead of the bottomless cost outlined on the menu. I would have preferred the restaurant not even offer a bottomless special if they did not intend to serve it to their customers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Whiskey Dinner!
    NOLAGIOIA
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Another hit out of the park for Tivoli and Lee with the April Whiskey Dinner. The food was creative, abundant, and wonderful. And Kimberly Patton-Bragg could not have been more gracious in coming to the table to explain her cocktails and share her recipes. In fact, my husband has already made a batch of IPA simple syrup!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Superstar...
    ooshaboom
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I came to sit at the bar of noted mixologist, Kim Patton-Bragg. I wound up being equally impressed with the food, here, too! Don't miss the beet salad, the fried eggplant, the pickled shrimp, or the smoked ham hocks! All divine. Also, don't miss the chance to have a cocktail or two from Miss KPB, or, better yet, sip a flight of whiskey,, and let her drive. Just outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    mathmom
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I loved this find! It is at the end of the business district crossing to the Garden district. The trolley runs right past the restaurant. I had a huge meal of ham hocks and macaroni and cheese. The barbecue sauce on the ham hocks was made with watermelon. The mac & cheese was creamy. I had homemade ice cream for dessert. The drink of the day was a daiquiri which was yummy! This place is truly worth the stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed the reatarant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We really enjoyed the reatarant. We ordered appetizer and some main courses, then all shared them. Good drink menu as well. The gnocchi was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Cajun Cuisine
    Rose
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My friends and I were in town attending a conference. This place had good yelp reviews so we tried it out. We were able to sample and share several appetizers, salads, and main entrees and they were all delicious! It does tend to get noisy since it is not a very large place. And water service can be a bit better, but the waitstaff was very knowledgeable and even the chef came by our table to see how we were doing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice twist on Southern fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My colleague and I brought a visitor here for a weeknight dinner. The menu is eclectic and offers interesting variations on traditional Southern staples (fried okra is served with black bean hummus, for example). I had a great specialty cocktail and my companions were happy with the beer selection. My only complaint is that the service was a bit slow, even by New Orleans standards. We waited a very long time for our drinks although the bar didn't appear to be very busy, and while our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu she had to be reminded to bring some of the items we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mardi Gras - Bourbon Paired Menu
    lsu76
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Great meal. Second time we have attended a bourbon event here. SIx course meal with roots in Mardi Gras towns and countries like Mamou, Brazil, New Orleans, etc. Fried Boudin balls with bourbon jello shot on a spoon as first course. Crawfish with gnoggi and a shot of bourbon and a miller pony. Lamb with jasmine rice. Desert was the home run. $65.00 a person. 6 shots of Bulleit Bourbon with an accompanying cocktail. Was a great meal and time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was pleasantly surprised
    BWoods
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at our experience at Tivoli & Lee. The food was outstanding, as well as the service. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I made the reservation after another restaurant cancelled our reservation. Tivoli & Lee was easy to find and we arrived about 10 minutes early. We were seated right away. Angela took our drink orders after explaining some of the options. The drinks were great and unusual. Angela then returned and described the dinner specials and answered our questions about the menu. When the appetizer of special tots arrived we devoured them. Delicious. We ordered wine an then our entrees arrived. Both were generously portioned and delicious. We sadly couldn't take advantage of desserts as we were filled from the previous courses. We would both highly recommend Tivoli & Lee and Angela.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Excellent brunch. The pigs feet, though I expected them to be salty, were delicately prepared and superb. Service was friendly and efficient and a lovely room. Located inside the Modern Hotel.At Lee Circle, excellent proximity to WWII and art museums.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Modern take on creole
    Rocko
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The food was good, but I found myself convincing my dining partner that it was good. I really enjoyed the beets and duck, and the crab gnocchi was good as well. The papardelle pasta dish, however, didn't work for either of us. Our waitress was great and attentive, and recommended some wine. Overall, our experience was a good one, but I found myself wishing that the dishes made more sense in their descriptions on the menu, perhaps assigning some flavor keywords rather than just ingredients. I would go back again, but I'm not sure I would recommend it to my friends who might be visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dining
    Robin
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We visit often to this neighborhood and planned to try this restaurant. We were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    This was our first time dining here and definitely will not be our last! Service was great, drinks came out really fast, we were not rushed at all, valet parking was a bonus. The appetizers were particularly delicious (deviled eggs, pimento cheese, and fried okra) and beautifully prepared. We love the fact that the restaurant uses locally sourced produce and meats. Our only complaint (and this is a pet peeve that I find with a lot of restaurants) is that the entrees were overly salted. Three of us had the gulf fish and one had the pork dish and all of us agreed that the dishes were too salty. They were good, but would have been so much better if the chef had a lighter hand with the salt shaker. We will give it another try for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tater Tot Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Tivoli and Lee has been on my list to try for a few months now...but honestly, that space has turned out several restaurants over the last few years so I wasn't so enthusiastic about trying a new restaurant in the same spot. I did finally make it there and was so completely estatic about the menu, taste and food display that I immediately recommended it to all of my local foodies. The menu is interesting and the presentation is very nice....but the quality of food is what I was most impressed by. It is certainly a gem and one that should be given a try...it will become your new favorite - it is mine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dazed and Confused
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    I don't know if their A team took the day off to watch the Saints game but it seemed like no one had ever waited a table before. Ordered unlimited bloody Mary's and was only able to get one because of the bad service. Was also told that you could add shrimp and bacon to it but the buffet was empty, they didn't even have tomato juice. We asked for water multiple times and it never came to the table, finally we just asked for a caraf. A party of 9 next to us was very upset as well, it took them over 30min to get their bill even after they asked the waiter for it. Staff was not in uniform, they had a guy, most likely from the kitchen in a hooded sweatshirt bussing tables. Seriously dissapointed!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peace & Quiet in New Orleans
    Nancy
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We had a perfect meal at Tivoli and Lee. Free valet parking started things on a happy note. The entire staff was welcoming and helpful. Our server was great...really knew the menu and paced the meal perfectly. Best gnocchi I have ever had. Wonderful clam and potato soup to start. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • General Lee Would Love It
    Wally
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Wonderful dining experience. Beautiful restaurant, new chef, creative food and excellent service. Small menu but very creative.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for lunch
    LenV
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Nice place for lunch, not too far a walk from the Convention Center. Food was tasty and service good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surroundings need a bit of help!
    KC63
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Food was good but rather small brunch menu. They were out of specialty; pigs feet, so bit disappointed. For a nice hotel, restaurant in need of sprucing up, just rather cold, austere, doesn't match up with lobby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but missing patrons!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    We went here recently for my mother's 60th birthday. We had passed by it often and finally decided to give it a try. The food and the service were great, though for the majority of our meal we were the only patrons in the entire restaurant! Hopefully they can attract more of a crowd because it was a pleasant experience overall.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quietly doing everything right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Enjoyed a fantastic lunch here recenty ... The food was terrific and service outstanding. The only curious thing was that we were the only diners there for a Friday lunch. I imagine the dinner crowd is more robust - and I certainly hope so, because the restaurant is absolutely fantastic. This place deserves to succeed, and hopefully the word will get out about how good it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet